Listen to Danny speaking about baseball and answer the following questions.
1. Which group of people do the origins of baseball go back to?
2. Some people think of baseball as a game of………what?
3. Is baseball popular in Japan?
4. Which game has become the most popular for young people to play in America?
Listen again and write the missing words.
Baseball is one of the most popular
in America. Boys, and now
, have been playing this sport for many, many years. It’s origins go back to the native Americans. It’s
the most popular sport in America, and people think of it more of a game of life than of a sport. Many books
about baseball, and many movies
Although baseball is a little different to other sports, it seems to be either very popular in some countries, or not popular at all. Ame…baseball is very popular in some countries in Central America and in South America, like Columbia and Cuba and Venezuela, and
some of the best players in America have come from the Spanish speaking countries. I would say ten, twenty,
thirty percent of the players in the major leagues are Spanish speakers.
Baseball’s also very popular in Japan, and in Taiwan and I think I heard it’s
very popular in Korea .
Although baseball will always be popular in America, its future is . Today more and more young people love to play soccer. Soccer
the most popular game for young people to play in America. I think that’s interesting..hmm..I wonder if America will win the World
Do you remember these vowel sounds and the words?
Write and say the words and produce the sound. Use the pictures to help you. Click on the
speakers to check. Escríbe e intenta repetir las palabras y los sonidos. Usa los dibujos
para ayudarte. Haz click en el icono de sonido para comprobar.