Topic: Describe a sport that you prefer to do and is a little expensive.
You should say
– What is it
– Why do you like it
– Is it expensive
When it comes to sports, I have to admit that I am not very sporty and do not usually devote my time to exercise. However, there is one sport that I really want to give a go whenever I have a chance, which is curling, a prevalent sport in Canada. I guess I can start sharing about curling by pointing out some fact about its rules. Curling is a group sport and is played on ice. Each team has four members, each member has two tries, to slide the stone close on the circle on the ice. The circle is about fifteen meters away from the start line. The stones are found with a flat base and have a handle on top. The team uses a brush to swift the ice when the stone is sliding to the circle. They do this to make the ice smooth so that the stone will not stop and go straight. The team tries to slide the stone to hit the other team’s stone and push them away. The winner is the team with the stone that is closest to the circle. In fact, the reason why I am desired to try curling has something to do with the fact that I am a huge fan of ice skating and the idea of combining ice skating and competing with another team in curling is truly amazing. On top of that, curling is not exorbitant at all, therefore, playing this sport certainly will not cost me an arm and a leg. I have to say that paying Canada a visit and try playing Curling is one of my intentions in the near future.
QUESTION FOR PART 3
1. What sports are popular in your country?
Well, football tops the list of famous sports without a doubt. But what’s amazing is, I suppose something called ‘dancesport’ comes close behind. In the early mornings, dancesport enthusiasts gather in parks or public places to practice. Dancesport has been spreading rapidly because it allows dancers to improve physical fitness and mental well-being and it is suitable for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. Apart from them, volleyball, tennis, badminton are also fashionable in our country.
2. What are the benefits of playing a sport?
I believe engaging in sporting activities helps the players to improve their physical and spiritual health. For example, dancing helps older people improve their physical health and memory. The dancers have to count their steps and remember the moves. In addition to that, playing sports brings us a reasonable chance of enhancing our relationships with other people when playing together.
3. Do you think the types of sport that are popular will change in the future?
Personally, I think there will be a considerable change in the types of popular sports. People will opt for virtual games and sports rather than sports outdoors such as football, cycling, etc. Thanks to high tech development, virtual sports will be able to bring excitement like you’re playing with real-life opponents while you are actually in front of your computer and doing nothing. I suppose this popularity will encourage a sedentary lifestyle, especially among young people.
4. How can sports bring people from different countries closer together?
Sports can play a role in bringing communities together in countless ways. For example, sports break barriers and boundaries between cultures. No matter who you are, what the colour of your skin is, as long as we enjoy the same sport, we can understand fulfillment, hopes, or even disappointment that sport brings us. Second, team sports encourage us to be willing to take responsibility and value diversity. As a result, it can help establish more cohesive, tolerant and inclusive communities.
5. What are the major differences between extreme sports and ordinary sports?
Well, the distinction between an extreme sport and a conventional one is the level of danger involved. Extreme sports refer to certain activities having a high level of inherent danger.
Another one is the difference in judgment. In traditional sports, performance is judged on the basis of some quantitative approaches such as distance, time and speed, whereas in extreme sports the performance is evaluated on the basis of qualitative criteria such as innovative methods to complete the task.
6. What do you think of expensive sports?
Actually, I can think of nothing special about those kinds of sports. I find them ordinary like other sports – they’re also joyful, exciting, they keep the players healthy and they are good for the mind as well. If you’re capable of playing them, then there’s nothing more to say. If I had a chance, I would like to try doing equestrian events, or a sport involving, riding and running with horses.
7. Why do you think some people strongly dislike playing sports?
Well, there are a wide array of reasons why certain people are anti-sports. Maybe they are far more attracted to inactive activities such as reading books or drawing or something like that. Maybe they don’t want to communicate with other people. Another reason is maybe sports can remind people of childhood trauma such as being ridiculed or bullied while playing sports. If you have had a bad experience with them, then it’s natural to hate them.
8. Would you like to do a rather dangerous sporting activity?
No. Definitely no. Some people may find it fantastic but I’m the inactive type and am a bookworm, I just try to do sport like cycling or basketball once in a while to improve my health. Nothing more, nothing less. I will opt for my favorite books to find fulfillment rather than doing that kind of stuff.
9. Why do you think some people like to do these dangerous activities?
I don’t know for sure because I’m not really into those kinds of activities. But I guess the motivation behind practicing extreme sports is the satisfaction they get out of challenging themselves and being victorious in the end. Besides being physically challenging, extreme sports are also very mentally demanding, because one needs to fight their fear to be able to do these dangerous activities. You know, nothing can compare with the feelings when you are able to surpass yourself.
Mental [adj] relating to the mind, or involving the process of thinking
Example: A doctor was asked about the mental state of the prisoner. Fashionable [adj] popular at a particular time
Example: She spends the summer jet-setting around the fashionable European resorts.
Reasonable [adj] based on or using good judgment and therefore fair and practical
Example: He went free because the jury decided there was a reasonable doubt about his guilt.
Enhance [verb] to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something
Example: These scandals will not enhance the organization’s reputation.
Sedentary [adj] involving little exercise or physical activity
Example: My doctor says I should start playing sport because my lifestyle is too sedentary.
Inclusive [adj] An inclusive price or amount includes everything
Example: My doctor says I should start playing sport because my lifestyle is too sedentary
Inherent [adj] existing as a natural or basic part of something
Example: I have an inherent distrust of lawyers.
Bully [noun] someone who hurts or frightens someone who is smaller or less powerful, often forcing them to do something that they do not want to do
Example: It takes courage to stand up to a bully.
Bookworm [noun] a person who reads a lot
Example: Although Mohammed was a charismatic and influential leader, he was not much of a bookworm.
Surpass [verb] to do or be better than
Example: The book’s success has surpassed everyone’s expectations.
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