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Ielts Speaking Model: A Sporting Event You Enjoyed Watching - Part 2

Updated on June 14, 2013

A Sporting Event You Enjoyed Watching

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below is a sample question and model answer for the topic ‘A Sporting Event You Enjoyed Watching’

Describe a sporting event you enjoyed watching.
You should say:
what event it was
what happened at this event
who you watched it with
and explain why you enjoyed watching this event.

As a huge sports fan I’d say that the most widespread sporting event would probably be the Summer Olympic Games which is held once every four years. Hence the sporting event I will talk about is the 2012 Olympics Games which were held in London.

As you may know the Olympics Games is a sporting event where athletes from all over the world compete against each other while representing their own countries. It includes different types of sports such as ball sports, athletics, gymnastics and etcetera.

My father is quite fond of swimming so I remember one evening we were watching the 1500m free style on television. When I was watching this I was thinking about how long and how hard the swimmers must have trained in order for them to swim 1500m without stopping. To my surprise the winner of this race was actually a Chinese competitor, Sun Young. My father was really overjoyed because China has never won a gold medal in swimming before. The next day it was all over the news and all the media was praising him.

It is because of the fierce competition and surprises in the Olympics that make it my all-time favorite sporting event. I am looking forward to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.


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      mcfly 17 months ago

      this is the model answer i've never found

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      sal 3 years ago