People enjoy sports. Sports help to keep people healthy, happy and to live longer. Many people like to watch others play games. They buy tickets or sit in front of TV sets. Often they get very excited when “their player or team” wins.
People play different games in winter and summer. Swimming is fun in warm weather, but skating is good in winter.
Some sports are so interesting that most people like them. Football, for example (例如), is played around the world. Swimming is very popular in all countries near the sea or in those with many rivers. How fun it is to jump into a pool or a lake! And for people in cold countries, like Norway or Canada, they like to skate or ski.
Some sports go back thousands of years, like running or jumping. Chinese boxing（拳击）, for example, has a long history. But basketball and volleyball are very new. And new sports or games come into the world almost all the time.
51.Why do people like sports?
52.What’s the meaning of “their player or team” in the first passage?
53.Which sport is very popular in the countries near the sea?
54.In what kind of country people like to ski?
55.What sports have a long history?