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Sport is GREAT - Part 1

Whatever your taste, Britain is home to some of the greatest sports – and sporting venues – in the world. Watch the video and go behind the scenes at Silverstone Circuit, home of F1, and Wembley Stadium, temple of football!

Tarea 1

Which of these things does Richard do?


Tarea 2

Fill the gaps with words from the video.


Task 3

Make sentences from the video by reordering the words.


Tarea 4

Choose three words that can go in the gaps.




Nivel de idioma

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


As it says on the main Britain is Great page, 'the videos are lively and fast-moving - best if you're already confident with your English.'
I think CEF B2 would be a good level to understand a lot of the video, if not all. CEF B1 would get a lot out of them, but find some of the dialogue tough.
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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I wonder why metres has an "s" for 315 metres across and no "s" for 133 metre tall. Thank you.

That's a good question! It is based on whether the number comes before or after the noun. Look again at the text and see if you can work out the rule.
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The LearnEnglish Team

The world’s finest football players have given us some of history's greatest sporting moments on this very pitch.
What is the meaning of "very"  in this sentence? Please tell us.

Hello Anh Quân Chu!
Don't forget we have a dictionary on the site! Type in very, and you'll see the second meaning is very (EXACT). It says '(used to add emphasis to a noun) exact or particular' and gives several more examples. Take a look!

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

My favourite sport is football. I like this, because football is very energetic, fast and mobile kind of sport.
I prefer to watch football, but sometimes i play it. 
Football is very popular sport in Russia. In our country there are some good football team, but our national team lost the last Euro championship...

Hello Vadim! It' s very interesting what you say. But what football teams do you think are good in Russia? I remember Spartak and CSKA, what are others?
I wish next time Russia has better results in national championships and other football cups!

I love swimming, I pratice this sport all my life, it's a tradicional Brazilian sport and we, Brazilian, have got some olympic medals in swimming. 

Football is the most popular sport in Brazil, we've got five fifa world cups and ours player are famous in all countries, Pelé,Zico, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Gaúcho,Robinho.....

Chess..because i thinks chess is about strategies, can develop our logical thinking and it have some relationship with math..
Football is popular in our country but my country do not have talented player yet that can play in English premiere league and my country current  rank in FIFA only 157...

Please tell us where is the transcript? It is an valuable source for me.