1) Who are these games for? What do you know?
People with a physical disability - люди с ограниченными физическими возможностями
disabled - страдающий от увечья, болезни; нетрудоспособный
wheelchair athletes — атлеты в инвалидных колясках
blind sportsmen — слепые спортсмены
2) Listen to the interview with one of the directors of the Paralympic Association of Great Britain. Who are the Games for? What sports are included into the programme of the Paralympic Games? (listening for specific information)
— Who are the Paralympic Games for?
— The Paralympic Summer and Winter Games are the most important competitions for world-class athletes with a physical disability or blind and are held every four years.
— What sports are there in the programme of the Paralympic Games?
— The Paralympic Games competition includes 19 sports. Fifteen of them are shared with the Olympic Games, they are swimming, sailing, cycling, athletics and so on. The other four are exclusively Paralympic. Four “unique” sports are played only at the Paralympic Games.
— How interesting ...