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The following ESL resources are available for Sports:

 
 
 
Sports and leisure picture set
Set of 12 pictures showing sports and energetic leisure activities
 
 

 

Related material from other sources

 
 
 
BBC Talking sport external link icon
Weekly short listening text for students on some aspect of sport - usually a piece about a particular sports person.
 
 

 

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Vox pops: How do you feel about boxing?
 
 

 

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Two presenters discuss marathon running and explain some of the language they use.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 4 Adrenalin  Pages 32 - 35
p35 - listening - Interview with female boxer, Jane Couch.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 1 Leisure and lifestyle  Pages 8 - 9
Sports quiz: try and answer questions, listen to check results
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 4 Challenge  Page 40   Reading - personal challenges: Moonwalk
Reading about a woman who plans to raise money for charity by taking part in a power-walk.
 
Unit 5 Ritual  Pages 46 - 47  Mind games
Reading text about the rituals practised by famous sports stars before matches. Comprehension questions + vocabulary work
 
 

Speaking / listening skills books

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate book cover 

Just Listening and Speaking Upper Intermediate

Jeremy Harmer   Carol Lethaby   
 
Listening 7 - Leisure centre  Pages 20 - 21
Recorded telephone information about a leisure centre : opening times, facilities etc.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)