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Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 401 with Model Answer:
Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much.
You should say:
what type of job it was
how long you did that jobwhat you had to doand explain why you did not enjoy it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: Well, ideally speaking, I would never really want to be in a position where I would try some jobs but not enjoy it. But, unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and therefore, like many others, I also tried a couple of jobs at some point of my life but didn’t really enjoy them much.

Anyway, one of those jobs, which I tried but didn’t like much, involved being an Information Officer at one of the biggest amusement parks of my country. This was the second job of my professional career after finishing my university, so I took this job really seriously.

But, as time…

Describe a dinner/ dinner party that you enjoyed

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 400 with Model Answer:
Describe a dinner/ dinner party that you enjoyed.
You should say:
when it was
where it waswho were with youand explain why you enjoyed this dinner/ dinner party so much.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: In this busy life, it is really difficult to take some time for our entertainment. But, a few weeks ago, I luckily managed to squeeze some time out of my busy schedule which allowed me to enjoy a lovely dinner with my family. This was a private dinner party rather than a public one.

Of course, before attending that dinner, we actually had to use a lottery in order to decide whether we were going to an Italian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant. While I and my younger sister were hoping to go to an Italian restaurant, my wife and my younger brother were hoping to head to a Chines…

Describe an important text message you received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 399 with Model Answer:
Describe an important text message you received.
You should say:
when it was
who sent it to youwhat it was aboutand explain why it was so 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: Whether I like it or not, I receive tons of text messages on my mobile phone, most of which are usually not important. But, today, I would like to talk about a text message which was really important.

I received this text message about a year ago or so when I was travelling to another city because of some important professional tasks. Before leaving my hometown, I already told my family that it was going to be a while before I returned home. So, I wasn’t exactly expecting any kind of communication on the part of my family. But, still, I was on the lookout to see if there was any message on my…

Describe a person who is good at work

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 398 with Model Answer:
Describe a person who is good at his/her work.
You should say:
who this person is
what he/she doeshow you know this personand explain why you think this person is good at his/her work.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: We all strive to be good at what we do, especially, when it comes to our jobs. But, unfortunately, not all of us manage to achieve that “gold standard” of “good” for whatever reasons that might be. But, when it comes to my distant cousin, I don’t think that there is anybody else, who I know of, who takes care of his or her job better than my cousin.

My cousin is a teacher by profession, and he teaches at a junior high school. But, his “teaching role” started a long time before he actually formally started his career as a teacher. In fact, he used to teach kids and…