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Describe a rule you did not like in school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 192 with Model Answer:
Describe a rule you did not like in school.You should say:
what it washow others thought about this rulehave you ever violated this rule and explain why you did not like this rule.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: The days of school were best in my life but I could not comply with one of the rules and that is attending at the assembly in the early hours of the day. Serangoon Garden Secondary School is highly strict over the issue.

Funny text message you have ever received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 191 with Model Answer:
Describe a funny text message you have ever received.You should say:
what it was aboutwho sent it to youwhen you received this message and explain why you think this was a funny text message.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Sending text messages instead of making phone calls is annoying to me, and I think it wastes time. But I enjoyed a text message from one of my friends and that text message was sent to me marking my birthday.

Describe a library you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 190 with Model Answer:
Describe a library you have visited.You should say:
where it waswhy you went therehow you know about this library and explain your experience in this library.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Last month, I went to Berlin in Germany to have some business deal (I deal with plastic materials) and visited the Berlin State Library. This is a universal library and thus contains all types of printed materials and books.

Describe a time when you got into trouble

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 189 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you got into trouble.You should say:
what type of trouble it washow you got into ithow you handled 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Life is difficult and often people are to experience some sort of troubles. I also had to face a trouble when I was unable to remember the lines I read on books against a particular question.

Describe a traditional meal

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 188 with Model Answer:
Describe a traditional meal you enjoyed recently.You should say:
what the meal waswhere you ate this mealwhat occasion it was and explain how much you enjoyed this meal.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Singapore is the country where people of different races and nations come together and pass their days. As a result, the foods of the country are also featured with variations. I have tested two of its traditional foods and the tastes are splendid!

Describe a peaceful place you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 187 with Model Answer:
Describe a peaceful place you have visited.You should say:
where it waswhen you visited therewho was with you and explain why you think it was a peaceful place.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Travelling not only helps to widen knowledge, it is useful to entertain the travellers as well, and if the location is at any natural, beautiful and peaceful place, the trip turns excellent. I went at an island of Indonesia in last month to pass some days in a tranquil environment.

A difficult choice you had to make

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 186 with Model Answer:
Describe a difficult choice you had to make in your life.You should say:
what it waswhen you had to make ithow it affected your life and explain why this was a difficult choice to make.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Life is filled with complications and the choices amid the complications should be perfect or people are to pay some excessive price for the wrong preferences.

Describe a person you recently met

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 185 with Model Answer:
Describe a person you recently met.You should say:
who the person ishow you met him/herwhere you met him/her and explain what you liked/disliked about this person.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: I like to travel and meet new people. As a result, the number of my acquaintance is on the rise. Recently I met Mr Joseph Robertson in Singapore.

Describe a garden you remember visiting

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 184 with Model Answer:
Describe a garden you remember visiting.You should say:
where it iswhat it looks likewhat people usually do there and explain why you remember it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Singapore is the land of beauty and most of its parts are covered with trees and foliage. Singapore Botanic Garden, located at the Cluny Road is one of the best places in the city and the country as well.

Describe a child whom you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 183 with Model Answer:
Describe a child whom you know.You should say:

    - who the child is
    - how you know the child
    - how old he/she is

and explain what this child does when you see him/ her.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: I love to play with children and most of the cases they also become fond of me. My neighbour, Mr Samuel Richard, has a baby boy and I love to play with him.

Film/movie that you watched and did not enjoy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 182 with Model Answer:
Describe a film/movie that you watched and did not enjoy.You should say:
what the film/movie waswhen you watched itwho you watched it with and explain why you did not enjoy it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: I like watching comedy movies most than any other movie genres and try to watch at least a movie in a day. I watched ‘Sex Tape’, a comedy movie of 2014 and was highly frustrated.

A television programme you did not enjoy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 181 with Model Answer:
Describe a television programme you watched and did not enjoy.You should say:

  - what this TV programme was
  - where and when you watched it
  - what it was about

and explain why you did not enjoy it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: India is the land of over one billion population and accordingly, there are numerous television channels with different attractive shows. Koffee with Karan is one of the television shows that I did not enjoy.

Describe a photograph that you remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 180 with Model Answer:
Describe a photograph that you remember.You should say:
what is in the photographhow old it iswho took it and whenand explain why you remember this photograph.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Last month I was assigned to clean the personal library of my father, and there I found a photograph of mine where I was sitting in the middle of my grandparents.

Describe your favourite animal

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 179 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite animal.You should say:
what it iswhere it liveswhat it looks likeand explain why this is your favourite animal.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Australia owns some unique animals and a notable number of animals are available here with different attractive features. I like the red kangaroo most than the other types of animals as this is the largest mammal of its own species.

Describe a hotel you have stayed in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 178 with Model Answer:
Describe a hotel you have stayed in.You should say:
where it waswhy and when you stayed therewhat facilities it hadand say whether you liked or disliked staying in this hotel.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: I went to attend a seminar at the City University London and stayed at London City Hotel. That was a great experience for me as I have never been out of my native city, Paris.

Describe a TV documentary you watched

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 177 with Model Answer:
Describe a TV documentary you watched that was particularly interesting.You should say:

- what the documentary was about
- why you decided to watch it
- what you learnt during the documentary

and explain why the TV documentary was particularly interesting.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Owing to my occupational engagement, I am unable to manage much time to enjoy television documentaries but in last December of 2015, I had watched a documentary on becoming an astronaut.

Day when you thought the weather was perfect

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 176 with Model Answer:
Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect. You should say:

   - where you were on this day
   - what the weather was like on this day
   - what you did during the day

and explain why you thought the weather was perfect on this day.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: It was a hot summer day. I was planning to move inside the city of Paris in France. The weather was perfect for a stroll in the city.

Describe a writer you would like to meet

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 175 with Model Answer:
Describe a writer you would like to meet.You should say:

    - who the writer is
    - what you know about this writer already
    - what you would like to find out about him/her

and explain why you would like to meet this writer.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, better known as V S Naipaul is my favourite writer and I like to meet him someday in my life. He is a Noble Prize winning writer.

A house/ apartment that someone you know lives in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 174 with Model Answer:
Describe a house/ apartment that someone you know lives in.You should say:

    - whose house/apartment this is
    - where the house/apartment is
    - what it looks like inside

and explain what you like or dislike about this person’s house/apartment.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: My maternal uncle lives in a large house in Noida, in India. The house is considered as one of the splendid edifices of the modern architecture in his locality.

Person in your family who you spend the most time with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 173 with Model Answer:
Describe the person in your family who you spend the most time with.You should say:
who this person iswhat kind of person he or she iswhat you usually do togetherand explain why you spend more time with this person than others. 

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: I have a younger sister and I love to spend time with her. She is also fond of me and loves to be with me always.

Describe a festival that is important in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 172 with Model Answer:
Describe a festival that is important in your country.You should say:

   - when the festival is celebrated
   - what people do during this festival
   - what you like or dislike about it

and explain why this festival is important in your country. 

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Pakistan is considered as an Islamic State and thus there are some religious festivals which are important in my country.

Describe a paid job you or someone you know ever did

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 171 with Model Answer:
Describe a paid job you or someone you know ever did.You should say:

    - what the job was
    - how you/this person found this job
    - how long  you or this person worked in this job

and how you feel now about this job. 

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Last week my father asked to clean the garden before our house and paint the wooden wall as well. I was paid for the job.

Describe an event that you feel happy about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 170 with Model Answer:
Describe an event that you feel happy about.You should say:

    - what the event was
    - when it happened
    - where it happened

and explain how you feel 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: When I got promoted to the rank of the senior marketing executive at my office, it was a happy moment for me indeed.