Let's learn about sports!

Kick off learning with a win! Our sports vocabulary list teaches kids all the exciting sports terms in English, making every lesson a home run.


Today, we’re leaping into the action-packed world of sports! Sports are more than just games; they’re about teamwork, fun, and staying active. Whether you’re scoring a goal, hitting a home run, or serving an ace, each sport has its own exciting rules and ways to play.

Let’s get moving and learn about different sports!

Sports vocabulary list

Exploring various sports helps us understand different ways people around the world stay fit, work together, and enjoy competition. Here’s our lineup of popular sports to get to know:

football (American)

A game played by two teams who score points by carrying or passing a ball over the opposing team’s goal line.
”He threw the football across the field for a touchdown.”


A bat-and-ball game played between two teams who take turns batting and fielding.
”She hit the baseball so hard it flew over the fence for a home run.”


A game played on an ice rink or a field, where teams use sticks to hit a puck or ball into the opponent’s goal.
”The hockey player scored a goal with a powerful shot.”

table tennis

A fast-paced game played on a table with small paddles and a lightweight ball, known as ping-pong.
”They had a fun game of table tennis in the garage.”


A racket sport played with a shuttlecock hit back and forth over a net by singles or pairs players.
”He jumped high to smash the shuttlecock in a game of badminton.”


A sport where players hit a small ball back and forth over a net using rackets.
”She served the ball so well in tennis, winning the match.”

soccer (football)

A popular global sport where teams try to score by getting a ball into the opposing team’s net without using their hands.
”He dribbled past the defenders and scored a fantastic goal in soccer.”

Getting to know these sports opens a world of excitement, teamwork, and physical fitness. Studycat’s enthusiastic characters make each sport an adventure in learning and doing!

How to learn and remember sports words

Jumping into the world of sports with Studycat isn’t just about memorizing the names; it’s about bringing the thrill and teamwork of sports into your learning adventures. Here are some active ideas:

  • Sports Day: Organize a mini sports day in your backyard or a nearby park, featuring simple versions of each sport.
  • Memory Game: Create a memory match game with cards featuring different sports and their equipment.
  • Sports Stories: Read stories or watch videos about sports, focusing on the vocabulary for each game.
  • Act It Out: Play a game where you act out a sport, and others have to guess which one it is.
  • DIY Mini-Games: Set up mini versions of these sports at home, like sock soccer or table tennis with balloons, to learn by playing.

As we wrap up our sporty journey, remember that each sport teaches us about more than just winning; it’s about health, joy, and the spirit of teamwork. With Studycat’s fun-filled approach, learning about sports becomes an active, engaging experience.

Until our next energetic adventure, keep playing, learning, and enjoying the wide world of sports!