IELTS Speaking Part 1: giving negative answers

IELTS Speaking Part 1: giving negative answers

Các bạn đã bao giờ khi luyện thi IELTS phải trả lời những câu Ngồi “ngẩn tò te” trước mặt examiner hay cố gắng bịa ra một câu chuyện nào đó? Thực tế thì có rất nhiều cách:

  1. Nếu bạn đủ tự tin để vừa “fake” ra một môn nào đó, vừa đủ vốn từ hay để lengthen nó, thì quá Okie, bạn hoàn toàn có thể đưa ra một trò chơi thể thao. Nhưng thường thì số này quá ít.

1. What sports or physical activities do you regularly do?

Unfortunately I don’t have time to do any sports or physical activities because of my work commitments. I’d like to find more time for regular exercise.

2. Which sport or game would you like to be good at?

I’d like to be good at tennis. It must be great to be able to hit the ball as hard as you can and watch it land exactly where you wanted it to.

3. Do you prefer watching or playing sports?

I don’t watch much sport on TV and I’m not a big sports fan, so I think I would probably enjoy doing sports more than watching them.

4. Do you think children should be encouraged to do more sport?

Yes, I think that sport is really important for children. Sports and games teach children to play together and try their best.


Trên đây là những dàn ý trả lời cho các câu hỏi thôi, các bạn hoàn toàn có thể biến tấu cho phù hợp với đặc điểm công việc, thời gian và thói quen của mình. Và thực tế thì, khi bạn trả lời câu hỏi đầu tiên là không có thời gian rảnh cho việc tập luyện, thì khi đó, bạn đừng trả lời nguyên xi như những gì viết trên đây, mà hãy hướng tới việc mở rộng câu trả lời của mình với những ý như:

+ Because I don`t have much free time, I usually do exercise while I`m cooking, just a few ones like bend down, running around my kitchen and walking from home to my children`s school. Although I practise not much, but I think those litte things are very important to keep my body fit.

Hay đối với câu số 4, bạn cũng có thể nói đôi điều vè lợi ích của việc tập thể dục đối với trẻ em như:


+ Children, especially in their early ages, need to keep fit and have a balance, healthy diet. And in order to help them to have a healthy life style, I believe that they certainly will need to exercise. A sport child will be healthier than a child which is a coach potato- I mean that a child who always sit in front of a television and do nothing else. Futhermore, enjoying in sports of physical activities may brings friends to children, and so that they will be much more socialized, or even encourage their team spirit if those sports  need some kinds of team work such as football, basketball,…

Sau đây, tình hình là để “cứu nguy” cho các sĩ tử nhà ta chuẩn bị thi IELTS, thì tốt nhất là chúng mình vẫn phải biết đôi chút vốn từ Sport phải hông các bạn: Mình nghĩ để có thể sử dụng những từ dưới đây thuần thục, cách tốt nhất là các bạn nên in bảng này ra và dán vào chỗ nào dễ thấy nhất nhé!

