IELTS Cue Card # 124 - Describe a sport which is popular in your country
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a sport which is popular in your country.
You should say:
- what sport it is
- if it is well developed in your country
- how it is played
and explain why you think it is a popular sport in your country.
Model Answer 1:
Not sure about my fellow other Australian citizens, but, I can’t really think of any other game except “cricket” as a popular sport in our country. Sometimes, I even think that this glamorous game and winning in it is in our blood, no matter which country the Australian team is playing against.
Anyway, a little about the Australian cricket history should be told here for the reference of cricket lovers except of course most of us already know that cricket is being played in Australia for more than 215 years. But, the height of the popularity of this sport was achieved after starting the Ashes series with England in 1884. In fact, after that ashes series, the Australian cricket team became a cricketing force to reckon with all over the world. Since then, Australia has played some extraordinary crickets, that has helped them defeat all cricketing nations one after another, by winning the world test championship, as well as becoming the world champion in limited versions of cricket like one day international and T-20 international (ICC trophy championship).
In fact, Australia has one of the best, if not the best, national cricket teams in the world with a very sophisticated cricket infrastructure which helps them excel as top-class professional cricketers.
Anyway, cricket is played between two teams, both consisting of 11 players each, in a large stadium, in which, both teams get to do batting and bowling in turn. Essentially, it is a game of scoring runs, and the team, making the greater number of runs, wins the match.
Cricket is a popular sport in Australia, because, frankly speaking, we are really great at it. Besides, According to National Cricket Census for Australia, cricket is Australia's current number one participation sport after record numbers picked up a bat and ball in recent years. After crunching the numbers, Cricket Australia unveiled the record-breaking results this year that suggests a record 1,311,184 people played cricket across Australia, an 8.5 per cent increase than the previous year – placing cricket at number 1 as the current top participation sport in Australia.
Model Answer 2:
Football is a very popular sport in our country, and a great number of people play it regularly. In terms of popularity and people's love for football, I believe it is well developed in my country. I would like to thank you for giving me an opportunity to talk about this topic here.
Two teams participate in a football competition, and each team has 11 players on their side. One of these 11 players is the goalkeeper whose role is to prevent opposing players from scoring goals by sending the ball inside the goalpost. The rest of the players play in different parts of the fields namely, defence, mid-fielding, attacking-position etc. and their aim is to put the ball into the net of the opponent team’s goal bar. The team that scores more goals becomes the winner. The length of the game is 90 minutes and it has a short interval in between.
We have some major football leagues each year and big teams participate in these competitions. The number of people who watch the game in the stadium and live on TV is huge. Ordinary people play football in the morning and evening, and they really enjoy it. Most of the people in our country know the rules of football and they love to talk about this sport in the office, home and cafe. Without a doubt, football is the most popular sport here considering its popularity, number of participants and fans. The passion, motivation and love for football by our countrymen make this sport more than just sport, it is our way of showing unity and patriotism. Our national football team play in the football world cup and this makes the sport even more popular among the young people who often aspire to become a popular footballer someday. I believe, football is perhaps the most popular sport in our country.
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