Lesson 2 MY SPORTS


1 Copy the network below and classify these sports from the box.


Sailing, hockey, skating, long jump, horse riding, gymnastics, tennis, skiing, football, swimming, fencing, skateboarding, karate, high jump, running, volleyball, climbing

2 a) Make up nouns from the following verbs. Example: play – player, run – runner.

Swim, skate, ski, box, jump, train, win

B) Give ‘-ing’ endings to the following verbs to make up names of sports.

Example: run – running.

Jump, ski, swim, skate, box


Use the verbs:

GO – if you speak about sports ending in – ing;

You go swimming.

PLAY – if you speak about ball games and chess;

You play football. We play chess.

DO – if you speak about other sports:

You do athletics.


Complete the sentences.

Use the correct verb ‘play’, ‘go’ or ‘do’.

1 My sister… fencing every weekend.

2 My friends… basketball on Thursdays.

3 I… swimming with my friends on Sundays.

4 The boys… volleyball in summer.

5 Mary… aerobics twice a week.

6 John… karate at the school club.



1 Read and say what you know about the games’ rules.


The boys of our School Volleyball Team are happy today. They have just won their 8th match. “They’re a great team,” said their teacher. “Since last December they have lost only 3 games.” They have played together for two years.

The School Football Team is not so lucky. Its players haven’t won any competition for the last year. They need new players now.


This game can be played inside or outside. It is for two teams of six players. You need a ball and a high net. You hit the ball with your hand or arm.

You can’t catch or hold the ball. The winner is the first team to get 15 points.


You know that football is an outdoor game for two teams of eleven players. But do you know that the goalkeeper is the only person who can touch the ball with his hands, hold it and throw it? The other players can only kick or roll the ball. The winner is the team with most goals at the end of the game.

Make your choice and join the team you like.

Support your school!


B) Ask and answer the questions in pairs.

1 Why are the boys of the volleyball team happy?

2 How many games have they lost?

3 How many matches have they won?

4 How many years have they played together?

5 Has the football team won any competition for the last year?

2 Complete the sentences according to the texts above.

1 Football is… game.

2 There are……. in a football team.

3 The football player can only…

4 The goalkeeper can…

5 In football the winner is the…

6 Volleyball can be played…

7 There are……. in a volleyball team.

8 You should…… play volleyball.

9 In volleyball you can’t…

10 The volleyball winner is…


3 Fill in the sentences with the words from the box.

Joined the team, lost a match, beat teams, competition, team


Four girls from West Hill School have won this year’s table tennis… . On Saturday they… from five other schools in the town. The girls have played together for 9 months. Pat… in July and since then the girls have not… Their teacher, Miss Holly, said – “We’ve never had a better… .

4 Write a paragraph about your school sport team for your school newspaper.


1 a) Say if the statements are true or false.

1 The British believe that sport is important for children.

2 Sports are very popular in Britain, especially basketball and skiing.

3 Foreigners1 don’t usually understand cricket.

B) Listen and check your answers.


С) Complete the sentences.

1 British schoolchildren have to do sports as a part of their… .

2 Basketball and volleyball are…. in Britain.

3 They like playing…, … and….

4 Cricket is a…………


1a foreigner – іноземець

2 Read and guess the sport.

1 net, racket, set

2 skis, slope, goggles

3 table, ball, bat

4 ball, goal, swimming pool

5 ice, stick, puck1

6 boat, lake, oars

7 bike, helmet, mountain

8 stop watch, track, sneakers…




1a puck – ключка

3 Listen to the radio show where listeners are trying to guess the sport. Choose the correct box.


4 Listen again and put the questions in the order you hear them.

□ Is it a dangerous sport?

□ Does he need a racket?

□ Does he need any other equipment1?

□ Does your guest play an indoor sport?

□ Does your guest play an individual sport?

1an equipment – оснащення

5 Do the questionnaire1 to check if sport plays an important part in your life.


1 Which games do you like?

A) Dodge2 ball, hopscotch, tag, football.

B) Cards, monopoly, computer games.

2 Do you like PE at school?

A) Yes, I do.

B) No, I don’t.

3 Do you work out every day?

A) No, I don’t.

