sports ielts speaking part 1

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

  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.
  2. 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

Set 2

  1. 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.

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Set 3

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Set 4

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Set 5

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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