VocabularySports Sports Winter Olympics The Olympic winter games take place every four years. In this section, we will learn some Olympic vocabulary and meet a few of this year’s competitors from the USA. Soccer/Football Soccer (in some countries called football) is a very popular sport. So if you want to watch or take part in an international match, it might be good to know the vocabulary in English. Tennis International tennis tournaments take place all year long. If you want to be able to join a discussion about tennis in English, make sure you know your vocabulary. Chess Chess is mental exercise. Be aware, however: if you stress your mental powers too much, you might have strange dreams. Idioms You can find sport related idioms on our “Idioms” page. example:The ball is in your court.= The next decision is yours to make.