A bear hug is a hold where the arms are wrapped around the opponent.
A cartwheel is an easy move, in which the hands are placed on the ground sideways, one after the other, with each leg following.
A champion wears the logo of a famous brand.
A chest trap is a way to trap the ball.
A direct punch to the groin is also called a low blow.
A fast descent is awaiting you.
A forward flip onto both hands, with both legs following as a pair. The gymnast begins and ends in a standing position.
A fouled player should be examined even if he seems to be all right.
A game of chess may end in a draw.
a global organisation that promotes sport
A groomer improves the surface of the slope.
A heat is a group of people starting at the same time.
A high stick foul occurs when a player plays with his stick above his shoulders.
A kidney punch is a punch to the lower back.
A libero has to wear contrasting colour.
A misconduct can occur when the ball is out of play as well.
A pass through the air is called the dry pass.
A pirouette between two giants is a common occurrence.
A player can claim a draw if no captures were made in the last fifty moves.
A power-train is a set of components that generates power.
A rabbit punch is a blow to the neck, usually illegal.
A side out is the result of a mistake.
A sucker punch is a punch made without warning.
A swim-cap reduces drag.
A swimming competition is also called a meet.
a talk of the week
acting as a mediator
Aerodynamics plays an important role in F1 racing.
After counting to three the judge terminated the fight.
After running for 2 hours I got a runners high.
After the stoppage time the game continued.
All players have to wear shin pads and protective gloves.
an essential part of the lives of millions
arranging a stay
Battles were being held between hooligans and police outside of the stadium.
Being bored at work I opted for a game of wastebasketball.
blue background of the EU flag
Body-checking is a harsh way to defend.
built with extravagance in order to attract interest of masses
centre of gravity
Check is a direct attack aimed at the king.
Chessboard consists of ranks and files.
clean and jerk
Clean and jerk is one of the Olympic weightlifting disciplines.
clean and press
coffee- and tea-making facilities
Combinations are sequences of moves to achieve some gain.
complaints about maladministration
comprehensive sightseeing tours
Council of Europe
Damn, too many points at the end, I got busted!
delightful boat trip
Diesel engines have great torque.
Double back are two consecutive back flips; can be done in a tuck, pike, or layout position.
Double in first!
Downhill skiers use bent ski poles.
Dozens of attendees of the match stormed the pitch.
draw a token
During the warm-up lap speed is usually low.
Each lane has its inspector of turns.
economic growth rate
elected directly by the citizens
en extra bed in the room
Endurance is important in swimming.
ensuring bills are paid
European Central Bank
Fearlessness is one of the goals of taekwondo.
Fernando Torres was sent off with two yellow cards.
Ferrari has developed a new chassis.
Field players crashed back when under attack.
fitted with all the features
Flyaway is a bar dismount in which the gymnast swings down from the high bar and lets go to do a flip backwards before landing.
For gradual increment in strength you need to practice every day.
For many people the non-virtual experience is still attractive.
For some people beach volleyball means girls in spandex.
friendly and efficient
front hip pullover
Front hip pullover is a mount used on the uneven parallel bars. The body is supported by the hands, the hips resting on either bar. Usually combined with a hip circle.
Front split is a split in which one leg is forward, one back.
Full-twisting double back is a double back with a full twist on either the first (full-in) or the second (full-out) flip.
fully booked hotel
Gienger is a move in which the gymnast swings all the way around the high bar with a completely outstretched body.
Goggles protect you from chlorine.
gold around the neck
guidelines set by the European Council
handling EU income or expenditure
He calmed her down before things got out of hand.
He could hardly move but managed to finish the round.
He finished his bold drive with a slam dunk.
He pump faked the goalie and scored.
He struggled to win but in the end lost.
He subdued his opponent.
He volleyed the ball right into the goal.
He wet passed the ball into the hole.
Heel spikes are used for better grip.
Heel spikes prevent slipping.
Her acceleration is incredible.
His pelvis got fractured.
His team-mate furiously kicked the attackers out of their vicinity.
His winning sequence contained double top twice.
How many weight plates do you want?
I am a substitute at ManU.
I can't have known about it
I didn't give her husband a fair chance.
I don't enjoy mogul skiing very much.
I go to the gym twice a week to increase my endurance.
I have to change my skate blades.
I wonder where these rumours come from?
I would have been able to call you.
I would like to by a drop-top Porsche.
Ice hockey players often suffer from concussions.
Icing is considered a foul in hockey.
If it’s not on TV, it literally doesn’t exist.
In a medley competition swimmers use all swimming styles.
In clinch fighting combatants are fighting in standing-up position.
In martial arts one needs speed and stamina.
in order to create a festivity atmosphere
in regard to
In the tuck position, skiers are much faster.
inspector of turns
International Weightlifting Federation
interpretation and application of EU legislation
Is a commission charged on that?
