Commonwealth Games Essay

4525 words - 19 pages

Yuva for All Session 3.11



Looking forward to the Commonwealth Games

The next Commonwealth Games are going to be held in 2010 in New Delhi, the capital of our country. This session ai ms at preparing students to be good hosts and volunteers during the Games. It aims at enhancing life skills such as Self Awareness, Creative and Critical Thinking, Empathy, Effective Communication and improving Inter-Personal Relationships with people from other countries.

1. Objectives

: By the end of the session, the students will be able to Become aware about the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Games. Become aware about the importan ce of events such as the Commonwealth ...view middle of the document...

The unique characteristics of the Commonwealth Games include being the only Games which share a common language. All athletes and officials can converse with each other in English, creating an atmosphere that has led to the Commonwealth Games being known as the "Friendly Games". Ask a group of students to perform the role play for the situation given below situation. State that all conversations in the role play have to be carried out in simple English , for the reason that- as stated above -English is the common link between the countries that belong to the Commonwealth. It will also give us a chance to brush up our spoken English and the confidence that we too can converse with and help our foreign guests. You can ask the students to use the following dialogue as a sample for starting the Role Play: Rahim is a class XI student in a government school. He has been selected as a volunteer for the Commonwealth Games. He qualified after going through various interviews. He, along with some more volunteers, is posted at Delhi’s Internat ional Airport to welcome the guests and assist them. He has been given an attractive dress, cap and a badge with his name and photo on it. He and his friends have been allocated a counter in the arrival lobby, and they are very excited. Rahim spots a foreign guest coming towards the counter. Rahim states his name, greets him, and asks how he can help the guest. The guest wants to know where he can collect his baggage from. Rahim volunteers to take the guest to the baggage area, all the while making pleasant conversation with him. Before parting, Rahim wishes him a pleasant stay in Delhi and in India. The guest thanks him warmly. conversation. Encourage the students to be spontaneous and use simple English.

YUVA Help Line No. 1800116888


Dialogue between Rahim and the Foreign Guest (FG): Rahim: (walking towards the FG) - Good Morning! FG- Good morning! Rahim: My name is Rahim. I am a Games Volunteer. Can I help you? FG- Oh! Thank you for offering to help me. Can you please tell me where I can collect my baggage? Rahim: Of course! Let me take you there. FG: Thank you so much! You are very helpful! I am so happy to meet you. Rahim: (on the way to the baggage area) – I am from Delhi. Where are you from? FG: I am from Australia – from the city of Melbourne. Rahim: Oh I see! That’s where the previous Commonwealth Games were held in 2006. Here is the baggage area. I hope you have a pleasant stay in Delhi and India. FG: Thank you so much! Step 4: Applaud the role play. Ask the students : “Why did the Foreign G uest feel relaxed and happy?” Expected Responses: The guest felt happy because he was attended to by a polite and helpful volunteer, Rahim’s friendly way of dealing made the guest feel relaxed, the offer to take the guest to the baggage area made the guest happy, Rahim’s continuing the dialogue with the guest made him feel relaxed. Note for Teachers: State that a volunteer in an international games event is...

Other Essays Like Commonwealth Games

Green Building Essay

865 words - 4 pages notification regarding mandatory use of fly-ash bricks or blocks or tiles by all construction agencies in Delhi. DDA is planning to convert the entire Games village for the Commonwealth Games into a green building. CPWD is also working on green stadia for the Commonwealth Games. The Traffic Police has been asked by the Environment Department to adopt LED technology in all their traffic signals in Delhi since LED’s have 11 years life and

Australian Culture Essay

1480 words - 6 pages ), and motor racing. Australia has participated in every summer Olympic Games of the modern era, and every Commonwealth Games. Australia hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and has ranked among the top six medal-takers since 2000. Australia has also hosted the 1938, 1962, 1982, and 2006 Commonwealth Games. Other major international events held in Australia include the Grand Slam Australian Open tennis

Brand and Marketing Communication Manageme

2529 words - 11 pages ’ mind. Be worth mentioning is Seiko’s outstanding after-sale services. Seiko rapidly responds to Seiko watches’ quality problems and gives the customer satisfied answers. In 1980, Seiko manufactured about 26,000,000 wristwatches. This figure even exceeded the total output of UK and France (8). From 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games to 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, from New York Goodwill Games to Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games, you could see Swatch’s

Computer Issues and Seminar

2181 words - 9 pages -side data rich application Games Computer Issues and Seminar Page 16 PICTURES!  3rd Information Technology Innovation Congress Tickets Computer Issues and Seminar With the speaker, Prof. Erwin Globio Page 17 Ever Gotesco Mall, Commonwealth, Cinema 5 Computer Issues and Seminar Page 18 Group Picture with Mr. Jet Legaspi Group Picture with Mr. Jet Legaspi Computer Issues and Seminar Page 19 Certificate of Appreciation for DHVTSU Computer Issues and Seminar Page 20

