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Why Irish Hurling Is the Fastest Game on Grass

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Video Length: 3:45

Updated on: 08/16/2019

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the game of hurling in Ireland. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about hurling and Ireland. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'as + adjective/adverb + as'. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity.

Video Description

Great Big Story does a cover on the national sport of Ireland - known as hurling. The game predates Irish history and used to be training for warriors in ancient times. In this video, meet one of its players, Danny Cullen, who is the senior captain of his county’s team in a rural county of Ireland. For him and many other, hurling is much more than just a sport.

Lesson Activities

Hurling, Sports
Short Answers, Numbers in the Video
Adjectives, Missing Letters, Context Usage
As + [Adjective / Adverb] + as
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

The Irish Game of Hurling

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