Best Sports for Children

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 22, 2020 and last updated on May 8, 2023

Sports are very popular with many children as well as adults. It is not uncommon for children to be doing multiple after-school activities involving sports. Sports are enjoyable for the majority of children and are also a great way for children to keep fit and healthy. Obviously, children will have a preference of which sports they prefer to play, but it can also be said that certain sports are better suited for children according to their age.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • sport (noun)
  • play (verb)
  • opportunity (noun)
  • after-school activity (noun)
  • majority (noun)
  • health (noun)
  • fit (adjective)
  • uncommon (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • What are the best sports for children to play?
  • What sports did you play when you were a child?
  • Why did you play those sports?
  • Are there any sports you would have liked to play as a child but didn’t have the opportunity?
  • What sports do you think are not suitable for children? Why?
  • What would you say are the best sports for very young children to play?
  • What would you say are the best sports for teenagers to play?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.