IELTS Cue Card

Describe a person you would like to study or work with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 353 with Model Answer:

Describe a person you would like to study or work with.


You should say:
  • who this person is
  • what this person does
  • how long you have you known him/her
and explain why you want to study/ work with this person.

[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:
Mr Robertson is the CEO of my office and a hard worker. I have never seen such an active person like him before in my career. He is a very smart person and has a short beard. But he looks outstanding with his height. He is six feet tall. Mr Robertson has an outstanding skill to impress people with his speeches. And he never argues with people even if they are wrong. Though he works in the same company where I am employed, I would like to work closely with him as I believe it would give a valuable opportunity to learn many things important for a career growth.

Describe your favourite fruit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 352 with Model Answer:

Describe your favourite fruit.


You should say:
  • what it is
  • where it is grown
  • how often you can eat it
and explain why this is your favourite fruit.

[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:
A wide range of fruits are available across Spain and I like orange the most among the other types of fruits. This is one of the most important types of citrus crop that is available in the country. I love the fruit for its tastes. In fact, the taste varies based on their type too.

An experience of teaching your friend or family member

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 351 with Model Answer:

Describe an experience of teaching your friend or family member.


You should say:
  • whom you taught
  • when it was
  • what subject you taught
and explain how you felt about teaching this friend or family member.

[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:
Recently, I had to teach my younger sister and it was an amazing experience to me. In fact, it was the very first teaching experience of mine in my life. I am a college student in Milan in Italy and been studying science in major. So, my mom asked me to help my younger sister with Physics who is in her ninth grade and was struggling with the subject.

Something that you have achieved and you are proud of

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 350 with Model Answer:

Describe something that you have achieved and you are proud of.


You should say:
  • what you have achieved
  • when you have achieved it
  • what was difficult about achieving it
and explain why you are proud of this achievement.

[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:
Before joining as a lecturer in Mathematics at a local college in Spain, I was unable to speak publicly. I felt embarrassed and thought what people might think if I made mistakes and many more issues. But now, I am a good public speaker and have achieved the quality by lecturing in the classroom in the college.

Time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 349 with Model Answer:

Describe a time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone.


You should say:
  • when and where it was
  • why you were not allowed to use your phone
  • what you wanted to use your phone for
and explain how you felt about not being able to use your phone.

[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:
Recently, I went to attend a written test for a position in a multinational company. There I was not allowed to use my mobile phone. Though it was not necessary to ban the use of mobile phone in the exam hall, the authority did not take any risk of breaching the security. The test was held in the regional branch of the company here in Alice Spring in Australia. This is a beautiful candidate task card and I am glad indeed to have this card on my share. I will describe the event below.

Describe a shop that recently opened in your hometown

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 348 with Model Answer:

Describe a shop that recently opened in your hometown/area.


You should say:
  • what type of shop it is
  • what type of people go there
  • what it sells
and explain whether you will shop there or not.

[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:
Recently, a shop, named – The Shoppers, has been opened in my area, Perth, Australia, where I live in. This shop mainly sells perfumes, cosmetics and toiletries. It appears to me that this is a super shop in small scale. I was happy to see it in my block and planned to get the necessary things for my baby, and will suggest others to get their necessaries as well. I like this candidate task card and I will answer the remaining questions in brief now.

Decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 347 with Model Answer:

Describe a decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with.


You should say:
  • who made this decision
  • what it was
  • how you expressed your disagreement
and explain why you disagreed with this decision.

[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:
Thank you for this opportunity to let me talk about this topic. I live in a joint family in Haryana, a state in the northern part of India. Recently I experienced a situation when I had to disagree. An uncle made a decision which I could not agree with. But being the senior most person in the family, we all had to follow his orders and it did not matter whether we like that or not. Being an educated individual, I actually could not agree with him and protested against the decision. This is a great cue card topic for me and I will describe the events here in as much brief as I can.

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