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A person who encouraged you to achieve a goal

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   500   with Model Answer: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal. You should say: who this person is what goal it was how he or she has encouraged you to achieve the goal and explain how useful this person's encouragement was for you to achieve the goal. [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: Sometimes, all we need is just a little encouragement from someone to do better and become successful in life. And that’s exactly how I succeeded in achieving a goal recently, which I otherwise thought was not possible. Now, calling “riding a car always” - no matter wherever I go and how short the distance is - is a “bad habit” that might actually offend some people, but it certainly felt like one to me. I found out that I was gaining extra pounds in my body, and my fitness was deteriorating

A person who is beautiful or handsome

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   492   with Model Answer: Describe a person you know who is beautiful or handsome. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what you know about this person and explain why you think this person is beautiful or handsome. [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 a rather interesting subject to talk about even though I am not too sure that I would be able to do proper justice to it. Nevertheless, I will try my best to describe a person who, I think, is really beautiful. Her first name is Rebecca (I will not disclose her last name here because of the “privacy” reason) . She can’t exactly be called a neighbour of mine, but she certainly can be considered one because she spends a very good part of her days in an elementary school in my neighbourhood from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at least

Describe someone who is a good cook

  IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   490   with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who is a good cook. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what kinds of food this person cooks and explain why you think this person is a good cook. [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 we all love to know about good foods and how they are prepared. But, I think that it is also a good thing that we also sometimes know about the person or the cook who works so hard to prepare those foods from behind the screen. Mrs Hema is one such good cook, and today I would like to talk about her. I have known this person for a long time since she happens to be the wife of one of my elder cousins. She is also a teacher – a rather busy teacher, I might add - by profession, and it is safe to say that she loves her job very much.

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

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

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 person who is good at work

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  398 with Model Answer: Describe a person who is good at his/her work. You should say: who this person is what he/she does how you know this person and explain why you think this person is good at his/her work. [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 strive to be good at what we do, especially, when it comes to our jobs. But, unfortunately, not all of us manage to achieve that “gold standard” of “good” for whatever reasons that might be. But, when it comes to my distant cousin, I don’t think that there is anybody else, who I know of, who takes care of his or her job better than my cousin. My cousin is a teacher by profession, and he teaches at a junior high school. But, his “teaching role” started a long time before he actually formally started his career as a teacher. In fact, he

Describe someone you know who has started a business

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  392 with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who has started a business. You should say: who this person is what work this person does why this person decided to start a business and explain whether you would like to do the same kind of work as 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: Most of my friends, with who I have a close relationship with, hold either private jobs or government jobs, and show very little, if any at all, interest in starting and running a business. But, Fernandez, my close university friend, is an exception, and today I would like to talk about him here. Fernandez is a good university friend of mine, but when we were studying at university together, he wasn’t really very much into studying hard and all that like us, simply because he wasn’t exactly in

Describe a person who is often in the news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  389 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 how you know this person why he or she is often in the news and explain why you would like to meet him/her. [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: He is a “Magistrate” by profession, and he runs mobile court in different places, especially, business enterprises and corrupted private and public officials, of my country and punishes them for the irregularities and corruption, they commit. The name of this magistrate is Mr Mir Shekhar, and I wish to meet him one day. Anyway, I saw this magistrate about a few years ago on TV news for the first time, trying to find out about the irregularities of a prominent business enterprise of my country. But, when I saw hi

Describe a person who is helpful to others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  383 with Model Answer: Describe a person who is helpful to others. You should say: who this person is how you know him/her whether you met him/her and explain why you think this person is helpful 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: I would first take the opportunity to thank you for this nice topic. I have someone in my mind whom I consider a great human being who is always helpful to others. This helpful person is Mr Albert and he is a friend of my uncle, Paul. Mr Albert is a businessman but he seems equally interested and engaged in philanthropic works. I admire him because of his dedication to helping homeless children and spending his own money to make sure these homeless children get the expected education at night school. In his late 40s, he is still very energetic a

Describe a film/movie actor from your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  382 with Model Answer: Describe a film/movie actor from your country who is very popular. You should say: who this actor is what kinds of films/movies he/she acts in what you know about this actor’s life and explain why this actor is so popular. [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: There are a number of actors from my country who are very popular among the people, but very few of them is as popular as Keanu Reeves . So, today, I would like to talk about this great actor who has remained a poster boy of the Hollywood film industry for almost three decades. Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, producer, director and musician who was born in 1964. After starting his film career in 1984, he soon rose to his fame for his starring roles in several blockbuster films, including comedies fro

