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A time you needed to use your imagination

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 288 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination. You should say: what the situation was why you needed to use imagination what the difficulties were 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.]

Describe a short journey that you disliked

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 287 with Model Answer: Describe a short journey that you disliked. You should say: where you went who you went with what you did and explain why you disliked this journey.   [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 journey inside a city like Mumbai is often not so pleasant for a female commuter like me. Moreover, traffic congestion makes the journey dull and annoying. So, I often have to experience an unpleasant short journey within this city. For this topic, I would like to share one such experience - which was perhaps more bitter than others! A few months ago, when I was commuting to my university - located in the central part of Mumbai city - I took a bus. The bus I rode into was "overcrowded", and I could not manage to get a seat. It was during the summer season and

Important skill you learned when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 286 with Model Answer: Describe an important skill you learned when you were a child. You should say: what this skill was when you learned it how you learned it and explain why you think it is an important skill. [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 childhood, we learn many important skills, like walking, talking, reading and so on, and sometimes without even noticing that we are learning a new skill. On contrary to that, during our teenage time, many of us try to learn different skills in order to make ourselves look cool and important to other people around us. Today, I would like to talk about one such skill which, I think, was important and that I learned as a child. This important skill, I learned, was running a video camera and doing the recording and finally editing it o

Item that you received and became happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 285 with Model Answer: Describe an item that you received and became happy with. You should say: when you received it what the item was who gave it to you and explain why you felt happy upon receiving 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 have recently turned 21, and my parents arranged a fabulous birthday party for the occasion. On this birthday, I received some great gifts. One such birthday gift that my father gave me was one of the best gifts in my life, and for this speaking topic, I'll talk about this item. I am a big fan of Apple's electronic devices, and the latest iPhone model is something I have been dreaming to have for many days. But it was not cheap, especially, for a student like me. So, despite my desire for the latest iPhone, I had to settle for