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Describe a tourist attraction that you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 249 with Model Answer:
Describe a tourist attraction that you have visited.You should say:
where it waswhen you went therewho were with you what you saw and did there as a tourist.

[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: Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and a large number of global people visit the country for enjoyment. In last summer, I went in Lindos in Greece for some business purposes and enjoyed my stay there.

Describe a novel that was interesting

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 248 with Model Answer:
Describe a novel that was particularly interesting to you.You should say:
what it was aboutwhen you read itwhat was the main story and explain why it was interesting 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: I am not a big fan of reading and love to spend my leisure hours by chatting with my friends or by playing video games. But suddenly one day I found a novel and started reading the book for the illustrations and then found it interesting than the most other books. The novel is named – Treasure Island.

Describe an event when someone apologised to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 247 with Model Answer:
Describe an event when someone apologised to you.You should say:
who apologised to youwhen it waswhy this person apologised to you and explain how you felt when this person apologised 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: When I was at my school, a classmate of mine made some quarrels with me over a petty issue. Later he apologised to me for the incident and promised me that such events will never take place between us.

Local news that was interesting to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 246 with Model Answer:
Describe a piece of local news that was interesting to you.You should say:
what it was abouthow you learned about itwhen you heard it and explain why it was interesting 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: I have not experienced a circus and recently came to know about the event of a circus in our locality. There is a large field adjacent to our village and it was heard that a circus party will arrive soon.

Describe a surprise that made you happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 245 with Model Answer:
Describe a surprise that made you happy.You should say:
when it waswho/ what surprised youwhere you were then and explain why this surprise 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: Surprises are always pleasant and often we dream of it. But when the surprises appear from the dearest people, it becomes more enjoyable. I was surprised with my baby boy which was supposed to be a baby girl in the beginning.

Describe one of your birthday celebrations

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 244 with Model Answer:
Describe one of your birthday celebrations.You should say:
when it waswho were therehow you celebrated it and explain how this birthday celebration was different.

[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 in the month of March and I observe the day annually as my birthday. Often some events are arranged marking the day at my home. But last year, it was arranged at my college and my friends organised the surprise party.

A memorable event from your school days

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 243 with Model Answer:
Describe a memorable event from your school days.You should say:
what class you were thenwhat event it waswhy it is still memorable and explain how you feel about this event now.

[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: To everyone, school days are considered as the best days of their life and they remember the memories for the rest of their life. I also have numerous memories of my school days and I miss the day when I got caught for school bunking.

Describe a pleasant surprise you had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 242 with Model Answer:
Describe a pleasant surprise you had.You should say:
when it waswhy you were surprisedwho was/were there with 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: Surprises are always pleasant and in fact, the surprises are made to make the people feel amazed. Commonly the surprises are made by the near and dear ones and for my case, it was the same. I was given a bicycle on my success in the year ending exam.

Goal you target to reach in your career

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 241 with Model Answer:
Describe the ultimate goal you target to reach in your career.You should say:
what it iswhat you will need to do to reach this stagehow far you have come to fulfil this target and explain why you have decided to reach this goal.

[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 small entrepreneur in Lahore in Pakistan. My business is related to the Information Technology, commonly known as IT. I dream to make my firm as a renowned brand in Pakistan that will elevate me to the position of one of the most successful IT specialist in the history of my land.

A piece of clothing that someone bought for you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 240 with Model Answer:
Describe a piece of clothing that someone bought for you.You should say:
what it waswho bought it for youwhy s/he bought it for you and explain how you felt about learning this good news.

[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: Receiving a gift is always pleasant and when it is from someone dear, the enjoyment turns double. My fiancée, Nina Nikita presented me a stunning leather jacket on my last birthday. It was really an outstanding gift for me.

Good news you learned from the TV or internet

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 239 with Model Answer:
Describe a piece of good news you learned from the TV or the internet.You should say:
what it waswhen you learned ithow this news affected you and explain how you felt about learning this good news.

