Questions 7 – 13
Read the three texts about sports experiences.
For each question, choose the correct answer.
We did lots of team sports at school, like football, volleyball and hockey. But I’m not very fast or strong, so I couldn’t hit or kick a ball hard. Often, members of my team laughed at me, and so I stopped playing sports as soon as I could because it upset me. But later I learned that you can get exercise without other people around. Now I sometimes go cycling, swimming and running, but always on my own. Then no-one can get mad at me when I’m slow!
I used to do every sport I could when I was at school. I loved the exercise, and I also liked being a member of a team. We had some great times together. We travelled to matches by bus, and had parties when we won. Then I was in a terrible car accident three years ago, and I hurt my leg. It still isn’t better. It’s made me really unhappy. The only sport I can do is fishing, and that’s so boring! But a friend of mine has suggesting going sailing. It sounds fun, so I think I’ll try that.
I don’t mind team sports. I’m quite good at baseball and cricket, but I prefer doing sports when there aren’t lots of other people making noise, laughing and telling jokes. That’s why I like surfing. It’s just me and the sea and a few other people who also like quiet, beautiful places. I think I would enjoy horse-riding and skiing too, for the same reason, but those sports are expensive. I already spend a lot travelling to different beaches with my board.