Sports and hobbies

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Talking about sports and hobbies, verbs play, go and do

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  • 1. Sports and hobbiesWe all enjoy doing different sports and hobbies. They are very good topics of conversation. We often ask questions like:What sports do you do?Do you have any hobbies?How long have you been painting for?When did you start playing badminton?What do you enjoy about diving?

2. PLAY, GO or DO SPORTSThere are 3 verbs used to talk about sports.PLAY = football, tennis, hockey, basketball (basically any sports PLAYED with a ball)GO = swimming, hiking, skiing, sailing (movement)DO = yoga, pilates, karate, Tai-chi.The verb practise in English is used to talk about technique when doing a sport NOT FOR SPORT IN GENERALe.g. I need to practise my starts in the 100m sprint.It is also used for music and languages 3. Where do you play/do/go ?There are different words for the places weuse for sport e.g.PITCH = Football, rugby, cricket, hockeyCOURT = Basketball, tennis, volleyballTRACK Athletics, cycling, horse racing, car racingCOURSE Golf, cross country runningGYM- Pilates, spinning, weight-lifting gymRING BoxingRINK- Ice skating, ice hockey 4. EquipmentHere are some words for sports equipmentNET, RACKETS, BALL, SHUTTTLECOCK - tennis, badminton, squashBOOTS, SHORTS, SHINPADS, STICKS football, rugby, hockeyCLUBS, TEE, BALLS, HOLES GolfBOARD, SAIL, KITE, PADDLES, LIFEJACKETS windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, canoeing 5. Hobbies and GamesPainting brushes, easelHiking boots, rucksackPhotography - cameraChess board and piecesScrabble board, tilesCards deck of cardsStamp/coin collecting 6. Hobbies and GamesPainting brushes, easelHiking boots, rucksackPhotography - cameraChess board and piecesScrabble board, tilesCards deck of cardsStamp/coin collecting