[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: A few months ago, the national budget has been placed in the national parliament of India and the budget has reduced the price of electronics products. I have been planning for long to buy a computer for my home use.

Describe your favourite drink item

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 238 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite drink item.You should say:
what it isdo you buy it or prepare it at homewhat type of people drink it and explain why this is your favourite drink.

[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: Generally, people in Malaysia drink water to meet their thirst and sometimes they take some soft drinks as well like Kickapoo, Fruit Tree, Ice Mountain, and Freedom Cola etc. But I prefer to have chocolate milk as my soft drink.

Describe a noisy place you have been to

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 237 with Model Answer:
Describe a noisy place you have been to.You should say:
where it waswhy you went therewhy it was noisy and explain how you felt about being there.

[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: Markets are always noisy and if it is a street market on a busy street in the city, the noises are more severe. Usually, the noises are created for the increased crowd around the market. Last week I went to the Chinatown Street Market in Singapore.

Describe a prize that you would like to win

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 236 with Model Answer:
Describe a prize that you would like to win.You should say:
what the prize is forhow you know about itwhat you would have to do to win it and explain how important it is to you to win this prize.

[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: Prizes are always inspiring and help people to perform better than the current level. I also dream of receiving a prize for my academic excellence. The prize is known as the President’s Merit Award for academic excellence and distributed among the students who have a high performance on their academic activities.

Describe something you have bought recently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 235 with Model Answer:
Describe something you have bought recently.You should say:
what you've boughtwhere you've bought it fromhow much it has cost you and explain why you've bought it and how you use 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 am a trendy girl here in India and want to keep pace with the modernity. So, I do not miss the chances to be in track of the modern age. Recently I have bought a smartphone for my personal use by replacing the old mobile phone set I had.

Describe a modern building

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 234 with Model Answer:
Describe a modern building.You should say:
where it iswhat it looks likewhat it is used for and explain why you like/dislike 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: China is one of the most developed countries in the world and to keep pace with the advancement, different newer buildings and structures are being made in the country. The Piano House, in China, is one of the most attractive buildings in the country.

Describe an artist or entertainer you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 233 with Model Answer:
Describe an artist or entertainer you admire.You should say:
who is s/hewhat s/he doeshow successful s/he is and explain why you admire 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: Charlie Chaplin is one of the most popular comic actors of all times. The English actor has won the heart of global audiences with his extraordinary performance even in the age of silent movies. He not only is an actor, rather is a composer and filmmaker.

Describe a foreign culture that you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 232 with Model Answer:
Describe a foreign culture that you like.You should say:
what culture it ishow you know about itwhat differences there are between that culture and your own and explain why you like that foreign culture.
[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 father is a businessman and he owns some of the reputed clothing stores in India. Recently I went to China with him to open a branch there. The traditional Lion Dance attracted me most in my short visit to China.

Describe an old building that you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 231 with Model Answer:
Describe an old building that you like.You should say:
where it ishow old it iswhat it is used for and explain why you like/dislike 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 a historical country and proudly owns different relics of the past. A large number of buildings have been constructed across the country in different periods. Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata is one of them. This is one of the old buildings in the country.

Future plan which is not related to your work or study

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 230 with Model Answer:
Describe a future plan which is not related to your work or study.You should say:
what the plan ishow long you have this planhow important it is to you to achieve it and say how you think you will achieve the plan.

[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.]

Sample Answer 1: 
Generally, people remain busy with their professional activities and hardly can manage time to refresh their minds. As a result, the workloads make them inefficient in their respective jobs. So, I have planned to have a trip to a few European countries with my family members to refresh myself.

Conversation you had with someone you didn't know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 229 with Model Answer:
Describe an interesting conversation you had with someone you didn't know.You should say:
what the conversation was aboutwho you had this conversation withwhere the conversation took place 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Humans cannot live alone and hence the society has emerged as a large institution to keep people united. But it is impossible always to get familiar with all the people of the society. A few days ago, I had some talks with an unknown person and it was highly interesting.

