‘Play’, ‘do’ and ‘go’ for sports – English In A Minute

‘Play’, ‘do’ and ‘go’ for sports – English In A Minute


Hi, I’m Phil from BBC Learning English. Today, I’m going to tell you how we use play, do and go with different sports. So, for team sports or ball games, we use play. So, I can say: I play football. I don’t play tennis. For more individual activities, we use do. So, we can say: I do exercise. I don’t do judo. Then, for activities ending in –ING, we often use go. So, I can say: I go running. Or: I don’t go swimming. Of course, there are some exceptions, but try to remember. Play for team sports or ball games. Do for individual activities and go for activities ending in –ING.

33 Replies to “‘Play’, ‘do’ and ‘go’ for sports – English In A Minute”

  1. Sharp, short n to the point! Thanks for your help. You just explained it in one minute what nobody can't explain it within an hour!

  2. I never played volleyball when i was child .
    Doing yoga is helpfull for mental illness .
    The player go to wrestling competision .

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  4. The answer is letter C.
    GO SWIMMING 🏊 !!!!!!!!!
    These videos are such a good thing. Greetings from Peru. 😁😀

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