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 The history of football.

There  are records of early forms of football in China at least two thousand years ago. But it was in  14th century England (1)...................... the game first became generally popular. (2)........................, it was not like the game we now know as football. The ball was an animal skin filled with wool, the football game took (3)............all over the town, sometimes with as many as 500 players, and the game went (4).................. all day long. Many games were no (5).......................... than street battles, with the players trying to get (6).................. of the ball in nay way they (7).......................... . There were no teams and no (8)................. . Buildings were damaged and windows (9)............................ , and people were badly injured and sometimes even killed. It was not until  1863, when the Football Association was formed that the game as we know it (10).................................... to be played.

1 A    why  B     that C     which D    when
2 A     Because B     So C     Therefore D    However
3 A     part B      sides C     place D     streets
4 A     on B     at C      through D      up
5 A     much B      many C     more D       most
6 A    hold B     part C      catch D     kick
7 A    could B     would C      need D      must
8 A     orders B     rules C      marks D      ticks
9 A     lost B     dropped C     broken D      hurt
10 A      let B     began C      made D      had

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