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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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Other sports and hobbies resources

Board game: can (ability)

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

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.

Games and activities: Clowning around

A fun activity for students to practise prepositions of place.

Games and activities: Lemonade

Students follow a recipe for lemonade to practise giving instructions.

Games and activities: Opinions

A typing activity where students use the pictures to help them write sentences about different opinions on leisure activites and pastimes.

Children and teenagers

A Time to Travel: Brazil: The beautiful game

Amber heads to the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where she interviews legendary football player Pelé.

Games and activities: Can I?

An activity to practise can and can't and vocabulary relating to leisure activities.

Sports and leisure interactive resources

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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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