Saturday, 28 January 2017

He Shoots, She Scores! - Day 11 Wk 3

Week 3: It’s time to be entertained!
This week you will learn a great deal about the sports, television shows, movies, music, and people who are famous in your country. It will be a really entertaining week!
Day 11 – He Shoots, She Scores!
After a full week of sightseeing in your new country you are given tickets to attend a local sporting event. Check out the links below to see videos of athletes playing two of the most popular sports in each country.
Ice hockey - Olympic Gold Medal Game in 2002 between Canada and the United States of America [3:04 minutes]
Canadian football - Grey Cup (Championship) Game 2013 [8:52 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of game between Chile and England – 2013 [4:47 minutes]
Chilean rodeo - Example of a traditional Chilean rodeo [2:43 minutes]
Soccer (football) - Highlights of German women’s football team vs. the United States of America [2:22 minutes]
Motor sport - Footage of German Formula 1 driver, Michael Schumacher’s, the world’s most famous motor sport driver
Field hockey - Footage from Men’s Junior World Cup Game – Malaysia vs South Africa [2:31 minutes]
Badminton - Footage of Lee Chong Wei – the most famous badminton player in Malaysia [18:04 minutes]
United Kingdom
Rugby union - Highlights of Rugby World Cup game between England and Australia, 2015 [3:52 minutes]
Cricket - Highlights of England vs New Zealand match at Edgbaston, 2015 [1.54 minutes]
BaseballHighlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Soccer (football) Highlights of soccer game between Mexico and the United States of America [7:06 minutes]
United Arab Emirates
Soccer Highlights of soccer game between the United Arab Emirates and Australia [1:12 minutes]
Camel racingHighlights of camel racing in Abu Dhabi [4:32 minutes]
South Africa
CricketHighlights of semi-final game in World Cup between South Africa and New Zealand [3:20 minutes]
RugbyHighlights of 2016 Rugby Championship game between Australia and South Africa [4:48 minutes]
Sumo wrestling Sumo wrestling competition in Fukuoka, Japan [6:54 minutes]
Baseball - Highlights of World Baseball Competition Game between Japan and Mexico [4:33 minutes]
Aussie rules football Grand final game (2015) between Hawthorn and the West Coast Eagles [8:36 minutes]
Rugby league Rugby league test between Australia and New Zealand [1:48:26 minutes]
Now that you know a bit more about the sports that are popular overseas, it is time to think about what is popular in New Zealand. For today, your challenge is to…
Activity 1
Take a picture of yourself participating in a popular New Zealand sport. On your blog tell us the name of the sport and why you have chosen it.

The sport I am playing with my friend is called Rugby. I have chosen it because I think Rugby is a great way to get exercise, and get outdoors..  

Activity 2
Write a short paragraph describing your sporting hero. Who is he/she? Why are they your favourite sportsman?
My favourite athlete has to be Valarie Adams, because she represents New Zealand. She is a well-known shot putter, who has won world titles for youth, junior and senior Levels. She is 32 years old, and her youngest brother (Steven Adams) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder.
Bonus Activity
According to the Love New Zealand website, the most popular sports in New Zealand are rugby union, rugby league, netball, soccer and cricket. In your opinion, which of these sports is the best one? On your blog tell us which sport you think is the best. Be sure to tell us why. Give us as many reasons as you can!
In my opinion I think Netball is the best out of this list of sports. The first reason why I think Netball is the best sport is because men and women and play it. All of the other sports are just for men, which I think is unfair for women. The second reason why I think Netball is the best sport is because there's a lot of thinking, you only have 3 seconds to pass the ball! So you have to think fast if you want your team to win. Another reason why Netball is the best sport is because we get to work as a team. Most people in my class don't work in a team, they work individually. That is why I think Netball is the best sport.


  1. Hey Aaliyah,
    Great Work
    Keep going

  2. Hi Aaliyah,

    I agree that netball is a great sport. It's universal (i.e. both men and women can play it) and it's fun! Unfortunately, both my partner (Andy) and his son (Billy) have recently hurt themselves playing social netball so I'm a bit wary of it at the moment! Andy hurt his knee and Billy hurt his ankle. They have to take a few weeks off from playing but I would imagine that they will go back and play again soon. They love the opportunity that playing netball gives them to hang out with their friends and work together as a team to accomplish their goal.

    Do you enjoy playing netball, Aaliyah? Does anyone in your family play netball for a team here in Auckland?

    Bye for now!

    Rachel :)

  3. P.S. I love the picture of you playing rugby that you posted for Activity #1. Do you play for the school team?