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  1. 1. OLYMPIC GAMESVisitorhandbookEnglish for the Gameswww.britishcouncil.org   learnenglish /
  2. 2. The Olympic Stadium, LondonCreditsPhotographyNatural History Museum © Britain on ViewTate Modern © Britain on ViewHyde Park © Britain on ViewOxford Street © Britain on ViewIllustrationPaul WestWritersMike Davies, Devo Forbes, Chris Speck,Mandy Loader, Suzanne Guerrero,Andy Baxter and Anthony CosgroveEditorsPaul Sweeney and Michael Houten© British Council 2012 Brand and Design / B226The British Council creates international opportunities for the peopleof the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide.A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland).ii
  3. 3. ContentsIntroduction. . ...................................................................... 2How to use this book.................................................. 3Situations.. ..................................................................... 11Olympic Gamesat a glance....................................................................... 29Sports. . .............................................................................. 35Situations and useful language Spanish....................................................................... 97 French...................................................................... 105 Portugese.. ............................................................. 113 Russian..................................................................... 121 Mandarin................................................................ 129 Arabic....................................................................... 137Test yourself!............................................................... 145Situations answers.................................................. 148Sports answers. . ........................................................ 150Visitor handbook | Contents 1
  4. 4. I am delighted to introduce this language handbook, createdby the British Council. It has been specially designed forathletes and other visitors who will be coming to the UnitedKingdom for the London 2012 Olympic Games. We hope thereis something here for everyone. For those of you who wish totake the opportunity to improve your language skills, we hopeyou find the specialist sports vocabulary and the dialogueshelpful. For native speakers of English there are some basicphrases in different languages that you might find usefulwhen communicating with your fellow athletes and peoplefrom other countries.The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and ParalympicGames has been working with the British Council over the last fewyears on a number of major initiatives to involve people from all overthe world in the London 2012 experience. These include InternationalInspiration, London 2012’s international sports legacy programmewhich uses the power of sport to enhance the lives of millions ofyoung people from 20 countries around the world. We have alsoworked together on a variety of cultural projects, as part of theCultural Olympiad, and educational projects as part of Get Set,the London 2012 education programme.For more language-learning materials, please view the Englishfor the Games materials on www.britishcouncil.org/english-for-the-gamesI hope you enjoy using these resources and developing yourlanguage skills during your stay in the UK.Seb CoeChair, London 2012 Organising Committee2 Visitor handbook | Introduction
  5. 5. How to use this bookWe hope that this book will have something for all athletesattending the London 2012 Olympic Games, helping youenjoy your stay in the United Kingdom and encouragingcommunication with your fellow athletes, whether in Englishor other languages.The aim of this book is to help you understand spoken andwritten English that you may hear and see during your tripto the United Kingdom and to the London 2012 OlympicGames. There are two main parts.Speakers of EnglishYou can find out about some of the key vocabulary items connectedwith all the Olympic sports. You can learn some useful phrases in anumber of languages which will help you to talk to fellow athletes fromother countries. You can also look at some of the English languageneeds of learners of English in specific situations and encourageyour fellow athletes from other countries to practise their English.This starts on page 97.Learners of EnglishThe first part contains common situations and language you mightencounter during your visit. There are eight sections. Each sectionshows a different situation with a dialogue between two or threepeople. You can see useful phrases and vocabulary and you cando some simple exercises. This starts on page 11.Check out the translations section at the back where you can findkey language and phrases translated into six languages.The second section contains useful vocabulary to do with differentsports, including exercises you can do. The answers are on page 150.We hope you find the booklet helpful and have fun working through it!You can listen to the audio from the situations, and do onlineinteractive exercises, at the free websitewww.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishVisitor handbook | How to use this book 3
  6. 6. Olympic “How to use this book” 150 http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish4 Visitor handbook | How to use this book
  7. 7. 150 www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishVisitor handbook | How to use this book 5
  8. 8. Как пользоваться этой книгойЭта книга поможет вам понять устный и письменныйанглийский язык, с которым вы можете столкнутьсяво время поездки в Великобританию, в том числе наОлимпийские е игры. Книга состоит из двух частей.В первой части содержатся наиболее распространенныеситуации и языковые обороты, которые могут бытьполезны во время вашего пребывания в стране. Здесьвосемь разделов. В каждом разделе приводитсяопределенная ситуация и двух- или трехстороннийдиалог. Вы познакомитесь с полезными фразами итерминами, а также можете выполнить ряд простыхупражнений.В конце книги находится раздел с переводами основныхслов и выражений на шесть языков.Во второй части содержится полезный словарь поразличным видам спорта, а также упражнения, которыевы можете выполнить. Ответы указаны на стр. 150.Мы надеемся, что вы найдете эту книгу полезной и судовольствием ее изучите!На бесплатном веб-сайте www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish вы можете прослушать аудиозаписиразличных ситуаций и выполнить упражнения винтерактивном режиме.6 Visitor handbook | How to use this book
