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Describe a film/movie actor from your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 382 with Model Answer:
Describe a film/movie actor from your country who is very popular.You should say:
who this actor iswhat kinds of films/movies he/she acts inwhat you know about this actor’s lifeand explain why this actor is so popular.

[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: 
There are a number of actors from my country who are very popular among the people, but very few of them is as popular as Keanu Reeves. So, today, I would like to talk about this great actor who has remained a poster boy of the Hollywood film industry for almost three decades.

Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, producer, director and musician who was born in 1964. After starting his film career in 1984, he soon rose to his fame for his starring roles in several blockbuster films, including comedies from the Bill and Ted franchise…

Describe a business person whom you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 381 with Model Answer:
Describe a business person whom you admire.You should say:
who he/she iswhat type of business he/she runshow you learned about him/herand explain why you admire this business person so much.

[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: 
After learning about crony capitalism and the insane profiteering scheme of the business persons, I try not to become too personally close to a businessman. At least, not close enough to admire them. However, just as there always is an exception to the rule or norm, there may be some businessmen also, who deserve our admiration.

Mr Zayed Bakht is one such business person. The only reason, for which, I have chosen to talk about this person is that I have known this gentleman for a long time. In fact, I have known him for more than 20 years since the time w…

Important conversation that has brought a positive change

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 380 with Model Answer:
Describe an important conversation that has brought a positive change in your life.You should say:
whom you have had this conversation withhow long this conversation waswhy you had this conversationand explain how this conversation has brought a positive change in your life.

[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 great topic. It was a time when I had just completed high school. So naturally, it was time for me to decide in which direction I should pursue my file. So I went to my father for his advice as he, in my opinion, could really help me out.

My father does not rush about anything. So we started the conversation at a slow pace and he knew I was up to something important. We talked about many options, like "business studies" if I would want to do…

Skill that you believe takes a long time to learn

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 379 with Model Answer:
Describe a skill that you believe takes a long time to learn.You should say:
what skill it ishow you can learn this skillwhat benefits it offersand explain why this skill takes a long time to learn.

[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 have tried to learn several skills, some of which took me only a few days to learn while some others took me a long time, but one particular skill, which I think, takes a much longer to learn is “computer programming” or “coding” skill.

Of course, I was already aware of the fact that programming was not something which one could learn quickly, but I thought that I was smart enough to learn it easily and quickly with the use of proper planning as well as by reading good study materials, but I was proved wrong. Later on, at one point, I even got…

Radio programme you find interesting

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 378 with Model Answer:
Describe a radio programme that you find interesting.You should say:
what type of programme it ishow often you listen to this programmewhen you listen to itand explain why you think this particular radio programme is so 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: 
After seeing the widespread use of television, I thought that radio was going to be extinct sooner rather than later. But, with the introduction of FM radio as well as some interesting programmes, aired by them, it looks like radio is trying to make a comeback. However, today, I would like to talk about one such programme, which I find really interesting.

It is a program on “improving communication skills” for young job seekers. I have been listening to this program for about a year, which is aired at around 7:00 …

When someone did not tell you the complete truth

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 377 with Model Answer:
Describe a situation when someone did not tell you the complete truth.You should say:
when it waswho did not tell you the complete truthhow you later learned about itand 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 was always taught to tell the whole truth, as opposed to the partial truth, as it always minimises the possibility of a misunderstanding. But, still, some people for this kind of partial truth, just as I did, when trying to do something good.

It happened about 5 years ago, when I had just graduated from my university, and I was desperately searching for some kinds of internships or jobs. But, unfortunately, things were not looking too bright for me as my country was going through some kind of recession back then. But, still, I kept trying.

An…

An interesting talk or a lecture you have heard

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 376 with Model Answer:
Describe an interesting talk or a lecture you have heard.You should say:
when it waswhat it was aboutwhat you learned from itand explain why you think this was an interesting talk/lecture.

[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 have had the opportunities to hear many interesting talks or discussions in my “not-so” long life, which were both intellectually and philosophically stimulating. But, they were not as intriguing as this particular talk, which I am about to describe, as it had kept me thinking for a long time.

The talk place about 10 years ago, when I still was a university student, at a public library. Back then, I used to visit a public library in my hometown almost regularly, as I loved to read different types of newspapers and books while exchanging my views and opinio…

When you needed to repair a broken item

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 375 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you needed to repair a broken item.You should say:
when it waswhat broken item it washow your fixed/repaired itand explain how you felt after you repaired 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 1: 
I usually like to handle things, be them valuable or not, with great care. Therefore, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I hardly ever need to repair anything – the things which I personally use – except on an occasion when I needed to repair my smartphone.

It happened about a couple of years ago at a time when I was walking on the side of a busy road in my hometown. Walking on the side of a road itself wouldn’t be much of a problem if I wasn’t also busy talking on my smartphone at the same time. We all know how dangerous it can get if we are not careful en…

A sport you have watched on TV and would like to try

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 374 with Model Answer:
Describe a sport you have watched on TV and would like to try.You should say:
what sport it ishow it is playedwhether you have ever tried itand explain why you are interested in trying this sport.

[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 1: 
I don’t really watch sports on TV much because, most of the times, they show such sports which I don’t really enjoy. However, I do like to watch a sport from time to time, which I consider being more “gentlemanly” game, because it doesn’t involve that much physical activity or efforts.

The name of this sport is “pool” which is considered by many as a popular “billiards” game of British origin. This sport is played on a rectangular, wooden-table, covered with a green cloth, which has 4 pockets in each of its corner and two pockets in the middle of …

A public facility that has been recently opened

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 373 with Model Answer:
Describe a public facility (park, school, theatre etc) that has been recently opened in your locality. You should say:
what facility it iswhen it was openedhow important it was to have itand explain how this facility will help people in your locality.

[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 1: 
I live in a rather large locality which is shared people from all walks of life, background and professions. While there is no shortage of civic facilities, including paved roads and streets, sidewalks, sewers, water lines and street lighting, in my locality, it didn’t have any public park facility. But, we got that one too recently.

As I just mentioned, the public park has opened recently, about a couple of months ago, with the help of our local government and Mayor. The park is an oval structu…