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    #1

    Do you take part in sports life of the university?

    Please help me make this sentence sound more natural:
    Do you participate
    in sports life of the university?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Do you take part in sports life of the university?

    'Do you participate in the sports life of the university?' (Both 'the's are necessary.)

    'Do you participate in sport at (the) university?' (The inclusion of 'the' in this sentence is preferred by AE speakers. BE speakers usually omit it.)

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    #3

    Re: Do you take part in sports life of the university?

    AmE speakers would also use "sports".

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    #4

    Re: Do you take part in sports life of the university?

    How about:

    Do you do sports at university?

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    #5

    Re: Do you take part in sports life of the university?

    Or "Do you do sports at a/the university"?

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