  9. 9. Cómo usar este libroEste libro tiene como objetivo ayudarle a entender elinglés oral y escrito que pueda oír y ver durante su viajeal Reino Unido y a los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres.Consta de dos partes principales.La primera parte contiene expresiones usadas ensituaciones cotidianas con las que se puede encontrardurante su visita. Esta parte contiene ocho secciones,cada sección muestra una situación diferente con undiálogo entre dos o tres personas. Podrá ver expresionesy vocabulario útiles y podrá realizar ejercicios sencillos.Consulte la sección de traducciones del final, dondeencontrará expresiones y vocabulario importantetraducidos a seis lenguas.La segunda sección contiene vocabulario relacionadocon deportes, además de ejercicios que puede hacer.Las respuestas están en la página 150.Esperemos que encuentre el cuadernillo útil, ¡y que disfruteusándolo!Podrá escuchar las grabaciones de las situaciones y hacerejercicios online interactivos de manera gratuita en:www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishVisitor handbook | How to use this book 7
  10. 10. Comment utiliser ce livretCe livret a été conçu pour vous aider à comprendre l’anglaisparlé et écrit durant votre séjour au Royaume-Uni ainsi qu’àl’occasion des Jeux Olympiques de Londres. Il se divise endeux parties.La première partie contient des situations et des termescourants que vous pourrez rencontrer durant votre visite.Elle se compose de huit chapitres. Chaque chapitre décritune situation différente et s’accompagne d’un dialogueentre deux ou trois personnes. Vous y trouverez desexpressions et du vocabulaire utiles ainsi que des exercicestrès simples.La section Traduction au dos contient des termes et desexpressions clés traduits en six langues.La seconde partie contient du vocabulaire utile, relatif auxdifférents sports, et vous propose également des exercices.Les réponses à ces exercices figurent à la page 150.Nous espérons que vous trouverez ce livret utile etdivertissant !Vous pouvez également écouter la bande sonore dessituations et faire des exercices interactifs en ligne sur lesite Internet gratuit: www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish8 Visitor handbook | How to use this book
  11. 11. Como utilizar este livroO objetivo deste livro é de ajudar a entender o inglêsfalado e escrito que poderá vir a ouvir e a ver durante asua viagem ao Reino Unido e aos Jogos Olímpicos emLondres. Este livro tem duas partes principais.A primeira parte apresenta situações comuns e tipo delinguagem que poderá encontrar durante a sua visita.Existem oito seções Cada uma demonstra uma situaçãodiferente com um diálogo entre duas ou três pessoas. Aquivai encontrar frases e vocabulário úteis e poderá fazeralguns exercícios simples.Veja a parte das traduções no verso onde vai encontrarcerto tipo de linguagem e frases chave traduzidas paraseis idiomas.Na segunda parte vai encontrar certo tipo de linguageme frases chave traduzidas para seis idiomas.A segunda parte apresenta vocabulário útil relativo aosdiferentes tipos de esportes, incluindo exercícios quepoderá fazer. As respostas estão na página 150.Esperamos que ache este livrete útil e divirta-se ao usá-lo!Poderá escutar o áudio com as diferentes situações e fazerexercícios interativos On-line, no site gratuitowww.britishcouncil.org/learnenglishVisitor handbook | How to use this book 9
  12. 12. Visitor handbookSituationsVisitors Guide | Situations 11
  13. 13. AccommodationIn many hotels you have to check-in in the afternoon and check outin the morning. You normally also have to show ID such as a passport. DIALOGUETony is on a trip to London to dosome business as well as sightseeing.He is checking into his hotel.Good afternoon.Good afternoon, sir. How can I help you?I’d like to check in, please. I have areservation in the name of…Certainly. Ah, yes, for one week.Is that correct?Yes. Is the room on the ground floorwith the features I asked for?Yes, the room has step-free access and Did you know…?the bathroom is fully adapted for yourneeds. Can you fill in this form please? Other kinds of accommodation are guest houses and B&Bs (bed and breakfast).Yes, of course. Do you have a pen? These are usually more basic thanYes, here you are. Can I see your hotels, but cheaper. You can also rentpassport please? That’s fine. apartments for both short and long visits.How do you want to pay?By credit card, please.Can I have your card for a moment,please? Ok, that’s fine. Your roomis number 17. Here’s the key card.There is a television and a mini-bar.Do you need any help with your bags?Yes please. What time is breakfast?Breakfast is included and it’s from 7  .m atill 10.30  .m in the dining room on the aground floor which has ramp access.Just through there. I’ll get a porterto bring your bags to your room.Thank you.Checkout time is 11.00  .m. aEnjoy your stay.12 Visitor handbook | Accommodation
  14. 14. the Find rs onOther useful words about hotels/hotel rooms: we 48! ans e 1 pag Room prices SInGLE dOUbLE/tWIn April – June £80 £120 July – September £100 £140 October – March £60 £100 All rooms ensuite. Room service available. Continental breakfast included. Full English supplement = £10.Can you join the sentences below to give the correct meanings?One is done already.A double room… … includes a cooked meal with eggs, bacon, and other things.A twin room… … you can order drinks and food in your room.An ensuite room… … has its own bathroom.With room service… … is a room for two people (with one bed).A full English breakfast… … is a room for two people with two beds.More hotel facilitiesChoose the name of the hotel facility from the list below and match it to the correct picture.The first one is done for you.A. Porterb. ReceptionC. Wheelchair access 1. Reception 2. 3.d. RestaurantE. 24-hr room serviceF. Wide screen satellite TV in all roomsG. Laundry service 4. 5. 6.h. GymnasiumI. Irons available 7. 8. 9.Visitor handbook | Accommodation 13
