#49 - IELTS Speaking test in Malaysia – June 2016 (Academic Module)

Test # 49

Personal Questions
– What do you like to do in the evening? Why?
I usually get back from work in the evenings at around 6.30 or 7. After coming home, I prefer to relax in front of the TV of lounge in my room for a while before having dinner. Then I may go out for a drive with my friend if I’m not very tired.

– Is there any difference in your activities in the evening during the week and on weekends?
Yes since on weekends I don’t have to work, I usually spend my afternoons relaxing or finishing my personal work. I go for swimming in a sports club near my house in the evenings and then make plans for a movie or dinner with friends or family.

– Is there any difference between your evening activities during your childhood years and now?
Yes of course. In my childhood I remember most of my evenings playing in my apartment’s compound with other children and coming home after 2 to 3 hours of play. As I turned 14 my mother got me enrolled for extra coaching of my academic subjects so I had to go there in the evening which cut my play time by 2 hours.

– Do you like music?
Yes I like to listen to music. I listen to songs often while travelling.

– What type of music do you listen to?
I don’t have specific favourites, and I’m not very familiar with the genres of music so I can’t exactly name my choice of music. But I can say I prefer slow, soothing songs more, over songs with a lot of beats and noise

– Is it different now from what you used to listen to in your childhood?
Yes it is very different. In childhood all I liked were songs with loud beats and shouting and a lot of foot tapping music. Basically in childhood I liked those songs whose music video was enjoying for me to see. But I never liked slow songs when I was a child.

– Do you prefer to listen to live music or recorded?
I won’t mind both! I don’t get a lot of opportunities to go for live concerts or live music shows so I mostly listen to recorded music only. But I know the feeling of listening to live music is out of this world and I would definitely want to hear it if it is convenient for me.

Cue Card
Describe a sport that you would like to try, if you had a chance. Please say
– What sport would it be?
– Why would you choose it?
– What challenges would you face while playing this sport?
If I had the chance I would want to learn and play lawn tennis. Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. It is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. Many tennis players from my country are famous and the sport just appeals to me a lot. It requires a lot of stamina and focus so I know it will be very difficult for me to learn it at first. I want to anyways join a sport because in my school sports wasn’t given a lot of priority which is the one thing I regret. I feel everyone should know at least one sport in their lives. The challenges in tennis along with the stamina and focus factors that I just mentioned are that a lot of your arm and footwork is required so if you’re not nimble enough, you may not be a very good tennis player. This sport will make me fit overall which is another reason why I want to learn tennis. Again, it’s an outdoor sport and I prefer outdoor sports more than indoor ones.

– What is the government doing to help sports at grass roots level?
I think the government in my country is setting up many sports training centres in rural areas, because that is where the lack of infrastructure, equipment and trainers is experienced the most. Also, a lot of incentives are being offered to athletes so that more people can be encouraged to represent the country in various sports.

– Do you think that sports are good for you? Why?
Yes I do believe sports are good for me as it will keep me fit and healthy and also imbibe the habit in me of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Apart from this, a lot of socialising is possible when you play sports, for example you can join the local teams and have matches and tournaments where you may meet other like-minded people as well. Playing sport gives you a very good sense of satisfaction and always keeps you happy and high-spirited.

– Do you think that sport is good to play professionally or just for fun?
Playing any sport is a very good profession. Take for example Australia, where the government and the people emphasize on a sporting career. You get widespread recognition, get paid well, have fans and followers and get to travel to many places. Playing just for fun is also as important for the reasons we just discussed, so as an answer to this question I’d say playing sports professionally is a very good idea.
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