Тема № 19 для 11-ж и 11-г классов

Let’s talk about sport.

Let’s talk about sport. What is your favourite kind of sport?

A lot of people all over the world are fond of sports and games. Sport helps them to keep fit and healthy. Many sports are popular in Belarus. They are: football, basketball, volleyball, weightlifting, tennis, track-and-field, boxing, wrestling, fencing, figure skating, biathlon, freestyle skiing and others.

I’m a great sports fan. I’m simply crazy about figure skating and gymnastics. I think these are the most beautiful kinds of sports. I look forward to all the competitions in figure skating and gymnastics, and I usually watch them from beginning to end. I’m also fond of biathlon and freestyle skiing, especially after the last winter Olympic games. I was really happy when our Belarusian athletes showed high results. All Belarusians take great pride in Darya Domracheva who won 3 gold medals in biathlon and Nadezhda Skardino, a bronze medal winner in biathlon. Alla Tsuper and Anton Kushnir who won gold medals in freestyle skiing brought fame to our Republic, as well.

What do you do to keep fit?

Personally I go in for volleyball (football, tennis). It is a very emotional game. It needs mobility [mou`biliti] (подвижность), stamina [`stæminә] (выносливость) and quick thinking. Volleyball (football, tennis) and my daily dozen help me to keep fit. Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

What questions will you ask a professional sportsman?

Are there any sports clubs at the lyceum? Which of them will you advise your friend to join?

There are several sports clubs at our lyceum. They are very popular. We all enjoy going on boat trips and on hikes, and our tourist club is our favourite place in the lyceum. We talk about our trips and sing tourist songs there.

Both boys and girls attend the body-building and arm-wrestling clubs. Our coach gives us sound advice on how to keep the body in good shape. He himself is a real advertisement of the body-building club, he has a splendid figure and looks like Arnold Shwarzenegger [`∫wכtsәnegә ]. So my friend can join one of these clubs.

Some pupils try to skip PE lessons thinking they are of less importance than other school subjects. What do you think about it?

The PE lessons at our lyceum are a must for all of us and we attend them with pleasure. Our lyceum has a well-equipped gym and out-of-doors sports grounds. Our PE teachers help us to master the fundamentals of track-and-field athletics, gymnastics, skiing and different games. I think that PE lessons are as important as other school subjects. They help us to keep fit.