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Important skill you learned when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 286 with Model Answer:
Describe an important skill you learned when you were a child.You should say:
what this skill waswhen you learned ithow you learned itand explain why you think it was important.

[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 learnt to cook various types of meals from my childhood. It was my mother who inspired me to learn and in fact, this is a real-life skill that everyone needs to know. Thank you for asking the question and I am also pleased to describe my skill here.

Cooking is considered as an art form but not everyone is the artist here. I am proud to inform you that I can cook different dishes very well, especially the local dishes of India. But this is a bit unusual for a boy like me to be an expert cook. The credits are for my mother. She was my mentor in this case and I learn…

Item that you received and became happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 285 with Model Answer:
Describe an item that you received and became happy about.You should say:
when you received itwhat the item waswho gave it to youand explain why you felt happy upon receiving 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:
I have crossed my 20 last week and had a fabulous birthday party where I received the most desired item in my life. My father presented me the item and it was a great event for me. Since the party was arranged on a smaller scale, I was unable to invite everyone related to me. Here is a brief description of the event. And thank you so much for asking me about the matter.

I am now 21 and having my post-graduation at a local university in Malaysia. I live with my family which consists of only four members. So, when the event was organised there were only a few peo…

Describe a creative inventor or scientist you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 283 with Model Answer:
Describe a creative inventor or scientist you know about.You should say:
who this person is/waswhat this person does/didhow you know this personand explain why you think this person is a creative scientist or inventor.

[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:
Mr Yushuki Kawatara is an emerging scientist in Hong Kong. He is reputed for inventing alternative energy for using for various purposes. He is not famous like the other scientist of the world as he does not want to be celebrated. I will describe him now and thank you for asking me the question.

We need energy in our everyday life. On the other side, we need to pay for the energy we are consuming. Often the bills are more than our expectation. So, an alternative source of energy is the best solution which will reduce the cos…

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 282 with Model Answer:
Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike.You should say:
where this building iswhat it looks likewhat it is used forand explain why you like or dislike this building.

[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:
The number of high rising buildings is on the rise in my town, Choa Chu Kang in Singapore. This is a residential town in the West Region of the country. It shares its border with some other cities and has a moderate population. But the recent rising trend is a bit troublesome, and I will describe the matter now.

Singapore is a country where people of all cultures and ethnicities live in harmony. The majority of them are tourists while the remaining others are native and immigrant from different other countries. To accommodate the huge population, a large n…

Describe your favourite location for swimming

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 280 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite location for swimming.You should say:
what and where it ishow often you visit this placewho do you go there withand explain why this is your favourite location for swimming. 

[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:
Swimming is really a very good exercise and essential for keeping a good health. So, I regularly swim at the local swimming club here in France. The club comes up with some special facilities for its swimmers. It is a great opportunity indeed to share the experience.

This is an outdoor and public pool and provides the required facilities for the local swimmers. But to practice swimming at this pool, one needs to follow some strict rules and regulations. The pool ‘Piscine Municipale’ is located at the Avenue Jules Grec in Antibes in France. This …

Science subject that you studied and liked

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 276 with Model Answer:
Talk about a science subject that you studied and liked.You should say:
what it waswhy you chose ithow can you use it in your life and explain what you liked the best about this subject.

[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:
In my school days, I studied chemistry as a subject of science. I liked the subject much than any other subjects for some special reasons. In fact, I was fascinated with chemistry. It provided me with a great pleasure amid the other science subjects.

Chemistry mostly deals with some specific scientific issues like the composition and properties of matters, molecules, atoms and crystals, how they change in different situations, how chemical reactions take place or what the combinations of the matters are and more other related issues. The subject also deals…

Describe a time when you were very busy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 275 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were very busy.You should say:
when it waswhat you had to do during that timehow you managed it and explain how you felt about being much busy.

[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 am a part-time sales executive at a multinational computer hardware selling showroom. I had to remain busy last month, on 24th to be more specific, as there was a huge pressure on sales. In fact, it was the greatest sale of the year as the company declared a 50 percent off with all of its products marking its 50th anniversary.

The sale began from the morning after the shop was opened. People rushed into the showroom. As I am a part-timer, I came in the afternoon and the sales pressure began. I have never seen such a rush in the shop before. A wide number of people arrived…

An incident from history that has influenced you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 274 with Model Answer:
Describe an incident from history that has influenced you.You should say:
when and where it happenedhow you heard about this incidentwhat it was and say how this event influenced you.

[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 was overwhelmed by the news that my country, Sri Lanka, has become free of Malaria. Earlier, it was one of the most prevalent health issues that claimed lots of lives. But now the declaration of the state being free from the disease was a historical event for the nation.

The declaration came in September of 2016 that Sir Lanka is free from Malaria. This was the certification from the World Health Organization. This was really a remarkable achievement for the nation. In the mid of 20th century, Sri Lanka was one of the most malaria-affected nations in the wo…

Clothing you have that was given by someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 273 with Model Answer:
Describe a piece of clothing you have that was given by someone.You should say:
what it waswho gave it to youwhen you got that and say whether you liked this piece of clothing or not.

[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:
This is a great topic to discuss. I have recently received a special gift and it was a Kashmiri shawl. The shawl was brought for me from India.

