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Greenfield College

Sport and Inclusion

Sport and Inclusion

In this issue, kids from Greenfield College, a school for children with disabilities, join Five United for football training.
 
Ipul has an announcement. Next week, some students from Greenfields college are going to come and train here. The kids all look concerned – Hendro says “But Greenfields is for disabled kids”.
 
The coach says: ‘Football is for everyone – we can all train together.” Hendro is unhappy and the rest of the kids are worried. We’ll have to make some changes to our training, but it will be fun. We can all have a good time. Hendro announces that he’s not going.

Activity 1: In this activity, think about what has happened in the story so far, and think about what the different characters are thinking and why? Choose the answer you think is best, there isn't always a correct answer here.
What are the characters thinking?

Adhi and the team are sitting and talking. Adhi doesn’t want to train with the disabled kids and says it will be a waste of time. Budi says it doesn’t matter and he’s happy to train with anyone. Rini and Santi are a bit worried, but say that they will join in the session. Iwan says he doesn’t know.

Understanding

At the beginning of the story, some of the team are not sure about training with the team from Greenfield College and others are a bit negative. Take a look at these examples and then have a go at the activity to learn some similar phrases.

"It's a waste of time." Adhi reacted negatively to training with the kids from Greenfield College.

"I don't know, it'll be a bit diffferent, won't it?" Iwan wasn't sure about training with the kids from Greenfield College.

Activity 2: In the story there were some different reactions to training with the kids from Greenfield College. In this activity, put the different phrases into the correct categories: positive, negative or neutral.
Can you put each phrase in the correct group?

When the kids from Greenfields arrive, there are 5 of them. Two look very shy, one is on crutches. Two are in wheelchairs. They each have a person to help them. The group leader from Greenfields introduces the kids and the assistants. He says that the kids are shy and sometimes don’t like to join in, but asks people to be patient and to talk to the kids.

Ipul organizes a fitness activity that involves teams competing to complete some kind of activity course. Everyone gets really competitive and has a good time. Iwan says it looks like fun and joins in. Adhi watches from the sideline.

Grammar

the story, Iwan and Adhi used tag questions. We usually use tag questions in spoken language. For example:

"It's not really football training, is it?"  

If the main part of the verb is negative (is not), the question tag is positive (is it?).

"It will be a bit different, won't it?"  

If the main part of the verb is positive (will be), the question tag is negative (won't it?).

Have a go at the activity below, or check out our Learn English website for a few more of the rules about question tags and some practice activities.

Activity 3: In the story you saw some examples of tag questions. In this activity, try to type the correct question tag at the end of each sentence.
It's not difficult, is it?

At one point one of the kids in the wheelchairs falls over and Rini and Santi look scared, but Budi just helps them back into their chair. They keep on training and have a good time. Adhi is impressed by how well they work together.
 
Page 7: Adhi learns an important lesson.
 

The training session ends. The Greenfields kids and assistants are happy but tired. They leave and everyone says goodbye. Five United tell Ipul that it was a great training session. We learnt a lot about teamwork.

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What do you think?

Do you think Adhi made the right decision to take part in the training session? Why/why not?
How can we make sure that we involve people with disabilities in sport?
How can sport help people with disabilities in your community?
Tell us your answers in the comments section below.

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mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
01/07/2020
TR
5074
points

Yes because football is for everyone.


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mobeckham
01/07/2020 00:57
Turkey
Manchester United
5074

Yes because football is for everyone.

Czarek54321
14/02/2020
PL
314
points

I think Adhi can learn about teamwork.


Czarek54321
14/02/2020 18:12
Poland
Manchester City
314

I think Adhi can learn about teamwork.

josegsalass's picture
josegsalass
24/11/2019
VE
581
points

Yes, he needed this kind of training too.
We involve them when a group of them comes to train with us or we go to their centre for training together


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josegsalass
24/11/2019 02:19
Venezuela
Liverpool
581

Yes, he needed this kind of training too.
We involve them when a group of them comes to train with us or we go to their centre for training together

monxefe
07/10/2018
ES
203
points

We should not understimate anyone. We all can learn something from each other, no matther who we are. I think people with some kind of disabilities can teach us about courage, strengh, positiveness, teamwork and many other skills that we might not have ever thouht about it due to the fact that we have never had this need before.


monxefe
07/10/2018 14:39
Spain
Manchester City
203

We should not understimate anyone. We all can learn something from each other, no matther who we are. I think people with some kind of disabilities can teach us about courage, strengh, positiveness, teamwork and many other skills that we might not have ever thouht about it due to the fact that we have never had this need before.

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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
4754
points

People with disabilities in my area are helped by myself to cross roads if am close by or I sometimes run errands for them.


