Sports and Hobbies: Play, Go or Do?

Sports and Hobbies: play, do or go? Here are a few general rules that will help ESL students learn the grammar and speak well.


  1. movement; not done all in one place
  2. go cycling, go skiing, go swimming, go fishing


  1. in one place
  2. do body building, do archery, do yoga, do puzzles



  1. have a moving object like a ball, puck, birdie
  2. play soccer, play badminton, play football, play ping pong


  1. guitar, violin, tambourine

Part 2    Pair Work Practice

Here are some speaking prompts to practice making Q and A with play, go or do.

How often do you….?

  1. Swimming
  2. Table tennis
  3. Jogging
  4. Hiking
  5. Singing
  6. Judo
  7. Cello
  8. Crossword puzzles
  9. Sudoku
  10. Yoga
  11. Baduk
  12. Origami





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