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When you were surprised to meet a friend

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 409 with Model Answer: Describe a situation when you were surprised to meet a friend. You should say: when it was who this friend was where you met this friend and explain why you were surprised to meet this friend. [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: Thank you for this interesting cue card topic. I would be more than happy to describe a situation here when I was really surprised to meet a friend of mine, about whom, I thought, I knew very well. It all happened about a few years ago when I went to attend a Canadian university in order to complete my post-graduation degree. I shared this plan of mine with almost all of my friends and relatives. I am pretty sure that I told about attending a Canadian university to this particular friend of mine as well, but little did I know that this frien

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 job what you had to do and 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 serio

When you were friendly to someone you didn’t like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  388 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were friendly to someone you didn’t like. You should say: when and where it happened who this person was why you didn’t like this person and explain why you were friendly to this person on that occasion. [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: Generally speaking, it is actually quite a challenging task to become friendly to someone if we don’t like him or her. I also faced such a challenge about a year ago, and today, I would like to share that story with you. This not-so likeable person was a senior nurse at a public hospital in my town. I needed to visit this nurse because I needed to get an oral vaccine for my little cousin from that public hospital. But, as I visited him, he told me in a very harsh and authoritative tone that I missed t

When someone did not tell you the complete truth

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  377 with Model Answer: Describe a situation when someone did not tell you the complete truth. You should say: when it was who did not tell you the complete truth how you later learned about it 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer:  I was always taught to tell the whole truth, as opposed to the partial truth, as it always minimises the possibility of a misunderstanding. But, still, some people often go for this kind of partial truth, just as it happened to me a few years ago. It happened about 5 years ago, when I had just graduated from the university, and I was desperately searching for some kinds of internships or jobs. But, unfortunately, things were not looking too bright for me as my country was going through some kind of recession back then

Appointment that was put ahead of the schedule

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 344 with Model Answer: Describe an appointment that was put ahead of the schedule. You should say: what type of appointment it was when it was why it was brought forward 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: There is an “unwritten” rule in my own “book of the law” which says that if you have an appointment, you must try your best to keep it. But, the problem is, I couldn’t follow my own rule sometimes from my end because the other parties either had to cancel an appointment or change its schedule. It was about a few years ago, when I was suffering from some chronic abdominal pain, and I needed to see a specialist gastroenterology doctor. But, the problem was that getting an appointment with a good doctor was never an easy thing because there wer