IELTS Cue Card: Describe a subject that you didn’t like in your high school

Describe a subject that you didn’t like in your high school

IELTS Cue Card Question 51 With Model Answer: 

Describe a subject that you didn’t like in your high school.

You should say: 
  • what the subject was
  • who taught that subject
  • why you needed to study it.
And explain what the main reason for you not to like 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:
Education is the process to enlighten people and in the course of time their studies people are to go through some books, texts and subjects. But in most of the cases, they do not prefer many of the subjects for some mysterious reasons.

When I was in my high school, I also had to undergo different stress over my studies and I was afraid of one subject – Mathematics. It was the subject that I could not like in my high school and even in the current days of university era, I do not prefer doing mathematics. I actually do not understand the logic of the subjects. Besides, I also cannot remember the algorithms and other rules to solve the critical problems and it takes unusual time for me to solve a single problem. I have no idea why it happens with me but I am quite fine with the other subject like physics, chemistry, English, general knowledge etc.      

Mr. Pherrel Bill used to teach us the subject in our high school days. He was a great teacher and only for him I have passed my high school exams. Under his direction and guidelines, I studied mathematics both in school and at my home. Mr. Bill liked me very much but he was highly strict over the studies. He used to make the logic and rules clearer to me but unfortunately I failed to grab those rules. When it was my term to solve a math on the whiteboard, I made mistakes frequently. When Mr. Bill ordered for math homework, only my copy was filled with mistakes and he solved the problems one after another and rebuked my saying ‘dumb’ for my mistakes.      

Like the other mandatory subjects, mathematics was mandatory too for us in the high school and it continued till my senior high school level. In our days, we had eight courses including mathematics, English, cultural studies, etc. To pass the exams and get promoted to the next level of the study, I had to keep a close contact with the subject. It was a full course and most of the time I did not score that is required to pass the exam. So, I was always afraid during the copy check times when the answer scripts were given to us and the progress report to the parents. If I had chances, I could have discarded the subject from my list for the unusual complexities.

Basically, I do not like mathematics for its complexity and strange rules. There are few rules that I cannot remember and I turned perplexed when I started doing the sums. It appears to me that most of the problems are made in a manner that I cannot solve them alone. Besides, when I start over working on any mathematical problem, it appears that all the rules are blended together in my head. I replace the rules of one problem with another and thus I cannot complete the problem. When I check a math after completing, I find that there are some unusual mistakes like placing wrong figures, and mistakes in writing the algorithms etc.