Sports Words, Sentences

  • Topic: Sports Words & Sentences
  • Vocabulary:  running, volleyball, soccer, long jump, table tennis, badminton, baseball,
  • Grammar:  This lesson focuses on three grammar areas - compound words, using 'like' in the present simple and adjectives followed by prepositions.


1- Compound Words

( These are words formed by combining two words. Many names of  sports are formed this way)

  • basket + ball = basketball
  • volley + ball = volleyball
  • table + tennis = table tennis

2- Verb 'to like'  -  present simple 

(The verb 'to like' is a stative verb which describes a state, situation or condition. The focus will be on how the verb only changes in the 3rd person singular. )

  • I like volleyball. (1st person singular)
  • You like volleyball. (2nd  person singular)
  • She likes volleyball. (3rd person singular)
  • Sally likes volleyball. (3rd  person singular)
  • We like volleyball. (1st  person plural)
  • You(many) like volleyball. (2nd  person plural)
  • They like volleyball. (3rd person plural)

3- Adjectives followed by prepositions

 (Some adjectives are often followed by a preposition in certain circumstances. When talking about things we can do very well or very badly, we often use the adjective 'good' or 'bad'  followed by the preposition 'at'. )

  • I am good at  volleyball.
  • I am good at math.
  • He is good at playing basketball.
  • I'm bad at playing soccer.
  • Are you good at playing soccer?
  • What sports are you good at?

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