Subject that you think should be removed from school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 228 with Model Answer:
Describe a subject that you think should be removed from school education programmes.You should say:
what the subject iswhich grade it is taught inwhy you think it is unnecessary for children to study it and explain what you would replace it with.

[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: Presently the education system is experiencing some unusual changes and most of the times the students of different levels are to be the sufferers. Research methodology is one of the subjects that should be taught at college level and thus it should be discarded from the school education programmes.

Positive experience that you had as a teenager

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 227 with Model Answer:
Describe a positive experience that you had as a teenager.You should say:
what the positive experience waswhere you were thenwho you were with and explain why you think this was a positive experience.

[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 different experiences and everyone has to go through it. When I was a teenager, I also had many experiences while some of them were positive and some others were regretful for. I went to a friend’s house and found that he was caring his pet dogs and that was a positive experience for me.

Describe an art and craft activity you did at school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 226 with Model Answer:
Describe an art and craft activity you did at school.You should say:
what it waswhat you did for this activitywho you did it with and explain how you felt about this activity.

[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 left my school for about nine years ago but still, the memories of art class are vivid in my mind. The teacher used to instruct us on storytelling by cartoons. Almost everyone in your class participated as it was an interesting activity for all of the students.

Describe a foreign country you want to visit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 225 with Model Answer:
Describe a foreign country you want to visit but haven’t been to.You should say:
where this place iswhat it is likewhat you can do in this country and explain why you want to visit the 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: Travelling is my hobby and I have visited many countries of the world with my dad. But I have never been to the United States of America, better referred as America or the U.S. This is a dreamland for me and I have a plan to visit the USA whenever there will be any chances.

When you felt surprised to meet someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 224 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you felt surprised to meet someone.You should say:
when this happenedwho this person waswhat did you do together on that day and explain why you thought it was a surprise to meet 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: Samantha is my cousin and we live in the same town, Paris. Unfortunately, both of us cannot manage time to meet and when I met her last week at a social gathering; I was surprised to see her. She looked amazing and beautiful because she has lost her extra pounds.

Describe a person who can use/speak a second language

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 223 with Model Answer:
Describe a person who can use/speak a second language.You should say:
who this person iswhat language this person can use/speakhow often this person uses/speaks this language and explain how this second language is helpful for 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: The use of the second language in Vietnam is very important and most of the people are unable to speak a second language properly or they have some sort of pronunciation problem. But I know a man who is able to speak a second language flawlessly and he uses the language to his everyday tasks.

Describe an educational TV programme

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 222 with Model Answer:
Describe an educational TV programme that you have seen.You should say:
what the programme is abouthow often you watch this programmewhat type of people enjoy this programme and explain why this programme is educational.

[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: Animal Planet is one of the most popular satellite television channels, and it airs different educational programmes around the day. Most of the programmes are based on animals and their behaviours. ‘Bad Dog!’ is an exciting television show and it is educative as well.

Exam that was quite important to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 221 with Model Answer:
Describe an exam that was quite important to you.You should say:
what exam it washow old you were when you sat for that examhow long it took and explain why it was an important exam for 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 am a student of graduate level and passing my third phase of this level in the University of Malaya. I am studying economics here and recently attended on my year ending exam. It was an important exam for me as the failure on the exam will not allow me to get promoted to the next phase.

Describe an unusual job

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 220 with Model Answer:
Describe an unusual job you think you would be good at.You should say:
what the job iswhat kind of works it involveswhat type of people do this job and explain why you think you would be good at 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: Selling hot dogs on the streets is something unusual for a person like me. In fact, I am highly skilled in persuading people into something and if I am assigned to sell hot dogs in the streets, I think I would be more successful than the professional vendors.

Describe a day when you woke up very early

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 219 with Model Answer:
Describe a day when you woke up very early.You should say:
when it waswhat time you woke upwhy you woke up so early and explain how the day was.

[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 not an early riser and my lifestyle has been changed accordingly. In fact, I sleep late at night and wake up around noon but in last month I had to rise early to attend an interview for the post of a sales executive in an international company dealing with computer accessories.

