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Describe a teacher from your school or college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   461   with Model Answer: Describe a teacher from your school or college whom you admired or liked a lot. You should say: who this teacher is what subject he/she taught you what good qualities this teacher had and explain why you admired or liked this teacher 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: First of all, I'd like to thank you for the time and opportunity you've given me to talk about one of the teachers whom I liked and admired a lot. In fact, I could think of more than one such great educator whom I still respect and like so much. But, here I can't talk about all of them within this limited time. So, I'll go ahead and talk about Mr Jonathon - one of the tutors from my school. Now to introduce Mr Jonathon a little, he taught us "physics" when we were in grade e

Describe a time when you changed your opinion

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   460   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you changed your opinion. You should say: when it was what your original opinion was why you changed 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 argue with people unless I have a very valid reason to do so. But, when I do argue, I always want to make sure that my opinions are not ignored or rendered irrelevant. Then again, I have changed my opinions also on a number of occasions before when I was offered some more valid opinions, and today, I would like to talk about one such occasion. It was about 2/3 years ago when I was a final year university student. Up and until then, I very much had an opinion that we didn’t really need to participate in any kind of cultural activities (i.e. music, debates, dan

Describe a place with historical significance

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   459   with Model Answer: Describe a place with historical significance where you have visited. You should say: where it is when you went there what this place is like and explain the historical significance of this 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 want to see the world, understand the similarities and differences of various places and learn their history. And to do that, I have started with my own country. I want to visit the most important places in my country, and then explore the rest of the world over time. Thank you, sir/madam, very much for the opportunity and time to let me talk about a place with historical interest where I have been to. A couple of years ago, I visited Bagerhat, a historical district in Bangladesh, and it was a memorable trip for me. I stayed in this famous pla

Describe a good human quality you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   458   with Model Answer: Describe a good human quality you admire. You should say: what it is how it can help us to do better in life whether you have this quality and explain why you admire this quality so much.  [ Instruction:  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: All human beings have the potential to become successful and do great things in life, but only a tiny fraction of them can harness their true potential and attain meaningful success. I believe one of the most significant human qualities that make that difference is "punctuality". Thus I admire "punctuality" as a great human quality. I would like to thank you for this excellent topic. I believe punctuality has a paramount value in our life, and punctual people, who do things exactly at the right time, are better organis

Describe a place you would like to visit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   457   with Model Answer: Describe a place you would like to visit. You should say: what type of place it is when you plan to visit there what you plan to see and/or do there and explain why you would like to visit this place.  [ Instruction:  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'd like to visit many different countries and places if the time and situation allow me to do so. I feel a great lust to wander around to different places with diverse landscapes, cultures, foods, lifestyles, people and architectural variations. However, Geneva, which is a global city, a financial centre, and a global centre for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, is the place where I would like to visit. It is a city in Switzerland surrounded by the Alps and the Jura mountains. I'd

Describe an interesting animal that lives in water

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   456   with Model Answer: Describe an interesting animal that lives in water. You should say: what animal it is how you know about this animal whether it is a common animal in your country and explain why you think it is an interesting animal. [ Instruction:  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.]   [ Objective:  The objective of this sample answer is to give you an idea so that you know how to answer if you get this or a similar topic in your exam. We expect that you'll be able to generate your own idea and talk about it after you read the sample answer.]   Model Answer: From my childhood, I've always found the whale to be a fascinating creature. Due to its enormous size, I was a bit frightened of this sea animal in my childhood. However, I later learned in my school that it is never a ferocious or dangerous

Describe a tall building or structure you have seen

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   455   with Model Answer: Describe a tall building or structure you have seen. You should say: what it is where it is located when you saw it and explain what purpose this building or structure serves. [ Instruction:  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.]   [ Objective:  The objective of this sample answer is to give you an idea so that you know how to answer if you get this or a similar topic in your exam. We expect that you'll be able to generate your own idea and talk about it after you read the sample answer.]   Model Answer: The Empire State Building in New York City is the tallest building that I have seen so far. It was once the tallest building in the world, but now this title belongs to Burj Khalifa in Abu Dhabi. The Empire State Building's magnificent and prominent presence amazed me to a great ext

Describe a song that has a special meaning to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   454 with Model Answer: Describe a song that has a special meaning to you. You should say: what this song is about when and where you first heard this song how often you listen to this song now and explain why this song has a special meaning to you. [ Instruction: 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.]   [ Objective: The objective of this sample answer is to give you an idea so that you know how to answer if you get this or a similar topic in your exam. We expect that you'll be able to generate your own idea and talk about it after you read the sample answer.]   Model Answer: I'm a music enthusiast when it comes to listening to music or exploring different genres of music. I probably love listening to music more than any other free time activity. And, as a result, I like many different songs. However, o

Describe a healthy activity you enjoy doing regularly

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   453   with Model Answer: Describe a healthy activity you enjoy doing regularly. You should say: what it is how long you have been doing this who you do it with and explain why you enjoy doing 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 very much for this excellent topic. So, for this topic, I'll be talking about an activity that I highly enjoy doing on a regular basis, and which also helps me remain healthy and fit. The activity I am talking about is playing football every evening. Doing some kind of physical activity is essential for a healthy life, and it has become even more important in the modern era when obesity and health issues have become so widespread. Every evening, except for some rare occasions, I, along with a few friends of mine, go to our college playground and play footba

An environmental problem you have noticed in your city/town

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   452   with Model Answer: Describe an environmental problem that you have noticed in your city/town. You should say: what it is what are the causes behind this problem how it affects people and explain what could be done 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'd like to begin by thanking you for this excellent topic that allows me to talk about an important issue. I think noise pollution is perhaps the worst environmental problem that I've noticed in the city where I live in. The hydraulic horn and other high-frequency sounds from different motor vehicles and construction works are primarily the sources of this noise pollution.  Our city is already the home to several million people, and the number of motorised vehicles that run on the streets in our city is also very high. Moreover,