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Describe your favourite shop

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 323 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite shop.You should say:
where it iswhat things it sellswhat sort of people are its customersand explain why you like the shop so much.

[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:
Thank you very much for this nice cue card topic. Zara Home is my favourite shop. This is an international brand and has its branches in different parts of the world. It is specialized in home decoration stuff. The shop is located in a shopping mall named Mall of Arabia in Juhayna Square, Cairo. I like the shop for some specific reasons and a wide variation of the products are really adorable. This is the shop which sells a good number of products to decorate a home with a modern look. This is a nice cue card for me and I will answer the remaining questions here.

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 …

Advertising photo you have seen and you think was effective

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 317 with Model Answer:
Describe an advertising photo/image/banner you have seen and you think was effective. You should say:
where you saw itwhat it was advertisingwhat it showedand explain why you think this photo/image/banner was effective.

[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 saw an advertising banner of a newly released movie on the street before my college. It was an effective advertisement from the movie maker and a good number of students were attracted to the banner and went to watch the movie at a theatre hall. That was a blockbuster movie of the year. I think this is a pretty nice cue card for me and I am happy to have it in my share. Now I will describe the entire event in brief.

Describe your favourite pastime activity

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 315 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite pastime activity.You should say:
what it iswhy you enjoy ithow long you have it as a pastime activityand say why this is your favourite pastime activity.

[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:
Thank you very much for this great cue card topic and I would be very happy to share my favourite pastime activity with you.

I love to collect stamps. Some people find it very difficult to believe that I have this hobby as an adult as they consider it a childhood hobby. In fact, I started collecting stamps when I was only 9 years old and the memory is still very lucid to me. My grandfather went to the UK and brought gifts for all of us. My share of this gift was a very attractive looking stamp album. This was an inspiring event for me to become a philatelist in my l…

When you waited for a bus or a train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 314 with Model Answer:
Describe a situation when you waited for a bus or a train.You should say:
when it waswhere you waitedhow long you waitedand 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:
I am a student of the University of Allahabad in India and graduating in Journalism. Recently, I had to wait for a bus to reach my university and that was a horrible experience for me. I will remember the event for long days. Thank you for the question and I will describe the event now.

It was last Monday when I had to attend a class at the university in the afternoon. In fact, it was a weird timing for me. It is difficult for me to get out in the afternoon. Besides, the sun is bright at that time which is another issue for me. I like to stay at home at this time of the day but had to set o…

Describe a challenging profession you know about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 313 with Model Answer:
Describe a challenging profession you know about.You should say:
what profession it iswhat challenges it involvesdo you want to have this professionand explain why this is a challenging profession.

[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:
Umpiring in cricket is one of the most challenging profession I have ever known. In fact, this is one of the toughest profession I have ever seen in my life. Thank you for such a smart question and here are the answers.

Umpires are those people who are set to play the role of referee in sports, particularly in cricket. The man who stands behind the wicket with a distance wearing hat is known as the umpire of the game. He is responsible to run the game smoothly and provide important decisions like responding to the appeal of out, declaring the end o…

Describe a story popular in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 312 with Model Answer:
Describe a story popular in your country.You should say:
what it ishow you heard itwhat lesson or moral it teachesand explain why possibly this is a popular story 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:
Telling lie is never appreciated and to prevent people from lying to each other, a good number of stories are found across the world. The story of a tiger and a cowhand is a popular one around the other nations and this is the same here in Ghana. In fact, this is a great story that inspires people from telling lies.

The story is about a young cowhand who used to tell lies to other people, particularly the other cowhands in his surroundings. He used to shout about tigers and the remaining cowhands rushed to help him. They got prepared with tools and arms available to…

Describe a fruit popular in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 311 with Model Answer:
Describe a fruit popular in your country.You should say:
what it ishow popular it isdo you like itand say why possibly this is a popular fruit 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:
Greece is a land of diversity. People love to take various types of fruits after almost each of their meals. So, a large number of fruits are available and most of them they appear in seasons. But some of the fruits are available round the year. Watermelon is one of the seasonal fruits that is loved by all. Thank you for the question.

