B: Racquetball is a popular _____________. It was first played in the US. This game started just a little more than 50 years ago. That makes it quite a new sport. Other ____________ sports like _______________ and squash have been played for a long time. Racquetball rules are a mix of ___________from both _______________ and squash. A short racket is used to play this game. This game became popular almost at once when it first came out. More and more people wanted to play it.________________________began to build racquetball courts. They built these _____________ for players of this new sport. People of all ages can play this ______________. But most _________________today are young people. Most of them are between the ages of 12 and 34. Racquetball is now a __________________sport. It is played all over the world.
W:Did you watch the Boston marathon?
M:Yes, I went to Boston to see it.
W:You were in Boston for the marathon?
M:That’s right. My friend is a runner, so I went there to watch her run. We traveled to Boston together.
W:You are so lucky! Which part of the marathon did you see?
M:I watched the entire race, from start to finish.
W:I don’t know how the runners can finish the whole race! It’s so long and difficult! I could
never do something like that.
M:I tried to run a marathon once. It was really difficult. I just can’t run like my friend can.
W:Yes, running a marathon is not an easy thing to do. By the way, how did your friend do in the race?
M:She did quite well! She was not the fastest runner, but she was in the top 50.
Answer the following questions according to what you read in the conversation.
- Why did she go to see the Boston marathon?
- How difficult is running a marathon?
- How well did her friend do in the marathon?