  15. 15. SightseeingYou can find lots of information about London in Tourist Information Centres.These are located around the city and in some Underground stations.Many also sell tickets for public transport and for London attractions. DIALOGUEAnna asks for information.Hello.Good morning. How can I help you?I’d like to visit the London Eye. Can yougive me some information, please?Yes, certainly. What informationdo you need?Well, first of all, where is it?It’s very central. It’s on the river,opposite the Houses of Parliament.And when is it open?Every day from 10.00 a.m in the morningto about 9.30 p.m in the evening.How long does it take to visit?About thirty minutes. You can see for Did you know…?about forty kilometres from the top. You can visit many London attractions free of charge, such as the museumsHow much does it cost? and art galleries described in this section.Here’s a leaflet with all the prices. Normally there is a box where you can give money if you wish. You can alsoI see, thanks. Where can I buy tickets? walk in public parks free of charge!You can buy a ticket in County Hall,near the London Eye.How do I get there?You can get there on the Tube.Get off at Waterloo and follow the signsfor the South Bank. You can’t miss it!Thank you for your help.A pleasure. Enjoy your visit.14 Visitor handbook | Sightseeing
  16. 16. London travel guideHere are some things to see in London.MUSEUMSThe British Museum, the Natural HistoryMuseum, the V&A (Victoria and Albert)Museum and the Science Museum andmany more. These show British andinternational art, culture, history andscientific objects. The four mentionedhere are all free to visit. Art GALLErIES The National Gallery (Western European art), the National Portrait Gallery, and the Tate and Tate Modern showing British art and international modern art. bUILdInGS And MOnUMEntS St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament with the famous clockPArkS tower often called Big Ben, Nelson’sHyde Park, Kensington Gardens Column and many others. The Towerand Regents Park – walk and of London is nearly 1,000 years old andrelax in green open spaces. has the Crown Jewels and lots of other interesting historical things to see! EntErtAInMEnt The West End is famous for its many shops, restaurants and theatres. the Find rs on we 48! ans e 1 paghere’s some more information about tourist attractions.From the dialogue, and the travel guide above, can you find the missing facts? nAME OF SCIEnCE MUSEUM nAtIOnAL LOndOn EYE St PAUL’S AttrACtIOn GALLErY What is it? Museum Art Gallery Giant wheel 1. What can you You can find out You can see Ride the wheel Climb the dome, do there? about the history art by famous and see London. see the galleries of science and see British and From the top you and crypt. lots of interesting international can see for about displays, films artists. 2. km. and objects. Where is it? South Kensington Trafalgar Square South Bank City of London What’s the Exhibition Road Trafalgar Square Westminster St Paul’s address? SW7 2DD WC2N 5DN Bridge Road Churchyard SE1 7PB EC4M 8AD What’s the South Kensington Charing Cross 3. St Paul’s nearest tube? how much 4. Free From about £16 About £15 does it cost?Visitor handbook | Sightseeing 15
  17. 17. TravelYou can buy tickets from machines at Undergroundstations in London using cash and credit cards. In manystations you can also get help in person from an assistant. DIALOGUEMax is sightseeing too.He’s buying a Tube ticket.Hi there.Hello. Can I help?Yes, I’m going to the Science Museum.What train do I need?Ok, your stop is South Kensington.Take the Central Line towards Ealingor West Ruislip. That’s the red line onthe map. Change at Holborn for thePiccadilly Line – the dark blue line –towards Heathrow or Uxbridge. Orchange at Mile End for the District Line– the green line – towards Ealing orRichmond. Get off at South Kensington.Ok thanks. What ticket do I need?Do you have an Oyster card? Did you know…?No, I don’t. Public transport in London is cheaper with an Oyster card. You can get theseWell, a single is £4.30, but you can get in stations and in many small shopsa Day Travelcard for £10.60. You can (‘Oyster Ticket Stops’) in London. Youuse it all day on the Underground and can add credit to the card and use it inon buses too. the Tube and on buses. You can also buy 1- day (about £10) and 7- day TravelcardsI see. Well, can I have one of (about £35) which is the Zone 1–3 weeklythose, please. cost. There is more information aboutCertainly. That’s ten pounds, please. public transport, walking and bicycles in London at www.tfl.gov.ukHere you are. Twenty pounds.Thanks. Here’s ten pounds change.Where do I catch the Central Line train?Go through the barrier. Don’t forgetyour ticket! Then look for the sign tothe Central Line. You want the Ealingor West Ruislip train.OK, thanks.16 Visitor handbook | Travel
  18. 18. Ways of getting around London B D A C EUnscramble the words and match them to the pictures.One of these carries lots of people in the street subes buses (E)You can hire one of these for a day cibylsec ( )These run underground bute tsarin ( )This is completely free! kinglaw ( )Up to five people can ride in this balck bac   ( ) the Find rs on swe 148! an e pagWhich four pictures above go with these descriptions?1. These (E) run everywhere in London and are very convenient and frequent. They are cheap to use. You can see more of London from one, too.2. If you have a lot of luggage one of these ( ) is useful, but more expensive. You can book them in advance, catch them at a rank, or hail them in the street – wave at them and shout! Careful – they can cost between £3 and £5 a mile – more at busy times and in the evenings.3. For short journeys, you can even hire one of these ( ). There are lots of docking stations and it costs about one pound for 24 hours, or about £5 for a week.4. Transport in London is very convenient, but sometimes it’s quicker to do this! For example, it is 250 metres from Leicester Square to Covent Garden – you can get there by this method ( ) in about 5 minutes. And a single step can use 200 muscles! So, it’s free, and good for you too!Visitor handbook | Travel 17
