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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


20th July 2017: Runner scaled Everest twice in a week

Kilian Jornet made climbs without fixed ropes or oxygen and suffered illness on first ascent but is laid back about his exploits.

More weekly and monthly news lessons

Other sports and hobbies resources

11th May 2017: Way cleared for motor sports on English roads

Department for Transport moves to allow Monaco-style grand prix on public roads but don’t expect to see F1 cars in London.

Board game: can (ability)

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

Elementary news lesson: Argentina's football coach loses his job

Edgardo Bauza was sacked after only eight matches, when some bad results meant that Argentina might not play in the 2018 World Cup.

Elementary news lesson: Formula One world champion retires

Nico Rosberg retires from motor racing at the age of 31, just five days after becoming world champion.

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.

Sports and leisure games

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Body Rock Video

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

More games and activities

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