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V. Choose the correct answer.

1. I met Pete _________ his bicycle along the pavement.

a)pulling b)rolling c)turning d)wheeling

2. He was _________ from the competition because he had not complied with the rules.

a)banished b)disqualified c)forbidden d)outlawed

3. Some of the best golf ________ are to be found in England.

a)courses b)courts c)pitches d)tracks

4. Sport is a good _______ for aggression.

a)let off b)offshoot c)outlet d)way out

5. She had to _________ herself to make sure she wasn`t dreaming.

a)grasp b)pinch c)scratch d)seize

6. This is the running _________ where the first 4 minute mile was run.

a)circle b)course c)ring d)track

7. Have you been able to book us a tennis ________ for tomorrow?

a)court b)field c)ground d)pitch

8. The boxer ________ and almost fell when his opponent hit him.

a)scrambled b)shattered c)staggered d)stammered

9. He has always been ________ supporter of his local rugby team.

a)a forcible b)an unbeaten c)a staunch d)a sure

10. They stood glowering at each other, their fists ________ ready for action.

a)clasped b)clenched c)grasped d)joined

11. It seems that the world record for this event is almost impossible to _________. a)balance b)beat c)compare d)meet

12. The boxer ________ his opponent as hard as he could.

a)knocked b)punched c)slapped d)touched

13. Our team faced fierce _________ in the relay races.

a)attack b)competition c)contest d)opponents

14. She is a good runner but she`s not much good at _________ .

a)barriers b)fences c)hurdles d)jumps

15. He ran four ________ of the course in half an hour.

a)hurdles b)laps c)sprints d)vaults


VI. Discussion point.

StepA. Work in groups. Indicate what equipment is used in the following sports.

Angling, archery, baseball, boxing, cricket, golf, hockey, ping pong, rowing, squash, badminton, darts.

StepB. Guess what sports the people are talking about.

1. `The ball has a natural curve on it so it doesn`t go in a straight line on the grass`.

2. `Provided it`s not too windy at the top, there`s no problem`.

3. `It is incredibly noisy, fast and dangerous, but it`s really exciting to watch`.

4. `You get sore at first and can hardly sit down, but you get used to it after a while`.

5. `It`s all a matter of balance really`.

6. `You need a good eye and a lot of concentration`.


VII. Read the text and answer the questions after it.


The Olympic Games have a very long history. They began in 777 BC in Greece and took place every four years for nearly twelve centuries at Olympia. They included many different kinds of sports, running, boxing, wrestling, etc. All the cities in Greece sent their best athletes to Olympia to compete in the Games. For the period of the Games all the wars stopped. So the Olympic Games became the symbol of peace and friendship. In 394 AD the Games were abolished and were not renewed until many centuries later.

In 1894, a Frenchman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, addressed all the sports governing bodies and pointed out the significance of sports and its educational value. Two years later the first modern Olympic Games took place. Of course, the competitions were held in Greece to symbolize the continuation of the centuries-old tradition.

In 1896 the International Olympic Committee was set up. It is the central policy-making body of the Olympic movement. It is formed by the representatives of all countries which take part in the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee decides upon the programme of the games, the number of the participants and the city-host for the Games. Over one hundred and fifty countries are represented in the International Olympic Committee now. Besides, each country has its National Olympic Committee. Summer and Winter Games are held separately. There are always several cities wishing to host the Games. The most suitable is selected by the International Committee. After that the city of the Games starts preparations for the competitions, constructs new sports facilities, stadiums, hotels, press centres. Thousands of athletes, journalists and guests come to the Games, and it takes great efforts to arrange everything. There is always an interesting cultural programme of concerts, exhibitions, festivals, etc., for each Games.


1. When and where did the Olympic Games begin?

2. Why did the Olympic Games become the symbol of peace and friendship?

3. When did the Games in Greece stop?

4. Who renewed the Olympic movement?

5. When and where did the first modern Games take place?

6. When was the International Olympic Committee set up? What is its function?

7. How does the city-host prepare for the Olympic Games?

8. When and where were the latest Olympic Games held?


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