Today we looked at sport in general and sports psychology. We discussed how to be successful in sport and what physical and mental traits are required. We then watched the video below about the application and usefulness of sports psychology:

The main task of the class was to analyse and complete a reading part 6 exam task, based on the topic of sports psychology. We worked through it in conjunction with this powerpoint:

CAE reading part 6



Your class has attended a panel discussion on the action governments can take to promote health and fitness among young people. You have made the notes below.

Action to promote health and fitness among young people

• improve teaching in schools.

• improves attitudes to competitiveness.

• improve the image of sports.

Some opinions expressed during the discussion

‘There need to be specialist sports teachers for children and students of all ages.’

‘Some young people are put off by the pressure to compete.’

‘A lot of young people don’t think it’s cool to take part in sports.’

Write an essay for your tutor, discussing two of the actions in your notes. You should explain which action you think is more important, giving reasons to support your opinion.

You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed during the discussion but you should use your own words as far as possible.

Write your essay in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.

In class two we are looking at part 3 of the reading and use of english exam. We will look at pages 17-19 of the book with regards to prefixes and suffixes. Students will then create and complete an exam task.

Homework: page 20