Sport is a very popular pastime in the German-speaking countries.
Some of the sports enjoyed in these countries will be familiar to you, but others may surprise you as they're quite different from the sports enjoyed in the UK.
Here are the top ten sports in the German-speaking countries. How many of them can you work out?
Look at some of the favourite sports in the German-speaking countries and find the sport which matches each picture.
Here are a few things to remember:
In a sentence you would use the verbs and nouns as follows:
Because of the different climate where snow is guaranteed throughout the winter months, people in the German-speaking countries enjoy a range of snow-based sports.
Eisstocksport – ice stock – is a popular sport in Austria. It is similar to curling and played in two teams. The aim is to slide the ice stocks over the ice and get as close as possible to the target.
Skiing is a very popular sport in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. St Moritz is one of the most famous and exclusive ski resorts in Switzerland. Lots of rich and famous people ski there. They even play snow polo there – Schneepolo. This unusual sport was introduced to the town by English soldiers in 1899.