Suitable for teaching 11 to 15s. This film explores the importance of preparation and research when preparing sports commentary.

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Students are encouraged to use the 5 W’s – Who, What, Where, When and Why – in order to prepare a commentary for Mo Farah’s final appearance at a major athletics championship.

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This clip is from the BBC series BBC 5 live Young Commentator – Live Lesson. A collection of films exploring sports commentary and its relationship to English language.

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