Does a cyclist deserve the medal because the drug he used was not on the list of banned substances for a particular meet? The use of drugs has been a problem not only in cycling but also in other sports and the students will have a lot to say on the subject. The unit serves to introduce the vocabulary of cycling and to practice the imperative, but as always in content-based materials, it is the subject matter that carries the day.
Sports and television serve as a lead into the huge changes Spain has experienced in the last 50 years. The country has gone from being a relatively poor country to a very rich one. Only a short while ago, Spaniards left their country to work in Germany and Switzerland; today Spain receives immigrants from the whole world who do the jobs Spaniards are no longer willing to do.
Subject matter: sports; daily life
Vocabulary: games; cycling, running
Grammar: muy or mucho; agreement; imperative, preterit
Oral practice: questions about Spanish television programming; solitary sports vs. team sports
Homework: letter requesting information; solitary sports vs. team sports
Internet: Key word list to facilitate a search and further research
Store name; Miraflores
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