IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Model Answer 1:
It was the year of 2011 and I along with my friends went to see the ICC world cup, where the finalist were India and Srilanka. There were speculations that India might win and if that happen, it would be after almost 2 decades that India will win. There was lot of craze in all of us and we decided to attend the event and be part of. What was more exciting was that Sachin Tendulkar, who is India’s best cricketer, was playing for the last time in world cup. With so much associated with that world cup, we decided to go and watch the game.
The finals between India and Srilanka was on April 2, 2011 and I remember, the heat of the environment was so high that it was not just a match, it was so much more than that. There was an excitement, a flair of enthusiasm among all the people to witness it. Being a part of crowd, I think most of the Indians were very positive about it.
I and my friends got hold of seats that were good enough and we were able to see the players and the game clearly. Even more, people around us started interacting with us and with every passing ball we started giving judgments, playing silly games of deciding what will be the score.
What was the most amazing part of the game was the final over, the over in which the entire nation stood still to watch every ball, every second and every minute seemed so crucial and when finally Dhoni, our captain hit the ball it was amazing. There are several sporting events I have been part of, but nothing has ever given me memories like the World Cup Finals 2011.
Unfortunately, I have never been able to watch a sporting event live, but there have been several that I have watched on television. The one that I particularly remember is the London Olympics. Me and my friends were so excited about it that they came over my house and we watched it together with me and my family. The event took place in the summer of last year.
We all were so excited about the events, not particularly the games but also the other events that were going on, the speeches and the people who had come and then the atheletes. They were truly amazing, the way they played, we in our homes could feel the heat of the moment. I wonder what the sportsmen might have felt. The moment when some won Gold, the other times when they lost it, it was a display of human emotions and it was truly amazing.
Although, not all of us were very excited about the entire Olympics. Like, me and my one friend was not particularly interested in the boxing event. So, during that time we preferred going out and talking about other things in life.
It was during the Olympics that I realized that it would be great to be able to watch this event live and we are planning to go and watch it, wherever it happens the next time.
Part-3– Two-way discussion:
- What kinds of sports are popular in your country?
- What are the benefits of doing sports?
- Why do some people don‘t like watching sports games?
- Why do some people like doing sports?
- What s the difference between indoor sports and outdoor sports?
- What can government do to encourage people to do sports?