Let’s play sports!

There’s always a lot happening in the sporting world. There are so many sports to enjoy… and so many sports you can read about! Macmillan Readers has several fiction and non-fiction titles that are all about sports, from skiing to football. We’ve listed them below – why not download a free chapter or audio sample?

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter this month, where we’ll be sharing lots of sports facts and quotes with you!

A World of Sport

A World of SportLevel: Macmillan Children’s Reader – level 5

A fact and fiction primary Reader about sport, with back-of-book activities and Bilingual Dictionary.

Free audio is available here.

Ski Race

Ski Race Level: Starter

Rebecca, Sue, Mark and David are on a skiing holiday in the mountains. It is going to be a fun-filled week with a skiing competition on the last day. Who will win?

Recommended for younger readers.

Ski Race is also available as eBook and audio download.

 The Promise

ThePromiseLevel: Elementary

Pedro and Maria Moreira live in Brazil. When their son Palito is born, an old woman predicts that he will make them rich and happy. Palito shows a brilliant talent for playing football. He goes on to play for one of the top clubs in Brazil and becomes rich and famous. But a defect in his legs, combined with an accident on the field during a cup final, almost end his career in football.

The Promise is also available as eBook and audio download.

 Brazil

BrazilLevel: Elementary

Take a sneak peak: check out a sample chapter and audio.

Brazil is a country that is changing quickly. Its economy is growing. To visit all of Brazil would be very difficult. At over 8.5 million square kilometers, it is the largest country in South America. This book will take you from the arrival of the first European colonists to democratic, multi-ethnic, present-day Brazil. From the beautiful forests to big, busy cities like São Paulo, and historic ones, like Recife and Salvador.

Brazil is also available as eBook and audio download.

Kick-off! The Story of Football

Kick-offFootballLevel: Pre-intermediate

Take a sneak peak: check out a sample chapter and audio.

The history of football is as fascinating and exciting as the game itself. In this Macmillan Reader, Patrick Adams describes football from its humble (and sometimes violent) beginnings in Central and South America, and its emergence on the streets of 19th century England as a recognized game, to the international stadiums, big business and multi-million pound players of today.

Kick-off! The Story of Football is also available as eBook and audio download.

The Story of the Olympics: An Unofficial History

TheUnofficialHistoryoftheOlympicsLevel: Pre-intermediate

Take a sneak peak: check out a sample chapter and audio.

The Olympic Games are the most famous sporting event in the world, but how much do you know about their history? In this Macmillan Reader, Rachel Bladon describes the games’ beginnings back in ancient Greece to the billion-dollar international event that they have become in the present day.

The Story of the Olympics: An Unofficial History is also available as eBook and audio download.