This lesson consists of three short descriptions of sporting traditions in the UK.

The texts explore the types of sport and the attitudes of people playing unusual games or entering unusual tournaments. The improvisation task is better suited to higher levels but one of the role play situations could be adapted to lower level classes with careful dialogue building and guided prompts on the board.

Topic: Sporting traditions in the UK.

• To review vocabulary related to sports
• To practise reading skills
• To practise listening skills
• To develop speaking skills in a discussion and role play.

Cross curricular links: Sports Education, History, Social Science.

Age group: 13 - adult

Level: B1 / B2

Time: 60 – 90 minutes

Materials: Sporting traditions student worksheet and sports clue cards


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