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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.

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.

Grammar: Yoga in the classroom

An original take on teaching imperatives. This active drama lesson provides a great opportunity for bodily-kinaesthetic learners in the classroom.

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Live from Oxford: Sports

This month the onestopenglish reporters are in Oxford, asking locals and visitors questions about their daily lives. We went to Christchurch Meadow and walked along the River Thames and asked people about the importance of sport in their lives.

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.

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.

Sports and leisure games

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Body Rock Video

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

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