Unit 5


Sports and verbs



adverbes of manner and degree


indoor  and outdoor sports

a runner

a mountaineer

a sprinter

syncronised swimmer

You play football at a football pich, football ground, football field

a court you play tennis, handball, etc

ice ring


bowling alley

you play in a team or alone.

How to use play, do and go.

We use the verbs playdo and go with sports and activities. Here is the information you need to know to use them correctly:


Play is used with ball sports or competitive games where we play against another person:

‘How often do you play tennis?’ – tennis is a ball sport.
‘I play poker with my friends on Friday night.’ – poker is a competitive game. We play to win.
‘I don’t like playing computer games.’ – again, computer games are competitive so we use play.


Do is used for a recreational activity or a non-team sport that does not use a ball:

‘I heard that you do karate.’ – karate is a non-team activity.
‘I do crossword puzzles in my free time.’ – crossword puzzles are not competitive.


Go is used with activities that end -ing. We go somewhere to do something:

‘I’m going fishing on Sunday.’
‘Are you going skiing this winter?’
‘She said she was going swimming.’

exercises  one do play or go

exercise two vocabulary of sport




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