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Describe someone’s parents you have met recently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 208 with Model Answer:
Describe someone’s parents you have met recently.You should say:
whose parents they arewhat they dowhat you talked about and say how they are different from your parents.

[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 am a student of the college and passing some hefty days for my academic studies. My year ending exams are ahead and thus I have to take a better preparation for the exams. So, I went to meet my friend Arthur to have a group discussion before the exam. I met his parents at his place.

Something you were disappointed about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 207 with Model Answer:
Talk about something you were disappointed about.You should say:
what it was aboutwhen it happenedwhy it disappointed you 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: Everyone expects something good when they buy any electronic goods but I was highly disappointed with a mobile phone bought from a globally renowned manufacturer. I could not use the cell phone for around two months. It got seriously damaged without any reason.

Describe a national day in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 206 with Model Answer:
Describe a national day in your country.You should say:
what day it ishow it is celebratedwhat the historical significance of this day is and explain how you feel about 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: Vietnam is one of the countries that were under the domination of French colonies and got independent in 1945 from the French rules. Since then, the country observes the day as the National Day.

Describe an advice you gave someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 205 with Model Answer:
Describe an advice you gave someone.You should say:
what advice it waswho you gave this advicewhy you advised this person and explain how this advice helped 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: Usually, people need advice from others, especially from the seniors or superiors, so that they could have something better or improve their performance. I am not an exception here and if I see someone struggling with something, I deliver some advice to them.

Time when you were stuck in a traffic jam

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 204 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were stuck in a traffic jam.You should say:
when it waswhere you were goinghow long you had to wait and explain how you felt about this.

[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 a populous city and traffic jam is a very common issue for the citizens of the country, especially people living in urban areas. The situation is too irritating that sometimes people cannot control their emotions over traffic jam and start walking leaving their vehicles behind.

Describe an event that made you happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 203 with Model Answer:
Describe an event that made you happy.You should say:
what event it was.when it waswhat you did and explain why this event made you happy.

[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 live in a nuclear family with my parents and two siblings in Malaysia. A few days ago, I was happy for the success of my elder brother who succeeded in getting admission to a university after several attempts. I was very happy with the matter.

Describe an important change in your life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 202 with Model Answer:
Describe an important change in your life.You should say:
what it was aboutwhy the change was requiredhow it affected your life and explain why this was an important change in your life.

[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 numerous desired as well as sudden events. People are to form different habits in different parts of their life and changes in life are inevitable. I would like to talk about a great change in my life that I consider as one of the best things to happen in my life. I was quite idle and highly inactive and liked to sit idly always. Now my idleness has been removed.

Describe an interesting place in your home town

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 201 with Model Answer:
Describe an interesting place in your home town. You should say:
what it iswhere it iswhat it is famous for and explain why this place is interesting in your opinion.

[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 a place of historical importance in the south Asian subcontinent and contains several World Heritage Sites. The Lahore Fort is one of them and I've been there for numerous times for its attractive features.

Describe a children’s park you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 200 with Model Answer:
Describe a children’s park you have visited lately.You should say:
what type of park it waswhen you went therewhat you liked there the most and say why you chose to talk about that park.

[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: Though I have passed my childhood long ago, I did not have the chance to visit the local parks and children centres for different reasons and most importantly I had to remain busy with my academic studies. Besides, my parents did not allow me to go there alone and unfortunately they also could not manage time to be with me there.

Describe a feature of your personal character

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 199 with Model Answer:
Describe a feature of your personal character that you find important.You should say:
what it iswhy is it important to youWhat difference it makes in your life and explain why it is 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Human beings are subject to imperfection. They will not be perfect despite numerous attempts. This is natural. But they might be able to own some special qualities which make them great. I am humbly proud of my honesty. This is the best feature that I possess.

Describe a science subject that you learned in high school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 198 with Model Answer:
Describe a science subject that you learned in high school.You should say:
what subject it waswho taught you this subjectwhat you learned from it and explain how this subject helped you in your life.

[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: In my school days, I was fond of the science courses and took pride in that with my cousins as I knew more than them on space-issue. Space Science was the favourite subject of mine in school and now still I am attracted to the subject.

Describe a book that influenced you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 197 with Model Answer:
Describe a book that influenced you.You should say:
what it was aboutwhen it was writtenwhy you decided to read it and say why it had a strong effect on you.

[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 read books since my early childhood and have read a large number of books so far from different writers. But I did not get inspiration from all of the books, some of them made me amazed while the rest others entertained me to some extent. I was influenced by the book of Mark Twain with the title – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Describe a typical day in your life when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 196 with Model Answer:
Describe a typical day in your life when you were a child. You should say:
who looked after yousome of the people you sawwhat you ate and say what you most enjoyed doing.

[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: Childhood is the best part of our life and there is none but wants to go back in the childhood. The days were awesome and magical. People realise the days when the childhood is gone. I also dream to go back to my childhood days which were filled with enjoyment.

Describe a time when you heard some good news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 195 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you heard some good news. You should say:
what it was aboutwhen you heard the newswho else heard this news and say why it had a strong effect on you.

[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: Everyone wants to live a better life and some good news can tremendously change the course of their lives. It is only some good news that can affect the mental faculty of human beings and bring some good luck for them as well. I also heard a couple of good news last month and got relieved on the issues I was worried about.

Describe your favourite family tradition

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 194 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite family tradition.You should say:
what the tradition iswhen it occurswhat you do and explain why it is your favourite tradition.

[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 was born and brought up in a Muslim family in Malaysia and found that my family follows different tradition related to Islam and my country. Obedience to the superior is the tradition of my family and I think this is a great virtue as well. Most of the people follow the similar tradition as well across the country.

Member of your family who is most successful

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 193 with Model Answer:
Describe the member of your family who is most successful.You should say:
who this person ishow often you see each otherwhat this person does and explain why he/she is successful.

[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 family is the ancient platform of socialisation and everyone has their own families. I live in a nuclear family in Russia with my parents and a younger sister. My father is the most successful of all the family members.