Here at English-podcasts.com we like sport and especially rugby….. but what exactly are we talking about ??? Are you confused ? Do you need help ? Would like to know more ? Don’t worry, this quiz will help to put you in the picture.
Learning about sport is an important way to expand vocabulary and improve your English.
In this wholly unscientific “tongue in cheek” quiz you will see a lot of new vocabulary, learn a little about rugby, think a lot about yourself and have some fun at the same time.
To mark the Rugby World Cup in France 2023 we have chosen 6 positions in a rugby team which need different physical and mental qualities. For each question you can pick a response and at the end you will see which position would best suityour personality……
Before you start take a look these key words:
This is a SCRUM. The term Scrum Master is also used in Agile Management.
This player is scoring a TRY, in other words he is placing the ball over his team’s scoring line. For a successful try the team is awarded 5 points. The team then has the opportunity to add 2 points by “converting” the try which means kicking the ball over bar and the between the posts, like this;
There are 15 positions in a rugby team, each player has a specific role and their names describe what these roles entail. The names may look confusing but try to figure out what they mean. For this quiz we have chosen: the wing, the fly half, the scrum half, the flanker, the loosehead, and the hooker.
Which position in rugby best suits your personality ?
Are you Fast or Furious ? Do you possess strength, endurance or speed
? Take the quiz to match your personality to the best rugby position for you
For real rugby fans, try* (*no pun intended) these other tough rugby knowledge quizzes……
England v Australia rugby quiz
The postponement of the England and France game could be a blow to the former's
chances as they head into the quarter-finals potentially undercooked. England
have not really been challenged so far in this World cup, with the greatest
respect to the teams that they have already played.
That said, the Australians looked poor for most of the pool stage and with six
losses in a row against England, they face an uphill task to
England will certainly fancy their chances in this one but must get off to a
strong start which will knock the confidence of the Aussies and allow them to
All will be seen in the quarter final match on Saturday 19 October.
For now, let's see how much you know about this N°1 of sporting rivalry
Let us give you a helping hand in choosing your French holiday destination.
We have devised 12 questions to help you decide from all the fantastic places in France where you should spend your holidays/vacation.
Of course it’s only a guide, you may have other ideas !
It should come as no surprise to know that France is the world’s most popular tourist destination. With 89 million visitors every year, France is a head and shoulders above Spain, which comes in second, receiving 82 million visitors per year. The number 3 spot goes to the USA with 78 million. These statistics confirm that France has been the world’s first choice holiday destination for many years.
Well, you have a choice of mouthwatering food, medieval history, beaches, mountains, stunning landscapes, vineyards, wine, festivals and 44 UNESCO world heritage sites.
So, how to choose where to go ? Try is fun quiz to give you some ideas.
Your holiday in France
Did you know that your personal tastes and interests reveal a lot about where
you should holiday. Try this fun quiz about taking a vacation in France.
As you probably know Toulouse in South West France is the home town of english-podcasts. So let us take you on a journey around this historical, beautiful and gastronomic city.
This quiz is full of interesting and off-the-wall facts about the Pink City. You won’t know the answer to some of the questions but don’t worry take it as an opportunity to learn more about Toulouse if you plan to spend a few days here. This is a Guide Book experience in a quiz !
Some of the questions refer to this video on our YouTube channel where we walked around the streets of Toulouse trying to find out the history behind these strange names. You can see Toulouse and the questions in the quiz will come to life.
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