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When a family member asked for your help

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   450   with Model Answer: Describe a time when a family member asked for your help. You should say: who asked for your help when it was how you helped this family member 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: I think that out of four daughters and a son, I am the “least” favourite of my mother. This is perhaps because I scarcely extend my helping hands to her in maintaining the house. My father opposes my idea and thinks that I am my mother's favourite, and that's why she wants me to study very attentively and not waste time doing any household chores.  My mother seldom asks for my help except on some rare occasions, and that too only for very small things, like closing the cabinet doors, opening the door or ordering some grocery items online. For this topic,

Describe an unexpected gift you once received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   449   with Model Answer: Describe an unexpected gift you once received. You should say: when it was what gift item it was what occasion it was and explain how you felt about receiving this gift. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Thank you a lot for this excellent topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about an unexpected gift that I have once received. Well, I'll share the story with you now. I usually like to shop in a supermarket or a large mall if it is not too much crowded. But waiting in the queue to checkout is something I like a lot less. So, a few weeks ago, when I was waiting in a long line at a super shop's checkout point, I wasn't naturally happy or excited! However, I was waiting patiently for almost 25 minutes, and when my turn came, there was some delay which I w

A wedding party you have recently attended

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   448   with Model Answer: Describe a wedding party which you have recently attended. You should say: where the wedding was held who was getting married how it was celebrated 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: One of my dear cousins – whose name is “Peter”, got married a couple of weeks ago. For this topic, I’d like to talk about my experience of attending this grand wedding ceremony, which I believe is one of the best programmes I’ve ever attended. The wedding party was held in Peter’s parents’ house. Since they have a big house, they decided to arrange everything at their house, which, by the way, was a great decision, in my opinion. Peter was getting married to Bella, his high school sweetheart and best friend. Peter and Bella are both excellent persons, and I

Describe a mistake you have once made

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 447 with Model Answer: Describe a mistake you have once made. You should say: what mistake it was when you made it how you made it and explain how you felt about making this mistake. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: We all wish that we could avoid making any kind of mistakes in our life and have an error-free life. But as humans, we all make mistakes which I think is a part of human life. For this topic, I would like to talk about a mistake that I made recently. Before I go into the details, I'd like to thank you for this topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about it. Due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, our country entered into a strict lockdown several times. Considering the situation of the pandemic, the lockdown was also relaxed, temporarily lifted and so on. So

A dress or uniform you wear or used to wear

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 446 with Model Answer: Describe a dress or uniform you wear or used to wear at your school or office. You should say: when you wear/used to wear it what it looks/looked like how it is/was different than wearing casual dresses and explain how you feel/felt about wearing this dress or uniform. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Well, some people regard the uniform as a part of discipline at an educational institute or organisation. They also believe that it symbolises professionalism. However, others often dislike any kind of uniform as they believe that it takes away their freedom. As an employee, I am not required to wear any uniform now, but I can recall wearing a uniform in my high school. For this topic, I will share my experience of my school uniform with you. I got admitted to my hig

Risk you have taken which had a positive result

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 445 with Model Answer: Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result. You should say: what type of risk it was why you took this risk what the result was 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Thank you for this nice topic. Here, I will tell you about a risk that I took, and which has bought a positive outcome for me. In our life, we take risks very often - sometimes knowingly and sometimes not so consciously. For instance, an investment decision may be a risk we take after careful planning, but when we cross a busy street, we may not just realize that we are taking a risk. But every venture brings a new opportunity or take turns to shape our life. During my early university years, I decided to invest a small amount of money in the stock market

Describe your favourite book

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 444 with Model Answer: Describe your favourite book. You should say: what book it is who wrote this book what it is about and explain why this is your favourite book. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Everybody has a favourite book, and it becomes our favourite book because we do enjoy reading that book to a great extent. Later on, we think about the characters and the plot of the book over and over again and feel like they are a part of our life or the life we imagine would exist. So, I would like to thank you for this opportunity to let me talk about my favourite book here. The name of my favourite book is none other than the "Harry Potter" series. It is not a single book, rather, a series of seven novels. I have enjoyed all of these books and read some of the books of this s

Describe a time when you talked to a stranger

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 443 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you talked to a stranger. You should say: who this person was where the conversation took place what the conversation was about and explain why you found the conversation interesting. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: First of all, I would like to thank you for this great topic. So here, I am going to talk about a time when I talked to a person whom I did not meet before and yet the conversation was exciting. This conversation took place almost four or five months ago. I was flying to Auckland, New Zealand from my home country, and I had a chance to talk to an Australian environmentalist, who happened to sit beside me on the same flight. I have to say that it was a very memorable conversation. The conversation started when I lend him a pen that

A neighbour who is very friendly to others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 442 with Model Answer: Describe a neighbour who is very friendly to others. You should say: who this neighbour is how long you have known him/her what he/she does for a living and explain why you think he/she is very friendly to others. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Honestly speaking, I don’t really get much time to interact with my neighbours to get an idea as to how friendly they really are to each other. However, there are a few neighbours of mine who happen to be friendly to me, at least. So, I guess, I will just go ahead talk about one of them here. The neighbour, I am talking about is Jeremy who lives only a couple of hundred feet away from me on the other end of the street. I have known Jeremy for almost 5 years now, even though he moved into our neighbourhood long before that

Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 441 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes. You should say: what occasion it was what dresses you wore who was present there and explain why you wore your best clothes for the occasion. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Well, this is such a tough topic for me to talk about, perhaps because I am more of a casual person when it comes to wearing dresses. In other words, I don’t necessarily wear clothes, thinking that they are the best clothes, whether I am going to a party or just going to a grocery shop nearby. But, still, today here, I am going to try real hard and remember an occasion when I actually thought that I wore my best clothes. Anyway, the occasion, that best comes to my mind, on which I wore some of my best clothes was when I attended the marria