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When you were forced to stay home for a few days

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   571   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were forced to stay home for a few days. You should say: when it was why you had to stay home for a few days what you did during these days 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 distinctly remember a time when I was compelled to stay at home for several days due to an illness. It was about two years ago, during the winter season, and the experience left a lasting impression on me. I would share this experience with you now. The reason I had to stay home was a severe bout of the flu. It started with a high fever, persistent cough, and an overall feeling of weakness. My doctor advised me to rest and recover at home to avoid spreading the illness and to allow my body to heal. Being confined to my home for several days

Describe a time when you represented a team

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   566   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you represented a team. You should say: when it was what type of team you were representing how many others were in the team 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 so much for this interesting and nice topic. I'd like to tell you about an experience when I had the honor of representing my college's debate team in an inter-college debate competition a couple of years ago. This event took place during my second year at college. I was an active member of the college's debate club, so when the opportunity arose to participate in this prestigious competition, I was both excited and a little nervous. The competition was held at a renowned university, and it attracted teams from various colleges in the reg

When you went outside of your country for the first time

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   565   with Model Answer: Describe your experience when you went outside of your country for the first time. You should say: when it was what country you visited why you went outside of your country on this occasion 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 remember my first international trip like it was yesterday. It was back in the summer of 2017 when I had just turned 20 years old. I travelled to the vibrant and diverse country of Thailand, and I feel really excited to be able to talk about this experience here. The reason for my journey was both an educational opportunity and a chance to explore a different culture. I was selected to participate in a university-sponsored exchange programme, which allowed me to spend a semester studying at a university in Thailand

When you met someone who you became good friends with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   564   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you met someone who you became good friends with. You should say: who you met when and where you met this person what you thought about this person when you first met and explain why you think you became good friends 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 : This is such a nice topic to talk about. It reminds me of one memorable occasion when I met someone who later became one of my closest friends during my freshman year at university. Her name is Sarah, and I met her at a campus orientation event that took place in the first week of our classes. I vividly recall the day - it was a sunny September afternoon, and the campus was bustling with enthusiastic students eager to make new friends. I had just moved to a new city for my studies, and

Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   559   with Model Answer: Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake. You should say: when it was where you were why you had to stay awake even though you were sleepy 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: Introduction: One memorable occasion when I had to battle my drowsiness and stay awake was when my younger sister fell sick and had to be taken to the hospital. It was an emotionally challenging and exhausting experience, but I knew that my presence and support were crucial to her well-being. That's exactly the night I could not sleep at all even though I was asleep. I will share this experience with you here. When it was: This happened a few months ago when my sister suddenly developed a high fever and severe cough. We rushed her to the hospital late

A leisure activity you have enjoyed with your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   557   with Model Answer: Describe a leisure activity you have enjoyed lately with your family. You should say: when it was what type of leisure activity it was how frequently you do this with your family 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Introduction: Spending quality leisure time with family is a cherished opportunity to create lasting memories and strengthen the bond between loved ones. Recently, I had the pleasure of engaging in a delightful leisure activity with my family that brought us immense joy and togetherness. For this topic, I am going to share this experience with you. When it was: Just last month, during a weekend, we decided to have a family picnic at a nearby park. It was a much-needed break from our busy schedules and provided us with an oppor

When you had to do something in a hurry

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   554   with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you had to do something in a hurry. You should say: what you had to do why you had to do this in a hurry how well you did this and explain how you felt about having to do this in a hurry. [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, thank you for this interesting topic. One memorable occasion when I had to do something in a hurry was when I had to catch a flight to attend an important family event. The situation demanded quick and efficient action to ensure I reached the airport on time and didn't miss the flight. This experience taught me the importance of time management and the ability to handle pressure effectively. I had to pack my bags, arrange transportation, and reach the airport within a limited timeframe. Additionally, I had to e

When you received something for free

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   550   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you received something for free. You should say: when it was what you got for free why you think you were offered it for free 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: Introduction: Receiving something for free can be a delightful and unexpected experience. I vividly recall a time when I was fortunate enough to receive a complimentary item, which made me appreciate the generosity and kindness of others. Here, I will share this experience with you. When it happened: The incident occurred during a local community event last summer. It was a bustling fair with various stalls and activities, creating a vibrant atmosphere. What you got for free: While exploring the fair, I came across a booth promoting a newly opened bakery in th

Describe a journey that did not go as planned

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   540   with Model Answer: Describe a journey that did not go as planned. You should say: where you were travelling to who you went there with what was your expectation from the journey and explain why it did not go as planned. [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: Introduction: Travelling is always exciting and full of surprises. However, sometimes even the best-planned journeys can go off-track. Today, I would like to talk about a journey that did not go as planned. Where you were travelling to & Who you went there with: I went to Paris, France, with my best friend. It was our dream destination, and we had planned the trip for months. We were excited to explore the famous city and indulge in French cuisine. What was your expectation from the journey: My expectations were high, and I was looking f

