In this tutorial, we look at the IELTS topic, Sport with collocations, viewpoints, ideas, opinions and sample answers.
We look at:
- An anecdote with useful vocabulary for your IELTS test
- Questions to help you form coherent IELTS opinions and answers
- Useful collocations you can use in IELTS Speaking and Writing
- Valuable ideas and viewpoints for students who struggle with forming opinions in IELTS
IELTS Topic: Sport- Anecdote
He was just kicking and kicking him, the football had disappeared a long time ago and I was looking at the ref wondering why he didn’t do something!
This all happened when I played 5-a-side football in Manchester. Madness.
Eventually, the ref blew his whistle and the game stopped and a yellow card was shown! Just a yellow! No red! So the guy kicking could carry on playing!
At the end of the podcast, I’ll share why the so-called ref allowed such violence.
I just wanted to share with you, how it is handy to have anecdotes, rich anecdotes full of TSV.
In that anecdote we had:
- 5-a-side football
- ref blew his whistle
- yellow card
IELTS Topic: Sport- Questions
Now for this tutorial, we are going to look at more collocations and TSV, and just for you, we are going to go through some questions to help you get anecdotes, opinions, and positions, to make answering the IELTS questions easier.
I’ll start by asking you a lot of questions. Ideally, you can form coherent opinions and answers to these questions.
Quickly and effortlessly.
We will go through these five questions first, then I will give you MY PERSONAL OPINIONS AND ANSWERS, feel free to use these in your own speaking exam, or even the writing if they are relevant.
- How have YOU changed over the years?
- Are you for or against sport?
- How do you feel personally about this topic?
- Are you a SPORTY PERSON or a COUCH POTATO?
- Are you a fanatic?
- Professional athletes earning 250K a week? Fair / Unfair?
- Why do some people love sport while others detest it?
- Is sport important in your country?
IELTS Topic: Sport- Sample Answers
How do you feel personally about this topic?
Personally I love sport, however recently I fell into a bit of a slump and haven’t worked out as much as I should have.
Are you a SPORTY PERSON or a COUCH POTATO?
There have been times in my life when I was an absolute sports fanatic, every single day, football, squash, boxing, running, I was just addicted.
At other times in my life, I was a real couch potato and did nothing.
If I look back I definitely enjoyed my sporty phase more, without a shadow of a doubt.
Are you a fanatic?
My brother-in-law always watches the Formula 1, and he knows I love it also, so if we have a family event on a Sunday afternoon, when there is a race, he uses me as an excuse to switch it on!!
Here are some collocations you can use:
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