IELTS Preparation

Describe a recent sporting event you have attended


IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 267 with Model Answer:

Describe a recent sporting event you have attended.

You should say:

  • what kind of sporting event it was
  • when you attended it
  • what you did there & who was with you

and explain whether you consider this event to be interesting.

[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:
Sports always attract me since my childhood and I always try to participate in the events available within my range. Last Monday, I attended the annual sporting event of my college here in Pakistan.

I am an intermediate student of Ghazali Inter College in Pakistan and have been studying here since my early childhood. In fact, I got my elementary education from the school and now attending the colleges of the same institution. I took part in the annual sporting event of the colleges and enjoyed participating in several competitions. The college organises for such sporting competitions annually to inspire the extracurricular activities among the students.

The sporting event began in the morning at the college playground. The entire playground was decorated nicely marking the event. Gradually the participants and the audiences started to arrive at the college premise and took their seat. The competitions held around noon and once the competitions were over, the audiences and the competitors waited eagerly for the prize giving ceremony that held in the evening. Since I was a participant of a couple of events, I also waited with the other competitors. Interestingly, I was so excited that I forgot to take my lunch until my parents came to meet me and know about my status. Fortunately, they had brought lunch for me as they knew I would be under pressure and might not have the chance to take the meal.

I took part in three competitions. Firstly, I attended a 500-meter race and won the second prize. As I like riding on trees, I took part in the tree climbing competition and defeated everyone by achieving the top position. But my luck did not favour me on axe throwing event and I could not achieve any notable success here. I was accompanied with some of my intimate classmates and they tried to defeat me in the other events but they could not be successful except on the axe throwing event. In fact, I am not skilled at all in axe throwing but enlisted myself to participate here for peer pressure. However, I am not unhappy with the scores and I think it was my best success as I took part here without any prior preparations.

The annual sporting event is one of the most interesting events and I have been participating in the events for last five or six years. When I was a small kid, I could not participate in the events as those were meant for the seniors but now I have become a senior and enjoying the freedom. Almost all the events are interesting to me and the enjoyment doubles when I could take part in any of those – no matter if I could win any medal or not. Thereby, I think this is an outstanding event for me.

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