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A public building that has a great exterior

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   481   with Model Answer: Describe a public building that has a great outside view or exterior. You should say: where it is what type of public building it is what the exterior of this building is like and explain how much you like 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 have had the opportunity to view a number of public buildings, having a great outside view or exterior, in the big city, where I live, in order to provide facilities and services to the local dwellers. Of course, all of these buildings were built quite some time ago, but today, I would like to talk about a building which has been built rather recently, and of course, it also has an amazing exterior view. The public building, I want to describe, is called a “postal academy”. Located at the outskirt of the city, this particular pub

When you made a promise to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   480   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a promise to someone. You should say: what promise you made whom you made this promise why you made this promise and explain how you felt about making this promise.  [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 always try not to put myself in a situation where I have to make some kind of promise, even though I don’t always succeed in doing that. So, yes, I also have to make promises sometimes, despite the fact that it makes me feel uncomfortable, just like I did with one of my distant cousins. Now, before I tell you what kind of promise I made and why, let me tell you a little about my cousin. My cousin was a very brilliant student and very serious about his studies. Since we both were close, I started to notice some changes in his behaviour – changes

Describe a good law in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   479   with Model Answer: Describe a good law in your country that you know about. You should say: what law it is how you know about this law what mass people think about this law and explain why you think that it is a good law. [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 several good laws in my country which go a long way to help us become a part of the civilized world. Today, I would like to talk about one such good law and explain what this law is all about and what it does.  Now, it is worth mentioning that the subject of wage discrimination or inequality between men and women has remained a rather contentious topic for the most part of our human history. Of course, it is also true at the same time that societies around the world, including the ones in my country, have made some concerted effo

A place where you like to visit but would not live permanently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   478   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you like to visit but would not want to live permanently. You should say: where it is what type of place it is what you can do when you visit there and explain why you would not want to live there even if you like to visit that 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: I have been lucky enough to visit some international tourist destinations. However, while I have loved visiting them in the short term, I never really felt like living there in the long term or permanently. Today, I would like to talk about one of those places. The place, I am talking about, is called “Kathmandu” which also happens to be the capital of a country called “Nepal” or the “daughter of the Himalayas”. Now, here I must say that even though I haven’t really had the opportunity

A conversation which was not interesting to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   477   with Model Answer: Describe a conversation you took part in but which was not interesting to you. You should say: when it was what type of conversation it was whom you had this conversation with and explain why you were not interested in this conversation even if you took part in 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: My elder uncle is a very intelligent and educated person. But, unfortunately, he is probably a bit too much intelligent and educated for my liking. In fact, most of the conversations between me and him would eventually turn out to be a rather boring affair or not interesting at all. So, today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of those “not so interesting” conversations with my uncle that I had in the recent past. By ‘recent past’, I mean to say, it was not more than

Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   476   with Model Answer: Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken. You should say: when it was what type of survey or quiz it was why you took it 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 don’t really like to participate in any kind of survey or quiz, primarily because they usually take way more time to finish than their expected estimated time. Having said that, however, I have taken part in some useful surveys which, I thought, could actually make some difference in our lives. Today, I would like to talk about one such survey which I took online about a couple of months ago. Anyway, the online survey, I participated in, was about employee welfare and wellness programmes, and if I remember it correctly, the survey was prepared and conducted by a prominen

A stranger who taught you something important

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   475   with Model Answer: Describe a stranger who taught you something important. You should say: when it was who this person was what important thing he/she taught you and explain how it became useful 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 never shy away from learning something from a person whether he or she is a familiar person to me or just a complete stranger. Of course, it doesn’t often happen that I get to meet a stranger and learn something from him or her. But about 6/7 months ago, I accidentally met a person at a shopping centre and learned something useful from him. Now, I am not too sure if I had seen that person before that day, but it was abundantly clear to me from his talks (or “exchanges” with the staff there) and activities that he was a frequent shopper at that shopping ce

An article about health or healthy lifestyle you have read

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   474   with Model Answer: Describe an article about health or a healthy lifestyle that you have read in a newspaper or a magazine. You should say: what the article explained when you have read it how important you think it 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: I am not exactly a “health nut”, and I don’t really have to be one because I think that I am fairly healthy. But, still, I like to read health-related articles, in order to learn more about a healthy lifestyle, when I get a chance. Today, I would like to talk about one such article that I read about a few months ago. Now, I must say that the article, I am talking about, was no “generic” type of article, written by some kind of ‘average’ journalist or health expert, rather it was a very well-written article

Describe a goal you have achieved

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   473   with Model Answer: Describe a goal you have achieved that was set by yourself. You should say: what goal it was how long it took you to achieve it what you had to do to achieve it and explain how you felt after you achieved the goal. [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: Setting up different goals and trying to achieve them is probably a very significant part of our lives. Needless to say, I am no exception in this regard, so I will go ahead and talk about one of the goals I achieved when I was a university student that I set myself. Thank you for this interesting topic. Now, I am not really too sure as to how many people really set the goal of “boosting social networking” abilities, but I had to do it because, frankly speaking, I wasn’t really a very “sociable” person. In other words, I lacked

A journey in which you used public transport

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   472   with Model Answer: Describe a journey in which you used public transport. You should say: what type of public transport you used when it was where you were travelling  and explain how you felt about this journey. [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 do not have the luxury to use a private car or a private jet whenever I plan to travel because we neither own a car nor a jet! So public transport is our only means to commute or travel to a distant place. However, not all journeys on public transport are equally pleasant. Some are comfortable and I tend to remember such pleasant journeys. I would like to thank you for this nice topic and share one such delightful trip that I made on public transport - more specifically on a train. I took this journey with three of my friends around five months a