2. Find nine different words related to badminton in the following crossword:
3. How many types of badminton competitions are there?
4. Complete the following sentences:
The clear is a shot you can do overhead and ____________1, and forehand or ___________2 too.
You must hit the ___________3 when it is over your head.
The smash is the ____________4 of all badminton shots. To do a good smash, hit the shuttle further in front of your body than the__________5. The angle of the shuttle's trajectory makes it difficult for your __________6 to return.
The forehand grip: Use this grip to hit shuttles that are on the ___________7 side of your body and around your head. _____________8 your hand on the handle as if you are shaking hands with it. There must be a V shape in between your __________9 and your index.
Answers to exercise 4:
1 underarm 2 backhand 3 shuttle 4 strongest 5 clear 6 opponent 7 forehand 8 place 9 thumb
5. Try to complete the gaps in the transcript of the following video. Don't worry if you can't understand everything.
This next topic will be to discuss some of the __________ 1 strategies employed during a badminton singles game. Typically the __________2 will be a high, long high server, that will fall almost vertically on the back line. This is to upfront, not to give an advantage to the ___________3 . The general strategy in the game of single is to move your opponent at the different corners of the court up to a point where you will create yourself an opening where you can place a decisive attack to win the point. Demonstrated here is a game of ladies singles. The server as you just saw is a high, clear serve and it has to go as further as possible just to push your opponent as much as possible towards the back of the___________4 . As you can see, she did a long shot clear to the back pushing her opponent on the back end as much as possible. This was a winner __________5. Here again, a hard, clear on the back end of your opponent is usually a nice opening to a __________6 to put your opponent in a clear difficult spot. You just saw an attempt to a drop shot at the front of the court, again to move her opponent as far as possible from the central position in the court. Clear high serve followed by drop shot, counter drop, you can see how again a clear drop in the __________7 to move your opponent as much as possible away from the ready position in order to place an opening winning shot.
1 general 2 serve 3 opponent 4 court 5 point 6 rally 7 corner