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Using Sports Communication in the English Classroom

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Contents
  • Resource CD Contents

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Unit 1 What is Sports Communication?

  • Activity 1 Introducing Sports Communication
  • Activity 2 Activating Prior Knowledge
    1. ‘What We Know’ Word Web
    2. Sports Idioms in Everyday English
    3. Olympic Games Crossword

Supporting materials for Unit 1

Worksheets

Unit 2 Sports Articles

  • Activity 1 Introducing Sports Articles
  • Activity 2 Identifying the Structure and Language Features of a Sports Article
  • Activity 3 Expanding Sports-related Vocabulary
  • Activity 4 Planning a Sports Article
  • Activity 5 Writing a Sports Article
  • Activity 6 Creating an Effective Title for a Sports Article

Supporting materials for Unit 2

Handouts

Worksheets

Teacher Notes

Assessment Form

Unit 3 Interviewing a Sports Personality

  • Activity 1 Identifying a Sports Personality
  • Activity 2 Setting the Task Requirements
  • Activity 3 Paraphrasing Technical Language
  • Activity 4 Paraphrasing Card Game
  • Activity 5 Preparing for an Interview
    1. Categorising Information
    2. Revising Question Forms
    3. Preparing Prompt Cards
  • Activity 6 Conducting an Interview

Supporting materials for Unit 3 

Handouts

Worksheets

Game Cards

Assessment Form

Unit 4 Survey Reports

  • Activity 1 Understanding the Process of Conducting a Survey
  • Activity 2 Trialling the Survey Questions
  • Activity 3 Planning and Conducting a Survey
    1. Describe the Background
    2. Develop a Research Question
    3. Write the Survey Questions
    4. Trial the Survey Questions
    5. Design a Questionnaire
    6. Administer the Questionnaire
  • Activity 4 Tabulating and Interpreting the Data
  • Activity 5 Reporting Survey Results
  • Activity 6 Presenting the Survey Report

Supporting materials for Unit 4

Handouts

Worksheets

Audio Tapescript

Assessment Form

Unit 5 Fan Pages

  • Activity 1 What is a Fan?
  • Activity 2 Exploring a fan Page
  • Activity 3 Profiling an Athlete
    1. Identifying the Information in a Profile
    2. Identifying the Tone of a Profile
  • Activity 4 Creating a fan Page

Supporting materials for Unit 5 

Worksheets

Assessment Form

Unit 6 Sports Product Review

  • Activity 1 Introducing the Purpose of Product Reviews
  • Activity 2 Identifying the Structure of a Product Review
  • Activity 3 The Language of Product Reviews: Complexity of Structure and Use of Technical Terms
  • Activity 4 Evaluating a Product review
  • Activity 5 The Language of Product Reviews: Being Objective
  • Activity 6 Writing a Sports Product Review

Supporting materials for Unit 6

Handouts

Worksheets

Assessment Form

Unit 7 Sports Communication Olympics

  • Activity 1 Rapid-fire Card Matching
  • Activity 2 Come on – Ask me!
  • Activity 3 What does it Mean?
  • Activity 4 What is in the Survey?
  • Activity 5 Call the Editor!
  • Activity 6 Slick Pitch
  • Activity 7 I’m Hearing You!

Supporting materials for Unit 7

Worksheets

Game Cards

Audio Tapescript

Assessment Form

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