In fact, every Greek loves to take fruits as desserts and thus there are a number of fruits are available in the land. The seasonal fruits are more popular than the other types of fruits. Watermelon is one of the seasonal fruits that is available during s…

Describe something you do to help others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 308 with Model Answer:
Describe something you do to help others.You should say:
what you dohow long have you been doing ithow you started doing itand explain why you think this is helpful for others.

[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:
I actually provide technological support to people and some people have opined that it has greatly helped them. To make it clear, I help other people with their needs related to computer and technology. Actually, I am not quite enthusiast doing it and not sure how much it helps others, but for this cue card topic, I would like to talk about it.

I live in a joint family in India. And thus the number of family members is more than the other ordinary families. So, most of them are in need of various types of supports and I try to help them when they fall in trouble with t…

A sport that you would like to learn

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 307 with Model Answer:
A sport that you would like to learn.You should say:
what sport it ishow you would learn ithow difficult you think it would be to learn and explain why you would like to learn this sport.

[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:
There are a good number of indoor and outdoor sports are available. And the preferences to sports are different based on people’s choice. I love to take part in indoor sports and considering to learn table tennis. This is a charming sport and requires a special set of skills and movements to master the skills and play it. Thank you for the question and I will describe it now.

Describe a natural calamity that you fear

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 306 with Model Answer:
Describe a natural calamity that you fear.You should say:
what it iswhy do you fear ithow it affects people’s livesand explain how you think the damage can be reduced.

[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:
Often we are to fall victim to natural calamities. It may happen for a good number of reasons. I fear earthquake most for many reasons. I have seen the devastating impacts of the earthquake from an early age and thus I am afraid of it. Besides, there are some other natural disasters are also available on my land but this is one of the most terrible ones to me.

Earthquake is a natural disaster that may occur at any time of the day or the year. In Indonesia, there is a fewer number of natural disasters but I think this one is more frequent than any other disasters. When it appear…

Describe a gift you gave to a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 305 with Model Answer:
Describe a gift you gave to a child.You should say:
what it waswho you gave it toon what occasion you gave this giftand explain why you chose this gift. 

[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:
Recently, I went to the birthday party of a little child living the opposite door of mine. I was invited as a guest at the party, and so I took a gift for the child. It was a nice Lego set. In fact, I picked the Lego set for some special reasons. Thank you so much for asking the question, and I will describe the entire event now.

Usually, Lego sets are used to make different structures and play with them. This is a perfect set of toys for the kids under years of old. Besides, the toy set also helps to make the kids smart and intelligent. They can exercise their ideas and intelligence in ma…

Describe a game you play on your cell phone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 304 with Model Answer:
Describe a game you play on your cell phone.You should say:
what is ithow long have you been playing itwhat type of game it isand explain why you play this game on your cell phone/ mobile phone. 

[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:
Playing games on a cell phone is really interesting. It also helps to pass leisure hours. So, I often play games on my cell phone. Thank you for the question. I will describe the game now.

This is a 3D game named ‘Sniper Assassin’. I came to know about the game when I was browsing the App Store to get some suitable apps for my iPhone 6S. I was seeking an action game and suddenly the recommendation for the game appeared. This is an action game and about to kill criminals in different environments. By eliminating the criminals, the player achieves po…

Describe a harmful environmental problem

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 303 with Model Answer:
Describe a harmful environmental problem.You should say:
what is ithow it is harmfulwhat harmful effects it hasand explain what can be done to prevent this environmental problem.

[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:
Air is an important element of the environment. And the pollution of air is one of the most crucial environmental degradations in the present day. Due to this pollution, a wide number of people lose their lives and get affected by many respiratory and other disorders. Thank you very much for this interesting question, and I will answer it in brief now.

