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- The Olympic Issue
- The Ancient and The Modern Olympic Games
- Bonfire of Olympic Ads
- Sports Idioms - The Olympic Issue
- The Olympic Puzzle - The Olympic Issue
- The Olympic Issue
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 04:41 PM PDT
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 04:44 PM PDT
Reading comprehension and conversation activity
(A) Discuss the following questions in pairs or small groups:
(B)Read the text below and answer the questions that follow.
1.When were the first Olympic Games?
2.What events took place in the Ancient Olympic Games?
3.Who took part in the Ancient Olympic Games?
4.Who revived the idea of the Olympic Games?
5.When and where were the first modern Olympic Games held?
6.Who supervises the Olympic Games?
7.What is the aim of the Olympic Movement?
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 04:45 PM PDT
Video and conversation activity
1.Procter & Gamble, “Thank You, Mom – Strong”
2.Visa, “The Carpool to Rio” - featuring Team Visa Olympians
3.Nike 2016 Olympic Commercial
4.Dick’s Sporting Goods, “The Contenders”
5.Gatorade, “Never Lose the Love”
6.Kellogg’s Cereals, “What Gets You Started?”
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 04:44 PM PDT
Sports idioms originate from a specific sport such as basquetball, sailing or tennis. Over time these phrases have become part of everyday language. Their meanings may be a little different or not so literal but they still carry the original general idea.
Front runner: (from track & field) someone among those expected to win.
Get into the full swing: (from tennis) doing something with ease after some time of practice.
Get a second wind: (from sailing ) have a burst of energy after feeling tired.
Give it your best shot : (from shooting) try your hardest.
Go overboard: (from sailing) do or say more than you need to.
Hit someone below the belt: (from boxing/ martial arts) do something unfair to someone.
Jump the gun: (from track & field) start too early.
Keep one's head above water: (from swimming) try not to fall behind in work or other duties.
Keep you eye on the ball : (from baseball) be alert to events and situations around you.
Kick off: ( from soccer ) start something.
Make a splash: (from swimming) get noticed for a remarkable action or success.
Skate on thin ice: (from skating) do something risky, take a chance.
The ball is in your court: (from tennis) it’s your turn or responsibility to take action.
Throw in the towel : (from boxing) give up, abandon.
To be down to the wire: (from horse riding) be right at the end.
Touch base with someone: (from baseball) be in contact, communicate with.
Use one of the idioms above to complete the sentences. Use one each time only!
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 04:43 PM PDT
Try and complete the following crossword and test your knowledge on sports and everything Olympic.
2. For this sport you need small paddles.(2 words)
4. The number of points a competitor or team earns during a game
9. a person who trains and directs an athlete or a sports team.
11. A person who trains for and competes in a sport.
12. The official name for Track & Field.
14. The centrepiece of the Olympic games, where athletic events are held.
16. Years between Ancient Olympic Games.
19. Sport with bikes.
21. A piece of land marked out for a sports contest e.g. hockey.
22. A contest featuring five different events.
24. Team sport with a net and six players per team.
25. A team sport with eleven players per team.
1. Originally known as the International Wheelchair Games.
3. Country where Ancient Olympic Games were held.
5. A quadrangular area on which ball games are played, such as tennis or basketball.
6. Long run, typical in the Olympic games.
7. Highest prize that an athlete can get at the Olympics. (2 words)
8. To shout encouragement to a team or a player. (2 words)
10. Aquatic sport involving a ball.
13. Sport that includes walking, driving and shooting.
15. multi-discipline sport divided in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline.
17. Fastest time registered in an event.
18. An event where athletes fight with gloves.
20. A punishment imposed on a player or team for breaking the rules of a sport.
23. A result in a game in which teams have the same final score.
25. Aquatic discipline.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 04:18 PM PDT
1. kick off 2. go overboard 3. best shot 4. jumped the gun 5. a second
wind 6. down to the wire 7. skating on thin ice 8. keep my head above water. 9. throw in the towel 10. front runner 11. get into the full swing 12.touch base 13.the ball is in your court 14.keep your eyes on the ball 15.make a splash 16. hitting below the belt
The Olympic Puzzle
Across: 2. table tennis 4. sore 9. coach 11. athlete 12. athletics 14. stadium 16. four 19. cycling 21. field 22. pentathlon 24. volleyball 25. soccer
Down: 1. Paralympics 3. Greece 5. court 6. marathon 7. gold medal
8. cheer on 10. waterpolo 13. basketball 15. gymnastics 17. record
18. boxing 20. penalty 23. tie 25. swimming
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Reading, conversation and vocabulary activity
1)Find the meaning of these figures in the first 2 paragraphs: 6000 - 175 - 1/10
2) Why is respecting and safeguarding culture a matter of human rights?
3)Why is Cultural Diversity defined as a collective strength?
CONVERSATION Questions: discuss with a partner or in a small group.
B) Cultural Diversity Key Terms: Match the terms on the left to their definitions on the right.
Conversation and listening activity
Read this opinion of heaven and hell and discuss what it means to you. Do you agree / disagree with the description? Why (not)?
NPR - 3.30 minutes
“For Asians And Latinos, Stereotypes Persist In Sitcoms”
Listen to the radio segment and answer whether the statements below are TRUE or FALSE, based on the report.
1.For the critic Eric Deggans some stereotyped characters in shows on TV are insulting.
2.He regularly sees black actors playing maids, pimps or buffoons.
3.A chinese character on a comedy shows a collection of stereotypes and his heavy accent is the reason for laughs.
4.Asians and Latinos are usually unemployed, criminals or sell drugs.
5.It will take a long time to wean writers off the easy jokes provided by stereotypes of Latino and Asian characters.
6.For writers and producers, TV shows are better when the characters are not stereotyped.
Posted: 23 Jul 2016 06:01 PM PDT
Conversation and video activity
1)Can you match a few of the world's most popular foods to their country of origin?
Posted: 23 Jul 2016 06:03 PM PDT
Conversation & writing activity
Group Activity: Make a group list with all the traditions in your country that reflect your cultural identity.
Writing: Write and essay, reflecting your point of view on the topic of Cultural Diversity.