Sport

Key vocabulary

  • Competitive (adj.) – relating to or characterized by competition
  • Sportsmanship (n.) – fair and generous behavior or treatment of others, especially in a sports contest.
  • Sport coach (n.) – a person involved in the direction, instruction and training
  • Umpire (n.) – (in some sports) an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.
  • Spectator (n.) – a person who watches at a show, game, or other event.
  • Strenuous sports (n.) – describe something done with lots of energy or force.
  • Injury (n.) – the fact of being injured; harm or damage.
  • Comeback win (n.) – is an occurrence of an athlete or sports team engaged in a competition overcoming a substantial disadvantage in points or position.
  • Warm up (v.) – prepare for physical exertion or a performance by exercising or practicing gently beforehand.
  • Extreme sport (n.) -Action sports, adventure sports or extreme sports are activities perceived as involving a high degree of risk.
  • Amateur (n.) – person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid rather than a professional basis.
  • Tournament (n.) – (in a sport or game) a series of contests between a number of competitors, who compete for an overall prize.
  • Athletics track (n.) –a running track
  • A brisk walk (n.) – a fast walk
  • A fitness programme (n.) –a schedule of activities to keep fit
  • To get into shape (v.) –to become fit
  • To go jogging (v.) –to run around the street
  • To keep fit (v.) –to stay in good physically condition
  • To run the marathon (v.) –to run a distance of 42 kilometers
  • To take up exercise (v.) –to start doing exercise
  • To train hard (v.) –to train with a lot of effort
  • To set a record (v.) –to achieve the best result in a sport

 

Expression

  • To blow the competition away -win easily the competition
  • To be out of condition -to be in bad physical condition
  • To be saved by the bell– to be saved from losing by a timely interruption
  • To set a record –to achieve the best result in the sport
  • To take up doing something –to start doing something new
  • To be out of your league –when the other competitors are far superior to you