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Describe an environmental problem

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 303 with Model Answer: Describe an environmental problem you know about. You should say: what it is how it is caused what negative effects it has and explain what can be done to prevent this environmental problem.   [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: Air is perhaps the most important element of the environment, and "air pollution" is a severe environmental problem that I know about. Thank you very much for this interesting question, and I will answer it here in brief. Air pollution has become a grave issue for the present world, and the global air index shows that air quality in many metropolitan cities is dangerous to live there. Air gets polluted mainly from burning fossil fuels and we use such fuels extensively to run our cars and continue our productions in factories

Well-paid job that you think you would be good at

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 302 with Model Answer: Describe a well-paid job that you think you would be good at. You should say: what the job is what qualifications are required for this job how this job is different from other jobs and explain why you would be good at 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: Managing a decent and well-paid job is often difficult in our country as the number of educated youths is much higher than the employment opportunity that our country has created. However, when it comes to a job with a higher salary at which I would be doing good, I can think of the job as a marketing manager in a multinational company. In fact, I am currently executing the role of a marketing executive at a local company, and I firmly believe that, with time, I will be doing really good as a m

Describe a family picnic or tour you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 301 with Model Answer: Describe a family picnic or tour you have had. You should say: when it was where you went what you did and explain if this was a memorable event or not. [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, we make arrangements for an annual family picnic at the end of each year. So, last year we went to Philopappos Hill, and this was a great experience. Thank you for this nice topic. I will describe the event here. The family picnic took place in December 2020 - just when our country was recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. Since we could not go to any public places for that purpose the previous year, we were all eagerly waiting for this event.  I can remember the day very clearly. It was not a foggy day. Instead, the sun was shining brightly. But the environment

Describe a letter you wrote to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 300 with Model Answer: Describe a letter you wrote to someone. You should say: when it was who you wrote to what the letter was about 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: When I was a teenager, I think I was barely fourteen years old back then, I used to write letters to a girl of my age. In fact, I was deeply in love with her. So, to express my feelings, I chose to write letters to her. However, writing the first letter was the most difficult of all. Thank you for the topic that reminds me of the early part of my life and the first letter that I wrote to her. Before telling you any further about the event and my first letter to her, I would like to mention that the girl is now my better half, and we are happily married for the last eight ye

Describe an event you felt unhappy about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 299 with Model Answer: Describe an event you felt unhappy about. You should say: when it was what happened where were you then and explain why you felt unhappy about this event.  [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 score well in their examination, and when they cannot get the desired score, they feel unhappy. It is quite natural, and that's exactly what had happened to me almost three years ago. I felt miserable because I thought I did well in that particular exam, but the test result was dismaying, to say the least. I am going to share this unhappy experience with you. It was at the end of 2019 when I appeared in my 9th-semester final examination of my undergraduate course at Texas State University. The result was published two weeks later. Till that exam, I

Describe an irritating person you know about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 298 with Model Answer: Describe an irritating person you know about. You should say: who is he/she how you know him/her what he/she does and say why you think he/she is an irritating 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: It's hard to think about a person whom I think is "irritating" since I know that as humans we all have our faults - one way or another. However, I'll still go ahead and talk about such a person who could be a bit more bothersome person at times than most other people I know about.  I work in a multinational company that manufactures computer hardware in Malaysia. In my office, Mr Andrew Peterson is a colleague of mine, and he sometimes appears to be a really annoying person. He is my reporting manager and I know him since the day I start

Time when you were forced to do something against your will

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 297 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were forced to do something against your will. You should say: what it was what/who forced you to do it when it was and explain why you were forced to do 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 usually do not do anything against my will except for the occasions when I need to keep the honour of others. This topic reminds me of an occasion when I did something against my will that I was not very comfortable doing. It happened about a few months ago as I could not say ‘No’  on that occasion. It took place during the annual university festival last January. I was asked to host the last day of the event as the student who was selected to host the programme became sick all of a sudden. So, they picked me as the host, and it was so s

Describe a person who leads an exemplary life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 296 with Model Answer: Describe a person who leads an exemplary life. You should say: who is he/she how old is he/she what he/she does for a living. and explain why you think he/she leads an exemplary 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: Leading a meaningful and exemplary life may seem very much attainable, but it is not such an easy feat for most people. It requires a lot of patience, virtue, humane qualities and mental strength. Mr Peter Strauss, among the people I know, is one such man who leads an exemplary life. For this topic, I will describe him here. I live in an apartment in the new part of Nafplio in Greece, and Mr Peter Strauss is my good neighbour. He is a retired university professor and lives with his wife. He is a tall man with an amiable presence who can mo

Something your friends have but you do not

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 295 with Model Answer: Describe something your friends have but you don't. You should say: what it is how many of your friends own it if you want to own it and explain what you would do once you own 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: A smartphone is no longer a luxury; rather, it has become a necessity in this modern time. Almost everyone has a smartphone in my surrounding, but, I do not have a smartphone of my own. My family is yet to buy me one as they think I should not have it until I turn 18. Since almost all of my friends have one or more smartphones, I think I should also have one as soon as I turn 18  - which is just a year away from now. Having a smartphone is very common in our country, even for young students who are just over 12 years old or so. Many paren

A restaurant that has recently opened in your town

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 294 with Model Answer: Describe a restaurant that has recently opened in your town. You should say: where it is what types of food it offers how it looks and explain what you think about this new restaurant.  [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: Paris is a multicultural city, and people of various nations live here in harmony. As a result, the number of cafes and eateries is on the rise in this city. I live in the southeast corner of the city, and a new Asian restaurant has recently opened its branch here. For this topic, I will talk about this newly opened restaurant. The restaurant belongs to a business person from a South Asian country named Bangladesh, and it is his 7th branch of the same restaurant. The owner gave it the name Sonar Bangla (Golden Bangla) Restaurant. It sells v

Describe a rainy day you can remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 293 with Model Answer: Describe a rainy day you can remember. You should say: when it was what you did on that day how long it rained and explain how you felt about the day being rainy.   [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 an animated movie you recently enjoyed

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 292 with Model Answer: Describe an animated movie you recently enjoyed. You should say: what movie it was when you watched it with whom you watched it and explain why you liked/ enjoyed this animated movie so much. [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 day you stayed home all day

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 291 with Model Answer: Describe a day when you stayed home all day long. You should say: when it was why you did not go outside the whole day what you did at home 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 time when you played with a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 290 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you played with a child. You should say: when it was who the child was how long you played with this child 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: I generally like to play with children as they are so innocent and adorable. However, with my busy schedule, I can hardly manage any time to play with children. But I can remember an event when I spent almost an entire day with a child and played different games and sports with this lovely kid. For this topic, I will share my experience. I had to attend a birthday party a couple of months ago, and it was the birthday event of my colleague Mr Robert Perera's child. It was his 6th birthday. The child was barely 6 years old, but the attitudes and acts he show

Describe an interesting song you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 289 with Model Answer: Describe an interesting song you like. You should say: what it is which country the song comes from what story the song tells and explain why you think it is 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: Last month I heard a song about the 'language'. It was composed marking the language day of a South Asian country named Bangladesh. The song is titled as "Amar Bhiayer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February, Ami Ki Bhulite Pari". In fact, I heard the song for the first time and is in love with it. The song is about the martyrs of language movement. As far as I came to know that there had been a language movement in Bangladesh in 1952. The majority of the people spoke Bengali as the first language while the then government tried to impose anot