B) Yes, I do.

4 What do you prefer?

A) Playing football.

B) Watching a football match on TV.

5 What do you do when you come home from school?

A) I go out and ride my bike or roller skate.

B) I sit down at my computer.

6 There are two interesting programmes on TV at the same time. What do you watch?

A) The handball match.

B) The film.

7 What is your favourite holiday activity?

A) Eating ice cream.

B) Swimming and diving.

8 Your class is playing a dodge ball match against the other class. Do you give your best to win?

A) Yes, I do.

B) No, I don’t.



1a questionnare – анкета

2to dodge – ухилятися

Check your points1.




























0-4 points

You are not very interested in sports. You prefer other activities. But remember, doing sport is very good for your he>

5-8 points

Sport is very important for you. It is clear that you really enjoy doing and watching sport. Who knows, maybe one day you will win an Olympic medal!

6 Listen and sing along.

One and two and three and four,

Bend your knees and touch the floor.

Five and six and seven and eight,

Stretch your arms and jump up straight.

One and two and three and four,

Don’t be lazy, work out more.

Five and six and seven and eight,

Working out is really great.


1a point – бал, очко

2score – рахунок


1 Finish the sentences. Use the words from the box.

Time, two or more, place, person, reason1, number, thing You use:

WHO – when you ask about a…

WHAT – when you ask about a…

WHICH – when you can choose between the…

WHERE – when you ask about a…

WHEN – if you ask about the…

WHY – when you ask for a…

HOW MANY – when you ask for a…

2 Write the question word.

1 …? On Tuesday.

2 …?Two, please.

3 … one: blue or yellow? Blue, please.

4 …? At our school.

5 …? Because I’m tired.

6 … ? My English teacher.

7 … ? A birthday present.

3 Fill in the sentences with the right question word from the box. Use each question word twice.

Where, who, why, what, how, when

1 … is talking about her family and friends?

2 … many people are there in Emma’s family?

3 … is Patrick now?

4 … is he coming back?

5 … are Emma’s mum and dad?

1a reason [ri:zn] – причина

6 … are Susan and Martin happy on the farm?

7 … is Stella?

8 … many brothers and sisters has Stella got?

9 … is Eve’s birthday?

10 … instrument can Lee play?

11 … has Lee got that many CDs?

12 … would Emma like to be one day?

4 Fill in the question words: ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘what’, ‘what time’, ‘how long’, ‘why’ or ‘who’.

I:… sports do you do?

Patrick: і play basketball.

I:… do you train?

Patrick: I usually train in the afternoon, after school.

I:… does the training start?

Patrick: At 5 o’clock.

I:… does the training last?

Patrick: it lasts for 90 minutes.

I:… do you train?

Patrick: At a local sports club, but I also play for my school.

I:… is your coach?

Patrick: His name is John Cook.

I:… do you like basketball?

P: Because itJs a team sport, it is fast and exciting. My friends in the team are also good fun.


5 Read and match.

We can link two parts of the sentences with



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6 Fill in the sentences with the linking words ‘and’, ‘but’ or ‘because’.

1 Tara likes horror films… I don’t.

2 I don’t like horror films… they are too scary.

3 I play basketball with my friends… tennis with my dad.

4 I think doing sports is good for me… I sit all day.

5 I like winning… I sometimes lose, too.

6 She plays the piano… she isn’t very good at it.

7 I don’t like watching football… it is boring.

7 Speak about yourself. Use ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘so’ and ‘because’.


1 Ask and answer in pairs.

– What sports do you like?

– What sports do you do?

– Which days do you do these sports?

– What games do you like?

– Which sports do you watch on TV?

– What sports are you good at?

2 a) Answer the questions quickly.

Blitz Interview

1 Are you a good swimmer?

2 Can you swim underwater?

3 Does walking make you tired?

4 Are you a sports fan?

5 What is your favourite team?

6 What is the task of the goalkeeper?

7 Can football players kick the ball with their heads?

8 Can football players touch the ball with their hands?



9 How many football players are there in a team?

10 Do you read sports columns in a newspaper?

11 What is the best football field in Ukraine?

12 Do you know the names of any famous football players?

13 What sports do you do in winter?

14 How long does a football game last?

15 How often do you go to a stadium or a sports ground?


B) Interview your classmate.