  19. 19. DirectionsYou can get street maps of London from Tourist Information centresand on the internet. You can also buy detailed maps in shops. DIALOGUEAnna asks for directions.Excuse me, can you help me?Hello.Is Westminster Bridge Road near here?I’m sorry, I can’t help. I don’t know.Ok, thank you. Excuse me, can you help?Yes, what’s the matter?I’m looking for Westminster Bridge Road.Is it near here?Let me see… where do you want to go?I’m looking for the London Eye.Oh yes, that’s very near. Go straight downthere, to the crossing by the traffic lights.Cross over, then turn left and walk downYork Road. Go about 200 metres, thenturn right. That’s Chichely Street, I think. Did you know…?Walk down there, across Jubilee Gardens,and the Eye is in front of you. County Hall Street mapsis on the left. Look for the new signs to help London visitors. These signs are easier to see,I see. Go to the crossing and turn right? and give information about streets,No, turn left! buildings and time to walk between places, as well as a map and directions.And then walk 200 metres and turn right?That’s it. You can’t miss it!Thanks very much for your help.No problem. Bye.18 Visitor handbook | Directions
  20. 20. the Find rs ondirections and locations swe 148! an e pag Go... on Straight Across turn... It’s On the left on the... On the right ...straight on ...across ...left left tfel nru...aroundruT Turn ...right T dnuor n ...left ...right It’s... It’s... Opposite It’s... Next to Between tnorfnI ...next to... ...between... ...opposite... ...intnfront of... ...behind... orfnICompass points Practise the directionsYou see these a lot in Here is a plan of the popular Covent Garden area. You areLondon place names at Covent Garden Tube station. Read the directions.(South Bank, West End etc.). Where am I going?The main ones are North,South, East and West. Go down James Street, then turn first left. Go straightWhat are the ones in blue? on – past the Royal Opera House on the right, then turn right. Go straight ahead, across Russell Street into N Wellington Street. Go past the Theatre Museum and the is next to it, NW NE just on the right!W E StArt ET hErE Royal Opera RE Theatre ST House Royal LL SW SE JA SE S M RU ES Theatre ST S Museum RE N ET DE W AR LI ELnW North West NTG London NGT VE Central Transport ONnE CO ST Market RE MuseumSE ET E RE ST TSW St Pauls ChurchVisitor handbook | Directions 19 Savoy Chapel
  21. 21. Meeting peopleYou can meet new people everywhere in London – in pubs, cafés,shops – even art galleries! A hotel lobby is a good place to meet too. DIALOGUETony, Max and Anna meet up in the Max: How about 7.30 p.m? There’shotel lobby. a restaurant quite near.Tony: Hi, Max! Anna: hat’s fine. See you here T at 7.30 p.m then.Max: Hi, Tony. Good to see you. How are you?Tony: I’m fine. Are you enjoying your stay?Max: Yes, thanks. How about you?Tony: Very much, thanks. Do you know Anna?Max: No. Pleased to meet you.Anna: And you. Are you staying here, too?Max: Yes, I am. How do you like this hotel?Anna: It’s nice and quiet, and very convenient. How do you like London?Max: I think it’s great. I went to the Science Museum today.Anna: went to the London Eye. I Is the museum interesting?Max: Well, I like it! There are lots of old cars and machines! How do you like the Eye? Did you know…? The letters ‘a.m.’ mean ‘in the morning’Anna: mazing! You can see for miles A before 12 noon (same as 00.01 to 11.59 from the top! in the 24-hour clock), and ‘p.m.’ meansMax: Do you two have any plans for ‘in the afternoon and evening’ (same as later on? How about dinner? 12.00 to 23.59). People use the 24-hour clock mostly for train, bus, tube andTony: Thanks, but I can’t, I’m afraid. flight times. I’m having dinner with some relatives.Anna: Yes, I’d like to have dinner. What time do you want to go?20 Visitor handbook | Meeting people
  22. 22. Today is Tuesday, yesterday wasMonday, tomorrow is Wednesday. the Find rs on days of the week and times swe 148! an e pag today is tuesday Yesterday was Monday A quarter tomorrow is Wednesday nine (nine twenty) 2012 to eleven (ten forty-five) Twenty past SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY ✓ 11 12 1 11 12 1 10 10 2 2 THURSDAY FRIDAY 3 9 3 9 4 8 4 8 7 5 7 5 6 6 Midday (12pm) A quarter time is: The Half The time is: Clock face two showing time(s). TBA past one (one fifteen)past four (four thirty) Midnight (12am) Six o’clock quarter to eleven twenty past nine (or ten-forty five) (or nine-twenty) 12 1 12 12 1 12 11 11 1 11 11 1 10 10 10 10 2 2 2 2 3 3 9 9 3 3 9 9 4 8 4 8 4 4 8 8 7 5 7 7 5 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 The time is: The time is: The time is: The time is: midday (12 p.m.) six o’clock quarter past one half past four or midnight (12 a.m.) (a.m. or p.m.) (or one -fifteen) (or four-thirty) Find another way to say the following: You can add the time of day (morning, afternoon, evening) Half past five to a day and time, like this: Ten-fifteen Yesterday Morning At (time)... A quarter to seven tomorrow Afternoon Twenty-five past two tuesday... Evening Some examples: Yesterday morning at 6.00 p.m. Tomorrow afternoon at 4.00 p.m. Friday evening at 7.00 a.m. Visitor handbook | Meeting people 21
  23. 23. Dinner in a restaurantYou can find food from many different countries in London. There aremany restaurants serving Indian, Chinese, Thai, French, Italian and othertypes of cuisine. Here is some language to help you at the restaurant. DIALOGUEMax and Anna are having dinner Waiter: And for you?in a nearby restaurant. Max: othing for me, thanks. And can NMax: ood evening. A table for G we have two coffees and the bill, two, please. please? … Thank you, here’s my card.Waiter: ood evening, sir. Do you have G Waiter: How was your meal? a reservation? No? This way, Anna: t was very tasty, thanks. I please. Here’s the menu. Especially the ice cream! Something to drink?Max: Yes, Anna, what would you like? For me, a beer, please.Anna: glass of house white, please. A And some mineral water.Waiter: Here are your drinks. Are you ready to order? Would you like a starter?Max: Yes, can we have one prawn cocktail, and…Anna: What’s the soup of the day, please?Waiter: It’s leek and potato, madam.Anna: ll right, one soup, and then to A follow I’d like the grilled fish, please.Max: And then roast chicken for me.Waiter: Very good. Anything else? Did you know…?Max: Yes, a mixed salad, please. If a waiter serves you In a restaurant orWaiter: Here’s your food. Enjoy your … pub you normally tip between 12.5 and meal… (Later)…Would you like 15 per cent. They often add this to the to see the dessert menu? bill (as ‘service charge’), but not always.Anna: Yes, please. I’d like some ice cream. You don’t normally tip in a self-service restaurant or at a bar.Waiter: Certainly. What flavour?Anna: Chocolate, please.22 Visitor handbook | Dinner in a restaurant
