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Describe a cafe you like to visit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   581   with Model Answer: Describe a café you like to visit. You should say: what type of café it is what type of food and drink it serves how often you go there and explain why you like to visit this café. [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 so much for the opportunity to let me share my thoughts about a cafe I enjoy visiting. Today, I’ll talk about my favourite spot in town, a charming little cafe that has become my go-to place for relaxation and a good cup of coffee. The cafe I’m referring to is a cosy, independently-owned establishment called “The Coffee Smile.” It’s an artisanal cafe that exudes warmth and comfort, with a rustic yet modern decor that makes it feel both welcoming and trendy. The walls are adorned with local art, and there’s a mix of comfortable seating options, includi

An outdoor activity you did in a new place

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   580   with Model Answer: Describe an outdoor activity you did in a new place. You should say: what outdoor activity it was who you did it with where you did it and explain how you felt about doing it in a new 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: During a recent trip to a new city, I had the exhilarating opportunity to try rock climbing for the first time. Accompanied by a group of adventurous friends, we ventured to a local outdoor climbing spot situated on the outskirts of the city. I am so glad that I have been given the time and chance to share this experience with you today. To give you the details of this relatively new activity for me at a completely new place, I would try to focus on the activity, the new place and the people who were with me. So, as we arrived at the base of the rocky

Describe a time when you helped a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   579   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you helped a child. You should say: when it was who this child was why and how you helped this child and  explain how you felt about helping this child. [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 so happy to have been given this topic to talk about. I know exactly what I want to talk about, and I'd like to thank you for the time and opportunity to let me talk about this topic. Well, one memorable occasion when I helped a child stands out vividly in my memory. It was during a summer camp volunteering programme a couple of years ago when I had the opportunity to mentor and assist children from underprivileged backgrounds. A child who caught my attention was a young boy named Michael. Michael was about 8 years old, with a bright smile but a shy demeanour

Something in your country that you are interested in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   578   with Model Answer: Describe something in your country that you are interested in. You should say: what it is how you know about it how famous this is in your country and explain why you think this something that is important for your country. [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 topic that gives me an opportunity to talk about something in my country that I am interested in. Well, one thing in my country, Canada, that I'm particularly interested in is the Indigenous cultures and traditions. I first became aware of the richness and diversity of Indigenous heritage through my studies in Canadian history and anthropology. Here, I will share what I know about it and explain why I am interested in it. Indigenous cultures hold significant importance in Canada as th

Describe a person who enjoys cooking for others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   577   with Model Answer: Describe a person who enjoys cooking for others. You should say: who this person is what he/she likes to cook how you know this person and explain why you think he/she enjoys cooking for 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: A person who comes to my mind when thinking about someone who enjoys cooking for others is my friend Elina. I'd like to thank you for the time and opportunity you have given me to talk about a person who enjoys cooking for others. In my opinion, Elina is a passionate cook who loves to experiment with various cuisines and dishes to delight her friends and family. Elina's culinary repertoire is quite diverse, ranging from traditional comfort foods to exotic international cuisines. She particularly enjoys preparing elaborate meals for special

Describe a place where you like to go shopping

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   576   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you like to go shopping. You should say: where this place is how you know about this place who you go with when you go to this place and explain why you love to go to shopping at this 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: Well, the place I absolutely love to go shopping is the bustling street market in the heart of my city called "Central Market." It's this vibrant marketplace that's teeming with life, energy, and an endless array of goods. I would like to thank you for the time and chance you have given me to talk about this shopping centre where I love to go and do shopping. I first heard about Central Market from a friend who raved about its unique charm and eclectic offerings. She described it as a shopper's paradise, wh

