1.Useful words and phrases: Go in for… A fan/a spectator Do judo exercise/yoga/aerobics/sport Play volley-ball/basketball/chess/table tennis/football Go cycling/running/jogging/skateboarding/jumping Go to figure-skating lessons/the gym Beat/defeat/loose/win… The loser/the winner Score the goals/points End in a draw. Hold the record Break the Olympic record Give up/take up… Be in good shape Be fit Lift weights Admire…
2. Read and say what sport it is about: A: You know, now I go to __?__. lessons! B: Really? And how are you doing? A: Great! I’m totally delighted! First we learn to dance in a room and then we practice on ice. B: How interesting… A: It’s a very beautiful sport. Why don’t you go with me? B: Me? Well, I don’t like when it’s cold. Then, it’s very dangerous. You can fall and break something. A: Don’t be afraid! Every sport is a bit dangerous. Besides, after these lessons all our friends will envy us! B: But it’s dangerous! A: Not at all! There is special protection on your knees. It’s absolutely safe! B: Ok, maybe I’ll come to one lesson. A: Yeah! I’m so happy! I’ll have a partner again! B: And what happened to your previous partner? A: Nothing terrible… Last lesson I fell over him and broke his arm.
3.Read and change the underlined words: P: Say, what’s your favourite sport? B: It’s hard to say. I like chess a lot, but I guess I like tennis better. P: Do you play much tennis? B: Yes, quite a bit. How about a game sometime? P: Sorry, I’m strictly a spectator. Hockey, football, volley-ball, golf – I watch them all.
4. Fill in the missing words: B: Did you go to the __ game on Saturday? A: No, I couldn’t make it. B: You missed a really__game! A: Oh, really? Who __ ? B: Our college did. They __really well. A: I really wanted to go. B: It was really exciting! A: What was the __ ? B: The score was __ . A: That was a really close game. B: That’s what made it so __ .
5. Your experience: What’s your favourite sport? Do you prefer playing or watching sports? Do you go in for sports? How often do you exercise? Where do you exercise? Do you have a regular fitness programme? How often do you take long walks? Where do you go? What else do you do to keep fit? What is your favourite spots team? Who is your favourite sportsman?
6. Guess: What sport is this? a) Each team may have up to eleven players,’ c) Each team must have eleven players. The two only seven of whom are allowed to play at the teams should wear different colours. Only the same time. One team should wear blue caps, goalkeeper is allowed to play the ball with his/her the other white. Players must not splash water hands or arms. into on opponent’s face. b) The two contestants must bow to each other d) The game can be played by two or four players. at the start of the contest. They should wear The players should not wear white. The players white clothing. Contestants must only attack the must change positions after each game. The ball arms and legs of their opponent. They should must touch the table on both sides of the net each not get overexcited. time it is hit.