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Describe a very difficult task that you succeeded in doing

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 386 with Model Answer:
Describe a very difficult task that you succeeded in doing as part of your work or studies.You should say:
what task you didwhy this task was very difficulthow you worked on this taskand explain how you felt when you had successfully completed this task.

[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, this difficult task, I am talking about, may not sound like a “difficult” task at all to many, but as far I am concerned, saying “no” to a very good customer for the sake of saving some money for my previous company was one of the most difficult tasks at work that I had ever had to deal with.

Anyway, to give you a bit more details, I used to work as a Senior Customer Relation Manager for a big retail clothing outlet in my country in the past. Everything was great about that previous comp…

Describe a time when you were very happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 363 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were very happy.You should say:
when it waswhat was the occasionwho were with youand explain why you were happy 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 1:
Life is full of many happy events and occasions. Thankfully, I have also been blessed to experience some of these happy occasions in my short life, and this cue card topic offers me a perfect opportunity to revisit one such happy occasion today.

Back in my high school days, about 10 years ago or so, I wasn’t exactly known to be a very “strong” young lad, comparing to the other young boys of my age. So, when other school boys were busy, running and playing with each other in a field, I would just feel happy watching them from a safe distance most of the times. Sometimes, I even used to ignore the requ…

Something that you have achieved and you are proud of

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 350 with Model Answer:
Describe something that you have achieved and you are proud of.You should say:
what you have achievedwhen you have achieved itwhat was difficult about achieving itand explain why you are proud of this achievement.

[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 1:
I have always considered myself an “under-achiever”. Therefore, talking about my achievements doesn’t exactly thrill me much because I just don’t have many of them to talk about. But, I will still go ahead and try to find one to talk about that made me feel proud.

About 7 years ago, learning about computer repairing skills or getting a certification on this important trade skill wasn’t exactly an easy thing in my little old town, where I used to live, because there weren’t just many good IT or technical institutes there to teach the …

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, eg. an exam, sports event etc.You should say:
what the situation waswhen and where it happenedwhat preparation was involved in itand explain how you felt about achieving this success.

[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 succeeded to get the chance for 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 was the only member of my family in India who had the chance to move for a higher study in outside of the country. I applied to various universities and finally got the scope to be in this university. This is a nice cue card for me and I am in love with the questions. I will explain the event in brief and thank you …