  24. 24. here is the restaurant menu: CAFé dE LOndrES MENU StArtErS drInkS Prawn cocktail Alcohol Paté and toast House red wine Soup of the day House white wine MAIn COUrSES By the glass (125cl) £3 Roast chicken By the bottle £15 Grilled plaice Steak and chips Beer Lager dESSErt/ PUddInG Cider Ice cream (chocolate, vanilla or pistachio) Half-pint £3 Apple crumble Fruit salad Soft drinks Lemonade SIDE DISHES (£4 EXTRA) Cola Potatoes (chips, boiled or mashed) Tonic water Seasonal vegetables Soda water Mixed salad Mineral water 33cl £2.50 2 courses £20 3 courses £25 Tea Filter coffee Please note: A service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill. By the cup £2In the menu above, apple crumble is a traditional british dish.But what else do you know about British food? Are the following traditional British dishes?Say yes or no (Y/n). Some are done already.Roast beef and yorkshire pudding ( Y ) Lamb biryani ( ) the Find rs onPizza ( n ) Cornish pasty ( ) we 48! ans e 1 pagHamburger ( ) Fish and chips ( )Toad-in-the-hole ( ) Lancashire hotpot ( )Sweet and sour chicken ( ) Tiramisu ( )Shepherd’s pie ( ) Steak and kidney pudding ( )Haggis ( ) Trifle ( )Visitor handbook | Dinner in a restaurant 23
  25. 25. ShoppingLondon is famous for its shops. You can buy almost everything from apples tozoom lenses. Some shops can be very expensive – but most are very good value. DIALOGUEAnna and Max are buying some souvenirs. Assistant: hanks, four pounds and T a penny change.Shop Assistant: Hello. Can I help you? Anna: And here’s my credit card.Max: Yes, hi. I’m looking for a T-shirt. Assistant: hank you… Just key in your TAnna: And I want to buy some postcards. PIN, please. Thank you.Assistant: f course. Well, the postcards O Anna: Thanks. Bye. are just over there. Please have a look and choose some. What kind of T-shirt are you looking for?Max: ’d like one of those. The one I with the picture of Big Ben. Do you have that in blue?Assistant: es, I think so. What size do Y you need? A large, perhaps?Max: I think XL. How much are they?Assistant: hey’re fifteen ninety-nine T (£15.99).Anna: I’d like one, too. I need a small size, but in pink maybe?Assistant: ere you are. One blue H extra-large and one small pink. Did you know…?Anna: How much are the postcards? Clothing sizes in the UK are different from the rest of the world. A ladies’ size 10Assistant: They’re fifty pence (50p) each. in the UK is like a size 8 in the US or 38Anna: Ok, let’s see… I’ll take these five. in Europe. Shoe sizes are different, too – men’s size 8 shoes are like size 42 inAssistant: hanks. Are you paying T Europe or even 8½ in the US or Australia. separately? That’s fifteen Be careful – size 8 doesn’t mean 8 inches ninety-nine and eighteen – it’s actually 10¼ inches (about 26 cm)! forty-nine (£18.49) altogether. Check before you buy!Max: Here’s twenty pounds.24 Visitor handbook | Shopping
  26. 26. Colours Patterns red yellow green blue stripes pink orange light dark spots blue blueWhich of the T-shirts below is purple, brown, beige or grey? A B C DA.  B.  C.   D. the Find rs on e answ 148!Here are some more clothes: pageWho is wearing them? Hat Blouse Jacket Jeans Trousers Trainers ShoesVisitor handbook | Shopping 25
  27. 27. At the stadiumLondon has a number of important venues for both sport and otherentertainment such as music, including Wembley Stadium with acapacity of 90,000 and the North Greenwich Arena with up to 20,000. DIALOGUETony and Max are sports fans and are Vendor: Three pounds, please.attending an athletics event. They are at Tony: Right, here’s the lift.the Olympic Stadium. Here we are. Level 2. Seats 32 and 33.Tony: Excuse me, we have tickets for What a great view! the athletics this afternoon – where do we need to go? Max: antastic! I’m really looking F forward to this!Steward: an I see your tickets? C Oh yes, you want Block 205.Tony: Ok thanks, how do we get to that?Steward: ust follow that path for about J 200 metres. You should see the sign for Block 205. Please then use the lift to travel to level 2.Tony: Thanks.Ticket attendant: ... Tickets, please.Tony: Here you are.Ticket attendant: eats C32 and 33. Follow S the signs to the lift and get off at Level 2.Tony: Where can we get something to drink? Did you know…?Ticket attendant: There’s a stall over there Up to 70,000 volunteers (called Games with soft drinks and Makers) will be at the Olympic and snacks. Paralympic Games in 2012. Their jobs will include checking tickets,Tony: Thank you. giving information, working with medicalMax: Hi there – a sparkling mineral … teams and helping out at sporting events. water please. What can I get you, Tony?Tony: Orange juice for me. Do you need some money?Max: o, it’s my treat. And one N orange juice, please.26 Visitor handbook | At the stadium
