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Beginning English - Lesson 9 - Sports/Hobbies
This page: Listen to and read a sports announcer's description of a triathlon in English.
Pages in this lesson: Vocabulary - Grammar - Listening - Dialogue - Reading - Pronunciation - Dictation - Game

 

"The Triathlon"

 

Read the sports announcer's description below.

Listen

"Hello and welcome to Sports World.  We're here in Miami, Florida for the big triathlon.  The racers are in the water for the swimming portion of the race.  They're getting ready and they're off.  Swimmers #6 and 4 are in front but the other swimmers are not far behind.  But wait.  Wow!  Swimmer #3 is swimming very fast.  He's passing the other swimmers.  He's now ahead of all of the swimmers.  It looks like #3 is going to win the swimming event."

"Now the racers are starting the bicycling part of the race.   The first racers are getting out of the water and getting on their bicycles.  Racer #3 is still in front but racer #4 is not far behind.  They are riding very fast.  And now racer #4 is passing racer #3.  Yes, racer #4 is now in front and is riding very fast."

"The first racers are getting off their bicycles and starting the running portion of the race.  Runner #2 is running very fast and is passing runner #3 and runner #4.  Runner #2 is running very well."

"We're waiting at the finish line to see who wins.  Here comes runner #2, 3, and 4.  It's very close.  I can't see who is ahead.  It looks like runner #2 is in front. Oh, but now runner #3 is passing runner #2.  Runner #3 is running very fast and now he's crossing the finish line.  Runner #3 is the winner of the triathlon."

 

 

Practice
Write the words in order to form sentences.  

1. swimming is fast very He .
   
   

2. passing swimmers the other He is .
   
   

3. very are riding They fast .
   
   

4. crossing is finish He the line .
   
   

5. the winner Runner #3 is the triathlon of .
   
   

 

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