Тема / Топик по английскому языку:
Sports in Russia

Millions of people all over the world go in for sports. People in this country are sport-lovers, too. Many sports are popular in Russia, such as hockey, soccer, track-and-field, weightlifting, tennis, basketball, volleyball, figure-skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, shooting and many others. Sporting activities are a part of daily life in Russia. Most Russians growing up in the North, grow with outdoor winter sports and activities, such as skiing and skating. In all parts of Russia fishing is extremely popular. All water sports are wide-spread, including swimming, diving, sailing, water skiing, canoeing. In all schools there is a gym and a sports ground. Sports is a subject on the curriculum of all schools and universities.

Much attention is paid in this country to organized sports. There are different sporting societies and clubs in Russia. Many of them take part in different international tournaments and are known all over the world. A great number of our sportsmen participate in the Olympic Games. Russian athletes have won more medals than any other team in all Olympics since 1956. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics the united teams of the former Soviet republics won 45 gold medals.

National and international matches are regularly held in Russia. They attract large numbers of fans. There is a lot of live broadcasting of matches and championships in this country. Many of them are televised live.

Topical Vocabulary

- to go in for sports
заниматься спортом
a sport-lover
любитель спорта
soccer
футбол
track-and-field
легкая атлетика
weightlifting
тяжелая атлетика
figure-skating
фигурное катание
cross-country skiing
лыжный кросс
swimming
плавание
shooting
стрельба
sporting activities
физкультура
a part of daily life
часть повседневной жизни
outdoor sports and activities
спорт и физкультура на открытом воздухе
to be wide-spread
быть широко распространённым
diving
ныряние
sailing
парусный спорт
water skiing
водные лыжи
canoeing
гребля на каноэ
a gym
спортивный зал
a sports ground
спортивная площадка
a subject on the curriculum of smth.
предмет в программе чего-либо
- to pay much attention to smth.
уделять большое внимание чему-либо
organized sports
организованный спорт
sporting societies and clubs
спортивные общества и клубы
an international tournament
международные соревнования
to participate in the Olympic Games
принимать участие в Олимпийских играх
an athlete
спортсмен
to win a medal
выиграть медаль
- to attract large numbers of fans
привлекать большое количество болельщиков
live broadcasting
прямая трансляция по радио
to be televised live
транслироваться по телевидению (о прямом репортаже)

Answer the questions:

  1. What sports do people in Russia go in for?
  2. What proves that much attention is paid to organized sports?
  3. Do Russians take part in the Olympics?
  4. Are there many fans in Russia?

Translate into English:

  1. Многие люди в России занимаются спортом и любят спорт.
  2. Многие виды спорта, такие, как легкая атлетика, футбол, хоккей, фигурное катание, плавание и другие, широко распространены в России.
  3. В каждой школе есть спортивный зал; школьники занимаются также спортом на открытом воздухе.
  4. Большое внимание уделяется водным видам спорта: прыжкам в воду, парусным гонкам, гребле на каноэ и т. д.
  5. Российские спортсмены принимают участие в международных чемпионатах и Олимпийских играх.
  6. Российские спортсмены завоевывали золотые, серебряные и бронзовые медали.
  7. Международные соревнования часто транслируются по радио и телевидению.
  8. Многие болельщики смотрят международные матчи, которые проводятся в России.

Посмотреть ответы

1. Many people in Russia go in for sports and are sport-lovers.
2. Many sports are wide-spread in Russia, such as track-and-field, football, hockey, figure skating, swimming and others.
3. There is a gym at every school; schoolchildren engage in open-door sports and activities, too.
4. Much attention is paid to water sports: diving, sailing, canoeing, etc.
5. Russian athletes participate in international tournaments and the Olympic Games.
6. Russian athletes have won gold, silver and bronze medals.
7. International matches are often broadcast and televised.
8. Many fans watch international matches held in Russia.

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