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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

Describe a tall building or structure you have seen

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   455   with Model Answer: Describe a tall building or structure you have seen. You should say: what it is where it is located when you saw it and explain what purpose this building or structure serves. [ 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: The Empire State Building in New York City is the tallest building that I have seen so far. It was once the tallest building in the world, but now this title belongs to Burj Khalifa in Abu Dhabi. The Empire State Building's magnificent and prominent presence amazed me to a great ext

Describe a song that has a special meaning to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   454 with Model Answer: Describe a song that has a special meaning to you. You should say: what this song is about when and where you first heard this song how often you listen to this song now and explain why this song has a special meaning to you. [ 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: I'm a music enthusiast when it comes to listening to music or exploring different genres of music. I probably love listening to music more than any other free time activity. And, as a result, I like many different songs. However, o

Describe a healthy activity you enjoy doing regularly

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   453   with Model Answer: Describe a healthy activity you enjoy doing regularly. You should say: what it is how long you have been doing this who you do it with and explain why you enjoy doing 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: Thank you very much for this excellent topic. So, for this topic, I'll be talking about an activity that I highly enjoy doing on a regular basis, and which also helps me remain healthy and fit. The activity I am talking about is playing football every evening. Doing some kind of physical activity is essential for a healthy life, and it has become even more important in the modern era when obesity and health issues have become so widespread. Every evening, except for some rare occasions, I, along with a few friends of mine, go to our college playground and play footba

An environmental problem you have noticed in your city/town

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   452   with Model Answer: Describe an environmental problem that you have noticed in your city/town. You should say: what it is what are the causes behind this problem how it affects people and explain what could be done 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'd like to begin by thanking you for this excellent topic that allows me to talk about an important issue. I think noise pollution is perhaps the worst environmental problem that I've noticed in the city where I live in. The hydraulic horn and other high-frequency sounds from different motor vehicles and construction works are primarily the sources of this noise pollution.  Our city is already the home to several million people, and the number of motorised vehicles that run on the streets in our city is also very high. Moreover,

Describe a frightening experience you once have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   451   with Model Answer: Describe a frightening experience you once have had. You should say: what it was when it was what happened and explain why it was a frightening experience for 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: I wish I didn't have to experience such a frightening event, but this is life, and we can't control everything about it. For this topic, I'll share an event with you when I encountered one of the most daunting experiences in my life.  It took place approximately two decades ago when I was just six or seven years old. I, along with three of my friends, went to play in a nearby playground just after 4.00 pm on that eventful day. The playground was quite popular among children. It was huge, and it had excellent security measures so that children could play freely witho

When a family member asked for your help

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   450   with Model Answer: Describe a time when a family member asked for your help. You should say: who asked for your help when it was how you helped this family member 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 think that out of four daughters and a son, I am the “least” favourite of my mother. This is perhaps because I scarcely extend my helping hands to her in maintaining the house. My father opposes my idea and thinks that I am my mother's favourite, and that's why she wants me to study very attentively and not waste time doing any household chores.  My mother seldom asks for my help except on some rare occasions, and that too only for very small things, like closing the cabinet doors, opening the door or ordering some grocery items online. For this topic,

Describe an unexpected gift you once received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   449   with Model Answer: Describe an unexpected gift you once received. You should say: when it was what gift item it was what occasion it was and explain how you felt about receiving this gift. [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 a lot for this excellent topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about an unexpected gift that I have once received. Well, I'll share the story with you now. I usually like to shop in a supermarket or a large mall if it is not too much crowded. But waiting in the queue to checkout is something I like a lot less. So, a few weeks ago, when I was waiting in a long line at a super shop's checkout point, I wasn't naturally happy or excited! However, I was waiting patiently for almost 25 minutes, and when my turn came, there was some delay which I w

Describe a mistake you have once made

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 447 with Model Answer: Describe a mistake you have once made. You should say: what mistake it was when you made it how you made it and explain how you felt about making this mistake. [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 wish that we could avoid making any kind of mistakes in our life and have an error-free life. But as humans, we all make mistakes which I think is a part of human life. For this topic, I would like to talk about a mistake that I made recently. Before I go into the details, I'd like to thank you for this topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about it. Due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, our country entered into a strict lockdown several times. Considering the situation of the pandemic, the lockdown was also relaxed, temporarily lifted and so on. So

A dress or uniform you wear or used to wear

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 446 with Model Answer: Describe a dress or uniform you wear or used to wear at your school or office. You should say: when you wear/used to wear it what it looks/looked like how it is/was different than wearing casual dresses and explain how you feel/felt about wearing this dress or uniform. [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, some people regard the uniform as a part of discipline at an educational institute or organisation. They also believe that it symbolises professionalism. However, others often dislike any kind of uniform as they believe that it takes away their freedom. As an employee, I am not required to wear any uniform now, but I can recall wearing a uniform in my high school. For this topic, I will share my experience of my school uniform with you. I got admitted to my hig