  28. 28. the Find rs on e 8! answe 14Inside the venue pag C A E b dWhat do they play on? Match the sports and the place.Sport A takes place on a pitch. (3) 1 ...in a pool.Sport b takes place ( ) 2 ...on a court.Sport C takes place ( ) 3 ...on a pitch.Sport d takes place ( ) 4 ...in a ring.Sport E takes place ( ) 5 ...on a track.Which sports are shown Some useful words about sporting venues:in the pictures above? A VEnUE is a place for events such as different kinds of sportsboxing ( E ) running ( ) matches, concerts, conventions and meetings. StAdIUM andtennis ( ) Water Polo ( ) ArEnA are often words for bigger venues, like the Olympichockey ( ) Stadium, Wembley Stadium, the North Greenwich Arena, and so on. Sports events, concerts and meetings take place every day in lots of smaller halls, rooms, parks, gardens and other places, too.Max is calling Anna on his mobile phone to tell her about the stadium.Can you put in the missing words from the list? Hi Anna! Yes, we’re both here now. The park’s really big and so is the stadium. There are lots of people here. There are lots of 1. stewards around, too, helping people, checking tickets and giving them directions. It’s a really big place and there are people waving 2. from different countries. There are lots of stalls and 3. selling things. We’ve got a 4. . It has all the details and times in and lots of information. There are lots of TV cameras, too. Just a minute, the 5. ’s doing a 6. ! It’s going right round the stadium! Ok, I have to go now. It’s starting! Here come the 7. ! See you later! flags crowd programme Mexican wave stewards vendors athletesVisitor handbook | At the stadium 27
  29. 29. Visitor handbookThe London 2012Olympic Gamesat a glance
  30. 30. Archery Basketball Canoe SlalomVenue Venues VenueLord’s Cricket Ground Basketball Arena – Olympic Lee ValleyDates Park (preliminaries, women’s White Water Centre,Friday 27 July to quarter-finals); North HertfordshireFriday 3 August Greenwich Arena (men’s Dates quarter-finals and women’s Sunday 29 July toMedal events semi-finals onwards) Thursday 2 August4 Dates Medal eventsAthletes Saturday 28 July to128 (64 men, 64 women) 4 Sunday 12 August Athletes Medal events 82 (61 men, 21 women)Athletics 2Venue Athletes Canoe SprintOlympic Stadium – 288 (144 men, 144 women;Olympic Park (track, field 12 teams in each event). Venueand combined events); Eton Dorney,The Mall (road events) Buckinghamshire Beach VolleyballDates DatesFriday 3 to Sunday 12 August Venue Monday 6 to Horse Guards Parade Saturday 11 AugustMedal events47 Dates Medal events Saturday 28 July to 12Athletes Thursday 9 August2,000 Athletes Medal events 248 2Badminton Athletes Cycling – BMXVenue 96 (48 men, 48 women;Wembley Arena 24 teams in each event) VenueDates BMX Track – Olympic ParkSaturday 28 July to Boxing DatesSunday 5 August Wednesday 8 to Venue Friday 10 AugustMedal events ExCeL5 Medal events Dates 2Athletes Saturday 28 July to172 Athletes Sunday 12 August 48 (32 men, 16 women) Medal events 13 Cycling – Mountain Bike Athletes 286 (250 men, 36 women) Venue Hadleigh Farm, Essex Dates Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 August Medal events 2 Athletes 80 (50 men, 30 women)30 Visitor handbook | At a glance
  31. 31. Cycling – Road Equestrian – Eventing FootballVenue Venue VenuesThe Mall (Road Race); Greenwich Park City of Coventry StadiumHampton Court Palace Dates (Coventry); Hampden Park(Time Trial) Saturday 28 to Tuesday (Glasgow); MillenniumDates 31 July Stadium (Cardiff); OldSaturday 28 July to Trafford (Manchester); Medal eventsWednesday 1 August St James’ Park (Newcastle); 2 Wembley StadiumMedal events Athletes4 Dates 75 Wednesday 25 July toAthletes Saturday 11 August212 (145 men, 67 women) Equestrian – Jumping Medal events Venue 2Cycling – Track Greenwich Park AthletesVenue Dates 504 (288 men, 216 women;Velodrome – Olympic Park Saturday 4 to 16 men’s teams and 12Dates Wednesday 8 August women’s teams).Thursday 2 to Medal eventsTuesday 7 August 2 Gymnastics – ArtisticMedal events Athletes Venue10 75 North Greenwich ArenaAthletes Dates188 (104 men, 84 women) Fencing Saturday 28 July to Venue Tuesday 7 AugustDiving ExCeL Medal eventsVenue Dates 14Aquatics Centre – Saturday 28 July to AthletesOlympic Park Sunday 5 August 196 (98 men, 98 women)Dates Medal eventsSunday 29 July to 10 Gymnastics – RhythmicSaturday 11 August Athletes VenueMedal events 212 Wembley Arena8 DatesAthletes Thursday 9 to136 (68 men, 68 women) Sunday 12 August Medal eventsEquestrian – Dressage 2Venue AthletesGreenwich Park 96 (all women)DatesThursday 2 toThursday 9 AugustMedal events2Athletes50Visitor handbook | At a glance 31
  32. 32. Gymnastics – Trampoline Judo SailingVenue Venue VenueNorth Greenwich Arena ExCeL Weymouth and Portland,Dates Dates DorsetFriday 3 to Saturday 4 August Saturday 28 July to DatesMedal events Friday 3 August Sunday 29 July to2 Medal events Saturday 11 AugustAthletes 14 Medal events32 Athletes 10 386 AthletesHandball 380 (237 men, 143 women) Modern PentathlonVenue ShootingCopper Box – Olympic Park Venue(preliminaries, women’s Copper Box – Olympic Park Venuequarter-finals); Basketball (fencing); Aquatics Centre The Royal Artillery BarracksArena – Olympic Park – Olympic Park (swimming); Dates(men’s quarter-finals, plus and Greenwich Park (riding, Saturday 28 July toall semi-finals and finals) combined event) Monday 6 AugustDates Dates Medal eventsSaturday 28 July to Saturday 11 to 15Sunday 12 August Sunday 12 August AthletesMedal events Medal events 3902 2Athletes Athletes Swimming336 (168 men, 168 women; 72 (36 men, 36 women)12 teams in each event) Venue Aquatics Centre – Olympic Rowing Park (pool events); Hyde ParkHockey Venue (Marathon Swimming 10km)Venue Eton Dorney, DatesRiverbank Arena – Buckinghamshire Saturday 28 July to SaturdayOlympic Park Dates 4 August (Aquatics Centre);Dates Saturday 28 July to Thursday 9 to Friday 10Sunday 29 July to Saturday 4 August August (Hyde Park)Saturday 11 August Medal events Medal eventsMedal events 14 342 Athletes AthletesAthletes 550 (353 men, 197 women) 950384 (192 men, 192 women;12 teams in each event)32 Visitor handbook | At a glance
  33. 33. Synchronised Swimming Triathlon WrestlingVenue Venue VenueAquatics Centre – Hyde Park ExCeLOlympic Park Dates DatesDates Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 to Sunday 12 AugustSunday 5 to Friday 10 August Tuesday 7 August Medal eventsMedal events Medal events 182 2 AthletesAthletes Athletes 344104 (all women) 110 (55 men, 55 women)Table Tennis VolleyballVenue VenueExCeL Earls CourtDates DateSaturday 28 July to Saturday 28 July toWednesday 8 August Sunday 12 AugustMedal events Medal events4 2Athletes Athletes172 (86 men, 86 women) 288 (144 men, 144 women: 12 teams in each event)Taekwondo Water PoloVenueExCeL VenueDates Water Polo Arena –Wednesday 8 to Olympic ParkSaturday 11 August DatesMedal events Sunday 29 July to8 Sunday 12 AugustAthletes Medal events128 (64 men, 64 women) 2 AthletesTennis 260 (156 men, 104 women)Venue WeightliftingWimbledonDates VenueSaturday 28 July to ExCeLSunday 5 August DatesMedal events Saturday 28 July to5 Tuesday 7 AugustAthletes Medal events172 (86 men, 86 women) 15 Athletes 260 (156 men, 104 women)Visitor handbook | At a glance 33