3 Play a guessing game.

Think of a sport, but don’t tell anyone. Ask and answer questions with a partner. Your partner has to guess the sport.

– Do you need any special clothes?

– Do you play it in winter?

– Can you kick the ball?

– Do you play it inside?

– Do you play it with a ball?

– Is it volleyball?


4 Work in a group and prepare a presentation of any sport. Follow the steps.

Step 1. Think of some questions.

A) Is it a team or an individual sport?

B) If it is a team sport, how many players take part in it?

C) Which things do you need?

D) Why do you like it? What’s it like?

Step 2. Give the name of a team or an athlete you like.

Step 3. Find some interesting information about your sport.

Step 4. Make notes on sheets of paper.

Step 5. Make illustrations or magazine cut-outs.

Step 6. Present your sport in front of the class.



1 Read the e-mail and write your own one about the sports activities or your favourite sport. Use the phrases below.


I do water sports. Of all outdoor games I like volleyball the best. Of all indoor games I like chess. My sister goes to the school gym three times a week. She couldn’t go to the gym yesterday as she had many lessons. My friend Nick has his training every day. He is good at fencing. But I don’t like watching fencing competitions.

I am crazy about watching football matches. I never miss a match played by my favourite team.

My favourite sport is…

I became interested in…

My favourite champion is…

I hope… in future.

I’d like to…

I think….


2 Make a brochure / a poster on ‘Sports in Ukraine’.



1 Work in groups. Collect photos of popular sports activities in Ukraine.

2 Write about the sports from the photos. Find out the information about the best sportsmen who do these sports.

3 Use the photos and the writing to design a brochure.

4 Display your brochure in class.


1 Fill in with the words from the box. Use the correct forms of the verbs.

Skills, international, foreign, improve, study, use, connect, understand, learn, listen

Learning… languages is very important today. English is an… language. It helps to… people and countries. That’s why we have to… English.

My friend Taras… English at the International Summer Language School. Now he can speak and… real Englishmen very well. He says we need some special… to learn the language. It is helpful to… and watch English programs on radio, video and television. We have to… English when we speak with our friends, read English books, sing English songs. All these things can help us… our English.

2 Imagine, your friend wants to get a better mark in English. Write down some rules that he / she has to follow. There are some prompts in the box. Write in your notebook.

Start like this:

He/she has to…

He/she mustn’t…

He/she doesn’t have to…


– ask the teacher to explain things the pupil doesn’t understand

– forget homework

– disturb the class

– listen carefully in class

– do what the teacher says

– listen to the CD that comes with this book

– write neatly

– spend at least 10 minutes studying new vocabulary each day

– listen to English while you are watching films or listening to music

– ask someone for help

– learn everything by heart


3 Role-play the situation in groups of 3-4.

‘Improve Your English!’ radio program is on.

Pupil A, you are the host of the program. You have to answer the listeners’ questions and advise them how to improve their English.

Pupils В, C, D, you are the listeners. You are telling about your problems in your language study and ask for help.

4 Write a letter to your friend from another Ukrainian city. Try to convince1 him/her that it is important to study English. Give him/her some advice on how to learn a foreign language


Convince – переконувати

5 Make up the leaflet ‘Improve Your English!’

A) Work in a group. Discuss these questions and write down the answers.


Can you…?

Is it good to…?

Is it useful to…?

Should you…?

– listen and sing along with English songs?

– read books in English?

– find a pen friend and write to each other in English?

– watch films and enjoy shows in English?

– ask your teacher to help?

– speak English as much as you can?

– study hard and do your homework?

– look up every new word?

– stop speaking when you don’t know the word?

– use every moment to practise English?

– translate your thoughts?

– make up shows and parties in English with your friends?

– act roleplays in English?

– start an English newspaper or a magazine with your friends?

– listen to English as much as you can?

– write new phrases or words in your vocabulary notebook?

– make up your own rules on how to learn the language?

B) Design the leaflet.

C) Display it in class.


