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Sports and hobbies: Activities and tasks for high school EFL teachers


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A theme-based syllabus design related to Hobbies and Sports for (senior) high school English Language Teachers (B1, B2 level)

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Sports and hobbies: Activities and tasks for high school EFL teachers

  1. 1. Theme-Based syllabus design: Sports and Hobbies Vasiliki Papaioannou Βασιλική Παπαϊωάννου (EdD, MA, BA, QTS) EFL Teacher Greek Ministry of Education
  2. 2. A series of Activities and Tasks related tohobbies and sports for senior high school EnglishLanguage Teachers (B1 – B2 intermediate level) Aims: - to review concepts and vocabulary related to different sports - To agree/disagree - To teach and practice vocabulary related to sport equipment and players - To learn vocabulary related to popular, uncommon and Olympic sports
  3. 3. (13/1/2013)How much do you know about sports?
  4. 4. Can you guess what the sport is?•…………………a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs ofplayers equipped with rackets, in which a ball is driven back and forthover a low net that divides the court in half.•……………………..a game in which two opposing teams of 11 players each defendgoals at opposite ends of a field having goal posts at each end,with points being scored chiefly by carrying the ball across the opponents goal line and by place-kicking or dropkicking the ball over the crossbar between the opponents goal posts.•…………………………….a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs ofplayers equipped with light rackets used to volley a shuttlecock* overa high net that divides the court in half.* consisting of a feathered cork head and a plastic crown.•……………….a form of football, played between two teams of 15 members each, thatdiffers from soccer in freedom to carry the ball, block with thehands and arms, and tackle, and is characterized chiefly bycontinuous action and prohibition against the use of substitute players.•……………………….to move ones feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern ofsteps, especially to the accompaniment of music.•…………………… a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achievecontrol of the body and mind, tranquility, etc.
  5. 5. Can you guess the sport? (answer key)
  6. 6. Can you think of any other sports?• Ss are divided into groups of 3-4. Their task is to write down the definitions of at least 3 (new) sports they have thought about.• Definitions are written on the board and are corrected with the help of other groups/students.• Students are encouraged to think about uncommon sports and look at some pictures (The Outsiders, B1, unit 10, p. 96, pre-reading activity)• Matching activity (following)
  7. 7. (13/1/2013) Dancing on ice! (Ice skating)
  8. 8. Dancing on ice (answer key)
  9. 9. (13/1/2013) Answer key
  10. 10. Learning about football! (Football word search)
  11. 11. Football vocabulary help (1):
  12. 12. Football crossword: (13/1/2013)
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  14. 14. -Name each sport in your native language - Are the following Olympic sports?
  15. 15. How much do you know about basketball? (Word search activity)
  16. 16. (13/1/2013)
  17. 17. A huge thanks to my students (10Ο Λύκειο Λάρισας) forconstantly inspiring me to designlesson plans and activities about different themes You can use the above resources in your classroom but please keep all copyright information and references. Thanks! Vasiliki Papaioannou (