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Understanding Grammar: Relative Clauses

Understanding Grammar: Relative Clauses

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich focus on grammar and take a look at relative clauses. In the roleplay, they visit a sports expo and talk about unusual or minority sports. Your task is to describe an unusual sport or minority sport in your country using relative clauses and other listeners have to guess the sport you are describing. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess, too. Enjoy!

Transcript

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Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rich: and I’m Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: We recommend that you listen to this podcast on the Premier Skills English website because that is where we have the transcript, language examples, activities, quizzes and a discussion page to help you understand everything we talk about.

Jack: However, if you’re listening on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, you can leave answers to our questions in the review section. We do read all the reviews and would love to hear from you. 

Rich: In this week’s podcast, we’re going to help you with a tricky bit of grammar. We’re going to look at things called relative clauses.

Jack: Relative clauses are parts of more complicated sentences and are really useful when we are speaking or writing in more complex ways.

Rich: Relative clauses use relative pronouns to join two parts of a sentence together. Examples are words such as that, which, who and whose.

Jack: We’ll look at these in more detail later on. The topic of the podcast is unusual sports or minority sports; sports that are less popular than common sports like football.

Rich: We’re going to be speaking about some more unusual sports in this week’s roleplay and this week’s task is to describe an unusual or minority sport and to read and guess some sports from other listeners descriptions.

Jack: OK, unusual sports, relative clauses and writing a description to come but before all that, we need to take a look at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase

Jack: Last week’s phrase was really difficult, Rich.

Rich: I thought it was, but we still got a few right answers and Luibomyr from Ukraine actually said it wasn’t one of our tougher football phrases.

Jack: I’ll have to disagree with Luibomyr, there. I thought it was really tough. But well done to those few of you who got it right. Luibomyr from Ukraine was one of them but a big well done to Ahmed Abdallah from Egypt who also got the correct answer.

Rich: Right, well, if you didn’t hear it last week we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now and we’ll give you the correct answer at the end of the show when we give you a new football phrase.

Jack: OK, if you remember the phrase was connected to the countryside which was the topic of last week’s podcast. Let’s hear it one more time, Rich.

Rich: The phrase is ****** ** *** **** ** *** ***** and it describes a team that is at the bottom of the league by a big margin and there is little chance of them moving upwards - they are stuck. The key word in the phrase is the part of a plant that grows under the ground. 

Jack: Have a think and we’ll give you the answer at the end of the show. I will also have a new football phrase for you to guess. I think I’ll make this week’s football phrase a bit easier.

Introduction to roleplay

Rich: This week Jack and I are visiting a sports expo at a sports centre in his town.

Jack: A sports expo that’s a bit much. It’s not that big.

Rich: OK, well there is an exhibition in Jack’s local sports centre. There are lots of local sports clubs there and they are trying to encourage people to join up and register for their club.

Jack: That’s right. There are loads of different sports, some that lots of people play like football and tennis and more unusual sports like taekwondo, fencing and canoeing.

Rich: After our conversation, we’ll talk about some of the language we used and focus on relative clauses.

Jack: While you listen, we want you to answer a question. The question is: 

Rich: Which sports do I sign up for?

Roleplay

Rich: Hey, Jack. What kept you? I’ve been here for an hour already?

Jack: Yeah, sorry. Traffic ..., weather ..., I overslept. Yep, that one. My alarm didn’t go off.

Rich: Alright, whatever. You’re here now.

Jack: It’s busy - lots of people here. I see you’ve been busy, too. You’ve got a pile of leaflets there.

Rich: I know. This one is for the 5-a-side football club, this one is for the squash club, this one is for the water polo club, this is for fencing and this one is for the local bowls team …

Jack: Bowls? Bowls? Don’t you do this every year? You pick up loads of leaflets, talk to the people, you even join up and then ... nothing.

Rich: That's not true. I go to the gym. I have an occasional game of five-a-side. I go swimming sometimes and get my bike out when it’s sunny.

Jack: I’m not saying you don’t do anything but you sign up to these minority sports but then never do them.

