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1. Do you like sports? Why? 2.What is your favorite sport? Why?
3. What sports do you know?
Ball games: volleyball, basketball, foo
tball, baseball, badminton, table tennis, golf,
rugby, ice hockey, etc.
Track and field:
long jump, high jump, pole jump,
shot-put, race, relay race, etc.
Water games: swimming, diving and water polo Gymnastics: Men’s events---rings, horizontal bar, double bars, parallel bars, vaulting horse, pummeled horse, floor exercise, etc. Women’s events---balance beam, high and low bar, uneven bars, vaulting horse, floor exercise, etc.
? Can you play table tennis? Do you like it? ? When did you begin to play table tennis? How often do you play it? Who do you play it with? ? Do you think playing table tennis is a good way to build up your body?
Wrestling is an ancient sport often appeared as the main event in the earliest Olympic Games. Wrestling exists in many different styles but only two styles feature in the Olympics, namely freestyle and Greco-Roman. Greco-Roman wrestling allows the use of only the participants’upper bodies; however, freestyle allows the use of legs.
Boxing became an Olympic sport in 688BC and is still popular today. The boxer uses his or her fists to punch the opponent’s head and body with the aim to knock the opponent out.
Wushu is a traditional sport in China. Are you interested in this sport? Do you think doing Wushu could make you fitter?
Do you enjoy watching Wushu films?
It is said that gymnastics and diving are two of the most beautiful sports in the world, because they both display elements of strength and beauty. Do you agree? Can you name some famous Chinese gymnasts or divers?
What sports do you usually play?
How much time do you usually spend doing sports every week? No pains, no gains. No matter what kind of sports you take part in, what do you have to sacrifice (牺牲) in order to be successful in that sport?
1. Surf the Internet to find more information about sports. 2. Write a composition about why people all over the world are crazy about sports.
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