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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

Describe your favourite book

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 444 with Model Answer: Describe your favourite book. You should say: what book it is who wrote this book what it is about and explain why this is your favourite book. [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: Everybody has a favourite book, and it becomes our favourite book because we do enjoy reading that book to a great extent. Later on, we think about the characters and the plot of the book over and over again and feel like they are a part of our life or the life we imagine would exist. So, I would like to thank you for this opportunity to let me talk about my favourite book here. The name of my favourite book is none other than the "Harry Potter" series. It is not a single book, rather, a series of seven novels. I have enjoyed all of these books and read some of the books of this s

Describe a time when you talked to a stranger

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 443 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you talked to a stranger. You should say: who this person was where the conversation took place what the conversation was about and explain why you found the conversation 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.] Model Answer: First of all, I would like to thank you for this great topic. So here, I am going to talk about a time when I talked to a person whom I did not meet before and yet the conversation was exciting. This conversation took place almost four or five months ago. I was flying to Auckland, New Zealand from my home country, and I had a chance to talk to an Australian environmentalist, who happened to sit beside me on the same flight. I have to say that it was a very memorable conversation. The conversation started when I lend him a pen that

A neighbour who is very friendly to others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 442 with Model Answer: Describe a neighbour who is very friendly to others. You should say: who this neighbour is how long you have known him/her what he/she does for a living and explain why you think he/she is very friendly to others. [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: Honestly speaking, I don’t really get much time to interact with my neighbours to get an idea as to how friendly they really are to each other. However, there are a few neighbours of mine who happen to be friendly to me, at least. So, I guess, I will just go ahead talk about one of them here. The neighbour, I am talking about is Jeremy who lives only a couple of hundred feet away from me on the other end of the street. I have known Jeremy for almost 5 years now, even though he moved into our neighbourhood long before that

Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 441 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes. You should say: what occasion it was what dresses you wore who was present there and explain why you wore your best clothes for the occasion. [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, this is such a tough topic for me to talk about, perhaps because I am more of a casual person when it comes to wearing dresses. In other words, I don’t necessarily wear clothes, thinking that they are the best clothes, whether I am going to a party or just going to a grocery shop nearby. But, still, today here, I am going to try real hard and remember an occasion when I actually thought that I wore my best clothes. Anyway, the occasion, that best comes to my mind, on which I wore some of my best clothes was when I attended the marria

A change that can improve your local area

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 440 with Model Answer: Describe a change that can improve your local area. You should say: what change it is why this change is needed what you can do to help with it and explain how this change will improve your local area. [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, this is such an important topic to talk about. To tell the truth, I would like to change a lot of things in my local area in order to improve it. But, unfortunately, I just don’t have the authority or the means to do it. Anyway, here is one of those changes which I would like to talk about. Even though the locality in which I currently live now, doesn’t have many things to convince its dwellers to call it a “perfect place” for living, it still has one thing that many localities in and around my cities don’t - it has a beautiful

An important choice you had to make

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 439 with Model Answer: Describe an important choice you had to make in your life. You should say: when you had to make this choice what you had to choose between whether you made a good choice and explain how you felt when you were making this choice. [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: Life perhaps would be a lot easier for us if we didn’t have to make any choices in life. But, then life is not meant to be easy, so we are forced to make choices at some points in order to meet the demands of time, just like I did about a few years ago. I am not exactly an ambitious person who likes to achieve or acquire material things of life by hook or by crook. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I am a lazy person either. It is just that I don’t like too many complexities and commotions in and arou

Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 438 with Model Answer: Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing. You should say: what kind of game or sport it is who you play it with where you play it and explain why you enjoy playing 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 family loves to play and watch only one sport, and that is football or soccer. So, it is quite natural for me also to enjoy playing this great sport more than any others, even though I have played other sports once in a while. But, still, I would like to go ahead and talk about football here. I don’t think that there is any need to reintroduce “football” here since it is by far the most popular sport in the world, with a staggering number of more than 250 million people watching or playing it, but just for the purpose of some academic reference, football is a te

Describe someone in your family who you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 437 with Model Answer: Describe someone in your family who you like. You should say: how this person is related to you what this person looks like what kind of person he/she is and explain why you like this person. [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 God that this cue card didn’t ask me to talk about someone in my family who I like more than the others because then that would be a disaster! After all, I like to give them the impression that I like them all equally, even though, in reality, that is not quite always possible. But, anyway, thank you for this interesting, and yet quite challenging, topic. The person in my family, I'd like and want to talk about, is none other than my youngest uncle. But, even though, he is an uncle to me, to whom I should show due “respect” as per th

Describe one of your friends

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 436 with Model Answer: Describe one of your friends. You should say: how you met how long you have known each other how you spend time together and explain why you like this person. [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: Frankly speaking, I would be more than happy to talk about all of my friends here, one by one, but I don’t think that I will be able to do so within such a short period of time. So, I will go ahead and talk about just one as this topic suggests. Anyway, the friend, I want to talk about, is known to us as “Rabbi” (this is his nickname). I met this good friend of mine at a local coffee shop about 5 years ago. It was a rather busy coffee shop, so it was only natural for me to think that I would have to wait for some time before I could actually get my cup of fresh coffee. But th