English Vocabulary for Sport

Learn Sports Activities in English

This is a lesson to help you learn the English words for different types of sports. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

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Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "sport" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!

"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "sport" category:
  • tennis, volleyball, yoga, archery, baseball, basketball, cricket, cycling, football, golf, handball, hiking, karate, power walking, rugby, running, skateboarding
tennis

tennis

  • Tennis is a racquet sport played on a rectangular court divided by a net.
  • Players use a racquet to hit a ball over the net, aiming to score points by making it land in the opponent's court.
  • Tennis can be played as singles (one player per side) or doubles (two players per side).
volleyball

volleyball

  • Volleyball is a team sport played on a rectangular court divided by a net.
  • Teams of six players on each side try to score points by sending the ball over the net and into the opponent's court.
  • Players use their hands to volley the ball, trying to set up successful attacks and defenses.
yoga

yoga

  • Yoga is a physical and mental practice that involves various postures, breathing exercises, and meditation.
  • Practicing yoga can help improve flexibility, balance, and relaxation.
  • People of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy the benefits of yoga for physical and mental well-being.
archery

archery

  • Archery is a sport in which participants use a bow to shoot arrows at a target.
  • Archers aim for accuracy and precision, trying to hit the center of the target for the highest score.
  • Competitive archery is part of the Olympic Games and other international sports events.
baseball

baseball

  • Baseball is a team sport played with a bat and ball on a diamond-shaped field.
  • Teams take turns batting and fielding, with the goal of scoring runs by hitting the ball and running around bases.
  • Baseball is often referred to as America's pastime and has a rich history in the United States.
basketball

basketball

  • Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court with a hoop at each end.
  • Teams of five players each try to score points by shooting a ball through the opponent's hoop.
  • Basketball is known for its fast pace and high-scoring games.
cricket

cricket

  • Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams on an oval or rectangular field.
  • Teams take turns batting and bowling, with the objective of scoring runs and getting the opponent's players out.
  • Cricket is particularly popular in countries like England, India, and Australia.
cycling

cycling

  • Cycling is an outdoor activity or sport that involves riding a bicycle.
  • People enjoy cycling for exercise, transportation, and recreation.
  • There are various types of cycling, including road cycling, mountain biking, and leisurely rides in parks.
football

football

  • Football, known as soccer in some countries, is a team sport played with a round ball on a rectangular field.
  • Teams aim to score goals by getting the ball into the opponent's net, using their feet or heads.
  • Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide, with millions of fans and players.
golf

golf

  • Golf is a sport in which players use clubs to hit a ball into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
  • It is a precision sport that requires skill and strategy, often played in beautiful outdoor settings.
  • Many golfers enjoy the challenge of improving their scores and mastering different clubs.
handball

handball

  • Handball is a team sport played with a small ball that players throw into the opponent's goal to score points.
  • Teams of seven players each try to outscore their opponents by passing, dribbling, and shooting the ball.
  • Handball is known for its fast pace and high-scoring matches.
hiking

hiking

  • Hiking is an outdoor activity that involves walking in natural environments like forests, mountains, and trails.
  • People go hiking to enjoy nature, exercise, and explore scenic landscapes.
  • It's important for hikers to be prepared with proper footwear and supplies for a safe and enjoyable experience.
karate

karate

  • Karate is a martial art that originated in Japan and focuses on striking techniques, self-defense, and discipline.
  • Practitioners of karate learn forms or katas to improve their technique and mastery of the art.
  • Karate is not only a sport but also a way of life that promotes physical and mental well-being.
power walking

power walking

  • Power walking is a form of exercise in which individuals walk at a brisk pace to increase their cardiovascular fitness.
  • It is a low-impact activity that can be enjoyed by people of various fitness levels.
  • Some people incorporate power walking into their daily routines to stay active and healthy.
rugby

rugby

  • Rugby is a contact team sport played with an oval-shaped ball, primarily in countries like England, New Zealand, and Australia.
  • Teams of 15 players each aim to score points by carrying, passing, or kicking the ball across the opponent's try line.
  • Rugby is known for its physicality and unique style of play.
running

running

  • Running is a popular form of exercise and sport that involves moving rapidly on foot.
  • People participate in running for various reasons, including fitness, competition, and stress relief.
  • There are different types of running races, from sprints to marathons, catering to different skill levels.
skateboarding

skateboarding

  • Skateboarding is an action sport that involves riding and performing tricks on a skateboard.
  • Skateboarders use their boards to navigate skate parks, streets, and ramps while executing flips, grinds, and jumps.
  • Skateboarding has a vibrant subculture and is enjoyed by people of all ages.

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