Sports Resources in ELT

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Topical Resources for the English Language Classroom

Get the ball rolling in class with sporting resources from Macmillan Education! Ranging from football lesson plans for teenage students to the winning entries from our Sports Writing Competition, you’ll find a score of resources for the ELT classroom.

Sounds App - Sport and Games Wordlists

Practise your pronunciation with a brand-new sport and games wordlist for the award-winning Sounds: The Pronunciation App. Available in British and American English, our new wordlist includes over 350 words selected by Macmillan Dictionary.

Sounds: The Pronunciation App
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Find out more about all our latest wordlists for the Sounds App on the Macmillan Dictionary site.

Beyond - Samples and Teaching Resources

Go Beyond with a selection of sporting activities from Beyond, our bestselling six-level course for teenagers. Taken from Unit 9 of the A2+ Student’s and Teacher’s Books, this exclusive sample lesson explores the topic of football to help students understand pronouns.

A2+ Student’s Book
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A2+ Teacher’s Book
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Onestopenglish - A Time to Travel

It’s off to Brazil in A Time to Travelas we travel back through history to meet the one and only football legend, Pelé in this onestopenglish audio adventure! Written and produced by author duo Luke and James Vyner, this free instalment based on the Macmillan Cultural Reader on Brazil includes teacher’s notes, worksheets and accompanying audio. In this lesson students will learn a range of vocabulary related to football, practise extensive and intensive listening and talk about a sporting hero.

A Time to Travel: Brazil: The Beautiful Game
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Looking for more sports-related lessons?  Visit onestopenglish for an extra collection of resources dedicated to sports and hobbies.

Macmillan Readers - Short Story Writing Competition

Download the winning entries from our Short Story Writing Competition and read our two dedicated short story readers on sports. 

Looking for more sporty reads? Take a look at our current sports Readers on the Macmillan Readers site.

Macmillan Dictionary - Macmillan Dictionary Puzzles

Can you find the sports-related words in these Macmillan Dictionary wordsearches? Put your vocabulary to the test with these downloadable puzzles:

Sports Wordsearch 1
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Sports Wordsearch 2
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