Reading and Listening Comprehension
Read some facts about Sumo and do the following exercises.
Each line contains an extra word. Write it in the box.
The History of Sumo and Wrestling
Sumo goes back to over 2000 years.
Originally it was been a celebration at shrines for the rice harvests.
It is said that the stomping, which is still not used today,
it was originally an effort to summon the gods to bless the harvest.
The first of championship was run in 730 AD
Early wrestlers only could ate meat from fowl because
4-legged beasts were believed to be a bad luck
since that posture (hands and the knees) is a losing one in sumo.
Modern wrestlers eat a lots of just about everything!
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How do you a sumo wrestler?
Training to become a sumo wrestler at age 15 after the applicants pass a health check which has a minimum and weight requirement of 173cm and 75 kg. Trials are held 6 times a year with over 100 applying at each trial. Wrestlers usually around age 30. The training programme is especially designed to develop a which is bottom heavy and therefore difficult to push over!
Watch the video and tick the correct answers to the following questions.