Topic: Soccer Players’ Injuries
Author: Patricia Reaney
Source: Yahoo.com, Reuters
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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take part in
Do you think that being involved in sports is a good way to stay healthy?
What are some of the risks of participating in sports?
Do the health advantages of sports outweigh the risks?
What kinds of precautions can people take to avoid injury in sports?
Do you think sporting events nowadays are too competitive?
Do you think some people take unnecessary risks just to win a sports competition?
For More Practice
Role the following situations:
Pretend your friend has been seriously injured on the playing field.
Call 911 and report the emergency.
As a parent, you are afraid of your son/daughter being injured in sports activity.
Discuss the problem with your son/daughter.
You think that the coach is pushing your child beyond his/her limit.
Discuss the issue with your child’s coach.