As sports and exercise play a significant role in the lives of millions worldwide, mastering this vocabulary will not only enable students of the English language to engage in meaningful conversations, but it will also open doors to a myriad of social and professional opportunities. From breaking the ice with strangers to discussing fitness goals with friends, or even exploring job opportunities in sports-related industries, the language of sports and exercise is an indispensable tool for ESL learners. So, let’s dive in and explore the exciting world of sports and exercise vocabulary together, and unlock the power of language for a healthier, more connected future!
A vocabulary and discussion activity about playing and watching sports. This is a listening/speaking exercise for English as a second language students to practice expressing opinions about sport.
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A pre-intermediate exercise for introducing vocabulary useful for talking about sports and exercise.
Not all students love sport, but for those that do, this is a great exercise. They can watch/listen to the model role play(which can also be used as a listening exercise) and then create a role pay about their sports hero.
A great way to start a class talking about exercise, sport and health benefits.
This is a discussion and vocabulary exercise to help students learn or review common sporting vocabulary and discuss sport, exercise and health.
This is an exercise students to help learn common sporting phrases. Students match the phrases to the pictures and write short sentences.
This is an exercise students learn or review common sporting vocabulary. Students sort the words into the appropriate columns.
Sport vocabulary sorting (PDF)
This is another exercise students to help learn common sporting vocabulary. Students match the words to the pictures and write short sentences.
This is a pair work speaking exercise for students to give their opinions about sport. Students fill in the left hand columns with topics of their own choosing. Then they write their own ideas in the middle column. Finally, they interview their partners and fill in the third column.
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