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What other sports do you like watching or playing?

What other sports do you like watching or playing?

We asked football fans in Brazil a series of questions about Brazilian football and culture and English. In this video, the fans tell us what other sports they like watching and playing. What sports do you think they will talk about?

Watch the video and complete the activities in the learn section at the bottom of the page.

Tapescript

First watch the video, then, if the video is too difficult, try reading the tapescript to help your understanding.

Patricia: I like watching volleyball a lot. It's like the second sport here in Brazil.

Emanuela: I really like to watch volleyball.

Joao Pedro: I like watching volleyball.

Walerie: I like watching and playing volleyball. 

Emanuela: They score a lot, so I think it's more interesting.

Victor: I'm keen on volleyball and tennis.I like to play both.

Aloisio: Well, err, I like tennis and I played tennis, too, when I was a child. And I like a little bit of volleyball.

Joao: I like playing tennis and basketball, also watching.

Artur: I like playing basketball.

Mateus: Basketball and rugby.

Andre: I like to surf.

Fernando: I really like cycling. I'm a very keen cyclist to be honest. And I also like sailing, watersports in general.

Sabrina: I love watch swimming and ice-skating. And I like to swim.

Caio: I like to watch swimming and basketball.

Karina: I like playing everything, football, foot-volley, volleyball... just a really sporty girl.

What did you understand?

 
Activity 1: In this activity, learn some vocabulary that was used by the fans. Match the vocabulary to the definitions. Can you remember which other sports the fans like?
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Over to you: What other sports do you like watching and playing?

Is football the most popular sport in your country? Why?
What other sports are popular in your country? Do you watch or play them?
What sports are your country good at?
 
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Richard J's picture
Richard J
22/02/2021
EC
2846
points

In my country the most practiced and watched sport is football because I think is really easy to understand and play and besides that you can play it everywhere. Other sport really popular and practiced just in my country is "Ecuavolley" this sport is a variant of volleyball, it differs in the number of players and in the ways you can hit the ball. I usually play football and volley with my friends. Another sport that is taking force in the recent years in Ecuador is cycling.


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Richard J
22/02/2021 13:53
Ecuador
Liverpool
2846

In my country the most practiced and watched sport is football because I think is really easy to understand and play and besides that you can play it everywhere. Other sport really popular and practiced just in my country is "Ecuavolley" this sport is a variant of volleyball, it differs in the number of players and in the ways you can hit the ball. I usually play football and volley with my friends. Another sport that is taking force in the recent years in Ecuador is cycling.

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mobeckham
14/06/2020
TR
6470
points

Football is definitely the most popular sport in Turkey
Basketball and volleyball are so popular as well
I sometimes play Basketball with my students
We are good at football , basketball & volleyball


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mobeckham
14/06/2020 12:03
Turkey
Manchester United
6470

Football is definitely the most popular sport in Turkey
Basketball and volleyball are so popular as well
I sometimes play Basketball with my students
We are good at football , basketball & volleyball

Maysa Amin
17/12/2018
EG
7
points

Football is the most popular sport in my country, there are a million fans and supporters here like it. They like both watching and playing it. Because it is an affordable type of sport just only you need a ball. It is a game of skill, where ball control is far more important than physical conditioning, even children play it in the street every day. Also, here adore with the world cup matches. The second sport here is handball. The Egyptian handball team is more successful than the football one. We made it to the Olympics more than any other sport and achieved higher worldwide rankings than any other sport.
I used to play handball when I was a child. Nowadays I play it, with my friend when we have free time. It’s always a bit of a rush and I never get a chance to really enjoy it properly, so I wish I had more time for that.


