Expand your sports vocabulary | ABA English

If you’re a sports fan, you most likely currently understand the names of the most typical sports. However, sports vocabulary is quite broad. Think about all the kinds of sports out there: group, specific, severe, marine, to name a few.

Do you imagine running the New York Marathon? What about going to support your preferred football group and staying up to date with the commentary? Or perhaps going to a video game at Wimbledon? No doubt that in those contexts, understanding the terminology is more than beneficial.

That’s why we’ve prepared this post about sports. Ready? Here we go!

Names of Sports

Like we stated in the past, you most likely currently understand the names of the most typical sports, nevertheless, it’s useful to acquaint yourself with sports that might be more popular in other locations. How much of these do you understand?

  • Acrobatics
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bodybuilding
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fencing
  • (American) Football
  • Football (United Kingdom) / Soccer (United States)
  • Handball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Mountaineering
  • Parachuting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skating
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing


Now that you’ve broadened your vocabulary typically, why don’t we do a deep dive on marine sports?


Aquatic Sports

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rowing
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Water Skiing

Did you understand that the very first indications of individuals swimming originated from Egypt in the Pre Hellenic Period? Swimming formed part of an appropriate public education.



Action Sports

Action sports, or severe sports, are sports that include a high level of danger. These sports include speed, height, a high level of physical effort, and frequently need specialised devices. Which severe sports do you understand?

  • Parachuting
  • Mountaineering
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Parkour
  • Abseiling
  • Surfing
  • Skateboarding
  • Rafting
  • Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing

Do you like severe sports? Would you like to attempt parachuting a minimum of as soon as in your life?


Places Where Sports Are Played

Every sport has a particular kind of location where it’s played. Next, we’ll reveal you the names of a few of the locations where the most widely known sports are played.

  • Tennis Court
  • Field
  • Pitch (UK; for rugby, soccer)
  • Basketball Court
  • Baseball Diamond
  • Golf Course
  • Stadium
  • Athletics Track
  • Pool
  • Ski Slope
  • Racecourse


Do you understand what the biggest racecourse on the planet is? The Meydan Racecourse is discovered in Dubai and is thought about the greatest on the planet. It has a capability of over 60,000 viewers and a location of 7.5 million square metres.


Sporting Equipment

The range of sporting devices is virtually unlimited. That’s why making a list of what you require to play sports is generally difficult. However, we can call a few of the most typical tools and therefore inspire you to check out the devices for your preferred sport.

  • Tennis Racquet (UK) / Tennis Racket (United States)
  • Ball
  • Sneaker (United States) / Trainer (UK)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Running Shoes
  • Shorts
  • Baseball Bat
  • Uniform
  • Helmet
  • Riding Boots
  • Boxing Gloves
  • Paddle
  • Rope
  • Jump Rope
  • Skateboard
  • Swimsuit
  • Club
  • Goal posts


Now, we’ll offer you some examples of these terms in usage:

You need to keep up fitness instructors.

Did you understand that every club has various angles? 

In severe sports, helmets become part of the security devices.

Expressions Related to Sports

Now let’s see some expressions associated with sports that can likewise be utilized in other contexts. Practice these expressions to enhance your pronunciation and elocution.

If they currently chose what to do, the ball remains in your court now.

For sure, we will need to discover a method to deal with the issue.

We mored than happy due to the fact that we will complete the strategy, however the leader of the task moved the goalposts and now we need to begin once again.


We hope that this post has actually been intriguing which you’ve found out more sports vocabulary. Remember that, similar to your preferred sport, to best your speaking, consistency and practice are needed. Remember the well-known saying: No discomfort, no gain.

At ABA English, we’re prepared to assist you practice and improve your understanding of the language in an enjoyable and intriguing method. So, you can do more than simply enjoy your preferred sport—you can interact and engage with self-confidence in any context.

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