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Talking about Sports

Dave and Harry are talking about their preferences for different sports…

Dave: Harry, do you like sports?

Harry: Yes, I do. I’m a very active person.

Dave: Me too. What’s your favourite sport?

Harry: Well, I love team sports like football, basketball, and volleyball.

Dave: I like those games too, but I prefer combat sports like karate and boxing.

Harry: Really? I think combat sports are very aggressive.

Dave: They’re not really... You can learn self-defence and they’re good for releasing stress and building confidence too.

Harry: That’s true, I suppose. There are so many different sports to try. It’s all about finding a sport that suits you!

Dave: Exactly! And trying them out is the fun part...

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Talking about Sports


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To put away something

To store things where they are usually kept.

Please put away your toys when you’re finished with them.

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To hang something up

To stop using something because you are no longer doing the activity or sport.

After the final fight of his career, he hung up his boxing gloves.

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To hang up

To end a phone conversation

I couldn’t hear him on the phone so I hung up.

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To put up with something or somebody

To accept or continue to accept and unpleasant situation.

I can put up his room being messy but I can’t put up with him leaving a mess around the house.

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To get up to

1.  To do something.

2.  To do something that others would disapprove of.

1.  What did you get up to on holiday?

2.  The children have been getting up to mischief recently.

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