IELTS Cue Card Sample 212 - Game or sport you have participated in

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a game or sport you have participated in.

You should say:

  • what game or sport it is
  • when you participated in it
  • how many people watched it

and explain whether you enjoyed it or not.


Sample Answer 1:
I am a great fan of “cricket”. In fact, I used to take part in different club level cricket matches as a college student. Later on, of course, I got busy in the professional world and, as a result, I couldn’t quite pay attention to cricket in the way I would have loved to, but the appeal of this great sport never got diminished to me. So, when I got an opportunity to play that sport again about a couple of years ago, I didn’t hesitate to hit the field.

It was a club-level match between two old clubs in my hometown, and I used to play for one of these two clubs when I was a college student. The captain of my team, which included 11 players altogether, told me that I would primarily play in the team as a specialist batsman. I could bowl a little as well, but my captain didn’t really need my help in that department since there were way better bowlers than me in the team.

Anyway, it was a weekend, and so, I would say that a reasonably fair number of spectators, as many as 500 of them, came to the field to watch the game. The game started at around 10:00 am and continued till 6:00 pm in the afternoon since it was 50 overs match. By the way, my team chose to bat first after winning the toss, and we amassed well over 270 runs. Needless to say, we won the match since our opponent team couldn’t even get close to the runs my team had got on the scorecard.

Anyway, I enjoyed the game a lot since my team won the match. Of course, I didn’t do that well in the match, but still, it was a great experience as it helped me to get together with some of my old friends and co-teammates. Besides, it also brought back some confidence in me, as far as my physical ability was concerned, which I thought I had lost because of not playing the sport for a long time.


Sample Answer 2:
I mostly played outdoor games in my childhood and teenage time and later on, after I got admitted to a university, I played mostly indoor games and computer games. Sometimes I played with my friends outside and those were mostly friendly game. I would like to describe a cricket match I participated in my high school level against another school cricket team. 

I was around 15-16 years old at that time and was in grade 9. I played for my school cricket team and I participated in some of the games against other teams. Our cricket team participated in an inter-division cricket tournament and I was one of the team members. We defeated some of the teams and qualified to play the final match against the Crescent High school team. 

On the day I noticed that more than 500 people including our teachers and students of our school were present. The cricket ground was in a festive mode. Our team won the toss and elected to bat. We did well in our batting part and totalled 125 in 20 overs. We had many supporters and I played well.

After 10 overs of the opponent's playing, the match became very tight. Both teams had a chance to win and spectators were enjoying this match very much. I took 3 wickets and fulfilled my overs. In the last over, the other team needed 10 more runs to win and we needed 2 wickets to win the match. To our surprise, the opponent batsman hit a boundary the match was in their favour then. We gathered together and made some plans. The last 3 balls were very exciting and the opponent needed to score two in the last ball. With luck and the quality bowling of our bowlers, we won the match. We were heavily congratulated and won several prizes. I thoroughly enjoyed the game and our winning increased this joy and happiness.

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Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:
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  2. Describe a game or sports competition that you attended.
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  4. Describe a game you played with your friends.
  5. Describe a major game played in your country.
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