Sports & Olympics- Twenty Questions

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Intermediate
Topic: Sport
Grammar Topic: Questions
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 28th May 2012

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Olympics & Sports 20 Questions Guessing Game
Choose one of the sports below and answer your partner’s Yes/ No questions until they 
guess which sport you are thinking of. Don’t answer Wh questions. 

Useful language
Do you play it indoors/ outdoors?
Do you play in/on a court/ field/ pitch/ pool/ rink/ ring/ table/ stadium/…?
Do you wear a helmet/ goggles/ a hat/ padding/ shoulder pads/ shin pads/ knee pads/ a 
face guard/ a tooth guard/ gloves/ a box/ studs/ special shoes…?
Do you use a cue/ bat/ ball/ shuttlecock/…?
Is the ball big/ hard/ made of…?
Can you use your head/ foot/ hand/…?
Can you throw/ catch/ tackle/ walk with the ball/ sit down…?
Is there a goal/ hole/ net/ sin bin/ referee…?
Do you have to be fit/ young/ strong/ male/ skilful/ tall/ intelligent/ fast/ …?
Does this sport come from Asia/ the UK/ the US/…?
Is this sport popular with boys/ girls/ old people/…?
Is this sport played in the Olympics/ this country/ schools…?
Is this sport fast/ violent/ professional/ well known/ expensive/ tiring/ competitive/ 
dangerous/…?
Is it a martial art/ a contact sport/ a winter sport/ a team sport…?
Have you ever played this sport?
Do you play/ like/ watch this sport?
Is it often/ sometimes on (terrestrial) TV?
Is there somewhere to play this near here/ in this city/ in this country?
Can you practice in your house/ in a park?

Baseball

Horse racing 

Squash

Table tennis (= ping pong)

Boxing

Rugby

Australian rules football

Angling

Rowing

Athletics

Marathon

Canoeing

Kayaking

Sailing

Curling

Lacrosse

Polo

Volleyball

Weightlifting

Softball

Rounders

Cricket

Pool

Snooker

Billiards

Darts

Ultimate Frisbee

Pitch and putt

Sumo wrestling 

Croquet

Greco-Roman wrestling

Karate

Kung fu

Taekwondo

(Field) hockey

Ice hockey

Football (= soccer)

Speed skating

Windsurfing

Nordic / cross country skiing

Mountaineering

Hiking

Rock climbing

Free climbing

Scuba diving

Archery

Fencing

Kendo

Skiing

Snowboarding

Surfing

Mountain biking

Golf

Crazy golf

Polo

Water polo

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012

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