Skip to main content

Describe a natural calamity

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 463 with Model Answer:

Describe a natural calamity that is common in your country.

You should say:
  • what it is 
  • how it happens
  • if you have ever witnessed it
and explain how it can be mitigated or controlled.

[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:

Geographically our country is prone to a few natural calamities, and "cyclone" is perhaps the most common, devastating and fearsome nature-caused disaster that people in our country face. Thank you for the topic and the time. Here, I will describe the cyclone as a natural calamity in our country from my knowledge and experience.

A cyclone is a rotating, organized system of clouds, winds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has closed, low-level circulation. We characterize it by its inward-spiralling winds that rotate about a low-pressure zone. Cyclone is still beyond man's power to be prevented or controlled. It takes only a few minutes to cause irreplaceable losses and damages to life and property. Mostly created on the sea, some cyclones intensify and take the shapes of a storm, usually, hundreds of kilometres away from the sea coast. Many such cyclones die down and do not reach the coastal area or the land, but a few, generally, powerful ones, move towards the land while also becoming more powerful. Once it hit the land, it may end up wreaking havoc.

Yes, I have experienced cyclones at least three or four times in my life. However, as a child, I was more devastated to witness it first-hand and then notice its bleak aftermath. I hope we can invent reliable technology soon that will help us debilitate cyclones at the source or let us control their intensity and trajectory.

Human is yet to reach the scientific feat and technological advancement to control cyclones. However, we can use the warning system and relevant technology to understand its approach. Timely warning and evacuation can definitely save lives. Moreover, high dwelling houses in the coastal area may give safety against cyclones to some extent.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Person in your family who you most admire

IELTS Cue Card Question 10 With Model Answer: Describe the person in your family who you most admire. You should say: what his/her relationship is to you what s/he has done in your life what s/he does now and explain why you admire this person so much. [You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 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' is the most precious thing for everyone. One cannot live without a family, and even if we notice deeply, we could see that familial bonding is also found among animals. Thus, the importance of having a family cannot be ignored to live on the planet. A family is a place where anyone could expect to get anything without the promise of return in exchange. In my family, I admire my father most. He is the key person in our family and maintains the family in a solid way. He is my hero in my life. My father is truly an a

Describe your family

IELTS Cue Card Question 44 With Model Answer:  Describe your family. You should say:  how many family members your family has what they do how close you are and explain why your family is 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: A family is the most important place for any individual and it is considered as the root of people. Without a family, one cannot have a decent and happy life. I also live in a family consisting of several members.

Time you and your friend had a disagreement

IELTS Cue Card Question 15 With Model Answer: Describe a time that you and your friend had a disagreement. You should say: when this happened who you disagreed with what you and your friend argued about and if you two solved the disagreement in the end. [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 teen of 17 years old, I used to make friends more due to my extrovert nature. But unfortunately, I also had the most misunderstanding with them. However, I have not lost any of my friends for the disagreements. Once I bought few novels to read in my leisure hours during the summer vacation of the college. During the vacation, one evening two of my college friends reached my home. After having some chats, one of them started looking at my library that I have built since my childhood (I love reading books from my

Time when you were stuck in a traffic jam

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 204 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were stuck in a traffic jam. You should say: when it was where you were going how long you had to wait and explain how you felt about this. [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 populous city and traffic jam is a very common issue for the citizens of the country, especially people living in urban areas. The situation is too irritating that sometimes people cannot control their emotions over traffic jam and start walking leaving their vehicles behind.