IELTS Cue Card Sample 124 - Describe a sport which is popular in your country

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 popular as any other sports. 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 around the world except of course most of us already know that the cricket is being played in Australia for more than 215 years. But, the height of the popularity of this sport was achieved after starting ashes series with England in 1884. In fact, after that ashes series, Australia 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 world test championship, as well as becoming the world champion in limited versions 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 team in the worlds with very a sophisticated cricket infrastructure which helps them excel as a top-class professional cricketer.

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.

Anyway, 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 2015-16.  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 in 2015-16, an 8.5 per cent increase on 2014-15 – 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 this game. In terms of popularity and people's love for football, I would say it is well developed in my country. We have some major football leagues each year and big teams participate in these games. The number of people who watch the game in the stadium and on TV is huge. The ordinary people play this game in the morning and evening and they really enjoy it. Most of the people of our country know the rules of this game and they play it whenever they get time.

Though a large number of people play football in our country, cricket is the most popular game here. Our cricket team is one of the ten test cricket playing team in the world and they also play in the cricket world cup. The teenagers and young people mostly play cricket and people of all stages enjoy this game as our team plays in the world cup and in major cricket tournaments.

Football is the second most popular game in my country and we have several million spectators who enjoy major football premier leagues and the football world cup.

Two teams participate in a football game and each team has 11 players on their side. One of these 11 players is the goalkeeper who always tries to protect the goal bar. 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. There is a referee, 2 linesmen or assistant referee and the match-authority to ensure the rules of the games and players get the yellow and red cards for foul play. The team that can get more goals would win the match. The length of the game is 90 minutes including a short interval and the teams interchange the position of the field after the interval. This is probably the most popular game in the world and the people in our country have a great passion for this sport.


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your preparation for this cue card topic would help you talk about the following cue card topics as well:

  1. Describe a game or sports you play.
  2. Describe a common game or sports in your country.
  3. Describe a game you played in your childhood.
  4. Describe the game that interests you most.
  5. Describe an outdoor game you have played.
  6. Describe an indoor game you often play.
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