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YEAR XXXIV • No. 1 - September / October 2021 • Imprimé à Taxe Réduite

This month...

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Sport

Magic Luka

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Report

Unusual spor t s

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New York City’s Village Halloween Parade

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Me and my hobby

I love swapping!

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With apples on your feet!

Ecology

Fruits that are ... in fashion!

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Read the sentences, look at the pictures and complete the exercise. fruit (x2) - pineapple - vegetables - prickly pear 2 3

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Contents

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Sport Magic Luka Classrooms around the world A world of sport Report Unusual sports This month .... New York City’s Village Halloween Parade

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Let’s visit New York

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Find out about… Five fun facts about Halloween

Me and my hobby I love swapping!

Games galore

Dear readers, here we are at the beginning of another year of magazines …. are you ready for an energetic start? I’ve prepared an issue full of sport for you! Our star in this issue is Luka Dončić, a famous young basketballer. We’re also heading off to New York, where we’ll explore the city and celebrate Halloween! Happy reading, everyone! Samantha Hi! I’m Grammy! This month, we’ll learn about: - - - -

Vocabulary related to sport Verbs of movement Present Simple Possessive pronouns

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Test How sporty are you?

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• Piñatex is a totally eco-friendly leather made from (1) ______________ leaves. • In Mexico, they created a vegan leather made from the (2) ______________. • Sonnet155 is a biodegradable bag made from (3) ______________ skins. • Fruit Leather was developed by two brilliant Dutch guys. It is a leather made from (3) ______________ and (4) ______________ scraps recovered from markets in the city of Rotterdam.

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There is/there are Prepositions Indefinite pronouns ‘all’ and ‘nothing’ Relative pronouns

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Is it possible to walk with “apples on your feet”? Womsh sneakers are made with a special “leather”. This leather is made from organic apple peels and scraps. The waste comes from South Tyrol, an Italian region famous for the production of apples. The soles of Womsh shoes, on the other hand, are made from recycled plastic bottles. Once they’re worn out, don’t throw them away; Womsh shoes are recycled and made into rubber. The idea behind Womsh shoes came to ​​the company’s founder by chance: “One day, my daughter Francesca told me she couldn’t wear my sneakers because they are made of leather”. This is how these smart shoes were born: ecological, beautiful, comfortable and produced in an eco-sustainable way!


Sport

Magic Luka At 22, Luka Dončić is one of the most interesting players in the NBA. Owing to his tactics, creativity and incredible ability to shoot baskets, many people already compare him to Magic Johnson, one of the strongest basketball players in history. At 7, Luka was training with older and physically stronger guys than him. To beat them, he had to learn how to use his brain and creativity. His “springboard” was Real Madrid, an important team where he gained a lot of experience. Today he plays in the NBA, in

Name: Luka Dončić Date of birth: 28 February 1999 Place of birth: Lubiana Profession: basketball player Distinguishing features: on his right arm he has a tattoo of a tiger, a symbol of pride and independence

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Look at the flags to discover what languages ​​Luka speaks. Which languages does Luka Dončić speak perfectly?

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possessive pronouns – adjectives of nationality – Present Simple

the temple of basketball, wearing the number 77 Dallas Mavericks jersey. NBA players are very strong physically, but often not interested in game tactics. But on the court, Luka surprises everyone with his brilliant tactics ... the Dallas Mavericks believed in him from the start and encouraged him to utilise his skills!


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football

water polo

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volleyball

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athletics

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skiing

gymnastics

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handball

horse riding

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swimming

skating

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cycling

sailing

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Classrooms around the world ____________________ _ ____________________ __ __ __ __ __ ____________ ___ ____________________ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __________

Hello! We are Karl and Alina. We are Russian. Our city is St. Petersburg. We are training for our school’s athletics competitions. Training is tiring, but we always have fun with our teammates. At school, we do gymnas tics and many other sport s...

For every sport ... there is somewhere to play! Write the sports listed under the correct location.

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A. the gym

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B. the .... field

C. the track

ping pong (or table tennis)

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tains F. in the sea

G. riding school

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H. the court

language associated with sport – Present Simple – possessive pronouns

I. the rink

D. the pool

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Report

vocabulary associated with sport – verbs of movement – there’s/there are – prepositions

Unusual sports Barefooting

Do you like walking without shoes? Then barefooting is for you! In this discipline, you walk or run without shoes on sand, grass, stones or in water. At the sea, in the park, in the mountains, in the countryside ... with barefooting you train, look after your feet, are in contact with nature … and you feel free! You just have to start very slowly, to prepare… your feet!

Zoo fitness

With this discipline, you keep fit while imitating the movements of animals. Jumping like a frog, moving like a bear, walking on all fours like a dog, crawling like a snake ... With more than a hundred different movements, the fitness zoo is a lot of fun!

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There are those who practice team sports, such as volleyball, football, baseball, rugby ... There are those who train in the gym to stay in shape. And there are athletes who run outdoors or cycle for kilometres. Then, there are people who play very, very strange sports ...


Spikeball

Combine volleyball, tennis, a little pingpong ... and you’ve got spikeball! To play spikeball, you need two teams of two players, a bouncy net and a soft ball. The players hit the ball like in volleyball, but into the net. The ball must not touch the ground. All over the world, everyone is crazy about spikeball now!

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A - Match the pictures to the correct sports!

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Try to invent a new sport yourself. Describe it to your teammates: what is it called, what sports does it combine, what are the rules ... _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________ The answers are on page 14.

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