In this IELTS Speaking Part 2 Band 9 Model Answer, I give an answer to the “A Sporting Event” topic and discuss some of the grammar I use in the model answer. I also teach two techniques that you can use to improve your IELTS Speaking Part 2 answers.
Speaking Part 2: A Sports Event Question
Describe a sports event you enjoyed watching.
You should say:
- what event you watched
- where you were
- who you watched it with
- and explain why you enjoyed watching it.
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Band 9 Model Answer
(You can listen to my recording in the video lesson)
So I’d like to talk about the state track and field championships that I went to when I was a high school student. It was a track and field race and competition where they had, um you know, runners doing 100 meters, 200 meters…anything, any kind of track and field race and then they also had the long jump, high jump, pole vault and all these different events. When I was a high school student I was a track and field runner so, um, going to an event like this where I could see the best people in my state all compete against each other it was a really neat experience and it’s something that I definitely enjoyed watching.
I think I went when I was a third year student in high school so I was a junior in high school and um, I went with my dad and my sports coach, my coach for track and field, and I think a few of my friends also went to this event. Um..I was particularly interested in the mile race because that’s what I used to run when I was a high school student, um, I ran 1600 meters. Usually in other countries it’s 1500 meters but in the US we run 1600 meters or at least I did when I was a high school student. I think the main reason that I enjoyed watching it was because it was so inspirational for me.um…I was a pretty good runner, not amazing, but pretty good.
And seeing the best runners in my state my top level or the highest level of competition was really something special for me and it inspired me to really get to work and to work harder, um, the next year. So it’s something I think I’ll never forget. And I remember talking to my dad and going “Oh, who’s gonna win this race” or who I think is going to win that race. And you know stuff like this is really memorable for me. So, yeah, I think going to the track and field state championships when I was a high school junior is one of the most memorable sporting events, um, that I enjoyed watching when I was younger
Using my IELTS Speaking Part 2 Band 9 model answer, try to pick out some vocabulary/phrases that you liked. Then, memorize them and practice using them until they become a natural part of your speech. If the whole thing is too much to memorize, no worries. Just try individual parts!