fishing /ˈfɪʃɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or business of catching fish Example: They often go fishing.
football /ˈfʊtbɔːl/ (noun) a game played by two teams of 11 players, using a round ball that players kick up and down the playing field. Teams try to kick the ball into the other team’s goal. Example: The kids were outside playing football.
cycling /ˈsaɪklɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or activity of riding a bicycle Example: Cycling is Europe's second most popular sport.
winner /ˈwɪnər/ (noun) a person, a team, an animal, etc. that wins something Example: Johnson rode his 48th winner of the year.
sport /spɔːrt/ (noun) activity that you do for pleasure and that needs physical effort or skill, usually done in a special area and according to fixed rules Example: I like this sport.
shooting /ˈʃuːtɪŋ/ (noun) a situation in which a person is shot with a gun Example: He goes shooting most weekends.
sports /spɔːrt/ (noun) activity that you do for pleasure and that needs physical effort or skill, usually done in a special area and according to fixed rules Example: There are excellent facilities for sport and recreation.
basketball /ˈbæskɪtbɔːl/ (noun) a game played by two teams of five players, using a large ball which players try to throw into a high net hanging from a ring Example: He likes playing basketball.
volleyball /ˈvɑːlibɔːl/ (noun) a game in which two teams of six players use their hands to hit a large ball backwards and forwards over a high net while trying not to let the ball touch the ground on their own side Example: My brother plays volleyball very well.
badminton /ˈbædmɪntən/ (noun) a game like tennis played by two or four people, usually indoors. Players hit a small light kind of ball, originally with feathers around it (= a shuttlecock ) across a high net using a racket . Example: Badminton is her favourite kind of sport.
archery /ˈɑːrtʃəri/ (noun) the art or sport of shooting arrows with a bow Example:
rock climbing /ˈrɑːk klaɪmɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or activity of climbing steep rock surfaces Example:
skateboarding /ˈskeɪtbɔːrdɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or activity of riding on a skateboard Example: I like skateboarding.
rollerblading / /ˈrəʊləbleɪdɪŋ/ / enlarge imagethe sport or activity of moving along using in-line skates Example: We did a lot of rollerblading on vacation.
athletics /æθˈletɪks/ (noun) sports such as running, jumping and throwing that people compete in Example: Students are involved in all forms of college athletics.
boxing /ˈbɑːksɪŋ/ (noun) a sport in which two people fight each other with their hands, while wearing very large thick gloves (called boxing gloves ) Example: I think boxing is too dangerous.
golf /ɡɑːlf/ (noun) a game played over a large area of ground using sticks with a special shape to hit a small hard ball (a golf ball ) into a series of 9 or 18 holes, using as few shots as possible Example:
darts /dɑːrt/ (noun) a small pointed object, sometimes with feathers to help it fly, that is shot as a weapon or thrown in the game of darts Example: Do you like darts?
diving /ˈdaɪvɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or activity of diving into water with your head and arms first Example:
skiing /ˈskiːɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or activity of moving over snow on skis Example:
billiard /ˈbɪljərd/ (adjective) used for or connected with the game of billiards Example:
gymnastics /dʒɪmˈnæstɪks/ (noun) physical exercises, often using special equipment, that develop and show the body’s strength and ability to move and bend easily, often done as a sport in competitions Example: The US women's gymnastics team has 12 members.
martial arts /ˌmɑːrʃl ˈɑːrt/ (noun) any of the fighting sports that include judo and karate Example: Kung fu and karate are martial arts.
weightlifting /ˈweɪtlɪftɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or activity of lifting heavy weights Example: Of all the sports, I like weightlifting the best.
bodybuilding /ˈbɑːdibɪldɪŋ/ (noun) the activity of doing regular exercises in order to make your muscles bigger and stronger Example: Bodybuilding helps make your muscles bigger.
wrestling /ˈreslɪŋ/ (noun) a sport in which two people fight by holding each other and trying to throw or force their opponent to the ground Example: Is wrestling the most popular in Eastern countries?
mountaineering /ˌmaʊntnˈɪrɪŋ/ (noun) the sport or activity of climbing mountains Example:
motor racing /ˈməʊtər reɪsɪŋ/ (noun) the sport of racing fast cars on a special track Example:
bowling /ˈbəʊlɪŋ/ (noun) a game in which players roll heavy balls (called bowls ) along a special track towards a group of pins (= objects that are like bottles in shape) and try to knock over as many of them as possible Example:
windsurfing /ˈwɪndsɜːrfɪŋ/ (noun) the sport of sailing on water standing on a windsurfer Example:
chess /tʃes/ (noun) a game for two people played on a board marked with black and white squares on which each playing piece (representing a king, queen, castle, etc.) is moved according to special rules. The aim is to put the other player’s king in a position from which it cannot escape (= to checkmate it) . Example:
loser /ˈluːzər/ (noun) a person who is defeated in a competition Example: The real losers in all of this are the students.