Unit 9
5 • Sports and society

Spirit in motion
United States Flag

Is sport the best means for integration, overcoming differences and creating equality?

Your final project

Share your opinion to the world on disabled athletes.

Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

Step 2

Post a comment to share your reaction.
Activity 3

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Discuss the brainstorming questions below.

Read the idiom of the week below. Use the picture and the note to rephrase it in your own words.

Promotional poster of the British Paralympic Team, 2016.

Integration through sports

  • athlete (n.)
  • competitor (n.)
  • physical disabilities (n.)
  • supporter (n.)
  • team (n.)

  • fair play
  • hard work (exp.)
  • overcome obstacles (exp.)
  • team spirit (exp.)
  • bravery / courage (n.)
  • determination (n.)
  • performance (n.)
  • achieve / accomplish (v.)

  • archery /ˈɑːrtʃərɪ/ (n.)
  • indoor rowing (n.)
  • powerlifting (n.)
  • road cycling (n.)
  • sitting volleyball (n.)
  • wheelchair basketball (n.)
  • wheelchair football (n.)
  • wheelchair rugby (n.)

  • emblem (n.)
  • national anthem /ˈænθəm/ (n.)
  • Oympic Games (n.)
  • opening ceremony (n.)
  • paralympics /ˌpærəˈlɪmpɪks/ (n.)
  • be present at / attend (v.)
  • hold a competition (v.)

  • field of play (n.)
  • football field / pitch (n.)
  • home country (n.)
  • pool (n.)
  • (in a) stadium (n.)
  • track (n.)

  • eloquent /ˈɛləkwənt/ (adj.)
  • deliver a speech (v.)
  • denounce (v.)
  • spokesperson (n.)
  • strive for /ˈstraɪv/ (v.)
  • struggle / fight for (v.)
  • support ≠ oppose sth (v.)
  • be involved (v.)
Integration through sports


  • disabled /dɪˈsɛɪbəld/ (adj.) / disable (v.)
  • inspiring /ɪnˈspaɪərɪŋ/ (adj.)
  • paraplegic (adj.)
  • proud / fierce look (exp.)
  • competition / sporting event (n.)
  • Paralympic athletes /ˈæθˌliːt/ (n.)
  • posthetic /ˌprɒsˈθɛtɪk/ leg (n.)
  • wheelchair (n.)

Step 3

Choose the next cover of a magazine.
Activity 4
Activity 5

Get ready!

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Look at the
vocabulary boxes below.
a. For each box, select a title from the following list: places, competition, athletes, sports values, commitment, sports.

b. Add the words from the toolbox into the vocabulary boxes and add more words for each category.

Look at the picture.
a. Who are the characters? What strikes you?

b. Read the slogan. What do you understand?

c. What is the effect produced by this poster?

Let's learn!

Team competition!

  • Select five words from the vocabulary boxes and write a short definition.
  • Switch the definitions with your classmates and guess the words.

On your way to the task - Step 1

Podcast about the next Paralympics.
Activity 1
Activity 2

Brainstorming question

Which Paralympic athletes do you know?


Brainstorming question

Can sport help people to feel better integrated in our society?

IDIOM of the week!

To be on the home stretch

This is a reference to the part of the racing track before the finish line. When you‘re on the home stretch, you are reaching the end of a competition, a project or a long activity.

Brainstorming question

What are the Paralympic events?
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