Background

Beginner's Guide to the Olympics - YouTube

Beginner’s Guide to the Olympics – YouTube A2https://youtu.be/RhvpQNvKlPMWhat’s behind the Games? Find the answers to the most frequent questions.

Olympiska spelens antika ursprung - Armand D'Angour - YouTube

The ancient origins of the Olympics – Armand D’Angour – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/VdHHus8IgYAThousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part

of a religious festival…  

 

History of the Olympics | National Geographic - YouTube (2:21)

History of the Olympics | National Geographic – YouTube (2:21)https://youtu.be/mQ94xbXnYu4Once every two years, the top athletes in the world vie for the coveted Olympic gold medal.

PyeongChang 2018 | CBC Olympics

PyeongChang 2018 | CBC Olympicshttps://olympics.cbc.ca/Experience the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on CBC. Watch events live or on-demand.

 

Winter Olympics 2018 Location: A Look at PyeongChang | Time

Winter Olympics 2018 Location: A Look at PyeongChang | Timehttp://time.com/5070315/winter-olympics-2018-location/The 2018 Olympics will be South Korea’s first Winter Games

 

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Gameshttps://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/indexCountdown, News and Calendar of Events of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

 

Olympic Rings – Symbol of the Olympic Movementhttps://www.olympic.org/olympic-ringsOlympic Games Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games Youth Olympic Games All LA 2028 Paris 2024 Beijing 2022 Tokyo 2020 Pyeongchang 2018 Rio 2016 Sochi 2014 London 2012…

 

How Olympians Have Changed (1924-2014) - YouTube

How Olympians Have Changed (1924-2014) – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/OXw9P6sCcF4What has changed in nearly 100 years of sports? DAILY EPISODES, answering your burning Olympic questions.

Warm-up

PyeongChang 2018 Mascot Animation - YouTube (1:49)

PyeongChang 2018 Mascot Animation – YouTube (1:49)https://youtu.be/vxE8v72B6xU Please enjoy the animation featuring Soohorang, the white tiger mascot of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games

Complete List of 2018 Winter Olympic Sports and Who to Watch | Time

Complete List of 2018 Winter Olympic Sports and Who to Watch | Time (3:38)http://time.com/5068205/winter-olympic-sports-pyeongchang-2018/Here’s what to watch as Team USA heads to the games

 

Vocabulary

Learn Winter Olympic Sports. Easy English Conversation Practice. - YouTube

Learn Winter Olympic Sports. Easy English Conversation Practice. – YouTube (2:57)https://youtu.be/q7fsvYr_g6EStudy Winter Olympic Sports in English. Speak English Now! (A1)

The List of Winter Olympic Sports (The Winter Olympic Games) | Discover The World to 2018 - YouTube

The List of Winter Olympic Sports (The Winter Olympic Games) | Discover The World to 2018 – YouTube (2:16)https://youtu.be/xH7Lcc-DEwAThe List of Winter Olympic Sports (The Winter Olympic Games) | Discover The World to 2018 (A2)

Winter-Olympics-vocabulary-lesson - Eslflow

Winter-Olympics-vocabulary-lesson – Eslflow http://eslflow.com/Winter-Olympics-vocabulary-lesson.htmlWinter Olympics vocabulary worksheet for English language learners.(A2)

English Vocabulary Words - Olympics - YouTube

English Vocabulary Words – Olympics – YouTube (5:03)https://youtu.be/dmF498Ri4ssVocabulary Builder Course: In today’s lesson, you’re going to learn some general vocabulary for talking about the Olympics (A2-B1)

 

Lesson Plans

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games

BBC – Primary History – Ancient Greeks – The Olympic Games A2http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_games/The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece.

The Olympic Games - then and now | LearnEnglish - British Council

The Olympic Games – then and now | LearnEnglish – British Councilhttps://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine/olympic-games-then-and-nowIn 2004 the Olympic Games returned to its home in Greece, where it began around 3000 years ago.

 

How two decisions led me to Olympic glory - Steve Mesler | TED-Ed

How two decisions led me to Olympic glory – Steve Mesler | TED-Edhttps://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-two-decisions-led-me-to-olympic-gloryFrom setback and injury to an Olympic gold medal — see how confidently making decisions led one bobsledder down an unexpected pathway to victory.

