Part One: Interview
Q. What is your full name?
A. My name is Alexander Putin.
Q. Can I see your ID?
A. Yes, here you are.
Q. Where are you from?
A. I am from Aleksin, a town in Tula Oblast, Russia.
Q. Do you work or study?
A. I am studying in a University.
Q. Do you like sports?
A. Yes, I am a fan of sports. I love watching different sports tournament on TV and personally I often play ice hockey, football and basketball.
Q. What sports do you like the most?
A. I like the football and ice hockey most.
Q. Are sports necessary in schools? Why?
A. Definitely, sports should be necessary parts. Every student should remain physically fit and should find something interesting to do at school. Sports give the opportunity to remain fit and healthy, remove stress, gives opportunities to make friends and also let students do something else from studying.
Q. Are sports competitions necessary in schools?
A. Yes, I think so. The competitive sports would inspire students to do even better. Some friendly competitions in sports also help to attract more students to grow their interests in sports. Interschool sports facility should be encouraged and that would be beneficial to maintain good health of students. The competitive sporting tournaments would be helpful to find out students with talents in sports.
Q. Are competitions in cultural activities necessary in schools similar to sports?
A. Well, competitions always help to discover the best. Like the sports, competitions in cultural activities in schools are necessary. The competitions will help to make the students aware of their skills. When they will see the best performer being awarded, they will also try to sharpen their skills and consequently, it would be beneficial for them in the days ahead.
Q. Are trophies necessary in primary school?
A. Of course, trophies are necessary for primary schools. When students win trophies, they feel a sense of satisfaction and it is a kind of recognition for their efforts which also becomes a sweet memory for them in adulthood. A trophy is also inspiring for a student to perform better either in studies or in any competition. So, the necessity of trophies in primary schools in doubtless.
Q. Are sports encouraged in schools in your country?
A. Yes, sports are considered something special in my country, Russia. The schools encourage students to participate in sporting events and competitions. Both indoor and outdoor sports are held annually in the majority of the schools of my land. Besides, the majority of the schools have their own playgrounds or large fields where the students get engaged in sporting events at their leisure hours.
Part 2 – Cue Card
Talk about a recent sports event that you have participated in or watched and enjoyed very much.
You should say:
- what the event was
- when and where it took place
- why it is memorable to you
and describe what you did in this event.
[ You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish
Part Three: Discussion
- What short of sporting events are popular in your country?
Answer: Russia is a large country with a diversified population. So a wide number of sports are available across the country. But the most popular sports in my country are basketball, ice hockey, football, rugby league, handball, weightlifting, gymnastics, figure skating, biathlon, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, volleyball, etc.
- What international sports do you enjoy?
Answer: I personally love to enjoy table tennis. Though table tennis is played as an indoor sport, this is one of the most impressive sports that I have ever seen. The faster you are the more chances you have to win the match. Besides, I also love to watch the football matches between different countries and never miss important international football tournaments.
- Why is sport important for people?
Answer: Well, sports are important for the people of my county for many reasons. Majority of the people here live with stress and they need some sort of relaxation after the day-long work. Besides, this is the source that makes the bond among the people stronger as well. Sports also have some other benefits like the participants remain fit while the audiences get entertained by watching the competitions.
- What are the differences between sporting events in the past that with now?
Answer: In the past days, the sports were held on a limited scale and the events were not that much highlighted as they are now. Moreover, the number of participants is on the rise which was not seen in the past days. Many of the youths are taking sports as a career while it was a kind of hobby for a section of the society.
- How has technology helped more people get involved in sports or watch it?
Answer: The role technology is impressive here. With the use of the latest technology, we can enjoy various sporting events sitting at home. We can recheck the decisions from the referees or umpires and most importantly, we can enjoy sporting events in offline and online. So, people are getting more involved with sports with the help of technology and getting various benefits. The sporting competitions have got a perfection with the help of the technology.