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British English Holidays – Wimbledon

November 17, 2019

hi everyone I’m Gina Wimbledon is the
most famous tennis tournament in the world it takes place every June in the
suburb of London that is also called Wimbledon in this lesson you’re going to
learn about why Wimbledon is so famous and prestigious how long was the longest
ever match held at Wimbledon and how many matches were played we’ll show you
the answer at the end of this video the championships Wimbledon to give it its
full title is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and one of the
four Grand Slam tournaments that make up the yearly tennis calendar of these four
majors Wimbledon is the only one still played on a grass court as is
traditional Wimbledon is the unique feature of the tennis calendar and is
different to the other Grand Slams all players must adhere to a strict dress
code and wear only white there are no advertising hoardings around the court
so it’s more traditional and less commercialized than other tournaments
Wimbledon is also celebrated by the spectators in the unique fashion it is
during the English summer time when in theory at least there will be warm and
sunny it means that tennis fans can watch the tennis and also eat the
popular English summer delicacy strawberries and cream there is usually
a royal presence at Wimbledon too as a member of the royal family will be
present at some games of the tournament Wimbledon’s most famous court is Centre
Court and this is only used during the two weeks of Wimbledon it was fitted
with a retractable roof in 2009 so that rain and hot weather won’t affect play
and now I’ll give you the answer to the earlier quiz how long was the longest
ever match held at Wimbledon and how many matches were played it was a
marathon of a match that lasted for five hours and 12 minutes
and 112 games were played win or lose the competitors must have needed a long
soak to ease their muscles after they’d finished how is this lesson did you
learn something interesting what famous sporting events are held in your country
leave us a comment at English class and we’ll see you in the next
lesson you

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