IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Sports – Band 9

Hi Students! Here are the Speaking part 1 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, “Student Partner Speaking” in your My Student Account at (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package) Good studies

***TIP – You should have a small piece of paper (or on your phone) with a “Mental Checklist” of points to pay attention to – weaknesses. 

  • Use correlative conjunctions – both/and, not only/but also, neither/nor, …
  • Use quantitative language – I work out often, at least four times a week
  • Give examples – I like apples 🡪 I ate a red apple this morning
  • Look at notes and questions during Part 2 speaking time
  • Give answers explanations and examples

Examiner Questions:

May I see your identification please?

Yes, certainly, here is my id card that I used for the online registration. Please take a look. 

What is your full name?

My given names are Jeffery Andrew and my surname is McKenzie, please just call me Jeff for short. 

Where were you born?

I was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, and I have been living here for the past four decades. 

Where do you live now?

Currently, I am living in the View Royal district of Victoria in a two-bedroom townhouse, I moved here just last year. 

What do you like about it?

I love that Victoria has lots of greenery and beautiful gardens. In fact, it is globally known as the garden city. The air is very fresh because the city is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The people are generally quite friendly and the infrastructure is very modern. 


Let’s talk about sports. 🡪 SPORTS – football, swimming, fitness, exercise, workout, cardiovascular, weight lifting, teamwork, athletics, athlete, sportsman/woman. 

What kind of sports do you enjoy playing? (answer, explain, example)

I enjoy playing both team and individual sports, my favorite team sport is basketball and my favorite individual sport is tennis. I love the dynamics of these sports, they are fast-paced and action packed. I played a great game of tennis with my friend James just yesterday. 

What are some sports you have never played? Why?

I have never played hockey because it is not a popular sport in my country and there are no ice rinks in my nearby vicinity. Also, I have never tried water polo, because I’m not very good at wading in water. 

Do you prefer team sports or individual sports? Why?

As I had just previously mentioned, I do like to play both group and individual sports. I like team sports because I get to interact with my teammates and share in the fun, and I like to play solo as well because I can take all of the glory of the win and not worry about losing because another player is making mistakes. 

Why do you think people play sports?

What is the most popular sport in your country? Why do people like this sport?

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