IELTS Cue Card: Talk about a hobby someone in your family has

Talk about a hobby someone in your family has

IELTS Cue Card Question 120 With Model Answer:

Talk about a hobby someone in your family has.

You should say:
  • whose hobby it is
  • where and when s/he does it
  • why s/he enjoys it
and say if you would enjoy doing the same thing or not, and why?
[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:
Hobby makes life easier and more comfortable. Almost all of the people in the world have some sort of hobbies that make them feel energised around the day. A hobby is also helpful for a stout mental health.

My sister, Samantha, is a bookworm. She likes to read novels. This is her hobby and she has a huge collection of different books. She prefers to buy books and I usually present novels in her birthdays. She has built a mini library inside her room and all the corners are filled with books which she could not accommodate in the book shelves. She started reading books at an early age and she used to read only comic books. With her mental development, she started reading the other books as well. Now she proudly owns a large number of books considering the other mates of her class. She has an enriched collection of books including novels, books of history, geography, science fictions, middle age plays, poetry and comic books – her childhood companions.

Actually, there are no preset schedules for her to be with the books but she is mostly seen reading the books in the evening and before sleeping at night. But she reads the books whenever and wherever she can manage time. She carries a book in her school bag and when she is in a bus, she reads the book. Reading books on her bed is a common scenario at my home. Sometimes, in the late evening, she is seen reading books on a chair placed at the small garden inside the house. She also sits on the balcony by her room and read books by sitting on the floor. Thereby, it is unpredictable that when and where she will start reading. My parents are also happy with her reading habit and inspire her periodically to be attentive in her academic studies as well.  

I asked her about the habit that why she reads so many books instead practising some other hobbies. She replied that she liked reading books as they provide her with different knowledge. She showed some logic to me after I asked about the reading. According to her, books are our best friends and they never quarrel with us. They are also the sources to explore different unknown and unfamiliar things, issues and places. They are always with her, she added. Samantha also said that she may not get a friend in her need but the books are always with her. Some of the books make her cry, some of them entertain her while some broaden her knowledge. Besides, the most important thing is that the books give an inexpressible pleasure to the readers which could not be found in somewhere else. The tastes are quite different from any other thing.

I would not have enjoyed reading books like her because I cannot sit motionlessly. Even I cannot enjoy movies as well since it requires sitting idly and watching on the screen. I prefer movement and like participating in different sports. All of the people are not the same. Their habits and mode of attitudes and behaviours are different, naturally. Samantha is able to sit idly and spend hours after hours by reading the books but if I am asked to do so, it would not be possible for me to sit for 10 consecutive minutes without any motion. I feel a sense of discomfort when I am asked to read books, watch movies or any other activities that require sitting for longer times. I do not why it happens but sometimes I think it might be my nature to be active always. Without physical movements, I cannot do for a moment and since book reading does not require the movements, I do not prefer to spend time with books except my academic lessons.