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Describe a work of art you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   493   with Model Answer: Describe a work of art (painting, sculpture, visual art, architecture etc.) that you really like. You should say: how it looks where you first saw it how you feel about this artwork and explain why you like it so much. [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: Before I dare to say a word about this particular topic, I must admit that I am no “art enthusiast” or “aesthete” who can analyze or critique any artwork. So, please bear with me and be patient. And thank you for this interesting topic. Anyway, the artwork, or a painting rather, I want to talk about is of a “Lone flying bird” under the sky on a bright, sunny day. Initially, I couldn’t really make much of this painting. But when I asked the guide in that city art gallery, which I visited with my friends a year ago, about the

Describe a poisonous plant

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   491   with Model Answer: Describe a poisonous plant you know about. You should say: what plant it is where this plant could be found how you know about this plant and explain how poisonous this plant is. [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: When we think of trees and plants, we don’t generally like to associate anything bad or dangerous with them. But, unfortunately, some plants can be dangerous because of their “poisonous” nature, and today, I would like to talk about one such plant. The name of this poisonous plant is “Pangi”. Being native to the Southeast Asia region, this plant is very much rightly called the “Nature’s Monster”. Often reaching a height of about 50 feet, this wild and undomesticated plant usually thrives in the tropical weather system where the temperature hovers around 25 to 28

Describe a product you bought and felt happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   489   with Model Answer: Describe a product you bought and felt happy about. You should say: what product it was why you bought it how long you have used it 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: We buy many essential products in our daily lives to make our lives a bit more comfortable except, of course, not all of those products leave any lasting impression on us in the same way.  But, today, I would like to talk about one such product that actually made me feel happy. Well, the product, I want to talk about is a swivel chair – an expensive swivel chair that is. Now, before I go to brag about my “choice of an expensive chair”, I must admit that I am more of a “cheap” customer.  In other words, I like to buy “cheap” things, obviously because I like to save as m

A public building that has a great exterior

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   481   with Model Answer: Describe a public building that has a great outside view or exterior. You should say: where it is what type of public building it is what the exterior of this building is like and explain how much you like 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 have had the opportunity to view a number of public buildings, having a great outside view or exterior, in the big city, where I live, in order to provide facilities and services to the local dwellers. Of course, all of these buildings were built quite some time ago, but today, I would like to talk about a building which has been built rather recently, and of course, it also has an amazing exterior view. The public building, I want to describe, is called a “postal academy”. Located on the outskirt of the city, this particular pub

An article about health or healthy lifestyle you have read

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   474   with Model Answer: Describe an article about health or a healthy lifestyle that you have read in a newspaper or a magazine. You should say: what the article explained when you have read it how important you think it 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: I am not exactly a “health nut”, and I don’t really have to be one because I think that I am fairly healthy. But, still, I like to read health-related articles, in order to learn more about a healthy lifestyle, when I get a chance. Today, I would like to talk about one such article that I read about a few months ago. Now, I must say that the article, I am talking about, was no “generic” type of article, written by some kind of ‘average’ journalist or health expert, rather it was a very well-written article

Describe the house you live in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   465   with Model Answer: Describe the house you live in. You should say: what type of house it is how many rooms it has who live in this house with you and explain what you like most about this house.  [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 very much for this excellent topic that asks me to describe the house where I live in. Well, I will try to depict it for you so that you get a realistic picture of our house. As for the question, what type of house it is - it's a three-storey brick-built house that occupies a land area of about 3,000 square feet. It is an independent house, and its colour is pearl-white. We have a garden in front of it. The house was designed by a renowned architect in our city and later constructed by a real estate developer. The building looks simple, and yet it ha