When you disagreed with a decision someone made

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   575   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you disagreed with a decision someone made. You should say: when it was what decision was made who made this decision and explain why you disagreed with this decision. [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 can recall a few occasions when I could not agree with the people who made some important decisions. Despite being a reasonably agreeable person, I disagreed in these situations and sometimes I expressed my disagreement while other times I remained silent. For this topic, here I will talk about one memorable instance when I disagreed with a decision as a member of a student organization in college. It was about a year ago when our group was planning an event to raise funds for a charitable cause. The decision in question was made by the president of t

Describe a place where you can go to learn something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   573   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you can go to learn something. You should say: what type of place it is how you know about this place what kind of people go there and what they can learn and explain why you like to go to this 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: Thank you very much for this wonderful topic that asks me to talk about a place where I can go to learn something. Well, one such place where we can broaden our knowledge is the local community library that we have. I believe that libraries are enriching hubs accessible to all, fostering a culture of learning and discovery, and for this topic, I would like to talk about it. I became aware of this place during my early schooling when teachers encouraged us to explore beyond textbooks. Libraries were the treasure troves

An advertisement that you think is informative and useful

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   572   with Model Answer: Describe an advertisement that you think is informative and useful for people. You should say: where type of advertisement it is what product or service it advertises what it shows and explain why you think this advertisement is informative and useful for people. [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 would like to talk about a highly informative and useful advertisement for a product that I believe can significantly benefit people's health. It's a televised advertisement for a brand of water purifiers known as "PureFlow." The advertisement is a typical 60-second television commercial that typically airs during prime time. It advertises water purifiers, which are essential devices for ensuring safe and clean drinking water, especially in areas with water qu

When you were made responsible for something you did not do

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   569   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were made responsible for something you did not do. You should say: when it was why you think you were made responsible for that what was your initial reaction and explain how you feel about it now. [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: The incident I'd like to describe here actually took place a few years ago, perhaps five years ago, when I was working as a project manager for a software development company. It was a fairly large-scale project, and the team was under tremendous pressure to meet deadlines. One day, a critical bug was discovered in the software we were developing, and it had the potential to delay the project significantly. The bug was traced back to a specific module of the software, and it was supposed to be handled by another te

Describe a foreign TV programme you have watched

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   568   with Model Answer: Describe a foreign TV programme you have watched. You should say: what TV programme or show it was when you watched it why you decided to watch it and explain how much you enjoyed 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: Well, this interesting topic reminds me of a time when I had the pleasure of watching a Korean TV programme called "Moving to". In fact it happened a couple of months ago, and the memories are still fresh! I discovered this foreign TV programme when I was exploring international content on a streaming platform called Netflix. I decided to watch "Moving" primarily out of curiosity about Korean television and to experience a different cultural perspective. The premise of the show, which revolves around individuals or families relocating t

A movie you would like to watch with your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   567   with Model Answer: Describe a film/movie you would like to watch with your family. You should say: what film/movie it is how you know about it when and where you want to watch it with your family and explain why you want to watch it with your family. [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 : One movie that I would really like to watch with my family is "It's a Wonderful Life." I first heard about this classic film through a friend who highly recommended it for its heartwarming storyline and timeless themes. But when I actually watched it, I thought it was one of the best movies ever, and I would want to enjoy it with my entire family. Thank you very much for this opportunity to let me talk about this topic. I believe that watching "It's a Wonderful Life" with my family

When you enjoyed visiting a member of your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   562   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you enjoyed visiting a member of your family in their home. You should say: who you visited and where they lived why you made this visit what happened during this visit and explain what you enjoyed about this visit. [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 would like to share a memorable experience when I visited my aunt's house during a school break. My aunt, who lives in a quaint suburban neighbourhood, had invited me over to spend a few days with her and her family. I had always enjoyed spending time with them, and this visit turned out to be particularly enjoyable. My aunt's home is nestled in a peaceful and lush green area, providing a refreshing change from the cityscape where I lived. The purpose of my visit was simply to catch up, relax,

