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Handball and benefits of sports

1- Read carrefully the text.

HANDBALL

Handball (also known as team handball, Olympic handball, European team handball, European handball, or Borden ball) is a teamsport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.

Modern handball is played on a court 40 by 20 meters (131 by 66 ft), with a goal in the center of each end. The goals are surrounded by a 6-meter zone where only the defending goalkeeper is allowed; goals must be scored by throwing the ball from outside the zone or while "jumping" into it. The sport is usually played indoors, but outdoor variants exist in the forms offield handball and Czech handball (which were more common in the past) and beach handball. The game is fast and high-scoring: professional teams now typically score between 20 and 35 goals each, though lower scores were not uncommon until a few decades ago. Body contact is permitted, the defenders trying to stop the attackers from approaching the goal.

The game was codified at the end of the 19th century in northern Europe and Germany. The modern set of rules was published in 1917 in Germany, and had several revisions since. The first international games were played under these rules for men in 1925 and for women in 1930. Men's handball was first played at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin as outdoors, and the next time at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich as indoors, and has been an Olympics sport since. Women's team handball was added at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

The International Handball Federation was formed in 1946, and as of 2013 has 174 member federations. The sport is most popular in continental Europe, whose countries have won all medals but one in men's world championships since 1938, and all women's titles until 2013, when Brazil broke the series. The game also enjoys popularity in the Far East, North Africa and parts of South America.

 

There are 14 players in each team in handball, with seven on the pitch at any one time. The playing positions in handball are as follows:

 

Goalkeeper — the player who defends the goal with just about every part of the body! The goalkeeper is the only player who can touch the ball with their feet.

 

Centre — a creative handball player who directs play in both defense and attack. Also known as the ‘playmaker’ and sets up the tactics and the players in shooting positions.

 

Left and right backs — usually the largest players on the handball team. When defending, they try to block shots, and in attack they are the long-range handball shooters.

 

Circle runner — the creative force in attack and disruption to opponents when defending. The circle runner is quick and gets in among opposing defenders to either create openings for teammates or to get into a good scoring position themselves.

 

Left and right wingers — the fast players who patrol the sides of the court. They counter opposing wingers and in attack look to create openings for others, or shoot from the more difficult angles.

 

Substitutes — substitution is allowed at any moment, without limit and without time stoppage. There are seven substitutes on the sidelines for each handball side. But a substitute can’t play until the player they are swapping for is off the court.

The officials — there are four handball officials: a scorekeeper; a timekeeper, and two referees who control the play at close quarters.

 

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3. Choose the most appropriate underlined word. 

 

The player who defends the goal with just about every part of the body! The goalkeeper/centre is the only player who can touch the ball with their feet.

 

The centre/goalkeeper is a creative handball player who directs play in both defense and attack. Also known as the ‘playmaker’ and sets up the tactics and the players in shooting positions.

 

The left and right backs/central are usually the largest players on the handball team. When defending, they try to block shots, and in attack they are the long-range handball shooters.

 

The circle runner/referee is the creative force in attack and disruption to opponents when defending. He is quick and gets in among opposing defenders to either create openings for teammates or to get into a good scoring position themselves.

 

Left and right wingers/coach: the fast players who patrol the sides of the court. They counter opposing wingers and in attack look to create openings for others, or shoot from the more difficult angles.

 

4. Fill in the gaps with one of the following words using the material for learners: 40 / 20 / six / goalkeeper / foul / seven

 

The size of the court is a little bigger than a basketball court .......... meters by .......... meters, which is the same court as indoor soccer. It has a .......... meter line which no one but the .......... is allowed to have possession of the ball and touching the ground. If this happens, a .......... is called. There are .......... players total on a team handball.

 

5. In groups of four using this text about the handball discuss what are the main characteristics of this sport, then select them and make a list to expose to your partners. We will create a set of characteristics with the different contributions.

 

6. After heard the listening of how can sports benefit our life, choose the correct words on the boxes below to make sentences according to the listening.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/01/418899249/benefits-of-sports-to-a-childs-mind-and-heart-all-part-of-the-game 

 

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