Well-paid job that you think you would be good at

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 302 with Model Answer:
Talk about a well-paid job that you think you would be good at.You should say:
what the job iswhat qualifications are required for this jobhow this job is different than other jobsand say why you would be good at this job.

[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:
Having a job is really difficult in India as the number of educated youths is on the rise, and having a well-paid job is one of the toughest tasks of the world here. But the jobs of marketing are well-paid and I am good at it. In fact, I am currently executing the role of a marketing manager at a local company and I firmly believe that I am a suitable candidate for the post. Thank you for the smart question.

The job of marketing products and expansion of the product market in the local markets and stores is really a chall…

Describe a letter you wrote to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 300 with Model Answer:
Describe a letter you wrote to someone.You should say:
when it waswho you wrote towhat the letter was aboutand 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
When I was a teenager, I used to write letters to a girl of my age. In fact, I was in love with her. So, to express my feelings, the letter was a great mode for me. Thank you for the question that reminds me the early part of my life.

I was born and brought up in a restrict Hindu family here in Gujrat. At that time, everything was restricted. Actually, the locality I used to live in with my family was more restricted and did not allow such issues. But I survived the days. Now the girl is my better half and we are having a peaceful life in the same place where our love began. I was just crossing the b…

Describe an event you felt unhappy about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 299 with Model Answer:
Describe an event you felt unhappy about.You should say:
when it waswhat happenedwhere were you thenand explain why you felt unhappy about this event. 

[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:
Everyone wants a very good score on the examination. But if they cannot get the desired score, they feel unhappy. It is quite natural. The similar thing happened to me. I was unhappy with my academic scores. In the last semester of my academic career, I could not get the desired score and it was really an unhappy event for me. Thank you for the question, and I will describe it now.

It was the end of 2015 when I appeared in the semester final examination of my undergraduate level at Texas State University. But the score was not up to the mark and it was unusual to me. I was unable to cross ev…

Describe an irritating person you know about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 298 with Model Answer:
Describe an irritating person you know about.You should say:
who is he/shehow you know him/ herwhat he/ she doesand say why you think he/she is an irritating 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:
I work at a multinational computer hardware manufacturing company in Malaysia. Mr Andrew Peterson is my colleague and he appears the most irritating person to me for some reasons. In fact, I have never met a person like him before.

Mr Peterson is a man of less wisdom. He talks much and interferes with almost everything that he listens regardless of importance to him. Many of my colleagues are also irritated by him. As an individual, he is good but for his nosiness, he is disliked by everyone like me. But nobody can protest against him because he is also the manager of the comp…

Time when you were forced to do something against your will

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 297 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were forced to do something against your will.You should say:
what it waswhat/ who forced you to do itwhen it wasand explain why you were forced to do 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 usually do not do anything against my will. But sometimes, I need to do it to keep the honour of others. And at the end, I am to regret the actions I did. It used to happen to me before and now I do not need to do such things. Thank you for asking me the question.

I am an executive at a multinational corporation working in Singapore. When I was at my university, I used to experience such matters. It happened as I could not say ‘No’ directly to anyone. So, most of the time, the students and teachers asked me to help them. Such an event took place during the …

Describe a person who leads an exemplary life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 296 with Model Answer:
Describe a person who leads an exemplary life.You should say:
who is he/ shehow old is he/shewhat he/ she does for a living.And explain why you think he/she leads an exemplary life.

[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:
Leading a very simple life is not possible for everyone. It requires a lot of patience and mental strength. Sometimes such a life becomes an example to many. Mr. Peter Strauss is one of such man who leads an exemplary life. I will describe him here.

I live in a small apartment in the new part of Nafplio in Greece. Mr. Peter Strauss is my neighbour and lives in the opposite door of mine. He is a retired university professor and lives with his wife. In his early age, he joined the army but could not adjust to the hard rules and regulations. So, he left the job an…