IELTS Cue Card: Describe something you want to learn more

Describe something you want to learn more

IELTS Cue Card Question 148 with Model Answer:

Describe something you want to learn more.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • how you would learn it more
  • where you can learn it more
and explain why you want to keep learning 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 1:
I would like to learn car repairing by myself. We need cars for our everyday use and we also use it for numerous purposes. So, when the car is in disorder, either we need to wait for the mechanic to come and repair it or we have to take the car to the nearest workshop for repairing. Besides, the costs are also huge when the cars are taken to workshops. Thereby, the idea peeped on my mind that I should learn it completely.

Though I have some knowledge in the repairing process, I am unable to diagnose the troubles as the experts do immediately and take necessary steps to repair the car. Last week, I was on my way to the office in the morning and suddenly my car started unusual behaviour. It stopped all on a sudden. It was not moving ahead though it was filled with fuels. All of a sudden, I noticed that there were some smokes emitting from the front part. So, I stopped in the middle of the road, opened the bonnet and tried to figure out the problem. But I couldn’t do so due my unfamiliarity with the inner parts of the car. I had to wait longer and the day was a mess for me. I could not reach office in time, the car mechanic made late to come and also I had to spend a notable amount as repairing fee. So, if I think if I had the knowledge of car repairing, I could have done that by myself. Thereby, I truly want to learn all the necessary steps about the car repairing and once I am done with the learning, I would be able to repair my car all by myself.

Learning is a never ending process. So, I know that it is nearly impossible to learn all about car repairing as there are different types of cars and the functions are dissimilar. I have made a plan and accordingly have set my strategies. Firstly, I need to get informed about institutions where I could learn about the car repairing. I believe it would not be difficult for me to learn the repairing as I have some skills. I know how to repair the minor troubles and disorders of cars, especially motorbikes, and when I will get detail knowledge about the entire issue, I would be able to grab the ideas instantly. Besides, the instructors will also guide me through the entire process. So, I believe it would not be more difficult for me to learn more about the car repairing. Further, I have also planned that I will engage myself at any car repairing workshop where I could gain some practical know-how about the car repairing.

This is another important issue to consider. There are not many places where I could learn the repairing. Thereby, I have to admit myself as an intern at the workshop and I might have to pay them as well in exchange of learning. In my locality, I know such an automobile workshop where they appoint intern and teach them very well about the pros and cons of automobile engineering. The students who learn their really work well. When I took my car at the workshop, the students serviced properly all the troubles and also suggested me some tips for the betterment of the car. The tips were helpful indeed and my car’s performance level improved to its greatest extent.

There are many reasons behind this desire. I learnt minor automobile servicing as I own a car. But it is impossible for me to solve all the troubles and issues engaged with the car. If I learnt the car repairing completely, it will help me saving my cost and at the same time, I could serve others without any charge. Moreover, travelling is my hobby and love to board on my Volvo S60 Sedan for long journeys. But I had some bitter experiences on the road and I could not manage to get rid of the situations. All of my enjoyment turned into worries and I had to return home. When I took the car at an automobile workshop, they changed even the unnecessary parts and charged me more than usual. But if I had the slightest knowledge about the car repairing or on automobile engineering, I could have prevented the extra charges imposed. I also believe that knowledge is powerful and enabled to help people to some extent. So, if I keep learning the car repairing, it would help me in future. I do not dream of using my knowledge for some professional purposes rather it would be my strength in distress.


Model Answer 2:
The computer has become one of the most important devices in this modern age. But often I am in trouble with the device. So, I want to learn more about troubleshooting a computer. Thank you for the question. And I am really glad to answer it. 

It is said that the computer is the latest invention of modern science. Life is now impossible without the help of a computer. It has occupied almost all the stages of our modern life. But sometimes, we are to experience some troubles with the machine. And taking them to the troubleshooters is really tough. You need to carry the CPU and place it to the repair shop and get it back on the scheduled day. But if is know how to troubleshoot, it would be easier for me to use the device.  

I know a few troubleshooting for a computer. But I admit undoubtedly my knowledge is of beginner level. I am not a professional in this case and have caused damage to several computers including the one that is mine. So, I have planned to get a training on troubleshooting of all types of computer. There are a couple of institutions have opened this training facility. And they are also giving some discounts for the students. So, if I enroll with them, it would be beneficial to me in some aspects.

Initially, I have selected APTECH, a locally renowned computer training institute here in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This is a reputed organisation and been operating for last few years. This is a suitable place for me and located near my residence. So, I can move there easily. And the classes are held in the evening. This is also favourable to me as I attend my college in the day time. I have already paid a visit to the training centre. They not only train about troubleshooting, they also have many other courses. I have a plan that after learning computer troubleshooting, I will get admission in another course for graphic designing.  

I want to keep learning it for many reasons. The most important thing about learning in the present day is that it makes you enabled to survive in the situation. When you will learn something new, you will get information. And the more you have information, the more the chances for your survival or victory in your real-life situation. Moreover, if I learn to troubleshoot computers, I would not have to worry about the sudden troubles with it. On the other side, I would also be able to help others as well. Based on all the grounds, I want to keep learning it.


If you can talk about the cue card topic “Describe something you want to learn more.” you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe a skill you have. 
  • Describe something useful you have learned recently. 
  • Describe a practical skill you have. 
  • Describe something you know which is important to you. 
  • Describe something you want to learn in the future. 

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