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What is Ping pong? #1 (permalink) Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:44 am   What is Ping pong?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #195 "Real life sports vocabulary", question 1

Ping-pong players hit the ball with .........

(a) paddles
(b) rackets
(c) bats
(d) clubs

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #195 "Real life sports vocabulary", answer 1

Ping-pong players hit the ball with paddles

Correct answer: (a) paddles
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What is Ping pong? It is a table tennis, isn't it? I don't understand why the answer is paddles instead of bats.

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What is Ping pong? #2 (permalink) Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:42 am   What is Ping pong?
 

Hi,

Yes, it is table tennis. I prefer 'bats' but apparently 'paddles' is all right!

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Real life sports vocabulary #3 (permalink) Wed Mar 02, 2011 19:11 pm   Real life sports vocabulary
 

Hi.
My question is the first sentence in the "Real life sport vocabulary"

1."Ping-pong players hit the ball with..."

(a) paddles
(b) rackets
(c) bats
(d) clubs
Correct answer: (a) paddles

I choose C according to the definition of "ping-pong" in the Longman dictionary:"an indoor game played on a table by two people with a small plastic ball and two bats"

Please help me with this .
Thanks a lot
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Re: Real life sports vocabulary #4 (permalink) Wed Mar 02, 2011 19:39 pm   Re: Real life sports vocabulary
 

^^vangiang^^ wrote:
I choose C according to the definition of "ping-pong" in the Longman dictionary:"an indoor game played on a table by two people with a small plastic ball and two bats"

Please help me with this .
Thanks a lot

Actually, here's an excerpt from a wiki article on the subject:

In the USA the term "paddle" is common, in Europe the term is "bat," and the official ITTF term is "racket".

Courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_tennis#Racket
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What is Ping pong? #5 (permalink) Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:13 am   What is Ping pong?
 

To avoid confusion, I've changed 'rackets' to 'rockets' and 'bats' to 'hats'.

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What is Ping pong? #6 (permalink) Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:00 am   What is Ping pong?
 

Hello, here there is a mistake because ping-pong a game played like tennis with bats and a small plastic ball on a table with a net across it. (Oxford Dictionary)
paddle: is used for rowing a canoe. There is a wide part at one end or both.
oar: is used for rowing a boat but it has a wide part at one end.

My test was rated:

correct sentence:
Ping-pong players hit the ball with paddles

Correct answer: (a) paddles

Your answer was: incorrect
your sentence:
Ping-pong players hit the ball with bats

Translate sentence or define "paddles"
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What is Ping pong? #7 (permalink) Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:17 am   What is Ping pong?
 

Yes, Torsten's changes don't seem to have been picked up after a year.
This failure of the system to pick up changes is the reason I have stopped editing errors in the tests.
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What is Ping pong? #8 (permalink) Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:51 am   What is Ping pong?
 

Hello Bez,

I wrote my remark and after I saw that Alan said the paddles are correct also. Can be the paddles called bats also ?

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What is Ping pong? #9 (permalink) Sun Mar 04, 2012 17:13 pm   What is Ping pong?
 

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What is Ping pong? #10 (permalink) Sun Mar 04, 2012 17:48 pm   What is Ping pong?
 

It is new for me.
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What is Ping pong? #11 (permalink) Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:06 am   What is Ping pong?
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

Yes, it is table tennis. I prefer 'bats' but apparently 'paddles' is all right!

Alan

The PADDLES according to the Dictionary.com is a small implement with a short handle for holding in one hand and a wide or rounded blade for rocket in table tennis or pin-pong.
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What is Ping pong? #12 (permalink) Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:07 am   What is Ping pong?
 

Hello,

If the 'paddles' and 'bats' also good I adhere to bats because I knew this expressions for a long time but many thanks for the paddles what I knew till now, they are good to move a canoe. But I've just seen the ping-pong bats on the Internet, and they are called not only ping-pong bats and ping-pong paddles but ping-pong rackets also.

RACKETS:


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What is Ping pong? #13 (permalink) Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:42 pm   What is Ping pong?
 

really interesting...gr8 informtn for me //will be looking forwrd for more...thnkz
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What is Ping pong? #14 (permalink) Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:16 am   What is Ping pong?
 

Dear Madam,

What does captioned group or tour refers? Could you please explain me.

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What is Ping pong? #15 (permalink) Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:28 am   What is Ping pong?
 

What is the context/ (Where did you see/read/hear it?)
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