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Describe a sportsperson you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 582 with Model Answer:

Describe a sportsperson you admire.

You should say:
  • who this sportsperson is
  • what sports he or she plays
  • how successful he or she is
and explain why you like or admire this sportsperson so much.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:
Thank you very much for the opportunity that you have given me to share my thoughts and feelings on a sportsperson I admire. Well, for that topic, I'd like to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo, a name that resonates with millions of football fans worldwide, including myself.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. He currently plays for Al Nassr FC in the Saudi Pro League and the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo's career began at Sporting CP, but he gained international fame when he joined Manchester United in 2003. His journey continued with Real Madrid, where he achieved unprecedented success.

Ronaldo's success on the football field is unparalleled. He has won numerous prestigious awards, including five Ballon d'Or trophies, which are awarded to the world's best player. He has also claimed multiple league titles in England, Spain, and Italy, along with several Champions League titles. Ronaldo holds numerous records, including being the highest goal scorer in the history of the Champions League. His relentless pursuit of excellence has seen him score over 800 career goals, a testament to his incredible talent and work ethic.

There are several reasons why I admire Cristiano Ronaldo so much. Firstly, his dedication to his craft is truly inspiring. Ronaldo is known for his rigorous training regime and disciplined lifestyle. This level of commitment is something I find extremely motivating. Secondly, Ronaldo's resilience and mental toughness are qualities I greatly respect. Throughout his career, he has faced numerous challenges and criticisms, but he has always managed to come back stronger. His ability to perform under pressure and deliver when it matters most is remarkable. Lastly, Ronaldo's philanthropic efforts also contribute to my admiration for him. Despite his immense fame and fortune, he has remained grounded and has used his platform to give back to society.

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