Kris Kris

Copy of Vocabulary - Sports
Pre-Intermediate, A2 level


In this lesson, students learn about the sports and related items and verbs of those sports. The lesson starts with a discussion based on some sentences. This is followed by a matching activity where students match the sports with the items related to those sports. Then Ss do a puzzle where Ss learn the definitions of sports. Then Ss test their knowledge by completing a chart. They learn about the verbs which go with the sports. Finally. there is a free practice that Ss choose a sport, write some clues for it so that their partners can guess it.


Abc Free activity HO
Abc Completing chart HO
Abc Matching worksheet
Abc Discussion HO

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of the names of sports, related items and verbs in the context of health and fitness

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of sports


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The lesson starts with greeting students and grouping them. Students shake hands with everyone and when the teacher says 'Stop!', it means that they find their partners. The teacher delivers handouts for Ss to have a discussion. In pairs, they talk about the sentences on the HO. They compare their answers and give some extra information for the sentences.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Ss are given a worksheet. To test their prior knowledge about the sports, Ss work individually to match the items in the pictures with the related sports. This activity has been adapted because writing down the names of sports may challenge Ss a lot. For FB, students check their answers by working in pairs. Then the teacher gets the answers from the students, writes the problematic words on the board to study form and pronunciation.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

To clarify the names of sports, students do a puzzle which includes the definitions of the supports. As it is a challenging activity, Ss work in groups of 3 or 4. For feedback, the answer key is delivered.Then, for more clarification Ss are shown the pictures of sports The teacher asks CCQs by using the items in stage Test#1. The teacher checks if the Ss understand not only sports but also the things related with those sports. During this stage, they practise MFP.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

In this stage, the teacher checks the students' use of the target language. First, Ss fill in the blanks in language note they see on WB. It is about the rules of the verbs going with sports. Students work in pairs to discuss and find the correct verb for each blank. Then Ss complete a table with the names of sports, eg. play..? go..? do..? Some Ss complete the table on the WB for feedback.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss work in pairs. They choose a sport and write some clues for it. They are given a worksheet to use the words in the box to help them. Before they start, they are shown an example on the board, they guess which sport it is.

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