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Describe an advertisement you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   485   with Model Answer: Describe an advertisement you like. You should say: what type of advertisement it is what product or service it advertises where and when you first saw it and explain why you like this advertisement. [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 like to watch our favourite programmes on TV, but unfortunately, most of the time, those untimely and boring commercials or advertisements take the fun out of it. However, there are times when we do like some of those advertisements, and today, I would like to talk about one of them here. Anyway, I saw the funny ad about 5/6 years ago for the first time at my cousin’s place when I was visiting him on my holidays. But, unfortunately, my holidays were pretty much ruined as I had to remain “stuck” at my cousin’s place most of the time due

Describe a person who wears unusual clothes

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   484   with Model Answer: Describe a person who wears unusual clothes. You should say: who this person is what type of dresses he/she wears why his/her dresses are unusual and explain what you think about the way he/she dresses. [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 am more of a traditional kind of person, who likes traditional outfits. But, to some people, of course, traditional clothing can be “boring”, and so, they choose to wear kinds of clothes which can easily be considered as “unusual”, sometimes "very fashionable" or even sometimes a bit bizarre! Today, I would like to talk about one such person who wears such uncommon and unusual clothes whom I know closely. This rather unusual clothing wearer is a local grocery shopkeeper in my area. I have known this person - who is currently in

A goal or target you have recently set

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   482   with Model Answer: Describe a goal or target you have recently set for yourself. You should say: what it is why you have set it for yourself whether you have achieved it or not and explain why setting this goal was 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: Interestingly, during my high school years, I had set some goals for my life, but, despite my best efforts, I am yet to achieve some of those tough goals. So, I recently thought that it was time to set a few new goals and try to achieve them instead. Today, I would like to talk about one of those goals. I want to get involved in gardening. In fact, I want to grow a simple but nice-looking lychee garden from scratch and all by myself. Of course, on the face of it, growing a lychee garden, or for that matter, any kind of garden, j

A public building that has a great exterior

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   481   with Model Answer: Describe a public building that has a great outside view or exterior. You should say: where it is what type of public building it is what the exterior of this building is like and explain how much you like 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 have had the opportunity to view a number of public buildings, having a great outside view or exterior, in the big city, where I live, in order to provide facilities and services to the local dwellers. Of course, all of these buildings were built quite some time ago, but today, I would like to talk about a building which has been built rather recently, and of course, it also has an amazing exterior view. The public building, I want to describe, is called a “postal academy”. Located on the outskirt of the city, this particular pub

When you made a promise to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   480   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a promise to someone. You should say: what promise you made whom you made this promise why you made this promise and explain how you felt about making this promise.  [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 always try not to put myself in a situation where I have to make some kind of promise, even though I don’t always succeed in doing that. So, yes, I also have to make promises sometimes, despite the fact that it makes me feel uncomfortable, just like I did with one of my distant cousins. Now, before I tell you what kind of promise I made and why, let me tell you a little about my cousin. My cousin was a very brilliant student and very serious about his studies. Since we both were close, I started to notice some changes in his behaviour – changes

Describe a good law in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   479   with Model Answer: Describe a good law in your country that you know about. You should say: what law it is how you know about this law what mass people think about this law and explain why you think that it is a good law. [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: There are several good laws in my country which go a long way to help us become a part of the civilized world. Today, I would like to talk about one such good law and explain what this law is all about and what it does.  Now, it is worth mentioning that the subject of wage discrimination or inequality between men and women has remained a rather contentious topic for the most part of our human history. Of course, it is also true at the same time that societies around the world, including the ones in my country, have made some concerted effo

A place where you like to visit but would not live permanently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   478   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you like to visit but would not want to live permanently. You should say: where it is what type of place it is what you can do when you visit there and explain why you would not want to live there even if you like to visit that place. [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 have been lucky enough to visit some international tourist destinations. However, while I have loved visiting them in the short term, I never really felt like living there in the long term or permanently. Today, I would like to talk about one of those places. The place, I am talking about, is called “Kathmandu” which also happens to be the capital of a country called “Nepal” or the “daughter of the Himalayas”. Now, here I must say that even though I haven’t really had the opportunity

