Unit 3 – Sport (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting / Relevant Articles

Great Athletes:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/rogerfederer/5758572/Top-20-sports-stars-of-all-time-how-does-Roger-Federer-compare-to-other-greats.html

http://www.topendsports.com/world/lists/greatest-all-time/women.htm

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/31761963

The beautiful game:

http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/why-they-call-it-the-beautiful-game-65-stunning-images-of-the-world-cup-slideshow/presented-by-dodge-dart-photo-1403728227750.html

http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/the-game/origins.html

http://www.spiegel.de/international/naming-the-beautiful-game-it-s-called-soccer-a-420024.html

Forbes List of Highest-Paid Athletes (2014):

http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/#tab:overall

Wealthiest Athletes (Endorsements):

http://www.cheatsheet.com/sports/top-10-wealthiest-athletes-worldwide-endorsements-edition.html/?a=viewall

Endorsements:

Adidas:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/adidas-to-sign-up-to-500-athletes-for-endorsements-1421179139

Red Bull:

http://www.redbull.com/en/athletes

Women in Sport:

Yuna Kim (Youtube videos):

Sochi Olympics 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K23m2QUOHvY

Vancouver Olympics 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH7vsyqiVjk

Juliana Buhring (Ultra-Endurance Cyclist, Guinness world record holder for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle):

From Christian Cult to World Record Holder: Juliana Buhring’s Incredible Story

Germany’s National Women’s Football Team:

http://www.dfb.de/en/national-teams/womens-national-team/

Gender in Sport – Fighting for a level playing field

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/12/07/soccer-women-team?cmpid=tp-fb

Types of Martial Arts:

http://www.blackbeltwiki.com/martial-arts-styles:

“The Karate Kid” (1984 Hollywood movie – the original!) Youtube clip:

Fight scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBktYJsJq-E

Industrial Design in Sport – Nike Free Climb

https://www.behance.net/gallery/25997781/Nike-Free-Climb-Concept

Mountaineering – Climbers who have perished on Mt Everest:

Dead bodies on Mount Everest

Extreme Sport – Base Jumping

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/may/18/extreme-athlete-dean-potter-among-two-killed-base-jumping-in-yosemite

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/activities/aerial-sports/why-are-so-many-base-jumpers-dying/?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=now_you_know_20160915&utm_campaign=Content&utm_rd=260524

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-3058862/Manny-Pacquiao-pictured-teenage-boxer-Manila-gym-prepares-fight-against-Floyd-Mayweather-Las-Vegas.html

A brutal sport:

Animals in Sport (and Entertainment):

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/magazine/sport/animals-sport-and-entertainment

Animals in Sports and Entertainment

Vocabulary 

Sport idioms

http://www.learnenglish.de/vocabulary/sportidioms.html

http://www.learn-english-today.com/idioms/idiom-categories/sports/sports1-ball-game.html

What it takes to be a great athlete (phrases):

http://www.phrasemix.com/collections/13-qualities-of-a-great-athlete-in-english

 Grammar – Additional references:

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/determiners-and-quantifiers/definite-article http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1113_gramchallenge30/

http://www.englishpracticeonline.com/verbs-adjectives-and-dependent-prepositions/

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