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UNIT-7

135

SPORTS AND GAMES
UNIT 7
CBSE

(SUMMARY)
WRITING SKILLS • Completing a table SPEAKING SKILLS LISTENING SKILLS VOCABULARY • Recapitulating names of sports and games • Words related to achievement

SECTION

In this UNIT you will develop your

READING SKILLS

Introduction

(A) Interview with

Koneru Humpy,

the Chess

• Appreciating and incorporating others' points of view

Champion; the

game of chess and

Jesse Owens

• Identifying main • Planning, points of a written organising and text presenting ideas • Recognising how a • Writing a piece of writing is biography and a organised bio-data • Selecting & • Writing a extracting specific newspaper report information

• Expressing a point of view • Giving a biosketch of an eminent personality • Expressing and responding to personal feelings, attitudes and opinions • Listening for specific information

(B) It's Sports Day

• Using information from a score card to write a newspaper report in an appropriate style • Writing an e-mail

• Words related to competition

(C) Foot Ball and

Hockey

• Selecting and extracting specific information

SPORTS AND GAMES

• Planning, organising and presenting ideas in a PPT

• Framing questions to elicit answers • Giving a running commentary on a match

• Appreciation of the finer points of the game

• Words related to games and matches

MAIN COURSE BOOK

N I

SPORTS AND GAMES
In this unit…..

7

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11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Tennis Badminton Swimming Cycling

Introduction - Check how many games and sports you know and what you know about them. Also answer a quiz on Chess. (A) In an interview with Koneru Humpy, read about her achievements, make her biodata and write a brief bio-sketch to introduce her to an audience. Then complete Jesse Owens' biography and write an imaginary biography of one of your classmates (who might become a famous sports person!). 'It's Sports Day!', and we join the fun by listening to the commentary, filling in the scorecard and finding out which House has won. We then write a report about the Sports Meet for the local newspaper and an e-mail to a friend about your performance at the Meet. 'Hockey and Football' - read and discuss the similarities and differences of the games, and give a running commentary on a match. Also make a power point presentation on any other game you like. INTRODUCTION 1. How many of these sports and games do you know? Work with a partner and tick the ones you are familiar with and fill in the table given.

T

(B)

(C)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Motor-racing Skiing Canoeing Cricket Netball

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Soccer Running Sailing Volleyball Chess

Table -tennis

MAIN COURSE BOOK 1

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SPORTS AND GAMES
CBSE

UNIT-7
Name of Games / Sport Landsport (LS) or Watersport (WS)? Played by teams (T) or individuals (I) Popular in India (or in your country) Yes/No

2. 1.

Here is a small QUIZ for you to answer. (You can use the internet) What is the ancient Indian name for chess? ........................................................................................................................

2.

What is the ELO rating in chess? ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................

3.

What is the frequency of the Chess Olympiad? ........................................................................................................................

4.

Who was India's First International Master?...
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