IELTS Cue Card

Describe your favourite pastime activity

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 315 with Model Answer:

Describe your favourite pastime activity.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • why you enjoy it
  • how long you have it as a pastime activity
and say why this is your favourite pastime activity.
[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:
I am sure that majority of the population across the world love reading books. In fact, I also love to read books and there are no specific genres are available. Book reading is a favourite pastime for me. And I have a large collection of various types of books. Thank you for the smart question.

There are a wide number of pastime activities are available around us. But not all of them are suitable for each of us and sometimes people are reluctant to participate in them for various reasons. Investing physical labour or efforts is one of the prime cause for reluctance. But reading books is a simple pastime and is loved by all for the nature. To read books you will not need to invest a huge amount of money or labour. Just take a book and start reading it. So simple! I also have reluctance to participate in pastime activities that require physical movement. Book reading helps me in this case and has saved my time.


When you waited for a bus or a train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 314 with Model Answer:

Describe a situation when you waited for a bus or a train.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • where you waited
  • how long you waited
and explain how you felt 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:
I am a student of the University of Allahabad in India and graduating on Journalism. Recently, I had to wait for a bus to reach my university and that was a horrible experience for me. I will remember the event for long days. Thank you for the question and I will describe the event now.

It was last Monday when I had to attend a class in the university in the afternoon. In fact, it was a weird timing for me. It is difficult for me to get out in the afternoon. Besides, the sun is bright at that time which is another issue for me. I like to stay at home at this time of the day but had to set out my journey to university without finding no other ways as the class was very important. I had also to wait for the bus to arrive at the stoppage. I waited for over one hour at the bus stoppage and finally reached at the university.


Describe a challenging profession you know about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 313 with Model Answer:

Describe a challenging profession you know about.

You should say:
  • what profession it is
  • what challenges it involves
  • do you want to have this profession
and explain why this is a challenging profession.
[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:
Umpiring in cricket is one of the most challenging profession I have ever known. In fact, this is one of the toughest profession I have ever seen in my life. Thank you for such a smart question and here are the answers.

Umpires are those people who are set to play the role of referee in sports, particularly in cricket. The man who stands behind the wicket with a distance wearing hat is known as the umpire of the game. He is responsible to run the game smoothly and provide important decisions like responding to the appeal of out, declaring the end of a bowling over, declaring the extra runs and more other issues. This is a challenging profession indeed as the umpire needs to remain aware of everything during the play. But this is a prestigious profession as well. The umpires are respected everywhere and have access to places where the ordinary people cannot even think of.  

Describe a story popular in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 312 with Model Answer:

Describe a story popular in your country.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you heard it
  • what lesson or moral it teaches
and explain why possibly this is a popular story in your country.
[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:
Telling lie is never appreciated and to prevent people from lying to each other, a good number of stories are found across the world. The story of a tiger and a cowhand is a popular one around the other nations and this is the same here in Ghana. In fact, this is a great story that inspires people from telling lies.

The story is about a young cowhand who used to tell lies to other people, particularly the other cowhands in his surroundings. He used to shout about tigers and the remaining cowhands rushed to help him. They got prepared with tools and arms available to prevent the tiger. But there was nothing such found finally. When they came to save the young cowhand and his cattle, the young one used to laugh at them. He got a satisfaction that he has fooled them. The similar thing happened for a couple of days and one day the tiger came. He shouted for help but none arrived in his support. They thought the young one might want to befool them again.


Describe a fruit popular in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 311 with Model Answer:

Describe a fruit popular in your country.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how popular it is
  • do you like it
and say why possibly this is a popular fruit in your country.
[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:
Greece is a land of diversity. People love to take various types of fruits after almost each of their meals. So, a large number of fruits are available and most of them they appear in seasons. But some of the fruits are available round the year. Watermelon is one of the seasonal fruits that is loved by all. Thank you for the question.

In fact, every Greek loves to take fruits as desserts and thus there are a number of fruits are available in the land. The seasonal fruits are more popular than the other types of fruits. Watermelon is one the seasonal fruits that is available during summer. It is a juicy fruit that provides a different type of pleasure to the consumers. They take it in different ways. Sometimes people prefer to have it by a slice or sometimes they take it by making juice. Besides, some of the people love to take it in their cocktail.


New year celebration that you still remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 310 with Model Answer:

Describe a new year celebration that you still remember.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what you did
  • who was with you
and explain how you celebrated this new year.
[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:
Usually, the new year is celebrated amid great festivity in Australia. A good number of people get out of their home to witness the departure of a year. They also welcome the next year and hope for the best. I can remember the new year of 2013 when I was an undergraduate at University of New South Wales in Sydney. Thank you for the question and I will describe the event now.


Experience you had with a type of foreign food

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 309 with Model Answer:

Describe an experience you had with a type of foreign food.

You should say:
  • when you first ate it
  • where you ate this food
  • how you felt about it
and say if you liked or disliked 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:
Usually, I do not take foods out of the home. But sometimes I have to take the foods when I am travelling abroad. And the experiences are sweet and sour. Thank you for the question. Recently I went to Mexico for attending an international conference and I will describe the experience with foods in Mexico now.