WordExample sentenceMeaning
arenaThe arena was full of excited spectators cheering on their team.a level area for holding sports events, surrounded by seats for spectators
amateurThe Olympic Games were originally for amateur athletes only.engaged in something, like playing sports, without payment; non-professional
athleteMost professional athletes spend hours every day in training.a person who trains for and competes in a sport
athleticsThere are some very good runners on our athletics team.‘track and field’ events of running, jumping, throwing, etc.
awardAll the members of the winning team were awarded a gold give someone something as a reward for high achievement
beatItaly beat France to win the 2006 FIFA World defeat someone in a game or a competition
captainThe captain usually leads his or her team onto the field.the leader of a team
catchA wicketkeeper in cricket must be very good at catching the grab and hold something that has been thrown
championThe boxer Muhammad Ali was World Heavyweight Champion three times.a top-rated, highly successful player
cheer onThe fans made a lot of noise cheering on their shout encouragement to a team or a player
coachPlayers should carry out their coach’s instructions during a game.a person who trains and directs an athlete or a sports team
competeOver 10,000 athletes will compete in the Olympic take part in a contest or a competition
competitionThe English Premiership League is one of the world’s top football organized event in which people compete to win
competitorEach competitor in a golf tournament must record his or her own score.a person who takes part in a competition or a sporting contest
contestDo you know who won this year’s figure skating contest?a game or event in which people compete to win
courtThe tennis courts at Wimbledon in London have a grass surface.a quadrangular area on which ball games are played, such as tennis or basketball
courseA golf course usually has eighteen area of land prepared for racing, golf, or other sports
cupAfter they won the final game, the winners were awarded the Championship Cup.a cup-shaped trophy, awarded as a prize in a contest
defeatOur players were very happy after they defeated their opponents in the final win a victory over opponents in a game or contest; to beat
defendThe team attacked and scored two goals, then spent the rest of the game defending the protect one’s goal rather than attempt to score against one’s opponents
drawThe score was 1-0, but the losing team got a late goal and the game ended in a 1-1 finish a contest or game with an even score; tie
eventThe 100 metres run is one of the most exciting events in athletics.a particular contest in a sporting programme
fanSometimes the umpire of a tennis match has to tell noisy fans to be quiet.a person who supports a particular sport, team or player
fieldHow many players are allowed on the field during a baseball game?a piece of land marked out for a sports contest e.g. hockey field
final scoreToday’s basketball game was very close. The final score was 84 to 82.the score at the end of a game
gym / gymnasiumOur gym has a lot of new exercise equipment, including running machines and cycling machines.a room or building equipped for physical exercise
half-timeThe players went into the rooms at half-time and listened to their coach.the interval between the first and second halves of a game
judgeIn sports like diving and gymnastics, judges score each performance in a contest.a person who rates the quality of a sporting performance, usually by awarding points
leagueNearly every town in the U.S. has teams in a local baseball league.a group of sports clubs that play each other over a period for a championship
leisureIt’s good for kids to spend some of their leisure time playing time, or the use of free time for enjoyment
lobHer lob flew high into the air and dropped into the back of the court, just inside the baseline.a shot that is hit in a high arc, usually over the opponent’s head
managerLiverpool sacked their manager after they lost eight of their previous ten games.the person in charge of a sports team
medalEvery athlete’s dream is to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.a piece of engraved metal given to signify an achievement or an honor
objectThe object of the game of football is to score more goals than the opponents.the thing you want to get or achieve; what you aim to do
offsideForwards have to learn how to avoid being caught in an offside position.In an illegal position ahead of the ball (in football, rugby, hockey, etc.)
opponentRoger Federer’s opponent in the Wimbledon final was Rafael Nadal.the person one competes against in a contest or a game; rival
passA defender tries to pass the ball to a forward in a good position to throw or kick the ball to another player on one’s own team
penaltyThe penalty for abusing a referee is usually a one-match suspension.a punishment imposed on a player or team for breaking the rules of a sport
performAll the athletes will do their best to perform well in the Olympic carry out a practised activity, such a play a sport
performanceVenus Williams put in one the best performances of her life to win the instance of competing in a sports event in public
physiqueRugby players work hard in the gym to build up their physiques.the form or shape of a person’s body
pitch (1)The fans cheered as the players ran onto the pitch.a playing field (British)
pitch (2)Our pitcher threw one of the best pitches of his life to win the game.a throw of the ball, esp. in baseball and softball
playerHow many players are on the court during a doubles match in tennis?a person who plays a sport
(U.S. spelling; practice)
Professional golfers spend hours every day practising their repeatedly do something in order to develop one’s skill
professionalTiger Woods has been a professional golfer since he was 20 years old.a person whose paid occupation is playing a sport
recordDo you know who holds the world record for the men’s 100 metres?the best performance that has been officially measured and noted
refereeThe referee saw a foul, blew his whistle and awarded a free kick.a sports official with authority to make rulings during a contest
rulesIn several sports there is an offside rule, and it’s often difficult to explain.the laws or regulations that govern how a game or sport is played
scoreDo you know how to keep score in badminton?the number of points a competitor or team earns during a game
serveServing the ball is one of the most important skills in sports like hit the ball to begin play (in tennis, table tennis, squash, volleyball, etc.)
shootIn basketball, players try shoot from outside the 3-point line to score the extra kick, hit, or throw the ball in an attempt to score a goal (in soccer, hockey, basketball, etc.)
skillKen has gone to a boxing camp to improve his boxing skills.the ability to do something well
spectatorSpectators can add a lot to sporting events by creating an exciting atmosphere.a person who watches an event
sportsmanshipGood managers know how to teach their players attitude of fairness, respect for opponents, and graciousness in winning or losing
stadiumThe stadium was built for sports, but it’s sometimes used for concerts as well.a sports arena with tiered seating for spectators
strategyOne of the jobs of the manager or coach is to develop a strategy for winning each game.a plan to achieve an objective
tackleRugby players have to learn how to tackle an opponent strongly but challenge an opponent who has the ball
tacticsPlayers use tactics such as attacking their opponent’s weaknesses in order to action or strategy planned to achieve an objective
talentOur daughter’s basketball coach says she has a lot of natural talent for the game.a natural aptitude or skill
teammateThe team wins because the players are always looking for their teammates.a fellow member of a sports team
teamworkThe best teams spend a lot of time on the training ground working on teamwork.the combined action of a group of people
tieThe score was very close throughout the game, and it ended in a tie with 89 points each.a result in a game in which teams have the same final score; a draw
tournamentThe four major tennis tournaments form what is known as the ‘Grand Slam’.a series of contests between a number of competitors, who compete for an overall prize
trainerSome players are a bit lazy and need a strict trainer to make them work hard.a person who helps athletes develop their skills and fitness
trainThe hockey team trains every Tuesday and Thursday after teach a skill over time through instruction; to practise a skill
trophyThe players carried the trophy over their heads as they ran around the stadium.a decorative object awarded as a prize in a contest or a tournament
umpireIn a game of cricket, there are two umpires on the field during play.a sports official with authority to make rulings during a contest
victoryThe players had worked very hard, and they deserved their victory.the act of winning a game or contest
whistleThe referee blew his whistle twice to signal the end of the match.a small instrument that makes a high-pitched noise when blown

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