Video: Ideas for IELTS: Sports Affecting Countries

Today you’ll get ideas for IELTS questions about sports affecting countries.

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Thank you to YouTube subscriber Mae Flor Samson for asking me to provide ideas on this IELTS question:

How do you think international sports can affect relations between different countries?’

For some reason, IELTS loves this topic, and you may just see it in IELTS Writing Task 2 or Speaking Part 3.

In IELTS Speaking Part 3, you can pivot, and then provide interesting examples.

For this question, I would say, ‘Honestly, I do not think athletic events have any effect on politics or international relations. However, sports events do definitely impact the way different nationalities can get along.’

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Then, I would give an interesting anecdote.

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Brainstorm for this question:

Positive example:

In World War I, in 1914, the British and German soldiers had a Christmas Truce. During this cease fire, they came together on neutral ground and played a game of soccer.

Negative example:

In Brussels, in 1985, before the European Cup Final, British fans rioted, leading to 39 deaths.

Try to think of your own examples from your country or city.

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