Reading Gap Text About The Start Of Hockey

There are some sentences which has been taken out from the text. put the right sentence into the correct gap. Write A,B,C, ... in the gap

A  Others believe hockey came from the French word “hoquet” which means shepherd’s stick.

B  That number has since decreased to nine and then to the current day six.

C  From that time on, only NHL teams could win the Stanley Cup.

D  Some people called it iced golf first

E  The goal is good, and the Wild win the game.

F  This game of “Hurley on Ice” began sometime before 1850 at King’s College in Windsor, Nova Scotia, just outside of Halifax.

Question No. /

It’s the third period with only twenty seconds left on the clock. The center for the Wild passes the puck to the right wing. The wing moves the puck down the ice. He hits the puck towards the net. Three, two, one, buzz! He scores right at the buzzer! . Sticks are waving in the air, players are hugging each other, and fans are pounding the glass. What a game!

Hockey is an exciting sport. It is a fast paced game of strategy, speed, and strength. Hockey is believed to have evolved from the Irish field game called Hurley. Hurley is played year round in Ireland with a stick (known as a “hurley”) and a small leather ball. Hurley was also played in the open fields of Nova Scotia back in the 1800’s. Winters were difficult for Hurley enthusiasts. It proved to be a difficult game to play in the snow, so it was moved onto the ice. .

At some point in the 1800’s, the game became known as Hockey. Some attribute the name change to a Royal Canadian Rifles officer stationed in Nova Scotia named “Hockey” who had his men play the game for years. . James Creighton, an engineer who learned how to play the game of hockey while living in Nova Scotia, is credited for bringing the game to a new level. He taught his friends at McGill University in Montreal how to play the game. In the mid 1870’s he organized the first hockey game that was played inside a rink. He established a set of rules for the game known as the “Halifax Rules.” One of the new rules was nine players per team.

Hockey spread throughout Canada and gained popularity in the U.S. as well. In the late 1880’s the first organized hockey league started in Kingston, Ontario with four teams. In 1892 Lord Stanley, Earl of Preston and Governor General of Canada, decided to donate a trophy cup that could be won by amateur hockey teams in Canada. In 1926 the National Hockey League (NHL), which is today comprised of thirty teams from the United States and Canada, gained control of the cup. . It has become the most coveted prize in the NHL.

Hockey has grown and changed in the last one hundred years. The first goals were two stones, each
frozen into one end of the ice. The equipment has evolved from a ball and straight stick to a puck and a long handled curved stick. Hockey helmets were not worn much until the 1970’s. They were mandated by the NHL for the 1979-80 season and beyond. There were up to thirty players on the ice for the first hockey games. . Even though various aspects of the game and its elements have changed over the years, the enthusiasm for the sport and the passion for those who play it remain strong.


the action or the sound of something hitting a surface very hard many times

pounding of

-the pounding of the waves on the rocks below



the physical power and energy that makes someone strong OPP weakness

have/find the strength to do something

-She didn’t even have the strength to stand up.

-I’m trying to build up my strength


someone who is very interested in a particular activity or subject

baseball/outdoors/sailing etc enthusiast

-a keep-fit enthusiast

enthusiast for

-an enthusiast for the latest management thinking



to show that something is true by providing facts, information etc → proof

-You’re wrong, and I can prove it.

prove (that)

-Tests have proved that the system works


to believe or say that a situation or event is caused by something

-The fall in the number of deaths from heart disease is generally attributed to improvements in diet.


already in use or existing for a long period of time

-Competition from established businesses can be formidable.

-well-established teaching methods

-By 1969 the civil rights movement was already an established fact



if something spreads or is spread, it becomes larger or moves so that it affects more people or a larger area

spread through

-Fire quickly spread through the building


to obtain or achieve something you want or need

gain control/power

-Radical left-wing parties gained control of local authorities.

-After gaining independence in 1957, it was renamed ‘Ghana’


to consist of particular parts, groups etc

-The house comprises two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room.

be comprised of somebody/something

-The committee is comprised of well-known mountaineers


to have a very strong desire to have something that someone else has

-The Michelin Awards are coveted by restaurants all over the world


if a government or official has a mandate to make important decisions, they have the authority to make the decisions because they have been elected by the people to do so

mandate to do something

-The President was elected with a clear mandate to tackle violent crime


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گرامر صفر تا صد زبان انگلیسی

لسنینگ از مبتدی تا پیشرفته

لغات زبان انگلیسی به تفکیک موضوع

درک مطلب از سطح مبتدی تا پیشرفته

تمامی موضوعات آیلتس اسپیکینگ پارت یک، دو و سه همراه با جواب


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ماژیک فسفری

با استفاده از ماژیک فسفری می توانید کلمات و بخش های مهم را برای خود علامت گذاری نمایید و هنگام پاسخ به آزمون از آنها استفاده کنید. برای از بین بردن بخش های رنگی دوباره روی آن کلیک نمایید.

دفترچه یادداشت

هر تعدادی که دوست دارید دفترچه یادداشت ایجاد کنید و نکات مهم را در آن بنویسید.
برای استفاده از دفترچه یادداشت بر روی قسمتی از درس یا آزمون که می خواهید در آنجا نکته ی مهمی را قرار دهید کلیک نمایید.سپس در آن قسمت یک دفترچه یادداشت جدید ایجاد میشود و با کلیک بر روی آن می توانید بازش کنید و نکته های مهم را بنویسید.