Rich: I did baseball last year.

Jack: How many times did you go?

Rich: Once, but that was because I was standing too close to the batter and he broke my nose. I wasn’t going to go back after that. I tried abseiling the year before though.

Jack: But you’re scared of heights, aren’t you?

Rich: Mmm yeah … but, bowls, I think it would be good. Not too tiring or frightening and I don’t think I’m going to get injured.

Jack: What do you even know about bowls?

Rich: I know that there are more bowling greens than football pitches in the UK.

Jack: Really? That’s not true, is it?

Rich: Probably not but there are a lot and it is true that it’s a really old sport. It’s been played in England since the 12th century.

Jack: I’ve done a bit of bowling before I reckon bowls would be much easier.

Rich: You’re talking about ten-pin bowling. Everyone can do that. I think bowls is much more difficult. That’s why I’ve signed up. 

Jack: I’m not sure about that and it’s played by … how should I say this ... people who no longer play more energetic sports.

Rich: That’s a bit of a myth. Loads of younger people play bowls. The world champion is in his early thirties, that’s not too old, is it?

Jack: I suppose not. So tell me a bit more about what you found out? When and where do you play bowls? How do you play?!

Rich: You play outside on something that is called a green, which is basically a flat square area of short grass. You throw a small white ball, which is called the jack, and then one player throws red balls, that are actually called bowls, and the other player throws blue bowls. The winner is the player whose bowl gets the closest to the jack. You can also hit the other player’s bowls out of the way, which is a lot of fun.

Jack: Nah! I’m not signing up for that. It’s a bit slow-paced, isn’t it? I want something that is fun but that will also keep me fit.

Rich: Well, I’ve also signed up for ice-hockey, weight-lifting, triathlon and Zumba classes.

Jack: You haven’t, have you?

Rich: No, but I might next year.

Language Focus: Defining Relative Clauses

Jack: Right, did you get the answer to the question we gave you: which sports did Rich sign up for?

Rich: I only actually signed up for bowls. I got information about fencing, 5-a-side football, squash and water polo and I was joking about ice-hockey, weight-lifting, triathlon and Zumba classes.

Jack: Bit I wouldn’t be surprised if you signed up for the lot. You’ll never go though.

Rich: Probably not.

Jack: In the roleplay, we were at a sports expo where you get the chance to find out about or try out lots of different sports.

Rich: The sport I signed up for and said I was going to try out is bowls which can be described as a minority sport especially outside of the UK.

Jack: Minority sports are sports that have less exposure in the media and on television and fewer participants or players than popular sports.

Rich: Many of the sports we mentioned in the roleplay could be described as minority sports in the UK. Sports like water polo, fencing, abseiling, squash, weightlifting, triathlon even 5-a-side football can be described as minority sports in the UK.

Jack: Your task this week is to describe one of those sports we’ve just mentioned or another minority sport in your country.

Rich: When you write your description we want you to include some defining relative clauses. I used these when talking about bowls.

Jack: So, let’s look at what defining relative clauses are and how to use them in your speaking and writing.

Rich:  A relative clause is the part of a sentence that comes after words like ‘which’, ‘that’, ‘who’, ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘whose’. These words are called relative pronouns. Relative clauses are connected or related to the first part of the sentence. 

Jack: For example, Manchester City is the club that won the Premier League last season. Here we are using the relative pronoun ‘that’ and the relative clause is ‘that won the Premier League last season’.

Rich: Or to take an example from the roleplay: A sports expo is a place where you get the chance to find out about or try out lots of different sports. Here we are using the relative pronoun ‘where’ and the relative clause is ‘where you get the chance to find out about or try out lots of different sports’.

Jack: A defining relative clause is when the relative clause is essential for the sentence to make sense. Both of the above examples are defining relative clauses.

Rich: There are also non-defining relative clauses which just add extra information and are not essential for the meaning of the sentence.

Jack: Listen to this example: Sergio Aguero, who has 7 goals already this season, will be in action on Saturday.

Rich: Here we used a non-defining relative clause. The information is extra - the sentence makes sense without the non-defining relative clause.

