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Describe someone who is a good cook

  IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   490   with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who is a good cook. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what kinds of food this person cooks and explain why you think this person is a good cook. [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 we all love to know about good foods and how they are prepared. But, I think that it is also a good thing that we also sometimes know about the person or the cook who works so hard to prepare those foods from behind the screen. Mrs Hema is one such good cook, and today I would like to talk about her. I have known this person for a long time since she happens to be the wife of one of my elder cousins. She is also a teacher – a rather busy teacher, I might add - by profession, and it is safe to say that she loves her job very much.

Describe a product you bought and felt happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   489   with Model Answer: Describe a product you bought and felt happy about. You should say: what product it was why you bought it how long you have used it and explain why you were happy 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: We buy many essential products in our daily lives to make our lives a bit more comfortable except, of course, not all of those products leave any lasting impression on us in the same way.  But, today, I would like to talk about one such product that actually made me feel happy. Well, the product, I want to talk about is a swivel chair – an expensive swivel chair that is. Now, before I go to brag about my “choice of an expensive chair”, I must admit that I am more of a “cheap” customer.  In other words, I like to buy “cheap” things, obviously because I like to save as m

Describe your favourite singer or musician

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   488   with Model Answer: Describe your favourite singer or musician. You should say: who this singer/musician is what type of singer or musician he/she is what type of people listen to his/ her songs/music and explain why he/she is your favourite singer or musician. [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 country, Bangladesh, has produced some really celebrated singers over the years. While all of these celebrated singers have managed to leave their distinct marks in the cultural arena of Bangladesh, one name probably deserves a bit more praise than the others. And the name of this renowned singer is Runa Laila. Now, it is certainly worth noting that Runa Laila is very much like a household name in South Asia, and she has remained so for more or less over the last 50 years. Born in the year 1952 in

Describe one of your favourite photographs

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   487   with Model Answer: Describe one of your favourite photographs. You should say: when the photograph was taken what it depicts what memory this photograph holds and explain why it is one of your favourite photographs. [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 always enjoyed standing in front of a camera and taking a picture of myself. In fact, at one point in my life, I became so passionate about taking pictures that I even bought an expensive camera by selling a lot of my “personal” pieces of stuff. But, that’s a different story altogether, so I will just go ahead and talk about one of my favourite pictures instead - which I took with that camera. This particular picture, I am talking about, was taken at a wedding ceremony of one of my female cousins about 2/3 years ago. Now, before I go to t

Describe your favourite food or dish

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   486   with Model Answer: Describe your favourite food or dish. You should say: what dish or food item it is how it is made/prepared/cooked how common this food item or dish is in your country and explain why it is your favourite food item/ dish. [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 love foods, and who doesn’t! But, of course, not everybody likes the same types of foods. For example, somebody may like fish, while many others can’t even take the smell of it! Some may prefer fast food while many others just avoid them like plagues on some health grounds! Talking about fast foods, I just love eating pizza. In fact, if my memory serves me well, pizza has been one of my favourite foods since my early university days, and there wasn’t a week for me in those university years that had passed by without eat

Describe an advertisement you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   485   with Model Answer: Describe an advertisement you like. You should say: what type of advertisement it is what product or service it advertises where and when you first saw it and explain why you like this advertisement. [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 like to watch our favourite programmes on TV, but unfortunately, most of the time, those untimely and boring commercials or advertisements take the fun out of it. However, there are times when we do like some of those advertisements, and today, I would like to talk about one of them here. Anyway, I saw the funny ad about 5/6 years ago for the first time at my cousin’s place when I was visiting him on my holidays. But, unfortunately, my holidays were pretty much ruined as I had to remain “stuck” at my cousin’s place most of the time due

Describe a person who wears unusual clothes

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   484   with Model Answer: Describe a person who wears unusual clothes. You should say: who this person is what type of dresses he/she wears why his/her dresses are unusual and explain what you think about the way he/she dresses. [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 more of a traditional kind of person, who likes traditional outfits. But, to some people, of course, traditional clothing can be “boring”, and so, they choose to wear kinds of clothes which can easily be considered as “unusual”, sometimes "very fashionable" or even sometimes a bit bizarre! Today, I would like to talk about one such person who wears such uncommon and unusual clothes whom I know closely. This rather unusual clothing wearer is a local grocery shopkeeper in my area. I have known this person - who is currently in

Describe a city you want to go back to

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   483   with Model Answer: Describe a city you have visited and want to go back to in the future. You should say: which city it was where it was what you did there and explain why you want to go back there. [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 to visit some beautiful cities around the world where I would just love to go back again and again. But, for the purpose of speaking on this cue card topic, I will pick up Tokyo city and give some fascinating accounts of it. Well, I don’t really think that the city of Tokyo needs any introduction, but in case anybody is wondering, Tokyo is the capital city of Japan as well as the largest metropolitan in the world. With almost 4 million population (I am sure that the population was much less when I visited this city with my uncle as a teenager a

A goal or target you have recently set

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   482   with Model Answer: Describe a goal or target you have recently set for yourself. You should say: what it is why you have set it for yourself whether you have achieved it or not and explain why setting this goal 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: Interestingly, during my high school years, I had set some goals for my life, but, despite my best efforts, I am yet to achieve some of those tough goals. So, I recently thought that it was time to set a few new goals and try to achieve them instead. Today, I would like to talk about one of those goals. I want to get involved in gardening. In fact, I want to grow a simple but nice-looking lychee garden from scratch and all by myself. Of course, on the face of it, growing a lychee garden, or for that matter, any kind of garden, j

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 on the outskirt of the city, this particular pub