Talking about various sports

Today I watched a few videos about some famous sports.

The first website that I visited was about swimming. Now I know that there’re many different swimming strokes: the freestyle stroke, the breaststroke, the backstroke and the butterfly stroke.

There is also the Side stroke, but it’s not really popular as the ones that I’ve mentioned before and it’s usually not used in swimming competitions.

I was interested in reading this article because I’ve always loved this kind of sport and wanted to learn swimming too. Unfortunately, no matter how many times I’ve tried, I still can’t do it, it disappoints me a lot.

there are some new words:


freestyle-вольный стиль


Backstroke- плавание на спине

Sidestroke-плавание на боку

Then I watched a video about track and field. I really like running and I used to take part in some competitions. Actually, i think that this is the only thing in sport that I am more or less good at.

The foot racing events include sprints, middle and long-distance events, race walking and hurdling. But track and field is not only running, it also includes jumping, and throwing. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Usually jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault.

long jump-прыжок в длину

triple jump-тройной прыжок

high jump-прыжок в высоту

pole vault-прыжок с шестом

hurdling-бег с препятствиями


It’s a game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, in which they try to score runs by hitting a small, hard ball. I think it’s a pretty cool game, but it’s not very interesting for me, being honest. I’ve understood some rules only after reading the article about the game twice or maybe even three times.

innings- подача, очередь подачи мяча


Basically it’s a kind of sport in which a person bounces on a trampoline. The jumps may be quite easy, but there’re also the ones that are rather challenging.