86 Favorite Sport


Various people share sports they like to play or watch.

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Aki / Japan
speakerI like rugby. I like watching rugby. There's a lot of actions. There are a lot of nice looking guys, you know, nice movements, also the pace of the games goes fast, so a lot of scoring, and I enjoy it.

Matthew / England
speakerWell, I was born and raised in England so I enjoy English sports. Cricket and soccer. I played rugby when I was young, but I also like things like snooker as well if I'm going to play any sport at all, it's probably going to be something like snooker.

Chris / England
speakerI love playing rugby. I can't do it very often and usually when I do it I end up hurt for a week but it's a good kind of pain, and I like team games very much, so rugby is a good game to play for that.

Lindsay / United States
speakerI love to play tennis. I think it's a really fun sport but I actually don't like to watch it. I think it's pretty boring to watch and I love to watch basketball. I think it's so cool to watch the ball go back and forth. It's very fast paced, and I love watching the players dunk, but I hate to play basketball cause I have really bad motor-reflexes and I can't dunk.

Lori / Canada
speakerI'm not a big sports fan. I have to say I don't really enjoy team sports or organized sports, but for myself I enjoy swimming, especially in the ocean and something I can do by myself, like yoga.

Eoin / England
speakerWhat sports do I like to play? Well, in terms of exercising, I like to cycle. I'm not so keen on competitive sports anymore though I used to play soccer - football - quite a lot. In terms of watching sports, I really like watching football - soccer.

 

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pace

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The pace of the game goes fast.

'Pace' is simply how fast something is being done. See additional examples below:

  1. Her pace wasn’t as fast as last week, so her time in the running event was much slower.
  2. Pick up the pace! We’re almost out of time.

end up

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When I play rugby, I end up hurt for a week but it's a good kind of pain.

'End up' refers to the results or the consequences of doing something. Here are two more examples:

  1. He drives like a maniac. He is going to end up in the hospital.
  2. We ended up leaving the party early because we were so tired.

back and forth

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I think it's so cool to watch the ball go back and forth.

'Back and forth' is the same as backward and forward and it also implies that it is happening repeatedly, going one direction and then the other. See the examples below:

  1. My girlfriend lives in a different city so I’m always driving back and forth between her city and mine.
  2. We have been sending e-mails back and forth to each other for about a year now.

organized sports

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I have to say I don't really enjoy team sports or organized sports.

'Organized sports' area physical activities that have recognized rules and a winner can be decided based on these rules. Here are two more examples:

  1. I was very active when I was young, but I never played organized sports.
  2. I’m not sure why organized sports get so much attention. I’d rather see really talented artists playing music.

not keen on

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I'm not so keen on competitive sports anymore though I used to play soccer quite a lot.

'Not so keen on' something means that you don’t really like it. See the following examples:

  1. I’ve never been so keen on chocolate.
  2. After about 3rd or 4th grade, most kids aren’t so keen on school.
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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
pace • ended up • back and forth
organized • not keen on
  1. I am card games.
  2. We played really poorly at the beginning of the game, but we winning.
  3. She is always involved in some kind of sport.
  4. The ball goes across the court a lot in tennis.
  5. He must be tired. His is a lot slower than yesterday.