Oprah Winfrey Talks To Lance Armstrong

Oprah Interviews Lance ArmstrongTalk show host Oprah Winfrey is interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong this week. Many people are interested in what Lance Armstrong will have to say when she asks him some tough questions about the recent steroid scandal. Why not work with your class to come up with some questions that you think Oprah will ask? You could also predict whether or not Lance Armstrong will admit to steroid use. If he does admit that he used steroids, is it too late for him to save his reputation? Would cycling fans and Livestrong supporters forgive him? (The interview airs on Thursday, January 17th.)

Armstrong told the Associated Press: “I’m calm, I’m at ease and ready to speak candidly.”

Lesson Plan on Steroids in Sports

Lance Armstrong isn’t the only athlete people are talking about this week. Three top baseball players were denied entrance into the Baseball Hall of Fame last week due to steroid scandals. If your students are interested in this topic, we hope you’ll try our Lesson of the week: Steroids in Sports (Discussion Starters). This lesson plan includes a warm-up, a reading, vocabulary review, and discussion questions. Your students want to talk about real issues that matter today! Not a member yet? Join today!

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