IELTS Cue Card: Talk about a pet that you once had

Talk about a pet that you once had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 318 with Model Answer:

Talk about a pet that you once had.

You should say:
  • what kind of animal it was
  • what type of care it needed
  • what you liked/didn't like about it
and say whether it is a popular pet to own 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 1:
I had a cat and its name was Tom. I loved it much for its nature. Tom was filled with soft fur and often I liked to touch the furs to get a soft feeling. Tom was a calm and quite pet and did not have any bad habits like the other pets in my area. This is a great candidate task card and I will answer the remaining part, in brief, to describe my pet.

The most important thing about Tom is that it needed my complete attention. Besides, I used to feed it milk and other edible ingredients which were meant for cats. I noticed that if I did not pay attention to Tom, it used to come to me and screamed with a ‘meow’ sound and continued till I took it on my lap. It was polite and if I made some loud words, it would have hidden in the corner of the furniture.    

Tom was my beloved pet and I liked it too much for its gentle nature. I had heard that the other cats used to steal foods and create many troubles for the owners. But I was free of such troubles. When it needed food, Tom came to me and I understood that I need to feed my cat. I also taught Tom to use the toilet when it needed. The smart cat understood my instructions and also learned to use the toilet by itself. It was a grand success for me indeed.

Of course, a cat is a popular pet to own. In fact, it becomes a constant companion of its owner and much better than dogs, I think. It requires less space to sleep and creates almost no troubles for the owners. Moreover, it has a pretty look as well.