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Topic: Soccer Players' Injuries


Title: Soccer Players' Injury Rates Tracked in British Study

Author: Patricia Reaney

Source: Yahoo.com, Reuters

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Level: Advanced

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Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.

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New words you will see in this article:

archive(s)

career

competitive

contribute

county

decade

elite

extent

gymnast

initial(ly)

interfere

musculoskeletal

perform(er)

poll

recreation(al)

region(al)

remainder

sustain

track(ed)

youngster(s)

Interesting Expressions

account for

contact sport

follow up

take part in

the rest

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

Do you think that being involved in sports is a good way to stay healthy?

What are some of the risks of participating in sports?

Do the health advantages of sports outweigh the risks?

What kinds of precautions can people take to avoid injury in sports?

Do you think sporting events nowadays are too competitive?

Do you think some people take unnecessary risks just to win a sports competition?

For More Practice

Role the following situations:

Pretend your friend has been seriously injured on the playing field.
Call 911 and report the emergency.

As a parent, you are afraid of your son/daughter being injured in sports activity.
Discuss the problem with your son/daughter.

You think that the coach is pushing your child beyond his/her limit.
Discuss the issue with your child's coach.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16