Describe A Sports Program You Like To Watch

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a sports program you like to watch.

You should say:

What is it?
Who do you watch it with?
When do you watch it?
Why do you like to watch it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answer 1:

Watching sports with friends and family is truly special. The excitement and energy of the game bring people together and create lasting memories.

What is it?
One of my favorite sports programs to watch is the Indian Premier League (IPL) highlights.

The IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India featuring some of the best players from around the world. The highlights show the best moments from the matches, including big hits, incredible catches, and nail-biting finishes.

Who do you watch it with?
I usually watch the highlights with my friends or family. We’ll gather around the TV and relive the excitement of the games. It’s a great way to catch up on the action if we missed the live match, and it’s always fun to discuss and debate the plays with each other.

When do you watch it?
The IPL season usually runs from March to May, so I watch the highlights during those months. I try to catch the highlights of every match, but if I miss one, I’ll always check them out online. The league is incredibly competitive, with every team fighting for a spot in the playoffs, so there’s never a dull moment.

Why do you like to watch it?
I love watching the IPL highlights because they showcase the best moments from the matches. The players are incredibly skilled, and it’s amazing to see them hit big shots and take incredible catches.

Moreover, there’s always the chance for an upset or a close finish, which keeps things exciting. The IPL has produced some of the most memorable moments in cricket history, and it’s always thrilling to see what will happen next.

Overall, watching IPL highlights is one of my favorite ways to keep up with the action and enjoy some quality cricket entertainment.

Model Answer 2:


  • I am a big sports fan.
  • I watch all kinds of sports like cricket, basketball, badminton, football and so on.

What is it?

  • But my favourite is cricket.
  • So it should come as no surprise that my favourite sports program is also based on cricket.
  • Its name is Breakfast with Champions.
  • On this show, the anchor invites various cricketers and interviews them casually while sharing a meal with them.

Who do you watch it with?

  • Funnily, although the show is called Breakfast with Champions, they normally have lunch or dinner together.
  • As most cricketers have practice in the morning.
  • I don’t remember the name of the anchor, but he is the reason I love this show much.
  • He makes the cricketers feel very comfortable, and while talking, they share some of their most exciting off and on-field stories.
  • It’s fun to hear some of the dressing home stories and pranks they have played on each other.
  • I started watching it randomly when YouTube recommended me one of its episodes.

Why do you like to watch it?

  • It was the episode with Ashish Nehra, a famous Indian ex-cricketer who is retired now. However, he was still playing at the time of the interview.
  • It was one of the most entertaining interviews I had seen.
  • After that, I watched another episode with Virat Kohli, the most famous Indian cricketer at the moment.
  • I was surprised when I saw that the show was in the 6th season.
  • In fact, that episode with Ashish Nehra got viral, and that’s when most people came to know about this amazing TV show.

When do you watch it? and Conclusion:

  • I don’t have a fixed time for watching it, I just randomly play an episode while having dinner, and I normally watch it alone.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a sports program you like to watch”.

1. What sports are popular in India? 
The most popular sport in India is certainly cricket. However, in recent years because of the coming of premier leagues, other sports like kabaddi, hockey and football have also starting becoming popular.

2. Why do children need sports? 
First, sports help children remain physically fit. Their importance has increased all the more because of the increasing consumption of fast food and sedentary lifestyles. Secondly, sports also help children to relax and reduce stress. It takes their mind away from academics and gives them a much-needed break. Lastly, sports help develop social skills as children learn to adjust to other children.

3. How can parents develop an interest in sports among children? 
Speaking from personal experience, I became interested in sports because my father loved playing sports with us. Every evening, he used to play cricket and badminton with us. So, firstly parents should play sports. Secondly, I think parents should strictly limit the time children spend on gadgets. I think most children don’t play sports nowadays because of electronic games.

Important Vocabularies:

1. Incredible

difficult to believe; extraordinary.

The player made an incredible catch to save the game.

2. Nail-biting

causing anxiety or tension; suspenseful.

The game was a nail-biting finish, with both teams fighting until the very end.

3. Competitive

relating to or characterized by competition; as good as or better than others of a comparable nature.

The league is highly competitive, with many talented teams vying for the championship.

4. Casually

In a relaxed and informal way.

On this show, the anchor invites various cricketers and interviews them casually while sharing a meal with them.

5. Pranks

A practical joke or mischievous act.

Its fun to hear some of the dressing home stories and pranks they have played on each other.

6. Retired

Having left one’s job and ceased to work.

It was the episode with Ashish Nehra, a famous Indian ex-cricketer, who is retired now.

7. Viral

An image, video, piece of information, etc., that is circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another. 

In fact, that episode with Ashish Nehra got viral.


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