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Describe an event that angered you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   467   with Model Answer: Describe an event that angered you. You should say: what event it was when it was why you got so angry  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: No matter how hard we try, we can't control our emotions all the time. Though I like to consider myself a composed person, I am only human. So, a few months ago, I got furious when a shopkeeper violated my rights as a consumer. Thank you for this topic and the time, and I will share the experience with you. I purchased a rice cooker from a moderately large electronic shop last June. It was manufactured and marketed by a famous electronics brand. It cost me over 180 dollars, and the shopowner specifically mentioned that it came with a 2-year replacement warranty. To be sure about the warranty, I ask

When you made a journey by aeroplane or train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   464   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a journey by aeroplane or train. You should say: what type of journey it was when it was how was the journey and explain whether you liked it or not. [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: Science has revolutionised human civilisation and touched every aspect of our life including how we commute or travel. We now fly like birds in the sky, and it reduces the time required for travelling to an amazingly great extent. Moreover, a trip by air is both thrilling and relaxing. I would like to thank you for giving me a chance to talk about a journey that I made by air. I have travelled by air many times, but the excitement of experiencing it for the first time when I was just 11 years old is still vivid in my mind. My parents took me to visit my maternal

Describe a frightening experience you once have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   451   with Model Answer: Describe a frightening experience you once have had. You should say: what it was when it was what happened and explain why it was a frightening experience for 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 wish I didn't have to experience such a frightening event, but this is life, and we can't control everything about it. For this topic, I'll share an event with you when I encountered one of the most daunting experiences in my life.  It took place approximately two decades ago when I was just six or seven years old. I, along with three of my friends, went to play in a nearby playground just after 4.00 pm on that eventful day. The playground was quite popular among children. It was huge, and it had excellent security measures so that children could play freely witho

When a family member asked for your help

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   450   with Model Answer: Describe a time when a family member asked for your help. You should say: who asked for your help when it was how you helped this family member 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: I think that out of four daughters and a son, I am the “least” favourite of my mother. This is perhaps because I scarcely extend my helping hands to her in maintaining the house. My father opposes my idea and thinks that I am my mother's favourite, and that's why she wants me to study very attentively and not waste time doing any household chores.  My mother seldom asks for my help except on some rare occasions, and that too only for very small things, like closing the cabinet doors, opening the door or ordering some grocery items online. For this topic,

Describe an unexpected gift you once received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   449   with Model Answer: Describe an unexpected gift you once received. You should say: when it was what gift item it was what occasion it was and explain how you felt about receiving this gift. [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 a lot for this excellent topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about an unexpected gift that I have once received. Well, I'll share the story with you now. I usually like to shop in a supermarket or a large mall if it is not too much crowded. But waiting in the queue to checkout is something I like a lot less. So, a few weeks ago, when I was waiting in a long line at a super shop's checkout point, I wasn't naturally happy or excited! However, I was waiting patiently for almost 25 minutes, and when my turn came, there was some delay which I w

Describe a mistake you have once made

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 447 with Model Answer: Describe a mistake you have once made. You should say: what mistake it was when you made it how you made it and explain how you felt about making this mistake. [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 wish that we could avoid making any kind of mistakes in our life and have an error-free life. But as humans, we all make mistakes which I think is a part of human life. For this topic, I would like to talk about a mistake that I made recently. Before I go into the details, I'd like to thank you for this topic and the time you have allowed me to talk about it. Due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, our country entered into a strict lockdown several times. Considering the situation of the pandemic, the lockdown was also relaxed, temporarily lifted and so on. So

Risk you have taken which had a positive result

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 445 with Model Answer: Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result. You should say: what type of risk it was why you took this risk what the result was 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: Thank you for this nice topic. Here, I will tell you about a risk that I took, and which has bought a positive outcome for me. In our life, we take risks very often - sometimes knowingly and sometimes not so consciously. For instance, an investment decision may be a risk we take after careful planning, but when we cross a busy street, we may not just realize that we are taking a risk. But every venture brings a new opportunity or take turns to shape our life. During my early university years, I decided to invest a small amount of money in the stock market

Experience you had as a member of a team

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 403 with Model Answer: Describe an experience you had as a member of a team. You should say: what type of team it was for how long you had been a member of this team what you did as a team member and explain why you still remember your experience as a team member of this team. [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 my high school years, I was a fairly active person as a football or soccer player. In fact, I used to be one of the best players for my high school soccer team as long as I was in high school. So, I will go ahead and talk about an experience as a member of my high school soccer team. Now, to introduce my high school team a little, it used to have one of the best junior soccer teams in our region not so long before I became a student there. Of course, nobody was to be blamed

Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 401 with Model Answer: Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much. You should say: what type of job it was how long you did that job what you had to do and explain why you did not enjoy 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:   Well, ideally speaking, I would never really want to be in a position where I would try some jobs but not enjoy it. But, unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and therefore, like many others, I also tried a couple of jobs at some point of my life but didn’t really enjoy them much. Anyway, one of those jobs, which I tried but didn’t like much, involved being an Information Officer at one of the biggest amusement parks of my country. This was the second job of my professional career after finishing my university, so I took this job really serio

When you searched for something that you lost

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  391  with Model Answer: Describe an experience when you searched for something that you lost. You should say: when it was what you lost where and how you searched for it and explain whether you found it or not. [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: It was almost 3 years ago when I lost my smartphone on a day when I played basketball with my friends at a local playground. The weather was just perfect in this evening and when I reached the playground to play basketball with my friends, I received a call from my mom on my Samsung smartphone. I can't recall anything about putting the phone somewhere after that. When the dark settled, I headed to my home but not even once did I remember to check if I still had my cell phone with me or not. I noticed it once I wanted to call one of my frien