Something you did that was a waste of time

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   539   with Model Answer: Describe something you did that you think was a waste of your time. You should say: when it was what you did how long it took and explain why you think that was a waste of your time. [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: Introduction: Time is a valuable asset, and we should spend it wisely. However, sometimes we may end up doing things that we regret later on. For this topic, I will talk about an activity that I did that I feel was a waste of my time. When it was: Last summer, during my summer vacation, I decided to learn a new language. Well, little did I know back then that it was not a prudent decision. What you did: I was quite excited about it, and I spent a lot of time researching the best courses and resources available. I finally found an online course and started tak

When you moved to a new school or home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   529   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you moved to a new school or home. You should say: when it was where you moved why you moved 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: Introduction: I remember moving to a new home with my family when I was a child. It was the summer of 2014, and we moved from a small town to a big city, where my dad had got a new job. For this topic, I will share this experience with you. When it was: If I remember correctly, it was the year 2014. We moved to this new house at the beginning of summer. Where you moved: We moved to a newly-built apartment in the city centre, and I was excited to see our new home. This new house was far bigger than our previous home, and I really liked the fact that it was in a place where a lot was happenin

Describe a time when you got positive feedback

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   519   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you got positive feedback for something you did. You should say: when it was what you did who gave you the positive feedback 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: Thank you for choosing such a great topic for me. In the next couple of minutes, I will try to share my experience about a time when I received positive feedback. The experience of getting this positive feedback is still fresh in my mind even though it happened quite a few years ago. Back then, I was just a high school student who was more interested in taking care of his studies than looking after someone’s business or property. But when my eldest uncle requested me to help him at the cash register at his busy restaurant because his regular cashier had got i

Describe a tourist attraction you enjoyed visiting

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   518   with Model Answer: Describe a tourist attraction you enjoyed visiting. You should say: what this tourist attraction is when and why you visited it what you did there and explain why you enjoyed visiting this tourist attraction. [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 lucky to visit some of the most popular and iconic tourist attractions in the world. But, today, I would like about one such iconic attraction which certainly deserves a bit more attention than the others. I am talking about “The Taj Mahal”. Now, for those, who travel the world, the Taj Mahal is very much like a “household” name. This world-renowned, tourist attraction is one of the most beautiful buildings and architectural marvels of the world that is ever created. Although this exquisite, ivory-white marble mausoleum

When you were a speaker in a meeting or a public function

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   505   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were a speaker in a meeting or a public function. You should say: what type of meeting or public function it was why you talked in this programme what you talked about as a speaker in the programme and explain your experience of being a speaker in this programme. [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: Well, to tell the truth, I never had much opportunity to speak at any kind of meeting or public gathering except when I spoke at our local sports club meeting a few times. So, I will just go ahead and talk about the experience of speaking at one such club meeting. Now, please don’t jump to the conclusion, even just for a second, that just because I spoke at that club meeting a few times, I somehow carried some kind of credentials with me of being an exp

A time when you could not buy an item

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   504   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you could not buy an item that you needed to buy. You should say: when it was what you wanted to buy why you could not buy 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: Well, I think that we all go through such situations where we may need certain things, and yet we can not buy them for whatever reasons that might be. It’s not a great feeling to go through such a situation, but still, we have to deal with it just like I did about a year ago. It was the Christmas holiday season, and all of my family members and close relatives were busy preparing for the holiday. And as we all know, preparing for the Christmas holiday means buying all kinds of gifts and other stuff for our families and friends. Needless to say, I was no e

When you helped someone in his/her work or study

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   497   with Model Answer: Describe a situation when you helped someone in his/her work or study. You should say: when it was whom you helped how you helped this person 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: Well, I am not exactly a very bright student, but still, I have managed to help some of my classmates occasionally with their studies. Today, I would like to talk about one such occasion when I helped one of my classmates in completing a math assignment. It all happened about a few years ago when we were junior college students. This classmate of mine was an otherwise good student but he wasn’t really that good in college algebra. On the other hand, I somehow used to understand college algebra a bit better than other students, and this good classmate of mine wa

Describe a website you have bought something from

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   494   with Model Answer: Describe a website you have bought something from. You should say: what the website is what you bought from this website how satisfied you were with what you bought and explain what you liked and/or disliked about using this website. [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: Introduction: Thank you very much for allowing me the time and the opportunity to talk about an eCommerce website from which I have purchased something. For this topic, I will share with you what website it is, what I bought from there, how satisfied I was with the product and how was my experience of using and navigating this website. what the website is: Well, to begin with, the website from which I made this purchase is called eBay and the full address of this website is www.ebay.com. I think eBay is o

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 1: 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 a

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.] Sample Answer 1: Introduction: Travelling is an integral part of life and is necessary to explore new places, cultures and people. In my life, I have travelled by various modes of transportation, but the most memorable one was my journey to Mumbai by train. For this topic, I will be talking about this interesting and memorable train journey. What type of journey it was: It was a great journey. The journey was made by train, and it was from my hometown to Mumbai, which is about 1500 km away. The train was one of the fastest express trains, and it took around 24 hours to reach

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 1: 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 wit