Jul 28, 2016

Collocations 24: Sport

72 cards
, 76 answers
  • Do, play and go — flashcards
    • 1.
      to  . . . 
      do
      gymnastics

      1. 2.
        to  . . . 
        do
        judo

        1. 3.
          to  . . . 
          do
          weightlifting

          1. 4.
            to  . . . 
            do
            aerobics

            1. 5.
              to  . . . 
              do
              yoga

              1. 6.
                to  . . . 
                do
                wrestling

                1. 7.
                  to  . . . 
                  do
                  circuit training

                  1. 8.
                    to  . . . 
                    do
                    archery

                    1. 9.
                      to  . . . 
                      do
                      athletics

                      1. 10.
                        to  . . . 
                        play
                        games

                        1. 11.
                          to  . . . 
                          play
                          badminton

                          1. 12.
                            to  . . . 
                            play
                            billiards

                            1. 13.
                              to  . . . 
                              play
                              hockey

                              1. 14.
                                to  . . . 
                                play
                                bowls

                                1. 15.
                                  to  . . . 
                                  play
                                  rugby

                                  1. 16.
                                    to  . . . 
                                    play
                                    golf

                                    1. 17.
                                      to  . . . 
                                      play
                                      tennis

                                      1. 18.
                                        to  . . . 
                                        play
                                        cricket

                                        1. 19.
                                          to  . . . 
                                          play
                                          baseball

                                          1. 20.
                                            to  . . . 
                                            play
                                            chess

                                            1. 21.
                                              to  . . . 
                                              play
                                              darts

                                              1. 22.
                                                to  . . . 
                                                play
                                                cards

                                                1. 23.
                                                  to  . . . 
                                                  play
                                                  dominos

                                                  1. 24.
                                                    to  . . . 
                                                    go
                                                    fishing

                                                    1. 25.
                                                      to  . . . 
                                                      go
                                                      skiing

                                                      1. 26.
                                                        to  . . . 
                                                        go
                                                        bowling

                                                        1. 27.
                                                          to  . . . 
                                                          go
                                                          cycling

                                                          1. 28.
                                                            to  . . . 
                                                            go
                                                            skateboarding

                                                            1. 29.
                                                              to  . . . 
                                                              go
                                                              surfing

                                                              1. 30.
                                                                to  . . . 
                                                                go
                                                                snowboarding

                                                                1. 31.
                                                                  to  . . . 
                                                                  go
                                                                  hang-gliding

                                                                  1. 32.
                                                                    to  . . . 
                                                                    go
                                                                    climbing

                                                                    1. 33.
                                                                      to  . . . 
                                                                      go
                                                                      hill walking

                                                                      1. 34.
                                                                        to  . . . 
                                                                        go
                                                                        sailing

                                                                        1. 35.
                                                                          to  . . . 
                                                                          go
                                                                          jogging

                                                                          1. 36.
                                                                            to  . . . 
                                                                            go
                                                                            swimming

                                                                            1. *to  . . . 
                                                                              go
                                                                              to aerobics/judo/yoga/karate — to go to a class in this sport

                                                                            2. Common errors
                                                                              • You  . . . 
                                                                                do
                                                                                or  . . . 
                                                                                play
                                                                                sport — NOT make sport

                                                                                1. You  . . . 
                                                                                  do
                                                                                  exercises — NOT make exercises

                                                                                  1. You  . . . 
                                                                                    play
                                                                                    computer or other games — NOT do games

                                                                                    1. You  . . . 
                                                                                      have
                                                                                      or  . . . 
                                                                                      play
                                                                                      a game of cards — NOT make a game

                                                                                      1. You  . . . 
                                                                                        go
                                                                                        skiing — NOT make skiing

                                                                                        1. You  . . . 
                                                                                          do
                                                                                          activities — NOT make or practice activities

                                                                                          1. You  . . . 
                                                                                            train
                                                                                            — you do something again and again (you  . . . 
                                                                                            practice
                                                                                            taking a penalty)

                                                                                          2. Winning and losing — sport collocations in context
                                                                                            • Sportsmen and sportswomen want to  . . . 
                                                                                              win
                                                                                              matches, not  . . . 
                                                                                              lose
                                                                                              matches. But you can’t win all the time! Sometimes a team or player  . . . 
                                                                                              deserves
                                                                                              to win, but gets narrowly . . . 
                                                                                              defeated
                                                                                              or  . . . 
                                                                                              beaten
                                                                                              .

