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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.]

Sample Answer:
Everyone loves to be with children. I love to be with them too due to their extraordinary charms. Recently, I met a child on my way back home. Nearly a four-year-old baby boy had a smart way of responding on that day. He was the son of my co-passenger on the bus.

Initially, I did not have the intention to engage in conversations with the baby. But gradually, I discovered that the baby was highly intelligent. He was replying craftily to his father’s questions. Besides, when I had eye contact with him, he smiled attracti…

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.]

Sample Answer: 
Well, thank for the nice topic and it reminds me of the day in September last when I gave a hundred dollar bill to my niece. In fact, she wanted to get a present for her upcoming birthday, so, she asked for a present to me but I gave it as I was unable to manage time to get a gift for her.

Samantha is a sixth-grader of a local school here in New York. She loves to play video games, read books while travelling is her big hobby. Participating in extracurricular activities is the most preferred activity for her. Later, I came to know that she was planning to get s…

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.]

Sample Answer: 

Success is always desired, everywhere. Everyone is after it but not all of them can achieve it. At times, the enjoyment doubles when someone close to us turns successful. My close college buddy Leonardo was successful in attaining a German scholarship. It was a tough task for him to deal with.

During the last week of September, Leo told me that he was going to apply for a German scholarship. I was wondering why he preferred Germany for the scholarship. In fact, there were many other states and we do have some great universities here in Spain. Thereb…

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.]

Sample Answer: 

I am a mobile technician based in Hong Kong. Frequently, I need to repair mobile phones for my clients. At times, I need to check the IMEI of their devices. Without knowing the right IMEI, this is not possible to make the perfect decisions to fix the devices. So, I frequently need to visit www.imei.info. 

I need to use the website almost every day for seven to eight times at least. But there are no certain counts. When my clients come with locked-in phones, I need to visit the site to k…

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.]

Sample Answer: 

Undoubtedly, not everyone comes with tons of amazing ideas and opinions. Only a few of the people have the sense to analyze the situations and deliver the remarks and serve the ideas. Meeting with Mac Robert was an interesting issue and it helped me to get into close interaction with him. He is a man of word and loves to be with people all the time. 

During last semester, I had to visit a hardware store for getting some materials for my new project. So, after getting the items, I was set to leave the shop and Rober…

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.]

Sample Answer: 

Receiving gifts is always pleasant. Everyone loves to receive gifts and when it comes from one of the closest buddies, the enjoyment double. Often the pleasure that we receive is more important than the gift itself. The same happened to me last Christmas when Samuel, my close friend, presented me with a T-shirt. I was very much excited as it was not about the gift but it was a good gesture from my friend. After receiving the nicely printed T-shirt, I thanked him generously.

Usually, we exchange gifts around the year. I had no idea that I would get a gift from a person out of …

Describe an experience when you lost something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 364 with Model Answer:
Describe an experience when you lost something.You should say:
what you losthow you lost itwhere you lost itand 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.]

Sample Answer: 

I was never really one of those organized persons, during my high school years, who would keep things tidy and organized by putting them in their own places. So, it didn’t exactly bother me that much if/when I would lose a few things here and there due to my “negligence” except, of course, when I lost something which I really liked. It was a watch which I lost, and I am going to share that story with you today. It was a watch, which my late maternal grandfather gave to me as a precious “gift” after I passed the 8th grade with a very good score.

It was one Sunday late afternoon when some of my friends ask…

Describe a time when you were very happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 363 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were very happy.You should say:
when it waswhat was the occasionwho were with youand 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.]

Sample Answer: 

Last month my family members and I were so happy because I won a prize in college. Everyone smiled and were happy for my success. In fact, it was beyond their imagination that I could secure a price in such a tough competition. Besides, it was a matter of pride for them as well. None of them expected me to have the prize in this 300-meter race. So, when I returned home with the prize, they smiled at me pleasantly. I was very excited and happy too.

I returned home after competing in the competition held at my college. In fact, it was all of a sudden that I took part in the annual sports competition i…

Describe something you bought but did not use much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 362 with Model Answer:
Describe something you bought but did not use much.You should say:
what it waswhere you bought it fromwhy you bought itand explain why you didn’t use it that much.

[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 the time you have given me to talk about something I have purchased but hardly used. I will tell you about the mobile phone that I bought six months ago which I have barely touched so far.

The mobile phone that I purchased was from the Samsung brand and I purchased it from a 'Samsung Smartphone Cafe'. The store is located a few blocks away from my home and I purchased a Samsung smartphone (model Samsung Galaxy A 30) which cost me nearly $340.

I already have a smartphone that comes with better features and configuration than the one I recently purcha…

Describe your experience of a stressful event

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 361 with Model Answer:
Describe your experience of a stressful event.You should say:
what the situation waswhat you didhow other people might have behaved in this situationand explain how you felt about it later.

[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: Getting involved in a quarrel with my husband was really a stressful event for me last week. I failed to control my temper. In fact, it was his fault and he tried to trap me as guilty. So, I protested against the unjust attitude and the situations turned worst. It was the perfect example of a stressful situation in my family of two. Finally, he admitted the guilt and then everything went back to normalcy. Both of us went angry on the matter that it created a mess around the home.

When I was blamed, I tried to control my temper. Actually, I am a short-tempered…