English Vocabulary Words: Sports Equipment


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SOCCER

In soccer, you get points by scoring a goal inside the goal. The players wear a special type of shoes called cleats, and also shin guards to protect their legs from kicks.

soccer-goalcleats-shinguards

BASEBALL

In baseball, you hit the ball with a bat – and the other players can catch the ball with a glove. You get points (which are called runs) by finishing running around all four bases.

baseball-bat-glove

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

In American football, you get points by scoring a touchdown (running with the ball into the end zone) or a field goal (kicking the ball between the goalposts).

end-zone

BASKETBALL

In basketball, you get points by making a basket – but the equipment itself is called a hoop.

basketball-hoop

VOLLEYBALL, TENNIS, PING-PONG

Volleyball, tennis, and table tennis use a net.

volleyball-net

In tennis, you hit the ball with a racket, and in ping-pong you hit the ball with a paddle.

racket-paddle

HOCKEY

In hockey, you get points by putting the puck into the goal using your stick. Hockey players wear skates on their feet.

hockey-player

GOLF

In golf, you hit the ball with a club. Your objective is to put the ball into the hole.

golf-player

BOWLING

You roll the ball down the lane and try to knock down the pins:

bowling

Protection while playing sports

Boxers often use a mouthguard to protect their teeth:

mouthguard

In biking, motorcycle racing, snowboarding, and other high-velocity or high-impact sports, the players wear helmets:

helmet

And if a player has an injury, they might use a brace to support a part of their body while they play.

wrist-guard

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