A conversation which was not interesting to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   477   with Model Answer: Describe a conversation you took part in but which was not interesting to you. You should say: when it was what type of conversation it was whom you had this conversation with and explain why you were not interested in this conversation even if you took part in 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: My elder uncle is a very intelligent and educated person. But, unfortunately, he is probably a bit too much intelligent and educated for my liking. In fact, most of the conversations between me and him would eventually turn out to be a rather boring affair or not interesting at all. So, today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of those “not so interesting” conversations with my uncle that I had in the recent past. By ‘recent past’, I mean to say, it was not more than

Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   476   with Model Answer: Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken. You should say: when it was what type of survey or quiz it was why you took 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 don’t really like to participate in any kind of survey or quiz, primarily because they usually take way more time to finish than their expected estimated time. Having said that, however, I have taken part in some useful surveys which, I thought, could actually make some difference in our lives. Today, I would like to talk about one such survey which I took online about a couple of months ago. Anyway, the online survey, I participated in, was about employee welfare and wellness programmes, and if I remember it correctly, the survey was prepared and conducted by a prominen

An article about health or healthy lifestyle you have read

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   474   with Model Answer: Describe an article about health or a healthy lifestyle that you have read in a newspaper or a magazine. You should say: what the article explained when you have read it how important you think it was 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 am not exactly a “health nut”, and I don’t really have to be one because I think that I am fairly healthy. But, still, I like to read health-related articles, in order to learn more about a healthy lifestyle, when I get a chance. Today, I would like to talk about one such article that I read about a few months ago. Now, I must say that the article, I am talking about, was no “generic” type of article, written by some kind of ‘average’ journalist or health expert, rather it was a very well-written article

A journey in which you used public transport

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   472   with Model Answer: Describe a journey in which you used public transport. You should say: what type of public transport you used when it was where you were travelling  and explain how you felt about this journey. [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 do not have the luxury to use a private car or a private jet whenever I plan to travel because we neither own a car nor a jet! So public transport is our only means to commute or travel to a distant place. However, not all journeys on public transport are equally pleasant. Some are comfortable and I tend to remember such pleasant journeys. I would like to thank you for this nice topic and share one such delightful trip that I made on public transport - more specifically on a train. I took this journey with three of my friends around five months a

When something good happened to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   471   with Model Answer: Describe a time when something good happened to you. You should say: when it was what good thing happened to you what you had to do for that 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: They say life has so many surprises for us and we have to be ready to embrace them no matter the consequences. This is why we have to be prepared to deal with bad situations while also enjoying the good things that happen to us. Thank you for this excellent topic, and here I'll share an event when something nice occurred to me. I graduated from university around 3 years ago and was desperately looking for a decent job. But it was not easy to manage a job in a good company, especially for a fresher like me, who had no prior work experience. My parents' expec

Describe a person who is often in the news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   470   with Model Answer: Describe a person who is often in the news, and who you would like to meet. You should say: who this person is why he or she is often in the news what he or she talks about in the news and explain why you would like to meet this person. [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 must say that it is an interesting topic to talk about. During my preparation time to think about the topic and what I should say, I have thought about a few people whom I often see on the TV, especially in the news programmes, and whom I would like to meet. However, I have decided to talk about Julia Campbell, a social worker and a political activist in our country. Ms Campbell comes from a wealthy family and is a well-known figure in our country. She could have followed in her family's footsteps an

