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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,

Describe a frightening experience you once have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   451   with Model Answer: Describe a frightening experience you once have had. You should say: what it was when it was what happened and explain why it was a frightening experience for 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 wish I didn't have to experience such a frightening event, but this is life, and we can't control everything about it. For this topic, I'll share an event with you when I encountered one of the most daunting experiences in my life.  It took place approximately two decades ago when I was just six or seven years old. I, along with three of my friends, went to play in a nearby playground just after 4.00 pm on that eventful day. The playground was quite popular among children. It was huge, and it had excellent security measures so that children could play freely witho

When a family member asked for your help

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   450   with Model Answer: Describe a time when a family member asked for your help. You should say: who asked for your help when it was how you helped this family member 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 think that out of four daughters and a son, I am the “least” favourite of my mother. This is perhaps because I scarcely extend my helping hands to her in maintaining the house. My father opposes my idea and thinks that I am my mother's favourite, and that's why she wants me to study very attentively and not waste time doing any household chores.  My mother seldom asks for my help except on some rare occasions, and that too only for very small things, like closing the cabinet doors, opening the door or ordering some grocery items online. For this topic,

Describe an unexpected gift you once received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   449   with Model Answer: Describe an unexpected gift you once received. You should say: when it was what gift item it was what occasion it was and explain how you felt about receiving this 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: Thank you a lot for this excellent topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about an unexpected gift that I have once received. Well, I'll share the story with you now. I usually like to shop in a supermarket or a large mall if it is not too much crowded. But waiting in the queue to checkout is something I like a lot less. So, a few weeks ago, when I was waiting in a long line at a super shop's checkout point, I wasn't naturally happy or excited! However, I was waiting patiently for almost 25 minutes, and when my turn came, there was some delay which I w

A wedding party you have recently attended

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   448   with Model Answer: Describe a wedding party which you have recently attended. You should say: where the wedding was held who was getting married how it was celebrated and explain how much you enjoyed 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: One of my dear cousins – whose name is “Peter”, got married a couple of weeks ago. For this topic, I’d like to talk about my experience of attending this grand wedding ceremony, which I believe is one of the best programmes I’ve ever attended. The wedding party was held in Peter’s parents’ house. Since they have a big house, they decided to arrange everything at their house, which, by the way, was a great decision, in my opinion. Peter was getting married to Bella, his high school sweetheart and best friend. Peter and Bella are both excellent persons, and I

Describe a mistake you have once made

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 447 with Model Answer: Describe a mistake you have once made. You should say: what mistake it was when you made it how you made it and explain how you felt about making this mistake. [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 wish that we could avoid making any kind of mistakes in our life and have an error-free life. But as humans, we all make mistakes which I think is a part of human life. For this topic, I would like to talk about a mistake that I made recently. Before I go into the details, I'd like to thank you for this topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about it. Due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, our country entered into a strict lockdown several times. Considering the situation of the pandemic, the lockdown was also relaxed, temporarily lifted and so on. So

A dress or uniform you wear or used to wear

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 446 with Model Answer: Describe a dress or uniform you wear or used to wear at your school or office. You should say: when you wear/used to wear it what it looks/looked like how it is/was different than wearing casual dresses and explain how you feel/felt about wearing this dress or uniform. [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, some people regard the uniform as a part of discipline at an educational institute or organisation. They also believe that it symbolises professionalism. However, others often dislike any kind of uniform as they believe that it takes away their freedom. As an employee, I am not required to wear any uniform now, but I can recall wearing a uniform in my high school. For this topic, I will share my experience of my school uniform with you. I got admitted to my hig

Risk you have taken which had a positive result

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 445 with Model Answer: Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result. You should say: what type of risk it was why you took this risk what the result 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: Thank you for this nice topic. Here, I will tell you about a risk that I took, and which has bought a positive outcome for me. In our life, we take risks very often - sometimes knowingly and sometimes not so consciously. For instance, an investment decision may be a risk we take after careful planning, but when we cross a busy street, we may not just realize that we are taking a risk. But every venture brings a new opportunity or take turns to shape our life. During my early university years, I decided to invest a small amount of money in the stock market