I'm participating in sports day as a commentator and have to speak spontaneously. I need good phrases and quotes. Any suggestions?the sports day is for classes nursery till fifth grade..... so that...

I'm participating in sports day as a commentator and have to speak spontaneously. I need good phrases and quotes. Any suggestions?

the sports day is for classes nursery till fifth grade..... so that should be according to that.....

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Memorizing quotes and facts, or even having a list, will not be spontaneous. Just describe what you see, focus on the events, and have fun. You might want to practice though. Try watching tv or a pick up sports game and practicing your commentary.
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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Perhaps you could adopt a humorous tone since the children are so young that there will be no spectacular competition.  For instance, when the three-year-olds participate in an acitivity, you could "explain" that they have trained hard for this event by drinking more chocolate milk and doing lots of bench presses with pints of ice cream (or some food) and leg kicks right before nap time. 

Another thing that you could do is watch ESPN for a few days and learn some of the sports jargon.  Then, you can apply this jargon to the children's events and their actions. Doing so will give the children's little events a hyperbolic tone that should amuse some of the parents.  Fabricating some narrative about the little athlete who is up to bat, etc. is cute also. 

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