The English of Sports

The English of Sport.
English is often the lingua franca of major tournaments and international matches. However athletes, coaches and sports administrators based far from large cities may not be able to get the specialised language training that they need to prepare for travel and competition.

English Rugby

The subjects covered include:

  • the numbers of sport
  • understanding press articles about sport
  • keeping score
  • leagues, tournaments, events and matches
  • sports idioms and clichés
  • false friends and common mistakes
  • technical vocabulary - fitness
  • technical vocabulary - football, tennis, table-tennis, badminton
  • training and dietary requirements
  • the language of fairplay
  • international travel, hotels & restaurants
  • chatting to other athletes and spectators
  • talking to the press
  • communicating with officials and organisers