Useful Sports Vocabulary in English

In English speaking countries, sports are a well loved pass time and when speaking with English speakers, it is likely that the subject will come up frequently. In this case, it is important for you to be able to recognise and discuss the various types of sports.

Knowing this sports vocabulary will also benefit you in the workplace, especially if you work in an industry where sports are a focus as well as being useful at school when taking part in physical education.

Sports Vocabulary

Sports are usually governed by a set of rules or customs, which serve to ensure fair competition, and allow consistent adjudication of the winner.

Games and Sports Vocabulary

List of sports and games in English.

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Curling
  • Tennis
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Hockey
  • Figure skating
  • Yoga
  • Fencing
  • Fitness
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Rugby
  • Wrestling
  • High jumping
  • Hang gliding
  • Car racing
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Judo
  • Climbing
  • Billiards/ Pool (U.S.)
  • Shooting
  • Horse racing
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Football (U.K)/ Soccer (U.S., Australia)

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Extreme Sports Vocabulary

Here is list of extreme sports that we should know.

Extreme Sports Vocabulary

  • Aggressive inline skating
  • Base jumping
  • Bungee jumping
  • Free climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Sandboarding
  • Motocross
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Hang gliding
  • Skydiving
  • Paragliding
  • Sand kiting
  • Skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Water skiing
  • Skateboarding

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Action Words for Different Types of Sports

Learn common sport and exercise actions vocabulary words used in sports.

Sports Verbs Vocabulary

  • Walk
  • Run
  • Stretch
  • Jump
  • Bounce
  • Serve
  • Lie down
  • Sit
  • Bend
  • Kneel
  • Ride
  • Kick
  • Hop
  • Skip
  • Pass
  • Dribble
  • Shoot
  • Catch
  • Hit
  • Throw

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