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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 04:17
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

People with disabilities in my area are helped by myself to cross roads if am close by or I sometimes run errands for them.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
4754
points

By bringing them together in a game and reducing the intensity of the game so they can enjoy too


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 04:16
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

By bringing them together in a game and reducing the intensity of the game so they can enjoy too

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
4754
points

Adhi made the right decision to take part in the training session, this would make the physically challenged persons fill loved


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 04:14
Ghana
Manchester United
4754

Adhi made the right decision to take part in the training session, this would make the physically challenged persons fill loved

joto
09/03/2016
AT
271
points

He made right decision because he realised they can all work together as a team.


joto
09/03/2016 18:34
Austria
Stoke City
271

He made right decision because he realised they can all work together as a team.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016
TR
1761
points

We can educate people at this point.


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HakanUslu1881
06/03/2016 03:56
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

We can educate people at this point.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/02/2016
PS
3705
points

yes because football is for all.


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assemjuve
02/02/2016 16:46
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

yes because football is for all.

Nita's picture
Nita
19/12/2015
XK
35
points

1.Yes Adhi made the right decision because everyone has right to play football.
2.We have to be organized and invite them to join us and help them in every sports.
3.In my community sport always involve people with disabilities because they should have equal opportunity with the orthers.


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Nita
19/12/2015 21:20
Kosovo
Manchester United
35

1.Yes Adhi made the right decision because everyone has right to play football.
2.We have to be organized and invite them to join us and help them in every sports.
3.In my community sport always involve people with disabilities because they should have equal opportunity with the orthers.

Rich's picture
Rich
21/12/2015
ES
504
points

Thanks for your comment Nita and welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
21/12/2015 15:32
Spain
Liverpool
504

Thanks for your comment Nita and welcome to Premier Skills English!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

AleksandarR
06/12/2015
ME
518
points

Another great message, great job :D


AleksandarR
06/12/2015 11:08
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

Another great message, great job :D

Rich's picture
Rich
07/12/2015
ES
504
points

Thanks for your positive comment Aleksandar and welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills Enlgish Team


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Rich
07/12/2015 22:25
Spain
Liverpool
504

Thanks for your positive comment Aleksandar and welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills Enlgish Team

nikosonris
01/12/2015
UA
2453
points

Just a minor typo in 'Multiple Choice' activity Q4: b. Because he thinks he's better than him. (should be 'them' instead)


nikosonris
01/12/2015 16:16
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Just a minor typo in 'Multiple Choice' activity Q4: b. Because he thinks he's better than him. (should be 'them' instead)

nikosonris
01/12/2015
UA
2453
points

That's a good example of inclusion. In this way people with disabilities feel they are needed, which is very important for them. And I do agree that it is a nice activity to train teamwork. Unfortunately, there is not much attention paid to people with disabilities in my country. But I think sport can surely make a difference for them. I can't help admiring people with disabilities who strive for achievements in sports (e.g. the Paralympic games), and I must admit Ukrainians have got pretty much to be proud of.


nikosonris
01/12/2015 16:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

That's a good example of inclusion. In this way people with disabilities feel they are needed, which is very important for them. And I do agree that it is a nice activity to train teamwork. Unfortunately, there is not much attention paid to people with disabilities in my country. But I think sport can surely make a difference for them. I can't help admiring people with disabilities who strive for achievements in sports (e.g. the Paralympic games), and I must admit Ukrainians have got pretty much to be proud of.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
01/12/2015
ME
3557
points

In my community people with disabilities take part in basketball matches, bowling and darts. There are so many ways to show their talent, only that the social institutions should take care more of them, insure their financial condition and make space for coordination and presence in all social events.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
01/12/2015 15:41
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

In my community people with disabilities take part in basketball matches, bowling and darts. There are so many ways to show their talent, only that the social institutions should take care more of them, insure their financial condition and make space for coordination and presence in all social events.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
01/12/2015
ME
3557
points

We should all organise competitions, and give all the people with disabilities to improve themselves in many fields, not only in sport activities. But, yes, sport is a great opportunity to show everyone it can be a competitive and interesting event.


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aragorn1986
01/12/2015 15:37
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

We should all organise competitions, and give all the people with disabilities to improve themselves in many fields, not only in sport activities. But, yes, sport is a great opportunity to show everyone it can be a competitive and interesting event.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015
RW
2320
points

Good idea


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MUGEMANYI
02/12/2015 06:25
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Good idea

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
01/12/2015
ME
3557
points

He made right decision because he realised they can all work together as a team.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
01/12/2015 15:33
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

He made right decision because he realised they can all work together as a team.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
04/12/2015
RW
2320
points

You're right,teamwork is the most successful


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
04/12/2015 08:37
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

You're right,teamwork is the most successful

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