This is a big summer for sports in Europe, what with the Eurocup and the Summer Olympics in London. That makes for a great excuse to discuss competitive sports in class this week.
To familiarize yourself with the vocabulary, check out the official websites in English of the UEFA Eurocup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. There's a pretty good overview of the 2012 Olympics with this infographic.
Try listening at BBC Learning about the Opening Ceremony or Talking Sport with Olympic Athletes. The British Council has a website called English For the Games with various listening activities. Lastly, you could watch this TED talk about Are We Born to Run?
For reading, try the article at Breaking News English about Russian football team. Check out this page of interesting Olympic Trivia. For "original version reading" there is an interesting article about the olympics' struggle with policing "femininity".
It's been a long time since many of you have tried writing, but better late than never. So, you could write about how you think hosting the Olympics changes a city both for better and for worse. If Logroño hosted the Olympics, what would the city look like?
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