Jack: Sergio Aguero will be in action on Saturday.

Rich: When we write non-defining relative clauses we use commas at the beginning and the end of the clause.

Jack: When Rich was talking about bowls he used a few relative clauses. Listen to Rich talking about bowls again. Can you hear the relative clauses? There are six to find.

Rich: You play outside on something that is called a green, which is basically a flat square area of short grass. You throw a small white ball, which is called the jack, and then one player throws red balls, that are actually called bowls, and the other player throws blue bowls. The winner is the player whose bowl gets the closest to the jack. You can also hit the other player’s bowls out of the way, which is a lot of fun.

Jack: Did you hear them all? If you want to learn more about how to use relative clauses, take a look at the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website or take a look at the grammar pages on our Learn English website.

Task

Rich: If you are confident about how to use relative clauses, we want you to have a go at our task, which is to describe a minority sport.

Jack: The sport can be one of the minority sports we mentioned in the roleplay or a minority sport in your country.

Rich: When you describe your sport we want you to use relative clauses but we don’t want you to tell us the name of the sport.

Jack: No, don’t tell us the name of the sport you are describing. We want other listeners to try and guess the sport in the comments section.

Rich: OK, so write your descriptions of a minority sport in the comments section on the Premier Skills website but don’t say the name of the sport!

Football Phrase

Jack: OK, it’s time for this week’s football phrase.

Rich: It’s your turn this week, Jack. You’ve been thinking of one that everybody can get right, right?

Jack: I have and I’m also going to use a relative clause.

Rich: I think you definitely should. Let’s hear the phrase then.

Jack: This week’s football phrase is * **** ***. * **** *** is a moment in a basketball or maybe an ice-hockey match when the players stop playing in the middle of the match so the coaches can talk tactics with the players.

Rich: We don’t have **** **** in football though!

Jack: But this week we were talking about minority sports so I thought I’d do that one. I bet loads of people get it right!

Rich: I suppose but we’ll go back to football phrases next week. 

Jack: OK. Before we forget, if you’re still thinking about last week’s football phrase - the answer was to be rooted to the foot of the table.

Rich: Write your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website and we’ll announce your name on next week’s show.

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week. Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. Do you know the words in bold?

Yeah, sorry. Traffic ..., weather ..., I overslept. Yep, that one. My alarm didn’t go off.

I’m not saying you don’t do anything but you sign up to these minority sports but then never do them.

I reckon bowls would be much easier.

That’s a bit of a myth. Loads of younger people play bowls. 

It’s a bit slow-paced, isn’t it? I want something that is fun but that will also keep me fit.

All of these phrases were in the roleplay. Listen to the roleplay again and read the transcript. Listen for the phrases in bold. If you're not sure what they mean, have a go at the activity below or ask us a question in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Activity 1

Activity 1: In this activity, try to match the words and phrases to their definitions. All of the words were in this week's podcast.
Can you match the words to the definitions?

Ice-hockey is a minority sport in the UK but not in Canada!

Language

Minority Sports

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich visited a sports expo which is a type of exhibition where sports clubs try to get more members. These types of sports expos or 'fairs' are popular at universities at the start of the academic year. They also give people a chance to get to know more about minority sports and might get the chance to try these sports out.  

Minority sports are sports that have less exposure in the media and on television and fewer participants or players than popular sports.

Football is the biggest sport in the UK and is the most popular. Rugby and cricket would also be described as major sports in the UK and also horse racing. There are horse racing tracks all around the UK that attract thousands of spectators every week. Tennis, golf, cycling, motor racing and athletics would also be described as major sports but are more popular at specific times of the year e.g. tennis during the Wimbledon Championships and athletics during the Olympics or Athletics World Championships.

In the roleplay, we mentioned many minority sports. Have a go at this activity and see if you can match the sports to their definitions.

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, match the definitions to the minority sports.
How well do you know your minority sports?

Rich is scared of heights so abseiling is probably not the sport for him.