                                                                                              Before they  . . . 
                                                                                              go in for
                                                                                              a competition (enter a competition), athletes train . . . 
                                                                                              hard
                                                                                              . They probably  . . . 
                                                                                              attend
                                                                                              (do) at least five  . . . 
                                                                                              training
                                                                                              sessions a week. They are likely to put up . . . 
                                                                                              a fight
                                                                                              to  . . . 
                                                                                              gain
                                                                                              (get) a place in the next  . . . 
                                                                                              stage
                                                                                              (round) of the competition. Of course, a sportsperson’s ultimate aim is to  . . . 
                                                                                              break
                                                                                              the world record in their sport. If they succeed, they  . . . 
                                                                                              set
                                                                                              a new world record and become a world record  . . . 
                                                                                              holder
                                                                                              . They are sure to come up against  . . . 
                                                                                              fierce
                                                                                              (intense) competition as they try to  . . . 
                                                                                              achieve
                                                                                              their ambitions. Sometimes they are satisfied if they just achieve a  . . . 
                                                                                              personal best
                                                                                              .
                                                                                              ****
                                                                                              Some sports people so  . . . 
                                                                                              desperately
                                                                                              want to win that they take drugs to  . . . 
                                                                                              enhance
                                                                                              their performance. This will be discovered when they  . . . 
                                                                                              fail
                                                                                              a drugs test.

                                                                                            • Football collocations in context
                                                                                              • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                play
                                                                                                or  . . . 
                                                                                                have
                                                                                                a football match (game of football). It might be a  . . . 
                                                                                                home
                                                                                                or an  . . . 
                                                                                                away
                                                                                                match depending on whether you’re playing on your team’s  . . . 
                                                                                                home ground
                                                                                                or not.

                                                                                                The aim is to  . . . 
                                                                                                score
                                                                                                a goal. Players may  . . . 
                                                                                                tackle
                                                                                                an opponent to try to  . . . 
                                                                                                take possession
                                                                                                of the ball. If you tackle in an illegal way, you  . . . 
                                                                                                foul
                                                                                                your opponent. This will lead to the referee  . . . 
                                                                                                blowing
                                                                                                his whistle and an opponent taking a  . . . 
                                                                                                penalty
                                                                                                or taking a  . . . 
                                                                                                free kick
                                                                                                . If someone isn’t playing very well the manager may decide to  . . . 
                                                                                                drop
                                                                                                the player from the team or bring on a  . . . 
                                                                                                substitute
                                                                                                . Both team hope that they will have taken  . . . 
                                                                                                the lead
                                                                                                by half-time.

                                                                                              • Quizzes
                                                                                                • Complete the sentences with do, play or go in the correct form.
                                                                                                  • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                    do
                                                                                                    judo!
                                                                                                    1. do
                                                                                                    2. play
                                                                                                    3. go

                                                                                                  • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                    go
                                                                                                    swimming!
                                                                                                    1. go
                                                                                                    2. play
                                                                                                    3. do

                                                                                                  • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                    do
                                                                                                    circuit training!
                                                                                                    1. do
                                                                                                    2. go
                                                                                                    3. play

                                                                                                  • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                    go
                                                                                                    skateboarding!
                                                                                                    1. do
                                                                                                    2. go
                                                                                                    3. play

                                                                                                  • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                    play
                                                                                                    badminton!
                                                                                                    1. do
                                                                                                    2. play
                                                                                                    3. go

                                                                                                  • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                    do
                                                                                                    weight lifting!
                                                                                                    1. do
                                                                                                    2. play
                                                                                                    3. go

                                                                                                  • You can  . . . 
                                                                                                    play
                                                                                                    table tennis!
                                                                                                    1. do
                                                                                                    2. go
                                                                                                    3. play

                                                                                                  • You can even  . . . 
                                                                                                    play
                                                                                                    darts!
                                                                                                    1. do
                                                                                                    2. play
                                                                                                    3. go

                                                                                                  • In fact, you can  . . . 
                                                                                                    do/play
                                                                                                    almost any sport you can think of. So join now!
                                                                                                    1. play
                                                                                                    2. go
                                                                                                    3. do

