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players shoot and try to score points #1 (permalink) Tue May 10, 2011 20:04 pm   players shoot and try to score points
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #196 "Real life sports vocabulary 3", question 5

In soccer, basketball, and hockey, players ......... and try to score points.

(a) shoot
(b) throw
(c) kick
(d) hurl

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #196 "Real life sports vocabulary 3", answer 5

In soccer, basketball, and hockey, players shoot and try to score points.

Correct answer: (a) shoot
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I would say: kick in soccer, throw in basketball and shoot in hockey, why not?
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players shoot and try to score points #2 (permalink) Tue May 10, 2011 20:41 pm   players shoot and try to score points
 

Although they do all those as part of the game, the single sporting technical term for :
kicking at the goal in soccer
throwing for the hoop in basketball
directing the ball towards the goal in hockey

is 'shoot'.

"With a hefty kick he shoots for goal."
"He catches the throw, leaps and shoots for the hoop."
"There's a clash of sticks but Blues win the ball and shoot for goal."

Google Dictionary:
(in soccer, hockey, basketball, etc.) Kick, hit, or throw the ball or puck in an attempt to score a goal
Williams twice shot wide
after school, we'd go straight out in the alley to shoot baskets
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