Read 1a as quickly as you can and find out the main idea of the passage.
What’s the main idea of the passage?
A: Basketball is very popular.
B: Basketball is both an indoor and
C: Basketball is a team sport. D: The history of basketball.
The rules in basketball The goal is : to throw the ball through the other side’s basket, and to stop the other team from doing so You can: throw it from any part of court with one hand or both hands pass the ball to your teammates You should: have good skills play as a team hold the ball and run with it
Read 1a again and check True or False.
1. The inventor of basketball was born in Canada. 2. Basketball became popular soon after James Naismith invented it. 3. Sometimes teamwork is more important than a player’s good skills in a basketball game. 4. You cannot throw the ball through the basket with one hand.
5. To win basketball games, you can hold the ball and run with it.
Read and understand the first sentence. Then complete the second one with the correct form of each word or phrase in the box.
pass…to… century popular come into being all over 1. Basketball has a history of over one hundred years. century Basketball has a history of over a ______________. 2. A large number of people enjoyed basketball. popular Basketball soon became very ______________.
3. In 1946 the National Basketball Association (NBA) was born. In 1946 the National Basketball Association came into being (NBA) __________________.
4. You can also pass a teammate the ball. You can also ________ pass the ball ______ to a teammate. 5. Basketball is becoming more and more popular around the world. Basketball is becoming more and more popular all over the world. __________