People all over the world are very fond of sports and
games. That is one of the things in which people of every
nationality and class are united.
The most popular outdoor winter sports are shooting,
hunting, hockey and, in the countries where the weather is
frosty and there is much snow — skating, skiing and
tobogganing. It's so nice to go to the skating-rink on a frosty
sunny day. Some people prefer to be out of town in such
weather and to sledge or to ski in the woods. Many people
greatly enjoy figure-skating and ski-jumping.
Summer affords excellent opportunities for swimming,
boating, yachting, cycling, gliding and many other sports.
Among outdoor games football takes the first place in public
interests; this game is played in all the countries of the world.
The other games that have firmly established themselves in
favour in different countries are cricket, volley-ball, basketball,
and so on. Badminton is also very popular both with
young and old.
All the year round many people indulge in boxing, wrestling,
gymnastics and track and field events. Scores of young girls
and women go in for callisthenics. Over the last few years
aerobics has become popular with young girls and women.
Aerobics helps them to be slim, healthy and strong. The interest
for it greatly increased thanks to Jane Fonda, a prominent
American actress, the founder of this kind of sport. This
woman may serve as an impressive example of inexhaustible
health, cheerfulness and beauty. Being a great enthusiast of
aerobics she has been trying to initiate many women all over
the world into this sport.
Among indoor games which one can go in for all the year
round are billiards, table tennis, draughts, chess, of course. The
results of chess tournamets are studied and discussed by
enthusiasts in different countries.
So we have all grounds to say that sport is one of the things that makes people kin.
1. What are people all over the world fond of?
2. What unites people of every nationality?
3. Why do people prefer to be out of town on a frosty
4. What are the most popular outdoor winter sports?
5. What opportunities for sports does summer afford?
6. What game takes the first place in public interest?
7. When do many people indulge in boxing, wrestling,
8. Who goes in for calisthenics?
9. Why is chess the great international game?