  34. 34. Visitor handbookOlympic sportsVisitors Guide | ??????????? 35
  35. 35. ArcheryArchery dates back around 10,000 years, when bows and arrows werefirst used for hunting and warfare. Archery is now practised in more than140 countries around the world. Bow Bowstring Fletching Arrow Nock Target Shooting an arrow 70 m36 Visitor handbook | Archery
  36. 36. ActivityMatch the words in the table to their definitions below. A. rcher a B. arrow C. bow D. end E. ring F. round G. arget t1. A circle on the target. 5. A person who shoots arrows from a bow for sport.2. A group of arrows shot in one sequence. 6. A long thin stick with a sharp point3. A long curved piece of wood or other at one end which is shot from a bow. material, with a string attached to both ends, which is used to shoot arrows. 7. The object which the archers try and hit when they shoot each arrow.4. A stage of a competition. Wordsearch Find these words a k n e c e g h a c in the grid bow r b v d n l h r r p bowstring arrow r t o s z d l p c g target archer o e a w r x c h h d end round w o t r s o t y e l ring l u g t g t u t r y r u j n b e r n p p n i m q o n t i d w v y n m w t i u n l z k r g x e n p x g Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Archery 37
  37. 37. Athletics (field)Athletics is the perfect expression of the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius,Fortius’ (‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’). With 2,000 athletes competingin 47 events, Athletics is the largest single sport at the Games. Podium Pole vault Hammer throw High jump Pole Triple jump Javelin throw Discus throw Long jump38 Visitor handbook | Athletics (field)
  38. 38. ActivityMatch the words in the table to their definitions below. A. ole vault p B. discus throw C. triple jump D. hammer throw E. high jump F. javelin G. ong jump l H. odium p I. bar J. shot put1. The event in which athletes try to jump 6. The event in which a heavy plate-shaped over a high bar using a long stick to push object is thrown as far as possible. them off the ground. 7. The event in which a long stick with a2. A raised area on which the best pointed end is thrown as far as possible. three athletes in each event stand to receive medals. 8. The event in which athletes try to jump as far forward as they can in three jumps.3. A straight stick made of metal, which high jumpers and pole vaulters try to jump over. 9. The event in which athletes try to jump as far forward as they can in one jump.4. The event in which a heavy metal ball is thrown from the shoulder as far as possible. 10. The event in which athletes try to jump over a bar supported on two poles.5. The event in which a heavy metal ball joined by a wire to a handle is thrown as far as possible. Wordsearch Find these words t r i p l e j u m p in the grid bar l t m r f r v d t p discus hammer h c a l h b k l l o high jump javelin i b b f n a u k q d long jump podium g r d m c a m n g i pole vault shot put h m n k v n m m r u triple jump j a v e l i n f e m u t l d i s c u s r m o s h o t p u t q p c l o n g j u m p Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Athletics (field) 39
  39. 39. Athletics (track)Athletics is the biggest sport at the Olympic Games. More than 2000athletes take part in the athletics programme. They compete at distancesranging from the 100 metres sprint to the 50 kilometres road walk. Steeplechase Sprint Relay changeover with baton Lane Starting blocks Baton Starter’s pistol Hurdle Field Track40 Visitor handbook | Athletics (track)
  40. 40. ActivityMatch the words in the table to their definitions below. A. aton b B. false start C. hurdle D. lane E. set position F. sprint G. tarter’s pistol s H. tarting blocks s I. steeplechase J. track1. An obstacle for jumping over 7. The instrument on which a runner in a 100m, 110m or 400m race. places his feet at the start of a race.2. A long race in which athletes have 8. The position of a runner, close to to jump over obstacles on a track. the ground and leaning forward, in the moment while he waits for the3. A short and very fast race. starter’s gun.4. A special strip of sports track that is used 9. The ring-shaped area which has to keep athletes separate during a race. been specially designed and built5. A stick that is passed from one runner for athletics races. to another in a relay race. 10. When one competitor in a race starts too6. The instrument that is used to signal early, before the official signal to begin. the start of a race. Wordsearch Find these words N F K N B A T O N V in the grid lane P F S P R I N T M B sprint track X N S P E A R H B V athlete hurdle L N T N C T C N Q P baton relay P R A H W H R V Z Y starter pistol I L R U G L M A Y R S M T R C E N A C M T Z E D Y T L J P K O L R L T E C J T F L D Z E R Y L C N B Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Athletics (track) 41
  41. 41. BadmintonBadminton takes its name from Badminton House, home of the Duke ofBeaufort, where it was first played in England. The sport was devised in the19th century by British military officers in the Indian town of Poona when theyadapted an ancient local game. Racket Shuttlecock Net Forecourt Sideline (doubles) Sideline (singles)Badminton court Long service line (doubles) Baseline Long service line (singles)42 Visitor handbook | Badminton
  42. 42. ActivityMatch the words in the table to their definitions below. A. ourt c B. dive C. exciting D. exhausting E. net F. racket G. erve s H. huttlecock s I. smash1. A powerful downward hit. 5. Make a movement down onto the ground.2. A rectangular piece of material made 6. Making you feel extremely tired. from string which is used to separate 7. Making you feel very happy the two sides of the court. and enthusiastic.3. A small light object that the players hit 8. The area in which the game is played. over the net. 9. The instrument used by players to hit4. Hit the ball to the opponent as a way the shuttlecock. of starting play. Wordsearch Find these words x s j p w i y p s u in the grid feathers s f e a t h e r s x smash racket c s m a s h f f n d lines court m o r r a c k e t t points net r w u t p b t v x r w k v r l l q i c k p o i n t s i c a w d n e t l f s n m m w q t o c x c g e p v w s h a b t l e s Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Badminton 43
