There are many different types of sports that are enjoyed by people all around the world. This list of sports names in English will help you learn or teach the names of sports.
A sport is essentially an activity which requires skill and is athletic in nature. Sports are usually competitive, but as there are many different sports, some are more competitive than others.
Learning sports names in English will help students to talk about the sports that they like to play and watch.
On this page you’ll find an extensive list of sports names in English. You will also find a sports name list with pictures.
And check out the bottom of this page for some games and activities you can use to teach the names of sports of English.
List Of Sports In English
- table tennis
- ice skating
- roller skating
- ice hockey
- horse racing
- figure skating
- rock climbing
- sumo wrestling
- water skiing
- jet skiing
- weight lifting
- scuba diving
- wind surfing
- sky diving
- hang gliding
- bungee jumping
Sports Name List With Pictures
Games To Teach Sports Names
1. Sports Name Guessing Game
This game to teach the names of sports in English is a ‘hidden picture’ style game. To play, simply show the video in class.
There are 10 pictures of different sports hidden behind colored shapes. As the shapes slowly disappear the sport picture is revealed. Students must try to guess the sport name before the picture is revealed.
This activity is a great way to introduce or review the names of sports with English language learners.
2. Sports Name Board Games
Download and print this free printable board game for a fun way to learn the names of sports in English. This game is best played in pairs and requires one dice.
To play, roll the dice and move your eraser the corresponding number of squares. Then, make a dialogue based on the sport which is in that square.
The aim of the game is to land on the middle squares (with the arrows) to advance to the center star to win a point. First student to five points is the winner.
Click on the button below to visit our sports printable page to download this board game. Or check out our sport worksheets.