What Do You Need to Know About Sport? (Pre-Intermediate)
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What Do You Need to Know About Sport? (Pre-Intermediate)

Автор: Stream Опубликовано в: Уроки разговорного клуба



1. Vocabulary - Sport

2. Grammar - Collocations: do, play or go with Sports and other activities

3. Video - BBC The Two Ronnies

4. Reading - Italy Wins the World Cup: Louise Granger remembers

 5. Speaking - Dialog



1. Vocabulary

  1. swimming – плавание;
  2. cycling – езда на велосипеде;
  3. tennis – теннис;
  4. boxing – бокс;
  5. shooting – стрельба;
  6. equestrian jumping – конные прыжки;
  7. sailing – парусный спорт;
  8. rhythmic gymnastics – художественная гимнастика;
  9. judo – дзюдо;
  10. golf – гольф;
  11. snooker – снукер (вид бильярдной игры);
  12. basketball – баскетбол;
  13. football – футбол;
  14. volleyball – волейбол;
  15. baseball – бейсбол;
  16. ski jumping – прыжки с трамплина;
  17. figure skating – фигурное катание;
  18. bobsleigh – бобслей;
  19. swimming synchronized – синхронное плаванье;
  20. rowing – гребля;
  21. kayak slalom – слалом на байдарках;
  22. biathlon – биатлон;
  23. cross country skiing – лыжные гонки;
  24. alpineskiing – катание на горных лыжах;
  25. snowboard – сноубординг;
  26. ice hockey – хоккей на льду;
  27. curling – кёрлинг;
  28. table tennis – настольный теннис;
  29. artistic gymnastics – спортивная гимнастика;
  30. bowling – боулинг;
  31. athletics – атлетика;
  32. wrestling freestyle – вольная борьба;
  33. weightlifting – тяжелая атлетика;
  34. fencing – фехтование;
  35. archery – стрельба из лука;
  36. badminton – бадминтон;
  37. field hockey – хоккей на траве;
  38. diving – дайвинг (ныряние);
  39. cricket – крикет.

 Answer the following questions.

1. For which sport do you need:

a) A ball.

b) A racket.

c) A bat.

2. For which sport do you score:

a) A try.

b) Points.

c) Goals.

3. For which sport do you wear:

a) Boots.

b) Trainers.

c) A swimsuit.

4. Which sports are popular in your country? Which have you tried?


2. Grammar. Collocations: do, play or go with Sports and other activities.

There are three verbs that collocate with sports and other free time activities: go, do and play, but they are not interchangeable:

Go is used with activities and sports that end in -ing. The verb go here implies that we go somewhere to practice this sport. For example: go swimming.

Do is used with recreational activities and with individual, non-team sports or sports in which a ball is not used, like martial arts, for example: do a crossword puzzle, do athletics, do karate.

Play is generally used with team sports and those sports that need a ball or similar object (puck, disc, shuttlecock...). Also, those activities in which two people or teams compete against each other: play football, play poker, play chess.


Some exceptions to the rules:

You use do with three activities that end in -ing: do boxing, do body-building and do weight-lifting because they don't imply moving along as the other activities ending in -ing.

Golf: if there is an idea of competition, you use the verb play. However, you can say go golfing if you do it for pleasure: Tiger Woods plays golf. We'll go golfing at the weekend.


 Look at the Word list. Which words collocate with play, go or do?

a) swimming                          e) badminton                              i) snooker

b) riding                                 f) football                                    j) gymnastics

c) judo                                    g) cycling                                    k) volleyball

d) archery                               h) a crossword puzzle                  l) sailing


3. Read the programme information about the video “Two Ronnies” and answer the questions.

BBC The Two Ronnies

The Two Ronnies was a very popular British comedy show which ran from 1971 to 1987. It featured Ronney Barker and Ronney Corbett who played many different characters. In this extract, Corbett and Barker have just played a game of squash. Barker has never played before. Corbett is the local squash champion and he is finding it difficult to keep calm.

         1. What is The Two Ronnies?

         2. What do you think Ronnie Corbett is finding it difficult to keep calm?

 Watch the DVD. Work in pairs and discuss words and key phrases for the video


 Words and key phrases for the video:

1) Get angry with …

2) Hit

3) Grasp

4) Scoring-mechanism

5) Thingies

6) Whatever

7) Come along

8) Overweight

9) Beginners luck

10) Old boy.


 Watch the DVD again and circle the correct answer.

1. Who won the match?

     a) The man in the suit.

     b) The man in sport clothes.

2. What does the man in the sport clothes ( Ronney Corbett do during the conversation?

     a) He gets angry and hits the other man ( Ronney Barker).

     b) He gets angry and breaks his racket.

3. Are the two men going to play again?

     a) Yes, they are going to play another match the next day.

     b) No, they can’t play again the next day. The man in the suit (Ronney Barker) is going to play cricket.


 Watch the DVD again. Who makes comments 1-8: Barker(B) or Corbett(C)?

1. ‘It’s a super game, isn’t it? I can’t understand why I’ve never tried it before.’

2. ‘How many goals did I get?’

3. ‘You won four games to love.’

4. ‘This is a racket, this is a ball, the game is called squash!’

5. ‘Will it work now you’ve done that?’

6. ‘I’m not going to be playing squash anymore, ever!’

7. ‘I thought I might get a bit better.’

8. ‘I’m the secretary of this squash club. You know, I mean, I captain the A-team.’


4. Reading. Read the text and answer the questions.

Italy Wins the World Cup:

Louise Granger remembers

I remember when Italy won the World Cup in 2006. I was staying with some friends in Florence. We were having a meal on a hot summer's evening on a rooftop which had a fantastic view over Florence. Everything was quiet and beautiful. I didn’t realize at the time that everybody was inside watching the match on television. Suddenly there was a huge noise. I didn’t know what it was at first, but then I realized they had just scored and won the World Cup. Within minutes everyone was on the streets shouting, dancing, kissing and sounding their car horns. The party lasted all night long. I'll never forget that night.

1. Is Louise a football fan?

2. What is her best sporting memory?

3. Where was she? What happened?


 5.  Read the phrases below. Work in pairs and make a dialogue using these phrases.

1. How often do you do sport/go swimming?

2. Do you like to watch sport on TV?

3. Have you ever run more than two kilometers?

4. It's difficult to find time to exercise, but…

5. I play football a lot/ I don’t play football very much.

6. I go to the gym once/twice/three times a week.

7. I prefer to walk.

8. I think he is one of the greatest (football) players ever.

9. Most people in the class like to do sport every day.

10. Nobody in the class plays tennis/golf.



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