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Sport vocabulary exercises using the Oxford 3000

BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ELT

Do you know these words connected with sport? They are some of the most important words to learn in English, and were all added to the Oxford 3000 word list when it was relaunched this year.

Use the words to fill the gaps in these sentences. You may need to change the form of the word. (You will not need to use all the words. In question 5 you will need to use the same word twice). Use the picture clues to help you or look up the words in Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.


athlete / baseball/ basketball/ champion/ golf/ hockey/ instructor/ rugby/ skiing/ soccer/ stadium/ tennis/ trainer


The reigning ____________ will defend her title tonight.

Answer: champion


He’s one of the all-time great Olympic ___________.

Answer: athletes


Rory was wearing a new pair of __________.

Answer: trainers


_____________ is another name for football.

Answer: soccer


In America, ice _______________ is simply known as ___________.

Answer: Hockey


The game of ____________ was named after the school where it was first played.

Answer: Rugby


____________ is considered to be America’s national sport.

Answer: Basseball


____________ is the most popular indoor sport in the US.

Answer: Basketball


____________ was first developed in Scotland in the 15th

Answer: Golf


Thousands of football fans packed into the ____________ to watch the game.

Answer: Stadium


 

50 more words connected with sport that in the Oxford 3000*:

attack, ball, beat, catch, club, coach, compete, competition, competitive, course, court, defeat, defence, defend, exercise, football, game, goal, injure, injured, injury, kick, league, lose, manager, opponent, opposition, play, player, practice, practise, qualify, race, racing, result, round, rule, run, save, season, sport, swim, swimming, team, throw, train, training, victory, win, winner

*The Oxford 3000 is a list of the 3000 most important words to learn in English. The keywords of the Oxford 3000 have been carefully selected by a group of language experts and experienced teachers as the words which should receive priority in vocabulary study because of their importance and usefulness.

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