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Be a good sport!

Be a good sport!

Sports writing is a good place to look for colourful writing.  Sports journalists would undoubtedly  be sacked for using the words ‘good’ and ‘bad’.  They use similies, metaphors and idiomatic expressions to the max to relay the excitement, tension and skill (or lack thereof) in the sports on which they are reporting.  Please note that English differentiates between winning and beating.  Also note the score in this article and what it is called.  It is a Cambridge favourite as the word has many meanings.

Earlier in the week I tried reblogging teacher Louise’s husband who is a football journalist.  His cohesive devices are delectable so I will attempt that again over the weekend.  I’m not sure whether it was a case of technical failure or human error.  It was probably the latter!

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You’ll soon be sporting a better vocabulary

You’ll soon be sporting a better vocabulary

So on this day, February 9th, in 1895 Volleyball was invented.  This got me thinking along the lines of sports and vocabulary.  Espressoenglish offers sports vocabulary in context, useful for talking about Olympic sports.  You can also find sports and health phrasal verbs on this American English site as well as other handy hints and tips.