1) What advice does Grace give to teenagers who are not sure what sport to choose? Use the Word Box to learn the meaning of the highlighted words.
I’m a sport lover. But there are a lot of teens who are not fond of sport at all. There are a lot of sports, and 1 think that such teens have not found the right one for themselves yet. Different types of sport need different skills, a good way to choose a sport is to try different ones. As for me I tried gymnastics, I am good at throwing the ball, that’s why I played netball* and I was in a school team. Then I practised horse-riding, competed in tennis and swimming. But I found myself in running. I’m a good short distance runner. I broke a school record in the 100 metre sprint. How can you make your choice? You can try different sports at school or you can ask your mum and dad about camps and programmes that give teens an opportunity to try new sports as I did. But even if you don’t like anything, there are some activities you might not think of as sports, such as cheerleading,* sack races and other fun races, that help you to stay active. There are many other non sport activities that can give you exercise and keep you active. Here are just a few: raking leaves, riding a bicycle or walking your dog.
as for (me) что касается (меня)
to break a record - побить рекорд
cheerleading - участие в группе поддержки
a sack race - бег в мешках
short distance runner — бегун на короткие дистанции
the 100 metre sprint — ?
open water swimming — плавание на открытой воде
long jump competition — ?
high jump competition — ?
2) What sports did Grace try?
3) What skills does she have?
4) What activities help to stay active?
5) Do you share Grace’s opinion about choosing a sport?