Podcast: Steroids in Sports

Steroids | Podcast #136

Lance Armstrong was officially stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles following a recent steroid scandal. Athletes continue to dope despite┬áthe risk of failing a drug test, ruining their reputation, and being kicked out of a sport that they love. Why? Because they want to win at all costs! (They may also give in to pressure from coaches or even the government, and they don’t want to lose a spot on their team.)

Should steroids be regulated rather than banned? Are spectators and fans partly to blame? This mini-podcast offers an audio preview of our Discussion Starters lesson plan on Steroids. In the corresponding lesson plan, students complete vocabulary review exercises and comprehension questions based on the reading. We hope this reading sparks a discussion about performance enhancers and cheating.


To see the full transcript and use the ready-made lesson in class, log in to ESL Library and choose the intermediate Steroids lesson from our Discussion Starters section.

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