Grammar

Relative Clauses

In the language focus, Jack and Rich spoke about relative clauses. Relative clauses give us more information about people and things. To indicate the start of a relative clause we often use a relative pronoun. The pronoun we use depends on what we we are talking about:

  • which refers to things
  • that refers to people or things
  • who refers to people
  • whose refers to possessions
  • where refers to places
  • when refers to times

Fencing is a minority sport in the UK.

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used lots of relative clauses:

Manchester City is the club that won the Premier League last season. 

A sports expo is a place where you get the chance to find out about or try out lots of different sports.

The winner is the player whose bowl gets the closest to the jack.

Have a go at this activity and try to choose the correct relative pronoun in each sentence.

Activity 3

Activity 3: In this activity, look at the relative clauses and type the correct relative pronoun in the gap.
Can you write the right pronoun?

Water polo is a minority sport in the UK but more popular in other countries.

Grammar

Defining and non-defining relative clauses

A defining relative clause is when the relative clause is essential for the sentence to make sense. Both of the above examples are defining relative clauses. There are also non-defining relative clauses which just add extra information and are not essential for the meaning of the sentence. Let's have a look at the differences:

A defining relative clause gives you essential information about the subject. Without the defining relative clause, it wouldn’t be clear who or what you were talking about:

The winner is the player whose bowl gets the closest to the jack

A non-defining relative clause adds extra information and is not essential for the meaning of the rest of the sentence:

Sergio Aguero, who has 7 goals already this season, will be in action on Saturday.

You can find many practice activities about relative clauses on the Learn English website.

Rich broke his nose playing baseball. Where do you think he was standing?

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Task

Describe a minority sport

Rich described the sport of bowls in this podcast. Can you describe a minority sport?

This week we want you to describe a minority sport. It could be one of the sports we mentioned in the roleplay or a minority sport in your country. Include relative clauses in your description but don't name the sport! Other listeners have to guess the sport you are describing.

Try to answer these questions in your description:

  1. Where is the sport played? Is it played outdoors? Is it played on a court?
  2. Who plays this sport? Who is the best at this sport?
  3. What equipment do you need?
  4. How do you play this sport? What are the rules?
  5. Is this sport becoming more popular?

Write your answers in the comments section below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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Rafael Robson's picture
Rafael Robson
03/10/2019
BR
373
points

****** (5-a-side soccer) is quite popular in Brazil, especially for people who cannot run the entire football pitch. Falcão, who retired a few years ago, is the best ever ****** player and author of astounding and brilliant plays.

On the other hand, rugby and American football are minority sports here; although the NFL is becoming increasingly popular with young people.


Rafael Robson's picture
Rafael Robson
03/10/2019 13:50
Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur
373

****** (5-a-side soccer) is quite popular in Brazil, especially for people who cannot run the entire football pitch. Falcão, who retired a few years ago, is the best ever ****** player and author of astounding and brilliant plays.

On the other hand, rugby and American football are minority sports here; although the NFL is becoming increasingly popular with young people.

englishman
02/10/2019
DZ
1727
points

ok


englishman
02/10/2019 08:47
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

ok

Tee
30/09/2019
JP
261
points

I think bowls so fun. I tried it before.
It was so good!


Tee
30/09/2019 00:52
Japan
Manchester City
261

I think bowls so fun. I tried it before.
It was so good!

lakerwang
26/09/2019
CN
289
points

The phrase is "* **** ***"


lakerwang
26/09/2019 17:22
China
Chelsea
289

The phrase is "* **** ***"

milos
25/09/2019
RS
2475
points

Phrase for this week is **** ***.

I would describe a minority sport that is popular in my country.Sport played outdoors.It is played on the half of the basketball court.The court have a regular basketball playing court sized zone including a free trown line,a two point line and a “no-charge semi-circle” area underneath the basket. Each team can play with 3 players and only one substitution.This game is played for ten minutes or until one team score 21 points.The ball for this game is smaller than ball for basketball but it is the same weight.Teams have only 12 seconds in one possession to score.If the defensive team steals or blocks the ball, it must return the ball behind the arc (by passing or dribbling). Every shot from inside the arc (1-point field goal area) is awarded 1 point, shot from behind the arc (2-point field goal area) is awarded 2 points and every successful free throw shall is awarded 1 point. This sport becoming more and more popular,and next game it will be the Olympics sport.


milos
25/09/2019 06:20
Serbia
Manchester United
2475

Phrase for this week is **** ***.