Maysa Amin
17/12/2018 00:17
Egypt
Liverpool
7

Football is the most popular sport in my country, there are a million fans and supporters here like it. They like both watching and playing it. Because it is an affordable type of sport just only you need a ball. It is a game of skill, where ball control is far more important than physical conditioning, even children play it in the street every day. Also, here adore with the world cup matches. The second sport here is handball. The Egyptian handball team is more successful than the football one. We made it to the Olympics more than any other sport and achieved higher worldwide rankings than any other sport.
I used to play handball when I was a child. Nowadays I play it, with my friend when we have free time. It’s always a bit of a rush and I never get a chance to really enjoy it properly, so I wish I had more time for that.

anhduongspurs
06/06/2018
VN
1084
points

Yes,it's the most popular.
Basketball and badminton.Yes, I play both.
Football


anhduongspurs
06/06/2018 14:27
Vietnam
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1084

Yes,it's the most popular.
Basketball and badminton.Yes, I play both.
Football

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I am from Russia
27/03/2018
RU
388
points

In heading in Brazil I have don't work quizes all of them.


I am from Russia's picture
I am from Russia
27/03/2018 11:18
Russia
Liverpool
388

In heading in Brazil I have don't work quizes all of them.

Rich's picture
Rich
28/03/2018
ES
594
points

Hi I am from Russia,

Thanks for your comment. This content is quite old now (from the last World Cup) and it uses some quiz formats that are no longer available. Thanks for letting us know. I hope you still find the videos useful for your learning.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
28/03/2018 08:21
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi I am from Russia,

Thanks for your comment. This content is quite old now (from the last World Cup) and it uses some quiz formats that are no longer available. Thanks for letting us know. I hope you still find the videos useful for your learning.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kwesimanifest
21/08/2016
GH
4768
points

My country is also good at hockey


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/08/2016 22:03
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

My country is also good at hockey

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/08/2016
GH
4768
points

A second popular sport in my country is boxing.
I often watch it


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/08/2016 22:03
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

A second popular sport in my country is boxing.
I often watch it

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/08/2016
GH
4768
points

Yes football is the most popular sport in my country because its is the most watched activity in ghana


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/08/2016 22:01
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Yes football is the most popular sport in my country because its is the most watched activity in ghana

yct
15/08/2016
PT
197
points

Yes, football is the most popular sport in my country because the people because people are truly passionate. I like play an whatch swimming and volleyball.


yct
15/08/2016 21:14
Portugal
Manchester United
197

Yes, football is the most popular sport in my country because the people because people are truly passionate. I like play an whatch swimming and volleyball.

Rich's picture
Rich
15/08/2016
ES
594
points

Hi yct

I love football but I enjoy watching other sports when the Olympics is on. Thanks for your comment!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
15/08/2016 21:59
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi yct

I love football but I enjoy watching other sports when the Olympics is on. Thanks for your comment!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Basketball,not a lot.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016 03:41
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Basketball,not a lot.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes it is,because it is very interesting.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/04/2016 03:41
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes it is,because it is very interesting.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Even we are not so good at football we still love it the most. That is the sport that connects us and constantly give us so much joy.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
22/11/2015 15:31
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Even we are not so good at football we still love it the most. That is the sport that connects us and constantly give us so much joy.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Football and cycling are more popular


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 09:03
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Football and cycling are more popular

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015
ME
3557
points

Along with the basketball yes! I play both sports. My country is good at water polo.


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/11/2015 19:02
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Along with the basketball yes! I play both sports. My country is good at water polo.

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015
BR
1315
points

Yes, is very popular. It's all like it


almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
01/11/2015 20:48
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

Yes, is very popular. It's all like it

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/02/2016
ME
3557
points

Your country is very good in voleyball also! And many sports..


aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
05/02/2016 15:21
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Your country is very good in voleyball also! And many sports..

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Goals

Complete this lesson and you will:

Learn some new vocabulary

Practise listening

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Tips

Remember when one verb is followed by another, the second verb can either be an infinitive or an –ing form. Some verbs can be followed by either an infinitive, or an –ing form but with a change in meaning. 

Remember! With an ‘ing’ form, ‘like’ means ‘enjoy’. 

Extension

If you want to find out more about how to use infinitives and -ing forms click here.