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Unit 10
5 • Sports and society

Athletic scholarship
American flag

Are All Stars the new rock stars?



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NCAA College Football game between Louisville and Kentucky, 2017.
NCAA College Football game between Louisville and Kentucky, 2017.

Get ready!

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1
Look at the vocabulary boxes below.
a. Find a title for each box.

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b. Add the words from the toolbox in the vocabulary boxes. Find two more words for each category.

2
a. Look at the picture above. Imagine the commentary of the presenter (the game, the atmosphere, his or her reaction).

Useful vocabulary: Look at that! He appears to... He looks like... He is about to... He is on the verge of...


b. Read the caption. What do you think of the message? Is it realistic?

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3
GROUP WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.


4
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning and rephrase it.

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • break a record (exp.)
  • audience (n.)
  • college /ˈkɒlɪdʒ/ (n.)
  • shoulder /ˈʃəʊldə/ pads /
  • knee /ˈniː/ pads (n.)
  • helmet / jersey (sports shirt) (n.)
  • cheer /ˈtʃɪə/ / yell in support (v.)
  • tackle = bring to the ground (v.)

Let's learn!

The longest list

⏱️ Memorize as many words as possible from the vocabulary boxes below during three minutes. Write everything you remember.


Stadium

IDIOM of the week!


To hit a home run

To hit a home run
A home run is when the batter hits the ball so far that he or she is able to circle the bases and score. It is a much applauded performance. Can you guess the symbolical meaning?

Brainstorming question

1
Have you ever watched a US sports game?

Brainstorming question

2
Do you know any famous American athletes?

Brainstorming question

3
What do you like about them?

Sports in college

Sports in college

1
  • cheerleaders (n.)
  • coach (n.)
  • home ≠ visiting team (n.)
  • opponent /əˈpəʊnənt/ (n.)
  • referee / umpire /ˈʌmˌpaɪə/ (n.)
  • sportscaster (n.)
  • team captain (n.)

2
  • sing the national anthem (exp.)
  • crowd /ˈkraʊd/ (n.)
  • applaud /əˈplɔːd/ (v.)
  • chant (v.)
  • tailgating /ˈtεɪlˌgεɪtɪŋ/ (v.)

3
  • half time (n.)
  • homecoming (n.)
  • medal / cup / trophy /ˈtrəʊfɪ/ (n.)
  • playoff / tie-break (n.)
  • tournament (n.)
  • varsity (college team) (n.)
  • practice / train (v.)

4
  • athletics /æθˈlɛtɪks/ (n.)
  • baseball (n.)
  • basketball (n.)
  • football (n.)
  • hockey /ˈhɒkɪ/ (n.)
  • league (n.)
  • soccer (n.)

5
  • arena /əˈriːnə/ (n.)
  • bench (n.)
  • a row of seats (n.)
  • locker room (n.)
  • stadium /ˈstεɪdɪəm/ (n.)
  • university / training (n.)
  • field / court (n.)

6
  • touchdown /ˈtʌʧˌdaʊn/ (n.)
  • draw / tie (n.)
  • compete (v.)
  • dribble (v.)
  • have the lead (v.)
  • pitch / shoot (v.)
  • score (v.)

On your way to the task - Step 1


Discuss with the coach about one of your teammates.

Step 2


Write to your role model athlete.

Your final project


You are a talented high school student who is applying for a sport scholarship at the university of your choice.
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