In this video, you will program commentary about each of the athletes in your project.
Sports commentators talk about what athletes are doing to help viewers better understandwhat is going on. Click on the commentator sprite.
First, make the commentator introduce the sport. From the “looks” menu, drag a “say”block into the commentator's script, and click on it. The sprite says “Hello” in a speechbubble for 2 seconds. To change how long you see the speech bubble, change this number.
To change what the sprite says, change what’s in this blank. Tinker with the values to makethe project your own. A commentator might introduce a sporting eventin different ways. He or she might give background information about the sport or venue, saysomething about past games or athlete performances, or simply say something welcoming. In thisexample, the commentator says “Hi, I’m Joe. Welcome to the world's greatest sportingevent!” Add more commentary by placing “say” blocksone after another and snapping them together. This example follows the introduction with“I remember back in the day when I used to be part of the team.” At the end, adda line telling people how to see the athletes perform. This example says “Press 1, 2,or 3 to see an athlete perform.” Finally, add an event to start the commentary.
In Scratch, the flag starts most programs. To start the commentary when the flag is clicked,go to the "events" menu, and place a “when flag clicked” block above the commentary.
Here's the gameplan: Use multiple “say” blocks to introducethe competition. Then, add a “when flag clicked” eventabove the “say” blocks to start the commentary. The next video will make the commentator talkabout the athletes while they're performing.