Reading — Intermediate Level
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Bowling is a target sport and recreational activity in which a player rolls a ball toward pins in pin bowling or another target in target bowling. The term bowling usually refers to ten-pin bowling, though in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, bowling could also refer to lawn bowls.

In pin bowling, the goal is to knock over pins on a long playing surface known as a lane. Lanes have a wood or synthetic surface onto which protective lubricating oil is applied in different specified oil patterns that vary ball path trajectories and characteristics. A strike is achieved when all the pins are knocked down on the first roll, and a spare is achieved if all the pins are knocked over on a second roll.

The earliest known forms of bowling date back to ancient Egypt, with wall drawings depicting bowling being found in a royal Egyptian tomb dated to 5200 B.C. and miniature pins and balls in an Egyptian child's grave about 5200 B.C. Remnants of bowling balls were also found.
Source: Wikipedia
  1. How many types of bowling are mentioned in the first paragraph?

  2. What does bowling consist of?

  3. Which refers to the bowling area?

  4. How does a player use the bowling ball?

  5. Who were miniature pins intended for?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Do you play bowling? Why? Why not?

  2. If you're into bowling, how often do you play?

  3. Would you bowl if you had the opportunity? Why or why not? With whom would you play?


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