Subject: Sports. Extreme Sports.
Practical: to improve speaking skills by discussing different kinds of sports;
Educational: to extend Ss knowledge about extreme sports;
to increase the motivation of learning English language;
Developing: to develop Ss’ memory, creativity and attention;
to warn Ss’ about the danger of some extreme sports;
Equipment: a laptop, handouts, the multimedia projector, a video and a Power Point presentation.
I The beginning of the lesson
1 Greeting. Introducing the theme and the objectives of the lesson.
Today we are going to speak about sports, in particular, extreme kinds of sports. But first of all, let’s look at the board. There are some transcription symbols. Try to read them and while listening to the song ” You and I” fill in the words from the list on the board. After listening to the song Ss read their answers then, go to the board and write the words next to the transcription signs./Oxford heroes 2SB p. 83 /
Answer key: /klaʊdz/ / ɜːrθ/ /dɑːrkə/ / fi:l/ / ˈmaʊntnz/ / tel/
5 Clouds 3 earth 2 darker 6 fill 1 mountains 4 tell
3 Hometask assignment. Here is the puzzle and your hometask is to complete it with the words from the song.
II The main body of the lesson
4 Speaking( Group work)
- Lexical warm-up Each student gets the part of the proverb and has to say the whole proverb from the memory and find its ending among different pieces.
«The first wealth is health.»
‘’The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.’’
‘’The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition.’’
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”
“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.»
“There are no gains without pains.”
“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”
“If you can’t accept losing, you can’t win.”
- (Pair work)Ss take out the pieces of paper from’’ the magic hat’’ with the questions and answer them in turn
What’s your favourite sport? How often do you play it? Name the most famous players.
Ss give their answers using such phrases as: To my mind………..
In my opinion…………..
- Ss recite the riddles about sport which they had to prepare for their homework. Other students have to guess the kind of the sport.
And now, our next step is to put the words in the correct order in the sentences and tell the tense of the sentences. The handouts are given to the students and they write the sentences for 3 minutes and then, go to the board in turn to write them on the board.
1 every summer/surf/here/I
2 yesterday/lucy/round the island/took/her kayak
3 ride/every day/my bike/I/to school
4 next summer/in the Alps/going climbing/he’s
5 last year/sailing/we/went/in the Caribbean
6 tomorrow/is competing/Paul/at the championship
Well done, children! As we talk about sports let’s find out how brave you are.
Ss do the quiz with their partner and then, the key is read to them.
Mostly a’s: you’re really brave, but be careful. Some of these things might be dangerous!
Mostly b’s: you like doing brave things sometimes, but not too often. Maybe that’s sensible.
Mostly c’s: you like to be safe all the time. Maybe you should try something new.
7 Watching the video
People in our country do different kinds of sports and extreme sport as well.
What kinds of extreme sports do people practice in England?
Let’s find out from the video”Extreme sports”/ britishcouncil.org/
I Before watching
While watching the video, we’ll find out what attracts people to extreme sports. You will also learn about such sports as white-water rafting and parkour.
And now, let’s learn new words and phrases, which you are going to meet in the video.
Ss watch the Power Point presentation and then, drill the pronunciation of the new vocabulary.
II During watching
Ss are given time to read the questions and possible options to choose the correct answers.
1How can we call people who enjoy dangerous sports?
a)fear seekers b) adrenaline junkies c) fear junkies
2 What facility does the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham have?
- a) A specially built seven hundred meter white-water course.
b)A natural seven hundred meter white-water course.
3Why does Pas think people like dangerous sports?
a)to get close to nature b) to have an adventure c) to test themselves
4 Why is parkour popular in London?
a)Because there aren’t many extreme sports to choose from in the city.
b)Because it started in London
c)Because people in the city like keeping fit and beating fear
5 What do you need to do parkour?
a)A good pair of trainers and a parkour park.
b)A good pair of trainers and parkour equipment.
c)A good pair of trainers
6 Parkour is sometimes called:
a)free running b) city running c) free climbing
Answer key: 1 c, 2 a, 3 c, 4 c, 5 c, 6 a.
III After watching
Choose the right group for each of the words: