Sports and Games
What is sport?
Tennis balls racked and forth,
Racket miss to pass a score.
Tennis players back and forth,
Until one player miss a score.
Big long stick and a tiny puck,
One swings, the other slides.
Among fierce play, fights break out.
Men swing and slide on ice.
Blam! The starting gun is shot,
Horses race around the track
Hired jockeys on the mounts,
Guide their horse around the track.
Wrestling shows the youthful skill,
Young men still in school,
Wrestling on the TV tube,
Stunt men on the screen.
From the mound baseball tossed,
The batter’s bat is swung.
Smack! Sky flies ,baseball high!
Fans cheer with yells, applause.
The ball is kicked around the field,
Or butted with ones head,
When in play the hands stay free,
Except for goalie in the cage.
Correct the statements:
1. Football match lasts 60 min.
2. We can play volley-ball with a stick and a ball.
3. The basketball team is 11 players.
4. We can play football with a basket.
5. There are 8 players in a volley-ball team.
6. There are 6 players in a football team.
Fill in the words:
Basketball is one of the most popular 1….It’s played in more than 200 countries, in 2…,school gyms, and sports arenas. All you need is a 3… and a hoop. Basketball is played by two teams of five 4…. Players score points by throwing a ball through a hoop 10 feet (3.1 m) 5… the ground. The 6… that scores the most points wins.
4. coaches- players-captains-association
Tennis is an action-filled game with a 1…and a ball by two or four 2…. It’s played outdoors or indoors, on a flat surface called a tennis 3…. The court is a large rectangle. It’s devided in half by a 4….three feet (0.9 m) high. During the game each player tries to hit the 5…with the racket so that it goes over the net. Tennis was invented in England. It was first called 6…tennis and played on grass. International championship matches are still played on grass tennis courts in Wimbledon, England.
4. net-racket-spread cup
Citius! Altius! Fortius!
Pierre de Coubertin:” The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in the life is not the triumph but the struggle…’’