concussion in sport 6 minute english

some sports, the so-called ‘full-contact’ sports like rugby, american football and boxing can be dangerous. now, the truth about the long-term effects on players who make a career taking heavy tackles or punches to the head is being slowly revealed. neil and georgina talk about the topic and teach you related vocabulary along the way.

this week's question
boxing is one of the most dangerous sports, and so my quiz question is about a famous boxer. born in 1949, this boxer has remained mentally and physically fit despite years of punishment in the boxing ring. but who am i talking about?

a) muhammad ali
b) george foreman
c) mike tyson

listen to the programme to find out the answer.

a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head

(to be) off
bad or worse than usual; below the usual standard

strange and unpleasant

pick up the pieces
try to return to normality after a crisis or collapse

bright as a button
very happy and cheerful, intelligent, and full of energy

supply of something that is kept and stored for future use

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concussion in sport 6 minute english