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Scrambled Sentences: Compare and Contrast Football and Basketball

Unscramble the sentences below  - put them in the right order.


  1. There are many different kinds.
  2. Some of them are very popular and most sports provide many benefits to anyone who plays them.
  3. Some of them are played individually, whereas others are played in teams against another team.
  4. I am going to write about the similarities and differences between two sports; basketball and football. 
  5. Sports have been played all over the world for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.


  1. It is usually a reddish-brown colour.
  2. A basketball team consists of five players, while a football team is made up of eleven players.
  3. It is usually black and white.
  4. Another similarity between them is that they both use a ball, although these are not exactly the same.
  5. In both of these sports, players can be replaced by substitutes when they are injured or tired.
  6. In contrast, a basketball is generally not as light and it is made of hard rubber.
  7. There are some important similarities between basketball and football.
  8. A football is round, light, quite hard, and made of either leather of synthetic material.
  9. Firstly, they are both team sports.



  1. That is probably the reason basketball and football are so popular all around the world.
  2. They can also learn self-discipline and teamwork at the same time.
  3. All in all, most sports, especially team sports like basketball and football, give players a chance to develop themselves physically.


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