A challenge that you have recently faced

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   469   with Model Answer: Describe a challenge that you have recently faced. You should say: what type of challenge it was when you have faced it how you faced/took the challenge  and explain the outcome of 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: They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. One of our teachers slightly modified this adage and told us that "if life throws you stones, make stone-crafts". I think the teacher tried to make a point here, and it was that our life is not always so rosy and we should be ready to face challenges and make the best out of the worst situations. I know that I am not one of the bravest persons to adhere to this saying, but life certainly teaches us to be more adaptable. So, here, for this topic, I will talk about a recent event when I've face

An extracurricular activity you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   466   with Model Answer: Describe an extracurricular activity you have had when you were in school. You should say: what it was what you had to do how it was helpful to you and explain what you liked the most 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: This is an excellent topic, and I'd like to thank you for that. As a young high-school student, I was one of the contributors and members of our school magazine, which I believe was an excellent extracurricular activity for me. The school magazine was an affair of the students, and we used to publish it quarterly. I used to write some short stories, poems, and interesting facts about different animals, persons and places for the magazine. This was my contribution to the magazine as a writer. I also used to collect different content - written by

Describe the house you live in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   465   with Model Answer: Describe the house you live in. You should say: what type of house it is how many rooms it has who live in this house with you and explain what you like most about this house.  [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 very much for this excellent topic that asks me to describe the house where I live in. Well, I will try to depict it for you so that you get a realistic picture of our house. As for the question, what type of house it is - it's a three-storey brick-built house that occupies a land area of about 3,000 square feet. It is an independent house, and its colour is pearl-white. We have a garden in front of it. The house was designed by a renowned architect in our city and later constructed by a real estate developer. The building looks simple, and yet it ha

When you made a journey by aeroplane or train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   464   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a journey by aeroplane or train. You should say: what type of journey it was when it was how was the journey and explain whether you liked it or not. [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: Science has revolutionised human civilisation and touched every aspect of our life including how we commute or travel. We now fly like birds in the sky, and it reduces the time required for travelling to an amazingly great extent. Moreover, a trip by air is both thrilling and relaxing. I would like to thank you for giving me a chance to talk about a journey that I made by air. I have travelled by air many times, but the excitement of experiencing it for the first time when I was just 11 years old is still vivid in my mind. My parents took me to visit my maternal

Describe a teacher from your school or college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   461   with Model Answer: Describe a teacher from your school or college whom you admired or liked a lot. You should say: who this teacher is what subject he/she taught you what good qualities this teacher had and explain why you admired or liked this teacher 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: First of all, I'd like to thank you for the time and opportunity you've given me to talk about one of the teachers whom I liked and admired a lot. In fact, I could think of more than one such great educator whom I still respect and like so much. But, here I can't talk about all of them within this limited time. So, I'll go ahead and talk about Mr Jonathon - one of the tutors from my school. Now to introduce Mr Jonathon a little, he taught us "physics" when we were in grade e

Describe a place you would like to visit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   457   with Model Answer: Describe a place you would like to visit. You should say: what type of place it is when you plan to visit there what you plan to see and/or do there and explain why you would like to visit this place.  [ Instruction:  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'd like to visit many different countries and places if the time and situation allow me to do so. I feel a great lust to wander around to different places with diverse landscapes, cultures, foods, lifestyles, people and architectural variations. However, Geneva, which is a global city, a financial centre, and a global centre for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, is the place where I would like to visit. It is a city in Switzerland surrounded by the Alps and the Jura mountains. I'd

Describe an interesting animal that lives in water

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   456   with Model Answer: Describe an interesting animal that lives in water. You should say: what animal it is how you know about this animal whether it is a common animal in your country and explain why you think it is an interesting animal. [ Instruction:  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.]   [ Objective:  The objective of this sample answer is to give you an idea so that you know how to answer if you get this or a similar topic in your exam. We expect that you'll be able to generate your own idea and talk about it after you read the sample answer.]   Model Answer: From my childhood, I've always found the whale to be a fascinating creature. Due to its enormous size, I was a bit frightened of this sea animal in my childhood. However, I later learned in my school that it is never a ferocious or dangerous