Describe a big public event that you have attended

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 218 with Model Answer:
Describe a big public event that you have attended.You should say:
what event it waswhen and why it was heldwho attended this public event and explain how you felt about being there.

[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 rock music more than anything and accordingly try participating in almost all the live rock music concerts here, in Singapore. But a few weeks ago, I attended a large classical music festival and it was a different experience for me, indeed.

Something special you brought home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 217 with Model Answer:
Describe something special you brought home from a holiday.You should say:
what it waswhere you got ithow much it cost and explain why you think it is special.

[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: Knives are often dangerous for us if we do not know how to handle them and if we have the know-how to use a knife perfectly, it can make the impossible to possible. I bought a set of six knives of different sizes, shapes and designs for my home use.

Describe a successful businessman you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 216 with Model Answer:
Describe a successful businessman you know.You should say:
who is he/shewhat type of business /she runshow you know him/her and explain why you think s/he is a successful businessman.

[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: Business is one the greatest ways to earn wealth in a legal manner and many of the people are rich by business. I know a local businessman here in Singapore who has become a millionaire with his hard effort. Mr Andrew Robertson, my neighbour, is a very successful businessman.

An indoor game that you played in your childhood

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 215 with Model Answer:
Describe an indoor game that you played in your childhood.You should say:
what it waswho you played it withhow you played it and explain why you liked to play it in your childhood.

[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: Indoor games are always exciting if you have the right partner with you. If the partner is unable to play the game, often the games appear boring. I used to play cards with my cousins in my childhood and all of them were skilled at the game. So, I enjoyed the games much.

Describe a prize you have won

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 214 with Model Answer:
Describe a prize you have won.You should say:
what it waswhat you had to do to win ithow many other competitors were there and explain how you felt after winning 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: Winning a prize is always exciting and the winners are adored as well by different quarters. I also had won a prize in my college’s annual sports competition last week. I won the first prize and became the champion on the table tennis match in the indoor games category.

Describe your favourite furniture at home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 213 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite furniture at home.You should say:
what it ishow it looks likehow often you use it and explain why it is your favourite furniture.

[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 large apartment with my parents in France and our apartment is filled with different adorable furniture. Among the all other furniture, I like my bedside sofa set most for some reasons. The sofa set looks stunning and has raised the beauty of my bedroom.

Describe a part in your city which is rapidly changing

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 212 with Model Answer:
Describe a part of your city which is rapidly changing.You should say:
where it iswhat type of place it iswhat changes are taking place and explain what you think about the changes.

[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: New Delhi is one of the oldest cities in India and I live with my family in the north-east part of the city. The location is almost on the border of New Delhi municipality and recently the locality is experiencing a rapid change.

Describe someone you know who is a single parent

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 211 with Model Answer:
Describe someone you know who is a single parent.You should say:
who is he/shewhat s/he doeshow s/he takes care of his/her child and explain what difficulties you think s/he faces as a single parent.

[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: Family, undoubtedly, is the most important aspect of our lives and people do everything for their families. But sometimes, they families get broken or do not start in a conventional way and the remaining members, especially the parents, are to lead a single life. I know, Augustine, a single mother living in my neighbourhood.

Describe a seminar or workshop you have attended

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 210 with Model Answer:
Describe a seminar or workshop you have attended.You should say:
what was it aboutwho participated in ithow long the seminar/ workshop was and explain why you attended this seminar/workshop.

[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 development studies at Allahabad University in India. Recently, my department had sent me to participate in a day-long seminar on tobacco control issues in New Delhi to get some real-life ideas. It was an exciting experience for me.

Describe your favourite flower

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 209 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite flower.You should say:
what it iswhere it is grownif it is common in your country and explain why it is your favourite flower.

[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 is hard to find a man who does not love flowers. Everyone loves it for different reasons. I also love flowers and prefer sunflower most than the other flowers for some specific grounds. This is the flower that is highly beneficial for the humans and sunflower is my favourite flower.