SPORTS IN OUR LIFE

Цілі: вдосконалювати лексичні и граматичні навички; навички письма, читання и усного мовлення; розвивати мовну здогадку й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати доброзичливе ставлення до співрозмовника і позитивне ставлення до здорового способу життя.

Procedure

1.Warm-up

Do ex. 8, p. 128.

2. Reading

Jigsaw reading

Cut out and shuffle the parts of the story. Students in pairs have to sort out the cards to make the story up.

I started feeling ill on Monday evening. I had a bit of a temperature, so I took an aspirin and had an early night

When I woke up on Tuesday I felt sick and dizzy

I had some toast, but I was sick immediately, so I went back to bed. I had a fever

I was shivering one minute and sweating the next

The following morning I still didn’t feel any better, so I went down to the surgery

When I was at the doctor I explained my symptoms

He examined me and said I had the flu and a sore throat

He gave me a prescription for the sore throat and said that I should go to bed for a few days

I took the prescription to the chemist, where I got an antibiotic

It cleared up the throat very quickly

I took things easy and by the weekend I had completely recovered

3. Grammar practice

Do ex. 9, p. 130.

4. Speaking

Do ex. 10, p. 130.

5. Listening

Listen to the text and do the task.

SPORT IN BRITAIN

Sport plays a very important part in people’s lives in Britain. About 29 million people over the age of 16 regularly take part in sport or exercise. For many people sport is the main form of entertainment.

The British are one of the best in the world in different sports. Such sports events as the Final Cup, the Derby, the Boat Race are watched on television by millions of people. For example, Wimbledon is not just a tennis tournament. It means summer fashion.

The

game associated with England is cricket. It is much more than just a sport; it is symbolized a way of life. It is the national English game.

Rugby football has existed in Britain since the beginning of the 19th century, when a teacher at Rugby school, while playing football, decided it would be better to pick up the ball and run with it.

Traditionally, the favourite sports of the upper class are hunting, shooting and fishing. The most widespread form of hunting is fox-hunting.

Horse racing is a very popular sport in Britain. This sport became known as “the sport of kings” in the 17th century.

Almost every sport is played in Britain. Hockey and basketball are becoming very popular.

Answer the questions.

1. Is sport important for the British?

2. What kinds of sports are mentioned in the text?

3. When does Wimbledon take place?

4. Which game can we call the national one?

5. What is the difference between football and rugby football?

6. How do you think why horse racing was called “the sport of kings”?

6. Speaking

Useful information:

Royal Ascot Race – a four-day horse racing event held in Ascot, England each year in June. It is one of the most important racing occasions in Britain and is attended by members of the royal family. The second day of the event is Ladies’ Day and some of the women wear unusual big hats. It is popular with upper-class people.

The Ryder Cup – a golf competition between the best players in Europe and the USA, held every other year.

The Derby – the most prestigious of the English classic races and probably the most famous horse race in the world. It is held every year at Epsom Downs, England and is names after the Earl of Derby who first organized such a race in 1780.

Work in pairs

Find out the facts that you don’t know and share your knowledge with your partner.

Student 1

Student 2

You want to know when the following competitions were organized.

When were the Olympic Games organized?

– the Olympic Games

– the Derby horse race

– the Tour de France cycling race

– British football championships

You want to know when the following competitions were organized.

When was the Ryder Cup organized?

– the Ryder Cup

– the Royal Ascot Race

– the Wimbledon tennis competitions

– the first international figure skating competitions

You know that

– the Royal Ascot Race (1711)

– the Wimbledon tennis competitions (more than a century)

– the Ryder Cup (1927)

– the first international figure skating competitions (1882)

You know that

– the Derby horse race (1780)

– the Tour de France cycling race (more than a century, 1903)

– the Olympic Games (1896)

– British football championships (1872)

7. Summary

Do ex. 11, p. 131.

8. Homework

Do ex. 12, p. 131.


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