Two Upper-Intermediate classes from Sydney’s Ability English campus spent Monday 14th March attending a quintessential Aussie sporting match…….an NRL game between the Western Sydney Tigers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Leichardt Oval in Sydney’s inner-west.
General English Teachers; Laura and Justin took their classes to the Rugby to introduce students to this great Australian tradition whereby Rugby teams on the east coast of Australia and New Zealand play against each other in rounds during the Australian autumn and winter seasons. Students were surprised at the level of enthusiasm exhibited by supporters and commented on the terrific ‘family atmosphere’ of the event.
A lot of new vocabulary was learnt, stories were shared about popular sports within students’ home countries, mostly football….that is European football, what we call ‘soccer’ here in Australia. Finally, some tricky questions were answered about the presence of hooligans at Australian Football games! Students also had the opportunity to practice their numerical vocabulary which we had been practising the week before in class. All in all, a great night was experienced by all and students had many stories to tell their friends and families. Well done to the West Tigers who won the match at their home ground!