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Vocabulary Quiz
mostly • each other • bounced
 passes • lob
  1. This player almost never the ball.
  2. Don't throw the ball hard.  You have to kind of it.
  3. She eats vegetables.
  4. We looked at from across the room.
  5. The ball twice and then went out the window.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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927 Net Ball
Naomi talks about one of her favorite sports.

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mostly

Mostly girls play net ball.

The word 'mostly' is similar in meaning to 'almost all'.  Notice the following:

  1. Football is mostly a man's sport.
  2. That restaurant serves mostly chicken.

each other

You try and get the ball in each other's nets.

Here, we use the phrase 'each other' to talk about two teams. Notice the following:

  1. The two teams do not like each other.
  2. We gave each other present for the holidays.

bounce

You bounce the ball around.

When we drop a ball it bounces back up.  Notice the following:

  1. You must bounce the ball in basketball.
  2. The ball took a big bounce after I dropped it.

pass

There's three different passes you can do in net ball.

To pass means to quickly give something to someone.  In sports we pass to our teammates.  Notice the following:

  1. She passed the ball to her teammate.
  2. The most difficult pass in netball is the shoulder pass.

lob

The shoulder pass is sort of a lob.

The word 'lob' means to slowly throw something, usually a ball.  Notice the following:

  1. We lobbed the ball to the baby.
  2. When I get home I always lob my keys onto the table.