Read the movie description that appears below the movie player on the World Cup Topic Page. Then use the following prompts to encourage class discussion before, during, and after watching the movie.

Before the Movie


What do you know about the World Cup?

What is your experience as a soccer player?

What does it take to be good at soccer?


During the Movie (Pause Points)


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 1:38: How is the World Cup similar to the Olympics? How is it different?

Timecode 2:48: What is the group stage, and how does it operate?

Timecode 3:06: How is the knockout stage different from the group stage?

Timecode 3:30: How do penalty shootouts work, and when do they happen?

Timecode 4:35: What makes the rules of good sportsmanship so important to the World Cup?


After the Movie


Why do you think soccer is so popular all over the world?

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.