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Sports and hobbies resources

Get your students into shape with this collection of lesson plans, worksheets and games on sports and hobbies.

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As well as general lesson plans on the subject (see Topics: Sport), we have a kit bag full of resources for a healthy classroom, including a mini-play featuring a father and son heading to a football match and an instalment of Business Spotlight in which top skateboarder Tony Hawk offers his tips for success.  

Adults and teenagers alike can enjoy our selection of Guardian news lessons on all things energetic. Teens can also find inspiration with a Spot on news lesson that features an article about a prodigious sailor. Plus, there are lots of fun song videos for young learners to enjoy in the form of our M Tunes song videos.

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News lessons

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Monthly news lesson: What is it like tower running up a 35-storey building?

More than 100 people took part in an event at London’s Broadgate Tower – with some brave souls attempting 12 climbs for a vertical mile.

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11th January 2018: Why left-handers excel at certain elite sports but not others

Data suggests being left-handed is an advantage in sports where time pressures are severe, such as baseball, cricket and table tennis.

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23rd November 2017: The woman who finished the world’s hardest swim

Just a few years after a life-changing accident, Kim Chambers became the first woman to take on a notorious stretch of shark-inhabited waters.

More weekly and monthly news lessons

Sports and leisure interactive resources

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Body Rock Video

A song video and interactive games on the subject of exercise.

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What People Like to Do Video

A song video and interactive games.

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So Much Fun Video

A song video and interactive games on the subject of sports.

More games and activities

Other sports and hobbies resources

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Board game: can (ability)

A fluency-based board game at elementary level to practise can in statements, negatives and questions.

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Dictionary skills: Sports

A sports lesson, to give learners practice in using the dictionary to check meaning and for vocabulary development.

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Football fanatics

This mini-play features a father and son from Yorkshire, who are on a long-distance journey to a football match. The lesson contains a downloadable MP3 audio file and a PDF with student worksheets and teacher's notes.

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