A neighbour who is very friendly to others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 442 with Model Answer: Describe a neighbour who is very friendly to others. You should say: who this neighbour is how long you have known him/her what he/she does for a living and explain why you think he/she is very friendly to others. [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: Honestly speaking, I don’t really get much time to interact with my neighbours to get an idea as to how friendly they really are to each other. However, there are a few neighbours of mine who happen to be friendly to me, at least. So, I guess, I will just go ahead talk about one of them here. The neighbour, I am talking about is Jeremy who lives only a couple of hundred feet away from me on the other end of the street. I have known Jeremy for almost 5 years now, even though he moved into our neighbourhood long before that

Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 441 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes. You should say: what occasion it was what dresses you wore who was present there and explain why you wore your best clothes for the 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: Well, this is such a tough topic for me to talk about, perhaps because I am more of a casual person when it comes to wearing dresses. In other words, I don’t necessarily wear clothes, thinking that they are the best clothes, whether I am going to a party or just going to a grocery shop nearby. But, still, today here, I am going to try real hard and remember an occasion when I actually thought that I wore my best clothes. Anyway, the occasion, that best comes to my mind, on which I wore some of my best clothes was when I attended the marria

A change that can improve your local area

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 440 with Model Answer: Describe a change that can improve your local area. You should say: what change it is why this change is needed what you can do to help with it and explain how this change will improve your local area. [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 is such an important topic to talk about. To tell the truth, I would like to change a lot of things in my local area in order to improve it. But, unfortunately, I just don’t have the authority or the means to do it. Anyway, here is one of those changes which I would like to talk about. Even though the locality in which I currently live now, doesn’t have many things to convince its dwellers to call it a “perfect place” for living, it still has one thing that many localities in and around my cities don’t - it has a beautiful

An important choice you had to make

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 439 with Model Answer: Describe an important choice you had to make in your life. You should say: when you had to make this choice what you had to choose between whether you made a good choice and explain how you felt when you were making this choice. [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: Life perhaps would be a lot easier for us if we didn’t have to make any choices in life. But, then life is not meant to be easy, so we are forced to make choices at some points in order to meet the demands of time, just like I did about a few years ago. I am not exactly an ambitious person who likes to achieve or acquire material things of life by hook or by crook. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I am a lazy person either. It is just that I don’t like too many complexities and commotions in and arou

Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 438 with Model Answer: Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing. You should say: what kind of game or sport it is who you play it with where you play it and explain why you enjoy playing 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 family loves to play and watch only one sport, and that is football or soccer. So, it is quite natural for me also to enjoy playing this great sport more than any others, even though I have played other sports once in a while. But, still, I would like to go ahead and talk about football here. I don’t think that there is any need to reintroduce “football” here since it is by far the most popular sport in the world, with a staggering number of more than 250 million people watching or playing it, but just for the purpose of some academic reference, football is a te

Describe someone in your family who you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 437 with Model Answer: Describe someone in your family who you like. You should say: how this person is related to you what this person looks like what kind of person he/she is and explain why you like 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: Thank God that this cue card didn’t ask me to talk about someone in my family who I like more than the others because then that would be a disaster! After all, I like to give them the impression that I like them all equally, even though, in reality, that is not quite always possible. But, anyway, thank you for this interesting, and yet quite challenging, topic. The person in my family, I'd like and want to talk about, is none other than my youngest uncle. But, even though, he is an uncle to me, to whom I should show due “respect” as per th

Describe one of your friends

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 436 with Model Answer: Describe one of your friends. You should say: how you met how long you have known each other how you spend time together and explain why you like 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: Frankly speaking, I would be more than happy to talk about all of my friends here, one by one, but I don’t think that I will be able to do so within such a short period of time. So, I will go ahead and talk about just one as this topic suggests. Anyway, the friend, I want to talk about, is known to us as “Rabbi” (this is his nickname). I met this good friend of mine at a local coffee shop about 5 years ago. It was a rather busy coffee shop, so it was only natural for me to think that I would have to wait for some time before I could actually get my cup of fresh coffee. But th

Describe a song or a piece of music you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 435 with Model Answer: Describe a song or a piece of music you like. You should say: what the song or music is what kind of song or music it is where you first heard it and explain why 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: In my humble opinion, I think that there are very few things in this world which arouse our emotion as strongly as a piece of great music or song does. Today, here, I would like to talk about one such song which I heard for the first time at one of my friends’ house. The song, I like and want to talk about is titled “Return to Innocence” by the world-famous German music band called “Enigma”. Released in January 1994 as the lead single from their second album called the “The Cross of Changes”, the song had become one of their most successful international singl