When you were friendly to someone you didn’t like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  388 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were friendly to someone you didn’t like. You should say: when and where it happened who this person was why you didn’t like this person and explain why you were friendly to this person on that occasion. [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: Generally speaking, it is actually quite a challenging task to become friendly to someone if we don’t like him or her. I also faced such a challenge about a year ago, and today, I would like to share that story with you. This not-so likeable person was a senior nurse at a public hospital in my town. I needed to visit this nurse because I needed to get an oral vaccine for my little cousin from that public hospital. But, as I visited him, he told me in a very harsh and authoritative tone that I missed t

Describe an experience when you lost something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  364 with Model Answer: Describe an experience when you lost something. You should say: what you lost how you lost it where you lost it 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 1: Nobody really likes to lose anything, especially if it is valuable. But, despite our best efforts, we do become careless sometimes and go through some frustrating experience of losing something. Today, I would like to talk about one such experience. Back in my university days, I always used to write with my fountain pen – a very nice looking and shiny black pen – which I got, as a valuable gift from one of my uncles, after graduating from high school. The pen had a nice and light golden colour pointy nib, and a very transparent plastic tube feed that connected the “reservoi

Describe your experience of a stressful event

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 361 with Model Answer: Describe your experience of a stressful event. You should say: what the situation was what you did how other people might have behaved in this situation and explain how you felt about it later. [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 think we would hardly find a person who hasn’t gone through some stressful situations at some point in his or her life. I am no exception either, as I have also experienced a number of stressful events in life, and I am about to talk about one of them here today. It was on a fine August morning about 5 years ago, when I was about to go to my job, which I had just started a couple of months earlier. As it was my new job, I made it my habit to arrive at my office well ahead of the schedule. However, on that fine morning, I want

When you had to go to a hospital or see a doctor

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 358 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you had to go to a hospital or see a doctor. You should say: what was wrong with you how you felt at that time what happened at the hospital or doctor's chamber and explain what treatment you were given to help you get better. [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: It is not really any fun to fall sick. Even more frustrating can be the fact that you actually have to wait to get an appointment with a doctor who you can trust with your health. But, this is life, and we have to run to a doctor, whether we like it or not, just like I also had to see a doctor for my cough problem about a few years ago during the wintertime. It’s not like I had fallen sick and had to visit a doctor for the first time that winter. In fact, I have had a cou

When you taught something to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 355 with Model Answer: Describe a situation/even when you taught something to someone. You should say: what the situation/event was what you taught who this person was and explain how this might have helped the 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: Teaching something to someone has never been my strong forte, primarily because it requires a certain level of patience which I don’t possess. But, still, there had come a situation, when I needed to teach something to someone, about 5 years ago. Back then, about 5 years ago, I was still a student at my university, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. With me studying was one of my close friends, who unfortunately was not very good in “Business Finance”, a core subject of Business Administration major.  B

Experience of teaching your friend or family member

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 351 with Model Answer: Describe an experience of teaching your friend or family member. You should say: whom you taught when it was what subject you taught and explain how you felt about teaching this friend or family member. [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 never really taught any “arts” to anybody in my entire life, nor have I ever taken any art class after my elementary school in order to claim myself as an “artist”, but still, my 4/5 years old niece somehow got the idea that I could actually give her some “drawing” lessons for her elementary art class. And, she was never relenting in her pursuit, no matter how hard I tried to convince her that I would be her worst “drawing” teacher ever. So, why exactly she got the idea that I would actually be able to teach her “a

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 people, who are used to relying 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 accident,

An enjoyable day that you spent in the countryside

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 346 with Model Answer: Describe an enjoyable day that you spent in the countryside. You should say: when and where you went who you went with what you did there 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: Spending time in the countryside can indeed be a very relaxing and memorable experience for anybody who likes to live close to "Mother Nature". I also like to enjoy my day in the countryside whenever I get an opportunity, and today I would like to describe such an enjoyable day that I had spent about a few months ago. This place was not really very far from where I lived nor was it really that difficult to get there. It was a very beautiful and scenic valley with lots of green around it. And a flowing river with clear water made it even

Describe a bicycle tour that you took

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 345 with Model Answer: Describe a bicycle tour that you took. You should say: when you had this trip who went on this trip with you what you did during this trip and explain how far 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: Do you know what is the best thing about taking a bicycle tour? Well, you never feel obliged to take the same route when you are on a cycle path. At least, that’s what I did when I took a bicycle tour about 4 years ago from now. When I was a university student, I was really passionate about riding a bicycle, either with my friends or alone. However, the problem with riding alone was that I never felt as energized as riding with my friends. So, one day, I, along with several other friends of mine, decided to hit the road on a day-long bicycle tour f

Describe something you remember from your school or college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 333 with Model Answer: Describe something you remember from your school or college days. You should say: what it is what actually happened how you felt about it and explain why you remember 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: Thank you for this nice cue card topic. When I was a student at Hong Kong International School, located in Repulse Bay, I made a huge mistake and was deeply embarrassed about that. This is a memorable event for me as I was ashamed and also learnt from my mistake. This topic reminds me of my school days in Hong Kong and I will try to describe the event that I still remember vividly. On one occasion, when I was a grade ten student, I did not complete my homework. The night before I played video games and did not touch my homework. The next day the