English Lesson on Tiger Woods

 Famous People Lessons.com

  PDF | Word | Quiz | Help my site


Follow this site and my other sites on Facebook.

THE LESSON ON TIGER WOODS

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Tiger Woods. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


READ

Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers ever. He has the potential to be the greatest of all time. He has been number one in the world for most of the past decade and looks like hanging on to that position for a while to come. His real name is Eldrick; Tiger is a nickname his father gave him.

Tiger shot to fame as a two-year-old. He showed off his skills on television in 1978 with comedian Bob Hope. In 1990, aged 15, he became the youngest ever U.S. Junior Amateur Champion. There were dozens of records and victories in between. In 1994, Woods became the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship. He turned professional two years later.

Sports experts predict he will become sports first billionaire. He cannot stop winning. He has the second highest number of major golf championships of any male player, and he’s still young. His career is full of impressive records. He’s the youngest player to win the US Open and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments. It seems likely he’ll break more records.

Woods is a Buddhist. He got his faith from his Thai mother. He said it helps control his stubbornness and impatience. It perhaps also explains his charity work. He has set up many projects to help disadvantaged youngsters. He believes being a good role model is much more important than golf and has helped thousands of teenagers around the world.

245 words

Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted biographies.

MY e-BOOK


SEE A SAMPLE


Mail this lesson to friends and teachers. Click the @ below.

SYNONYM MATCH

Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Are your answers the same as other students’?

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

potential

a.

rose

2

of all time

b.

displayed

3.

while

c.

ever

4.

shot

d.

capability

5.

showed off

e.

became

6.

turned

f.

time


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

experts

g.

forecast

8.

predict

h.

religion

9.

likely

i.

specialists

10.

faith

j.

pigheadedness

11

stubbornness

k

needy

12

disadvantaged

l

probable

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article:

1.

the potential to be the greatest

a.

disadvantaged youngsters

2

hanging on to that position for

b.

skills on television

3.

Tiger shot to fame

c.

a while to come

4.

He showed off his

d.

break more records

5.

dozens of records and

e.

from his Thai mother

6.

His career is full

f.

of all time

7.

It seems likely he’ll

g.

as a two-year-old

8.

He got his faith

h.

much more important

9.

projects to help

i.

victories in between

10.

being a good role model is

j.

of impressive records

LISTENING GAP FILL

Tiger Woods _______________ successful golfers ever. He has the potential to be the greatest of all time. He has been number one in _______________ of the past decade and looks like hanging _______________ position for a _______________. His real name is Eldrick; Tiger is a nickname his father gave him.

Tiger _______________ a two-year-old. He showed off his skills on television in 1978 with comedian Bob Hope. In 1990, aged 15, he became _______________ U.S. Junior Amateur Champion. There _______________ records and victories in between. In 1994, Woods became the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship. He _______________ two years later.

__________________ he will become sports first billionaire. He cannot stop winning. He has the second ________________ major golf championships of any male player, and he’s still young. His _______________ impressive records. He’s the youngest player to win the US Open and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments. It _______________ break more records.

Woods is a Buddhist. He ___________________ Thai mother. He said it helps control his _______________ impatience. It perhaps also explains his charity work. He __________________ projects to help disadvantaged youngsters. He _______________ good role model is much more important than golf and has helped thousands of teenagers around the world.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD

Delete the wrong word in each of the pairs in italics.

Tiger Woods is one / once of the most successful golfers ever. He has the potential to been / be the greatest of all time. He has been number one in the world for most / best of the past decade and looks like hanging on to that position for a when / while to come. His real name is Eldrick; Tiger is a nickname his father gave him.

Tiger shot to fame as / was a two-year-old. He showed off / on his skills on television in 1978 with comedian Bob Hope. In 1990, aged 15, he became the youngest ever U.S. Junior Amateur Champion. There were dozen / dozens of records and victories in between. In 1994, Woods became the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship. He turned professional two years later / sooner.

Sports experts / exports predict he will become sports first billionaire. He cannot stop whining / winning. He has the second highest number of major golf championships of any mail / male player, and he’s still young. His career is full of impressive records. He’s the youngest player to win the US Open and the youngest and fastest to win 50 tournaments. It seems likely / likelihood he’ll break more records.

Woods is a Buddhist. He got his faithful / faith from his Thai mother. He said it helps control / controls his stubbornness and impatience. It perhaps also explains his charity work. He has set / sit up many projects to help disadvantaged youngsters. He believes being a good role / roll model is much more important than golf and has helped thousands of teenagers around the world.

SPELLING

The underlined, jumbled words are from the text. Spell them correctly.

Paragraph 1
 

1.

one of the most sufccusesl golfers ever

2.

He has the eotinplat to be the greatest

3.

number one in the world for most of the past addece

4.

Tiger is a ceimaknn his father gave him


Paragraph 2
 

5.

Tiger shot to mfea as a two-year-old

6.

There were oeznds of records and victories

7.

the youngest ever reiwnn

8.