Reading


Winter Olympics 2018 Details | POPSUGAR Fitness

Winter Olympics 2018 Details | POPSUGAR Fitnesshttps://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Winter-Olympics-2018-Details-44259749It’ll be here before you know it (A2)

List of Winter Olympic Sports

List of Winter Olympic Sportshttp://www.topendsports.com/events/winter/sports/The list of sports at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has not changed since skeleton was added in 2002.

Sports - Winter Olympics - BBC Sport

Sports – Winter Olympics – BBC Sporthttp://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/sportsCompetitors ski down mountain runs in events ranging from the speed of the downhill to the technicality of negotiating tight slalom turns.

Winter Olympics: The drama of the Games - BBC News

Winter Olympics: The drama of the Games – BBC Newshttp://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25917739As athletes prepare to take part in the Winter Olympics, competitors from previous years share the drama and emotion of their own personal stories.
PyeongChang 2018 Olympics | Next Winter Games in Koreahttps://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games Youth Olympic Games All LA 2028 Paris 2024 Beijing 2022 Tokyo 2020 Pyeongchang 2018 Latest News

 

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018http://www.telegraph.co.uk/pyeongchang-winter-olympics-2018/Daily updates from The Telegraph

Listening

PyeongChang 2018: Your Games - YouTube (27:58)

PyeongChang 2018: Your Games – YouTube (27:58)https://youtu.be/0l_xUYlq-S0Are you ready for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018? Whether you are a first-time or returning Olympian, your goal is to compete to the very best of …

 

Viewing

Amazing Olympic Facts - YouTube

Amazing Olympic Facts – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/fOyO6l75GU8NEW Special Series answering your burning Olympic questions.

2018 Winter Olympics - YouTube

2018 Winter Olympics – YouTube (1:49)https://youtu.be/PVoefPVHrmgThe 23rd Winter Olympic Games take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from 9-25 February 2018.

The Buildings of the Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018 | The B1M - YouTube

The Buildings of the Winter Olympics: PyeongChang 2018 | The B1M – YouTube (6:12)https://youtu.be/w0sWzomx8YIThe 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be the largest-ever winter Games. Here we take a look at the key buildings and facilities hosting …

Stunning drone footage of 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea venue - YouTube

Stunning drone footage of 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea venue – YouTube (0:48)https://youtu.be/xJoSpizpXIwThe 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang,  here’s a look at some of the sites and venues of the Games.

Science of the Olympic Winter Games: Figure skating physics - Science360 - Video Library

Science of the Olympic Winter Games: Figure skating physics – Science360 – Video Libraryhttps://science360.gov/obj/tkn-video/11795e13-f6de-4334-a57a-dab7a90383ab/science-olympic-winter-games-figure-skating-physicsMaintaining good balance, or stability, is basic to everything a skater does.

David Attenborough - Olympic Curling - YouTube

David Attenborough – Olympic Curling – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Q79aUl-s2AcDavid Attenborough describes Olympic curling as if it’s a nature program.                       …

 

How Two Decisions Led Me to Olympic Glory - Steve Mesler - YouTube

How Two Decisions Led Me to Olympic Glory – Steve Mesler – YouTube (4:01)https://youtu.be/imGfY8nb9jw From setback and injury to an Olympic gold medal — see how confidently making decisions led one bobsledder down an unexpected pathway to victory.

Why Are Olympic Records Always Broken? - YouTube

Why Are Olympic Records Always Broken? – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/il2ex8trQjgHow do athletes continually beat world records? Watch “Will Humans Ever Plateau?”: http://bit.ly/NCHH2p See the other Olympic episodes: http://bit.ly/1n5llRo…

Speaking

Discussion Questions

Worksheets

Winter Olympics:Guess My Sport worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Winter Olympics:Guess My Sport worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/winter_olympicsguess_my_sport/actions/103739Can you guess the name of the winter Olympic sport from the description on the card? If not, the answers are on page 2. An opportunity to learn the names of the winter Olympic…

2018 Winter Olympics worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

2018 Winter Olympics worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/2018_winter_olympics/sports-olympicswintersportssnowkoreasouth-korea/63914The above downloadable worksheet is a great resource for elementary school students

 

More Materials

Olympics lesson plans for teachers : eslflow webguide

Olympics lesson plans for teachers : eslflow webguidehttp://eslflow.com/olympicslessonplans.htmlA variety of Olympics teaching ideas, handouts, lesson plans, and activities for students in the classroom.

 

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