B1 SPEAKING MONOLOGUE_KEEPING FIT

We are really excited about this new type of tasks. Real Exam Monologues that you can listen to and read. And above all, use them as inspiration to create your own exam monologues. As you know, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. So keep up with the hard work!

TASK:

You are going to do a presentation about Sport. Here are some ideas: your habits today and in the past, popular sports where you live, your preferences for team sports or individual ones, and if you do sport for pleasure or as an obligation. You can also add ideas of your own. Talk about the topic for 3 minutes.

SCRIPT

Hi everyone, I’m Nora and today I will be talking about the topic of Sport and Health. Sport plays a very big role in many people’s lives. It can help you to get fit or to keep fit and teach you discipline. Being part of a team can also give you a sense of belonging, an opportunity to make friends, and a good social life.


In the past, when I was younger, I used to practise gymnastics at a competitive level. I was training very often, so I had to have a lot of discipline. Sometimes, it was very exhausting, and my muscles used to hurt from training so much. However, thanks to all the training I was as fit as a fiddle. I also used to play soccer with a local team. We were not very good, so we used to lose a lot of our matches. When I was sixteen, I got an injury, and I broke my leg. As a result, I couldn’t train for six months. It was a very challenging time for me because I love sports Nowadays, my sporting habits are very different. I like to do Yoga and Pilates a couple of times a week. I find these sports very relaxing. I also play badminton once a week, but that is mainly for the social aspect and to spend some time with my friends. I am not a very serious competitor. I am also not as fit as I used to be, but I am still in good shape.


Every country has their own popular sports and Ireland is no exception. Ireland has its own traditional sports that are extremely common. A lot of people play these sports. They are called hurling and Gaelic football. Hurling is quite similar to hockey. It is actually one of the fastest sports in the world. Gaelic football is quite similar to soccer however you can touch the ball with your hands.


Thousands of fans go to watch hurling and Gaelic football matches every year. Unfortunately, the league was called off last year due to the pandemic. The team I support are very good, so they might win the league this year. I am quite a sporty person, so I like to play most sports. I prefer to play sports outdoors so that I can enjoy fresh air. Having said that, if it is raining, I like to do some sports indoors, perhaps at a fitness centre. I like playing sports both individually and as part of a team. In my opinion, it is nice
to have a mixture. I really love winter sports, for example skiing, even though there are no mountains for skiing in Ireland. I also love to play sports in summer too when the weather is nice and sunny.


One of the main reasons why I love sport is because it is very social. I have made some of my best friends through sport. Being part of a team is something very special because everybody shares the same values.


In conclusion, I think playing sports is amazing. It makes me very, very happy and it is a really positive part of my life.