IELTS Cue Card: Describe a time
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Describe a family picnic or tour you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 301 with Model Answer:

Describe a family picnic or tour you have had.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • where you went
  • what you did
and explain if this was a memorable event or not.
[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:
Usually, my family makes an annual picnic at the end of the year. But it was a bit late this time for the sickness of my grandfather. So, we made it in the second week of January this year. My family went at the Philopappos Hill. Thank you for asking the question. I will describe the event here.

It was January 15 of 2017. I can remember the day very clearly. It was a not that much foggy day, instead, the sun was shining brightly above the head. But the environment was cold and we were enjoying the sunlight. We reached the picnic spot within one hour and enjoyed the remaining day. Actually, everyone tried to hold the picnic just before or after the Christmas. But my grandfather became too sick and was hospitalised. Without his presence, we cannot make a picnic. So, we waited for his recovery. And thus made the delay.

Describe a letter you wrote to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 300 with Model Answer:

Describe a letter you wrote to someone.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • who you wrote to
  • what the letter was about
and explain how you felt about 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:
When I was a teenager, I used to write letters to a girl of my age. In fact, I was in love with her. So, to express my feelings, the letter was a great mode for me. Thank you for the question that reminds me the early part of my life.

I was born and brought up in a restrict Hindu family here in Gujrat. At that time, everything was restricted. Actually, the locality I used to live in with my family was more restricted and did not allow such issues. But I survived the days. Now the girl is my better half and we are having a peaceful life in the same place where our love began. I was just crossing the border of my teenage and she was 18 when I fell in love with her. Gradually, the time changed. The point of view of the people also was changed after we entered into this millennium. But I miss the days of letter writing.

Describe an event you felt unhappy about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 299 with Model Answer:

Describe an event you felt unhappy about.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what happened
  • where were you then
and explain why you felt unhappy about this event.
[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:
Everyone wants a very good score in the examination. But if they cannot get the desired score, they feel unhappy. It is quite natural. The similar thing happened with me. I was unhappy with my academic scores. In the last semester of my academic career, I could not get the desired score and it was really an unhappy event for me. Thank you for the question, and I will describe it now.

It was the end of 2015 when I appeared in the semester final examination of my undergraduate level at Texas State University. But the score was not up to the mark and it was unusual to me. I was unable to cross even the range of CGPA 3.00 in the final semester. As a business undergraduate, it was a shame for me. Though I had some troubles regarding the understanding of some of the courses and mathematics, I was really disappointed with me and my score. My parents were displeased with me as well for the score.

Time when you were forced to do something against your will

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 297 with Model Answer:

Describe a time when you were forced to do something against your will.

You should say:
  • what it was
  • what/ who forced you to do it
  • when it was
and explain why you were forced to do 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 usually do not do anything against my will. But sometimes, I need to do it to keep the honour of others. And at the end, I am to regret the actions I did. It used to happen to me before and now I do not need to do such things. Thank you for asking me the question.

I am an executive at a multinational corporation working in Singapore. When I was at my university, I used to experience such matters. It happened as I could not say ‘No’ directly to anyone. So, most of the time, the students and teachers asked me to help them. Such an event took place during the annual university festival. I was asked to host the last day of the event because the student who was selected to host became sick. So, they picked me as the host and it was so sudden that I could not manage enough time to prepare for the event.

Describe a day you stayed home all day

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 291 with Model Answer:

Describe a day you stayed home all day.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • why you didn't go outside
  • what you did at home
and explain how you felt about 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:
Staying at home is not an easy task. In fact, this is one of the toughest tasks so far I have encountered. The similar thing happened to me in the last week of December. I got stuck at home for the excessive snowfall.

Currently, I live in Montreal, Canada though my origin is in Columbia and my family lives there. I am an undergraduate student and execute the expenses by working at a local computer selling and servicing shop as a part-timer. Working as a part-time sales executive, I have to maintain a notable number of responsibilities. I have to attend office almost every day but it was the morning of the day after the Christmas Day when I had to stay at home all the day. This was the beginning of the week. But I could manage to attend neither my office nor my university class. I had a long tiring day on that date. Staying at home is really unpleasant if you do not have anything interesting to do.


Describe a time when you played with a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 290 with Model Answer:

Describe a time when you played with a child.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • who the child was
  • how long you played
and explain how you felt about 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 like to play with children but in most of the cases, the chances are not available. In fact, I cannot manage time to play with them. But I can remember an event when I passed an entire day with a child and played various smart games with the baby. 

