Basic English Quiz

"Sports and Recreation"

Pre-Listening Exercise

As a basic rule, people PLAY activities that use a ball (chess is special), people use GO with activities that end in -ing, and people DO activities such as martial arts and other exercise.

Play Go Do
baseball
basketball
volleyball
soccer
pool / billiards
tennis
golf
swimming
skiing
bowling
jogging
hiking
fishing
dancing
running
karate
yoga
judo
taekwondo
puzzles
aerobics
ballet
exercises

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and choose the best response to each question or statement. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

1. (You hear) ___________.

What do you do in your free time?

2. (You hear) ____________.

I really enjoyed the soccer game yesterday.

3. (You hear) ___________.

How often do you exercise before school?

4. (You hear) __________.

What is your favorite sport?

5. (You hear) ___________.

Hiking is a fun activity.

Post-Listening Exercise

Talk about your favorite recreational activity and answer these questions:

  1. What is your favorite activity or sport?
  2. How many times a week do you do this activity?
  3. Where do you do this activity?
  4. Do you do this alone or with someone else?
  5. What do you like most about this activity?

Listening Script

(Correct choice in underlined.)

  1. What do you do in your free time? >>> AI like to read and watch movies. OR B. I sometimes have free time.
  2. I really enjoyed the soccer game yesterday. >>> AYeah. It was fun. OR B. I like soccer, too.
  3. How often do you exercise before school? >>>> AFor about two hours. OR B. I run at the school.
  4. What is your favorite sport? >>>> A. I like sports. OR BI really like basketball.
  5. Hiking is a fun activity. >>>> AI think so, too. OR B. I do, too.