UNIT: Curling

Pre-Intermediate. Passive Voice Pre-Intermediate. Спорт/Здоровье


an object - цель a target - мишень
to slide - скользить a broom  - метла
towards   - в направлении to speed (sped, sped) up - ускориться
to speed (sped, sped) down - снизить скорость direction - направление
to guide направлять  to inspect   - проверить

Actually, curling is a very simple and fun game and here is how it is played! Curling is played on a straight sheet of ice that is about 46 meters long. Each end of the ice has four painted circles called a “house”. The  object  of the game is to slide your stones on the ice as close as you can to the center of the circle. The center of the circle is called a “button”.

The game is played by two teams of 4 people each. The leader of each team is called a “skip”. Each person on the team is supposed to throw two stones down the ice towards the house. After a person of one team throws a stone, a player from the other team does the same. As it  speeds down the ice, players from the same team will help to  guide  the stone towards its target . They use brooms to “sweep” the ice so will speed up or change direction. This slow change in direction makes the stone “curl” left or right, that is why the sport is called “curling”.

After all stones are thrown by both teams, the players  inspect  the house to see which team’s stone is closest to the button. Each stone that is closer to the button than the opponent’s nearest stone counts as a point.

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