Destination B2 Grammar and Vocabulary with answer will be very helpful for those who want to improve their vocabulary and other grammar structures. So, let’s learn unit 4: Hobbies, sport and games
Hobbies, sport and games
Topic vocabulary in contrast
|pitch / track / court / course / ring / rink||umpire/referee||sport /athletics|
|win / beat/ score||final / finale / end / ending||interval / half time|
|play / game||bat / stick / rod / racket||draw/equal|
|spectator/viewer||amateur/ professional||competitor / opponent|
|bring forward change the date/time of an event so it happens earlier||knock out defeat and remove from a competition; make unconscious|
|carry on continue||lookout be careful|
|get round to start (after planning to do sth for a long ti me)||pull out stop being involved in an activity|
|get up to do; do sth you should not do||put off delay, postpone|
|go in for enter (a competition, etc); like||put up with tolerate|
|go off stop liking||take to start (as a habit)|
|join in participate,take part||take up start (a hobby, sport, etc); fill an amount of space/time|
Phrases and collocations
|best||make the best of sth; do your best; the best at sth/doing|
|chance||have/take/get a chance to do; have a chance of doing; some/little/etc chance of (your) doing; the chances of (your) doing;take a chance (on sth);chance of a lifetime|
|9°||your go;have a go|
|height||in height;afraid of heights;height of sth|
|mad||mad about/on sth/sb/doing;go/become mad|
|pleasure||take pleasure in sth/doing;gain/get pleasure from sth/doing|
|side||(on) the opposite side; (on) the far side; side with sb; on the winning/losing side|
|talent||have a talent (for sth/doing);talent contest|
|time||on time;(just) in time;the whole time;high/about time;take your time (doing);take time to do; sth takes up (your) time;spend time doing;spend time on;at/for a certain time;time passes;find time to do;make/ find time for;for the time being; have a good/nice time (doing);tell the time;free/spare/leisure time|
|turn||turn (a)round/away;turn sth over;in turn;take turns;take it in turn(s) (to do); your turn (to do)|
|compete against/with sb; compete for/in sth||listen to sth/sb|
|concentrate on sth/doing||love sth/sb/doing; love to do|
|difficult to do;find sth difficult;find it difficult to do||mean to do; it/this means that; it/this means sth/doing|
|fond of sth/sb/doing||preferto do (rather than [to] do); prefer sth (rather than sth); prefer sth/doing (to sth/doing)|
|free to do;free from/of sth; free for sth||stop sth/doing;stop to do;stop sb from doing|
|interested in sth/doing||sure/certain make/be sure/certain that; sure/certain to do; be sure/certain of sth|
|1 involve sth/doing; involved in sth/doing|
|allow, disallow, allowance, allowable||fortune misfortune, (un)fortunate(ly)||medal medalist,medallion|
|associate disassociate, association, (un)associated||interest (un)interesting(ly)||oppose opposition, opponent, opposite,opposing|
|compete competition,competitor, competitive(ly)||know knowledge, (un)knowledgeable||practice practise, (im)practical(ly)|
|enjoy enjoyment, enjoyable||lose lost, loss||train retrain,trainer|
|equip equipment, equipped||maintain maintenance|
Here are some exercises on Hobbies, sport and games
A Circle the correct word or phrase.
1 The umpire / referee blew the whistle and the most important football match I’ve ever played began.
2 We used to play rugby in the winter term, football in the spring term, and we’d do athletics / sport and swimming in the summer term.
3 Do you fancy a game/play of cards?
4 I only do magic tricks for fun. I’VG never thought of becoming an amateur / a professional magician.
5 The play was so boring, WP walked out during half time/ the interval.
6 Coventry City equalled / drew 3-3 with Sunderland in the macth last Saturday.
7 Spectators / Viewers who watched last week’s programme will remember we were looking at the history of baseball.
8 We got through to the final / finale, but then lost to Cirencester.
9 Most people prefer films which have a happy end / ending.
10 Would all opponents / competitors please make their way to the starting line?
B Write one word in each gap.
1 Tony never used to want to join …………………………with the other kids in the playground.
2 Look …………………………! There’s a car coming!
3 Simone’s ………………………… to wearing a helmet whenever she goes cycling.
4 I was thinking of taking ………………………… scuba diving until I found out how expensive the equipment is.
5 They were knocked ………………………… in the semi-final.
6 Maybe we should bring the meeting ………………………… to this Tuesday instead of having it in two
7 Becca had to pull ………………………… of the race when she sprained her ankle.
8 Melissa doesn’t ………………………… in for adventure sports.
1 referee 2 athletics 3 game 4 professional 5 the interval
6 drew 7 Viewers 8 final 9 ending 10 competitors
1 in 2 out 3 taken 4 up
5 out 6 forward 7 out 8 go