Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Make a list of ten or more types of sport. Write down the English words you already know. Look up any words you know in Dutch but not in English.
b Name your favourite sport. Write or tell in 2 or 3 sentences why you like this sport so much. It doesn’t have to be a sport you are active in yourself!
Because of concerns about concussions, children younger than 12 in the United Kingdom will no longer be allowed to head the ball during football practices. So what is a concussion?
Read this fact sheet to learn more.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. athletes||a. a person who teaches and trains an athlete or performer|
|2. concussion||b. a sudden, rough movement|
|3. skull||c. annoyed; feeling uncomfortable or unpleasant|
|4. healthcare provider||d. to be so sick that the food that you have eaten comes out through your mouth|
|5. coach||e. to become healthy or well again|
|6. to heal||f. causing death|
|7. recovery||g. damage to the brain that is caused by something hitting the head very hard|
|8. fatal||h. to help or give someone advice to do something|
|9. a jolt||i. moving slowly or lazily|
|10. sluggish||j. people who are trained in or good at sports and games|
|11. foggy||k. person who takes care of your health, like a doctor or nurse|
|12. bothered||l. the bones that form the head and face of a person or animal|
|13. to vomit||m. the process of becoming healthy after an illness or injury|
|14. stomach||n. the soft front part of your body just below the chest|
|15. to encourage||o. vague or confused|
a True or false?
1 A headache can be a symptom of a concussion.
2 It is okay to keep on playing with a concussion.
3 It takes time for your brain to heal.
4 Only you can tell if you have a concussion.
5 You can get a concussion when you fall on your head.
6 You may have a concussion when you are bothered by light or noise.
b What should you do if you think that you have a concussion? Choose all the correct answers.
1 First finish the training.
2 Get checked out.
3 Give your brain time to heal.
4 Play and practice as much as you can.
5 Report It.
c “It’s up to you to report your symptoms”. This means:
1 Do not report any concussion symptoms until after an important game.
2 It is your duty to tell people if you think you have a concussion.
3 Real team players don’t bother other people with their concussion symptoms.
4 You don’t have to report anything, just do as you like.
d “It’s better to miss one game than the whole season.” Explain in your own words what this means.