This is a local shawl produced in the region of Kashmir which has a border both in India and Pakistan. Actually, a shawl is a kind of chador which is used to cover up the body in winters. The Kashmiri shawl is very useful during winter as it provides a mild heat that is required to protect people from the cold. I am glad that the shawl is comfortable and comes with a unique and attractive design. The length of the sha…

Describe a special trip you would like to go in the future

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 272 with Model Answer:
Describe a special trip you would like to go in the future.You should say:
where would you gowho would be with youwhen are you planning to take this trip and explain why you want to take this trip and why this is special to you.

[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 am a girl of 18 and just have crossed my higher secondary. Now it is time for me to get a graduate admission. I am planning a very special trip outside of Pakistan once I am done with the admission.

I am planning to visit the neighbouring countries like India, Nepal and Bangladesh. There is a good number of visiting places for the tourists. Besides, the natural views are also priceless in those places. Always I have heard that travelling expands the outlook and broadens our mind. I had chances to visit the entire…

Describe a famous library in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 264 with Model Answer:
Describe a famous library in your country.You should say:
what it iswhere it ishow large it is and explain why it is a famous library in your country.

[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:
People say that a library is the storehouse of knowledge and the saying is perfect. Libraries are the places to earn knowledge and I frequently visit the National Library of Malaysia to get knowledge over different issues. I read different types of books for one hour in the working days in the library.

The National Library of Malaysia is a public library and anyone can enter here to read books. The library is enriched with a large number of books on varied interests. The library has been set to provide knowledge to the present and the upcoming generations on diversified issues of the country…

Describe a musical event in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 263 with Model Answer:
Describe a musical event in your country.You should say:
what it iswhen and where it takes placewhat kind of music is played and say what type of people participate this musical event mostly.

[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:
Musical events are one of the most impressive things and I never miss chances to attend such event. Recently my college arranged for a musical event here in India and I joined there as an audience.

This event was organised marking the fresher’s reception of the college and it annually does the same thing. The event goes on around the day and since this is aimed to entertain the youths, the participants are from local band groups who perform some special music on the day. In fact, this is one of the most important musical events that many of the studen…

Describe your study room

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 259 with Model Answer:
Describe your study room.You should say:
how large it ishow much time you spend there dailywhat things this room has and give details of your study room.

[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 have a study room of my own at my home and I like it most for several reasons. This is the room that is filled with different books and reading materials. Everyone who comes to my home likes my study room.

Describe an accident

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 257 with Model Answer:
Describe an accident you have seen or heard about.You should say:
where it occurredwhat harm it causedhow you felt about the accident and explain how dangerous this accident was.

[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:
Accidents are always unwanted and cause several damages to the lives and properties. There are different types of accidents and all of them are unwanted. In the past week, I heard about a road accident which took place right before my college.

Describe a leader in your country whom you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 255 with Model Answer:
Describe a leader in your country whom you like. You should say:
who is he/shewhat he/she does for otherswhat leadership quality he/she has and explain why you like him/her.

[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:
Narendra Damodardas Modi (aka Narendra Modi) is one of the most popular leaders in India and he is the current Prime Minister of the state who took office since May of 2014. He is from Bharatiya Janata Party also known as BJP and earlier was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Under his leadership in 2014, the BJP gained the majority of the Lok Sabha and since his taking office, the party is aiming to improve some of the specific sectors of the state like the development of infrastructures, inspiring foreign investment, improving health and sanitation issues etc. His econom…

Describe an ambition or career goal you have

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 254 with Model Answer:
Describe an ambition or career goal you have. You should say:
what is itwhat you will need to do to achieve itwhy you have this career goal or ambition and explain how you will achieve 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:
I am a student of a medical college and undergoing my graduation that will lead me to be a doctor by profession. But I find more interest in mathematics and literature and planning to be a writer, teacher or something similar to those. I am uninterested in becoming a doctor in the future.

Describe a prize that you would like to win

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 236 with Model Answer:
Describe a prize that you would like to win.You should say:
what the prize is forhow you know about itwhat you would have to do to win it and explain how important it is to you to win this prize.

[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: Prizes are always inspiring and help people to perform better than the current level. I also dream of receiving a prize for my academic excellence. The prize is known as the President’s Merit Award for academic excellence and distributed among the students who have a high performance on their academic activities.

When you felt surprised to meet someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 224 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you felt surprised to meet someone.You should say:
when this happenedwho this person waswhat did you do together on that day and explain why you thought it was a surprise 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Samantha is my cousin and we live in the same town, Paris. Unfortunately, both of us cannot manage time to meet and when I met her last week at a social gathering; I was surprised to see her. She looked amazing and beautiful because she has lost her extra pounds.

Exam that was quite important to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 221 with Model Answer:
Describe an exam that was quite important to you.You should say:
what exam it washow old you were when you sat for that examhow long it took and explain why it was an important exam for you.

[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 am a student of graduate level and passing my third phase of this level in the University of Malaya. I am studying economics here and recently attended on my year ending exam. It was an important exam for me as the failure on the exam will not allow me to get promoted to the next phase.

Describe an unusual job

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 220 with Model Answer:
Describe an unusual job you think you would be good at.You should say:
what the job iswhat kind of works it involveswhat type of people do this job and explain why you think you would be good at 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: Selling hot dogs on the streets is something unusual for a person like me. In fact, I am highly skilled in persuading people into something and if I am assigned to sell hot dogs in the streets, I think I would be more successful than the professional vendors.