- Are you a fan of tennis?
- Have you ever played or watched tennis before?
- face /feys/
- refuse / ri-FYOOZ/
- lead /leed/
- tournament /TOOR-nuh-muhnt/
- despite /dih-SPAHYT/
[verb] – If you face a problem, or a problem faces you, you have to deal with it
John faced a difficult challenge at work.
[ ri-FYOOZ] – to say that you will not do or accept something
He refused to eat his vegetables at dinner and asked for something else instead.
[noun] – a winning position during a race or other situation where people are competing
The team’s captain scored a goal, putting his team in the lead.
[noun] – a competition for teams or single players in which a series of games is played, and the winners of each game play against each other until only one winner is left
Our school organized a chess tournament for students to showcase their skills and compete for prizes.
[preposition] – without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by
Despite the rainy weather, they decided to go for a picnic in the park.
True or False:
- Ymer smashed his racket against the umpire’s chair twice, causing the racket head to separate from the handle.
- Ymer’s disqualification was due to a technical issue with his racket.
- Ymer’s disqualification was primarily due to his outburst of anger and racket abuse.
- Ymer believed the ball had gone out, but the umpire disagreed and didn’t check the mark on the clay court.
- Ymer showed good sportsmanship by graciously congratulating Fils despite the setback.
Fill in the blanks:
- The runner ran quickly ahead and took the ____ in the race.
- _______ feeling tired, she managed to complete the marathon.
- The tennis __________ attracted players from all around the world.
- He _____ the consequences of his actions and took responsibility.
- She politely _______ the offer to attend the party.