I would describe a minority sport that is popular in my country.Sport played outdoors.It is played on the half of the basketball court.The court have a regular basketball playing court sized zone including a free trown line,a two point line and a “no-charge semi-circle” area underneath the basket. Each team can play with 3 players and only one substitution.This game is played for ten minutes or until one team score 21 points.The ball for this game is smaller than ball for basketball but it is the same weight.Teams have only 12 seconds in one possession to score.If the defensive team steals or blocks the ball, it must return the ball behind the arc (by passing or dribbling). Every shot from inside the arc (1-point field goal area) is awarded 1 point, shot from behind the arc (2-point field goal area) is awarded 2 points and every successful free throw shall is awarded 1 point. This sport becoming more and more popular,and next game it will be the Olympics sport.

lakerwang
26/09/2019
CN
289
points

It's 3 on 3 street basketball. In fact, it's really popular in grassroots basketball.


lakerwang
26/09/2019 17:19
China
Chelsea
289

It's 3 on 3 street basketball. In fact, it's really popular in grassroots basketball.

milos
30/09/2019
RS
2475
points

Yes,it is 3x3 basketball.


milos
30/09/2019 05:07
Serbia
Manchester United
2475

Yes,it is 3x3 basketball.

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
26/09/2019
UA
3626
points

Hi milos,
is it streetball?


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
26/09/2019 15:39
Ukraine
Watford
3626

Hi milos,
is it streetball?

milos
30/09/2019
RS
2475
points

Hello,Liubomyr.Yes it is 3x3 basketball.


milos
30/09/2019 05:09
Serbia
Manchester United
2475

Hello,Liubomyr.Yes it is 3x3 basketball.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
24/09/2019
DZ
3306
points

Basketball phrase, **** ***.

Other comments on my sport :

1. It is played on dry hard road material with small stones. The court is white lined to limit it.

2. Men and women can play it. France is hisoriginal country but nowadays lots of Mediteraneen populations use to play it, indoors or outdoors.

3. You need iron balls of more than half a kilog weight and a small wood one.

4. You can play it between two teams of either 2 players or three. In the first case it is named 'doublettes' and in the second 'triplettes'.

5. Each player has two balls to throw or three in either case. The score is changed when all the players have thrown their balls. The team winner whose balls are the closest to the small woody score one point for each nearest ball. The game ends when the score reaches 13 points.

5. This sport of low pace efforts and mindfull needs can become more popular. People enjoye it but some games can be stressful and nervous. Involving friends it can support drinking and gossiping during the game like the Marseille people like to do.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
24/09/2019 15:39
Algeria
Manchester City
3306

Basketball phrase, **** ***.

Other comments on my sport :

1. It is played on dry hard road material with small stones. The court is white lined to limit it.

2. Men and women can play it. France is hisoriginal country but nowadays lots of Mediteraneen populations use to play it, indoors or outdoors.

3. You need iron balls of more than half a kilog weight and a small wood one.

4. You can play it between two teams of either 2 players or three. In the first case it is named 'doublettes' and in the second 'triplettes'.

5. Each player has two balls to throw or three in either case. The score is changed when all the players have thrown their balls. The team winner whose balls are the closest to the small woody score one point for each nearest ball. The game ends when the score reaches 13 points.

5. This sport of low pace efforts and mindfull needs can become more popular. People enjoye it but some games can be stressful and nervous. Involving friends it can support drinking and gossiping during the game like the Marseille people like to do.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
24/09/2019
DZ
3306
points

The sport is played in a small flat pitch which surface is squadered 4 by 15 meters.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
24/09/2019 15:13
Algeria
Manchester City
3306

The sport is played in a small flat pitch which surface is squadered 4 by 15 meters.

