AEE 156: 3 Conversational Phrases for a Sports Event

SoccerGame on!

Do you like to watch sports?

Do you want to be able to talk about sports with your English-speaking friends?

If you are taking an exam such as the IELTS you may want to work on building some vocabulary to describe your favorite sports.

It’s great to be able to discuss this topic if a question about sports comes up in the IELTS Speaking test.

Today we introduce three useful English phrases for talking about sports.

Sports are international.  They can help you connect with people from anywhere.  But you need to know how to talk about them!

Here are three great phrases to help start your conversation:

  • “Have you been to a Red Sox game before?” – Change the team name to any you like.
  • “What sports and teams do you follow?” – This asks about a general interest in sports.
  • “Did you play any sports growing up?” – This is a great way to get to know more another person.  Follow up with the question, “How about now?”

Are you interested in sports?  Do you watch or play any?

Tell us about it below in the comments!

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