The Olympic Games

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 6, 2020 and last updated on May 8, 2023

The Olympics come every four years and it is a time when people watch amazing athletes compete in different events. The Olympics have many different events including football, wrestling, athletics, hockey and many more. Most people have events that they prefer because they enjoy watching them more than others.

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

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • sport (noun)
  • event (noun)
  • watch (verb)
  • favourite (adjective)
  • compete (verb)
  • amazing (adjective)
  • athletics (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • What's your favourite Olympic sport?
  • Do you like the Olympics?
  • What events do you like watching?
  • What events don’t you like watching?
  • If you could compete in the Olympics what event would you choose?
  • What is your favourite Olympic sport to watch?
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.