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This is one of my free vocabulary lesson plans that is about extreme sports and the injuries that they can cause. Do you think that Formula 1 Car Racing is dangerous? What about cave diving, BASE jumping or high altitude mountaineering? Would you try any of these sports?

This is also one of my reading vocabulary lesson plans that uses an outstanding article from THE WEEK, which turns our attention to human courage and the indomitable power we all have within us to fight on and never give up, despite extremely challenging circumstances. Melanie Reid was a journalist who broke her back in a riding accident. She shares her sorrows, tears, challenges, joys and victories with us.

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This is one of my vocabulary lesson plans, and is suitable for upper-intermediate, advanced and proficiency level students (B2, C1 and C2). It is good for reading, conversation and vocabulary group classes, or one on one individual lessons.

Language Focus

The lesson starts off with a discussion about extremely dangerous sports. The students have to agree on their top 10. They will then compare their choices with a list that Forbes have prepared on their website, which indicates their top 10 with a description of each. The lesson then continues with a look at other more everyday sports, and the sorts of injuries that can be incurred by these sports.

As an added aside, I have included links to stories about famous people who have (sometimes miraculously) recovered from some rather extreme injuries.

The lesson then continues with a reading comprehension exercise based on the artilce from THE WEEK mentioned above. There are new words, collocations and synonyms for the students to learn before they read through the text, and then of course some fun vocabulary activities and games to finish off with.

This lesson is quite long, and can very easily be split up into 2 parts.

If you liked this lesson, why don't you have a look at one of my other vocabulary lesson plans J

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