Vocabulary Topic – Sport

Collocation Examples
Performance enhancing Many athletes use performance enhancing drugs to do better in sports.
Record improved Many students saw that their behavior record improved when they started to behave better.
Competitive sports Americans love watching competitive sports because they are inherently competitive.
Average body The average body weight for a 5 foot female is 105 pounds.
Ultra-endurance Ultra-endurance sports force humans to work their hardest for as long as possible.
Specialized bodies Tall people have specialized bodies for the sport of basketball.
Financial incentives Many athletes take steroids because performing better provides financial incentives.
Athletic performance Athletic performance varies between people and is based on body type and experience.
Energy efficient It is most energy efficient to eat protein and carbs before playing sports.
Changing genes Over time, changing genes in humans has caused athletes to perform better.
Different mindset We have a different mindset today about global warming than we did twenty years ago.
Tearing tendons Athletes must be careful when lifting weights because tearing tendons is a serious concern.
Human health Taking drugs and drinking alcohol is not good for human health.
Controversial issue Global warming is a controversial issue in today’s political world.