Describe a live sports match that you have watched

Describe a live sports match that you have watched

Describe a live sports match that you have watched

IELTS CUE CARD TOPIC

Describe a live sports match that you have watched

What it was?

When you watched it?

What was it like?

How did you feel about it?

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes

Sample Answer 1

Introduction:

  • Being a cricket fanatic, I have an uncanny knack for watching cricket matches.
  • I always find it comfortable to watch a cricket match from the comfort of my home.
  • However, on one occasion, I specially went to Mumbai to watch a live cricket match.

What it was?, and When you watched it?

  • It was in the year 2013.
  • I went to Mumbai to see a cricket match between India and West Indies.
  •  It was the last match of Mr Sachin Tendular, a legendary batsman.

What it was like?

  • The environment inside the stadium was breathtaking.
  • The stadium was jampacked.
  • People from faraway nations like Canada had come to watch Sachin playing for the last time in an international match.
  • Since I was standing close to the pavilion, I managed to get the autograph of Sachin.
  • When India won the game, the crowd went berserk.
  • When Sachin was leaving the grounds, most of the people had wet eyes.

And how you felt about it?

  • It was an emotionally enriching experience for me.
  • On the other hand, I was happy that finally, I got a chance to see Sachin playing live in a cricket match.
  • But, on the other hand, I was sad deep inside because it was his last international cricket game.
  • That day I learnt, an important lesson, and that nothing is permanent in this world.
  • Sachin Tendulkar played international cricket for 24 years, and his career ended that day. It shows that good things also come to an end.
  • Therefore we must accept change in our lives.

Conclusion

  • The wonderful experience of that match would always remain etched in my memories.

Sample Answer 2

Introduction

  • Being an ardent fan of cricket, I watch most cricket matches.

What it was?, and When you watched it?

  • Although I watch most of the matches on television, last year I watched a live international cricket match.
  • I watched it at the newly built international cricket stadium near my hometown.

What was it like?

  • The constant roars from the crowd made the match more interesting.
  • In the middle of the game, I met friends from my college.
  • I joined their group, and we all had guffaws of laughter.
  • Since it was a day and night match, the 2nd innings was played under floodlights.
  • During that time, the whole crowd went berserk.

How did you feel about it?

  • For me, it was a dream come true
  • It was an out of the world experience for me.
  • For the first few minutes, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
  • My favourite sports stars like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and David Warner were playing right in front of me.
  • That day I realized that the best place to watch a cricket match is the cricket stadium.
  • When we watch it on the television, we do not get the right feel.
  • Whereas at the stadium, you feel as if you are a team member and you are helping your team by cheering up for the players.
  • The day became special because, after many struggles, Team India won the match
  • Immediately after the game was over, I managed to go close to Virat Kohli.
  • I had asked for his autograph, and he humbly accepted my request.

Sample Answer 3

Introduction:

  • Being a football player, I do not get enough chances to watch a live match as an audience.
  • Because most of the times, I have to participate as a player
  • However, recently due to an unforeseen contingency, I got an opportunity to watch a live football match

What it was?, and When you watched it?

  • Last month, there was a match between our college and St. Stephen’s college football team.
  • I was a part of my college team and eagerly waiting to participate in that match.
  • However, just before the match, I met with an accident.
  • I didn’t get many injuries, but I had swelling on my right foot.
  • After a discussion with my coach, I decided not to play the match.
  • However, I stayed at the stadium to watch the match and cheer for my team.

What it was like?

  • Since, the game was between two of the best teams in our city, there was a huge crowd at the stadium.
  • After the first half, I had gone to my team’s dressing room and advised my team.
  • My team was lagging by one goal at the starting of the second half.
  • Nevertheless, we won the match.
  • Upon winning, the captain told me that my advice had helped them to score three goals

And how you felt about it?

  • Initially, I was upset for not being a part of the team.
  • But as the match had progressed, I started enjoying it.
  • Moreover, I realized that we can learn about the game not only by playing it but also by watching it.

Conclusion

  • The quality time I had during the match would always remain etched in my memories.

Sample Answer 4

Introduction:

There is no denying this conviction that sports play a vital role in people’s life. Due to this reason, a rising number of individuals play various games in this contemporary epoch. People these days prefer both indoor and outdoor sports. Although playing a sport is the ultimate fun, watching a live sports match works like a charm.

Being a sports enthusiast, I find extreme pleasure in playing sports. I am a big fan of soccer, and my favourite player is Ronaldo. I have this habit of watching every match played by him on Tv.

What it was? and When you watched it?

However, I would like to talk about a soccer match arranged last year by the local authorities to motivate more young adults to participate. In reality, I was a key member of the team, yet I did not take part in that match because of an injury.

What it was like?

The injury forced me not to play that match. However, I had a close look at it while sitting in the stadium. 

