IELTS Cue Card: Describe a school you have studied in

Describe a school you have studied in

IELTS Cue Card Question 72 With Model Answer:

Describe a school you have studied in.

You should say:
  • what its name is and where it is
  • how long you have studied in it
  • what did you like/ dislike about it
and describe how you feel now about studying in this school.
[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:
The school is the formal place to learn about everything. In my childhood, I studied Charterhouse School in Johannesburg till my late primary.

When I lived in Johannesburg with my parents, they admitted me at the Charterhouse School and there is completed my primary education before leaving Johannesburg. I passed my childhood in the school and could remember that we did lots of fun during the classes. It was fun for me to run on the field and play games with my classmates and friends after the school hours. Moreover, the classes were attractive too. The teachers taught us numerous issues and the entire class did not get bored over the lecture. All the students followed the orders of the teachers and brought their home works. But at times I missed those as I left my homework copy at home as I was always a late student and even rushed to the school without having the required textbooks.

I studied for long seven years at the school and thus there are lots of memories with the school of me. After my father arrived Johannesburg as a government officer, he was allotted a house near Roodepoort. The school was adjacent to my house and thus he admitted me as a student of the elementary stage in the school.  I was happy as well having the other kids as my mates. At my elementary level, I was not a good student, in fact, I was not a student either as I passed all my times with playing different sports inside the school compound. Interestingly, all the kids in my class used to participate in the sports while the teachers did not complain about the issue to our parents. Later I realised that sports were parts of the elementary study.

I liked the environment of the school mostly and the teachers were friendly in my days and even they are so in the current days. But some of the teachers used to order for excessive home tasks which were troublesome for most of the kids of my age at that time. However, the large open space we had in the school compound in our days was of great help. I used the space for different purposes like playing, assembly, passing leisure hours under the tree and many other things. All of the mates of my class and I used to play cricket on the ground which was the most exciting thing for us and mostly we gathered on the weekend to play cricket.

If I had the chance to get admitted in a school again, I would have picked Charterhouse School without any second thought. The school is an excellent one with an education-friendly environment. All the teachers are highly qualified and they know very well how to teach the kids. I am skilled in different subjects now and it is the contribution of my respected teachers of Charterhouse School. They taught me with great care and in fact they take care of each of the students so that they could be real human beings in their life. I would feel highly glad if I have the chance to study again in the school.

If you can comfortably talk about this topic, you should be able to talk about the following Cue card topics as well: 
  • Describe a school or college you have studied in. 
  • Describe a building or area in your hometown. 
  • Describe a place you have visited after a long. 
  • Describe a school or office you have visited. 
  • Describe an old building you have visited. 
  • Describe a place which is related to your childhood. 
  • Describe a place you want to visit again. 
  • Talk about a place or street from your hometown. 
  • Describe a building or landmark you have visited. 
  • Describe a school or college you went to.