IELTS Speaking practice: Sport

Part 1

What kind of sport do you prefer?

I don’t prefer a specific kind of sport, but I really like working out in the gym… That helps me to keep my body in a good shape… A few years ago I had a sports coach, but now I developed my own fitness program and train alone…

Do you do any kind of sports during weekends?

Yes, sure! I have a lot of spare time during weekends and I do javelin on Saturdays… In summer time I also go cycling with my friends… Generally, I don’t like staying at home all day… I prefer active rest

Tell me about your hobbies. Is there anything you like to do in your leisure time?

I used to play tennis as a hobby… But a few months ago my family moved to a new place, and there were no tennis courts nearby… That’s why I took up wrestling… But I still play tennis every once in a while.

Part 2

Now, have a look at the card and prepare a monologue.

Describe a place that you visit to keep fit. You should say:

  • What is it
  • When do you go there
  • What do you do there

and say why do you like it

 

I would like to talk about my local gym that I visit three times a week… It’s a new sports centre with the latest fitness equipment… It has everything you would ever need to keep fit: treadmills, various dumbbells and exercisers for different muscle groups. Moreover, it offers a wide range of different classes for every taste… I developed my own strength-building strategy, so usually, I start with a short warm-up when I jog on the treadmill for a few minutes to sweat… Then, I go to the weights sections and start doing lifting exercises… Finally, I end my workout with stretching… I try not to miss my trainings, because they help me to relax and forget about the daily routine.

Part 3

Should people go in for sports more?

Yes, definitely… Sport should be an essential part of everyone’s life. Not only is it good for your health, but it also helps you to be in a good mood… So people should certainly train more.

Which sport is the best for people, who aren’t used to work-out?

In my point of view, everybody should start with light trainings, maybe jogging or brisk walk every day… It is better to avoid strenuous exercises for the first couple of months, so powerlifting is definitely out of the question

Why some people enjoy sports more than others?

It is a tough question… I would say, the main reason is it’s hard to find your perfect kind of sport… if you don’t like football or basketball it doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy cricket, for example… It’s important not to fear trial-and-error method and you’ll inevitably find your ideal sport.

 

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