It could have been a nice holiday
It is allowed to push players against the boards.
It is better to swim underwater in high surf.
It is crucial to develop the pawn skeleton properly.
It must have been their mistake.
It was fined 30,000 Euros.
it would be rather interesting to know
Jack is a considerably more skilled grappler.
judge of stroke
keep information flows
Kiraly spiked from the back row.
latest live scores, news and results
leading sports websites
Leg lock is a more difficult technique than arm lock.
Let's have a look what's under the hood.
Look at my new 16 valve Honda.
Losses should be compensated by different valuable assets.
Louis Hamilton starts from the pole position.
luxury coach tour
make early booking
Many of the leading sports news websites are part of larger networks.
meeting of the heads of government
meeting the needs of the present
Middlegame moves are the most difficult to memorise.
Middleweight lifters have the ideal power to weight ratio.
Miller is a beam maneuver in which the gymnast does a back dive with a quarter twist to handstand followed by a half pirouette.
Modern F1 cars are usually monocoque designs.
My friend is a lifelong adherent of kendo.
My Lamborghini has a manual gearbox.
My new Honda has a silver belt line.
My new Honda has fuel injection.
My new running shoes have better cushioning.
neck and neck
new European laws
No miracle that was going to happen
No piece except the knight can jump over other pieces.
O'Neill passed the ball under the hoop.
occupancy rates are right up
Offence is the most forward line in football.
Olympic weightlifting tests ballistic limits of competitors.
Opening is a sequence of initial moves.
organised social occasion
Our defence prevented them from shooting.
Our fans cheered for us all the time.
Our team is in possession of the ball.
Players are drafted every year.
Players in the front row tried to block the spike.
Players usually resign when the situation looks hopeless.
plenary a meeting
Power lifting tests the limit strength of competitors.
power to weight ratio
Pressing the attack is seen as a virtue in kendo.
Professionals prefer jump float serving.
promising an inquiry into
qualified majority voting
Rules are usually enforced by three to four referees.
Running is a type of terrestrial locomotion.
Running is good for your well-being.
Running requires great endurance.
Safety netting reduces the dangers of downhill skiing.
Self-perfection is one of the goals in taekwondo.
Sessions are attended by judges.
settle a legal dispute
Shaposhnikova is a free hip circle after which the gymnast lets go of the low bar and grabs the high bar.
She dug the ball at the last moment.
She is capable of finishing the race under five minutes.
She jump served the ball to the right corner.
She plays as a shooting guard.
She was driving at the red line of her engine.
She was gasping for breath.
She went from the back walkover through the pirouette to the cartwheel.
Shoulder pads are a part of protective equipment.
shouldn't have said that
Side-cut was introduced in late eighties by Elan.
significant urban elements
Skiing on crud is more challenging.
sky ball serve
Sky ball serving was invented in Brazil.
Some Citroen cars have special hydraulics.
Sometimes players even loose consciousness.
Sometimes players wear a mouth-guard.
Somi-and-a-half is another way of saying one and a half somersault.
Sorry, the vent is broken.
split leap with changed leg
Stoppers have to remain at the back almost all the time.
Straddle is a position in which the gymnast's legs are far apart to each side.
Straddle split is a split with legs out to each side. This move is used in all four women's events.
style of moving
Super G is considered a speed competition not a technical one.
super giant slalom
Superior position is considered an advantage in wrestling.
Suplex is a way to unbalance your opponent.
supplementary commercial and recreational activities
sustainable urban development and architecture
Swedish fall is a move in which a gymnast does a free-fall drop straight onto the ground, with hands shooting out at the last second.
Sweep is a form of take-down making use of the legs.
Swimmers move through water by means of self-propulsion.
Swimmers practise in drag suits to swim faster.
Taekwondo calls for restraint of irrational behaviour.
Taekwondo requires a lot of perseverance.
Taekwondo teaches students to be humble.
Taekwondo teaches students to purge themselves from evil thoughts.
Taekwondo tries to root out indecisiveness.
take into consideration
taking into consideration there sources at hand
That goal is one of the match highlights.
The angle of approach is often more important then the take off.
The back walkover was preceded by a perfect wolf hop.
The backstroke style resembles a windmill motion.
The bishop is allowed to move diagonally.
The body of a dart is called the barrel.
The body's momentum has to be transformed into a jump.
The clean and press is a weight training exercise.
The coin-toss takes place in the centre circle.
The compound of the tyres is secret.
The Court of Auditors
The Court of Justice
The dartboard is made of sisal.
The defender was dribbling along the touchline.
The down-force grows with the speed.
The egg-beater is used to get higher above the water.
The flic-flac was followed by a double back pike somersault.
The flip turn is the most effective type of turn.
The goals are placed in the centre of each goal line.
The ground effect gets stronger with higher speed.
The handling of my new Honda is excellent.
The high jump doesn't require any special devices.
