The Reading / Listening - Team Sports - Level 0

Training in sports teams is best for all-round fitness. Team sport players have endurance and stamina. Researchers say the key to all-round fitness was strength, endurance and stamina. Cycling, running or swimming is great for this. Doing housework and climbing stairs was also good.



The study looked at 228 athletes. There were cyclists, bodybuilders, and basketball and football players. The researchers tested the athletes' power, their ability to jump, and their oxygen use. A professor said power athletes should do endurance training and endurance athletes should do power training. Team players do both.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Team Sports - Level 1 Team Sports - Level 2   or  Team Sports - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48711579
  • https://road.cc/content/news/262666-team-sport-players-training-sees-them-get-benefits-both-endurance-and-power
  • https://www.themaynepress.com/2019/06/23/top-power-and-endurance-training-key-to-all-round-fitness/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. best
  2. Team sport players
  3. endurance
  4. the key to all-
  5. endurance and
  6. swimming is great
  7. doing
  8. climbing stairs was
  1. for this
  2. and stamina
  3. also good
  4. have endurance
  5. housework
  6. for all-round fitness
  7. stamina
  8. round fitness

Paragraph 2

  1. The study looked
  2. basketball and
  3. researchers tested the athletes'
  4. their ability
  5. oxygen
  6. endurance
  7. power
  8. Team players do
  1. athletes
  2. to jump
  3. both
  4. football players
  5. power
  6. training
  7. use
  8. at 228 athletes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Training in sports teams (1) ___________________ all-round fitness. Team (2) ___________________ endurance and stamina. Researchers say (3) ___________________ all-round fitness was strength, endurance and stamina. Cycling, (4) _________________ is great for this. (5) ___________________ climbing stairs (6) ___________________.

The study (7) ___________________ athletes. There were cyclists, bodybuilders, (8) ___________________ football players. The researchers (9) ___________________ power, their ability to jump, and (10) ___________________. A professor said power (11) ___________________ endurance training and endurance athletes should do power training. Team (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Traininginsportsteamsisbestforall-roundfitness.Teamsportplayers
haveenduranceandstamina.Researcherssaythekeytoall-roundfitn
esswasstrength,enduranceandstamina.Cycling,runningorswimmin
gisgreatforthis.Doinghouseworkandclimbingstairswasalsogood.The
studylookedat228athletes.Therewerecyclists,bodybuilders,andbas
ketballandfootballplayers.Theresearcherstestedtheathletes'power,
theirabilitytojump,andtheiroxygenuse.Aprofessorsaidpowerathlete
sshoulddoendurancetrainingandenduranceathletesshoulddopowert
raining.Teamplayersdoboth.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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