Teaching Ideas: Sports and Leisure Activities

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Sport and Leisure Activities

List of sports


  1. Athletics
  2. baseball
  3. basketball
  4. bowling
  5. car racing
  6. cycling
  7. football
  8. golf
  9. gymnastics
  10. handball
  11. hockey
  12. horse racing
  13. jogging


  1. motorcycle racing
  2. polo
  3. rugby
  4. scuba diving
  5. skiing
  6. skin diving
  7. snowboarding
  8. soccer
  9. softball
  10. swimming
  11. table tennis
  12. tennis
  13. volleyball


List of Leisure Activities


  1. Go to the movies
  2. Watch TV
  3. Watch movies
  4. Watch Soap Operas
  5. Spend time with family
  6. Play with your children
  7. Go out with your children
  8. Go dancing
  9. Have dinner at a restaurant
  10. Play a sport
  11. Go out for a coffee
  12. Hang out
  13. Watch Youtube videos
  14. Surf the web
  15. Watch music videos


  1. Check Facebook
  2. Blogging
  3. Check the news
  4. Play video games
  5. Play an instrument
  6. Listen to music
  7. Read
  8. Go to the park
  9. Go to concerts
  10. Go shopping
  11. Cook
  12. Study
  13. Exercise
  14. Work out
  15. Go to the gym


Structures to Talk about Sports and Leisure Activities

Positive Statements

  1. I like playing video games
  2. I like to play sports
  3. I love playing basketball
  4. I love to do exercises
  5. I enjoy reading books
  6. I prefer reading magazines

Negative Statements

  1. I dislike going to the gym
  2. I hate working out


Sports and Leisure Activities Lesson Plan


Get yourself a nice video about sports, a video like this, this good-quality video is quite interesting

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDi9uFcD7XI[/embedyt]


There are severla ways to introduce this topic

  1. You can create a wordle, one for leisure activities and one for sports. You can print both wordles and ask students if they have any questions about the vocabulary contained in them. If students have mobile phone, you can send both pictures to their mobile devices. Remember to check on pronunciation
  2. You can create a Flashcard Quizlet Set so they practice spelling and pronunciation. This can be easily implemented if students had mobile phones.
  3. To introduce the structures, make sure that you create some dialogues and ask students to highlight the key vocabulary and structures


You can download this worksheet and print some of these exercises for your students

You can also try any of these activities

  1. Outdoor Games and Activities  (Islcollective.com)
  2. Matching(Islcollective.com)
  3. Play,Go and Do(Islcollective.com)

These are some listening activities:

  1. Pelé (Dreamreader.net)
  2. Ancient Olympic Games(Dreamreader.net)
  3. Jackie Robinson (Dreamreader.net)
  4. Sports & Social Identity (Dreamreader.net)
  5. Rugby League(Dreamreader.net)
  6. What’s your favorite sport?(Share.america.gov)
  7. Going to a soccer game(Share.america.gov)
  8. Volleyball (Englishpost.org)
  9. Summer Sports(Englishpost.org)
  10. Marathon(Englishpost.org)


  1. You can ask students to create a collage of their favorite sports and holidays and then ask them to talk about them for a minute or two




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