I had to attend a birthday party last month. Luckily the date was on a weekend. So it was convenient for me to move at the home of the baby early in the day. The child belonged to my colleague Mr Robert Perera. I loved the child very much as its activities reminded me of my own childhood days. The child was about four years old but the attitudes and acts it showed were matured. In fact, I felt the conversation interesting with this baby. I passed the entire day with the child and at the end of the day, I turned his fan. It was sad to leave the boy at his home.

A time you needed to use your imagination

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 288 with Model Answer:

Describe a time you needed to use your imagination.

You should say:
  • what the situation was
  • why you needed to use imagination
  • what the difficulties were
and explain how you felt about 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:
When I was in my school, I had to attend literature class. The class was filled with enjoyment. But I had to experience trouble as I was told to narrate a story. In fact, I had to imagine the entire story and it was extremely difficult for me as a young boy to imagine a good number of stories.

It was the class of literature. The teacher was supposed to tell us stories, poems and discuss other literary works of different times. So, when she finished each of her lessons, she used to hear from us. So, all of the students had to tell a story by own. In fact, the attempt was made to make us creative. It was aimed to expand the creative faculty of the student. But the students of the class, including me, were too young to be that much creative. As a result, the stories were immature. I also had to tell stories and use my imagination to develop them.

A decision to go against your manager at work

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 277 with Model Answer:

Talk about a moment when you had to make a decision to go against your manager at work.

You should say:
  • what your decision was about
  • why you had to make the decision
  • how you felt after that
and explain what the outcome of this was.
[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 am an undergraduate student and a part-time worker at a local coffee shop. I always try to abide by the rules and regulations of the shop but recently I disobeyed the order from my manager. I am happy to have a chance of describing the event here.

I decided not to take the bill from a customer based on some special circumstances. But it was against the norms of the shop. Each of the clients had to pay their own bills and we took cash only. I decided not to take the bill as the customer had no money with him. He told me that he had left his wallet at home. So, he asked me if there are any chances to pay the bill later. Though there are no such practices, I decided to allow him. In fact, I knew him for long and wanted to do him this favour as he was really in distress.

Describe a time when you were very busy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 275 with Model Answer:

Describe a time when you were very busy.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what you had to do during that time
  • how you managed it
and explain how you felt about being much busy.
[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 am a part-time sales executive at a multinational computer hardware selling showroom. I had to remain busy last month, on 24th to be more specific, as there was a huge pressure on sales. In fact, it was the greatest sale of the year as the company declared a 50 percent off with all of its products marking its 50th anniversary.

The sale began from the morning after the shop was opened. People rushed into the showroom. As I am a part-timer, I came in the afternoon and the sales pressure began. I have never seen such a rush in the shop before. A wide number of people arrived in the outlet and purchased their necessary items. They were happy with the reduced amount of the products. And it was really a happy event for them that they are having the pricy products within half of the price. Even some of the customers have bought a pair of products and gadgets.

Describe a time when you were very afraid

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 253 with Model Answer:

Describe a time that you can remember when you were very afraid.


You should say:
  • what happened
  • where you were then
  • who was with you
and explain why you were so afraid.
[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:
When I was a child, I was afraid of some supernatural entities as I experienced something unusual. When I encountered the unusual thing, I was afraid for next few days. I am going to share the event here now.

Day when you thought the weather was perfect

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 176 with Model Answer:

Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect.


You should say:
- where you were on this day
- what the weather was like on this day
- what you did during the day

and explain why you thought the weather was perfect on this day.

[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:
It was a hot summer day. I was planning to move inside the city of Paris in France. The weather was perfect for a stroll in the city.

Describe a time when you forgot something important

IELTS Cue Card Question 168 with Model Answer:

Describe a time when you forgot something important.


You should say:

  • when it was
  • what you forgot
  • how you managed the situation
and explain how you felt about 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:
It was on the day of my formal interview at a multinational corporation for the post of Market Research Executive (MRE) when I forgot to take my interview invitation card.

A time when you waited for something or someone

IELTS Cue Card Question 157 with Model Answer:

Describe a time when you waited for something or someone.

You should say:
  • who or what  you waited for
  • when and how long you waited for the person or thing
  • where you waited
and explain why you waited for the person or thing.
[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:
Waiting is always unpleasant but we cannot avoid it. Sometimes we are to wait even we do not want to. In last week, I also had to wait for a friend who came to my place for attending my elder sister’s marriage ceremony.