/ ˈgrʊəlɪŋ /
Running the marathon must be a gruelling experience, not to mention races like Ironman.
to hit the goalpost
/ hɪt ðə ˈgəʊlpəʊst /
I was really disappointed when my favourite footballer hit the goalpost and we lost the game.
/ ˈspɔːtsmən /
It is not very sportsmanlike to injure other players to win a match.
/ ˈskʌɪdʌɪvɪŋ /
I'd never dare try extreme sports like skydiving or bungee jumping.
/ ˈkwɒlɪfʌɪ raʊnd /
The quilifying rounds for the Olympic games can be nailbiting events.
/ spɔːt hɔːl /
The new sports hall has a variety of amenities for both the spectators and the athletes.
/ kəʊtʃ /
In my opinion, not all good players make good coaches.
/ ˈrɪðmɪk dʒɪmˈnastɪks /
I think synchronized swimmig and rythmic gymnastics are rather forms of art than sport.
/ ˈsʌbstɪtjuːt /
We were suprised when a substitute scored two goals at the end of the match.
/ ˈwɔːtə ˈpəʊləʊ /
I always look forward to watching water polo at the Olympics since the Hungarian team is a constant favourite.
/ ˈstamɪnə /
You need lots of stamina to endure a race in tropical weather conditions.
/ ˈtʃampɪənʃɪp /
I don't really like it when a penalty shoot-out decides a championship.
/ kəmˈpɛtɪtə /
I admire the competitors at big sports events. They must have worked hard to get that far
to play beach ball
/ pleɪ biːtʃ bɔːl /
In summer we go to Lake Balaton, and there we swim and play beach ball almost every day.
/ ˈkɒmbat, ˈkʌm- spɔːt /
I think that combat sports, especially martial arts, can teach children a lot about discipline.
breaststroke / the crawl
/ ˈbrɛs(t)strəʊk ðə krɔːl /
I can do breaststroke and backstroke but I haven't mastered butterfly or the crawl yet.
/ ˈvɛnjuː /
The Football World Cup is often played at venues quite far from each other.
to excel in/at sth
/ ɪkˈsɛl, ɛk- ɪn ət /
Hungarian athletes excel in all kinds of water sports, like swimming, water polo, kayaking and canoeing.
to break the rules
/ breɪk ðə ruːl /
It really upsets me when a Formula One driver is not penalized for breaking the rules.
/ ˈfɪgə ˈskeɪtɪŋ /
I don't watch sports on TV as a rule but I do enjoy watching figure skating, especially ice dancing.
in a row
/ ɪn eɪ rəʊ /
Hungary won Olympic gold in water polo three times in a row.
rendkívül izgalmas, nagyon érdekfeszítő
/ neɪl ˈbʌɪtɪŋ /
Nowadays I often find Formula One quite boring, but yesterday's race was a nailbiting event with so many drivers overtaking others.
/ ˈbat(ə)n ˈriːleɪ /
It must be devastating to drop the baton when running a relay.
/ ˈsnəʊbɔːd /
In winter we go skiing to the mountains and next year I'll try snowboarding as well.
/ ˈspɒnsəʃɪp diːl /
Sportsmen can get a lot of money from sponsorship deals.
/ ˈdʒəːzi strɪp /
Sports has become so commercialized that even the jerseys are crawling with the logos of sponsors.
(meg)büntet vkit vmiért
to penalize sb for sth
/ ˈpiːn(ə)lʌɪz fɔː, fə /
I think it is silly when a footballer is penalized for taking off his jersey after scoring a goal.
to save a penalty
/ seɪv eɪ ˈpɛn(ə)lti /
The goalkeepers saved the second-half penalty and we won the match two-one.
/ tiːm ˈspɪrɪt /
Playing team sports is one of the best ways of developing team spirit and learning how to cooperate.
/ ʃuːt /
It is infuriating when a footballer shoots the ball straight at the goalkeeper instead of passing.