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Sports and competition in Britain
The content <ul><li>A national passion </li></ul><ul><li>The social importance of sport </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket </li></u...
A national passion <ul><li>Their main form of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Rarely the best at particular sports </li></...
The social importance of sport <ul><li>Participation has legal recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Duty of local authority:   p...
Cricket <ul><li>Not the nation sport of Britain </li></ul><ul><li>England, small part of Wales: played at top level </li><...
Football <ul><li>Association football:    full official name of ‘soccer’ </li></ul><ul><li>Seperates from: * rugby footba...
<ul><li>Appearance of Fanzines: magazines in informal style, published by fans </li></ul><ul><li>Teams tend to be men-only...
Rugby <ul><li>Two versions: </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby union and rugby league </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby league: traditional hom...
Animals in Sports <ul><li>Hunting: * foxhunting </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting:  * killing birds * shooting parties </li></ul>...
Other sports <ul><li>Preference for team games. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular individual sports    socializing is an importan...
Gambling <ul><li>Widespread: throughout all classes </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling on: * horses * dogs * football pools </li><...
A little game <ul><li>On a sticky wicket </li></ul><ul><li>Saved by the bell </li></ul><ul><li>First past the post </li></...
Some famous venues <ul><li>Football    Wembley </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby Union    Twickenham </li></ul><ul><li>Horse- raci...
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Sports And Competition In Britain

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Sports And Competition In Britain

  1. 1. Sports and competition in Britain
  2. 2. The content <ul><li>A national passion </li></ul><ul><li>The social importance of sport </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket </li></ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby </li></ul><ul><li>Animals in sport </li></ul><ul><li>Other sports </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>A little game </li></ul>
  3. 3. A national passion <ul><li>Their main form of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Rarely the best at particular sports </li></ul><ul><li>< > One of the best in a much larger number of different sports </li></ul><ul><li> British individualism at work! </li></ul>
  4. 4. The social importance of sport <ul><li>Participation has legal recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Duty of local authority:  provide & maintain playing fields and other facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Sports on television: every sport no matter the popularity </li></ul><ul><li>Tradition as important as actual contest </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cricket <ul><li>Not the nation sport of Britain </li></ul><ul><li>England, small part of Wales: played at top level </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolizes: slow and peaceful way of life </li></ul><ul><li>Eleven players </li></ul><ul><li>Test matches can last up to five days of six hours each </li></ul><ul><li>Played at top level: Australia, England,Pakistan… </li></ul>Borat&Cricket s
  6. 6. Football <ul><li>Association football:  full official name of ‘soccer’ </li></ul><ul><li>Seperates from: * rugby football * Australian football * American football </li></ul><ul><li>Not only for working class </li></ul>FunnyFootball EnglishFootballTeam
  7. 7. <ul><li>Appearance of Fanzines: magazines in informal style, published by fans </li></ul><ul><li>Teams tend to be men-only:  violent </li></ul><ul><li>No worse anymore because of the accidents </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rugby <ul><li>Two versions: </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby union and rugby league </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby league: traditional home is the working class of the north of England </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby union: mainly for the middle classes. </li></ul>Rugby
  9. 9. Animals in Sports <ul><li>Hunting: * foxhunting </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting: * killing birds * shooting parties </li></ul><ul><li>Fishing: * competetivly  angling </li></ul><ul><li>Race: * horse racing * Greyhound racing </li></ul>horseRacing
  10. 10. Other sports <ul><li>Preference for team games. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular individual sports  socializing is an important aspect: </li></ul><ul><li>tennis, golf,sailing and snooker. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gambling <ul><li>Widespread: throughout all classes </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling on: * horses * dogs * football pools </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean?  ‘Who won the 2.30 at Chester?’ </li></ul>
  12. 12. A little game <ul><li>On a sticky wicket </li></ul><ul><li>Saved by the bell </li></ul><ul><li>First past the post </li></ul><ul><li>Win hands down </li></ul>Cricket: in a difficult situation Boxing: saved from a bad or dangerous situation by a sudden event Horse- racing and riding: the winner Sports in general: win hands down
  13. 13. Some famous venues <ul><li>Football  Wembley </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby Union  Twickenham </li></ul><ul><li>Horse- racing  (flat) Ascot </li></ul><ul><li>Cricket  Lord’s </li></ul><ul><li>Golf  St.- Andrews </li></ul><ul><li>Motor Racing  Silverstone </li></ul>

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