Party of Prime Minister

1191 words - 5 pages ; won the 2008 Lok Sabha vote of confidence; US $ 1 Trillion Economy milestone reached; expanding ties with Israel; Economic crisis of 2008; National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA); Right to Information Act; revoking of POTA; 2008 Mumbai attacks and the implementation of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act; First visit by Indian PM since 1982 to Saudi Arabia;National Investigation Agency (India); 2G spectrum scam;Adarsh scam; NTRO Scam; Commonwealth Games Scam; Unique ID; Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act;Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal agitation | | See also

Criminal Justice Paper

1500 words - 6 pages activities, both in Australia and London. These activities included the coordination of local enquiries in support of the UK investigation, including witness interviews and other general enquiries. National Counter Terrorism Committee briefings An Australian Observer Team, comprising officers from the AFP, State Police and the Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services was deployed to London to provide any assistance that

Does True Epic Survive the Transition from Oral Storytelling to Literary Work?

1769 words - 8 pages -than-life characters were meant to be enjoyed as festive events. With their exceptional raconteuring, men like Homer captivated audiences of all social standings, from the poor and commonwealth to the highest social elite; all found themselves entranced by the excitement of the orators performance in the telling of Gods and men. When such works are translated to paper they can lose their luster and be read as flat, dry, and boring. Another

Bruce Lee

1532 words - 7 pages many less disadvantaged people all over the world. Bruce Lee has influenced the globalization of martial arts. After his death, there has been rapid increase in the knowledge and training in Judo, Taekwando, Karate and Kick Boxing. Infact, these Oriental martial arts have become globally recognized mainstream indoor sporting activities in Olympics, Commonwealth games and other major Athletics competitions. Again, Lee’s fighting styles have been

Qatar … a Small State with Global Ambition

2076 words - 9 pages of Sheikh Hamad’s wives, chairs the Qatar Foundation, which directs Education City. The university enclave in Doha offers degrees from many prestigious U.S. universities, including Weil Cornell Medical College, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Texas A&M University, Carnegie Mellon University and Virginia Commonwealth University34. In addition, Education City hosts the Rand-Qatar Policy Institute, the prestigious

Caribbean Study

3825 words - 16 pages Jamaica remains at 34.1 percent, the difference between this and a 100 percent pass rate is significant. One way in which this subject is being combated is through the distribution of tablets (with interactive learning games) and the Mathematics Enhancement Programme (MEP). The MEP grants students access to a mathematics textbook online, for free. This makes it available to the students who are unable to afford the important textbook. This is a

Hispanic Diversity

1592 words - 7 pages island of Puerto Rico (formerly Porto Rico) is the most easterly of the Greater Antilles group of the West Indies island chain. Located more than a thousand miles southeast of Miami. Puerto rico is unique since it has become a commonwealth state of the United States. Puerto Ricans have their own constitution and elect their own bicameral legislature and governor but are subject to U.S executive authority. Like other Latin groups they also speak

Related Papers

Love Is Life Essay

1891 words - 8 pages Delhi is all geared up for the Commonwealth Games. Recently they have been recieving a lot of flack, but just in time, we have risen to the occassion and are in the process of putting up a fabulous extravaganza, showcasing India like never before. We are sure the games will be a great success, as we will all take it in the spirit of sports and let go of our hangups. For immediate updates on the games, visit our news section on the CWG Delhi page

Environmental Today Essay

1505 words - 7 pages |[pic| | |20:30 | |] | | | |] | |48 |25/06 |Mangaung/Bloemfontein |[pic|Switzerland |Background |Honduras |[pic| | |20:30 | |] | | | |] | [pic] The 2010 Commonwealth Games are

Fallout 4 Evaluation Essay

1170 words - 5 pages different approach. It became an open world first person action rpg that used some elements from the older games, but also comes up with it’s own to make it stand out. Fallout 4, the latest installment in the franchise, created hype that would soon be met upon its release on November 10, 2015. The story begins on a peaceful morning at home with you, your spouse, and you infant child Shaun living life normally until a distress signal is broadcasted

Samaj Mein Nari Ka Sthan Essay

2110 words - 9 pages award in January 2010. Saina is the brand ambassador of Deccan Chargers, an Indian Premier League team owned by Deccan Chronicle. She has also become one of the 8 brand ambassadors of 2010 Commonwealth Games held on New Delhi India. Her strategy, at the beginning of 2010, was to ignore ranking points and focus her energies on premier tournaments. That seems to be working as she has won three titles (including two in India), and has reached the