Maturití otázka(angličtina)- Sports and Games

17.Sports and games
Sports are one of the most popular leisure time activities. This is mainly due to fact that they help one to keep fit both physically and mentally. Such a form of relaxation as sports is refreshing, can help take off some weight. During sports events one can meet a lot of new people and see how it feels to be a winner or a loser. Many people have been interested in keep-fit, yoga and anything to keep they self-mobile. Often they join some club, where about twenty of they meet together and they go through all their movements with music. It is very enjoyable. Needles to say, that every one can do exercise in gym. How often? They go once or twice or more a week and they exercise for about one hour with lots of their friends. For this keep-fit they just wear a leotard with a top.
The increase of interest in sports is best illustrated by the appearance of ever-new sports facilities. It is important to note that besides taking an active part in sports it is also possible just to watch sports events as a spectator or play the pools (bet money on certain sports results).
Usually all sports and games are further differentiated into two groups according to where they can be practised. We can practise outdoor or indoor sports. Indoor sports include for example gymnastic, table tennis, boxing wrestling, and chess. Among outdoors sports are skiing, sledding, hiking, rock climbing, horse riding, golf. Also one healthiest sports, swimming and figure skating do not actually demand a roofed room. One of the most popular sports is cycling. Sports and games can be divided into to groups, too, according to seasons, which they are practised. Than we have winter and summer sports. One of the most love winter sports is skiing. I like skiing too, but I don’t go to ski. I first skied when I was with the primary school in the mountain and than twice with grammar school. I could not well skiing but I enjoyed it. Since this time I have never skied since this time. Bu t many people go to the mountain regularly. They love skiing. They can good skiing. Sometimes, especially in the season of skiing, it can be rather crowded in the mountains, especially around the mechanical lifts, which take you zooming up. You need special equipment for skiing- skies, boots, and poles. Many people own their own equipment but others hire there in the resort. Mostly they have their own clothes, because skiing is quite a fashion conscious sport. It’s necessary to have clothes that will protect you because the weather can be very severe. They need a ski-suit, a hat, and goggles to protect your eyes, socks, mittens and a rucksack, which is useful to carry around your bits.
The games are usually all-season activities, and they are practised both indoors and outdoors. The most numerous group of games are the ball games. In other states there are individual games.
The British are lover’s sports, and when they are neither playing nor watching games they like to talk about them. England was also the first home of many popular modern games. Among these, football is the most. In Britian there are a great number of clubs. In the United States, however, it is called soccer. Rugby football is also very popular. This game was first played at Rugby (a town) Scholl, England. In this game the ball is oval. Golf is of Scottish origin. The lawn tennis season reaches its peak every year at the Wimbledon tournament, which is played in London. For relaxation squash is also played.
In the USA most sports and games have been commercionalized. The four professional games there are American football, baseball, basketball, and ice hockey. These games are turned into big shows in which the sports stars make a lot of money.
Ball games belong to the most popular in our country. They include especially football, volleyball, basketball, handball and tennis. Besides this ice hockey is played at a very high level here too.
I have played basketball since I was eleven. It is my favourite game. Basketball is team game and you can play it with your friends and enjoy it as a team. It is a fast game and that is another reason why I enjoy it. I play basketball at local sports centres during a year, but in the summer I can play basketball out. This is called street ball. It is very different game. Instead of two baskets on a ground, it is only one basket. Our team play in Tournaments of South Moravia. I’ve played for MK and we were to six from nine flour. I need the ball and the basket for the basketball and shoes. But you can kneepads and your basketball kit for play. You need kneepads, because you can fall on your knees a lot. During the seasons, which are about 6 months, from September to March, I play three times a week. Two of those training and one is a match.
19.02.2009 18:46:06


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