Together: Olympic Inspiration

rioThe Olympics will be here upon us in no time.  So much excitement and its a great topic to harness student motivation.

This is a very inspiring and poetic promo video for Rio.  One of 4 promo videos. the others are Respect, Breath and Counting Stars. View them here.

Use this video with students 2 ways or both ways!  

1.  As a listening cloze. Play the video and students fold the sheet and fill in the blanks. Play as many times as necessary.

2. As a rewrite exercise.  Student listen to the original with the handout.  Then ask students to write their own version in the blanks, use their own words. Students can present and read out their narration in class with the video sound off.

Download The Video File      Download the listening and rewrite sheet

Get hundreds of “Olympic” resources on EFL Classroom 2.0  and also see the Olympic Gif Books.

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2 Responses

  1. Mark Murphy says:

    I tried watching the video but it was blocked. I just wanted to give you a heads up 🙂

  2. David Deubelbeiss says:

    Thanks Mark. I’ll post an alternative shortly. It’s a continual problem with youtube when channels/members change their settings.

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