Chapter 17 Popular University Hobbies
David：I’d like to ask what your friends have as hobbies.
You：Some of my friends like to get physical, so they play volleyball. I have other friends who enjoy traveling. Some of them really get around.
David：Is playing volleyball a very popular hobby?
You：Yeah, volleyball is popular with my friends, but they don’t live in the same city as me.
David：When I visit the students in universities, I find many students like to play basketball. Maybe more boys like to play basketball and more girls like to play volleyball.
You：Maybe girlls do like play volleyball. Basketball is faster than volleyball. So, that’s could be the reason.
David：Basketball is much rougher than volleyball. Just look at how rough the NBA is.
You：Yeah, the NBA is intense. Michael Jordan is my favourite player. I like to watch him play on TV.
David：I also find many students like to play badminton. Is badminton also very popular? From what you say, I find volleyball, basketball and badminton are all very popular.
You：They say volleyball is not as popular as basketball.
David：Maybe it is more popular for girls?
You：I think you are right. Do you like playing basketball?
David：No, I like to play soccer. Some people get confused with the name of this sport in English. In th US, “ ganlanqiu” is called football and “zuqiu” is called soccer. But in England, “zuqiu” is called football and “ganlanqiu” is known as “American football”.