Or, Describe an indoor activity or game that you liked to play when you were a child.
You should say:
- What is it
- With whom did you play
- How often you played it
- How did you feel about it
You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Model Answer 1
Games and sports have always attracted me but I like the indoor games more than the outdoor ones. I usually play chess in my free times and enjoy it more than any other indoor games.
Chess is a very exciting indoor game and this two-player game requires a lot of attention. Usually, it is played on a checkered board and the two opponents are trying hard to defeat each other. This is the only game that could be played at anywhere including both indoor and outdoor spaces. Not much space is required to play the game and the players are usually more intelligent than the regular people. There are 16 pieces on each side of the game for each of the player and the most intelligent one wins the game after lots of mental efforts. It is believed that game has been originated in India and it was before the 10th century. The players are to attack their opponent with soldiers, kings, queens, rooks, knights and bishops to win the game.
When I was in my senior high school, I met a boy, Samuel Rodriguez. He was an exceptionally intelligent boy and loved to play chess. I had one thing common with him. We were neighbours and as a result, I frequently visited his home. Suddenly, one day I found him playing chess alone. I had the curiosity to play chess but could not materialise the desire as I did not know how to play the board game. So, I asked Samuel to teach me chess. He taught me chess like an expert teacher. He explained the capacity of the pieces and their abilities as well – what they can do or what they cannot. It took around a week for me to learn the entire game. But in the early days, I could not win the games due to my unskilled attempts. Gradually I have improved in the game and can finish the game within the first ten minutes.
I usually play chess with some of my friends who are interested in playing the chess. My father was a great chess player and had won many prizes in different competitions. But I could not manage time to play with him as he remained busy always and also did not want to play with me as well as I could not take proper attempt to defeat him. So, he was a bit irritated with me over chess playing and thus avoided me. However, now as an expert player, I play the game with my colleagues, wife and sometimes with my relatives who are also experts in chess. Besides, I am planning to participate in the upcoming chess championship in the annual sports day at my office.
I always enjoy the game because it is a mind game and requires lots of patience and intellects. Unless you are equal to your opponent, you do not have chances to fight back and finally, you have to lose the game. It is enjoyable when you can discover the next attempt of your opponent and can accordingly take preventive measures to save your soldiers and other pieces.