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Types of sport

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Team sports


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American football ‘How many players are there in an American football team?’

American English =‘football’

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baseball ‘I played baseball on holiday.’

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basketball ‘I used to enjoy playing basketball but now I prefer playing hockey.’

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cricket ‘I enjoy playing cricket.’

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football ‘I used to play football before I injured my knee.’

American English = ‘soccer’ (and different from ‘American football’)

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hockey ‘I was captain of the university hockey team.’

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netball ‘I’ve started playing netball for a local team.’

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rugby ‘I used to play rugby but prefer football now.’

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American football
‘How many players are there in an American football team?’

American English =‘football’

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baseball
‘I played baseball on holiday.’

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basketball
‘I used to enjoy playing basketball but now I prefer playing hockey.’

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cricket
‘I enjoy playing cricket.’

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football
‘I used to play football before I injured my knee.’

American English = ‘soccer’ (and different from ‘American football’)

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hockey
‘I was captain of the university hockey team.’

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netball
‘I’ve started playing netball for a local team.’

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rugby
‘I used to play rugby but prefer football now.’

Racquet sports


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badminton ‘I play badminton on Thursday evenings at the local sports centre.’

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squash ‘I play squash every Saturday morning.’

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table tennis ‘I don’t understand the rules of table tennis. I prefer squash instead.’

Also known as ‘ping pong’

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tennis ‘My favourite sport is tennis.’

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badminton
‘I play badminton on Thursday evenings at the local sports centre.’

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squash
‘I play squash every Saturday morning.’

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table tennis
‘I don’t understand the rules of table tennis. I prefer squash instead.’

Also known as ‘ping pong’

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tennis
‘My favourite sport is tennis.’

Winter sports


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biathlon ‘The biathlon competition will be taking place soon.’

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bobsleigh ‘Did you see the bobsleigh competition on television yesterday?’

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cross-country skiing ‘I went cross-country skiing at New Year.’

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downhill skiing ‘I prefer cross-country skiing to downhill skiing.’

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ice hockey ‘We’re going to watch the ice hockey game on Saturday.’

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ice skating ‘What time is the ice skating competition on television?’

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snowboarding ‘I prefer snowboarding to skiing.’

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biathlon
‘The biathlon competition will be taking place soon.’

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bobsleigh
‘Did you see the bobsleigh competition on television yesterday?’

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cross-country skiing
‘I went cross-country skiing at New Year.’

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downhill skiing
‘I prefer cross-country skiing to downhill skiing.’

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ice hockey
‘We’re going to watch the ice hockey game on Saturday.’

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ice skating
‘What time is the ice skating competition on television?’

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snowboarding
‘I prefer snowboarding to skiing.’

Water sports


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canoeing ‘We went canoeing on the river.’

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to row ‘I’m planning to row the length of the Forth.’

Note the pronunciation of ‘to row’ (a water sport) vs. ‘to row’ (to have an argument)

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rowing ‘I enjoy rowing, especially when the sun is shining.’

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sailing ‘I’m going to spend next week sailing along the coast.’

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to scuba dive ‘Last summer I went scuba diving off the coast of Egypt.’

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surfing ‘I’ve taken up surfing as a hobby.’

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to swim ‘I swim most mornings.’

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swimming ‘I’m not a strong swimmer. I prefer running to swimming.’

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to windsurf ‘I want to learn to windsurf when I’m on holiday this summer.’

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windsurfing ‘I’d like to go windsurfing today, but the weather isn’t suitable.’

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yachting ‘I enjoy yachting, but it’s quite expensive.’

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canoeing
‘We went canoeing on the river.’

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to row
‘I’m planning to row the length of the Forth.’

Note the pronunciation of ‘to row’ (a water sport) vs. ‘to row’ (to have an argument)

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rowing
‘I enjoy rowing, especially when the sun is shining.’

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sailing
‘I’m going to spend next week sailing along the coast.’

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to scuba dive
‘Last summer I went scuba diving off the coast of Egypt.’

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surfing
‘I’ve taken up surfing as a hobby.’

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to swim
‘I swim most mornings.’

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swimming
‘I’m not a strong swimmer. I prefer running to swimming.’

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to windsurf
‘I want to learn to windsurf when I’m on holiday this summer.’

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windsurfing
‘I’d like to go windsurfing today, but the weather isn’t suitable.’

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yachting
‘I enjoy yachting, but it’s quite expensive.’


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