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Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 401 with Model Answer:
Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much.
You should say:
what type of job it was
how long you did that jobwhat you had to doand explain why you did not enjoy 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: Well, ideally speaking, I would never really want to be in a position where I would try some jobs but not enjoy it. But, unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and therefore, like many others, I also tried a couple of jobs at some point of my life but didn’t really enjoy them much.

Anyway, one of those jobs, which I tried but didn’t like much, involved being an Information Officer at one of the biggest amusement parks of my country. This was the second job of my professional career after finishing my university, so I took this job really seriously.

But, as time…

Describe a dinner/ dinner party that you enjoyed

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 400 with Model Answer:
Describe a dinner/ dinner party that you enjoyed.
You should say:
when it was
where it waswho were with youand explain why you enjoyed this dinner/ dinner party 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: In this busy life, it is really difficult to take some time for our entertainment. But, a few weeks ago, I luckily managed to squeeze some time out of my busy schedule which allowed me to enjoy a lovely dinner with my family. This was a private dinner party rather than a public one.

Of course, before attending that dinner, we actually had to use a lottery in order to decide whether we were going to an Italian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant. While I and my younger sister were hoping to go to an Italian restaurant, my wife and my younger brother were hoping to head to a Chines…

Describe an important text message you received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 399 with Model Answer:
Describe an important text message you received.
You should say:
when it was
who sent it to youwhat it was aboutand explain why it was so important to you.

[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: Whether I like it or not, I receive tons of text messages on my mobile phone, most of which are usually not important. But, today, I would like to talk about a text message which was really important.

I received this text message about a year ago or so when I was travelling to another city because of some important professional tasks. Before leaving my hometown, I already told my family that it was going to be a while before I returned home. So, I wasn’t exactly expecting any kind of communication on the part of my family. But, still, I was on the lookout to see if there was any message on my…

Describe a person who is good at work

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 398 with Model Answer:
Describe a person who is good at his/her work.
You should say:
who this person is
what he/she doeshow you know this personand explain why you think this person is good at his/her work.

[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 strive to be good at what we do, especially, when it comes to our jobs. But, unfortunately, not all of us manage to achieve that “gold standard” of “good” for whatever reasons that might be. But, when it comes to my distant cousin, I don’t think that there is anybody else, who I know of, who takes care of his or her job better than my cousin.

My cousin is a teacher by profession, and he teaches at a junior high school. But, his “teaching role” started a long time before he actually formally started his career as a teacher. In fact, he used to teach kids and…

Describe a colourful place you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 397 with Model Answer:
Describe a colourful place you have visited and liked.
You should say:
where it was
when you visited this placewhy it was so colourfuland explain how you felt about visiting this colourful place.

[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

It can be said that colours are everywhere we look unless, of course, we don’t appreciate the colourful world around us. But, I like visiting beautiful and colourful places, and today I would like to talk about such a colourful place that I visited about two years ago.

The place, I visited, is called St. Jones which is situated in the Canadian state of Newfoundland and Labrador. Being one of the most eastern places in North America, St. Jones, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, certainly is a very colourful place because it offers a perfect mi…

When the weather forced you to change your plan

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 396 with Model Answer:
Describe an occasion when the weather forced you to change your plan.You should say:
when it was
how the weather waswhat was your initial planhow you felt when you were forced to change the plan.

[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: Weather can be very unpredictable at times, and because of this unpredictability, we also have to change our plans from time to time. Today, I would like to talk about one such occasion when I was also forced to change my plan.

It happened about a year ago or so when I made a plan in order to take my little 6 years old nephew to do some fishing at a lake for the first time. My little nephew, of course, had requested this to me a number of times in the past, but because of my busy work schedule, I just couldn’t entertain his request. In fact, I was so b…

Describe a goal or ambition you have in life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 395 with Model Answer:
Describe a goal or ambition you have in your life.You should say:
what this goal or ambition is about
how long you have ithow long it might take you to fulfil itand explain why you want to fulfil this goal or ambition.

[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:
As a third-year university student, I don’t have any shortages of ambitions in my life. So, thank you very much for this interesting cue card topic as I will go ahead and talk about one of those many ambitions I have held in my heart for a long time.

Of course, the ambition or goal, I have in my life, is not anything very unique or glamorous as many students of my age from my country have the same ambition which is to become a teacher after finishing their studies. The difference, of course, here is that I actually want to go ab…

Describe an interesting discussion you had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 394 with Model Answer:
Describe an interesting discussion you had as part of your work or studies.You should say:
what the subject of the discussion was
who you discussed the subject withwhat opinions were expressedand explain why you found the discussion 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: I can remember having many interesting discussions and conversations over the years, especially at my work, but today, I would like to talk about an interesting and stimulating discussion here that I had as a university student.

The discussion, I am talking about, took place about 4 years ago when I was a second-year university student, and was enjoying learning about all the cool things about Physics. In fact, I liked my subject (and of course, it was “Physics”) so much that whenever there was any kind…

When you started using a new technological device

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 393 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you started using a new technological device (e.g. a new computer or phone).You should say:
what device you started using
why you started using this devicehow easy or difficult it was to useand explain how helpful this device was to you.
[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 a habit of checking up on the latest technologies from time to time in order to just keep myself informed. Of course, not that I find all types of technologies useful, as far as my needs are concerned, but when I came to know about “digital security system” about a few years ago, I thought that I could surely use that technology to protect my home someday when I buy my own home.

But, for better or worse, I didn’t really need to wait for my own home in order to use that technology as …

Describe someone you know who has started a business

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 392 with Model Answer:
Describe someone you know who has started a business.You should say:
who this person is
what work this person doeswhy this person decided to start a businessand explain whether you would like to do the same kind of work as this person.
[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:
Most of my friends, who I have a close relationship with, hold either private jobs or government jobs, and show very little, if any at all, interest in starting and running a business. But, Fernandez, my close university friend, is an exception, and today I would like to talk about him here.

Fernandez is a good university friend of mine, but when we were studying at university together, he wasn’t really very much into studying hard and all that like us, simply because he wasn’t exactly interested to hold any kind…