Unit 9. Sport
Which sports would you like to try? Why?
Each of the words in italic is in the wrong sentence. Cross out the incorrect word and write the correct word on the line.
1 Carlo is so champion - all he thinks about is winning!
2 Which team are you going to medal in the match on Saturday?
3 I love pitch, particularly the long jump and the javelin.
4 Let's have a competitive and see who can get to the top of the castle first!
5 You'd better put on your athletics if you're going to play football in the park.
6 Football, rugby and cricket are all played on a support.
7 She won a gold race in the Winter Olympics.
8 He's been the world rules for the past three years.
9 I'd love to play squash, but I don't know the trainers.
DEVELOP YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
Speaking know-how EXPRESSING OPINIONS, GIVING REASONS AND EXAMPLES
Для выражения собственного мнения по какому-либо вопросу, используйте фразы I
think.... In my opinion..., As far as I'm concerned..., интонационно выделяя слова I, my, I'm, me, а не слова opinion и concerned.
|Listen to five teenagers talking about sport. Choose the correct words to complete the phrases. |
Key.1 In 2 Personally 3 ask
4 seems 5 In
1 In / According to my opinion ...
2 Individually / Personally, I think / I don't think that...
3 If you request / ask me,...
4 It feels / seems to me (that)...
5 In / From my view ...
|Listen again. |
Key.1 because 2 as 3 since
4 like 5 for example
For the final two speakers, write down the words or phrases they use to introduce examples.
Here are some more words and phrases we can use to introduceopinions, reasons and examples. Next to each one, write OPINION, REASON orEXAMPLE.
Key.1 OPINION 2 REASON 3 EXAMPLE
4 EXAMPLE 5 OPINION
The word 'cos is more informal than the others.
More useful phrases
1 As far as I'm concerned, ... ________________
2 ... cos ... ________________
3 ... for instance ... ________________
4 ... such as ... ________________
5 To my mind, ... ________________
Which word or phrase is more informal than the others?
PRACTISE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS
In pairs, discuss these questions. Use words and phrases fromExercises А, В and С to express your opinion and give examples andreasons.
1 What kind of sports do you like / dislike watching on TV?
2 Are some sports more interesting than others?
3 Are all sports good for us?
4 What can sport teach us?
Look at the pictures. As a class, discuss the questions below. Use wordsand phrases from Exercises А, В and С to express your opinion and giveexamples and reasons.
|What kinds of sports are the most ... |
|• exciting? |
|• difficult? |
• interesting to watch?
|• interesting to play / do? |
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