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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

When you made a promise to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   480   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a promise to someone. You should say: what promise you made whom you made this promise why you made this promise and explain how you felt about making this promise.  [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 always try not to put myself in a situation where I have to make some kind of promise, even though I don’t always succeed in doing that. So, yes, I also have to make promises sometimes, despite the fact that it makes me feel uncomfortable, just like I did with one of my distant cousins. Now, before I tell you what kind of promise I made and why, let me tell you a little about my cousin. My cousin was a very brilliant student and very serious about his studies. Since we both were close, I started to notice some changes in his behaviour – changes

Describe a good law in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   479   with Model Answer: Describe a good law in your country that you know about. You should say: what law it is how you know about this law what mass people think about this law and explain why you think that it is a good law. [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: There are several good laws in my country which go a long way to help us become a part of the civilized world. Today, I would like to talk about one such good law and explain what this law is all about and what it does.  Now, it is worth mentioning that the subject of wage discrimination or inequality between men and women has remained a rather contentious topic for the most part of our human history. Of course, it is also true at the same time that societies around the world, including the ones in my country, have made some concerted effo

A place where you like to visit but would not live permanently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   478   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you like to visit but would not want to live permanently. You should say: where it is what type of place it is what you can do when you visit there and explain why you would not want to live there even if you like to visit that 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 have been lucky enough to visit some international tourist destinations. However, while I have loved visiting them in the short term, I never really felt like living there in the long term or permanently. Today, I would like to talk about one of those places. The place, I am talking about, is called “Kathmandu” which also happens to be the capital of a country called “Nepal” or the “daughter of the Himalayas”. Now, here I must say that even though I haven’t really had the opportunity

A conversation which was not interesting to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   477   with Model Answer: Describe a conversation you took part in but which was not interesting to you. You should say: when it was what type of conversation it was whom you had this conversation with and explain why you were not interested in this conversation even if you took part in 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: My elder uncle is a very intelligent and educated person. But, unfortunately, he is probably a bit too much intelligent and educated for my liking. In fact, most of the conversations between me and him would eventually turn out to be a rather boring affair or not interesting at all. So, today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of those “not so interesting” conversations with my uncle that I had in the recent past. By ‘recent past’, I mean to say, it was not more than

Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   476   with Model Answer: Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken. You should say: when it was what type of survey or quiz it was why you took 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 participate in any kind of survey or quiz, primarily because they usually take way more time to finish than their expected estimated time. Having said that, however, I have taken part in some useful surveys which, I thought, could actually make some difference in our lives. Today, I would like to talk about one such survey which I took online about a couple of months ago. Anyway, the online survey, I participated in, was about employee welfare and wellness programmes, and if I remember it correctly, the survey was prepared and conducted by a prominen