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Learn English meaning of badminton

Date: Apr 20 2020

Themes: Health, Hobbies, Sports

Grammar: It's vs. Its


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In the United States, the three most popular sports are basketball, baseball, and American football. When Americans think about sports, badminton doesn’t usually come to mind. But in other parts of the world, like China, badminton is very popular. What sports you like is all about where you live.

Badminton is a racket sport, played either one on one or with doubles. The game is played on a badminton court, and the players must hit the shuttlecock over the net. Players score points by having the shuttlecock land in the other player’s court.

Marni wants to play badminton at a party this weekend. Find out if Kellie will join her in today’s English lesson about a fun sport.


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Marni:  You know what game I think we should play at the party this weekend?

Kellie:  What game?

Marni:  The perfect lawn game. Badminton!

Kellie:  You know what? I really want to learn how to play badminton.

Marni:  It’s so much fun. First of all, the little birdie that you hit, is called a shuttlecock.

Kellie:  Is it hard?

Marni:  It can be really fast paced. But I think you just have to embrace it and think of it as fun. It’s kind of uncommon… not a lot of people play it. So I think you’ll be in good company.

Kellie:  It seems similar to tennis. Do you think so?

Marni:  I guess somewhat. It’s kind of, I think, a combination of tennis and volleyball.

Kellie:  Can we play doubles?

Marni:  Why not? We’ll make up our own rules, right? I think it’ll be a lot of fun and I think we’re going to love it.

Kellie:  Oh my gosh, I can’t wait.


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Marni wants to play badminton at a party this weekend. She thinks badminton is the perfect lawn game. Marni says that badminton is pretty uncommon, so most people aren’t very good at it.

Kellie doesn’t know how to play badminton. But she wants to learn, and she wants to play doubles with Marni. Marni thinks that once Kellie has a racket in her hand, she will love playing badminton.

Do you like playing badminton? What is your favorite sport?



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Viet Nam

I really like playing badminton. It’s good for my health. I often play it with my friends. It’s fun game.

01:10 AM Apr 22 2020 |

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Russian Federation

I used to play badminton a lot, but  now there is no time  to start it again.

12:26 PM Jun 17 2016 |

nasrin jojo

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

that sounds amazing sport,i really crazy about it

i cant imagine why most people specially men like football????

great lawn game without ball :-)

06:51 PM May 14 2015 |

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La Princesse de la vie


Badminton is very uncommon here as well. The most common sport, and maybe the only one that has got a lot of audience, is football. But I don’t like football :D I actually almost dislike anything with a ball..

I like biking and races. Also surfing and skiing, these unusual things that don’t exist here give me the rush.

09:26 AM May 08 2015 |



United States

Badminton minutes is when you make a bad move.

04:38 PM May 06 2015 |

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I am playing batminton every weekends with my friends and it’s very good game and it’s fun game.

11:30 AM May 06 2015 |




I like playing  badminton outside,like ola wrote playing outside had many obstacles.But if weather is nice playing outside is a good choice.Honestly i had some bad experiences with badmintons,some of them on the tree,some were on the roof.My partner hit it too hard to directly came to my eye.but it brings too much fun for me

09:15 AM May 06 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love badmin , I play it with my friends double in gym ,three night  in week

04:52 AM May 06 2015 |




I usually play badminton with my friends once a week… One on one is tired.  And we like to play doubles.




Badminton is my game. But it’s better to play it inside, in a gym. There’s always and obstacle outside – too windy, to many trees, or step on something prickly, or stumble, or sun is shining into your eyes. But in a gym, it’s totally different much more fast paced story. Just be ready to hit the shuttle back. I and my friend used to play it very very fast. :)

02:30 AM May 06 2015 |

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