IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 – Game
IELTS Speaking Part 2
(Describe the game you enjoyed playing when you were younger)
Describe the game you enjoyed playing when you were younger
You should say:
- What the game was
- Where you played it
- Who you played it with
- And explain why you enjoyed playing the game
So, I entered this high school when I transferred to a new school and met these wonderful people. One of the things they introduced me to is basketball. I never really played basketball, even though I’m really tall, but it became the sport I started to enjoy because of the people I played with. Our school has a basketball court, but we didn’t play there because it’s mostly for the varsity players who are bullies. So, we decided to go to a local basketball court and play there sometime in the middle of the afternoon. Looking back, I can’t believe we were able to play during the scorching heat of the sun, but it was very enjoyable because these are the people I am really close to. It was the first time I had actual friends who just wanted to be with me.
One of the things I also like is that since I didn’t really play basketball, my friends and I would sometimes just shoot hoops and practice a couple of times. It was more about the bonding itself. Sometimes, we even had misadventures and ended up in fights with neighboring teams when we tried to play on their court. It was tough because we were seen as outsiders. But besides the sport itself, it’s the friendship that I remember the most. We also met a couple of new people, friends of friends, and I got to play with them. This expanded my network because of the game I played.
Although I don’t play basketball right now, it’s still something that brings me joy. When I see high school people playing basketball, it reminds me of this nostalgic event in my life.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
What games do kids like to play now?
Currently, most kids enjoy playing computer games, particularly first-person shooting (FPS) games, and some are still into tower defense games. I tend to play retro games, but kids also find them interesting because they see them as ancient games. Aside from that, you have typical sports games. I’ve noticed that some kids, especially nerdy ones like me, still enjoy playing chess, while others like to play Monopoly for some reason.
Do boys and girls play different games?
Yes, especially between the ages of 5 to 8, you can see distinct differences. Boys tend to play more contact sports or physical games. Even if they prefer indoor games, they’ll find a way to make it seem like a show of force or a more action-packed game. On the other hand, girls in the 5 to 8 age range often play with dolls, and there’s a lot of customization involved, like with Barbie dolls. However, as they get older, their interests tend to become more similar.
Are outdoor sports important for kids?
Yes, it’s crucial for children to engage in outdoor activities. Outdoor sports help build stamina and improve the immune system. As kids grow up, they need to learn about the challenges and dangers of the world, and outdoor activities help them develop physical resilience and adaptability. From personal experience, playing basketball exposed us to rough play, but it made us stronger and better prepared for life’s challenges.
Why do people play different games now than before?
Games have evolved over the years, but the core concepts often remain the same. While the appearance and format may change, the underlying themes endure. For example, games that were once physical toys, like Tops or Beyblades, may have evolved into digital versions, but the fundamental idea of battling for territory and resources remains. It’s just a different face on the same concept.
Is winning important in games?
Yes, winning is essential in games because it teaches people the value of seeking improvement. If you become comfortable with losing, it takes away the motivation to strive for excellence. The goal in a game is to win, and if you lose, it should drive you to practice and play better next time.
Which is better, individual games, or team-based games?
Between the two, I would say team-based games are far better. Individual games may be enjoyable for a while, but they can become repetitive and boring. In contrast, team-based games offer diverse experiences, as you get to work with different people, creating different setups and dynamics. For instance, in basketball, you can shoot hoops alone, but team-based games let you play with various groups, both competing against and working with different sets of players, making the game much more engaging.
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