Have you ever played or watched sports? If so, that means you are in the majority of people around the world. Sports and physical activity not only keep people healthy and fit but have helped define entire cultures. This book takes a look at sports and the people who enjoy them. Read about how organized sports and games stretch back thousands of years, to the beginning of human civilization. You can learn how billions of people enjoy sports and how billions of dollars are made in the sports industry. You can also discover how sports today help people improve themselves and their cultures, providing opportunities to pursue their dreams like never before.
The World of Sports is a must-read for English language learners who want to explore the games people play and their role in a worldwide culture. Big Ideas readers give you the information and language to sound smart in English while improving your reading speed, comprehension, and fluency.