Hi. In the classroom today you will learn a little about sports.
A wide variety of sports are played throughout the world.
Some people like high action sports like American football, soccer,
Others like racket sports such as tennis.
Still others like baseball or hockey.
There is also a difference between participation and spectator
Participation means actually getting involved or playing a sport.
Spectator means only watching a sport either in person at a
stadium or other location or on television.
Many people like a sport enough to be a participant and a spectator.
Either way, sports are a great way to relax and stay fit.
Until next time.
YOUR Teacher: Sports
sport do I LIKE the most?
I talked about American football a lot in the January 26
lesson. Yup American football is my favorite sport. Why?
The game is exciting and the players use speed,
strength, and agility to achieve their goals.
Which sport do I HATE the
Really difficult question. I would probably say golf but
this is maybe unfair since I never tried to play this
sport before. I played Frisbee golf in college and
really enjoyed it though. Golf is slow moving and seems
like not very fun.
Survey:Which sport do you LIKE the
Most people are interested in at least one sport. Pick which sport you LIKE the
most on the survey below.
Survey:Which sport do you HATE the
Most people dislike and even hate at least one sport. Pick which sport you HATE the
most on the survey below.
The following classroom lessons are great for students
who want additional conversation, listening, and reading
Conversation Lesson -
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Learn English conversation lesson
with a conversation video, a video script, audio
listening practice, video speaking practice, video
pronunciation practice, a new
words section, and a writing activity.
27 - I Can't Come In
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Anna does not feel well. She calls her
boss and her doctor. What do they tell her to do? And
will she follow their advice?
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hello! I am sure that today, in Washington, D.C,. there are a lot of great
things to do. But I am not doing any of them. I am sick. Right now, I'm going to
call my boss and tell her I cannot come in to work.
Anna: Ms. Weaver, Hi. I can’t come to work today.
Caty: Why not? What is wrong?
Anna: Well, yesterday I felt fine.
Anna: In the morning, I painted for hours. In the afternoon, I cut wood. Then, I
built a fire.
Caty: Anna, what do you mean? Why can’t you come to work today?
Anna: I do not feel well. I think I’m sick.
Caty: I’m sorry to hear that. I was sick last week, too. I had the flu.
Anna: (sneezes) What did you do?
Caty: I slept a lot and I drank a lot of water. Do you have a doctor?
Anna: Yes, I do.
Caty: You should call your doctor. And get lots of rest!
Anna: Thanks, Ms. Weaver. I’ll call right now. I'm calling my doctor.
Dr. Bennett: (to herself) Now, where does this thing go?
Dr. Bennett: Hello. This is Dr. Bennett. How can I help you?
Anna: Hello, Dr. Bennett. This is Anna.
Dr. Bennett: Oh, Hi, Anna. How can I help you?
Anna: I think I’m sick.
Dr. Bennett: Let me ask you a couple of questions. Do you have a sore throat?
Anna: Yes. I have a sore throat.
Dr. Bennett: Do you have a cough?
Anna: Yes. I have a cough.
Dr. Bennett: When did you start feeling sick?
Anna: This morning. Yesterday I felt great. In the morning I painted, for hours
- in the afternoon I cut wood -
Dr. Bennett: Excuse me, Anna. But I don’t need to know all that. Do you have a
Anna: Oh. My thermometer says 125 degrees?! What??
Dr. Bennett: Yeah, that’s not right.
Anna: Oh. Wait. The thermometer was in my hot cup of coffee.
Dr. Bennett: Please take it again, Anna.
Anna: Okay, the thermometer says 100.5 degrees.
Dr. Bennett: 100.5 degrees is not too high. I want you to drink lots of water.
Rest in bed and get lots of sleep.
Anna: That is what my boss said to do. Um, Dr. Bennett, when can I go to work?
Dr. Bennett: Don’t go to work for a couple of days.
Anna: Yes! I mean, I don’t want to make my co-workers sick.
Dr. Bennett: That’s right. Call me back in a couple of days.
Anna: I will, Dr. Bennett. And thanks.
Anna: Well, you heard the doctor – no work for a couple of days. I need water,
sleep and um … lots of movies! Well, the doctor didn’t say anything about
movies. But it can’t hurt! Until next time!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
Learn to pronounce the new words for this lesson. You also learn about irregular
past tense verbs.
Use this video to learn about how to ask two kinds of questions: WH-questions
and Yes/No questions.
n. the act of forcing air through your throat
with a short, loud noise often because you are sick
n. a person who is skilled in the science of
n. a body temperature that is higher than
n. the light and heat and especially the flame
produced by burning
n. a common disease that is caused by a virus
and that causes fever, weakness, body aches, and breathing problems; also
v. to stop doing work or an activity
adj. affected with a disease or illness; ill
v. to suddenly force air out through your nose
and mouth with a usually loud noise because your body is reacting to dust or
adj. feeling or affected by pain
n. an instrument used for measuring temperature
n. the tube inside the neck that leads to the
stomach and lungs
n. the hard substance that makes up the stems
and branches of trees and shrubs
Past Tense Verbs
cut / cut -
v. to use a sharp tool (such as a knife) to
open or divide (something, such as paper or wood)
do / did -
v. to perform an action or activity
drink / drank -
v. to take a liquid into your mouth and swallow
feel / felt -
v. used to describe someone's physical or
hear / heard -
v. to be aware of (sound) through the ear
hurt / hurt -
v. to be a source or cause of pain
paint / painted -
v. to cover (something) with paint or to put
paint on (something)
say /said -
v. to use your voice to express (something)
sleep / slept -
v. to rest your mind and body by closing your
eyes and becoming unconscious
What happens when you get the flu? Does your family have
a special way to get well again? Write about it in the
Facebook Comments section below. Then practice talking
about health problems with a friend.
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