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Vocabulary Lessons



Playing sports is not just for the Olympic games or professional athletes. Everyone can enjoy the benefit of relaxing, burning off stress, and getting good exercise. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context, as seen in the example. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  1. badminton
  2. baseball
  3. basketball
  4. boxing
  5. cycling
  6. fencing
  7. jogging
  8. rugby
  9. skateboarding
  10. skiing
  11. snowboarding
  12. soccer
  13. softball
  14. surfing
  15. swimming
  16. table tennis
  17. tennis
  18. volleyball
  19. weight lifting
  20. wrestling


Follow-Up Activity

Name one sport you enjoying doing or watching and then discuss a sport you would like to try in the future. Explain your reasons why the sport interests you and what special equipment or training is needed to perform the sport.

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