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The Sporting Life . Sports in the U.S. and around the world Katie Subra, MSLU – [email protected] Sports. How do these vocabulary words relate to football? Tailgating Superbowl Sunday Commercials $$$ Big Business Fantasy Football Touch, flag football Field goal, touchdown

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The sporting life

The Sporting Life

Sports in the U.S. and around the world

Katie Subra, MSLU – [email protected]


Sports

Sports


What do you know about american football

How do these vocabulary words relate to football?

  • Tailgating

  • Superbowl Sunday

  • Commercials

  • $$$ Big Business

  • Fantasy Football

  • Touch, flag football

  • Field goal, touchdown

  • Fumble, pass, tackle

  • High School – College – Professional

  • Cheerleading

  • Marching Bands

What do you know about American Football?


What do you know about basketball

How do these vocabulary words relate to basketball?

  • NBA

  • YMCA

  • Dribble

  • $$$ Big Business

  • Pick up games

  • Three pointer

  • Slam Dunk

  • Free throw

  • March Madness

  • 3-on-3 ; 1-on-1

  • High School – College – Professional

  • Pep Bands

What do you know about Basketball?


What do you know about the rules traditions of baseball

How do these vocabulary words relate to baseball?

  • Base, shortstop

  • Home run

  • Left/right in/outfield

  • T-Ball, Kickball

  • Cricket, Rounders

  • Steal

  • High School – College – Professional

  • Strike, Ball, Walk

  • Fastball, Curveball

  • At bat, on deck

  • Major/Minor League

What do you know about the rules & traditions of Baseball?


What do you know about the rules and traditions of soccer

How do these vocabulary words relate to soccer?

  • Kicker, Goalie

  • Defender, Midfielder

  • Assist

  • Full/Wing/ Centerbacks

  • Header

  • Posession

  • Foul, Caution

  • Free, Penalty Kick

  • FIFA

  • Formation

  • Penalty Shootout

  • Referee

  • Formation

What do you know about the rules and traditions of Soccer?


Catch phrases common sayings by sports media

  • Can you finish the sentence? Which sports do these sports relate to?

    • Take me out to …

    • Are you ready for …?

    • He could go all …

    • It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that…

    • We will, we will … you.

    • He got … like Pluto. Or: … him like Pluto.

    • And BOOM goes …

    • He can't buy …

Catch Phrases – Common sayings by sports media


Discussion topics venn diagrams

  • Belorussian Sports

  • Amateur Sports

  • Athletic Drug Use

  • Team Sports

  • School Sports

  • National Sports

  • Contact Sports

  • US Sports

  • Professional Sports

  • Clean Athletes

  • Individual Sports

  • Intramural Sports

  • Int'l Sports

  • Non-contact Sports

Discussion Topics & Venn Diagrams


The sporting life

Create a Venn Diagram in Groups of 4-5 comparing two topics as assigned by the instructor. Your diagram may include lists of sports, rules, vocabulary, fan trends, global trends, etc…

Your diagram must include at least 3 similarities & 3 differences.


Which sport is right for

  • Children

  • Elderly

  • Young Adults

  • Middle age adults

  • Belorussians

  • Americans

  • Slender people

  • Big-boned (large) people

  • Groups of mixed ages/abilities

Which sport is right for … ?


The sporting life

Pick a partner from the opposite class. Interview them to find out their interests and hobbies and then make a judgment about what sports would be right for them. Be prepared to share your ideas.


The sporting life

Sports can be categorized in many ways.

Here is a partial alphabetical list from myvocabulary.com:

A)Acrobatics, Aikido, Archery, Auto racing, Autocross

B)Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Biathlon, Bicycling, Bobsledding, Bowling, BoxingC)Calisthenics, Cricket, Croquet, Cross country skiing, Curling, CyclingD)Decathlon, Discus, Diving, Dog racing, DressageE)EquestrianF)Fencing, Field hockey, Figure skating, Fishing, FootballG)Go-carting, Golf H)Hammer throw, Hang gliding, High jumping, Hockey, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, HurlingI)Ice hockey, Ice fishingJ) Jai alai, Javelin throw, JudoK)Karate, KayakingL)Lacrosse, Lawn bowling, LugeM) Marathon, MotocrossP)Poker, Pole vault, Power liftingR) Race walk, Racing, Racquetball, Road race, Roller sports, Rugby, RunningS)Sailing, Shark diving, Shuffleboard, Skateboarding, Skeet shooting, Skiing, Slalom, Sled-dog racing, Sledding, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Spinning, Squash, Stock-car racing, Sumo wrestling, Surfing, SwimmingT)Table tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Tobogganing, Track, Track and field, Triathlon V)Vaulting, Volleyball W)Water polo, Water skiing, Weightlifting, WrestlingX)Xtremesports


Final thoughts

Think about the following topic:

  • Do you think that sports can be unifying or dividing for people across regions (both globally and locally)?

    Write your answer on a piece of paper. Justify your answer with details and reasons. Also, consider mentioning some opposing reasons.

Final Thoughts.


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