When should I use “do” “go” or “play” ?

‘Do yoga? Play yoga? Go yoga?’

We use the verbs play, do and go with sports and activities.  Let`s see the differences and pay special attention to this video.

Activity 1

Observa atentamente el video para ver las diferencias entre ‘do’ ‘go’ or ‘play’

DO

Hobbies, repetitive actions and sports.

Hobbies, acciones repetitivas y deportes (actividades recreativas, deportes que no usan pelota) .

  • I do the shopping
  • They do exercise everyday
  • I do Karate on Saturdays.
  • My daughter does ballet.
  • ‘I heard that you do karate.’ – karate is a non-team activity.
  • ‘I do crossword puzzles in my free time.’ – crossword puzzles are not competitive.

Go

Go is used with activities that end -ing. We go somewhere to do something:

Usamos Go con deportes individuales o que terminan en ‘ing’

  • ‘I’m going fishing on Sunday.’
  • ‘Are you going skiing this winter?’
  • ‘She said she was going swimming.’

Play

Ahora Vamos a ver cuando usamos “Play”. Play is used with ball sports or competitive games where we play against another person:

(“Play” lo usamos para deportes en los cuales se usan un balón o una pelota, o deportes competitivos contra otro u otros participantes.)

 

  •  Why don’t we play a set of tennis?
  • Have you ever played ice hockey?
  •  I play Football twice per week

Activity 2

 Ahora que ya esta claro en que momentos utilizamos “go” y “play” ahora vamos a completar estas oraciones con PLAY o  GO . No olvides hacerlas en tu cuaderno

1. He used to _____ jogging every day when he was at university.

2. I love _____ a good game of chess from time to time.

3. This summer we _____ windsurfing every day on our vacation.

4. He’s quite the athlete. He _____ basketball, baseball and hockey, too.

5. My wife _____ horse riding twice a week

6. Why don’t we _____ a set of tennis?

 Activity 3

Ahora vamos a practicar un poco, no olvides poner atención al deporte para saber con que verbo va.

Decide y subraya “Play” o “Do” ?  No olvides hacerlo en tu cuaderno

Chess = Play/Do

Tennis = Play/Do

Karate = Play/Do

Volleyball = Play/Do

Ballet = Play/Do

Football = Play/Do

Activity 4

Elige la respuesta correcta, recuerda escribir las oraciones y la respuesta en tu cuaderno

  • Do you want to ___ hiking with me?
    do
    play
    go
  • Have you ever ___ ice-hockey?
    played
    gone
    done
  • I find ___ yoga to be very relaxing.
    playing
    doing
    going
  • They ___ sailing yesterday.
    played
    did
    went
  • ___ chess is a good mental excercise.
    Playing
    Going
    Doing
  • She ___ aerobics at the gym.
    does
    goes
    plays
  • I ___ athletics at school.
    played
    did
    went

MORE VOCABULARY ‘SPORTS’

gymnastics

handball

swimming

squash

volleyball

karate

running

bungee jumping

parachuting

windsurfing

scuba diving (buceo

canoeing