Presenter
Hi I'm Natalie and welcome to Talking Sport.
Today we will be hearing about judo and learning the word
'potential' and the phrase 'aim of the game'.
Judo is a martial art that started in Japan.
This week let's hear about judo from a member of the British Judo
team.
Ben Ashworth is a physiotherapist for the team and helps treat and
prevent the judo player's muscles injuries.
Let's hear from Ben.
Listen for the word 'potential' and the phrase 'aim of the game'.
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The aim of the game is to launch someone through the air and land
them on their back. There’s a potential for a large number of
injuries. We can get injured from big toe up to losing consciousness.
Presenter
Let's listen again for the word 'potential' and the phrase 'aim of the
game'.
Clip
The aim of the game is to launch someone through the air and
land them on their back. There’s a potential for a large number of
injuries. We can get injured from big toe up to losing consciousness.
Presenter
Ben said there is a potential for a large number of injuries in judo.
potential
This word means there is a good possibility of something happening. Talking Sport © bbclearningenglish.com 2011
So in judo there is a good possibility for a large number of injuries
to happen.
Ben used the phrase 'aim of the game'.
Aim of the game refers to the purpose of the game or sport.
Ben said the aim of the game in judo is to launch someone through
the air and land them on their back.
Well we have heard a bit more about judo and learnt the word
'potential' and the phrase 'aim of the game'.
Let's listen to people in London using the word 'potential'.
Vox pops
My sister is very clever. She has the potential to be very successful.
I think I have the potential to do well in my exams.
I think I have the potential to become a professor.
On screen
My sister is very clever. She has the potential to be very successful.
I think I have the potential to do well in my exams.
I think I have the potential to become a professor.
Presenter

I'm Natalie and that’s all from Talking Sport.
See you next time.
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