Describe a natural calamity

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   463   with Model Answer: Describe a natural calamity that is common in your country. You should say: what it is  how it happens if you have ever witnessed it and explain how it can be mitigated or controlled. [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: Geographically our country is prone to a few natural calamities, and "cyclone" is perhaps the most common, devastating and fearsome nature-caused disaster that people in our country face. Thank you for the topic and the time. Here, I will describe the cyclone as a natural calamity in our country from my knowledge and experience. A cyclone is a rotating, organized system of clouds, winds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has closed, low-level circulation. We characterize it by its inward-spiralling winds that

A pet that you or someone else you know has

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   462   with Model Answer: Describe a pet that you or someone else you know has. You should say: what type of pet it is who has this pet how long you or the person has this pet and explain what your impression of this pet is. [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: My younger sister has a cat, and my sister calls her "Rosy" perhaps because of the cat's stunning colour and charming look. Though I have an aquarium with a couple of goldfish and a tortoise, I will go ahead and talk about my sister's cat "Rosy" for this topic. "Rosy" - the cat, possibly the best companion of my ten years old sister Elina, was a gift from my father. He bought a little and gorgeous looking kitten for Elina on her 8th birthday. The cat had been at our house ever since. She liked all of us ex

Describe a tall building or structure you have seen

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   455   with Model Answer: Describe a tall building or structure you have seen. You should say: what it is where it is located when you saw it and explain what purpose this building or structure serves. [ Instruction:  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.]   [ Objective:  The objective of this sample answer is to give you an idea so that you know how to answer if you get this or a similar topic in your exam. We expect that you'll be able to generate your own idea and talk about it after you read the sample answer.]   Model Answer: The Empire State Building in New York City is the tallest building that I have seen so far. It was once the tallest building in the world, but now this title belongs to Burj Khalifa in Abu Dhabi. The Empire State Building's magnificent and prominent presence amazed me to a great ext

A dress or uniform you wear or used to wear

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 446 with Model Answer: Describe a dress or uniform you wear or used to wear at your school or office. You should say: when you wear/used to wear it what it looks/looked like how it is/was different than wearing casual dresses and explain how you feel/felt about wearing this dress or uniform. [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, some people regard the uniform as a part of discipline at an educational institute or organisation. They also believe that it symbolises professionalism. However, others often dislike any kind of uniform as they believe that it takes away their freedom. As an employee, I am not required to wear any uniform now, but I can recall wearing a uniform in my high school. For this topic, I will share my experience of my school uniform with you. I got admitted to my hig

Describe your favourite book

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 444 with Model Answer: Describe your favourite book. You should say: what book it is who wrote this book what it is about and explain why this is your favourite book. [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: Everybody has a favourite book, and it becomes our favourite book because we do enjoy reading that book to a great extent. Later on, we think about the characters and the plot of the book over and over again and feel like they are a part of our life or the life we imagine would exist. So, I would like to thank you for this opportunity to let me talk about my favourite book here. The name of my favourite book is none other than the "Harry Potter" series. It is not a single book, rather, a series of seven novels. I have enjoyed all of these books and read some of the books of this s

Describe a useful website you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 433 with Model Answer: Describe a useful website you have visited. You should say: what the website was how you found/learned about the website what the website contained and explain why it was useful to 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: There are so many wonderful websites which I have visited for various reasons. However, there is one particularly useful website, which I have to visit rather frequently,  and it is called trello.com. Now, trello.com isn’t exactly like any other regular website that offers information or sells any kinds of products or services, rather it is used as a very useful tool for project managers in order to take care of the daily tasks in an office environment. Before starting to use this website, I didn’t really need to use any kind of project management t

Describe a river, lake or sea which you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 432 with Model Answer: Describe a river, lake or sea which you like. You should say: what the river, lake or sea is called where it is what the land near it is like and explain why you like this river, lake or sea. [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: Ethnically diverse, Malaysia is not only popular as true Asia and the land of beaches, skyscrapers and waterfalls, but it also has some mystic lakes which captivate the attention of all travellers. Today, I would like to talk about one such lake which I really like. The name of this lake is “Lake Bera”, or “Tasik Bera” in our language. Located in southwest Pahang, Tasik Bera is the largest natural freshwater lake in Peninsula Malaysia. It is situated in the saddle of the main and eastern mountain ranges of the Peninsula and is approximately 35

