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Watching Sporting Events Live or on TV

Introduction

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Sports are very popular with many people and it’s generally considered that going to watch a sporting event live is the best possible place to be. However, with the increase in technology and the quality of viewing sporting events on television the question of the best place to watch a sporting event is no longer so simple. It’s true that when you watch a sporting event live you get to enjoy the atmosphere, but there are also many things that you miss that you wouldn’t miss if you were watching it on television.

 

Vocabulary

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  • event (noun)
  • live (adjective)
  • arena (noun)
  • stadium (noun)
  • benefit (noun)
  • popular (adjective)
  • technology (noun)
  • atmosphere (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Is it better to watch sporting events live or on the TV?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Watching Sporting Events Live or on TV
  • What sporting events do you like to watch?
  • Do you prefer to watch sporting events live in person or on the television?
  • Are there some sporting events that you think are better to watch on television than in person?
  • Are there some sporting events that you think are better to watch in person than on television?
  • Overall, what do you think is the best way to watch sporting events?

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