Topic: SPORTS: General sports terms/ the language of sports 2

These exercises will help you learn all kinds of sports and fitness vocabulary, from working out at the gym, to talking about your favorite team, to cheering for your national team during the Olympics :)


1. I'm a little upset because my team ________ last night.
  lost
  failed

2. If you don't want to shoot the ball, ________ it.
  pace
  pass

3. Going to the gym will help you get in ________.
  shape
  sharp

4. The Canadian hockey team ________ six goals against Switzerland.
  marked
  scored

5. Dwayne Wade was trying to score, but he was ________ by another player.
  fouled
  failed

6. The person who makes sure that a game is played according to the rules is called a ________.
  rep/representative
  ref/referee

7. Nancy is a huge ________ of the San Antonio Spurs. They're her favorite team.
  fanatic
  fan

8. The Olympics are ________ every four years.
  happen
  held

9. Athletes have to ________ long and hard to achieve success.
  train
  trail

10. What is the half-way point of a game called?
  half-game
  halftime

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