Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future or Describe a sport you would like to try for the first time.

You should say:
What is it?
Where you will do it?
Whether it is easy or difficult?
Why would you like to try 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

Well, I’m quite sportive, and I show a keen interest in water sports.

What is it?
I have already experienced a couple of water sports like River Rafting and Boating, But the one that I intend to try is scuba diving. Scuba diving is a wonderful water sport that allows a person to get deep into the water and experience marine life. I got to know about this activity while following a documentary on marine life on the discovery channel.

To enjoy this activity, a person must wear safety gear and carry an oxygen cylinder in the water that allows a person to stay in deep water for a long time.

Where you will do it?
So to enjoy this activity, I’m planning to go to Goa for holidays with my friends as this place is famous all over the world for its water sports, and I would do scuba diving there.

Though this activity is a little expensive to afford, it costs around 5-10 thousand just for half an hour’s experience, but I think it would be worthwhile.

With the necessary equipment, I will get into the sea’s deep water, and there I would experience the marine life.

Why would you like to try it?
It would give me a feeling of being a part of marine life, especially the ecosystem of coral reefs that entice me a lot.
Along with other creatures like Jelly Fishes, Octopus, Sea horses, and many more, these days, waterproof cameras are available that we can take along and take the pictures of these rare creatures.

In addition, scuba diving is also known as to be the most relaxing activity a person can enjoy, so I’m looking forward to trying scuba diving. For that reason, these days, I’m taking swimming classes so that I cm enjoy this activity far more comfortably.

So scuba diving is indeed the activity that I’m planning to try for the first time.

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 water sport you would like to try in the future or Describe a sport you would like to try for the first time”.

1. Which is the most popular water sport in your country?
Although India is fully flooded with numerous water sports across the states, such as swimming, banana boat, walking undersea, scuba diving, but most popular is water rafting. Well, professionals are always there to guide people on how to do these sports. Thus, swimming is not a mandated requirement for this particular activity. Since it is more secured water games when compared to others, it gravitates to a huge amount of attention.

2. Why do people like to do things near water?
Perhaps, it is a natural phenomenon that all living beings are fascinated by water bodies, and humans are not an exemption. I believe people enjoy spending leisure time near water as it is relaxing and rejuvenating. Being around water certainly refreshes our moods and provides peace of mind.

3. Do you think schools should teach students to swim and why?
Of course, I second this opinion that schools should include a swimming session for their students since it has become a need of an hour. It is absolutely essential that all children know the basic skills of swimming at a young age as it could be beneficial in case of any emergencies.

4. Are there many schools teaching swimming?
Frankly speaking, I am not really sure about the number of schools teaching swimming to their pupil. However, a good few private schools I have heard of provides this facility. It isn’t possible for many of the schools to teach swimming as it requires a huge amount of funds and space to build a pool along with a trained instructor. Thereby, only a couple of posh schools can afford this.

5. Do you think it is necessary for everyone to learn to swim?
To be frank enough, I think it is one of the essential life skills that everyone should learn. No doubt, it is a recreational activity, which keeps us physically and mentally fit and also helps us to acquire the ability to survive in water.

6. Do you think the government should spend money on developing facilities for water sports?
Indeed yes, the government should build swimming pools and other water facilities for the public welfare, as it provides recreational opportunities for people who can’t afford their own pools. Moreover, it promotes fitness along with the possibility of attracting tourists for water activities near a river or sea, such as boating or white water kayak.

Some useful vocabulary

Meaning: the sport or pastime of travelling down a river on a raft
Example: River Rafting and Boating

scuba diving
Meaning: the sport or activity of swimming underwater using a scuba.
Example: I intend to try is scuba diving

Meaning: equipment or apparatus that is used for a particular purpose
Example: safety gear

coral reefs
Meaning: a ridge of rock in the sea formed by the growth and deposit of coral
Example: especially the ecosystem of coral reefs that entice me a lot.

Meaning: attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage
Example: that entice me a lot

Meaning: make (someone or something) look or feel better, younger, or more vital
Example: I believe people enjoy spending leisure time near water as it is relaxing and rejuvenating

Meaning: relating to or denoting activity done for enjoyment when one is not working
Example: it is a recreational activity

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