Sport and Sound
Can you really help your team win the match by shouting loudly? This week, with the help of a sports psychologist, we find out how noise can affect the performance of sportsmen and women.
You can download the script and audio for this programme from the 'Extras' section below.
performance (here, in sport)
how well players or competitors do when they're taking part in their sport
Example: The team's performance last night was very bad.
to be aroused
to be excited and ready for action
Note: this expression is often related to sexual situations, so be careful how you use it!
to be distracted
to be unable to focus on what you are doing
to be counterproductive
to achieve the opposite result to the one you want
to boo someone
to make noises showing that you don't like them or don't like their performance
someone who makes sure the rules of sport are followed during a game
(in football) when a player touches the ball with their hand when they weren't meant to
the speed at which something happens
to be motivated
to really want to do something
to play at home
when a team plays a match at it's own sportsfield, rather than at an opponent's
to have the home advantage
to have a better chance of winning because your team is playing at home (see previous definition)
Programme script (pdf - 23 k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 2.1 MB)
Listen to the full documentary on sport and noise
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