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Is it better to watch sporting events live or on the TV?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

Sports are very popular with many people and it’s generally considered that going to watch a sporting event live is the best possible place to be. However, with the increase in technology and the quality of viewing sporting events on television the question of the best place to watch a sporting event is no longer so simple. It’s true that when you watch a sporting event live you get to the enjoy the atmosphere, but there are also many things that you miss which you wouldn’t miss if you were watching it on television.

Questions

  • What sporting events do you like to watch?
  • Do you prefer to watch sporting events live in person or on the television?
  • Are there some sporting events that you think are better to watch on television than in person?
  • Are there some sporting events that you think are better to watch in person than on television?
  • Overall what do you think is the best way to watch sporting events?

Key Vocabulary

  • Event noun
  • Live adjective
  • Arena noun
  • Stadium noun
  • Benefit noun
  • Popular adjective
  • Technology noun
  • Atmosphere noun
  • Prefer verb
  • Generally adverb
  • Overall adverb

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