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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…

A special day in your country's history

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 372 with Model Answer:
Describe a special day/date in your country's history.You should say:
what day/date it iswhat happened on that day/datehow this day/date is observedand explain why this is a special day/date in your country's history.

[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: 
Japan, as a nation, has a long history which has helped us become the strong “Japan” as we are today. Anyway, while there are a number of special dates in the history of my country, I would like to specifically mention one of them here.

It is called “The Hiroshima Day”, which is being observed on 6th of August every year since the year of 1947, in order to commemorate the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a major Japanese city in the southwestern Honshu region. People in Japan consider this day as one of th…

A remote place you wish to visit in the future

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 371 with Model Answer:
Describe a remote place you wish to visit in the future.You should say:
where it iswhen you plan to visit therewhat you plan to do thereand explain why you wish to visit this remote 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 1: 
I wish that I had a lot of money and free time to visit the famous and beautiful places of this world, whether they are close to my home or some remote places because they all stimulate our minds and hearts one way or another. However, today, I would like to talk about a remote place which I wish to visit in the next couple of years, if not earlier.

The place is called the city “Dubai”. Located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula and on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai has been considered as a major global city and the business hub of Western A…

Child with whom you had an interesting conversation

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 370 with Model Answer:
Describe a child with whom you had an interesting conversation.You should say:
who the child washow you know him/herhow often you meet him/herand explain why you think the conversation you had with this child was 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 1: 
Children are constantly changing and developing new preferences, fears, thoughts and emotions. But, for the very same reasons, they can be interesting also. Even some conversations with them sometimes can be rather amusing. Today, I would like to talk about one such conversation with a child which, I thought, was fascinating.

His full name is “Zulqar Seikh”, about 4/5 years old, and he also happens to be the nephew of one of my friends. I met Zulqar about a few months ago at a local stadium when his uncle (my friend) …

When you gave someone some money as a gift

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 369 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you gave someone some money as a gift.You should say:
when it waswhom you gave itwhat occasion it wasand explain why you gave some money to this person as a 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 1:
I like to give gifts to my family, friends and relatives on different occasions whenever I get an opportunity. These gifts, of course, could be anything, from a nice gift card and flowers to some fancy objects. But, today, I would like to about a time when I offered money as a gift.

It was about a couple of years ago when the birthday of my best friend’s nephew was approaching. The boy was about 6 years old who I used to treat just like my own nephew. But, he wasn’t exactly like other boys of his age as he didn’t have much liking for things like nice shoes, dres…

When you felt proud of your friend’s success

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 368 with Model Answer:
Describe a moment when you felt proud of your friend’s success.You should say:
what the friend achievedwhen it happenedhow your friend accomplished itand explain why you thought it was a success.

[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:
We all feel happy and proud of the success stories of our families and friends, whether it is big or small. But, some success stories make us even more proud because they are achieved under some trying circumstances. Today, I would like to talk about one such success, which was achieved by my friend about 10 years ago.

Kim Lee, my college friend, always liked to maintain a “low” profile for as long as I had known him. So, when he told me one day that he would run for the post of a local “councillor” in the following local city council election, I cou…

Describe a website you use

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 367 with Model Answer:
Describe a website you use that helps you a lot in your work or studies.You should say:
what the website ishow often you use this websitewhat information the website gives youand explain how your work or studies would change if this website didn't exist.

[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: 
We should absolutely thank Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, for inventing the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. But, we should also be equally thankful to the websites like “youtube.com” which have made the efforts of people like Tim Berners-Lee even more revolutionizing and remarkable. But, here, I would like to talk about youtube.com, saving Mr Tim Berners for another time.

Talking about youtube.com, it is one of the most popular video search engines in today’s world which attr…

A person who has interesting ideas or opinions

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 366 with Model Answer:
Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions.You should say:
who this person ishow you know this personwhat interesting ideas/opinions he/she givesand explain why you think that this person has interesting ideas/opinions.

[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:
We all have our own ideas and opinions. However, not all of us are interested to share them with others. But, some people are never afraid to share their ideas or opinions with others, be them normal or radical. Today, I would like to talk about one such person who never seemed to be short of any ideas or opinions!

He seemed to be just a regular guy. I met him rather casually at a book shop when I was trying to buy a storybook for one of my little cousins. He started the conversation with me with a casual enquiry a…

A piece of clothing that you received as a gift

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 365 with Model Answer:
Describe a piece of clothing that you received as a gift.You should say:
what it waswhen you received itwho gave it to youand explain if this gift was 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 1:
In my “not-so” short life, I have received several gifts from my family, friends and relatives, and all of them seemed to be special in one way or another. Today, I would like to talk about one such gift, a ‘pair of jeans”, which was important to me.

Not sure, why people still call it a “pair of jeans” even though it is just one “piece of clothing”, but whatever we choose to call it, I really liked my jeans pant when my uncle offered it to me as a gift after graduating from my high school about 15 years ago. By the way, it was a rather unexpected gift from my uncle he was nev…