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Learning objects Cricket talk


Play the role of a sports commentator. Describe the final over of a one-day cricket match between Australia and New Zealand. Choose words that match the actions of the bowler and batsman. For example, choose a phrase to describe the speed at which the ball is bowled.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students construct persuasive oral text to describe sports action to a particular audience.
  • Students choose descriptive and emotive language targeted at a particular audience.
  • Students compare gradations of evaluative words to select those that accurately describe specific actions.
Educational value
  • Provides opportunities to relate phrases to actions and complete an oral persuasive text.
  • Includes sample oral commentary for a ball-by-ball animation of the final over of a cricket match.
  • Provides a range of graded evaluative words to construct a commentary to match an animation.
  • Gives feedback according to the intensity of the vocabulary selected.
  • Provides meanings of difficult words.
  • Encourages repeated use through randomised variation in the sequence of actions and results.
  • Features audio commentary that can be played back after phrases have been selected.
  • Includes an option to print full text of the audio commentary after task completion.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • english
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Critical literacy
    • English/Sequenced texts
    • English/Text construction
    • English/Spoken texts
    • English/Standard Australian English
    • English/Editing
    • English/Events
    • English/Everyday texts
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension Activity;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    • Technical implementer
    • Script writer
    • Name: Marilyn Woolley
    • Address: Carlton VIC 3053 Australia
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL:
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.