Sports is a topic that often comes up in the IELTS speaking part 1. Below you will find a list of some example questions and answers that you could encounter during part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.
The questions below are based on the real IELTS speaking exam. They serve as a great IELTS Speaking Part 1 prediction questions to help you prepare better before your test.
Sports Speaking Part 1 – Set 1
- Do you watch sports?I am a complete sports buff so I watch football, rugby, tennis, cricket and lots of other sports. I follow a football team so I often spend weekends at live matches cheering them on or watching the highlights on TV. I try to go to lots of sports events as I really enjoy it.
- What sport would you like to start watching in the future?I really want to get into boxing. I have never really watched a proper fight but I am going to watch a match next month because the boxers have been hyping it up online. I suppose I never thought of it as a sport before but seeing the training they have done has made me change my mind.
Sports Vocabulary Speaking Part 1 – Set 1
- a buff – a fan (e.g. sport)
- cheer (somebody) up – make somebody feel happier
- get into – become interested in
- Have you ever played any water sports?I played water polo when I was a teenager. It was an extracurricular activity I did with some friends, and I was quite good at it, but school work took over my time and I had to stop playing.
- Did you play any sports when you were younger?Yes, I did. I played basketball and football when I was younger. I enjoyed exercising very much, although I believe I found football a little more rewarding, as the extensive running
- Do you continue practising sports?I try to exercise at least three times a week, but I have to say my course schedule is quite time-consuming, so I don’t exercise as much as I would like.
- Have you ever attended the Olympics Games?Unfortunately, not. It is on my bucket list, and I enjoy watching the games on TV. I also watch the Winter Olympics and the Paralympics.
- What are your preferred sports?I enjoy all kinds of sports, but I have a special affinity for basketball and hiking. I remember being part of a fantastic basket ball team in high school, and going on hikes with some of my friends from that team.
- Do you enjoy partaking in competitions?I am quite a competitive person when it comes to sports. I like to push my own limits and aim for success. Succeeding in physical activities is extremely rewarding to me.
- How do you celebrate winning?Generally my team and I go for a meal to celebrate. We enjoy eating pizza as a congratulatory meal. Team spirit is very important to us and we ensure a healthy and supportive environment amongst the team members.
- Where are you from?I am from Copenhagen, in Denmark. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and a metropolis. It offers many attractions for all, like museums and gardens. One can also see the statue of the Little Mermaid, an important landmark, since the story was written by Danish authors.
- Do you have a job or are you a student?I work as a waiter in a local restaurant in Copenhagen. I find this profession extremely fulfilling, as I get to interact with people from all over the world, and the team’s morale is high, which is key for me.
- What would you change about your profession?I would change the work hours, as my current work schedule has many unsocial work hours. I am a social butterfly and I do love to dedicate time to my friends. It would be great to have a more flexible schedule, in that respect.
- What is your favourite sport?My favourite sport has got to be volleyball. I enjoy playing team sports and being outdoors. Add a beach to the deal and I truly is the cherry on top of the cake for me.
Set 5 Vocabulary
- metropolis – large, busy city
- fulfilling – rewarding
- morale – happiness and wellbeing of people within a team
- unsocial work hours – generally late working hours that would normally be spent socialising with people.
- social butterfly – a person who loves to socialise
- the cherry on top of the cake – would make it even better/the best it could be