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Skip to 0 minutes and 0 seconds <v ->Let’s now talk about sport and exercise.</v> Can you tell me why you think people nowadays often get less exercise than previous generations?

Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds <v ->There is lots of reasons for this one.</v> One of the main one would probably be television and computers. Much peoples, when they come home from work, just sit down and turn the television or computer on and don’t do nothing. Without televisions or computers, people will go out more and do things after work, giving them exercise. Cars and other kind of transport have also changed, and much peoples prefer not to walk as far as they used to. <v ->Do you think governments should subsidize</v> the cost of sports equipment for children?

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds <v ->That’s an interesting question.</v> No, I don’t think that they should to pay for this one. It isn’t really the government responsibilities to pay for sports equipment. It’s not their fault. For myself, if people want to exercise, there are many options for them which do not requiring many equipment. I think governments have more important things to focus on. In my opinion, it’s more important for governments to pay for education and healthcare. <v ->Some professional sportspeople</v> earn more than other professionals. Do you think this is justified? <v ->No, I don’t think this is justified.</v> I know that some sportsmen and sportswomen make a lot of monies when they play sport, like tennis, soccer, but this is too much.

Skip to 1 minute and 56 seconds I know they are talent, that they have many followers, many fans, but this not mean that they more smart than doctors, for example. The doctor saves lives. It is very important. While sportsmen only entertains; which is more important?

Skip to 2 minutes and 28 seconds There are lots of reasons. One of the main ones would probably be television and computers. Many people, when they come home from work, just sit down and turn the television or computer on and do nothing. Without televisions or computers, people would go out more and do things after work, giving them exercise. Cars and other kinds of transport have also changed, and many people prefer not to walk as far as they used to.

Skip to 3 minutes and 5 seconds That’s an interesting question. No, I don’t think that they should pay for this. It isn’t really the government’s responsibility to pay for sports equipment. It’s not their fault. For me, if people want to exercise, there are many other options for them that do not require any equipment. I think that governments have other more important things to focus on. In my opinion, it’s more important for governments to pay for education, healthcare.

Skip to 3 minutes and 45 seconds No, I don’t think this is justified. I know that some sportsmen and sportswomen make a lot of money when they play sports like tennis, soccer, but this is too much. I know they are talented, that they have many followers, many fans, but this does not mean that they are smarter than doctors, for example. Doctors save lives. It’s very important. While the sportsmen and women only entertain; which one is more important?

Sample IELTS answer - Talking about sports and exercise

You have seen Ari answer three questions about sports and exercise for Part 3 of the Speaking Test.

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