Describe a sports program you like to watch IELTS Cue Card

Describe a sports program you like to watch IELTS Cue Card

Describe a sports program you like to watch IELTS Cue Card


Describe a sports program you like to watch

You should say:

What is it?

Who do you watch it with?

When do you watch it?

Why do you like to watch 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 subject for one-to-two minutes.

Sample 1


Although there are many sports-related programs, one is unique and worth mentioning.

What is it?

The program name is match analysis, and it comes on a Youtube channel name “Sports Tak.”

Who do you watch it with?

I watch it with my family and on some occasions I watch it with my friends. If I fail to watch it live, I see its recording on Youtube.

When do you watch it?

I watch it before and after any international cricket match. 

Why do you like to watch it?

I like to watch it for many reasons. First and foremost, this program is beyond the conventional domain. It is different from what is shown on other platforms. The panel discussing the match’s outcome comprises seasoned players and reporters. They do technical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the teams. Furthermore, they leave no stone unturned to provide unbiased analysis.

Moreover, to enhance its viewers’ knowledge, the show presenters organize quiz shows where participants from diverse backgrounds answer the questions. After watching this program, my sports-related knowledge, especially cricket, has risen exponentially.

This program also provides valuable input into playing online sports-related games. For example, various mobile phone applications allow users to form fantasy teams for upcoming matches. Based on the performance of the fantasy players, the game users get rewards in terms of money.

The expert panel of Sports Tak helps the viewers make prudent choices by forming a team that could fetch a good amount of money for the viewers. In my case, the experts’ opinions have worked like a charm.

Sample 2


In this modern era, there are plenty of programs related to sports. However, there is one which is worth watching.

What is it?

The program is IPL highlights.

Who do you watch it with?

I watch it alone because my family members lack interest in sports, and they say it wastes time.

When do you watch it?

I watch it every morning while having breakfast.

Why do you like to watch it?

I watch it for many reasons. First of all, I am a cricket fanatic, and I love to follow the match details. So by watching the highlights, I know about the strengths and weaknesses of all teams and how the cricketers adroitly handle the conflicts while playing the match.

Moreover, I play cricket every Sunday and watching highlights help me to learn the tricks of the game. The knowledge gained from watching highlights allows me to perform better in my game. For example, after watching the batting of Virat Kohli, I gained inspiration on how to hit a straight six against a fast bowler.

Apart from this, I need more time to watch a full cricket match due to fierce competition because a substantial percentage of my hours go towards my office work. In such a scenario, watching highlights work like a charm because it allows me to enjoy the entire match in less time.

In totality watching IPL highlights is a wholesome entertainment and stress buster for me. Due to this reason, my days remain incomplete if I do not watch it in the morning.

Sample 3


Being a sports buff, I watch numerous sports programmes; one of them is interesting, and hence it is worth mentioning.

What is it?

It is the player’s auction for IPL

Who do you watch it with?

I watch it with my bosom friend Vivek, a cricket fanatic like me.

When do you watch it?

I watch it every time it comes on television.

Why do you like to watch it?

I watch it for many reasons. Firstly it is entertaining. There is no denying this conviction that IPL is the 2nd most popular sports league in the world, where players from all corners rub shoulders together to win the trophy for their team. So watching the auction is entertaining, like watching the match, because there is always suspense about which team will pick which player. Moreover, the scenario becomes more interesting when two- three teams fight and leave no stone unturned to buy their chosen player. This way, the teams compete with each other and sometimes raise the auction prize exponentially. For example, in the 2023 season, Sam Curran from England was the most expensive player because many teams raised their bid to buy him, and in the process, he fetched a whopping price of 18.5 crores.

Secondly, it helps me to keep track of the status of various teams, like which player is going to which tea,

Thirdly it motivates me. Because when a player gets a high prize, it encourages me to do more complex work in my tasks so that my employer should also play me more by seeing my performance. Moreover, it helps to enhance my knowledge. Apart from this, it is beyond the conventional domain of entertainment. Lastly, it boosts my earnings.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a sports program you like to watch”.

1. What sports are popular in India? 

It is a fact that cricket is the most popular sport in India. However, other sports, such as Kabaddi, Soccer, Basketball, etc., have also gained momentum recently. The reason for this arrival is the league culture making inroads in all sports in India.

2. Why do children need sports? 

Firstly, sports help children to maintain physical fitness. Their significance has grown exponentially because of the rising fast food intake and the adoption of sedentary lifestyles where most children are couch potatoes. Secondly, sports provide unabated support to children as it helps them to relax and decline stress. It provides them with much-needed breaks from academics and helps them to unwind. Lastly, sports help develop social skills as children learn to collaborate with other children.

3. How can parents develop an interest in sports among children? 

There are two ways to develop the interest of children in sports. Firstly parents should set an example by indulging. Then, following in their footsteps, even the children show immense interest in them. And the second way is to limit the time kids spend on electronic devices because the availability of leisure time will encourage them towards real sports.

4. How do sports programs promote inclusivity and diversity in society?

Sports programs encourage inclusivity and diversity by delivering prospects for individuals from diverse backgrounds to rub shoulders together, partake, and compete. They provide a reliable platform where people can admire and honour cultural contrasts, breaking down fences and enabling understanding. Through sports, individuals understand, appreciate, and welcome diversity, nurturing a sense of harmony and equivalency among participants irrespective of ethnicity, nationality, gender, or socio-economic class.

5.How do sports programs promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and character development among participants?

First, sports programs encourage cooperation and communication among teammates, as success in the sports field thrives primarily on the support of the team members.

Secondly, such programs help the players to give respect to opponents and officials. Because once the match is over, the competitors become friends, and we share valuable inputs.

Thirdly sports is a gentlemen’s game, instilling values of fair play and honest conduct among the players.

Lastly, sports emphasize the importance of determination, dedication, and discipline.


1. Worth mentioning

Meaning: Important enough to require a comment.

Sentence: The role of tourism in economic development is worth mentioning.

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