Explaining Sports- Game & Speaking

Level: Intermediate

Topic: Sport

Grammar Topic: Vocabulary

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Explaining Sports- Game and Speaking
Choose one of the sports below and explain which one you are thinking of without saying 
any part of its name
 until your partner guesses what you are talking about. 

Things you could talk about:
“Play”, “go” or “do” this sport?

Actions

Adjectives to describe watching and doing it

Age ranges

Championships
Equipment (including sizes, materials, etc)
Financial details (professional and/ or amateur, free or paid TV, ticket prices, pay, etc)
Gender

History

In Olympics or not
Locations (court/ pitch/ track, played in schools or not, etc)
Origin of name/ Meaning of name
Players (number, positions, famous ones, etc)
Popularity (past, present and future)

Rules

Skills needed

Timings

Your own experience and opinions

Dangers/ Possible injuries

Sports
Abseiling

Angling (= fishing)

Arm wrestling

Australian Rules football Ballroom dancing

Basketball

Billiards

Bouldering

Boules/ Petanque

Bowling (= ten pin bowling)/ Skittles

Bullfighting

Bungee jumping

Camel racing

Cockfighting

Competitive eating

Crazy golf

Cricket

Croquet

Discus

Diving

Dodgeball

Dressage

Fencing

Football (= Association football = Soccer = Footie)

Fox hunting

Futsal/ Five-a-side football

Graeco-Roman wrestling

Greyhound racing

Gymnastics

Hammer throwing

High jump

Hurdles

Javelin

Kite fighting

Laser quest

Lawn bowling/ Bowls

MMA (= mixed martial arts)

Mountaineering

Open water swimming

Paintball

Pigeon racing

Pitch and putt

Pole vault

Polo

Pool

Race walking

Relay

Rodeo

Rounders

Sheepdog trials

Shot put

Show jumping

Sled dog racing

Snooker

Squash

Synchronised swimming

T’ai Chi

Taekwondo

Thai boxing/ Muai Thai

Three-legged race

Tug of war

Unicycling

Do the same with sports not on the list above. 

Work together to explain some traditional or popular sports and games in your country

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012