English Vocabulary Exercises for B1 – Love it or hate it

1. Label the sports and activities.

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1 gymnastics   2 chess   3 weightlifting   4 horse riding

5 ice hockey   6 cards   7 ballroom dancing   8 ballet

9 bowling   10 camping   11 ice skating   12 table tennis

2. Complete the leisure activities with the verbs below.

bake      collect      hang out      make

read      read      text      use      watch

1 _____. cakes

2 _____. with friends

3 _____. books

4 _____. clothes

5 _____. magazines

6 _____. your friends

7 _____. videos online

8 _____. social media

9 _____. figures, cards, stamps, etc.

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1 bake   2 hang out   3 read   4 make   5 read

6 text   7 watch   8 use   9 collect

3. Complete the table with the sports and activities below. Then add the sports and activities from exercise 1.

basketball      BMXing      board games      cycling      drama

martial arts      a musical instrument      photography

rollerblading      running      shopping      skateboarding      volleyball

do +

1 _________

2 _________

3 _________

4 _________

5 _________

6 _________

play +

1 _________

2 _________

3 _________

4 _________

5 _________

6 _________

7 _________

8 _________

go +

1 _________

2 _________

3 _________

4 _________

5 _________

6 _________

7 _________

8 _________

9 _________

10 _________

11 _________

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do +1 drama   2 martial arts   3 photography

4 ballet   5 gymnastics   6 weightlifting

play +1 basketball   2 board games

3 a musical instrument   4 volleyball   5 cards

6 chess   7 ice hockey   8 table tennis

go +1 BMXing   2 cycling   3 rollerblading   4 running

5 shopping   6 skateboarding   7 ballroom dancing

8 bowling   9 camping   10 horse riding   11 ice skating

4. Listen to three people talking about their hobbies. Which two activities from exercises 1 and 3 do the speakers mention?

1   _________ and ______________

2   _________ and ______________

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1 photography, gymnastics   2 ice hockey, running

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See exercise 5.

5. Listen again. Match the speakers (1 and 2) with the sentences (a-d).

This person:

a   started a new hobby recently.

b   has bought some new equipment.

c   didn’t use to like team sports.

d   find it difficult to make time for his / her hobbies.

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a 2   b 1   c 2   d 1

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1 I’ve always loved photography, and used dad’s camera for ages. I’ve taken loads of photos with it, but it’s a bit old fashioned. I’ve never had a really good camera. Anyway, I finally bought a new one a couple of weeks ago. Now I’ll be able to take some really good pictures. other hobby is gymnastics – I do it at a local club with other teenagers. I love being part of the team. The only problem I have is that I don’t do gymnastics or photography as much as I’d like to. I’m so busy with homework and other things.

2 I’ve always loved going to the ice-rink and not long ago I took up ice hockey. I’m still a beginner, but I really enjoy it. I’ve got own skates and parents gave me a stick for birthday last month, so I don’t have to borrow one from the club any more. I used to only like individual sports, ones that you do on your own, like running. But now I much prefer to be part of a team.

6. Write about two sports and activities you enjoy doing. Say where and when you do them and why you enjoy them.

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your own answers

Extra exercises

1. Complete the sentences with the verbs below.

collect      draw      hang out      make      text      use

1 worst subject at school is art because I really can’t ______________

2 All of friends ______________ social media several times a day.

3 I usually ______________ people instead of calling them because it’s far more convenient.

4 uncle used to ______________ stamps. He’s got hundreds of them!

5 Are you doing anything special tonight, or are you just going to ______________ with your friends?

6 Hannah is very good at sewing, so she is able to ______________ her own clothes.

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1 draw   2 use   3 text   4 collect   5 hang out   6 make

2. Read the definitions and write the sports and activities.

an activity where people sleep outside in tents

 ________.

an activity where people practise their acting skills

 ________.

a sport or activity where people ride a bike

 ________.

an activity where people dance with a partner using steps and movements

 ________.

a sport or activity where people do physical exercise indoors, sometimes using bars or ropes.

 ________.

a sport where two teams hit a ball over a high net with their hands

 ________.

an activity for people who love spending money

 ________.

an activity where people practise their skill with a camera

     ________.

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1 camping   2 drama   3 cycling / BMXing

4 ballroom dancing   5 gymnastics   6 volleyball

7 shopping   8 photography

3. Complete the sentences with the correct form of play, do or go.

If it rains when we’re on holiday, we usually stay in and ______________ board games.

Do you know anyone who ______________ martial arts?

I ______________ horse riding once when I was little and I hated it!

brother is quite fit. He ______________ running every morning before school.

Becky isn’t at home right now because she ______________ basketball.

If you want to build up your muscles, you have to ______________ weights.

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1 play   2 does   3 went   4 goes   5 ’s playing   6 do