This lesson plan for teachers of older teens and adults at level B2 is about sport and its place in society. Students will improve their speaking and writing skills.


This lesson is about sport and its place in society. It develops speaking and writing skills and the use of context-specific vocabulary and idiomatic language. The students’ own experiences and opinions form the basis of all discussions and written work.


Sport and Society 




90 minutes +

Aims:Sport is Great

  • To discuss the importance of sport on an individual level and in an international context
  • To identify the meaning of and use vocabulary in the context of sport
  • To identify the meaning of and use idioms in the context of sport
  • To write a narrative about one’s life and achievements


The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded below in PDF format.

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I love this lesson but I can't get the first video even using your updated links, it says it's not available, do you have another link or transcript please


It seems some users are having problems accessing the Youtube link from their countries - here is an alternative link where you can find the video - hopefully there will be no restrictions -

I like this lesson a lot, but for some reason I just cannot find the right answer to Task 1.
I cannot find anywhere in the video clip the two statements "The true power of sport is to inspire." and "It's actually producing landscapes and the transformation of young lives".
Is it just me or has the video been updated? Is there anywhere I can download the transcript please? Thank you.

Hi Casey

I'm looking into this and will get back to you.


Hi Del .... I started the lesson this morning but I found the same issue that only two of the phrases in the exercise were in the video so I said I would try to find out for my student ... best wishes ... Jan


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