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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


.Personally, I have a lot of favorites sports: Tennis, because my brother plays it very well; hockey, because I believe that it is a beautiful sport to play in team and I like to hear the sound of the skates on the ice; football, because I love the power and the training to do to perform in it and artistic skating, because I do not know a sport so marvellous and graceful. I prefer to play sports instead of watching them, because it helps me to be in shape and to keep my life healthy. But it is always pleasant to watch a good tennis match or a stressing hockey game on TV. If I have all my family in the living room with chips, candies and popcorn on the table, there is nothing more funny and relaxing. I think that football is more popular in Europe than in my country. The most popular sport in Canada is hockey.

Baseball because you have to work with a team and everything will work on your body as well as you mind. I want to play rather than just watching but if can’t be I’d prefer watching it in anime or cartoons because they practice slow motion pictures so that we can understand the sport better. Yes, football is now popular in our country thanks to the power of media.

i really wanted to know the meaning of ''Season so far'' which is frequently used in British
Premier League and many other sports matches.

Besides,how to classfy the british accent and American accent.

Hello phyokyaw1993,

To understand this, you must break it down into two parts: 'season' and 'so far'. Definitions and examples of both of these can be found using our Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box - see the lower right side of the page.

Please note that you'll have to scroll down the page to find the meaning of 'so far'; - look for the one with 'until now' in the definition.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Britain ís Great,

I'm from VietNam. In my country most of a people are fan of football ( soccer ). They watches the Barclays Premier League in the weekend. Some of the club they like are MU, LIV, CHELSEA. I hope the VietNam team vs Great Bratain in the worldcup near future.

Best Regard

Dear Team Leader,

Please advise which of the following is correct or more standard:

1. The pushcart was fitted with a stove and wok for deep-frying fritters.
2. The pushcart was fitted with a stove and wok to deep-fry fritters.


Yours sincerely,

Chen laifa


Both of these are grammatically correct and have a similar meaning. The first is the more common form in most contexts.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

is there an oppurtunity to get the video? or to download it?
it would be perfect for my presentation about british sport :-))
best wishes, fshspp

Hi fshspp,

I'm afraid that the Britain is Great videos are not available for download! I hope you can find something suitable elsewhere.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello ! could you tell me what is the meaning of (a 133 metre tall steel arch which is also 315 metres across) I understand that it is 133 meter tall so What does 315 meters refer to ??? Thanks . I think you could say it is a silly question but u really don't know