The Weekend - Bowling (C0305)

A:  Alright, so the first thing that you need to know about bowling is that you should never cross that line where the lane begins.
B:  Why not?
A:  Because they polish and oil it to make the ball slide down. If you step there you will slip and fall.
A:  OK, so I got my bowling shoes, my ball, our names on the scorecard, so now, how the heck do I play this?
A:  You throw the ball down the lane and try to knock down all the pins. If you do, that is called a strike. If you don’t knock them all down on the first try, then you get a chance to get the spare. After ten frames, we add up the points and see who has the most. Three hundred is a perfect score, but very hard to get.
B:  Got it! OK, I’m gonna give it a go. Oh no! My ball went in the gutter!
A:  I told you, its harder than you think. Now let a pro show you how it’s done.

Key Vocabulary

bowlinga game where you try to knock pins down with a bal
polishto make smooth and glossy, esp. by rubbing or friction
laneany narrow or well-defined passage, track, channel, or course
knockto strike in collision
guttera sunken channel on each side of the lane
proan expert player

Supplementary Vocabulary

splitseparate or apart
perfect gamea game in bowling of 12 consecutive strikes.
pina small, slender, often pointed piece of wood, metal
striketo hit, collide
gutter ballA ball that goes into the gutter

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