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Sports in Great Britain
England is a sports-loving nation. Sports in England take many
forms: organized sports, which attract huge crowds to encourage
their favourite teams to victory, athletic games played for
recreation and others. Some sports are called spectator, when the
number of spectators is greater than the number of people playing in
the game. Other sports are called participant, sports attracting
large crowds only on special occasions such as tournaments.
The game peculiarly associated with England is cricket. Many
other games are English in origin, too, but have been accepted with
enthusiasm in other countries. Cricket has been seriously and
extensively played only in the Commonwealth countries, particularly
in Australia, India, Pakistan. Cricket is slow, and a spectator,
sitting in the afternoon sun after his lunch, may be excused for a
little sleep for half an hour. Cricket is making no progress in
Association football or soccer is very popular. Nearly 49 million
spectators each year attend matches between the great professional
teams organized by the Football League. The biggest event in England
is Cup Final played at the Empire Stadium, in Wembley, a London
suburb. Rugby football is played with an egg-shaped ball which may
be carried and thrown. Rugby is played mainly by amateurs.
The games of golf and tennis are played by great numbers of
people. Golf is played in the countryside. It consists in driving a
small ball towards and into holes separated by considerable
distances, by means of special golf clubs. The aim is to go round
using as few strokes as possible. There are many tennis clubs, but
every town provides tennis courts in public parks. The world
championship tennis matches are held in Wimbledon in London during
June and July.
Next to football, the chief spectator sport in Britain is
horse-racing. A lot of people are interested in the races and risk
money on the horse which they think will win. Britain is also famous
for motor-car racing, boat racing, dog racing, and even races for
donkeys. The famous boat race between the teams of Oxford and
Cambridge attracts large crowds of people.
Various forms of athletics, such as running, boxing, jumping,
swimming are wide-spread in England. The English weather is not
always cold enough to ski, skate, or toboggan, but winter is a good
season for hunting and fishing.
Indeed sport in one form or another is an essential part of daily
life in Britain.
Перевод текста: Sports in Great Britain
1. В Великобритании, стране любителей спорта, получили
распространение различные виды спорта и спортивные игры.
2. Крупные соревнования по многим видам спорта привлекают огромное
3. Крикет — чисто национальная игра, она получила распространение
только в странах Содружества.
4. Популярность клубного футбола быстро растет.
5. Регби — в основном профессиональный вид спорта.
6. Многие англичане любят скачки и ставят деньги на лошадей.
7. Среди англичан популярность завоевали как спортивные игры, так и
различные виды спорта, в том числе различные виды легкой атлетики.
8. Спорт в той или иной разновидности играет важную роль в
повседневной жизни Великобритании.