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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 in that winter. In fact, I have had a

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 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.  By the

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 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

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 and a flowing river with clear water. I could see som

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

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

Occasion when you couldn't pay for something you wanted

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 328 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you couldn't pay for something you wanted. You should say: what you wanted to pay for why you were not able to pay what you did and explain how you fell about the situation. [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: My recent trip to India was interesting and provided me with some of the memorable experiences of my life. I went there with my family and visited almost all the notable tourist spots. But I could not pay for after dining at a local restaurant. It was a troublesome matter for me and my family. But somehow I managed to control the situation. This is a nice candidate task card and I will describe the event by answering the questions. I feel lucky to have the card in my share.

Experience you had with a type of foreign food

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 309 with Model Answer: Describe an experience you had with a type of foreign food. You should say: when you first ate it where you ate this food how you felt about it and say if you liked or disliked 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: Usually, I do not take foods out of the home. But sometimes I have to take the foods when I am travelling abroad. And the experiences are sweet and sour. Thank you for the question. Recently I went to Mexico for attending an international conference and I will describe the experience with foods in Mexico now.

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 rainy day you can remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 293 with Model Answer: Describe a rainy day you can remember. You should say: when it was what you did on that day how long it rained and explain how you felt about the day being rainy.   [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 the mid of November last, I experienced a rainy day throughout the day. I cannot exactly remember the day but it began with dark clouds in the sky. It rained all the day long. In fact, it was an interesting day for. Thank you for asking the question. I am glad to have a chance of describing the day here. Usually, it does not rain here in Mozambique. And this was unusual. But it rained. It rained cats and dogs. In November, we feel chill here and sometimes the cold is acute. So, nobody expects a rain at this time as it will boost the coldness of the season

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