IELTS Cue Card: Describe an experience
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An experience of teaching your friend or family member

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 351 with Model Answer:

Describe an experience of teaching your friend or family member.


You should say:
  • whom you taught
  • when it was
  • what subject you taught
and explain how you felt about teaching this friend or family member.

[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:
Recently, I had to teach my younger sister and it was an amazing experience to me. In fact, it was the very first teaching experience of mine in my life. I am a college student in Milan in Italy and been studying science in major. So, my mom asked me to help my younger sister with Physics who is in her ninth grade and was struggling with the subject.

Time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 349 with Model Answer:

Describe a time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone.


You should say:
  • when and where it was
  • why you were not allowed to use your phone
  • what you wanted to use your phone for
and explain how you felt about not being able to use your phone.

[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:
Recently, I went to attend a written test for a position in a multinational company. There I was not allowed to use my mobile phone. Though it was not necessary to ban the use of mobile phone in the exam hall, the authority did not take any risk of breaching the security. The test was held in the regional branch of the company here in Alice Spring in Australia. This is a beautiful candidate task card and I am glad indeed to have this card on my share. I will describe the event below.

An enjoyable day that you spent in a countryside

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 346 with Model Answer:

Describe an enjoyable day that you spent in a countryside.


You should say:
  • when and where you went
  • who you went with
  • what you did there
and explain how much you enjoyed 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:
Last year, I went to Salado, a small village in Texas under Bell County. This was a charming place indeed to visit and pass some leisurely moments with family and friends. I enjoyed the day-long trip in Salado and participated in many attractive activities which made the day unforgettable. This is an elegant candidate task card topic for me and here is the detail description of the day.

Describe a bicycle tour that you took

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 345 with Model Answer:

Describe a bicycle tour that you took.


You should say:
  • when you had this trip
  • who went on this trip with you
  • what you did during this trip
and explain how far you enjoyed 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:
Last month, I went to a day-long bicycle tour with some of my close buddies from Kandy to Colombo in Sri Lanka. It was a long distance for bicycle ride but we really enjoyed the ride. It was an interesting and adventurous experience for everyone at the tour. And it took about over six hours for us to reach Colombo. This is a great cue card task topic and I will describe the event in brief now.

Describe something you remember from your school or college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 333 with Model Answer:

Describe something you remember from your school or college days.


You should say:
  • what it is
  • what actually happended
  • how you felt about it
and explain why you remember 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:
Thank you for this nice cue card topic. When I was a student of Hong Kong International School, located in Repulse Bay, I made an intentional mistake and was punished by the teacher. This is really a memorable event for me. And I did not think that the teacher will notice the matter. But unluckily he noticed and I got the punishment. This is a great cue card topic and it helps to remember me my school days in Hong Kong and here goes the detail description of the entire event now.

Occasion when you couldn't pay for something you wanted

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 328 with Model Answer:

Describe an occasion when you couldn't pay for something you wanted.

You should say:
  • what you wanted to pay for
  • why you were not able to pay
  • what you did
and explain how you fell about the situation.
[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:
My recent trip to India was interesting and provided me with some of the memorable experiences of my life. I went there with my family and visited almost all the notable tourist spots. But I could not pay for after dining at a local restaurant. It was a troublesome matter for me and my family. But somehow I managed to control the situation. This is a nice candidate task card and I will describe the event by answering the questions. I feel lucky to have the card in my share.

Experience you had with a type of foreign food

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 309 with Model Answer:

Describe an experience you had with a type of foreign food.

You should say:
  • when you first ate it
  • where you ate this food
  • how you felt about it
and say if you liked or disliked 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:
Usually, I do not take foods out of the home. But sometimes I have to take the foods when I am travelling abroad. And the experiences are sweet and sour. Thank you for the question. Recently I went to Mexico for attending an international conference and I will describe the experience with foods in Mexico now.


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 rainy day you can remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 293 with Model Answer:

Describe a rainy day you can remember.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what you did on that day
  • how long it rained
and explain how you felt about the day being rainy.
[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:
In the mid of November last, I experienced a rainy day throughout the day. I cannot exactly remember the day but it began with dark clouds in the sky. It rained all the day long. In fact, it was an interesting day for. Thank you for asking the question. I am glad to have a chance of describing the day here.

Usually, it does not rain here in Mozambique. And this was unusual. But it rained. It rained cats and dogs. In November, we feel chill here and sometimes the cold is acute. So, nobody expects a rain at this time as it will boost the coldness of the season. Further, when it rains, the locality I live in becomes muddy. So, this is a bit difficult for the locals to move in places they need to go. The average climatic condition of Mozambique is moderate. But there has been an unexpected change in the climate in the last couple of decades. And this is the result of the change.  

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.

Describe an interesting song you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 289 with Model Answer:

 

Describe an interesting song you like.

You should say:
  • what it is
  • which country the song comes from
  • what story the song tells
and explain why you think it is interesting.
[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:
Last month I heard a song about the 'language'. It was composed marking the language day of a South Asian country named Bangladesh. The song is titled as "Amar Bhiayer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February, Ami Ki Bhulite Pari". In fact, I heard the song for the first time and is in love with it.

The song is about the martyrs of language movement. As far as I came to know that there had been a language movement in Bangladesh in 1952. The majority of the people spoke Bengali as the first language while the then government tried to impose another language upon them. The government wanted to impose the Urdu language as the mother tongue of the local people of the country. But the agitated people protested against the decision and police opened fire on them. As a result, some of the protestors were killed in that event. To commemorate the event, the day is observed across the country and the world as well.   

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.

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 stressful day

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 270 with Model Answer:

Describe a stressful day at school/ university/ work.

You should say:
  • how the day started
  • how things went wrong
  • what you did to reduce the stress
and explain why it was a stressful 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:
Working as a school teacher is really troublesome if you are to take the class of the small kids. I am a Mathematics teacher of a local school here in Chiang Mai in Thailand. Being a teacher, I have to undergo several other responsibilities as well. Yesterday was a really hefty day for me.

Describe a life changing experience you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 269 with Model Answer:

Describe a life changing experience you have had.

You should say:
  • where it took place
  • who was with you
  • what happened & how you feel about it
and explain how it changed your life.
[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:
Telling a lie is always considered as an evildoing that only brings disasters in life and when it begins, it does not stop until the man who told the lie is ruined completely. Thereby, it is imperative to get rid of the habit.

I had the experience on my college and I was the student of the beginning year. In fact, I used to tell lies and have survived the situations but this was the greatest learning of my life and has changed the directions of my life as well. I did not bring the homework and falsified the information with the teacher. But I was unable to understand that the teacher would be so strict that he would take me home to check if I have done the work or not.

Describe an accident

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 257 with Model Answer:

Describe an accident you have seen or heard about.

You should say:
  • where it occurred
  • what harm it caused
  • how you felt about the accident
and explain how dangerous this accident 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:
Accidents are always unwanted and cause several damages to the lives and properties. There are different types of accidents and all of them are unwanted. In the past week, I heard about a road accident which took place right before my college.

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.

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