Describe a business person whom you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  381 with Model Answer: Describe a business person whom you admire. You should say: who this person is what type of business he/she runs how you learned about him/her and explain why you admire this business 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:  After learning about crony capitalism and the insane profiteering scheme of the business persons, I try not to become too personally close to a businessman. At least, not close enough to admire them. However, just as there always is an exception to the rule or norm, there may be some businessmen also, who deserve our admiration. Mr Zayed Bakht is one such business person. The only reason, for which, I have chosen to talk about this person is that I have known this gentleman for a long time. In fact, I have known him for more than 20

A person who has interesting ideas or opinions

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  366  with Model Answer: Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what interesting ideas/opinions he/she gives and explain why you think that this person has interesting ideas/opinions. [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: We all have our own ideas and opinions. However, not all of us are interested to share them with others. But, some people are never afraid to share their ideas or opinions with others, be them normal or radical. Today, I would like to talk about one such person who never seemed to be short of any ideas or opinions! He seemed to be just a regular guy. I met him rather casually at a book shop when I was trying to buy a storybook for one of my little cousins. He started the conversation with

Describe a person you would like to study or work with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 353 with Model Answer: Describe a person you would like to study or work with. You should say: who this person is what this person does how long you have known him/her and explain why you want to study/ work with 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 1: I have been really lucky to have a number of friends, relatives, acquaintances and co-workers who are wonderful people both personally and professionally. While I would like to work with all of them in a professional set-up, the name of one particular person should be specially mentioned here. He is none other than my own uncle. He is in his late 30’s, but, after knowing him for about 25 years, since my early childhood, I have no hesitation to describe him as an “evergreen” person, who never gets tired of working. Of course

A couple you know who have a happy marriage

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 342 with Model Answer: Describe a couple you know who have a happy marriage. You should say: who they are how you know them what they usually do together and explain how you feel about their marriage. [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.]

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/she how you know him/her what he/she does and 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: It's hard to think about a person whom I think is "irritating" since I know that as humans we all have our faults - one way or another. However, I'll still go ahead and talk about such a person who could be a bit more bothersome person at times than most other people I know about.  I work in a multinational company that manufactures computer hardware in Malaysia. In my office, Mr Andrew Peterson is a colleague of mine, and he sometimes appears to be a really annoying person. He is my reporting manager and I know him since the day I start

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/she how old is he/she what 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 meaningful and exemplary life may seem very much attainable, but it is not such an easy feat for most people. It requires a lot of patience, virtue, humane qualities and mental strength. Mr Peter Strauss, among the people I know, is one such man who leads an exemplary life. For this topic, I will describe him here. I live in an apartment in the new part of Nafplio in Greece, and Mr Peter Strauss is my good neighbour. He is a retired university professor and lives with his wife. He is a tall man with an amiable presence who can mo

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/was what this person does/did how you know this person and 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 and is well-known for inventing alternative sources of energy for various purposes. He is not world-famous, like many other celebrated scientists or inventors in the world, but he still has great contributions to Hong Kong and neighbouring regions. For this topic, I will describe this scientist whom I have known for a long, and whom I admire a lot. We need energy in our everyday life, and we must pay for it. This energy is mostly fossil fuel,

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/she what he/she does for others what 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: As a Canadian, I am actually glad that my country has produced some great leaders since the day my country came to existence as “Canada”. Justin Trudeau, the current prime minister of Canada, is one such leader, and today, I would like to talk about him. Also, thank you for this great cue card topic. Justin Pierre James Trudeau, born in December 25, 1971, is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd prime minister of Canada since 2015 and has been the leader of the Liberal Party since 2013. Trudeau not only is the second-youngest Canadian pr

Describe an artist or entertainer you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 233 with Model Answer: Describe an artist or entertainer you admire. You should say: who is s/he what s/he does how successful s/he is and explain why you admire 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: Charlie Chaplin is one of the most popular comic actors of all times. The English actor has won the heart of global audiences with his extraordinary performance even in the age of silent movies. He not only is an actor, rather is a composer and filmmaker.