The Curious Off Side Football World Cup Quiz

The Curious Off Side Football World Cup Quiz

The Curious Off Side Football World Cup Quiz

The Curious Off Side Football World Cup Quiz – Learn English with the Football World Cup 2022

Are you a fan of football ? If you are, you are in for a real football festival, if not, you are in for 4 very tedious weeks !

Whatever your view, it is a world event with billions of viewers for every match.

Some basic facts:

  • 32 national teams which are put into 8 groups of 4 teams.
  • The 2 top teams of each group will go through to the knockout rounds (quarter finals, semi finals and the final).
  •  The final will take place with an estimated TV audience of over 3 billion.
  • Each team is allowed a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers). However, players in the final squad may be replaced due to serious injury up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team’s first match, where the replacement players do not need to be in the preliminary squad.
  • One of the favorites to win is  Brazil, and indeed Brazil and Italy have won 9 World Cup titles between them and Brazil. has won 47% of the 19 tournaments held.

But of course here at english-podcasts.com we love the off-the-wall facts and this quiz includes the crazy, unusual aspects of such a world event. So you definitely don’t need to be a football expert to get tops marks in this quiz, just use your imagination and common sense !

So are you ready for kick off ? Get your boots on and let’s get started……

You’ll certainly expand your vocabulary and learn some strange facts along the way. 

You’ll find that these questions are great for a pub quiz evening too !

The Curious Offside Football World Cup Quiz

Try this quiz with a friend, there will be plenty to discuss !

 

In keeping with the sporting theme, you can test your knowledge of sporting expressions with this quiz.

 

 

 

Could you pass the French Citizenship Test ?

Could you pass the French Citizenship Test ?

More than 100,000 people are granted French nationality every year.  This represents around 2.5% of foreigners living in the country and is well above the number in Germany (1,5 %) and Italy (2 %), but way under the UK (4,2 %) and Spain (5,2 %).

Since the Brexit referendum in 2016 many Brits living in France have applied for French nationality.

Before 2015, 386 British residents in France applied for French nationality. The year after the number rose to 1,363 and in 2018 it was 3173.

Why would they do this ? What are the benefits compared to permanent resident status ?

Well, having voting rights is a very important difference, as is the freedom to travel freely in the European Union. Other people have also mentioned being able to avoid long queues at airports and a greater sense of stability.

But it’s a long road to achieving nationality:

Firstly, getting a slot for the interview is difficult as the interviews are limited. Then you have to wait at least a year for the actual interview. In the meantime you have to gather together many financial and personal  documents getting copies and translations.

During the actual interview the documents will be scruperously checked, you’ll be asked questions about your motivation and some questions about France…. some easy, some not so easy.  

So how much do you know about France ? Enough to pass the citizenship test ? Try this quiz to find out !

Could you pass the test to gain French nationality?

These 40 questions cover just some of the possible questions in the Gaining French Nationality booklet. 

This quiz starts with the most frequently asked questions which most people could answer, and then it gets progressively more difficult with questions which people who have read the citizenship booklet should be able to answer,  and  then it finishes up with some really tricky questions that will really stump you ..... Bonne chance !!

For extra great questions, try these other fun quizzes too.

https://english-podcasts.com/where-should-you-live-in-france/

https://english-podcasts.com/25-off-the-wall-facts-about-france/

Where should you live in France?

Where should you live in France?

Where should you live in France?

Where should you live in France?

Where should you live in France? Take this quiz to see which French city you should live in.

Where should you live in France? France is a very diverse country with landscapes that range from high mountains to kilometers of beaches.

But, Where should you live in France?

See where you should be living in France with our fun quiz.

Where should you live in France?

Did you know that your personal tastes and interests reveal a lot about where you live and where you should live? Do you know France? Do you know where you should be living, if you either live in France or were to live in France? Let's find out where you should live in France with this fun quiz.

Find out more about France.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Quiz

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Quiz

What is a Platinum Jubilee ?

It’s a celebration to mark 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

She was crowned Queen in 1958 at the age of 27 and now she is 97 years old. 

Winter Sports quiz

Winter Sports quiz

Winter Sports quiz

How much do you know about winter sports?

This quiz is a perfect way to build vocabulary about snow, ice, and all things cold !

You’ll be surprised by some of the answers…. enjoy, and wrap up warm 🙂

Winter Sports Quiz

 

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

People who love planes are celebrating an aviation landmark this year with the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the supersonic plane Concorde.

 Back in March1969 Concorde took to the skies for the first time for a 29 minute flight at a speed not exceeding 480 km/h, it was able to break the sound barrier in October of the same year.

This achievement was the highlight of a long journey from the first flight recorded in 1903 by the Wright Brothers. 

Since early Greek mythology and the story of Icarus humans have always been enchanted by the idea of flight. The modern age of aviation began with the first hot air balloon designed by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783. Experiments with gliders provided the groundwork for heavier-than-air craft, and by the early-20th century, advances in engine technology and aerodynamics made controlled, powered flight possible for the first time. The modern airplane with its characteristic tail was established by 1909 and from then on the history of aircraft became tied to the development of more and more powerful engines.

So, if you think you are an Aviation Ace this quiz will test your knowledge of aviation developments and landmarks.

If you prefer to be a passenger, this quiz will test your knowledge and vocabulary of air transport.

But if you just want to have fun and learn some quirky facts, this is also the quiz for you !

When you get to the end of the quiz there is a real treat for all plane lovers.

The Aviation Top Gun Quiz

Are you an Aviation Ace ? Try this quiz to test your knowledge of all things planes, airports and luggage !
Fasten your seat belt, enjoy the ride, it's time for take off.....

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