This week in honor of the Super Bowl, we talked about sports in most of the groups. Some of you are sports fanatics and others would rather they didn't exist. Whatever your perspective is, there are many ways to work on this topic at home this week.
First off, listening. For easier listening, try this one about the superbowl (mp3 with transcript and quiz) or this video from VOA about Jai Alai. More advanced students may like The Toughest Guys on Ice about the violence of hockey.
Now don't forget to do some reading this week. You can read (and listen) about the Ancient Olympics or the history of football. For more advanced students, I recommend the article Do Sports Build Character or Damage it?
Lastly, for writing. If you'd like to practice the conditional, you could try writing about what the world would be like without sports. What would we do instead? Or you could try describing an important game from the perspective of one of the players.
And for those of you who aren't sports maniac, maybe you would prefer to watch the Puppy Bowl instead of the Super Bowl.
Kelly"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell