Підручник Англійська мова 7 клас для спеціалізованих навчальних закладів з поглибленим вивченням іноземної мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2015 рік

UNIT 5. A Qvestion of Sport

5.4. Sport stars

Word Box

Phrase Box

Communication Box:

underdog

to equal one’s personal

How to Make Predictions

top ranked

best

in Sport

pathetic

to have a chance

I bet ... .

loser

fan

(fair-weather, die-hard)

to be victorious to slack off

to have loyalty to a team to make predictions

I think the odds are (not) in his/her favour.

I have a feeling to win. Nothing of the kind.

I. Conversation Warm-up

Read the names of some great sport stars and say what sports made them famous.

Example: Kelly Clark is the world’s Number One in snowboarding.

II. Pronunciation Warm-Up

Read the ‘Sports Prediction Chant’ and practise the logical stress. Make predictions in your current sports situation.

Sports Prediction Chant

Do you think he’s going to win?

He might, but I don’t think he will.

The odds are not in his favour.

Do you think she’s going to win?

She might, but I don’t think she will.

The odds are not in her favour.

Do you think they’re going to win?

They are mostly likely to win.

I bet they’ll win.

They certainly will.

I have a feeling they will.

III. Function Smart

Read and learn how to make predictions in sport. Look at the pictures and fill in the mini-dialogues.

a)

— Do you think this ... is going to win?

— They might, but I don’t think they will. The odds are not in their favour.

hockey team

b)

— I bet they will win the World Championship in

— No doubt about it. The odds are definitely in their favour.

figure-skating

c)

— With his statistics, he is likely to be named “...” in the European Cup.

— You know, I have a feeling he will.

the Most Valuable Player

e)

— Look! She’s going to break the ... !

— She might, but I don’t think she will. At most, she will equal her personal best.

world record

f)

— I’m sure he’ll never win. He’s a typical underdog.

— Nothing of the kind. He has a chance to be ... today, for a change.

victorious

IV. Word Smart

1. Match the definitions to the word combinations and say to what kind of athletes they may describe.

2. Read the profiles of some renowned athletes and speak about their contributions to the development of world sports.

Wayne Rooney - a famous British footballer.

born in Liverpool, England.

started to play professionally.

became a member of the Manchester United football team.

is considered to be the best young footballer in England.

is called the best striker in the history of Manchester United.

the author of the best goals.

the best striker in the national football team of England.

3. In pairs, discuss your favourite sport stars as in the pattern.

Pattern:

A: I say, ... , who ... ?

B: Personally, I like ... . He/she is a victorious ... .

A: Are you a die-hard fan of ... ? I have a feeling ... .

B: Nothing of the kind. ... is a top-ranked athlete. And what’s ... , I wonder?

A: Personally, I have loyalty to ... . I believe ... .

B: I think you adore . , right?

A: Exactly. He/she is the most ... . I know he/she participated in ... and ... .

B: No wonder, . is a real sport star.

A: The same can be said about ... .

B: To each his own.

At Home: Find some information about your favourite Ukrainian athlete and present it to the class.

V. Time to Read

1. Two friends are talking on the phone about their predictions for the coming Cup Final of the city-wide soccer league. Read/listen to their conversation and name the likely winner and loser.

Making Predictions in Sport

Steve: Hi, Tom. It’s Steve. How is it going?

Tom: Couldn’t be better. I’m going to the Cup Final this evening. It starts at six in the Community sports centre, you know. Do you want to join me? Steve: I’d love to! But my mom will be mad at me if she sees me slacking off like this. I am supposed to be working in the garden. Who’s playing?

Tom: The Hornets against the All Greens.

Steve: The Hornets are a really good team. I bet they’ll win.

Tom: What?! You don’t have any loyalty to our school team, the All Greens?

Steve: No, not really. They don’t impress me very much. I think the Hornets’ forwards are much better. And do you think the All Greens will win?

Tom: They might, but I don’t think they will. Frankly speaking, the odds are not in their favour. Have you heard Sam Gates is not playing tonight? He was disqualified because of the rule violation during the semi-final game.

Steve: Really? That’s an interesting turn of events! So the Hornets’ forward - what’s his name - will have a chance to be named «the Most Valuable Player» of the city cup this year?

Тот: I have a feeling he will. He has been the top-ranked player for the last several months.

Steve: You sound so objective as if you were not rooting for all Greens either. I remember you supported them when they were winning.

Tom: What?! Do you mean to say that I’m a fair-weather fan? Nothing of the kind. As any die-hard All Greens fan, I’ll shout for them the best I can. But I understand they’ll have to try a little harder if they don’t want to be pathetic losers. So don’t you dare!

Steve: Okay, Okay, I got it. Let’s wait and see what happens.

Across Cultures the USA the community sports centre.

Community sports centre

3. Fill in the right form of the word.

1. Helen Pidgrushna is a victorious athlete in biathlon.

2. ‘You’ve missed my training, I’m so ... !’ my coach said.

3. I think boxers are ... sportsmen, they are not afraid of getting hurt.

4. Some athletes are ... for taking drugs.

5. It is not easy for cyclists to ride on a ... path.

6. My favourite volleyball team lost the game and

I’m very ... .

victory

satisfy

courage

qualify

mountain

pleased

4. Read the statements and say which characters — Steve or Tom — said them and in what context.

Example: My mom will be mad at me if she sees me slacking off like this.

- Steve said that when Tom invited him to the football match.

1. You don’t support our school team.

2. They don’t impress me very much.

3. Frankly speaking, the odds are not in their favour.

4. That’s an interesting turn of events!

5. They’ll have to try a little harder if they don’t want to be pathetic losers.

VI. Time to Communicate

1. Act as one of the boys and speak about your favourite sport star. Use:

• to support something;

• to be victorious;

• to be disqualified;

• to be the most valuable player;

• to be a fair-weather fan;

• to be a die-hard fan.

2. In pairs, complete the conversation between Steve and Tom. Use the pattern.

Pattern:

A: Hi, ... . It’s ... . How is it going?

B: Couldn’t be better. I’m going to ... . Do you want to ... ?

A: I’d love to! But ... . Who’s playing?

B: ... against ... .

A: … are really good team. I bet … .

B: What?! You don’t support ... ?

A: No, not really. They don’t impress ... . I think ... . Do you think ... ?

B: They might, but I don’t think they will. Frankly speaking, ... . Have you heard . ?

A: Really? That’s an interesting turn of events! So ... .

B: I have a feeling ... .

A: You sound so ... . I remember . .

B: What?! Do you mean to say that ... ? Nothing of the kind. As any ... .

But I understand … .

A: Okay, Okay, I got it. Let’s ... .

VII. Time to Listen

1. Listen to the joke “A Real Sport Star” and say who was a pathetic loser.

2. Listen to the joke again and mark the correct statements.

1. Jim was famous for his love of football.

2. He adored watching chess tournaments.

3. Jim invited his friend for a game of chess.

4. When his friend came, Jim was sitting at the table with his dog.

5. Jim was feeding his dog Spot.

6. It was Jim, who had lost the game.

III. Time to Write

Write a paragraph about your attitude to winners/losers.





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