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Describe a time when you were very happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  363  with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were very happy. You should say: when it was what was the occasion who were with you and explain why you were happy 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 1: Life is full of many happy events and occasions. Thankfully, I have also been blessed to experience some of these happy occasions in my short life, and this cue card topic offers me a perfect opportunity to revisit one such happy occasion today. Back in my high school days, about 10 years ago or so, I wasn’t exactly known to be a very “strong” young lad, comparing to the other young boys of my age. So, when other school boys were busy, running and playing with each other in a field, I would just feel happy watching them from a safe distance most of the times. Sometimes,

Time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 349 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone. You should say: when and where it was why you were not allowed to use your phone what you wanted to use your phone for and explain how you felt about not being able to use your 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: In today’s world, the idea of living without a mobile phone would certainly seem to be an absurd one to most of the people, who are used to rely on these little communication devices on a regular basis. But, today, I would like to talk about a time when I was not allowed to use my mobile phone. It was about a couple of years ago, when one of my close friends was seriously injured in an accident, and I needed to see him in a hospital. When I heard the news about the accide

Describe a family picnic or tour you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 301 with Model Answer: Describe a family picnic or tour you have had. You should say: when it was where you went what you did and explain if this was a memorable event 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: Usually, my family makes an annual picnic at the end of the year. But it was a bit late this time for the sickness of my grandfather. So, we made it in the second week of January this year. My family went to Philopappos Hill. Thank you for asking the question. I will describe the event here. It was January 15 of 2017. I can remember the day very clearly. It was a not that much foggy day, instead, the sun was shining brightly above the head. But the environment was cold and we were enjoying the sunlight. We reached the picnic spot within one hour and enjoyed the remainin

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 was who you wrote to what the letter was about 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'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 bega

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 was what happened where were you then and 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.

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 was what/ who forced you to do it when it was and 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

Describe a day you stayed home all day

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 291 with Model Answer: Describe a day you stayed home all day. You should say: when it was why you didn't go outside what you did at home 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: Staying at home is not an easy task. In fact, this is one of the toughest tasks so far I have encountered. The similar thing happened to me in the last week of December. I got stuck at home for the excessive snowfall. Currently, I live in Montreal, Canada, though my origin is in Columbia, and my family lives there. I am an undergraduate student and execute the expenses by working at a local computer selling and servicing shop as a part-timer. Working as a part-time sales executive, I have to maintain a notable number of responsibilities. I have to attend office almost e

Describe a time when you played with a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 290 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you played with a child. You should say: when it was who the child was how long you played 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: I like to play with children but in most of the cases, the chances are not available. In fact, I cannot manage time to play with them. But I can remember an event when I passed an entire day with a child and played various smart games with the baby. I had to attend a birthday party last month. Luckily the date was on a weekend. So it was convenient for me to move at the home of the baby early in the day. The child belonged to my colleague Mr Robert Perera. I loved the child very much as its activities reminded me of my own childhood days. The child was about four years old

A time you needed to use your imagination

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 288 with Model Answer: Describe a time you needed to use your imagination. You should say: what the situation was why you needed to use imagination what the difficulties were 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: When I was in my school, I had to attend literature class. The class was filled with enjoyment. But I had to experience trouble as I was told to narrate a story. In fact, I had to imagine the entire story and it was extremely difficult for me as a young boy to imagine a good number of stories. It was the class of literature. The teacher was supposed to tell us stories, poems and discuss other literary works of different times. So, when she finished each of her lessons, she used to hear from us. So, all of the students had to tell a sto

A decision to go against your manager at work

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 277 with Model Answer: Talk about a moment when you had to make a decision to go against your manager at work. You should say: what your decision was about why you had to make the decision how you felt after that and explain what the outcome of this 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: I am an undergraduate student and a part-time worker at a local coffee shop. I always try to abide by the rules and regulations of the shop but recently I disobeyed the order from my manager. I am happy to have a chance of describing the event here. I decided not to take the bill from a customer based on some special circumstances. But it was against the norms of the shop. Each of the clients had to pay their own bills and we took cash only. I decided not to take the bill as the customer had

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 was what you had to do during that time how 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 wid

Describe a time when you were very afraid

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 253 with Model Answer: Describe a time that you can remember when you were very afraid. You should say: what happened where you were then who was with you and explain why you were so afraid. [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 child, I was afraid of some supernatural entities as I experienced something unusual. When I encountered the unusual thing, I was afraid for next few days. I am going to share the event here now.

Day when you thought the weather was perfect

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 176 with Model Answer: Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect. You should say:    - where you were on this day    - what the weather was like on this day    - what you did during the day and explain why you thought the weather was perfect on this day. [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 was a hot summer day. I was planning to move inside the city of Paris in France. The weather was perfect for a stroll in the city.

Describe a time when you forgot something important

IELTS Cue Card Question 168 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you forgot something important. You should say: when it was what you forgot how you managed the situation 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: It was on the day of my formal interview at a multinational corporation for the post of Market Research Executive (MRE) when I forgot to take my interview invitation card.

A time when you waited for something or someone

IELTS Cue Card Question 157 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you waited for something or someone. You should say: who or what you waited for when and how long you waited for the person or thing where you waited and explain why you waited for the person or thing. [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: Waiting is always unpleasant but we cannot avoid it. Sometimes we are to wait even we do not want to. In last week, I also had to wait for a friend who came to my place for attending my elder sister’s marriage ceremony.