Types of Sports vocabulary in English – With Games Pictures and Quizzes

⬀ What are the types of sports in English?

Sport is a competitive or non-competitive activity that requires physical skill. Individual sports are mostly for entertainment, however team sports have competitive nature. Some individual sports are swimming, cycling, skiing etc. Some team sports are football, basketball etc. Some sports which are risky and require great courage are called extreme sports. For example bungee jumping and wing suiting.

Sport types are also categorised as indoor sports and outdoor sports. Indoor sports such as table tennis are the types of sports that are done or played in a covered place. Outdoor sports such as fishing, or motor sports are done or played outdoors.

⬀ Types of sports picture in English with pronunciations

These are the types of sports vocabulary in English with images and pronunciations. You can click on a picture for the pronunciation.


⬀ List of sport types and sports vocabulary in English

  • athletics
  • badminton
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • billiards
  • bowling
  • boxing
  • car racing
  • canoeing
  • cycling
  • darts
  • diving
  • football
  • golf
  • gymnastics
  • handball
  • hang gliding
  • hockey
  • horse racing
  • jogging
  • karate
  • Kung fu
  • motorcycle racing
  • paragliding
  • polo
  • rowing
  • rugby
  • sailing
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • snow-boarding
  • soccer
  • sport
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • water skiing
  • weightlifting
  • windsurfing
  • wrestling

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Extreme sports in English

Earth:
Skateboarding, Motocross, FMX, Mountain Biking, Caving, Rock Climbing, Free Climbing, Mountaineering, Parkour, Sand kiting, Zorbing
Water:
Surfing, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Cave diving, Flowboarding, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping, Scuba Diving, White Water Rafting, Jet Skiing, Flyboarding
Snow and Ice:
Snowboarding, Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snow Kiting
​Air:
Base Jumping, SkyDiving, Wing Suiting, Bungee Jumping, High-lining, Hang Gliding, Paragliding

⬀ Flashcards exercise about types of sports

The cards below have images of sports. Try to guess the name of the sport and after that click on the image to flip the flashcard and see the answer.

⬀ Flip the card game about types of sports

Click on a card to open it. Then you will see the name of a sport. Guess the meaning of it in your own language.

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⬀ Images of sport types vocabulary to download and share

⬀ Picture quiz about types of sports

Below is a vocabulary quiz about types of sports. In this picture quiz, first select the name of the sport from the list. Every correct answer adds points to your score.

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⬀ Listening test about types of sports

Here is a listening test practice about types of sports. First listen to the audio about types of sports. Then select the relevant picture from the list of sports. You will get 10 points for your correct answers.

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⬀ Writing test about types of sports

This vocabulary test is for writing skills about sports. Look at the picture and write the name of the sport into the text box.

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⬀ Spelling test about sports

Here is a listening and spelling test about types of sports. Listen to the audio and type the name of the sport into the text box.

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⬀ PDF and image worksheets about sports to download and share

The worksheets below are about sports vocabulary. You can download and share them for free.

Sports word scramble game worksheet Word scramble game worksheet jpg image Word scramble game worksheet pdf
Sports word search puzzle worksheet Word search puzzle worksheet jpg image Word search puzzle worksheet pdf

External resource links:
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