IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe a sportsperson that you admire

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Describe a sportsperson that you admire.

  • Who is the person?
  • What is their achievement?
  • Why do you admire him?

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Sample Answer

Sports and fitness activities play an important role in everyone’s lives. Apart from keeping a person fit and healthy, one can also excel at these to gain name and fame. All of us follow sportsmen and athletes that play different sports, and we also have personal favorites among them.

I also follow a sportsperson whom I admire and respect the most. He is Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, a very well-known and esteemed ex-cricketer of the Indian national team. He is considered to be a living legend and one of the greatest batsmen of all times. He is the only player who has scored a hundred centuries in his international playing career.

Known as the little master, he started his international cricket career at the age of 16. He surprised everyone by scoring his first century in a test match against Pakistan when not many people knew about the talent he possessed. After that, he did not stop and made many records. He has since then received many awards and accolades not only for his exceptional playing capabilities but also for his good conduct on and off the playing field. Moreover, He has received the Arjuna Award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Padma Shri, and the Padma Vibhushan Award.

A very simple, down to earth person, he is also very kind hearted and honest. He has played cricket in all three formats namely test matches, one-day matches, and twenty over matches. He has recently retired from his cricketing career and is now appointed as a Member of Parliament. I admire his patience, dedication, and constant aspiration to improve as an individual. He has always played with the utmost spirit of sportsmanship and I respect him for it.

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