Initially, I had apprehensions about whether I would enjoy the game or not. But as the match had progressed, I started enjoying it. Till the end of the match the situation kept on changing and the audience remained too much engrossed in the game. People were screaming to buck up the players. In the match, both teams played with determination, dedication and discipline. Finally, our team won the game by one goal.

And how you felt about it?

For me, it was an enticing experience to see both the team players showing sportsman spirit by hugging each other to exhibit their optimistic attitude. Finally, during the prize distribution ceremony, the best performers the players who performed well were given trophies. 

Conclusion:

All in all, it was a different kind of experience for me. 

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a live sports match that you have watched”.

1. Do you prefer to watch live sports or watch them on TV?

Being a sports enthusiast, I love to watch live sports. However, due to a shortage of time, I have to watch it on television. Although there are many advantages of watching a sports match on television, it cannot beat the fun and excitement generated in a stadium.

2. Why do some people like to watch live sports?

The main reason is the environment inside the stadium or playground. There is no denying this conviction that sports matches shown on television these days are beautifully picturised, yet they cannot match the excitement shown in a live match. When you are in the middle of the crowd in a stadium, you feel like an integral part of the playing squad.

3. What kind of sports do Indian people like to watch?

 In the past decades, most Indians used to watch live cricket matches. There was a relatively small audience for other sports. However, nowadays, Indian people show interest in the live telecast of all kinds of sports like hockey, football, tennis, basketball and so on. And due to this massive change, many sports which were on the verge of extinction have revived. Kabaddi is the prime example of this, due to a league of Kabaddi it is back in focus.

4. Do you think competition is good for students?

Yes, competition is worthwhile for students because it brings the best out of them. When they compete, they plan and execute. Sometimes they have to adopt new strategies and techniques to beat the opponent. The biggest benefit they get is that they learn how to work with determination, dedication and discipline. Therefore, healthy competition brings a paradigm shift in the lives of children.

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1Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful IELTS cue card
2Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media
3Describe a live sports match that you have watched
4Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card
5Describe an occasion when many people were smiling
6Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
7Describe a street market in your city
8Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card
9Describe a time when you helped a friend
10Describe a law on environmental protection
11Describe a puzzle you have played
12Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports music
13Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in
14Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he/she didn’t want to do
15Describe an argument between two of your friends
16Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card
17Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card
18Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card
19Describe a time when you felt bored
20Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of a public
21Describe a time when you changed your opinion
22Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time
23Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there
24Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line
25Describe a skill that you can teach other people
26Describe a part of a city or a town you enjoy spending time in
27Describe a time when you were really close to a wild animal
28Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card
29Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card
30Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with
31Describe a time when your computer broke down
32Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people IELTS cue card
33Describe a person who you think is very open
34Describe a person who wears unusual clothes
35Describe a short trip that you often take but you do not like
36Describe your first day at school
37Describe an art exhibition that you visited
38Describe a piece of international news you have just recently heard
39Describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip
40Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card
41Describe a bag you want to own
42Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination
43Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth
44Describe a time you saw children behave badly in public
45Describe your favourite weather
46Describe your favourite singer IELTS cue card
47Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood
48Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally
49Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about
50Describe an aquatic animal
51Talk about a health condition that you had and found a solution for it online IELTS Cue Card
52Describe an occasion when you wasted your time
53Describe a family which you like and are happy to know
54Describe a time when you received good news
55Describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language IELTS cue card
56Describe a special hotel you stayed in
57Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone
58Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future
59Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.
60Describe an old person you know and respect
61Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played
62Describe an old friend you got in contact with again
63Describe an interesting conversation that you had
64Describe a time you made a promise to someone
65Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time
66Describe a good decision you made recently
67Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result
68Describe an ambition that you have for a long time
69Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise
70Describe an interesting tradition in your country.
71Describe an event in which you were unsuccessful.
72Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time
73Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future
74Describe an intelligent person you know
75Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school IELTS cue card
76Describe a photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken).
77Describe a large company that you are interested in
78Describe a time when a family member asked for your help
79Describe a dinner you really enjoyed
80Describe a time you got lost in a place you did not know about
81Describe a foreign country you want to know more about?
82Describe a volunteering experience you have had
83Describe your favourite movie IELTS cue card
84Talk about a recent health-related article that you have read IELTS cue card
85Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend.
86Describe a prize that you received
87Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
88Describe an article on health you read in a magazine or on the internet
89Describe a polite person whom you know
90Describe a place where you are able to relax
91Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in.
92Describe an energetic person that you know
93Talk about a famous person that you like the most IELTS cue card
94Describe a program or app in your computer or phone
95Describe a special day or a memory of your school or college days
96Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future
97Describe a gadget you own.
98Describe a time when you had some medicine
99Describe a friend/person who is a good leader
100Describe a famous celebrity from your nation who you admire.
101Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution
102Describe a famous person that you are interested in
103Describe an area of science that interests you
104Describe a mistake you have made.

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