A SPORT is an organized,
competitive, entertaining, and
skillful physical activity
strategy, and fair play, in which
a winner can be defined by
objective means. It is governed
by a set of rules or customs. In
sports the key factors are the
physical capabilities and skills
of the competitor when
determining the outcome
(winning or losing). The
physical activity involves the
movement of people, animals
and/or a variety of objects
such as balls and machines or
Do you like sports and why do
you like them?
Rugby football is a style of football
that originated from Rugby School in
the United Kingdom. It is seen most
prominently in two current sports,
rugby league and rugby union, and
has influenced the development of
others such as American football and
Canadian football. In many rugby-
playing countries, rugby union is
widely regarded as an
"establishment" sport, played mostly
by members of the upper and middle
Cricket is a bat-and-ball team sport.
Many variations exist, with its most
popular form played on an oval-shaped
outdoor arena known as a cricket field
at the centre of which is a rectangular
22-yard (20.12 m) long pitch that is the
focus of the game. A game (or match) is
contested between two teams of eleven
players each. One team bats, and will
try to score as many runs as possible
while the other team bowls and fields,
trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus
limit the runs scored by the batting
team. A run is scored by the striking
batsman hitting the ball with his bat,
running to the opposite end of the pitch
and touching the crease there without
being dismissed. The teams switch
between batting and fielding at the end
of an innings.
Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a
large green baize-covered table with
pockets in each of the four corners and in
the middle of each of the long side
cushions. A regular (full-size) table is
12 × 6 ft (3.7 × 1.8 m). It is played using a
cue and snooker balls: one white cue ball,
15 red balls worth one point each, and six
balls of different colours: yellow (2
points), green (3), brown (4), blue (5),
pink (6) and black (7). A player (or team)
wins a frame (individual game) of snooker
by scoring more points than the
opponent(s), using the cue ball to pot the
red and colored balls. A player wins a
match when a certain number of frames
have been won.
What other kind of sports can you
practise in Manchester?
Could you name us an important
sports person in England?
Lewis Hamilton (born 7th January 1985 in
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England) is a British
Formula One racing driver, currently racing for
the McLaren team, and is the youngest ever
Formula One World Champion.
In December 1995, at the age of ten, Hamilton
approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis
at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him,
"I want to race for you one day ... I want to race
for McLaren." Less than three years later
McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their
Young Driver Support Programme. After winning
the British Formula Renault, Formula Three
Euroseries, and GP2 championships on his way up
the racing career ladder, he drove for McLaren in
2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years
after his initial encounter with Dennis. Coming
from a mixed-race background, with a black
father and white mother, Hamilton is often
labelled "the first black driver in Formula One“.
Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex"
Ferguson, Knight Bachelor,
CBE, popularly known as Sir
Alex or Fergie (born 31
December 1941 in Govan,
Glasgow) is a Scottish football
manager and former player,
Manchester United, where he
has been in charge since 1986.
David Robert Joseph Beckham, (born 2 May 1975)
is an English footballer who plays in midfield for
Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer, having
previously played for Manchester United, Real
Madrid, and Milan, as well as the England national
team, for whom he holds the all-time appearance
record for an outfield player.
Beckham's career began when he signed a
professional contract with Manchester United,
making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17.
During his time there, United won the Premier
League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the
UEFA Champions League in 1999. He left
Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in 2003,
where he remained for four seasons, clinching La
Liga championship in his final season with the club.
In January 2007, it was announced that Beckham
would leave Real Madrid for the Major League
Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy, signing a five-year
contract with them on 1 July 2007. While a Galaxy
player, he has also spent two loan spells in Italy
with Milan in 2009 and 2010.
Wayne Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an
English footballer who plays as a striker for
Premier League club Manchester United and
the England national team.
Aged 10, Rooney joined the youth team of
Everton, for whom he made his professional
debut in 2002. He spent two seasons at the
Merseyside club, before moving to
Manchester United for £25.6 million in the
2004 summer transfer window. Since then, he
has won the Premier League three times, the
2007–08 UEFA Champions League and two
League Cups. He has also been awarded the
PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA
Footballer of the Year in 2009–10.
Rooney made his England national team
debut in 2003 and, at UEFA Euro 2004, he
briefly became the competition's youngest
Why do you play football and how
long have you played it?
He enjoys watching football on TV, specially Champions
League and the World Cup.
their last UEFA
What is your favourite team and
why do you like them?