Words of Topic: Sports

Word group for topic: Sports, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Sports
lifeguard  Speak
n.
an expert swimmer employed to rescue people who get into difficulty in a swimming pool or at the beach
During the summer she worked as a lifeguard.
boating  Speak
n.
the activity of travelling on the water in a boat for pleasure
We decided to go boating.
diving  Speak
n.
the sport or activity of swimming or exploring underwater
He hesitated before diving into the icy water.
scuba diving  Speak
n.
the sport or pastime of swimming underwater using scuba gear
I first got hooked on scuba diving when I was twelve.
swimming  Speak
n.
the sport or activity of propelling oneself through water using the limbs
The doctor recommended swimming as the best all-round exercise.
kayaking  Speak
n.
the activity of travelling in a kayak
Everyone wears a life jacket while kayaking.
waterskiing  Speak
n.
a sport in which you are pulled along the surface of the water by a boat while balancing on a pair of skis
He offered to teach them water-skiing.
wakeboarding  Speak
n.
a sport in which you are pulled along the surface of the water by a boat while doing jumps and turns on a board
On offer at this little slice of heaven is water-skiing, wakeboarding, and kneeboarding.
surfing  Speak
n.
the sport of riding on a wave on a special board
Popular water sports include swimming, surfing and water-skiing.
water polo  Speak
n.
a game played in water in which two teams of swimmers try to get the ball into the other team's goal
They first went to the swimming pool to have a swim around and play a match of water polo.
combination  Speak
n.
the mixture you get when two or more things are combined
This drug can be safely used in combination with other medicines.
aquaphobia  Speak
n.
an abnormal fear of water, esp because of the possibility of drowning
You may have aquaphobia if you find that any source of water causes you an excessive amount of anxiety.
drown  Speak
v.
to (cause to) die by being unable to breathe underwater
He drowned in a boating accident.
struggle  Speak
v.
to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something
I've been struggling to understand this article all afternoon.
athletic  Speak
a.
relating to athletes or athletics
This college has a long tradition of athletic excellence.
recreational  Speak
a.
connected with ways of enjoying yourself when you are not working
They provide recreational opportunities for all age groups.
keep fit  Speak
v.
to keep in the good physical condition
Our English teacher goes to keep-fit classes and does exercises every other day.
traumatize  Speak
v.
to shock and upset someone severely and for a long time
She was completely traumatized by the death of her mother.
coral  Speak
n.
a substance like rock, formed in the sea by groups of particular types of small animal, often used in jewellery
She was wearing a coral necklace.
coral reef  Speak
n.
a ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral
The small island is enclosed in the middle of the coral reef.
attract  Speak
v.
to pull or draw someone or something towards them, by the qualities they have, especially good ones
These flowers are brightly coloured in order to attract butterflies.
fascinated  Speak
a.
extremely interested
They were absolutely fascinated by the game.
entrance  Speak
v.
to hold the complete interest and attention of someone
As soon as I met Peter, he entranced me because he has a lovely voice.
magnificent  Speak
a.
very good, beautiful, or deserving to be admired
The view from the top of the mountain is magnificent.
aquatic  Speak
a.
sports played in or on water
The athletes will be competing in aquatics and athletics.
assume  Speak
v.
suppose to be the case, without proof
If you haven't heard by Friday, assume I'm not coming.
curriculum  Speak
n.
the subjects studied in a school, college
She demanded to see the school's curriculum.
relax  Speak
v.
make or become less tense or anxious
He relaxed and smiled confidently.
stress  Speak
n.
great worry caused by a difficult situation, or something that causes this condition
People under a lot of stress may experience headaches, minor pains, and sleeping difficulties.
various  Speak
a.
many different
He's been suffering various aches and pains for years.
novice  Speak
n.
a person who is not experienced in a job or situation
I've never driven a car before - I'm a complete novice.
retreat  Speak
v.
to go to a quiet safe place in order to avoid a difficult situation
When he's done something wrong, he retreats to his bedroom.
participate  Speak
v.
to take part in or become involved in an activity
She never participates in any of our discussions, does she?
emotionally  Speak
adv.
in a way that relates to a person's emotions
The coach appeared emotionally drained after yesterday’s loss.
cycling  Speak
n.
the sport or activity of riding a bicycle
She's good at cycling.
entire  Speak
a.
with no part left out; whole
My plans are to travel the entire world.
crazy  Speak
a.
stupid or not reasonable
It's a crazy idea.
enhance  Speak
v.
to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something
It's things like this that enhance the quality of life.
soccer  Speak
n.
a game played between two teams of eleven people, where each team tries to win by kicking a ball into the other team's goal
Did you play soccer at school?
tournament  Speak
n.
a competition involving many competitors in a single sport or game
They were defeated in the first round of the tournament.
compete  Speak
v.
to take part in a race or competition
The two athletes are competing for the gold medal.
sporty  Speak
a.
refers to a person who enjoys sports
You’re looking very sporty in your new jacket.
opponent  Speak
n.
a person who someone is competing against in a sports event; rival
In the second game, her opponent hurt her leg and had to retire.
beat  Speak
v.
defeat; to lose
Our team was easily beaten in the first round of the competition.
self-discipline  Speak
n.
the ability to make yourself do things you know you should do even when you do not want to
You need a lot of self-discipline when you're doing research work on your own.