IELTS Cue Card

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.


Describe something you do to help others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 308 with Model Answer:

Describe something you do to help others.

You should say:
  • what you do
  • how long have you been doing it
  • how you started doing it
and explain why you think this is helpful for others.
[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 actually provide technological support to people and some people have opined that it has greatly helped them. To make it clear, I help other people with their needs related to computer and technology. Actually, I am not quite enthusiast doing it and not sure how much it helps others, but for this cue card topic, I would like to talk about it.

I live in a joint family in India. And thus the number of family members is more than the other ordinary families. So, most of them are in need of various types of supports and I try to help them when they fall in trouble with technological issues. Besides, I also help them when they cannot use their computers and other electronic devices. Often, some of the senior family members come with issues like their mobile phones are not working or they cannot make calls etc. Besides, I am popular in my locality as a great tech-savvy and repair man(!!!) and the people who are in need of such supports ask me to help them. Without any charge, I help them as much as I can.


A sport that you would like to learn

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 307 with Model Answer:

A sport that you would like to learn.

You should say:
  • what sport it is
  • how you would learn it
  • how difficult you think it would be to learn
 and explain why you would like to learn this sport.
[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:
There are a good number of indoor and outdoor sports are available. And the preferences to sports are different based on people’s choice. I love to take part in indoor sports and considering to learn table tennis. This is a charming sport and requires a special set of skills and movements to master the skills and play it. Thank you for the question and I will describe it now.


Describe a natural calamity that you fear

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 306 with Model Answer:

Describe a natural calamity that you fear.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • why do you fear it
  • how it affects people’s lives
and explain how you think the damage can be reduced.
[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:
Often we are to fall victim of natural calamities. It may happen for a good number of reasons. I fear earthquake most for many reasons. I have seen the devastating impacts of the earthquake from an early age and thus I am afraid of it. Besides, there are some other natural disasters are also available on my land but this is one of the most terrible ones to me.

Earthquake is a natural disaster that may occur at any time of the day or the year. In Indonesia, there are less number of natural disasters but I think this one is more frequent than any other disasters. When it appears with a massive strike, it damages a good number of properties and people. There are no exact reasons have been found so far but it is assumed that it happens for the release of energy from the ground level of the earth. Besides, it is also caused by the slippage of the geological faults.

Describe a gift you gave to a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 305 with Model Answer:

Describe a gift you gave to a child.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • who you gave it to
  • on what occasion you gave this gift
and explain why you chose this gift.
[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:
Recently, I went to the birthday party of a little child living the opposite door of mine. I was invited as a guest at the party, and so I took a gift for the child. It was a nice Lego set. In fact, I picked the Lego set for some special reasons. Thank you so much for asking the question, and I will describe the entire event now.

Usually, Lego sets are used to make different structures and play with them. This is a perfect set of toys for the kids under years of old. Besides, the toy set also helps to make the kids smart and intelligent. They can exercise their ideas and intelligence in making the structures. It does not matter how weird the structures be in reality, the kids get a sort of entertainment in building the toys and playing with them. They are in love with such toy sets. Besides, the Lego sets also help the kids to learn many basics and apply them in their real life.

Describe a game you play on your cell phone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 304 with Model Answer:

Describe a game you play on your cell phone.

You should say:
  • what is it
  • how long have you been playing it
  • what type of game it is
and explain why you play this game on your cell phone/ mobile 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 1:
Playing games on a cell phone is really an interesting matter. It also helps to pass leisure hours. So, often I play games on my cell phone. Thank you for the question. I will describe the game now.

This is a 3D game named ‘Sniper Assassin’. I came to know about the game when I was browsing the App Store to get some suitable apps for my iPhone 6S. I was seeking an action game and suddenly the recommendation for the game appeared. This is an action game and about to kill criminals in different environments. By eliminating the criminals, the player achieves points. This is a realistic game and provides much pleasure to me. In fact, I am in love with this game for many reasons. The game has an attractive graphic interface and the other features are also adorable. The initial levels are easy to play but they start becoming hard once you move for the next levels.