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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I ________ karate at a karate school.

You need to ________ hard if you want to get stronger.

Athletes that __________ in amateur sports usually don't get paid.

Michael Jordan, David Beckham, and Wayne Gretzky are ____________ athletes who get paid a lot of money.

If you want to get better at the piano you have to _________ a lot.

I like to _______ video games. "Portal" and "Final Fantasy VII" are my favorite games.

I _________ with weights to get stronger.

In the Olympics, athletes _________ in a variety of fields.

I like to ______ Solitaire.

I ________ a lot of sports on TV.

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76 Comments on “How to talk about sports in English”

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First!!!! Hi, I would like to know , what do you call the person that practice and sport and he is strong??? James talk about their when he is explaining compete???

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

    First!!!! I LOVE THIS LESSONS!!

    Tuesday, December 11th 2012

      How can delete my comment… the Word that i don´t know was athletic.

      Tuesday, December 11th 2012

        I did’t know instead of I don’t know. Regards

        Saturday, February 16th 2013

    you are professional teacher

    Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

    James, I have no words to express how professional you are:)

    Sunday, March 2nd 2014

Thank you so much…very interesting

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

Hello every one on engvid.com! I’m not a licensed teacher yet but I’m hopping to be one in the future. I teach English to young children of my community church for free.They are very exited about it. Would you be so kind and post some lesson plan videos or a teaching guide that I can follow to, so I can do a better job for these young,enthusiastic, and energetic learners. They live in a very high poverty level and I’m just trying to help by promoting education foccused on English as a key language for a better quelity of life. Than you for all your help. May God Bless you guys.

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

Can I say: I like to play swimm?

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

    You should say: I like to swim.

    Saturday, February 16th 2013

Super!! He is the dest.Very interesting

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

OK it’s a very useful lesson but what about “EXERCISE”.
Tell us about this word, please.

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Thank you! It is very interesting and useful lesson for me)))

Thursday, December 13th 2012

Thank u so much funny guy..!:D

Thursday, December 13th 2012

My question is I have a final for college on CATW I was wondering if you can put up any old CATW practice exams on youtube so that way I could get an understand what to expect when I take it again .

Thursday, December 13th 2012

James is a great teacher!!!!

Friday, December 14th 2012

thank u .it’s interesting ……

Saturday, December 15th 2012

thank alot and would you please tell me , i want to learn english but i do not know how to start ?
thanks again and wating your reply

Saturday, December 15th 2012

Thank you jamsss.. it was a great lesson ever.. my sincerely. :)

Saturday, December 15th 2012

Definitely too sexy with that white shirt. You distracts us, James… :P

Monday, December 17th 2012


    Tuesday, December 18th 2012

yaaah cuma dpt 60 my score

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

good lesson

Monday, December 24th 2012

one of the sentences that you wrote is wrong, I mean, everybody uses it, but I think you shouldn’t use it on here, because there is a lot of people who really want to learn good English, and if they don’t know anything about that, they’re just gonna learn it like you wrote it, and I think that’s not the point. just saying, nothing personal. I really like you. here is the sentence that I’m talking about. /// Athletes that __________ in amateur sports usually don’t get paid. I think it’s gotta be( who ) insted of ( that )

Tuesday, December 25th 2012

fun and good lesson. What’s the difference between ‘study’ and ‘learn’?

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

this is my first time to see wibsite. the lesson i got from you today it is fantastic. i will be on the site every day as you said 15min.

Wednesday, December 26th 2012


Wednesday, December 26th 2012

James you are so funny; good lesson thank you so much

Saturday, December 29th 2012

james you are really really really the best teacher I have ever seen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

What did he say at the beginning ? The people of…

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Either James has been slowing down his pace or my listening has gotten much better, cause I understood I think 95 98 per cent of what he said in this lesson. I prefer to believe the second alternative. I won’t get tired of saying this. Thank you James, thank you EngVid.

Monday, January 7th 2013

thank y James! great lesson

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

its awsum experience for me thx james

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

thanks a lot , it is a good lesson

Thursday, January 10th 2013

Thanks. I play table tennis, and i alway train so hard but i did not make a lot competions. Therefore i dont improve to get better skills. Soooooo i try to use all verbs in your lessions. Thanks so much.

