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Let’s Do Some Gymnastics!

Introduction

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Gymnastics is an Olympic sport that involves using a variety of equipment to perform flips and twists on the floor, on bars and mats, or on a trampoline. Gymnasts are judged by how well they perform their routines.

It is a very complete sport that a lot of children practice all around the world and requires the performance of exercises demanding strength, flexibility, balance, agility and control.

Gymnastics is a sport that needs dedication, hard work, and lots of practice in order for children’s skills to improve.

Vocabulary

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  • take up (phrasal verb)
  • equipment (noun)
  • perform (verb)
  • routine (noun)
  • handstand (noun)
  • awesome (adjective)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Do you think gymnastics is a good hobby for children to take up?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Let’s Do Some Gymnastics!
  • Have you ever practiced gymnastics?
  • Do you enjoy watching gymnastics on TV?
  • Do you know anyone who practices gymnastics?
  • Why do you think people enjoy practicing gymnastics?
  • What do you think are the differences between gymnastics as a hobby and elite gymnastics?

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