Sports Lesson

  • Topic: Sports Lesson Dialogue
  • Communication Objectives: In this ESL lesson will teach learners to express preference of different kinds of sports. Students will learn expressions used when talking about their favorite sports.
  • Language Objectives: The lesson will teach learners how to express likes and preference and also how to talk about personal abilities using some adjectives followed by prepositions - good at, bad at. They will also learn how to compare things in the most basic manner.


  • Dialogue Story:  It's a sports day at school. Freddie, Lisa and the others are on the play ground. A lot is happening. Students are playing different kinds of sports. A conversation begins about their sports preferences and an expression of their abilities.  Freddie and Bob are amazed by a short boy outplaying the tall boys in basketball, which goes to teach kids not to be stereotypical about their judgment of others.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • I like playing volleyball.
    • Sally is good at playing volleyball.
    • The short boy is good at playing basketball.
    • He is better than the tall boys.
    • I can run faster.
  • Grammar:  adjectives followed by prepositions (good at, bad at), comparatives (better than, faster)

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Vocabulary:  basketball, volleyball, soccer, table tennis, badminton, tennis, running