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Collocations Quiz: Sports

1. break a record

If someone breaks a record, you'd expect them to be

a. very excited

b. disappointed

c. hospitalized

2. dirty player

A "dirty player" is a player who often

a. plays unfairly

b. plays badly

c. plays while dirty

3. keep fit

You'll keep fit if you

a. buy smaller clothes

b. stay physically active

c. don't do physical exercise

4. keep score

If we don't keep score, we won't know

a. who's scoring

b. who's playing

c. who's winning

5. kick a goal

Footballers kick goals with

a. their heads

b. their balls

c. their feet

6. lose a game

I wouldn't have lost the game if

a. I hadn't played so well

b. I'd played a bit better

c. I'd played so badly

7. miss a goal

When top players miss very easy goals, they often look

a. excited

b. relieved

c. embarrassed

8. score a goal

After scoring a goal, Ronaldo

a. took his goal home

b. hugged his teammates

c. apologized for missing

9. victory lap

A victory lap is

a. a lap that ensures a victory

b. a lap to celebrate winning

c. the last lap of a race

10. win a game

After winning the game, we felt

a. proud of ourselves

b. sorry for ourselves

c. angry with ourselves

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. break a record - If someone breaks a record, you'd expect them to be: a) very excited b) disappointed c) hospitalized

2. dirty player - A "dirty player" is a player who often: a) plays unfairly b) plays badly c) plays while dirty

3. keep fit - You'll keep fit if you: a) buy smaller clothes b) stay physically active c) don't do physical exercise

4. keep score - If we don't keep score, we won't know: a) who's scoring b) who's playing c) who's winning

5. kick a goal - Footballers kick goals with: a) their heads b) their balls c) their feet

6. lose a game - I wouldn't have lost the game if: a) I hadn't played so well b) I'd played a bit better c) I'd played so badly

7. miss a goal - When top players miss very easy goals, they often look: a) excited b) relieved c) embarrassed

8. score a goal - After scoring a goal, Ronaldo: a) took his goal home b) hugged his teammates c) apologized for missing

9. victory lap - A victory lap is: a) a lap that ensures a victory b) a lap to celebrate winning c) the last lap of a race

10. win a game - After winning the game, we felt: a) proud of ourselves b) sorry for ourselves c) angry with ourselves

Contributor: Matt Errey