Unit 2 – Sports ESL Kids Lesson


Unit 2: Sports


  • In this ESL kids lesson, students will learn to express a preference of different kinds of sports.
  • Students will learn words and expressions used when talking about their favorite sports.
  • It also teaches learners how to talk about personal abilities using some adjectives followed by prepositions (good at, bad at) and the modal verb ‘can.'
  • The lesson also teaches students how to compare things in the most fundamental
  • To learn to conjugate verbs in the present tense while highlighting how the form changes in the third person singular.
  • The lesson will teach compound words & nouns essential vocabulary building skills.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

sports video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

sports game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

sports test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Sports'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

It's a sports and P.E. day at school. Freddie, Lisa, and the others are on the playground. Students are playing different kinds of games. A conversation begins about their sports preferences and an expression of their abilities. Freddie and Bob are amazed by a short boy outplaying the tall boys in basketball, which goes to teach kids to avoid stereotypical judgment of others.


basketball, volleyball, soccer, table tennis, badminton, tennis, running

Key Sentences/Grammar

Sentence Structures:
  • I like playing volleyball.
  • Sally is good at playing volleyball.
  • The short boy is good at playing basketball.
  • He is better than the tall boys.
  • I can run faster.


Adjectives followed by prepositions (good atbad at), comparatives (better than, faster)

1- Compound Words/Nouns

(Words formed by combining two words)

  • basket + ball = basketball
  • volley + ball = volleyball
  • table + tennis table tennis (compound noun)

2- Verb 'to like'  -  present simple

(The verb 'to like' is a stative verb that describes a state, situation or condition. The focus will be on how the verb only changes in the 3rd person singular. )

  • I like volleyball. (1st person singular)
  • You like volleyball. (2nd  person singular)
  • She likes volleyball. (3rd person singular)
  • Sally likes volleyball. (3rd  person singular)
  • We like volleyball. (1st  person plural)
  • You(many) like volleyball. (2nd  person plural)
  • They like volleyball. (3rd person plural)

3- Adjectives followed by prepositions

(Some adjectives are often followed by a preposition in particular circumstances. When talking about things we can do very well or very badly, we often use the adjective 'good' or 'bad' followed by the preposition 'at'. )

  • I am good at volleyball.
  • I am good at math.
  • He is good at playing basketball.
  • I'm bad at playing soccer.
  • Are you good at playing soccer?
  • What sports are you good at?

This lesson is part of the Level 3 English course.

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