People all over the world are fond of sports and games.
Sport makes people healthy, keeps them fit, more organized
and better disciplined. It unites people of different classes
and nationalities. Many people do sports on their personal
initiative. They go in for skiing, skating, table tennis, swimming,
volley-ball, football, body-building, etc.
All necessary facilities are provided for them: stadiums,
sport grounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, skiing stations,
Sport is paid much attention to in our educational
establishments. Gymnastics is a part of children's daily
activities in the kindergartens. Physical culture is ч compulsory
subject at schools and colleges.
Professional sport is also paid much attention to in our
country. In city, where I live, there are diferent sporting societies,
clubs and complexes.
Practically all kinds of sports are popular in our country,
but football, gymnastics and tennis enjoy the greatest
popularity. As for me, I go in for table tennis (ping-pong). It
needs mobility, liveliness and much energy. It keeps a person
in a good form. I have been playing tennis for five years, but
the more I play, the more I like it. I get a real joy taking part
in competitions or simply playing with my friends. Sometimes,
I go to tennis courts.
Certainly, there's a great distance between my manner
of playing and such favourites as Jim Courier, Stephan Edberg,
Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Per Korda, but I do my training
with great pleasure and hope to play as well as our best
1. Why are people all over the world fond of sports and
2. What necessary facilities are provided for people?
3. What kinds of sports are popular in our country?
4. What is your favourite kind of sport? Why?