WORLD FAMOUS SPORTSMEN

UNIT 8. DO YOU LIKE SPORTS?

LESSON 80

WORLD FAMOUS SPORTSMEN

Цілі: вдосконалювати навички усного мовлення й читання; розвивати культуру спілкування й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; розвивати логічне мислення; виховувати правильне ставлення до спорту, а також загальну культуру учнів.

Procedure

1. Warm-up

1) Do you know many world famous sportsmen?

2) What sports do the represent?

3) Why are they famous all over the world?

2. Speaking

Presentation of extreme or unusual sports. (Checking the homework)

3. Listening

Listen to the text and do the task.

David Beckham is an English footballer who has played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, as well as representing his country 100 times. He moved to the

Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 to increase the profile of foot­ball in America. He married Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and has become a worldwide celebrity, an advertising brand and a fashion icon.

Beckham was born in London in 1975. His parents were fanatical Man­chester United supporters. His talent was obvious from an early age and he signed with Manchester United on his fourteenth birthday. He helped the youth team win several trophies and made his first team debut in 1995. He helped his team achieve considerable success in his eleven seasons with them.

Beckham has been runner-up twice as world football’s best player. He won many trophies with Manchester United, including the Champions League, and won a league title with Real Madrid. He also captained his club and country. He was famously sent off in a match against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. In 2003, Beckham received an honour for services

to foot­ball from Britain’s Queen.

Beckham has many interests off the soccer pitch and is rarely out of the headlines, especially concerning his marriage and children. He has estab­lished football academies in Los Angeles and London. In 2006 he was named a judge for the British Book Awards. He lives near Tom Cruise and the two are best buddies. Beckham is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

Put the lines in the correct order according to the text.

Marriage and children. He has established football academies in Los Angeles and London. In 2006 he was named a

Beckham has been runner-up twice as world football’s best player. He won many trophies with

Buddies. Beckham is also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.

Beckham has many interests off the soccer pitch and is rarely out of the headlines, especially concerning his

Manchester United, including the Champions League, and won a league title with Real Madrid. He also captained his

As representing his country 100 times. He moved to the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007 to increase the profile of

Football in America. He married Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and has become a

From an early age and he signed with Manchester United on his fourteenth birthday. He helped the youth team win

Judge for the British Book Awards. He lives near Tom Cruise and the two are best

Several trophies and made his first team debut in 1995. He helped his team

Beckham received an honour for services to football from Britain’s Queen

Club and country. He was famously sent off in a match against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. In 2003,

Beckham was born in London in 1975. His parents were fanatical Manches­ter United supporters. His talent was obvious

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David Beckham is an English footballer who has played for Manchester Unit­ed and Real Madrid, as well

Worldwide celebrity, an advertising brand and a fashion icon

Achieve considerable success in his eleven seasons with them

4. Reading and speaking

Read some information about Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers ever. He has the po­tential to be the greatest of all time. He has been number one in the world for most of the past decade and looks like hanging on to that position for a while to come. His real name is Eldrick; Tiger is a nickname his father gave him.

Tiger shot to fame as a two-year-old. He showed off his skills on te­levision in 1978 with comedian Bob Hope. In 1990, aged 15, he became the youngest ever U. S. Junior Amateur Champion. There were dozens of records and victories in between. In 1994, Woods became the youngest ever winner of the U. S. Amateur Championship. He turned professional two years later.

Sports experts predict he will become sports first billionaire. He cannot stop winning. He has the second highest number of major golf champion­ships of any male player, and he’s still young. His career is full of impressive records. He’s the youngest player to win the US Open and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments. It seems likely he’ll break more records.

Woods is a Buddhist. He got his faith from his Thai mother. He said it helps control his stubbornness and impatience. It perhaps also explains his charity work. He has set up many projects to help disadvantaged young­sters. He believes being a good role model is much more important than golf and has helped thousands of teenagers around the world.

> Work in pairs.

Write five questions about Tiger Woods to ask your partner.

5. Speaking

Do ex. 8, p. 146.

6. Summary

1) Do you think professional sportsmen earn too much money?

2) Who do you think is the best all around athlete in the world?

3) Is it good that professional sports are so commercial nowadays?

7. Homework

Look for some information and write a short paragraph about a world famous sportsman.




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