Numbers in Sport

Numbers in Sport

Numbers in Sport.

Numbers can be a difficult part of learning a new language.

New learners often confuse “hundreds” and “thousands”, “fifteen” and “fifty”, “half past six” with “six and a half hours” etc etc etc.

The only way to improve your number skills is with practice.

Start by learning important numbers for you: your age, your address, your phone number.

Then practice well known expressions such as “fifty-fifty”, “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”.

Also try this podcast in which Sue asks Chris 10 questions about numbers in sport.

You will need to listen several times; the first time you listen your main objective should be to focus on the numbers that Chris gives. Are you clear about 100s and 1000s ?  Can you recognize times ? Can you identity money quantities? What about dates ?

For the second time of listening,  focus on the questions and for the third time, just enjoy the conversation !

TRY THIS QUIZ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PODCAST: you will hear the same questions in the podcast as in the quiz. How many numbers can you recognize ? Practice saying all the numbers in the quiz and then listen again to the podcast. Your progress will be AMAZING !

Numbers in sport

After listening to the podcast try this quiz to consolidate your number skills. You can check your own answers with Chris' attempts.

Are you an Olympics Mastermind?

Are you an Olympics Mastermind?

Are you an Olympics Mastermind?

Are you an Olympics Mastermind?

Are you an Olympics Mastermind? The Rio Olympics are over, as we look forward to the Paralympics, we thought that our readers may like to try their hand at our last RIO olympics quiz of 2016.

Welcome to your Are you an Olympics mastermind?

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During the spectacular opening ceremony who lit the Olympic cauldron?

Day 1: Who won the first gold medal of the Games ?

Day 2: Oksana Chusovitina representing Ouzbékistan competed in her 7th Olympic Games. In which sport?

Day 3: Lilly King (USA) wagged her finger after winning the Women's 100m breaststroke competition. Why did she do that?

Day 4: What unexpected event occured in the Women's 10m synchronized diving competition ? 

Day 5: The Olympic flag was raised and the Olympic anthem was played for a gold medalist competing as an independent. In which sport did this happen?

Day 6: Which team won the first ever Rugby sevens competition in an Olympics and also won their country's first ever gold medal?

Day 7: Michel Phelps, winner of 23 gold medals, swam in the 100m Butterfly and came second. How many Olympic silver medals does he have?

Day 8: Golf returned to the Olympics after a break of 112 years. Who won the tournament?

Day 9: The super star of the Games, Usain Bolt, won the 100m. What was his winning time?

Day 10: Valegro won gold in which event?

Day 11: The last 2 competitors in a heat of the women's 5,000m were allowed to take part in the final. How come?

Day 12: In which event did the American women in the picture achieve a clean sweep of the medals?

Day 13: Which team got gold in the iconic women's beach volley competition on Copacabana beach?

Day 14: Usain Bolt won again ! How has his historic number of gold medal wins become known as ?

Day 15: In which sport were Brazilians absolutely ecstatic with their country's gold medal?

Day 16: We all know that the USA finished top of the medal table but which team was second?

Closing ceremony: Brazil passed the Olympic flag over to the next Olympic hosts. Where will the 2020 Games be held?

Be sure to click Submit Quiz to see your results!

Paralympic Sports Rio 2016

Paralympic Sports Rio 2016


Paralympic Sports Rio 2016

Paralympic Sports Rio 2016 – The Rio Olympics are over … or are they?

Well, no, they are not – the Paralympics Sports start in Rio from 7 to 18 September 2016.

Get ready for the intense excitement of 23 Paralympic sports.

528 events over the course of 11 days of competition will yield 225 medals for women, 265 for men and 38 mixed medals.

Paralympics sports

Great Olympic Moments

Great Olympic Moments

Great Olympic Moments

Great Olympic Moments

Few events have the ability to capture the public’s imagination like the Olympic Games.

Each Games seems to produce flashbulb moments that live in our collective memory for years.

From Jesse Owens’ triumph in Germany to Mo Farah’s historic runs at the 2012 Games, here is a look back at some of the moments that are forever etched in Olympic history.

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