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1. I’m not a diehard sports fan.
2. Sport is not my cup of tea.
3. Playing sports is much better than watching them.
4. My favourite sport is rather risky.
5. The desire to win is what I admire most of all.
6. My favourite sportsman quit my favourite club.
7. The tragedy made me give up sport.
A – 1
B – 6
С – 4
D – 7
E – 5
F – 3
I enjoy watching sports but to an extent. There are a million things I’d rather do than sit down and watch a football game, but I still like going to basketball and soccer games on occasion and watching a rare game on TV. My favourite sport is tennis, however. I follow it on TV and I play it mostly when I am on holiday in Spain as the facilities are great in the hotel and it’s free. My favourite tennis players are Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and also that 16-year-old Laura Robson because she is my age and very fit.
I honestly don’t know where I’d be without sport. I used to play football for a team, not anymore, though. Now I’m a massive football fan. I’ve been a Celtic season ticket holder since I was eleven and I go to every game I can. My favourite Celtic player is Henrik Larsson. The guy is a legend. He scored lots of goals, at every level, and was a fantastic all-round player. He’s not Scottish but he developed a love and passion for the club, and the fact that he stayed for 7 years shows his loyalty. I’d love to see him back at Celtic one day as a coach.
My favourite sport is alpine skiing and it’s more of a doing sport than watching it on TV. I have been skiing since childhood and I am rather good at it now. You can’t beat rushing down a hill at 60 mph with spectacular scenery around. My favourite skiing resorts are in the French Alps, where ski runs are always well prepared and chairlifts are never crowded. The only thing I try to regularly follow on TV is the World Cup events. I am always excited by the courage of skiers because this sport is really dangerous and sportsmen are often injured.
I joined a taekwondo club at the age of 6 and stayed there until I was 14. After the death of my sister I had to quit as my mind was on the wrong track so I stopped enjoying it. I was very good at competitions, though, and I finished third in my weight division in the British Open. I got to the second Dan Black Belt and I travelled to South Korea for four days. There I was graded by the leader of the world Taekwondo Federation, who was 85 years old but he could still beat me in a fight if he wanted to.
The person I respect most of all in sport is Yelena Isinbayeva in the pole vault. She is really incredible. She’s broken the world record around thirty times, or something like that, and she is unbeaten since 2004. She is many miles ahead of her nearest competitor. Even though she has broken the world record quite a lot of times, she always seems to be over the moon every time she achieves a new world record, as if every record she breaks is her first one. And that shows incredible passion and desire for what she does.
I personally don’t get why people watch sports. As for me, I would rather play them, and I do, I play soccer, but I hate to watch soccer on TV, probably because it’s like watching the grass grow. Ninety minutes of kicking the ball back and forth with only six shots at the goals and an outcome of nil-nil is the quintessential definition of boredom. I also think many people dislike watching soccer because it seems unfair. There are foul plays, re-dos, and much more that people disagree with. Actually, the same can be said about other sports, too.