Speed, excitement, danger. You can find all these in the different
extreme sports that have become popular in last 10 years.
Take bungee jumping. You jump off a bridge and you fall and fall, and
then, just before you hit the ground or water, an elastic rope pulls you
In skysurfing you jump out of aeroplane and use a board to "surf" the
air, doing gymnastics in mid-air!
Winter sports have always an element of danger. For example
snowboarding, which has all the excitement of surfing but on snow, is
more dangerous even than skiing.
Probably the most dangerous of all the new winter sports is
snowrafting. You sit in a rubber boat and sail down a mountain at great
speed – and you can't control the boat!
Of course, water sports have always been fun. Ice diving, for
those people who are absolutely crazy. You put on diving equipment and
dive under a frozen lake. And, if that's not enough, you try to walk
upside down on the ice! I feel cold just thinking about it.
A lot of people are not fit nowadays. It's a big problem today.
If you want to feel fit you’d better go in for one kind of sport or
another. I think that everyone must do all he can to be healthy. Good
health is better than the best medicine. All kinds of physical exercises
are very useful to make our bodies strong and to keep ourselves fit and
To tell the truth I don’t do sports regularly and it is not an
essential part of my daily life. In the morning I do some exercises just
to awake. In summer I go swimming as there is a beautiful lake with
pure water where my Granny lives. In winter I swim in the swimming pool.
I shouldn’t call myself a sports fan. Of course, I like to watch
sports competitions on TV, like hockey or football. Also I admire skiing
championships, biathlon, swimming.