                                                                                                • Make the collocations with words below.
                                                                                                  • personal  . . . 
                                                                                                    best
                                                                                                    1. whistle
                                                                                                    2. hard
                                                                                                    3. best

                                                                                                  • blow a  . . . 
                                                                                                    whistle
                                                                                                    1. record
                                                                                                    2. whistle
                                                                                                    3. drugs test

                                                                                                  • bring on a  . . . 
                                                                                                    substitute
                                                                                                    1. competition
                                                                                                    2. substitute
                                                                                                    3. drugs test

                                                                                                  • fail a  . . . 
                                                                                                    drugs test
                                                                                                    1. competition
                                                                                                    2. record
                                                                                                    3. drugs test

                                                                                                  • enter a  . . . 
                                                                                                    competition
                                                                                                    1. substitute
                                                                                                    2. competition
                                                                                                    3. record

                                                                                                  • set a  . . . 
                                                                                                    record
                                                                                                    1. performance
                                                                                                    2. ambitions
                                                                                                    3. record

                                                                                                  • achieve your  . . . 
                                                                                                    ambitions
                                                                                                    1. ambitions
                                                                                                    2. performance
                                                                                                    3. record

                                                                                                  • train  . . . 
                                                                                                    hard
                                                                                                    1. hard
                                                                                                    2. best
                                                                                                    3. blow

                                                                                                  • enhance your  . . . 
                                                                                                    performance
                                                                                                    1. record
                                                                                                    2. performance
                                                                                                    3. ambitions

                                                                                                  • take the  . . . 
                                                                                                    lead
                                                                                                    1. lead
                                                                                                    2. competition
                                                                                                    3. record

                                                                                                • There are six verb + noun errors in this e-mail. Correct them.
                                                                                                  • Hi, Jose,
                                                                                                    Do you fancy coming on a sporting weekend with me next month? It sounds great — would make a change from playing computer games. You can make lots of different activities. You could even do fishing, I thing. You can’t go skiing at this time of year but you can make water skiing, if you like. Everyone has to make general exercises first thing in the morning and then you can make whatever sport you like, more or less. I’ve never practiced badminton so I think I’m going to do that. Then in the afternoon I’m looking forward to the chance to practice my tennis serve with their professional coach. Please try to come!
                                                                                                    Giorgio

                                                                                                    Hi, Jose,
                                                                                                    Do you fancy coming on a sporting weekend with me next month? It sounds great — would make a change from playing computer games. You can lots of different activities. You could even fishing, I thing. You can’t go skiing at this time of year but you can water skiing, if you like. Everyone has to general exercises first thing in the morning and then you can or whatever sport you like, more or less. I’ve never badminton so I think I’m going to do that. Then in the afternoon I’m looking forward to the chance to practice my tennis serve with their professional coach. Please try to come!
                                                                                                    Giorgio

                                                                                                  • Complete the collocations in this report of a rugby match.
                                                                                                    • 1. Cambridge were happy to  . . . 
                                                                                                      win
                                                                                                      their last match 6:0.
                                                                                                      1. win
                                                                                                      2. lose

                                                                                                    • 2. Oxford, the opposing team, put up a good  . . . 
                                                                                                      fight
                                                                                                      and some people thought they  . . . 
                                                                                                      deserved
                                                                                                      to win.
                                                                                                      1. record … set
                                                                                                      2. fight … deserved

                                                                                                    • 3. They were fearless in  . . . 
                                                                                                      tackling
                                                                                                      their opponents, but every time they took  . . . 
                                                                                                      possession
                                                                                                      of the ball, Cambridge managed to win it back.
                                                                                                      1. score … lead
                                                                                                      2. tackling … possession

                                                                                                    • 4. Cambridge have now  . . . 
                                                                                                      gained
                                                                                                      a place in the next  . . . 
                                                                                                      stage/round
                                                                                                      of the competition.
                                                                                                      1. gained … stage/round
                                                                                                      2. lose … set

                                                                                                    • 5. They will undoubtedly come up against some fierce  . . . 
                                                                                                      competition
                                                                                                      .
                                                                                                      1. game
                                                                                                      2. competition

                                                                                                    • 6. However, they have already managed to  . . . 
                                                                                                      set
                                                                                                      an interesting world record by having four members of the same family in their winning team!
                                                                                                      1. set
                                                                                                      2. put

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