Language Leader
Unit 3
Sport
Language Leader, Intermediate Student’s Book
By David Cotton, David Falvey & Simon Kent
Published and Copyright by Pearson Education Limited, 2008
Presentation created by Araya Hongchindaket, 2010
3.1 Fair Play (P.26)
• Reading:
3) You are going to read an article about football.
Read it quickly and match the titles to the
correct paragraph. There are two extra titles.
Paragraph 1
f) The world’s favorite sport
Paragraph 2
d) A football education
Paragraph 3
c) Taking football further
Paragraph 4
a) More than a player
Paragraph 5
g) The best player in the world
Paragraph 6
e) A final honour
4. Read the article again. Are the statements
true, false, or not given?
1. F (amateur)
2. T
3. Not Given
4. F (Argentina)
5. Not Given
6. Not Given
7. T
8. F
5. Underline all the words in the article which refer
to people in sport. Which one refers to a person
who: (P.27)
Spectator
1.
Watches sport
2.
Loves sport
3.
Teaches sport
4.
Makes sure rules are followed referee
5.
Plays a sport without being paid amateur
fan
coach
Vocabulary: idioms
6a) A lot of idioms are based on sport, and on football in
particular. Complete the idioms with words in the box.
Ball
Goal
1.
2.
3.
4.
ball
eye
goalposts
Be on the ball
goalposts
Move the __________
eye off the ball
Take your _______
field
A level playing ________
6.
game
A whole new ball ________
goal
Score an own ____________
7.
ball
Start the ___________
rolling
5.
field
game
6b) Now match the idioms with their
meanings.
a) 5. A whole new ball game
b) 1. Be on the ball
c)
7. Start the ball rolling
d) 2. Move the goalposts
e)
3. Take your eye off the ball
f)
6. Score an own goal
g) 4. A level playing field
3.2 Martial Arts (P.28)
• Reading:
4) Read the leaflet and cross out the options that
are not correct .(P.29)
1. d) children
2. a) violence
3. d) aggression
4. c) courtesy
Vocabulary: self-, abstract nouns
5a) Find all the words beginning with self- in the
leaflet and match them with these meanings.
1. Self-respect
2. Self-confidence
3. Self-control
4. Self-defence
5. Self-discipline
6. Self-development
5b) Underline the most appropriate combination
with self- in each sentence.
1. Self-defence
2. Self-control
3. Self-respect
4. Self-confidence
5.
Self-discipline
6a) Find the abstract nouns in the leaflet related to
the following adjectives.
• Courteous
• Tolerant
courtesy
tolerance
• Coordinated coordination
• Flexible
flexibility
• Agile
agility
• calm
calm
Grammar: quantifiers
7a) Complete the following scale with the
quantifiers highlighted in the leaflet.
1. Hardly any
2. few
3. A few
4. some
5. A lot of
6. many
7. Far too many
8.
all
See ‘Language reference’ on P.138
+ plural
+uncountable
countable noun noun
+countable or
uncountable
noun
Few, (too)
many, several
Hardly any, a
lot of, some, all
Little, (too)
much
To talk about something specific use quantifier +
of + the/ my/ our/ these, etc. + noun.
e.g. Some of the people in the survey prefer golf.
8. Look at the following sentences. In which ones
can you replace few/ little with not many/ much? In
which ones do few/ little mean some?
1. A few means some
2. replace few with not many
3. Replace little with not much
4. A little means some
9. Correct the mistakes in these sentences.
1. Several of…
2. Much
many
3. A little
4. A little
Few/ A few
5. The
of
6. A few
7. A little
3.3 Babe (P.30)
• Vocabulary: adjectives
3) Find adjectives in the article with these
meanings.
1. expert
2. disgusted
3. phenomenal
4. illegal
5. aggressive
6. dramatic
7. Professional (pro)
Grammar: definite and zero articles
4b) Look at the highlighted phrases in the text and
match them with uses a-d.
The province a) Of the male
The amazing life of Babe Didrikson a)
The marriage notice c) or b)
The sixth child of seven born to Ole d)
The team award b)
The train b)
The title c)
The tour b)
See ‘Language reference’ On P.138
Use the zero article (no article):
• Before abstract nouns.
e.g. You can’t stop time.
• Before general plural nouns.
e.g. Computers are very powerful now.
• Before people’s names and the names of most.
• Before the names of types of institutions.
6. Edit the text about Mia Hamm, finding and
correcting 12 mistakes in the use of articles. (P.31)
1. Became the
7. Went to the high
2. Play for the
8. Became the youngest
She won the World
3.
Star of the
9.
4.
One of the
10.
Free time to the
5.
Giving the hope
11.
Women with the
6.
Hope to the young 12.
The book, aimed