Grade 8 Unit 1 Topic 2 Section D

Famous Sports in England
Sports are important in English life. The people of England are sports lovers. Some of the world’s famous sports began here such as football and cricket.
Football is a fast game played in winter and early spring. Lots of people play football in parks or playgrounds just for fun. With hundreds of years’ history, it is one of the most popular sports in England. The English love football very much and they turned most of their main players into famous persons. David Beckham and Bobby Charlton became heroes for many children. The most interesting part of the English football year is the FA (Football Association) Cup Final each May.
Cricket is a national sport in England. It is a very popular summer sport. It is a game played on grass by two teams of eleven players. Players wear white clothes and score points by hitting the ball with a bat. People can sit around the green, enjoying the sun, having drinks and watching the team games.

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