Sign him up!

Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure. Teacher’s notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep “teacher text” to a minimum and avoid repetition.


  1. How do you think the little boy in the video felt?
  2. Why is it important to praise children? Can too much or too little praise be a bad thing?
  3. The little boy in the video will probably never forget the moment he was cheered by hundreds of fans. Do you have an anecdote from your childhood that you’ll never forget?
  4. Have you ever been cheered or applauded? Why? Where were you? Did you deserve it? How did you feel?
  5. Did you have a sport or hobby that you were passionate about when you were a child? Did sport play a big part in your childhood?
  6. Do you think some parents put too much pressure on their children to do well at sport?
  7. How would you react if a child of yours told you that they wanted to become a professional sportsperson?
  8. How and why do people become fans of sports teams? Do you support a team? When and how did you become a fan?
  9. Apart from the physical exercise, in what other ways can playing sport be good for children?
  10. Do you like football? Why do you think football has become the most popular sport in the world?.


Which one of the above questions is being discussed?

Download “Question time” and the “Sitting comfortably?” script in an editable Word document here.


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4 thoughts on “Sign him up!

  1. Hi Ian, congrats on ViralELT – it looks excellent! I’m going to try this one out this evening. Will let you know how it goes. There’s only one thing I’d change about the format you’ve developed – make the audio more spontaneous, perhaps with two people discussing the Q unscripted. I’m not complaining mind – the audio is already a great resource in itself. Just a thought. Anyway, please keep up the good work.

    • Thanks for the kind words and constructive criticism, Neil. Although tend to think most things in life are scripted to some extent or other, might well give that a go. Might need a Scottish accent too.

  2. OK Ian, you’re on! I can even make myself sound more Scottish if you like (years of English teaching have sadly neutralised my accent …)

    Btw the class went so well that we didn’t even get on to the audio and I set it for homework instead. The discussion questions, which I narrowed down to 4 or 5, kept us going for ages (with language work in between). So thanks again, I’ll definitely try out some more of these.

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