SPORT

Goodison Park, home of the blues

 

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People in the UK are about sport. I'm going to talk about three of our favourites: , and .

Football is the biggest sport in the , just like in Spain. The Premier League in England is one of the most important leagues in the world and many cities have two or more , so there are always lots of exciting derbies, for example Manchester United - Manchester City or Arsenal - Chelsea. My team is Everton and when they against the city is always divided into Blues and Reds. Come on you !

Rugby was invented in England when a boy playing football at school picked up the with his and ran with it. You have to be very to play, but players are fair and don't cheat as much as they do in football. , , and all have good teams, but the best team in the world is from .

Cricket is a sport and, apart from in England, it is played in the Commonwealth countries like , or . The most important matches are between England and Australia. It is similar to because you have a bowler who throws the ball and a batsman who tries to hit it and score "runs" or . Lots of people think cricket is very complicated and can't understand that after 5 days matches can be a draw.

  

REVISION. Present Simple

In pairs, answer the following questions:

1. Do you like sport?

2. What are your favourite sports?

3. Do you practise any sports?

4. Do you prefer playing or watching football/basketball/tennis?

5. Why is it important to do sport?

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