IELTS Cue Card

Time when you were forced to do something against your will

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 297 with Model Answer:

Describe a time when you were forced to do something against your will.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • what/ who forced you to do it
  • when it was
and explain why you were forced to do 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:
I usually do not do anything against my will. But sometimes, I need to do it to keep the honour of others. And at the end, I am to regret the actions I did. It used to happen to me before and now I do not need to do such things. Thank you for asking me the question.

I am an executive at a multinational corporation working in Singapore. When I was at my university, I used to experience such matters. It happened as I could not say ‘No’ directly to anyone. So, most of the time, the students and teachers asked me to help them. Such an event took place during the annual university festival. I was asked to host the last day of the event because the student who was selected to host became sick. So, they picked me as the host and it was so sudden that I could not manage enough time to prepare for the event.

Describe a person who leads an exemplary life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 296 with Model Answer:

Describe a person who leads an exemplary life.

You should say:
  • who is he/ she
  • how old is he/she
  • what he/ she does for a living.
And explain why you thinks he/she leads an exemplary life.
[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:
Leading a very simple life is not possible for everyone. It requires a lot of patience and mental strength. Sometimes such a life becomes an example to many. Mr. Peter Strauss is one of such man who leads an exemplary life. I will describe him here.

I live in a small apartment in the new part of Nafplio in Greece. Mr. Peter Strauss is my neighbour and lives in the opposite door of mine. He is a retired university professor and lives with his wife. In his early age, he joined the army but could not adjust to the hard rules and regulations. So, he left the job and came to start his career as a teacher. He still looks younger than his actual age. He is a tall figure man with a wide vision. He loves to meet new people and socialise and his wife is also of similar character. In fact, both of them has a very good relation with the neighbours and other people of the apartment block.  

Something your friends have but you do not

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 295 with Model Answer:

Describe something your friends have but you don't.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how many of your friends own it
  • do you want to own it
And say what you would do once you own 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:
The necessity of a smartphone cannot be denied at present. Almost everyone is using the smartphones in my surrounding. Unluckily, I do not have a smartphone of my own while rest of my friends have it. My family is against the view for me to have a smartphone. Thank you for the question.

Presently we are at the peak of science and technology. Getting in touch with the latest updates, maintaining virtual social profiles, correspondence, capturing moments with phone cameras etc. are the most usual tasks of the day. With the support of a smartphone, an individual can perform such activities so easily. In fact, the individual does not need to carry a laptop today to meet his daily technological needs if s/ he has a smart phone. But I am lagging behind in the race. I am not allowed to use a smartphone unless I have crossed my undergraduate. This is an obligation that my father imposed on me.

A restaurant that has recently opened in your town

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 294 with Model Answer:

Describe a restaurant that has recently opened in your town.

You should say:
  • where it is
  • what types of food it offers
  • how it looks
and explain what you think about this new restaurant.
[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:
Paris is a multicultural city. People of various nations live here in harmony. As a result, the number of cafes and eateries is on the rise in this city. I live in a corner of the city and a new Asian restaurant has opened its branch here. I will describe the event now.

The restaurant belongs a South Asian country named Bangladesh. The restaurant is titled as Sonar Bangla Restaurant. It sells various types of traditional Bangladeshi foods. The restaurant is located on the south corner of Paris. This is a residential and semi-commercial area, and there are potentials that the locality will be a commercial are someday. So, commercial institutions are settling up here. And as part of the activity, the restaurant is opened. The restaurant is run by a businessman of that country and has few other branches across Europe. To meet my curiosity, I visited the restaurant with my fiancé and had a nice experience there.


Describe a rainy day you can remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 293 with Model Answer:

Describe a rainy day you can remember.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what you did on that day
  • how long it rained
and explain how you felt about the day being rainy.
[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:
In the mid of November last, I experienced a rainy day throughout the day. I cannot exactly remember the day but it began with dark clouds in the sky. It rained all the day long. In fact, it was an interesting day for. Thank you for asking the question. I am glad to have a chance of describing the day here.

Usually, it does not rain here in Mozambique. And this was unusual. But it rained. It rained cats and dogs. In November, we feel chill here and sometimes the cold is acute. So, nobody expects a rain at this time as it will boost the coldness of the season. Further, when it rains, the locality I live in becomes muddy. So, this is a bit difficult for the locals to move in places they need to go. The average climatic condition of Mozambique is moderate. But there has been an unexpected change in the climate in the last couple of decades. And this is the result of the change.  

Describe an animated movie you recently enjoyed

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 292 with Model Answer:

Describe an animated movie you recently enjoyed.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • when you watched it
  • with whom you watched it
and explain why you liked this animated movie so much.
[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:
Watching movies is one of my hobbies. To be more specific, I enjoy the animated movies more than any other types of movies. The stories and plots of such movies are great and enjoyable. Besides, I also enjoy the making of such movies – they require more focus and attention from the makers. I am happy to discuss the movie that I have recently watched.

The movie I watched was Kung Fu Panda 3. This is the latest instalment of the series and the two earlier series were heavily successful. This instalment has a different plot than the earlier parts. This movie shows that Po meets with his own people – the other Pandas at the Panda village. But he experiences another problem with this meeting and has to play the role of rescuer against the problem. Accordingly, he teaches and forms his own soldiers to fight against the evil and finally, wins the battle. 

Describe a day you stayed home all day

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 291 with Model Answer:

Describe a day you stayed home all day.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • why you didn't go outside
  • what you did at home
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 1:
Staying at home is not an easy task. In fact, this is one of the toughest tasks so far I have encountered. The similar thing happened to me in the last week of December. I got stuck at home for the excessive snowfall.

Currently, I live in Montreal, Canada though my origin is in Columbia and my family lives there. I am an undergraduate student and execute the expenses by working at a local computer selling and servicing shop as a part-timer. Working as a part-time sales executive, I have to maintain a notable number of responsibilities. I have to attend office almost every day but it was the morning of the day after the Christmas Day when I had to stay at home all the day. This was the beginning of the week. But I could manage to attend neither my office nor my university class. I had a long tiring day on that date. Staying at home is really unpleasant if you do not have anything interesting to do.