Below are some definitions on the common topic of sport, followed by a full speaking test:
- an athletics meeting: an event where various athletics sports are held
- an athletics track: a running track
- an away game: a football match played in the opposing teams stadium
- a brisk walk: a fast walk
- to do judo: (not go or play)
- a football fan: someone who likes football
- a fitness programme: a schedule of activities to keep fit
- a football match: a game of football
- a football pitch: the surface on which you play football (as opposed to a stadium, which is the building)
- a football season: a period in the year when football is played
- to get into shape: to become fit
- to go jogging: to run around the streets
- a home game: a football match played in the teams own stadium
- to keep fit: to stay in good physically condition
- to be out of condition: to not be physically fit
- a personal best: to achieve the best personal result so far in a sport
- a personal trainer: a sports coach that helps you on a one-to-one basis
- to play tennis/football: (not do or go)
- to run the marathon: to run a distance of 42.195 Kilometres
- a season ticket: a ticket that gives you entry to most of a team’s home games during the sporting year.
- to set a record: to achieve the best result in a sport
- a sports centre: a public building where people can do various sports
- sports facilities: the equipment and services needed to do a sport
- a squash/tennis/badminton court: the surface where you play these sports
- strenuous exercise: exercise that needs a lot of physical effort
- a strong swimmer: a good swimmer
- a swimming pool: the place where you swim
- to take up exercise: to start doing exercise
- to train hard: to train with a lot of effort
Part 1 questions
- Do you do any kind of exercise?
- How often do you exercise or play sports?
- What kinds of sports did you participate in when you were a child?
- Do you prefer to watch or play sports?
- What are the most popular sports among people in your country?
- What kind of sport would you like to try in the future?
- Do people in your country exercise more nowadays than they did in the past?
- Do you prefer team sports (for example volleyball) or individual sports (for example jogging)?
- Are there many places to exercise in your hometown?
- Is swimming popular in your country?
Describe a sport or physical activity you did as a child. You should say:
- Where you usually did the sport or activity
- How often you participated in it
- What it involved
And also say if you liked this sport or physical activity or not.
Talk about a sports event that you would like to attend. You should say:
- Where the event usually takes place
- How often it occurs
- Who you would like to attend the event with
And also explain why you would like to attend this sports event.
- Do you think people in your country do enough exercise?
- How can we encourage young people to do exercise more and play sports?
- Do you think physical education and sports should play a part in school?
- Do you think it’s better for boys and girls to play sports together or separately?
- How important is it for government to invest money in training athletes?
- Do you think sports stars are paid more money than they deserve?
- Why do some people enjoy participating in sports more than others do?
- Is it important that athletes try to be good role models for young people?