来源：普特英语听力 2011-09-29 06:00
1. Many international sports were introduced by theBritish who take their leisure time very seriously. Thereis widespread participation in sport in Britain.
2. Football ( or "soccer" as it is colloquially called ), the most popular sport inEngland as well as in Europe, has its traditional home in England where it wasdeveloped in the 19th century.
3. The game "Rugby" was invented at Rugby School in Warwich shire in the early19th century.
4. Cricket, the most typically English of sports, has been in existence since the16th century. On an international level, 5-day Cornhill Test Matches.
5. Although tennis has been played for centuries, the modern game originated inEngland in late 19th. The main tournament is the annual Wimbledon fortnight, oneof the 4 tennis "Grand Slam" tournaments.
6. There is a considerable following and participation of athletics in Britain. Forexample, the London Marathon, which takes place every spring.
7. The home of golf is Scotland where the game has been played since the 17thcentury and naturally the oldest golf club in the world is there: The HonourableCompany of Edinburgh Golfers. The Walker Cup for amateurs and the Ryder Cup forprofessionals.