Bend it Like Beckham

Bend it Like Beckham

There is also a book based on the film.
“‘Bend it like Beckham’ is better known as a film, but Nharinder Dhami’s book of the same name follows the film faithfully, even reproducing some of the dialogue. The materials in this kit are based on the pivotal Chapter 7 of the book, and also make reference to the film” (British Council).

Brit Lit from the British Council has excellent worksheets to work with before and after watching the film , which are free to download.


contentBy Narinder Dhami

“Jess just wants to play football but her wedding-obsessed parents have other ideas so she hides it from them. But when Jess and her friend Jules join a ladies team and get spotted by a talent scout, it all kicks off…” Read the first chapter at Google Books,


 Other resources, Teaching package – Bend it like Beckham – YAL,  can be found through

 This page was updated 2017-10-18

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