Sports Flashcards Set 1: play ~

vocabulary: soccer/football, baseball, American football, golf, basketball, ice hockey, rugby, field hockey, volleyball, badminton, table tennis/ ping pong, tennis

For ready-to-print worksheets and a printable game to match these cards, see the sports worksheet in the flashcard worsheets section of the site


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Print old MES files: here are the old (2006~2014) sports files

Sports 1 (with play) Sports 1 Get 'em Cards

Sports 1 PowerPoint flashcards

Sports 2 (with go) Sports 2 Get 'em Cards

Sports 2 PowerPoint flashcards

Sports 3 (with do) Sports 3 Get 'em Cards

Sports 3 PowerPoint flashcards

Sports and Leisure Flashcards: go ~ing

vocabulary: bowling, jogging, walking, swimming, ice skating, skiing, surfing, skateboarding, fishing, shopping, hiking, dancing, horseback riding, sledding, cycling/bike riding, golfing, snowboarding, hunting

Mark's note: I use sports both 'play' and 'go' to introduce 'Have you ever played/gone ~?' I ask the question over and over for about a year before I ask them to produce the language. It's a very natural question for young children and you shouldn't need to explain. 'Do you play tennis?' is a very abstract question for them (generalization.)

Sports Flashcards Set 3: do ~

vocabulary: do gymnastics, do cheerleading, do aerobics, do track and field, do karate/martial arts, do archery, do yoga/tai chi, do stretches, run the 100m dash, dive, race cars, box, lift weights, wrestle, fence

Mark's note: I use these 3 sets to practice 3rd person singular, the future tense "be going to," and relative clauses. They are also good for practicing "I like to ~." or "I want to ~."

I don't recommend these for students under the age of 10. They probably won't know the majority of these activities or be able to differentiate them at younger ages.

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