  43. 43. BasketballBasketball was invented in 1891 by Dr James Naismith, a Canadian physicaleducation teacher. The first game, which took place in December 1891, usedpeach baskets for goals. Backboard Hoop Basket Dribbling Defence Shoot Basketball court44 Visitor handbook | Basketball
  44. 44. ActivityMatch the words in the table to their definitions below. A. ackboard b B. hoop C. dribble D. foul E. free throw F. rebound G. ravelling t1. A shot, worth one point, awarded to 4. A violation of the rules. a player who has been fouled. 5. Control the basketball by bouncing2. The circular ring which the players need it against the floor with your hand. to put the ball through in order to score. 6. Grab the ball in the air after a player3. A violation by a player with the ball who has missed a shot. moves both feet without dribbling. 7. The rectangular board behind the basket. Wordsearch Find these words j o d y l l a m b q in the grid backboard f m i r c p t z a r hoop basket b f h r i o h u s e court dribble v o s o f b u n k b rebound foul p u y c o f b r e o quarter shot y l r t n p e l t u q l a k s t o l e n q u a r t e r l l d j l q l l d s h o t l b a c k b o a r d Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Basketball 45
  45. 45. BoxingBoxing featured at the original Olympic Games in the 7th century.The sport’s regulations were codified much later in 1867 as the Marquessof Queensberry Rules and many of these rules are still in place today. Headguard Glove Mouthpiece Corner Boxing boots Ring Ropes46 Visitor handbook | Boxing
  46. 46. ActivityMatch the words in the table with their definitions. A. orner c B. glove C. headguard D. knockout (KO) E. mouthpiece F. punch G. ing r H. ound r1. A device to protect your teeth. 5. One of the periods of time when the boxers are fighting.2. Something you wear to protect your hand and the other fighter when you hit them. 6. The place where the boxing match takes place.3. A covering to protect the boxer’s head. 7. To hit your opponent.4. Hitting your opponent so he or she falls to the ground and can’t get up again 8. Where the fighters rest between rounds. in 10 seconds. Wordsearch Find these words q h e a d g u a r d in the grid headguard x c r o p e o d g c gloves corner k i o x b z q i l x rope ring r r h r g l m f o d punch mouthpiece c v b y n d x o v u referee q c r e f e r e e q j p u n c h r j s u r i n g g j i v y d m o u t h p i e c e t h e c e q y b q h Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Boxing 47
  47. 47. CanoeThis sport has two forms. Canoe Sprint events are head-to-head raceson still water. Canoe Slalom is modelled on slalom skiing, and has timetrials on white water rapids. Paddle Paddle blade Gate Kayak Calm water Canoe slalom course White water Canoe48 Visitor handbook | Canoe 
  48. 48. ActivityMatch the words in the table with their definitions. A. anoeist c B. disqualified C. downstream D. gate E. kayaker F. lane G. enalised p H. lalom events s I. sprint events J. upstream1. A person who paddles a canoe. 7. In the direction opposite to the one a river is flowing.2. A person who paddles a kayak. 8. Races where competitors paddle a3. A special ‘strip’ of the river that is used canoe or kayak on a straight course to keep competitors separate. divided in lanes, on calm water.4. An opening between two upright poles 9. Races where competitors navigate through which the competitors must pass. a canoe or kayak through a course5. Be punished for breaking a rule. of hanging gates on white water.6. In the direction a river is flowing. 10. Stopped from being in a competition because you have broken a rule. Wordsearch Find these words p s e o n k g u s k in the grid canoe z a p b o o a p c y kayak paddle q v d r l c t s a s gate blade g y k d i a e t n l slalom sprint i k a r l n d r o a kneel upstream l n y b w e t e e l o e a w a v w a a o r e k j l j a m z m m l h z j a s d j r a y w s d v a g b u Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Canoe  49
  49. 49. CyclingThere are four disciplines in Olympic cycling. BMX (Bicycle Motocross), andMountain Biking are quite new sports, originating in the 1960s and 70s. RoadCycling and Track Cycling are older. Both of them date back to the 19th century. BMX Helmet Handlebar Saddle Pedal Track, velodrome Time trial Road raceMountain bike50 Visitors handbook | Cycling
  50. 50. ActivityMatch the words in the table with their definitions. A. rake b B. course C. gear D. lap E. rider F. time trial G. rack t H. elodrome v1. A complete journey around a racing circuit. 5. A type of path or road, often in the shape of a ring, which has been specially2. This controls how much power goes to designed and built for sports events, the wheels of a bicycle. The rider may especially racing. need to change this if he is going up or downhill. 6. A type of race in which the athletes start separately and the athlete who covers a3. A device which makes a bicycle go set distance in the quickest time wins. slower or stop. 7. An area of land used for a sports event.4. Someone who rides a bicycle. 8. An indoor arena with a steep track for bicycle races. Wordsearch Find these words r p g b s a z s q v in the grid s e t e r p u n t r handlebar saddle pedal a d k r a a r p g n helmet track d a e g a r k i q b pursuit sprint d l i i h c s e n r keirin brakes l j r k y e k g s t gears e u i d e m l g l b l t n e k u i m y g p u r s u i t k e m h a n d l e b a r t Find the answers on p150Visitor handbook | Cycling 51
  51. 51. DivingCompetitive diving developed from gymnastics in the 18th century, whengymnasts in Sweden and Germany began to perform tumbling routines intowater. It is one of four disciplines that make up the Olympic sport of Aquatics. Twist mid air Handstand Pike Back dive Forward dive 10m platform Diving pool tower Springboard52 Visitor handbook | Diving

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