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Hi, everyone. I'm Bridget and welcome to today's lesson. Our topic for this lesson is Five Most Popular Sports. Let's get started.
“Soccer.” Soccer is probably the most popular sport in the world. In America, it's called, “soccer.” In other places, in other countries, it's usually called “football.” Soccer is a game that's played totally without your hands. You kick the ball back and forth to your team members trying to score a goal. The biggest soccer tournament in the world is the FIFA World Cup where countries from around the globe compete to be the very best.
“Football.” A lot of football players get injured because it's a very rough sport. In America, we call this game “football,” but in other countries, they say, “American football.” Football is a game that's played with a football that's carried in your hand which is very counterintuitive. You pass the football, you run yards, and you try to score touchdowns. In America, we have the Super Bowl, which is the biggest game of the year. Everyone around the country watches this big football game.
“Baseball.” Baseball is called America's national pastime. Baseball is a very popular sport around the world. There is a pitcher who pitches the ball and then there's the batter who hits the ball and runs around the bases to score runs.
“Basketball.” Many basketball players live like rock stars. You dribble the ball, which means bouncing the ball and you shoot it through a hoop to get points.
“Hockey.” Hockey is incredibly popular in Canada. Hockey is a game that's played on ice skates and the players skate around on the ice with hockey sticks hitting a hockey puck to score goals.
And that brings us to the end of this lesson, Five Most Popular Sports. What is your favorite sport? What sport is most popular in your country? Leave any questions or comments below. Don't forget to give us a thumbs up and subscribe to our channel and don't forget to go to EnglishClass101.com to learn more English.
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