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thank you James… i got 70% out of this lesson

Monday, January 21st 2013

Thanks so much James…certainly i learned new things…

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

James, you’re a very good teacher. Thank you a lot and I like your lessons because you are funny and I have fun to watch your video lessons. Thank you again. Bye

Thursday, January 24th 2013

yyyeeeyyy! You are a very good Teacher.
Thank you, James.

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

I’ve become a big fan of you, because you have a funny way to learn English…

I live in Brazil and i like so much of English and i haven’t been studying nowadays at any school, but it’s been changed when i found you guys out…

Congratulations for that great job that can help anyone that want to learn a English without paying.

Thank you very much!

Thursday, January 31st 2013

Thank you, James. !!! You are a very good teacher. I like your lessons very much :-)))

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Hello every one.i would like to tell you about this website when I visited here I get self confidence never had before and I know now how much English language is so useful and powerful around the world so I am really really haven’t seen like this teacher because he teach clear and correct grammer than any one on YouTube
I like all your lesson dear teacher!!!!!

Friday, February 15th 2013

well done bro!

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Is it correct to write ‘practice’ as a verb with ‘c’? Or practise?

Monday, February 25th 2013

    It depends! “Practise” as a verb is British English, but in American English it’s “practice” no matter what.

    Tuesday, February 26th 2013

      Thanks a lot! I was always wondering…

      Sunday, June 28th 2020

Hi James.Thanks for the great lesson.I think you made a mistake.What you said was “…and it’s when one or more people are working hard to see who IS THE BEST PERSON”.The capitalized part is where u should have applied an embeded question correctly.”…to see WHO THE BEST PERSON IS…”.I hope you explain why you made such a mistake.

Monday, March 4th 2013

U’re the best one on whis web site James. I like your lessons a lot!

Friday, March 8th 2013

i like your lessons too much

Saturday, March 16th 2013

Great topic, fantastic lesson James…

Sunday, March 17th 2013

Great! Thank you!

Thursday, April 18th 2013

As usual, fantastic!

Wednesday, June 26th 2013

It was funny to realise at the end of this video that tris globe painted on the desk is soccer ball hk khkh kh.. :) Nice to participate in your lessons James!

Monday, July 1st 2013

Thx! Great lesspn!

Monday, August 19th 2013

i would like to say that i wana learn english so please help me bro

Sunday, November 17th 2013

HI James-motormouth ;). Good lesson though I have a question. We say to play the piano. I play the piano (so what with that one?).
I did’t know that you can call David Beckahm who is a footballer also an athlete. Thanks

Thursday, November 28th 2013

James, you are so fantastich :) thanks alot for this lesson..

Thursday, December 12th 2013

thnks bro

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

Thanks I got 80%.

Friday, January 17th 2014

Sport is my life! Thank you James!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

You got 9 correct out of 10. :) 90%

Have fun :)

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Love your lessons.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

I get 50 out of 100

Sunday, July 20th 2014

you seem like snack “Mr E” so much.
Thanks you so much.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

another 10/10 ^^ thank you mister E

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Good lesson! I got 100 of this lesson. thank u James!

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

Thank you for your efforts to teach “me”.

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

We have learnt five types of verb in sports, they are “play”, “compete”, “train”, “practice” or “practise”, and “study”, everyone with different applications, I have seen another time the phrasal verb “work out” which has its synonym as “figure out”. A new type of martial art for me is “mma”, maybe “mixed martial arts” searching in Wikipedia and keeping in mind onwards. Thanks a lot, teacher James, continuing to practice or practise funny English with you.

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

Great place for studing

Thursday, April 13th 2017

You got 6 correct out of 10.


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Wednesday, August 22nd 2018

100You got 10 correct out of 10.
I gonna train to get stronger…jeje

Tuesday, November 27th 2018

thank you teacher

Thursday, January 31st 2019

You know the Toronto Raptors just vanquished the 76ers yesterday in the game 7 with a buzzer-beating 2 points by Kawhi Leonard? What a game!!! I met a girl who is supporting the Raptors because of Kawhi. We talk about NBA games all day, sometimes we talk about other things. It’s so nice to talk to her. Wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

    It was an amazing win! There’s a great photo of players watching him take the shot.

    Wednesday, May 15th 2019

I got 100%, thanks James you are the best

Saturday, February 29th 2020

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