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A place you know that has a beautiful environment

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 329 with Model Answer: Describe a place you know that has a beautiful environment. You should say: where it is located what it looks like when you first went there and explain why you think this place has a beautiful environment. [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 surrounding area of Mount Maunganui has a wonderful environment that is stunningly beautiful. The place is located in New Zealand, and it is locally known as "The Mount". This is a great area for people who live there. Besides, spending leisure hours there could always surprise you with new adventures. Despite being a place renowned for a great residential area, and various activities, like commercial, industrial and recreational ones, this is a delightful place with a lovely environment. The white san

An occasion when you couldn't pay for something you wanted

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 328 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you couldn't pay for something you wanted. You should say: what you wanted to pay for why you were not able to pay what you did and explain how you felt about the situation. [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 recent trip to India was quite interesting. It also provided me with some of the memorable experiences of my life. I went there with my family and visited a few famous tourist spots. Unfortunately, one evening, I could not pay for the meals after dining at a local restaurant. It was a bit embarrassing for me and my family, but we tackled the situation without causing any further confusion. I would like to share this experience with you. Initially, I could not pay for the meal that I and my family members ate because I d

A popular musical instrument in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 327 with Model Answer: Describe a popular musical instrument in your country. You should say: what musical instrument it is how it is played what sort of music it can play and explain why it is so popular 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: A notable number of musical instruments are popular in India, and the flute happens to be one of them. The use of flute has long been present in the history of Indian music and almost all types of music can be created using this magical musical instrument. Various types of flutes are available in India, and our country has produced some of the greatest flutists in the world. Playing the flute is often easier than playing other types of complex musical instruments. The musician can create really melodious sounds with it, and the

Describe life in a particular period of history

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 326 with Model Answer: Describe life in a particular period of history. You should say: which period it is what was so great about living then what were the main drawbacks then and explain if you would like to have lived then. [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 in the Middle Ages was completely different than we see it today. Some reflections of the life of that period are found in history books and TV documentaries but they are just a glimpse, not the whole picture. People often say that the Middle Ages or the medieval period was filled with social classifications and the feudal system, people used to believe in many superstitions, and medical science was not advance at all. From some perspectives, living in the medieval period was advantageous, at least some people think so!

Describe the best holiday you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 325 with Model Answer: Describe the best holiday/vacation you have had. You should say: where you went what this place was like what you did and explain why it was the best holiday/vacation you have had. [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 family went to Kuwait last summer to spend a vacation and I was with them during this wonderful vacation. It is one of the most memorable experiences for me so far. During this trip, we went to a beach named Messilah and enjoyed ourselves a lot. This is a great topic and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to let me talk about it. Kuwait is a beautiful country but I did not have the chance to visit it until last year. We stayed in a four-star hotel near Messilah beach which offered us a fabulous view. Messilah is one of the bigge

Describe a leisure activity that is popular in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 324 with Model Answer: Describe a leisure activity (a game, hobby, or sport) that is popular in your country. You should say: what this activity is where people usually do it why people enjoy doing this activity and explain what you like/dislike 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:   There are a number of leisure activities in Canada, my native country, and people there get involved with these leisurely activities to enjoy their times with friends and families. But, as far as my leisurely activity is concerned, I like to play basketball. Basketball is a rather popular leisurely activity in Canada since people from all walks of life and from all over Canada like to get involved with it in order to pass their times, be it on the weekdays or the weekends. However, ev

Describe your favourite shop

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 323 with Model Answer: Describe your favourite shop. You should say: where it is what types of products/items it sells what sort of people go there and shop and explain why you like the shop 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.] Model Answer 1: Thank you very much for this nice candidate task card topic. "Zara's Home" is my favourite shop where I often go and shop for various items. It is specialized in making and selling home decoration objects and furniture. Their collection is huge, and I even love to browse the beautiful items they have on display. The shop is located in a shopping mall named Mall of Arabia in Juhayna Square in Cairo. This is a great shop for purchasing home decoration items and modern furniture. It sells a wide range of products and the range of produ

Describe a serious environmental problem in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 322 with Model Answer: Describe a serious environmental problem in your country. You should say: what it is what the effects of this problem are what causes that problem and explain what can be done to solve this 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 1: Air pollution in our country is one of the serious environmental problems, and many major cities in our country are affected by it. Increasing carbon emission from industries and automobiles makes it worse every day. Other harmful particles produced from burning fossil fuel have made the situation graver. The effects of air pollution are really dangerous. Air pollution in my country is responsible for many health-related problems among citizens, and also kills many people every year. It is liable for causing respiratory diso

Describe a family event you are looking forward to

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 321 with Model Answer: Describe a family event you are looking forward to. You should say: what the event is where it will be held what you will do at this event and explain why you are looking forward to this family 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: The celebrChristmas is perhaps the largest festival that people celebrates in Russia, and I am looking forward to celebrating the next Christmas with my family. It also happens to be the largest family gathering for us, and marking this day, all my family members get together at my grandparent’s house. Actually, we wait for the day eagerly as it brings happiness, joy and reasons to celebrate as a family. We will celebrate next Christmas in our grandparents' house - Vyatskoe in Yaroslavl, as it mostly happens. My grand

Describe a particular event in which you were successful

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 320 with Model Answer: Describe a particular event in which you were successful, e.g. an exam, sports event etc. You should say: what type of event it was when and where it happened what preparation of yours was involved in it and explain how you felt about achieving success in 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 was granted admission at the University of Tokyo last year as an international student with a full bright scholarship, and it was a great achievement for me. In fact, I am the only member in the family to get a chance to do my higher study outside of our country. I applied to various universities in many different countries, and finally my hard work was paid off. This is a nice topic for me to talk about. The beginning of the event was in my home country a few mont

Describe a dream you remember well

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 319 with Model Answer: Describe a dream you remember well. You should say: what type of dream it was what you thought about this dream how you felt about the dream and explain why you remember this dream so well. [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 couple of months ago, I had a dream at night, and it was about missing a train that I was supposed to catch. It could have been a banal dream, just like other dreams that I dream and forget, but since I thought about it deeply and tried to relate it with my life, I thought it meant something. It was a kind of dream that gives you a feeling that it was almost real. I felt that the dream was something indicative to me because I could remember every detail of the dream and tried to find the reason for it. But I could not get the meani