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Different kinds of sports

Team sports and individual sports

At the end of this mission you should be able to: express your opinion about a topic in a debate.

We will work on listening, writing and speaking skills.

You will watch two videos about different kinds of sports and some explanations. With them you will complete the following chart to clarify and organize the vocabulary. 

Let's complete the following chart in which you will classify the different sports depending on how we can practise them. This classification will be very useful for the next part of this mission. 

You may do this work on your own notebook. Then it would be a great idea to make a post on your blog trying to give some examples of individual and team sports. Some images can be included on this post. Remember to use images with an open license.

If you want, your teacher can spread your post using the Twitter account of the classroom. For that you have to write down the tweet for the teacher. Remember: 

  • You can use 140 characters.
  • Include the link to your post. 
  • Use the hashtag of the project: #projectsportjournalism.

The 'Rubric to assess a tweet' will help you know how to do a great job.

Debate about sports

Let’s make a team of six or seven people. We will have a debate about what you think is better: Practising individual sports or team sports.

Now you are going to divide your group for the debate:

  • Three of you will defend the idea Team sports are better than individual sports. 
  • Three of you will defend the idea Individual sports are better than team sports.
  • The other member will be the moderator. 

The team will record your debate with Vocaroo. Please remember to copy the embed code at the end; it will be useful to place it in your final blog post. This post will be personal despite you have worked in a team, you can help each other in your team to create this post. 

Tips: We offer you a couple of videos which will be really helpful to deal with Vocaroo and to remind you of how to debate. 

You will need some useful sentences to give your opinion in the right way. Here you are lots of expressions. Please use some of them in your speech: 'Useful Expressions to Express your opinion'. 

In order to guide and evaluate the work you should take the 'Rubric to assess a debate' as your reference.

Your blog is the perfect place to summarize the debate. Make a new post with your conclusions. This is an open post. Thus, try to make a creative post: what about creating a list of videos, or a mindmap? What about creating your own videos? Any other ideas?

Don't forget to identify your post with the tag "Project sport journalist".

If you want, your teacher can spread your post using the Twitter account of the classroom. For that you have to write down the tweet for the teacher. Remember: 

  • You can use 140 characters.
  • Include the link to your post. 
  • Use the hashtag of the project: #projectsportjournalism.

The 'Rubric to assess a tweet' will help you know how to do a great job. 

Learning diary

It's time to continue with your 'Learning Diary'. Remember it helps you reflect on what you are learning and most important: what the best way for learning is. 

Let's go back to the Google Drive Document you opened in the previous mission as a Learning Diary. After all that you wrote you will create a new section entitled: "Different kinds of sports". You will reflect about your learning using the following questions:

  • What are the most difficult aspects?
  • What tool was the most difficult for you to work with?
  • What do you think is the most important aspect you have learned?
  • Are there any aspects you did not understand?

Remember it would be great if you shared these feelings and thoughts with your classmates. You will have 10 or 15 minutes to complete this part.

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