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For questions 1-8, read the text and choose the correct answer for each gap. Click on a gap and a choice of words will appear. Then choose the correct answer.
- Go Go Go
Go is probably the oldest board game in existence. Invented in China 2,500 years ago, it is still played by 40 million people around the world. The of these live in China, Japan and South Korea, but 75 countries are now members of the International Go Federation.
The rules of Go are simple, but the game is . At first it looks similar to chess. The pieces, called stones, are black and white, and the board has squares on it. It’s also a game, with the object of surrounding more squares than your opponent. But in Go the games to be longer, and with each move there are more options to consider.
The game is taken so seriously in East Asia that a ranking system is used, not those used for martial arts. For example, someone who is highly at karate would be a ‘black belt’; in Go, a player would be ‘first dan’. When someone of high rank plays an average player, some of their stones are taken to make the game fair.