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Sport vocabulary exercises using the Oxford 3000

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.

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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