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
26/09/2019
UA
3626
points

Seems that you are describing Petanque which is very popular in France, and as I could guess, in Algeria as well.


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
26/09/2019 15:38
Ukraine
Watford
3626

Seems that you are describing Petanque which is very popular in France, and as I could guess, in Algeria as well.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
29/09/2019
DZ
3306
points

It is popular in most mediterranean countries. I am happy for having written an easy description.


elghoul's picture
elghoul
29/09/2019 12:36
Algeria
Manchester City
3306

It is popular in most mediterranean countries. I am happy for having written an easy description.

Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
23/09/2019
UA
3626
points

I think that the phrase is '* **** ***'.


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
23/09/2019 11:34
Ukraine
Watford
3626

I think that the phrase is '* **** ***'.

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
22/09/2019
ZW
1568
points

Football Phrase

The phrase is called a box ***.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
22/09/2019 10:22
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1568

Football Phrase

The phrase is called a box ***.

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
22/09/2019
ZW
1568
points

There is this rare sport where
a mountain of food is set at the table for each participant. Then competitors will circle the table. When time goes off, each competitor has to eat a lot of food in order to win. The one who eats a lot wins the prize.

The only rule is that players have to eat a lot and cannot abandon ship before the end of the competition. Anyone who thinks he or she knows the language of eating or drinking is free to participate. The downside is that sometimes some participates end up throwing up because there is too much food in the system.

This type of sport can be both indoor or outdoor.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
22/09/2019 10:03
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1568

There is this rare sport where
a mountain of food is set at the table for each participant. Then competitors will circle the table. When time goes off, each competitor has to eat a lot of food in order to win. The one who eats a lot wins the prize.

The only rule is that players have to eat a lot and cannot abandon ship before the end of the competition. Anyone who thinks he or she knows the language of eating or drinking is free to participate. The downside is that sometimes some participates end up throwing up because there is too much food in the system.

This type of sport can be both indoor or outdoor.

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
22/09/2019
ZW
1568
points

This sport is an outdoor event and is done on stage where there could be a live band or a DJ playing music and participants compete either as a group or individuals.Large crowds of people usually gather to watch competitors display various skills. There are judges who determine which competitor did better or not. Three winners, who performs better than others, are awarded prizes that could be cash or payment in kind or both.

This is a one-off annual event. The sport,which is open to all age groups above 16 and competitors have to pre-register for each edition of the competition, is loved by many in my area. In my view it is one of the oldest sport in the world. It is endangered, under threat and dying.

There are no special skills needed nor dress codes. Participants have to show their natural talent using their legs, arms, head or the whole body while music, which lasts for five minutes, is playing. When the five minute ends, another player comes on stage. This process is repeated until all competitors are finished. Each competitor is played the music of his or her own choice. No beer on stage.

It is a minority sport in that it is not covered by pay TV companies and it receives little or no attention on national newspapers and media, but in areas where it takes place it draws large crowds and the local press say something about it.

The worst year is when there is no sponsor. No music, nothing to watch, no participants and no judges.


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
22/09/2019 09:45
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1568

This sport is an outdoor event and is done on stage where there could be a live band or a DJ playing music and participants compete either as a group or individuals.Large crowds of people usually gather to watch competitors display various skills. There are judges who determine which competitor did better or not. Three winners, who performs better than others, are awarded prizes that could be cash or payment in kind or both.

This is a one-off annual event. The sport,which is open to all age groups above 16 and competitors have to pre-register for each edition of the competition, is loved by many in my area. In my view it is one of the oldest sport in the world. It is endangered, under threat and dying.

There are no special skills needed nor dress codes. Participants have to show their natural talent using their legs, arms, head or the whole body while music, which lasts for five minutes, is playing. When the five minute ends, another player comes on stage. This process is repeated until all competitors are finished. Each competitor is played the music of his or her own choice. No beer on stage.

It is a minority sport in that it is not covered by pay TV companies and it receives little or no attention on national newspapers and media, but in areas where it takes place it draws large crowds and the local press say something about it.

