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SPORTS:

BENEFITS
CARTOONS
DANGERS

(Updated on 11/10/2014)


 

BENEFITS:

 

  • Health benefits of sport
    "Whatever our age, there is good scientific evidence that being physically active can help us lead healthier lives. Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions."
    - with a video:

    "Sophie discusses how £1.24 million of Lottery investment from Sport England has helped improve the gymnastic facilities at the Europa Centre in Bexley and bring her Olympic dream to life."
    (sportengland.org)

 

  • Séquence "Health and Sports" -  à partir de Let's Step In 4ème - Niveau 4ème
    "Quiz (objectif: faire un bilan de santé du collège quant aux habitudes des collégiens en matière d’habitude alimentaire et de sport
    - fréquence, habitudes alimentaires, les «meilleurs conseils»).

    par Philippe Hattais (Ac. Lyon)
  • Yoga is best for back pain sufferers - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file) , podcast, communication activities,
    pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."

    (Breaking News English)

 

  • A Healthy Lifestyle: Exercise - Video Snapshot
    "Watch this video clip on the topic of health and exercise, and then answer the (interactive) questions based on what you see and hear."

    + Discussion Question
    (esl-lab.com)
  • IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
    "This lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film by Nuno Rocha called 3 X 3 and the themes of intelligence and persistence.
    Students describe a photo, watch a short film and speak about physical appearance, intelligence and persistence."

    (film-english.com)
    Read Prezi transcript
    (prezi.com)

 

 

DANGERS:

ATHLETICS FACTS
BOXING FOOTBALL
BULLS RUGBY
CYCLING SOCCER
DOPING IN SPORT TENNIS

 

  • BULLS:

    • Matador Dies at Spanish Bullfight - Text + Audio - 11 July 2016
      "A Spanish bullfighter died for the first time in over 30 years over the weekend.
      Other people were injured during the running of the bulls at the famous San Fermin festival in Pamplona."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 


 

  • FOOTBALL:

    • American football: Why one Alabama school will continue to play - 9 October 2014
      "Last week, three US high-school football players died in accidents related to the game. But in one town in Alabama the appetite for this gladiatorial sport, so often at the heart of American communities, shows no sign of waning."

      + Effects on the brain
      (BBC)

 

 

  • SOCCER:

    • FIFA Bans Blatter, European Soccer Chief - Text + Audio - 22 December 2015
      "Sepp Blatter, the former head of FIFA, and Michel Platini, of UEFA, are banned for eight years.
      The ruling came because of a $2 million payment from FIFA to Platini in 2011.
      The two men called it salary for advising the president."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    • Fifa crisis: US charges 16 more officials after earlier Zurich arrests - 4 December 2015
      (BBC)

    • FIFA Suspends Blatter - Text + Audio - 8 October 2015
      "The suspension comes less than two weeks after Swiss attorneys opened a criminal investigation against Blatter.
      He is charged with possible involvement in a $2 million payment in 2011 to Michel Platini, the head of the Union of European Football Association."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)

    • Ex-Fifa chief Jeffrey Webb posts luxury goods to secure 10m dollar bond - Article + Video - 20 July 2015
      "Former Fifa vice president Jeffrey Webb has put up 11 luxury watches and other items to secure the 10 million dollar (£6.4 million) bond
      that provided his release from custody on racketeering and bribery charges."

      (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)

 

  • TENNIS:


    • Maria Sharapova's Doping Ban Reduced - Text + Audio - 4 October 2016
      "Maria Sharapova will be able to return to competitive tennis next April, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her doping ban
      from 24 months to 15 months."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    • Maria Sharapova Suspended for Two Years - Text + Audio - 8 June 2016
      "The International Tennis Federation suspended Maria Sharapova for two years on Wednesday after a hearing prompted by her positive test for the drug meldonium. The usual suspension is four years, but the independent panel reduced it to two."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    • Tennis Star Sharapova Admits Banned Drug Use - Text + Audio - 12 March 2016
      "Maria Sharapova of Russia is one of the world’s best tennis players. She is also the world’s highest-paid female athlete.
      Her career and income are under threat. She will be suspended from world tennis for using a drug that is not allowed."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    • Cartoon: Maria Sharapova's Drug Admission - 9 March 2016
      (englishblog.com)



    • Tennis match-fixing claims: Review into anti-corruption - Article + Video - 27 January 2016
      "Tennis officials will carry out an independent review into their anti-corruption practices after the sport was hit with claims of match-fixing.
      The news follows a BBC and BuzzFeed News investigation that uncovered suspected illegal betting in tennis."
      + Podcast: Match-fixing scandal stuns tennis

      (BBC)

    • Tennis match fixing: Evidence of suspected match-fixing revealed - Article + Videos - 18 January 2015
      "Secret files exposing evidence of widespread suspected match-fixing at the top level of world tennis, including at Wimbledon,
      can be revealed by the BBC and BuzzFeed News."

      (BBC)

    • Tennis rocked by explosive match-fixing claims - 18 January 2015
      "Secret evidence of suspected corruption – including at Wimbledon – reportedly leaked by whistle-blowers."

      (telegraph.co.uk)

    • Novak Djokovic reveals he was offered cash to fix match - Article + Photos + Videos - 18 January 2015
      "Tennis world No1, who is currently taking part in the Australian Open, says the £100,000 offer was rejected out of hand."

      + Video: "The five biggest sporting controversies ever"
      (telegraph.co.uk)  

    • The Tennis Files: Have top players been paid to lose? - 18 January 2015
      "The world tennis authorities have admitted they took no action to pursue 28 top-level players, including winners of Grand Slam titles,
      named in a secret 2008 report into suspected match-fixing. All were allowed to continue playing and a third were flagged up again after playing
      in more suspicious games. The revelation is contained in a cache of documents obtained by the BBC and BuzzFeed from tennis insiders...
      You can listen to The Tennis Files on File on 4, on Tuesday 19 January at 20:00, or catch up afterwards on the BBC iPlayer."

      (BBC)


  • FACTS:

    • How dangerous is steroid addiction? - 8 December 2015
      (telegraph.co.uk)
    • The Epidemic of Cheating in Sports - Article + Audio
      "Throughout time, cheating in sports has caused debate and dispute. Athletes often do whatever it takes to win in competition.
      Some take drugs that are meant to improve their performance, such as steroids. These might make them run faster or hit a baseball harder."

      (learningenglish.voanews.com)
    • Are Sports Bad for Children? - with subtitles - You can hear the line slowed down.
      Difficulty: Medium
      Description: Children should learn that winning is not everything.

      (englishcentral.com)

 

    • Money undermines sport’s values
      "The more money a sport gains the more it seems to move away from its core values and it seems the more likely there is to be cheats..."

      (debatewise.org)

    • Is there too much money in professional sports?
      (debate.org)


    • Children are 'exercising less'
      "Only one in eight youngsters is getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF)...
      The Food4Thought campaign is designed to encourage children to consider their levels of physical activity and the long term consequences of their current food choices...
      The energy-dense snacks they consume in front of their televisions and computers are simply not being burnt off...
      Children need to be active to prevent obesity but also to promote healthy growth, bone strength and psychological wellbeing."

      (BBC)


    • Researchers say jogging alone is unhealthy - a lesson plan with AUDIO - with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
      (Breaking News English)

 

 




CARTOONS:


 

Armstrong Banned - Cartoons
(cagle.com)

 


Poor guy!

(cagle.com)

 

Drug use
(cagle.com)