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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!

Task 1

Which of these things does Richard do?


Task 2

Fill the gaps with words from the video.


Task 3

Make sentences from the video by reordering the words.


Task 4

Choose three words that can go in the gaps.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


The Olympics is known as celebration of peace, but if it's held in the middle of the situation where a lot of people are suffering from COVID-19 somewhere in the globe, it's like putting a cart before the horse. Maybe the Olympics is just a festival only for the rich all through the ages.

Dear Team
I send to all of you my best wishes for health, strength and courage at these tough moments.
Please, could you check the video at 4:33 point of Richard's speaking? Because I hear something like ''answer'', not ''hear''.Am I right?
Ever thankful

Hello Nikoslado,

You are quite right - that is a mistake in the transcript. I have changed it now. What Richard actually says is this:

...we all want answered



The LearnEnglish Team

I didn't know there were so many famous arenas in Britain.
It's really interesting how Britain supports my favourite sports.
My favourite sport is football and Britain has many big clubs in its country.
I also love Formula 1 and it's also the biggest open air event in Great Britain.
Best wishes,

It seems to me that a person who can prepare oneself to face hard environment like mountains is cool.

Whereas I'm not in sports like cricket or racing,I do love football. It's really great that this year all the teams attending the final matches of the UCL and The UEFA Europa league are English. Somehow football has come back home.

My favourite sport is handball. I don't know why but when I play I'm feel really good. My country is a big nation of handball, our men's team is 6 times world champion.
Football is really popular in my country, but I don't really watch this sport. We are 2 times world champion since the last summer, it was a celebreation in the country !

My favourite sport is football because that entertains me since my childhood, I take pleasure to play on the pitch with my friends.Then, I think when you score a goal in football you vibrate more when you score a point in another sport. Football makes us live all the emotions (happiness, sadness, anger). But also, this sports brings us together after a victory of a national team in the World Cup.
I like do both things : Watch the football on the TV and play football on the pitch with my friends.
To finish, normally football is the sport most popular in Algeria .

Dear Sir
Could you please check the transcript
4:06 (minutes:seconds) - 4:16 (minutes:seconds)

Hello Marwa1083,

I've checked that section of the transcript and I found one or two things that needed correcting ('air and light' instead of 'light and air' and a word which is not in the audio but was in the transcript ('single'). The transcript should be accurate now.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team