Sports. Текст о спорте, аргументы «За и против» для эссе и монолога, вопросы

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  1. Текст о спорте на английском языке (общая информация)
  2. Аргументы «Спорт. За и против»
  3. Вопросы и ответы по теме «Sports»

Текст о спорте на английском языке

Sports (general information)

Sports is paid much attention all over the world.
As there are summer and winter sports, the popularity of some kind of sport depends on the country, to be more exact on its climate. Especially it concerns outdoor sports.
In countries with cold climate, the most popular are winter sports, such as hockey, skating, skiing and tobogganing, also figure-skating and ski-jumping.
In countries with hot climate, the most popular are water sports such as swimming, boating, rowing and yachting. Also in town and in the countryside people enjoy roller-skating and cycling, which are not also sports but also a good leisure activity.
As for indoor sports, there is no doubt that it is football, which is in the first place of all kinds of sports games. It is played in every country and in every season.
Nowadays bicycling has become part of daily Russian life. The bicycle posts are everywhere and the bicycles are easily rented. Under the support of the cities councils there are appearing more and more new bikeways.

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Sports. Arguments For and Against

1. Arguments for Sport:

1. Sport helps to meet people.

КОММЕНТАРИЙ Taking part in different competitions means a lot of meeting with other people.

2. Sport helps people to become good friends.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ Sports brings people close because in order to win people have to work as a team.

3. Sports makes you strong.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ Sports helps people to become strong and develop physically. Besides, to have a healthy mind you must have a healthy body.

4. Sport builds character. It teaches you to be disciplined. It helps to work off your extra energy.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ Sports makes people more organized and so better disciplined in their daily activities [Aorange]
5. It teaches you about life. Sport makes men out of boys.
[Aorange] КОММЕНТАРИЙ Sports teaches you to win and to lose, it may help you in real life.

6. Sport gives you a chance to make a career.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ You can become famous through sports.

Задание. Подготовьте связное аргументированное высказывание на тему «I am for Sports». Для этого используйте предложенные аргументы, а также ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНО linking — words (слова — связки). Найдите их в примере.
To my mind, sport plays an important part of my life (ваше мнение). I believe that it helps me in different ways. First of all, sport builds character. In other words, it teaches to win and to lose and so makes men out of boys. Besides, it is a good way to meet people, even from other countries as sportsmen often take part in world competitions. Finally, it makes you strong, fast and patient because regular trainings develop not only your body but also your mind.

2. Arguments against Sport:

1. It takes a lot of time.

КОММЕНТАРИЙ Many people cannot afford to exercise every day because they work hard to make their career.

2. Sport causes a lot of injuries.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ Going in for sports can cause many injuries: broken bones, torn muscles.

3. It takes a lot of energy.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ There is no doubt that you feel tired after trainings but in time your muscles will become stronger and you will enjoy the process of developing your body.

4. It makes you unhappy when you lose.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ It is really so but during our life we may fail sometimes. The habit of facing unpleasant moments helps you not to lose courage and start again.

5. You have no friends, only rivals.
КОММЕНТАРИЙ This is not true because you are rivals only while doing sports.

6. Sport is a job for young.
When you are thirty you are old enough to be a professional sportsman. There are few sportsmen over 35 years old.

Вопросы к экзамену по теме «Sports»:

1. Вопросы по теме «Спорт» с примерными ответами

1. What are traditional British kinds of sports?
The national British sports are: football, golf, cricket, table tennis, lawn tennis, racing, darts. The British are proud that many sports, which are played all over the world, first appeared in Britain. The most popular is football. It is the national sport. By theway, the rules of football were introduced in London in1863. Read the Text about the History of football.
A typically English game is cricket. It is a popular summer sport in England, but it isn’t played in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. It is a very slow game and its rules can hardly be understood by foreigners.

2. What sports are popular in Britain?
Practically all kinds of sports are popular in Britain. The British like sport. Everybody knows that Wimbledon is the most known place where tennis tournaments take place. Also Derby is known all over the world for the extremely popular annual horse race. Besides, Englishmen like all kinds of racing: horse-racing, motor-car racing, boat-racing, dog-racing, etc.
Most people in England don’t go in for many winter sports on the reason that there is hardly any snow in winter. So for skiing the English people go to Scotland or spend their holidays on the continent.
Now the most popular sport in England is simply walking. Whole families spend their time walking especially in the most attractive and least populated regions of England.
Fishing and hunting are very wide-spread in Great Britain.

3. What sports are popular in America?
Such sports as rugby, soccer, hockey, weightlifting, tennis, towing, golf, basketball, basebale, volleyball, shooting, figure-skating, swimming and others are very popular there. The large choice of sports in America can be explained by the variety and size of the country, its different climates and people’s love of competitions of any type.

4. What sports are popular in Russia?
In Russia we have winter and summer sports. The most popular winter sports in Russia are football and hockey, skating and skiing. In summer people play tennis and basketball, go swimming, cycling or roller-skating.
Fishing and hunting are wide-spread in our country as in Great Britain.

5. Do you think that professional sport is dangerous? Why?
Well, sportsmen get injured very often. Besides, intensive training can be bad for their health.

6. Do you do something to keep fit?
As for me, I like sport. Among all sports I prefer football. It is a good way to relax and keep fit.
Two years ago I did wrestling. I was considered a promising one. I took part in different competitions, won medals. But I broke my arm and had to give up.

7. Are you for and against sport?
Answer the question using the arguments above.

8. What do you think about extreme sports like rock climbing or white-water rafting?
Of course, there is always a possibility of injury, but if you don’t go to extremes, it’s rather safe.
As for me, I am not a risk taker and I never take things to the edge. But I can understand people who are addicted to risky sports.

9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking part in sport and watching it on TV?
Answer the question using the arguments above.

10. Do you feel unhappy when you lose?
People don’t like to lose. When they lose, they feel uneasy and unhappy. That’s why many people stop going in for sports when their results grow worse.

2. Вопросы по теме «Спорт» для закрепления темы

1. What are traditional British kinds of sports?
2. What sports are popular in Britain?
3. What sports are popular in America?
4. What sports are popular in Russia?
5. Do you think that professional sport is dangerous? Why?
6. Do you do something to keep fit?
7. Are you for or against sport?
8. What do you think about extreme sports like rock climbing or white-water rafting?
9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking part in sport and watching it on TV?
10. Do you feel unhappy when you lose?

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