Talking about Sports

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The kids love this lesson.  I start by handing them a ball: large, bouncy, not hard or heavy.  And command them through the following verbs:

to throw
to catch
to hit
to kick
to run
to punch
to jump
to bounce
to dribble
to shoot
to score
to miss
to swing
to call
to foul
to pass
to ride
to skate
to ski
to tackle
to tie
to win
to lose
to race
to play
to cheat

I use my handheld white board to show things like to win/to lose.  I test them after several repetitions. What this means, whatever room we are in gets destroyed by a bouncy, happy kid and a ball 🙂 The above is fine for younger children.  For older children, we move on…

To the nouns of sports, again using the whiteboard:

ball
bat
glove
uniform
net
hoop
bench
goal
base
court
field
football
helmet
referee
racket
stick
puck
ring

Then after they understand the key vocabulary I describe the impossible-to-understand sport of baseball, again using the whiteboard and the vocabulary they just learned. I don’t expect them to understand how to play, but I want them to hear the words “hit” and “bat” in use.

Then I give them the whiteboard and have them explain to me their favorite sport using the vocabulary we just learned.

from englishwsheets.com


An extension to this lesson is reading about Sports Combinations from busyteacher.org

 

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Private English tutor for children and adults in Krasnodar, Russia.

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