ESL/ENGLISH VOCABULARY PRACTICE


Topic: The Olympics/The Olympic Games 6

Choose the word which best matches the definition:


1. A long stick that one throws as far as possible.
  javelin
  board
  track

2. An event when an athlete throws a heavy little metal ball as far as possible.
  javelin
  shot put
  pole vault

3. A boxer has to wear these during a boxing match.
  gloves
  mittens
  elbow-pads

4. A tennis player can't play without one of these.
  racket
  racquet
  cricket

5. What does a basketball player do to score points?
  He throws the ball
  He launches the ball
  He shoots the ball

6. What do fencers use?
  sticks
  javelins
  swords

7. The Romanian gymnast performed a very ________________( = hard) routine.
  difficult
  different
  diverse

8. A baseball player uses this to swing at a ball.
  a helmet
  a bat
  a base

9. The biathlon ________________ three different sports - swimming, biking, and running.
  consists of
  combines
  A or B

10. Without this, you can't make a canoe go faster.
  paddle
  board
  stick


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