Focus AE Level 3 Student's Book Unit 1

Sports • Compound nouns • Collocations I can talk about sports. 2.1 Vocabulary

SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW 1 Write do , go, or play for each list of sports. 1


basketball, golf, squash, table tennis, volleyball canoeing, cycling, rowing, sailing, skating, skiing

2 3

athletics, boxing, judo, karate, kung fu

2 With a partner, name the sports in photos A–F below and add them to the lists in Exercise 1. Add any other sports you know.



U N I T L A N G U A G E A N D S K I L L S Vocabulary: • Show what you know – sports • compound nouns; sport collocations • people in sport • word families – personal qualities • phrasal verbs • Word in focus – just Grammar: • narrative tenses • verb patterns Listening: • interviews about role models Reading: • an article about a Paralympic athlete Speaking: • asking for and giving an opinion • agreeing and disagreeing Writing: • an article F O C U S E X T R A • Grammar Focus page 149 • WORD STORE booklet pages 4–5 • Workbook pages 20–31 or MyEnglishLab • MP3s – The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but take part. BARON PIERRE DE COUBERTIN 18631937, FOUNDER OF THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES


a ball

a ball



a ball

a ball



a ball

a ball

3 What can you do with a ball? Complete the captions for the photos in Exercise 2 with the verbs in the box.

bounce catch hit kick pass throw

4 SPEAKING With a partner, think about other ball sports. What can/ can’t you do with the ball? In basketball you can bounce the ball. You can pass it and catch it, but you can’ t kick it.


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