A picture or photograph you have in your room

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   561   with Model Answer: Describe a picture or photograph you have in your room. You should say: how long you have this in your room what is in the photograph or picture where you got it from and explain what this photo means 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: I've a photograph in my room that holds a special place in my heart. I've had this photograph for around three years now, and it captures a moment of pure joy and togetherness. The photo features my family during a vacation we took to a serene beach. In the picture, we're all standing on the sandy shore, with the vast ocean in the background. The sun is setting, casting a warm, golden glow on us. I can see my parents, my younger sister, and me, all wearing big smiles on our faces. My sister and I are holding hands, laughi

Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   559   with Model Answer: Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake. You should say: when it was where you were why you had to stay awake even though you were sleepy 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: Introduction: One memorable occasion when I had to battle my drowsiness and stay awake was when my younger sister fell sick and had to be taken to the hospital. It was an emotionally challenging and exhausting experience, but I knew that my presence and support were crucial to her well-being. That's exactly the night I could not sleep at all even though I was asleep. I will share this experience with you here. When it was: This happened a few months ago when my sister suddenly developed a high fever and severe cough. We rushed her to the hospital late

When you celebrated some kind of success or achievement

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   558   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you celebrated some kind of success or achievement. You should say: when it was what you were celebrating who was with you 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: Introduction: One memorable moment in my life, when I celebrated a significant success, was on my graduation day. It was a joyous occasion that marked the successful completion of my undergraduate studies and the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I am so grateful to you to be able to talk about this wonderful event and my experience of this event. When it was: The graduation ceremony took place on a bright and sunny day in June, two years ago. The anticipation leading up to this day had been building for years, and finally, the moment had arrived to celebrat

A leisure activity you have enjoyed with your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   557   with Model Answer: Describe a leisure activity you have enjoyed lately with your family. You should say: when it was what type of leisure activity it was how frequently you do this with your family and explain how much you enjoyed 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: Introduction: Spending quality leisure time with family is a cherished opportunity to create lasting memories and strengthen the bond between loved ones. Recently, I had the pleasure of engaging in a delightful leisure activity with my family that brought us immense joy and togetherness. For this topic, I am going to share this experience with you. When it was: Just last month, during a weekend, we decided to have a family picnic at a nearby park. It was a much-needed break from our busy schedules and provided us with an oppor

Something you remember about your first day at a new school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   556   with Model Answer: Describe something you remember about your first day at a new school. You should say: where it was how old you were back then what you remember about the day 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: Introduction: The first day at a new school is often filled with excitement, nervousness, and anticipation. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in one's life and presents an opportunity to make new friends and adapt to a different environment. I vividly remember my first day at a new school, which left a lasting impression on me, and for this topic, I am going to share this experience with you. Where it was: The new school I attended was located in a bustling city neighbourhood in our country. It had modern infrastructure, spacious classroom

A trip with your friends that you enjoyed a lot

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   555   with Model Answer: Describe a trip with your friends that you enjoyed a lot. You should say: when it was where you were going what was special about this trip and explain why you enjoyed this trip 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: Introduction: A trip with friends can be an incredibly memorable and enjoyable experience, creating bonds and memories that last a lifetime. One such trip that stands out in my mind is a recent adventure I embarked on with three of my closest friends. It was a perfect blend of excitement, exploration, and laughter. When it was & Where you were going: The trip took place last summer during our college break. We decided to explore the stunning coastal region of Bali, Indonesia. Known for its picturesque landscapes, vibrant culture, and beautiful beaches

When you had to do something in a hurry

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   554   with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you had to do something in a hurry. You should say: what you had to do why you had to do this in a hurry how well you did this and explain how you felt about having to do this in a hurry. [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, thank you for this interesting topic. One memorable occasion when I had to do something in a hurry was when I had to catch a flight to attend an important family event. The situation demanded quick and efficient action to ensure I reached the airport on time and didn't miss the flight. This experience taught me the importance of time management and the ability to handle pressure effectively. I had to pack my bags, arrange transportation, and reach the airport within a limited timeframe. Additionally, I had to e