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Chapter 2 HOT TOPICSSILLY SPORTS

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  • 1. SillySports
    Chapter 2

2. What are Sports?
Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
3. Extreme Ironing
4. Extreme Ironing
Brainstorming afterreading
Extreme Ironingis an extreme sport and a performance art in which people take an ironing board to a remote location and iron items of clothing.
5. Extreme Ironing
Most people believe that a sport combines physical activity and competition.
DEFINITION OF Extreme ironing is pressing clothes in very difficult places.
Ironists must carry their irons, ironing boards and wrinkled laundry with them to the competition site.
Some ironist take electric generators and others heat heir irons on gas stoves.
The competitors get points for the difficulty of the location and the quality of the ironing.
Amazing places where competitors have competed are: climbing rocks, climbing mountains, climbing trees, canoes, kayak, on the backs of cows, and underwater.
6. Extreme Ironing
1st World Champion were held in Germany in 2002, people from 30 countries compete.
Phil Shaw is the inventor of extreme ironing.
Rowenta a German Corporation pays for Shaws team.
The goal of extreme ironists is to have their sport included in the Olympics.
Contestants dont use their real names instead they use names such as: Steam, Cool, Silk, Iron Man etc.
7. What do ironists get points for?
Where do ironists iron their clothes?
What are the things they must carry?
8. Eatingto Live
9. Brainstorming afterreading
Eatingto LiveCompetitive eating, or speed eating, is a sport in which participants compete against each other to consume large quantities of food in a short time period.
10. Eatingto Live
Sonya Thomas is from Virginia.
She weights 45kg.
Sonya finished 38 lobsters in 12 minutes and won the World Lobster Eating. She ate a total of 4.39kg of lobster meat. Also won $500 and a trophy.
Sonya is a professional gugitador.
She has won many other contest.
She won a bean eating competition (4 kilos of beans in 2 minutes and 47 seconds).
Also hold the record for hard-boiled eggs (65 in 6 minutes)
Tacos (43 tacos in 11 minutes).
TakeruKobayasi is rank number one in the world.
He is a Japanese gurgitator.
He is the champion in eating hot dogs, rice balls and cow brains.
He weights only 50kg.
11. Eatingto Live
Professional eating is a serious business. People travel for their championships just like other sports.
1st Championship Chicken wings.
2nd Championship Matzo-ball.
3rd Championship Pickle eating.
The most important competition Nathans Hot Dog Eating contest held in July in New York.
12. Answer the excersises
What do youthink of extreme ironing and professionaleating? Are theysports? Wouldyouparticipate in them?
Are thereanyothersportsthatyouthink are silly?
Name 3 different eating contest, before the Nathans Hot Dog.
Which is the most important contest held in July?
Are Sonya and Takeru fat? Explain.
What country does Sonya represent?
What country does Takeru represent?
13. Whatmakes a Sport?
14. Whatmakes a Sport?
There are someactivitiesthat are definetlynotSports: cheerdeading, dance, figure skating, and gymnastics.
A judgeor a group of judgeschoosesthewinner. Judges determine thewinnersbasedontheiropinions. Judges are humans and manthings can influencethem.
-Activities like bowling, ping-pong and curling are sports. The person or team that has more points or finishes first wins. (Judges opinions are not necessary)
15. Whatmakes a Sport?
-You can be athletes and not participate in a sport. Cheerleaders, dancers, gymnasts require a lot of athleticism, strength and flexibility. They participate in athletic competitions.
-Also you can participate in a sport and not be an athlete. Examples of this can be bowling and golfers. They are not athletes but they have specific skills.
-According to the writer NASCAR is not a sport, its just entertainment.
16. Answerthefollowing
1. According to the writer, which of these activities are sports?
Figure skatinggolfgymnasticsbaseball
2. How did the writer make his decision of what are sports?
3. Do all athletes participate in sports?
4. Is everyone who participates in a sport an athlete?
5. Identify some points in which the writer doesnt agree with.
17. According to the Chapter. Define the following terms.
Result
Umpires
Athleticism
Competition
Judge
Sponsor
Corporation
Participate
Score
Stove
Ironing (Iron)
Champion
Compete
Speed
Amount
Taste
Gurgitator
Laundry
Extreme
Team
18. According to all what we have learnt in the chapter What is a Sport?