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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 losthow you lost itwhere you lost itand 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 “reservoir” (hiding the ink tube in th…

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 waswhat you didhow other people might have behaved in this situationand 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 wanted to arrive my office even ea…

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 youhow you felt at that timewhat happened at the hospital or doctor's chamberand 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 cough problem a number of ti…

When you taught something to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 355 with Model Answer:
Talk about a situation when you taught something to someone.You should say:
what the situation waswhat you taughtwho this person wasand 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 way, there is a fair amount of comple…

An 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 taughtwhen it waswhat subject you taughtand 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 “arts’, to begin with? Well, …

Time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 349 with Model Answer:
Describe a time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone.You should say:
when and where it waswhy you were not allowed to use your phonewhat you wanted to use your phone forand 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 accident, I was working in my office. …

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 wentwho you went withwhat you did thereand 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 some healthy cows also, roamin…

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 tripwho went on this trip with youwhat you did during this tripand 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 from our university. We, a…

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 iswhat actually happened how you felt about itand 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 of Hong Kong International School, located in Repulse Bay, I made an intentional mistake and was punished by the teacher. This is really a memorable event for me. And I did not think that the teacher will notice the matter. But unluckily he noticed and I got the punishment. This is a great cue card topic and it helps to remember me my school days in Hong Kong and here goes the detail description of the entire event now.

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 forwhy you were not able to paywhat you didand 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 itwhere you ate this foodhow you felt about itand 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 waswho you wrote towhat the letter was aboutand 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 began. I was just crossing the b…

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 waswhat happenedwhere were you thenand 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. I was unable to cross ev…

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 waswhat/ who forced you to do itwhen it wasand 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 took place during the …

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 waswhat you did on that dayhow long it rainedand 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. Further, when it rains, …

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 waswhy you didn't go outsidewhat you did at homeand 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 every day but it was the …

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 waswho the child washow long you playedand 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 but the attitudes and acts …

Describe an interesting song you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 289 with Model Answer:
Describe an interesting song you like.You should say:
what it iswhich country the song comes fromwhat story the song tellsand explain why you think it is interesting.

[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:
Last month I heard a song about the 'language'. It was composed marking the language day of a South Asian country named Bangladesh. The song is titled as "Amar Bhiayer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February, Ami Ki Bhulite Pari". In fact, I heard the song for the first time and is in love with it.

The song is about the martyrs of language movement. As far as I came to know that there had been a language movement in Bangladesh in 1952. The majority of the people spoke Bengali as the first language while the then government tried to impose another language upon them. T…

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 waswhy you needed to use imaginationwhat the difficulties wereand 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 story. In fact, the attempt w…

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 waswhat you had to do during that timehow 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 wide number of people arrived…