If you want to keep fit you must go in for one kind of sport or another.
Sport is an essential part of my daily life. Every morning all
the year round I do my morning exercises. Almost every day I do some
training. In summer I go swimming or rowing. During my summer holidays I
go on hikes. I usually spend my winter holidays in the country where I
ski, skate or toboggan.
I also go in for track-and-field (athletics) events. Different
sports and games are popular with my classmates. All my friends go in
for different kinds of sport, such as water polo, gymnastics,
horse-racing, wrestling, fencing, weightlifting, boxing, ice-hockey,
speed-skating, figure-skating, football, basket-ball, volley-ball, etc.
We have fine teams at our school and different kinds of
competitions take place there. The boys of my school are crazy about
football, they play football and the girls are football fans. The girls
never miss a single match played by school teams.
And now a few words about our physical training lessons. In
winter our physical training lessons are held out-of-doors. We go skiing
or skating. When it is cold outside P.T. lessons are held indoors, in
our school gymnasium. We play different team-games such as basket-ball
or volley-ball. Besides we have some training in gymnastics.
In autumn and in spring, when the weather is warm we have P.T.
lessons at our school stadium. My school has a sports day once a year in
late spring. On this day we have no lessons.
All the competitors change into their sports clothes, the
spectators find their seats round the track ready to cheer. All the
events take place at the same time. This day is a great success every
year. Even if the weather is not warm, we enjoy ourselves just the same.