English Language GCSE: How to commentate on football

Two teenage students are given the chance to to work as football match-day commentators, commentating live on radio for the Lancashire derby, Preston North End versus Blackburn Rovers.

They receive some expert guidance from an experienced commentator and observe him at work at a Preston North End game before giving it a go themselves live on air.

Labrinth then catches up with them to find out what they've learnt from the experience.

This short film is from the series, Labrinth's Speak Out.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to help students build confidence in public speaking and for highlighting the key skills needed in the broadcasting industry.

Handy and easily implemented tips are given on what makes an interesting and successful radio broadcast.

This could also be useful as careers advice for students interested in a career in broadcasting.

Curriculum Notes

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.