Sports Presentations


Extended speaking on spectator sports

By: Alex Case
Level: Intermediate
Topic: Sport
Grammar Topic: General

A sporting event mini-presentations


Student A

Speak as long as you can about one particular sporting event which you saw, e.g. a school sports day, a football match, or a race. If you can’t think of a suitable live event you can talk about something on TV (preferably a whole event you saw, but if not just highlights is also okay).


Useful starting phrases

“Yesterday/ The day before yesterday/ On Monday/ Last week/ Last month/ Last year/ When I was…/ … ago”

“I watched…”

“I went to the… stadium and…”

“Someone gave me a ticket to…”

“I really wanted to see…”



Student B

Listen to your partner speak as long as they can about a sporting event that they saw. Listen without interrupting and tick off the topics below that they mention. When they have run out of things to say, ask them about any topics that they haven’t covered

  • The sport
  • Who took part (e.g. star players)
  • Place and what you thought about it
  • Time
  • Weather
  • The spectators
  • The atmosphere
  • Skilful?
  • Exciting?
  • Most exciting moments
  • Least exciting moment
  • Comparisons to other things you’ve seen
  • Clothes
  • Important?
  • What you thought the result would be
  • What the result was
  • Other matches between the same teams or player (that you have seen/ in general)
  • Why you chose to watch it
  • If you would watch the same match/ team(s)/ player(s)/ sport again


Switch roles and do the same.

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