He ndreut professional two years later


Paragraph 3
 

9.

Sports experts edcitrp he will become sports first billionaire

10.

He cannot stop ninnwgi

11.

His career is full of impressive rosrdce

12.

It seems ylkeli he’ll break more


Paragraph 4
 

13.

He got his thfai from his Thai mother

14.

it helps nlrotoc his stubbornness and impatience

15.

help disadvantaged nsuryegtos

16.

thousands of tregseane around the world

PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

 

of impressive records. He’s the youngest player to win the US Open and the youngest and

(    )

 

Tiger shot to fame as a two-year-old. He showed off his skills

( 1 )

 

Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers ever. He has the potential to be the

(    )

 

important than golf and has helped thousands of teenagers around the world.

(    )

 

Sports experts predict he will become sports first billionaire. He cannot stop

(    )

 

stubbornness and impatience. It perhaps also explains his charity work. He has set

(    )

 

Woods is a Buddhist. He got his faith from his Thai mother. He said it helps control his

(    )

 

on television in 1978 with comedian Bob Hope. In 1990, aged 15, he became the youngest ever U.S. Junior Amateur Champion. There were dozens of

(    )

 

up many projects to help disadvantaged youngsters. He believes being a good role model is much more

(    )

 

greatest of all time. He has been number one in the world for most of the past decade and looks like hanging on

(    )

 

fastest to win 50 tournaments. It seems likely he’ll break more records.

(    )

 

to that position for a while to come. His real name is Eldrick; Tiger is a nickname his father gave him.

(    )

 

winning. He has the second highest number of major golf championships of any male player, and he’s still young. His career is full

(    )

 

winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship. He turned professional two years later.

(    )

 

records and victories in between. In 1994, Woods became the youngest ever

SCRAMBLED SENTENCES

With your partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

most   golfers   one   the   successful   ever   of

2.

of   most   for   decade   past   the

3.

that   a   come   to   for   to   on   position   while   hanging

4.

shot   to   fame   as   a   two-year-old   Tiger

5.

turned   He   later   years   two   professional

6.

billionaire   first   sports   become   will   he

7.

impressive   His   is   of   records   career   full

8.

mother   Thai   his   from   faith   his   got   He

9.

control   it   his   helps   stubbornness

10.

model   being   is   a   much   good   more   role   important

TIGER WOODS DISCUSSION

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

What do you know about Tiger Woods?

2.

Would you like to meet Tiger Woods?

3.

What would you like to know about Tiger Woods and why?

4.

___________________________________________________

5.

___________________________________________________

6.

___________________________________________________

7.

___________________________________________________

8.

___________________________________________________

------------------------------------

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

What did you learn from this text about Tiger Woods?

2.

What questions would you like to ask Tiger Woods?

3.

What would his answers be to those questions?

4.

___________________________________________________

5.

___________________________________________________

6.

___________________________________________________

7.

___________________________________________________

8.

___________________________________________________

TIGER WOODS SURVEY

Write five questions about Tiger Woods in the table. Do this in pairs/groups. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

Without your partner, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

_____________

STUDENT 2

_____________

STUDENT 3

_____________

Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

Return to your original partner(s) and share and talk about what you found out.  Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITING

Write about Tiger Woods for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find more information about Tiger Woods. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. TIGER WOODS POSTER: Make a poster showing the different stages of the life of Tiger Woods. Show your poster to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all find out similar things?

4. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Tiger Woods. Include an imaginary interview with him. Write about what he does every day and what he thinks about.

Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to Tiger Woods. Ask him three questions about his life. Give him three suggestions on what he should do in his future. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your “Tiger Woods expert” partner(s) will try and answer your questions.

ANSWERS

SYNONYM MATCH:

Paragraphs 1 and 2
 

 

 

1.

potential

a.

capability

2

of all time

b.

ever

3.

while

c.

time

4.

shot

d.

rose

5.

showed off

e.

displayed

6.

turned

f.

became


Paragraphs 3 and 4
 

 

 

7.

experts

g.

specialists

8.

predict

h.

forecast

9.

likely

i.

probable

10.

faith

j.

religion

11

stubbornness

k

pigheadedness

12

disadvantaged

l

needy

PHRASE MATCH:

1.

the potential to be the greatest

a.

of all time

2

hanging on to that position for

b.

a while to come

3.

Tiger shot to fame

c.

as a two-year-old

4.

He showed off his

d.

skills on television

5.

dozens of records and

e.

victories in between

6.

His career is full

f.

of impressive records

7.

It seems likely he’ll

g.

break more records

8.

He got his faith

h.

from his Thai mother

9.

projects to help

i.

disadvantaged youngsters

10.

being a good role model is

j.

much more important

ALL OTHER EXERCISES:

Look at the text in "THE READING / TAPESCRIPT" section at the top of this page.

HELP SUPPORT THIS WEBSITE

SEAN BANVILLE'S OTHER WEBSITES

I also have thousands of other lessons on my other websites.