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Basketball

Basketball

Date: Mar 04 2004

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the U.S.. Millions of people love to play the game because it’s so easy to play – all you need is a ball and a basket. It can be fun to play by yourself, with one other person (one-on-one), or with several others.
In addition, fans all over the world love to watch basketball on TV. Both the NBA[/def] and college basketball are very popular in the U.S., and there are professional leagues in countries across the globe – from Italy to Argentina to China.
Read on to find out more about basketball and learn lots of basketball related slang!

Dialog

1. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Learning to play basketball well takes years of practice and dedication. Good players start playing when they are small children and continue to improve their skills every year. The best players in world play in the NBA, which has 29 teams in the U.S. and Canada. In the past 5 years, international players have become a part of nearly every team. There are now players in the NBA from Argentina, Brazil, China, Croatia, Germany and several other countries.
In order to be a good basketball fan, it helps to know the slang that goes with the sport. Check out this list to learn some of the terms that relate to the game:
airball
assist
box out
lighting it up
money
on fire
rebound
scrub
superstar
stats
steal
cheerleader

 

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Discussion

Basketball continues to gain popularity every day. It’s exciting to see the way the game is changing as international players improve their abilities. Ten years ago, it was really rare to see an international player. Now, nearly half of the teams in the NBA feature a star European player. Soon, every team in the league will be populated with players from all over the world.
Have a great week!
Your American Friend,
John

 

Comments

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Andresko12

Colombia

yeah..is good sports i was playing it.but i alrady dont practice it. by the way i think that this conversacion have a listening but it dont have it.

03:57 PM Dec 02 2008 |

setaro333

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like basketball too much.

12:01 PM Apr 02 2008 |

Samson's

China

we only a few people here who like basketball….

That makes me so down.

 

12:56 AM Feb 16 2008 |

nooria

Afghanistan

i need to study online with vioce

 

02:00 AM Dec 13 2007 |

foodever

foodever

China

excellent game, my favorite

11:35 PM Nov 07 2007 |

foodever

foodever

China

i'm not as strong as i was in college any moreCry

11:34 PM Nov 07 2007 |

foodever

foodever

China

playing basketball used to be my favorite sport back in college. but after graduation, i just cannot make out that much of time to do it

11:32 PM Nov 07 2007 |

kuailederen126

French Southern Territories

I like playing basketball very much too, just think of expressing in English. I will often come here.

09:31 AM Sep 15 2007 |

frankwang007

China

basketball is a good choice for all of us who like sports.it's so fascinating ….if anyone want to find a partner, find your friend frankwang007

07:47 PM Mar 15 2007 |

robin son

Christmas Island

it’s so easy!

11:47 PM Aug 07 2005 |

majiangbo

majiangbo

China

basketball matches usually are wonderful,especial NBA.

01:37 AM Aug 07 2005 |

zjlovehhy

zjlovehhy

China

I didn’t find the following words’ meaning.

06:19 PM Aug 04 2005 |

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