The worst year is when there is no sponsor. No music, nothing to watch, no participants and no judges.

akdag
21/09/2019
TR
5
points

********* which ancestor sport for Turks is a minority sport.
This sport which play on cushion can play both outdoor and saloon.
Taha Akgül is best at the sport despite losing the last competition needs equipment ******** Singlet, ********* Shoes, ********* Kneepads and Mouth Guards.

The sport play twosome. They try to touch each other's back on ground. Person who touch back on ground lose.

********* can become more popular If we remember the past.


akdag
21/09/2019 18:53
Turkey
Liverpool
5

********* which ancestor sport for Turks is a minority sport.
This sport which play on cushion can play both outdoor and saloon.
Taha Akgül is best at the sport despite losing the last competition needs equipment ******** Singlet, ********* Shoes, ********* Kneepads and Mouth Guards.

The sport play twosome. They try to touch each other's back on ground. Person who touch back on ground lose.

********* can become more popular If we remember the past.

ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
22/09/2019
ZW
1568
points

I think the sport is wrestling. I got the clue from the name you mentioned on your description.


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ldzingirai
22/09/2019 10:28
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1568

I think the sport is wrestling. I got the clue from the name you mentioned on your description.

Ahmed Abdallah
20/09/2019
EG
5
points

This week's phrase is *******. If it's correct it will be way easier than last week's one.


Ahmed Abdallah
20/09/2019 23:33
Egypt
Chelsea
5

This week's phrase is *******. If it's correct it will be way easier than last week's one.

wsanta
20/09/2019
AR
3347
points

I hope you guess because it's a bit dificult. It's our national sport whose name is an animal because it was played with this animal as a ball. Now you play with a ball which you have to put in a hoop like basketball but riding a horse. It's similar to polo.


wsanta
20/09/2019 19:48
Argentina
Liverpool
3347

I hope you guess because it's a bit dificult. It's our national sport whose name is an animal because it was played with this animal as a ball. Now you play with a ball which you have to put in a hoop like basketball but riding a horse. It's similar to polo.

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Liubomyr
23/09/2019
UA
3626
points

Hi wsanta,
seems that you are describing a pato, am I right?


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Liubomyr
23/09/2019 11:36
Ukraine
Watford
3626

Hi wsanta,
seems that you are describing a pato, am I right?

wsanta
23/09/2019
AR
3347
points

Very good, congratulations!


wsanta
23/09/2019 20:07
Argentina
Liverpool
3347

Very good, congratulations!

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ldzingirai
22/09/2019
ZW
1568
points

Mmm. Sounds Greek to me. The closest sport I can think of which involves an animal is bull-fighting. That it's like basketball and polo it is even muddying the waters.


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ldzingirai
22/09/2019 10:34
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1568

Mmm. Sounds Greek to me. The closest sport I can think of which involves an animal is bull-fighting. That it's like basketball and polo it is even muddying the waters.

wsanta
23/09/2019
AR
3347
points

It is Pato. Pato is Spanish for "duck". It has been played since 1610, it was banned for many years for being bloody and during the 1930s was drafted a set of rules inspired by modern polo. Juan Perón declared pato to be Argentina's national game in 1953.
Regards!


wsanta
23/09/2019 20:20
Argentina
Liverpool
3347

It is Pato. Pato is Spanish for "duck". It has been played since 1610, it was banned for many years for being bloody and during the 1930s was drafted a set of rules inspired by modern polo. Juan Perón declared pato to be Argentina's national game in 1953.
Regards!

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Rich
24/09/2019
ES
444
points

Good work, Liubomyr! Are you going to give us a sport for us all to guess?


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Rich
24/09/2019 08:07
Spain
Liverpool
444

Good work, Liubomyr! Are you going to give us a sport for us all to guess?

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Alex_from_Ukraine
20/09/2019
UA
3471
points

The phrase this week is A **** ***.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
20/09/2019 18:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
3471

The phrase this week is A **** ***.

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Task: Describe a minority sport in your country