My favourite sport programme on TV is…

My favourite sport is…

My favourite sports star is…

My favourite team is…

7 Listen, read and act out in pairs.


Terry: Here is Tom Bondarenko, our school sports expert. Tom, can you explain the difference between ‘a game’ and ‘a sport’?

Tom: Football and tennis are games. We play games.

Terry: But running and jumping are not games. What are they?

Tom: They are sports or athletic events. When we use the word ‘a game’ we think of some kind of sports in which there are two sides or teams.

Terry: I see

Tom: The high jumps and the long jumps are called field events. Running races are called track events.

Terry: What is a ‘track’?

Tom: A ‘track’ is the ground that has been made for running on. Terry: Thank you very much for the explanation.

Tom: Not at all.


8 Ask and answer.

What are athletic events?

What is the difference between ‘a game’ and ‘a sport’? What are field (track) events?

What is your favourite sport?

9 Listen and learn the poem.


I like riding my bicycle,

I’m fond of playing chess.

My friend is good at judo –

We are keen on sports as you can guess.

And every kind of sport for sure

As it can even illness cure

Can bring for every girl and boy

So many moments of joy.

The proverb reads for everybody:




1B здоровому тілі – здоровий дух!


10 Fill in the sentences with ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘so’ or ‘because’.

A 1 My friend is fond of football… he is going to become a famous football player in future.

2 Kate can’t buy this dress… it is too expensive.

3 I can read English, … I can’t speak English.

4 The first week we spent at the seaside… then we went to the mountains.

5 We haven’t got any apples… we can’t make an apple pie for today.

6 Julia is very happy… her mother has bought her a fantastic dress for the New Year party.

В 1 We can speak to her, … we are not sure it will help.

2 I haven’t got any brother or sister, … I have got a wonderful friend.

3 The weather was terrible yesterday, … they haven’t cleaned the yard yet.

4 He is a good pupil at school… he is a good sportsman, too.

5 The footballers are happy… they have won the match today.

6 Nobody knew about John’s plan… everybody was surprised to hear the news.

7 Mark has finished his work… can have a rest now.


– 1 Listen and read.


(an Aesop2 fable)

In a forest near a river there lived a hare who was very proud’ of himself. Most of all he liked to talk about the way he could run. Of course, the other hares did not like him and did not want to listen to him.

“I must not boast4,” he thought, “then my friends will talk to me again.”

But he forgot all about his decision when he saw a tortoise. He looked at her short legs and cried, “Oh, I am so glad that I am not a tortoise!” The tortoise called out to him, “If you can run so fast, let’s have a race “

The hare began to laugh, “Have a race with you? I can get to the finish and back before you cross the starting line.”

The tortoise said, “Do you see that big tree over there? The finish will be at that tree “

The tortoise was very clever, and she wanted to teach the hare a lesson.

The hare ran off as fast as he could, and the tortoise started slowly after him. The hare ran very fast and soon he was not far from the tree. He thought, “I shall wait for the tortoise here and when she comes near, I shall run to the finish and be the first.”

But the day was very hot, and he soon fell asleep. Some time later he woke. He looked around and saw that the tortoise was nearly at the finish. The other hares were watching her and laughing. The proud hare got up and ran as fast as he could, but the tortoise had already reached the tree. The other hares laughed and said to each other, “He boasted very much, but he couldn’t win a race against a tortoise, who is one of the slowest animals in the forest.”

1a tortoise – черепаха

2Aesop – Езоп, стародавній грецький байкар

3tо be proud – пишатися

4to boast – вихвалятися

2 Read and say if it is true or false according to the fable.

1 The hare told he was a great runner.

2 All the other hares liked to listen to him.

3 “I must boast,” the hare thought.

4 The hare was glad that he was not a tortoise.

5 The hare wanted to have a race with the tortoise.

6 The hare won the race.

7 The tortoise taught the hare a good lesson.

3 Look at the pictures and tell the story.


4 Read and answer.

A fable is a kind of story. The characters of fables are animals or people. The animals often act like people. A fable shows a problem and teaches a lesson. When you read a fable, you learn the lesson, too. Most of the lessons in fables are about how people should or shouldn’t act. “The Tortoise and the Hare” is one of the fables.

– What lesson does the fable above teach you?


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