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When you successfully completed a project

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   512   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you successfully completed a project or assignment. You should say: when it was what the project or assignment was about how difficult or easy 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: Thank you for this topic. I was assigned to work on this project by none other than my company CEO a few years ago when we were about to launch some of our new children’s products like backpacks, hats and socks. And my task, as an Assistant Manager of the customer relations department, was to contact, not only our existing customers but also the ones who stopped doing business with us, and prepare a report on their inputs as to how those products were likely to be received by the children. But, the problem with this project was that eve

Describe a workaholic person you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   511   with Model Answer: Describe a workaholic person you know. You should say: who this person is what the job/ profession of this person is how you know about this person and explain why you think this person is a workaholic. [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 that I myself was a workaholic person because I have always admired such persons for their contribution to society. So, I would like to thank you for choosing such a nice topic for me. Anyway, the workaholic person, I want to talk about here, is actually a former neighbour of mine whom I had known for a good 10 years before he moved to a different town. Now, it is a pity that I never got a chance to talk to him for more than a few minutes whenever we bumped into each other once in a blue moon, and that too by an accident. But, I gue

When you had an argument with someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   510   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you had an argument with someone. You should say: when it was who you had this argument with how it started and explain how you felt about this. [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: Having arguments with other people is just a part of our life. So, it is only expected that I also have had my fair share of arguments with other people, and today I would like to share the story of one such argument that I had not too long ago. It happened only about a month ago when I was talking to one of my neighbours – a neighbour who thinks that he knows better than all other people no matter what the subject is. Now, I am not too sure as to why exactly he thinks that he is smarter or more intelligent than other people, but I guess that it must have something to do wi

Describe a time when you felt lucky

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   509   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you felt lucky. You should say: when it was what happened where it happened and explain why you felt so lucky at that time. [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 think that luck has smiled on me on a number of occasions before except, of course, I haven’t either always realized it or appreciated it for what it really meant then. But, whether I appreciated it or not, the truth is, I have felt lucky before, and today, I would like to share the story of one of those moments when it really happened. Well, it all happened about a year ago when I was living in the capital city of my country – a city which never sleeps, and which is always busy because hundreds of thousands of people are either visiting this place or getting out. Of course, during regular ti

Describe a place where you love to shop often

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   508   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you love to shop often. You should say: where it is what type of place it is what type of products you often buy from there and explain why you love to shop from this place often. [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 like to stick to any particular shopping place or market when it comes to shopping. So, I guess that I will have to do some kind of “lottery” to pick up one of those shopping places for the purpose of this particular cue card topic if I really want to prove myself “unbiased”. And the “winner” is the “Shopping Wonderland”. Yes, the name of this shopping outlet is popularly known as “shopping wonderland” to hundreds of its customers in our busy hometown, very much on a regular basis. So, it is a fairly busy shopping place be

A piece of art you want to buy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   507   with Model Answer: Describe a piece of art that you want to buy. You should say: what this piece of art is how you learned about it how you think you would be able to buy it and explain why you want to buy this piece of art. [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: When it comes to choosing any artwork, I am not very particular about it since I appreciate pretty much all kinds of art. But, still, sometimes, I happen to rate a particular type of art, rather unconsciously, I must say, above the others because it just seems so “unique”.  Today, I would like to talk about one such fine piece of artwork which I really want to buy. Now, even though I already have said before that I happen to appreciate all kinds of arts, I feel like I am a bit biased toward those types of works which use animals as th

Describe a large company you are interested in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   506   with Model Answer: Describe a large company you are interested in. You should say: what kind of company it is what the company does why you are interested in it and explain how you became interested in this company. [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: Well, I have had a habit of following the news of big companies in the world since my high school days because of their contribution and impacts on our daily life. Today, I want to talk about one of these large companies in which I became interested a long time ago and am still interested in it. This large company is popularly known as “Beximco Pharmaceuticals Company” in my country. Founded in the year 1980, it is not only one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in my country, but also probably one of the leading pharmaceutical companies

When you were a speaker in a meeting or a public function

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   505   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were a speaker in a meeting or a public function. You should say: what type of meeting or public function it was why you talked in this programme what you talked about as a speaker in the programme and explain your experience of being a speaker in this programme. [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: Well, to tell the truth, I never had much opportunity to speak at any kind of meeting or public gathering except when I spoke at our local sports club meeting a few times. So, I will just go ahead and talk about the experience of speaking at one such club meeting. Now, please don’t jump to the conclusion, even just for a second, that just because I spoke at that club meeting a few times, I somehow carried some kind of credentials with me of being an exp

A time when you could not buy an item

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   504   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you could not buy an item that you needed to buy. You should say: when it was what you wanted to buy why you could not buy 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 1: Well, I think that we all go through such situations where we may need certain things, and yet we can not buy them for whatever reasons that might be. It’s not a great feeling to go through such a situation, but still, we have to deal with it just like I did about a year ago. It was the Christmas holiday season, and all of my family members and close relatives were busy preparing for the holiday. And as we all know, preparing for the Christmas holiday means buying all kinds of gifts and other stuff for our families and friends. Needless to say, I was no e

Book or magazine that you have read on a journey

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   503   with Model Answer: Describe a book or magazine that you have read while you were on a journey. You should say: what book or magazine it was where you were travelling how long you did read and explain how you felt about reading this book or magazine during 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 1: When I am on a long journey, I usually carry a book or magazine with me so that I can read it from time to time in order to get rid of the boredom of a long journey. I did the same thing when I was travelling on a bus from my hometown to the capital city of my country about a few months ago. It was actually a monthly magazine – a magazine on men’s lifestyle – which I was carrying with me on that occasion. But, even though I was carrying the magazine with me, I wasn’t exactly looking forwa