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World cycling

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: Sports

  • 70 mins
  • In class
  • Listening
  • B1, B2, C1


Learning goals:

  • Understand and respond to an authentic video about strategies in cycling
  • Be able to use the zero conditional

Published by

EF Education First


Success criteria:

  • Identify the main ideas and answer questions on a video about road cycling
  • Correctly rewrite sentences using the zero conditional
  • Analyse new vocabulary from the video and use it correctly
  • Prepare and give a short presentation on teamwork
  • Discuss and compare situations requiring teamwork

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Activities (10)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

No instructions

 

Warm up

Warm up

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Core
  • Web site


Student instructions

Watch the video and discuss the questions:

. What skills do you need to be a great road cyclist?
. What is difficult about road cycling? Think of as many ideas as you can.
. Why do you think some people love road cycling?


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to stimulate discussion of the skills and challenges of road cycling, and the reasons that people would be attracted to it.
Have students discuss the video in small groups and then share their ideas with the class.
The video is not taken from a competitive race. The cars in the video give an indication of the speed at which the rider is travelling, and the risk of injury from any mistakes or unexpected events.

 

Lead in

Lead in

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Core
  • Multiple choice, closed


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to activate students' knowledge of competitive road cycling.
Have students work in pairs or groups. Encourage them to guess the answers to the questions. The purpose of this activity is to generate discussion. It is not important if students get the answers wrong.

 

Main ideas

Main ideas

Recommendations

  • 6 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Text entry, mixed


Student instructions

Watch the first part of a video about road cycling and answer the questions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to watch and understand an overview of the main tactic that a cycling team employs.
Before watching the video, have students discuss the questions:
. Is road cycling a team sport, or an individual sport?
. How could it be possible to come last in a race, but still win it?
. After they have watched the video, ask students whether their predictions were accurate.

 

Detail

Detail

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Multiple choice, closed


Student instructions

Watch the second part of the video and decide whether the statements are True, False, or Not given.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to listen for specific information in the second part of the video.

 

Grammar

Grammar

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Text entry, model


Student instructions

Read the reference material 'The zero conditional' and rewrite the sentences.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to practise recognizing and using the zero conditional.
Have students refer to the reference material 'The zero conditional' when they are rewriting the sentences.
Differentiation

 

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Recommendations

  • 9 mins
  • Individual, Group
  • Support
  • Text entry, open


Student instructions

Work in groups. Look at the list of vocabulary in the video. Each member of the group should choose a different word from the list to research. Then explain the meaning of your word to the other students in your group.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to analyse some of the vocabulary in the video.
Have students work in groups to choose words from the video that they found difficult, and explain their meanings to each other. Encourage students to choose words that they do not know the meaning of.

 

Respond

Respond

Recommendations

  • 20 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to create and deliver a short presentation on teamwork and the use of tactics in sport.
Students may choose to describe team sports, or they may choose a sport that people think of as individual, such as tennis, or an athletic event, and describe how the individual sportsperson works with a team of support staff like coaches, psychologists, and nutritionists.
Have students work in pairs or groups to give their presentations. Encourage them to use the new vocabulary and grammar from the video.

 

Follow up

Follow up

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair, Group, Class
  • Challenge
  • Labelling, open


Student instructions

Look at the pictures and answer the questions. Compare your ideas with the rest of the class.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to apply the language from the lesson in areas of life other than sport.
Have students work in pairs or groups to answer the questions for each picture, and then discuss the different interpretations amongst the class.

 

Exit ticket

Exit ticket

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair, Individual
  • Core
  • Text entry, open


Student instructions

Answer the questions and then discuss them with a partner


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to reflect on what they learned, and discuss this with a partner.

 
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