Rio Olympic Games 2016 – Worksheets using Authentic Material

Good afternoon, dear teachers!

After a long break, I am back to posting new worksheets and board games. I won’t be long for such a long time again, promise!

Are you ready for the Olympic Games starting next Friday? We all know how important it is to bring culture to our classes and we must not ignore the chance to explore the games and its history. Furthermore, there is a lot of authentic material waiting to be used in EFL/ESL classes out there.

The link to download all the worksheets and videos will be at the end of the post.

[CEFR A1] – Beginner Vocabulary Lesson

Don’t forget to go through the stages:

Lead-in > Presentation > Practice > Production
Ex. 1               Ex. 2              Ex. 3 and 4        Ex. 5

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ANSWER KEY:

Ex. 1: Oral activity.
Ex. 2: running / basketball / volleyball / golf / swimming / sailing
cycling / judo / soccer / gymnastics / rowing / table tennis.
Ex. 3: (x) gymnastics / (x) running / (x) volleyball.
Ex. 4: Personal answers.
Ex. 5: Personal answers.

[CEFR A1+] – Elementary Reading Lesson

Lead-in > Reading for Gist > Reading for Detail > Follow-up
Ex. 1                Ex. 2                                  Ex. 3                    Ex. 4

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ANSWER KEY:

Ex. 1: Oral activity.
Ex. 2: 2 / 3 / 1 / 4.
Ex. 3: a. Lagoa Stadium / b. Beach Arena / c. Beach Arena / d. Maracanã Stadium / e. Lagoa Stadium / f. Olympic Arena / g. Maracanã Stadium / h. Olympic Arena
Ex. 4: Oral activity.

[CEFR A2] – Pre-Intermediate Reading Lesson

Lead-in > Reading for Gist > Reading for Detail > Follow-up
Ex. 1                Ex. 2                                  Ex. 3                    Ex. 4

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ANSWER KEY:

Ex. 1: Oral activity.
Ex. 2: Apparently not. The Australians and Eduardo Paes made amends for the misunderstanding.
Ex. 3: a. F / b. T / c. T / d. F / e. T / f. F / g. T
Ex. 4: Oral activity.

[CEFR A2+] – Low Intermediate Listening Lesson

Lead-in > Listening for Gist > Listening for Detail > Follow-up
Ex. 1                Ex. 2                                  Ex. 3                    Ex. 4

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ANSWER KEY:

Ex. 1: Oral activity / Personal answers.
Ex. 2: Failure of infrastructure in the Olympic Games in Rio.
Ex. 3: a. Third / b. Third / c. Second / d. Second / e. Third / f. Second / g. First
Ex. 4: Oral activity.

[CEFR B1] – Intermediate Listening Lesson

Lead-in > Listening for Gist > Listening for Detail > Follow-up
Ex. 1                Ex. 2                                  Ex. 3                    Ex. 4

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ANSWER KEY:

Ex. 1: Oral activity.
Ex. 2: Yes! Even though it is simpler than London’s, it meets the requirements.
Ex. 3: a. F  / b. F / c. T / d. F / e. T / f. T / g. T
Ex. 4: Oral activity.

[CEFR B2] – Upper Intermediate Reading Lesson

Lead-in > Listening for Gist > Listening for Detail > Follow-up
NI*                  Ex. 1                                  Ex. 2                         NI*

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ANSWER KEY:

Ex. 1: Personal answer.
Ex. 2: a. pentathlon / b. rowing / c. canoeing &kayaking / d. sailing / e. rowing / f. judo & shooting

*NI: not included.

Click here to download all the material from this post.

I hope you enjoy the worksheets and you have a nice class!
I’m looking forward to hearing from you about the experience using these lessons!

See you around!

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13 thoughts on “Rio Olympic Games 2016 – Worksheets using Authentic Material

  1. Hi Eduardo!
    I got to know your awesome website earlier today.
    I’ve just downloaded the activities, and I am going to use all of them except for the B2 Lesson. Not because I didn’t like it, but because all the groups I have right now range from A1 to B1.
    I’ll be back to let you know how it went in my classes.
    Thanks a lot for sharing! 🙂

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      • Hi Eduardo!
        I used the activities for A1, A1+, A2, A2+ and B1 levels.
        My students and I enjoyed them very much. They even made comments on the layout and design, they look very organized and beautiful.
        I especially like the fact that they are based on authentic materials and provide students with opportunities to speak.

        The A2+ activity has a grammar mistake in the first multiple-choice question: “didn’t accomplished it”.

        Thank you very much for making your materials available for other teachers. Keep them coming. 🙂

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  2. Pingback: Rio Olympics: a conversation lesson | ricardo barros elt

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