The highest possible score with three darts is ton eighty.
The Immortal Game is known for the bold sacrifices made initially by Adolf Anderssen.
The judge of stroke observes the style of contestants.
The knight has an L shaped style of moving.
the loveliest place in the world
The match ended in a sudden death penalty shootout.
The media comments upon ...
The media presents their picture to us.
The middle blocker neutralised the spike.
The most prestigious title in chess is the grandmaster.
The muscles used in planche are the chest, shoulders, upper back, lower back, and glutes.
The news and blog sections provide an opportunity for easy communication.
The number of strides depends on the speed of your running.
The outside hitter passed the ball to the back row.
The period when a game stops is called dead time.
the power to dismiss the commission
the previous financial year
The proper way of running reduces eccentric loading of legs.
The purpose of the game is to score a goal.
The referee ordered the fight to continue.
The referee should have stopped the fight.
The reverse hecht is also known as Tkatchev.
The setter passed the ball to the opposite hitter.
The snatch is one of the two Olympic weightlifting events.
The space in front of the goal is called a hole.
The straddle is a style of high jump.
The striker lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper.
The taekwondo fighter is inwardly activated and outwardly calm.
The team rotates clockwise.
The teams were neck and neck for the entire season.
The torso moves in a special way when running.
The towel was thrown by an unauthorized person.
The trajectory of float serving is confusing.
The turnover came after the third serving.
The vehicle's cornering ability was highly improved.
The vertical drop of this slope is about 400 m.
the views expressed on this site
The western roll is a style of high jump.
The winner is chosen by way of direct elimination.
The wrestler draws a token that gives him a certain number.
There are rumours that ...
There are seven competitors at the starting blocks.
There are several types of notation.
There are several ways to increase your metabolic rate.
There are two types of defence in football – zone and man-to-man.
There are usually just a few pieces on the board during endgame.
There came police, who in turn were starting to outnumber the vandals.
There has long been a rivalry between Birmingham city and Aston Villa.
There were high numbers on scorecards.
They are showing off with pride.
They may look gentle, but they are in fact black belt holders.
They sell rooms at a corporate rate.
Things work this way.
This barbell is certified by the International Weightlifting Federation.
This incident resulted in property damage.
This is a clear violation of the rules.
This was a great example of topspin serving.
Tkatchev is a bar release move in which the gymnast swings around the bar, lets go just before reaching a handstand, straddles or pikes his or her legs while flying over the bar, then leans forward to re-grasp the bar.
to accompany returning guests to the airport
to apply the principle of subsidiarity
to approve new legislation
to attract interest of masses
to collect funds from taxpayers
to come up with
to come up with a contradiction in stadium construction
to defend his WBA super welterweight title against
to estimate the results
to fall under the illusion that
to feel nervous before the competition
to have a reputation for
to implement EU policies
To improve flexibility you must do tough stretching exercises.
to injure a tendon
to keep the crowds back with tear gas
to organise and supervise social activities
to organise optional excursions
to prevent its fans from setting foot on the field
to propose legislation to Parliament
to qualify for the upcoming Olympics
to result in
to set up a committee
to stop a career after the Olympics
to supervise the Commission’s work
to take people’s opinions into consideration
to veto an agreement
to vote in elections
to watching a match with your own eyes
Top sportsmen are items of trade.
Track and field also involves high jump and sprint.
treaties and amendments
try your luck
Tsukahara is a vault in which the gymnast does a half turn onto the vault followed by a back flip.
Victory through dishonour is despised in taekwondo.
video and audio coverage
Watch your centre of gravity.
Water polo is a very demanding sport.
Water polo requires a lot of stamina.
We are determined to play offensive minded football.
We should have been prepared.
Wet tyres have a special groove pattern.
What is the coach to wrestler ratio in your club?
What is the traction of this vehicle?
What's the durability of your new Honda?
When a pawn reaches the eighth rank it can be promoted to any piece.
When in check castling is not a legal move.
When running muscles generate lactic acid.
When the ball bounces off the crossbar the shot clock is reset.
When the sun melts the top layer of powder crust is formed.
whenever an enquiry of reservation comes
Which weight division are you in?
Whip back is a back handspring without the hands touching the floor.
Who's gonna be the chalker?
Will the media deter visitors from ...
With no goals at half-time, the coach switched tactics.
With thirteen assists he was voted to be the MVP.
With this technique, you can effectively restrict the attacker.
You can severely harm your opponent with a joint lock.
You have to get to the buoy and back.
You have to go through all of the gates.
You should be receptive towards your instructor.
You will be penalised for this infringement.
Yurchenko is a vault in which a roundoff is done onto the springboard followed by a back handspring onto the vault and a back flip.
You are here:
Advanced Vocational English for Sportspeople
Copyright and License Information
Version 1.1.0-alpha (2013-01-03 13:42 CET)