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What questions will you ask a professional sportsman?


Why is sport important?

People all over the world are fond of sports and games. Sport helps them to stay in good shape, keeps them fit and healthy and makes them more organized and better disciplined. It unites people of different classes and nationalities. We know that there is a sound mind in a sound body. Sport makes a personís character. Itís good for moral development as well.

Some people do sports because they want to improve their health. Physical fitness helps people to live longer, feel healthier and cope with life problems. Some people do sport to become fit and to have a beautiful body. Sport is also a means of relaxation and entertainment, a way of spending leisure time and having fun.

People go in for skiing, skating, table tennis, swimming, volleyball, football, bodybuilding, etc. All necessary facilities are provided for them: stadiums, sport grounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, skiing stations, football fields. Sport is paid much attention to in our educational establishments. Gymnastics is a part of children's daily activity in kindergartens. Physical culture is a compulsory subject at schools and colleges.

For some people sport is a professional occupation, a road to records, titles, fame and self-expression. Professional sport is also paid much attention to in our republic. There are different sporting societies, clubs and complexes in our republic. The most famous of them are the Olympic complexes "Raubichi", "Staiki", Minsk-Arena and Chizhova-Arena, "Dinano" stadium and others. They are used for international and world competitions.

2. Do you sometimes take part in competitions? Is it good to compete?

An important attraction of sport is also its competitive and challenging nature. I'm convinced that it's good to compete, because it's a brilliant display of skill, talent and will. Competitions teach us to lose without complaining and to win without boasting afterwards, to face hard knocks, not to get angry when something is wrong. We must behave well both in defeat and in victory. They also teach to avoid selfish actions and mean tricks. Games, for example, develop character and quick thinking. "In sports and journeys men are known." It means that a good sportsman will always help other members of his team to win in a competition.

* I sometimes take part in our school competitions. I can play volleyball rather well. I think itís an interesting game and I like it how my teammates and I understand each other without words.

* As for me, I am not a sporty person in the true sense of the word. Nevertheless, I regularly attend PE lessons where we jump, run and play games. I donít have much time to do sports. Of course I try to do morning exercises every day. But I never take part in any competitions.


What questions will you ask a professional sportsman?

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Why did you choose a sport career?

Is it difficult to do sports professionally?

What competitions did you take part in?

What are your plans for the future?

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