Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: BBC News Review: Brazil wins a gold medal in athletics

Activity overview:

Brazil has won a gold medal in athletics in a shocking pole vault final. Join Sian and Neil in News Review as they bring you this exciting story and the language you need to understand it.
For more, visit our website:

The story

In Rio, the Brazilian pole vaulter, Thiago Braz da Silva has won the host country its first athletics gold medal of the games. In a thrilling final, he broke the Olympic record to defeat the world record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France.

Steve Backley - BBC commentator

The whole of Brazil will be egging this man Da Silva to go clear. A national record beckons 6.03 second attempt. He's got it! No way in your life have you ever seen drama such as this.

Note: Steve misses out the preposition on after egg here.

Key words and phrases

an upset
when someone beats the team or player that was expected to win

pull something off
to succeed in doing something that is difficult

egg somebody on
encourage someone or urge someone to do something (especially something they shouldn't do)

a situation in which there is a lot of noise or craziness because people are excited, angry, or frightened

Tagged under: English lesson,BBC,brazil gold,language lesson,British Broadcasting Corporation,english conversation,masterclass,authentic english,learning english,atlethics,อังกฤษ,anh,english,language,gold medal,BBC masterclass,英語,speak,الإنجليزية,English ,lesson plan,lesson planning,ELT,news review,official,lesson,English,olympic games,Inglé,speak english,speaking native,Official BBC,news,learn english,영어,native English speaker,Inglê,rio 2016,tutorial

Find more lesson plans like this:

9th Grade English Vocabulary Words

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share BBC News Review: Brazil wins a gold medal in athletics on Google+ Share BBC News Review: Brazil wins a gold medal in athletics on Twitter Share BBC News Review: Brazil wins a gold medal in athletics on Facebook Pin BBC News Review: Brazil wins a gold medal in athletics Email BBC News Review: Brazil wins a gold medal in athletics

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome