Sports | ESL Worksheets

The ESL worksheets on this page can be used in English lessons about the topic of sports.

Including sports vocabulary and spelling worksheets, writing worksheets, and activity worksheets about sports.

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And check out the bottom of this page for other FREE resources to teach ESL lessons about sports.

ESL Worksheets About Sports

Worksheet 1: Spelling Worksheet

ESL Worksheets Sports

This first worksheet is great for practicing spelling different sport names. 

Students should look at the sport picture and fill in the blank spaces with the correct spelling of the word. 

TIP: If you are using with young kids or very beginner learners, and it is too difficult for them to complete alone, then write the sport names on the board. 

Then ask students to choose the correct word from the sport names on the board.


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Worksheet 2: Information Gap Worksheet

ESL Worksheet about Sports

This sports worksheet is an ‘information gap’ worksheet. Students must work in pairs and talk to each other to complete the table. 

First, cut the worksheet along the dotted line and give one half to each student. Then, without showing their partner, students should ask and answer questions to complete the table. 

For example, ‘Does Chris like tennis?’ – ‘No, he doesn’t.’

At the end of the activity both students should have a table complete with the same information.


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Worksheet 3: What Are You Good At?

ESL Worksheet Sports

This sports worksheet is another activity worksheet to get your students talking. 

Students should walk around the class and talk with their friends about what sports they are good at. 

Then, students should write their friend’s names and which sports they are good at on the worksheet. 

This worksheet is good for reviewing sports vocabulary while practicing the expressions ‘What are you good at?’ – ‘I am good at (golf).’


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Worksheet 4: Sports Bingo

Sports ESL Worksheets

To play this sports bingo worksheet, students should first cut out the 9 sports pictures. 

Then students should arrange the sports pictures in a 3×3 grid in any order they choose. 

Then the bingo game can begin. As the teacher calls out the sports names, the students can turn the pictures over. 

This is a great activity for kids and beginner ESL students to review sports vocabulary.


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Worksheet 5: Matching Worksheet

ESL sports worksheet

This sports vocabulary worksheet asks students to first rearrange the letters to spell out a name of a sport. 

Then, students should connect the word to the correct sports picture. 

This worksheet is good for beginner ESL students.


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Worksheet 6: Sports Battleships Game

ESL Sports Worksheet

This sports worksheet is based on the game ‘Battleships’.

Students should write 10 sport names anywhere in their grid without showing their partner. These sport words are the students’ ‘Battleships’.

Then students will take turns trying to find their partner’s battleships by calling out the grid coordinates (e.g. E 3). 

When they find one of their partner’s battleships, their partner must make a sentence using the sport vocabulary in that square. For example, ‘My favorite sport is tennis.’. 

The first student to find all 10 words (battleships) is the winner. 


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Worksheet 7: Writing Worksheet

ESL Writing Worksheet Sports

This simple worksheet is great for practicing writing and spelling common sport names in English. 

There are 12 sport names and students should write each word 3 times. 


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More ESL Resources To Teach About Sports

Click on the links below to check out our other FREE resources for teaching English lessons about sports. 

Sports Flashcards and Board Games

Sports Guessing Game

List Of Sport Names In English With Pictures


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