A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
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Explaining Sports- Game and Speaking
Choose one of the sports below and explain which one you are thinking of without saying
any part of its name until your partner guesses what you are talking about.
Things you could talk about:
“Play”, “go” or “do” this sport?
Adjectives to describe watching and doing it
Equipment (including sizes, materials, etc)
Financial details (professional and/ or amateur, free or paid TV, ticket prices, pay, etc)
In Olympics or not
Locations (court/ pitch/ track, played in schools or not, etc)
Origin of name/ Meaning of name
Players (number, positions, famous ones, etc)
Popularity (past, present and future)
Your own experience and opinions
Dangers/ Possible injuries
Angling (= fishing)
Australian Rules football Ballroom dancing
Bowling (= ten pin bowling)/ Skittles
Football (= Association football = Soccer = Footie)
Futsal/ Five-a-side football
Lawn bowling/ Bowls
MMA (= mixed martial arts)
Open water swimming
Pitch and putt
Sled dog racing
Thai boxing/ Muai Thai
Tug of war
Do the same with sports not on the list above.
Work together to explain some traditional or popular sports and games in your country
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012