Установите соответствие тем A-G текстам 1-6. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую букву только один раз. В задании одна тема лишняя. TEST 10 (part 1)
A. EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT
B. CONFUSING RULES
C. NO WINNERS OR LOSERS
D. LEARNING AND ENJOYMENT
E. IN CONTROL
F. A MAJOR EVENT
G. A DANGEROUS ACTIVITY
1. In football and rugby it's the 'referee', in tennis and cricket it's the 'umpire'. Whatever name each sport decides to give to this particular person, their role is essentially the same. They are in charge. They start and stop the game, they make sure the players follow the rules, and they have the power to make decisions when there are disagreements between players on opposing teams. With this power comes responsibility, however, and referees and umpires must be equally fair to both teams.
2. The most important game in American football each year is the Super Bowl. This is the final of the National Football League, which is held either on the last Sunday of January or the first Sunday of February. This championship game is so popular in the States that it's always one of the most watched TV shows of the year. At any one moment during the game, approximately 80 to 90 million Americans are watching it on TV!
3. Motorcycle racing has been popular with riders and spectators alike for about a hundred years. The high speeds at which the riders go, however, can sometimes lead to disaster. For example, on the Isle of Man, which is a small island between England and Ireland, an annual motorcycle race called the Isle of Man TT has been held since 1907. The roads and tracks which the riders race on are extremely narrow, increasing the chances of accidents. Since the race started, almost 180 riders have been killed while racing there.
4. If you ask most people why they choose to do a particular sport, they'll probably tell you it's because it's fun and gives them pleasure. They might also say that it helps keep them fit. Another major benefit of team sports such as football, basketball, cricket and rugby is that they can teach us to work together as a group. This is particularly useful for children, who can then use the skills they have learnt while doing sports in their working and social lives as adults.
5. Although most sports are competitive, involving individuals or teams trying to be better than their opponents, recreational fishing is quite different. Whether you're salt-water fishing in the sea, or fresh-water fishing in a river or lake, whether you're on your own or with other people, fishing is about relaxation, enjoyment and the occasional moment of excitement. There are no prizes for catching the most or the biggest fish, and no one goes home at the end of the day thinking they've lost. It's not that kind of sport.
6. The games snooker and pool, both of which involve hitting balls into pockets on a table covered with material, are extremely popular in the UK, and many pubs have either a pool or a snooker table. If you want to play at home, though, it can be costly. A full-size professional snooker table can cost several thousand pounds - the price of a new car, in other words - and a good 'cue', which is the name of the stick used to hit the white ball, can cost several hundred pounds.