Describe an interesting historic place

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 430 with Model Answer: Describe an interesting historic place. You should say: what it is where it is located what you can see there now and explain why this place is interesting. [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 allowing me the opportunity to talk something on this interesting cue card topic. I am not exactly a well-travelled person, but luckily, I have had the opportunity to visit a few historic places, and today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of them here. The interesting and historic place, I want to talk about here, is popularly known as “Stonehenge”. Located in the English county of Wiltshire, two miles west of Amesbury, Stonehenge is better described as a prehistoric monument or site which actually been shrouded by more mysteries and myths than facts.

Describe something you enjoyed doing in a group

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 417 with Model Answer: Describe something you enjoyed doing in a group. You should say: what you did in a group whom you did it with when you did it and explain how you felt about doing it in a group. [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 have always loved doing things in a group whether playing cards during the weekend or watching a movie at a theatre. But, today, I would like to talk about something which I have done only once in my life with a group of other people. Well, I have always loved riding a bicycle in all kinds of weather. In fact, it is one of my favourite pass time activities which I still enjoy, but not just as frequently as when I was a student at a junior college about 7 years ago. Back then, I had a nice mountain bike which I used to ride along the unpaved roads, leadin

Something that was difficult to use at first

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 402 with Model Answer: Describe something you purchased that was difficult to use at first. You should say: what it was why you purchased it why it was difficult to use at first and explain how you had been able to learn to use 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 was never really much of a fan of setting up a toaster in our kitchen and use it, mainly because it would make our small kitchen look even more crowded than already it was. But, my mother disagreed with me and asked me to buy a nice looking toaster so that she wouldn’t need to toast so many pieces of bread on a frying pan. By the way, the majority of our family members, including me, preferred their loaves of bread to be toasted on a frying pan because doing it on a frying pan would toast them evenly from both sides. Ther

When you started using a new technological device

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  393 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you started using a new technological device (e.g. a new computer or phone). You should say: what device you started using why you started using this device how easy or difficult it was to use and explain how helpful this device was to 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 have a habit of checking up on the latest technologies from time to time in order to just keep myself informed. Of course, not that I find all types of technologies useful, as far as my needs are concerned, but when I came to know about “digital security system” about a few years ago, I thought that I could surely use that technology to protect my home someday when I buy my own home. But, for better or worse, I didn’t really need to wait for my own home in order to use

Something you liked which you bought for home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  385 with Model Answer: Describe something you liked very much which you bought for your home. You should say: what you bought when and where you bought it why you chose this particular thing and explain why you liked it so much. [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 have never really been one of those “family” persons who understand the household need of a family, especially, when it comes to buying anything. But, still, I take my chances and buy things from time to time, just like I did about a few months ago, which I not only liked but also, I think, made my “fussy” mother proud. This thing, which I really liked and still like very much now, is a sandwich maker machine. Now, I don’t really think that the idea of buying a sandwich maker would ever come to me if I hadn’t visited a ve

Describe a website you use

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  367 with Model Answer: Describe a website you use that helps you a lot in your work or studies. You should say: what the website is how often you use this website what information the website gives you and explain how your work or studies would change if this website didn't exist. [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:  We should absolutely thank Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, for inventing the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989. But, we should also be equally thankful to the websites like “youtube.com” which have made the efforts of people like Tim Berners-Lee even more revolutionizing and remarkable. But, here, I would like to talk about youtube.com, saving Mr Tim Berners for another time. Talking about youtube.com, it is one of the most popular video search engines

A piece of clothing that you received as a gift

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  365 with Model Answer: Describe a piece of clothing that you received as a gift. You should say: what it was when you received it who gave it to you and explain if this gift was important to 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: In my “not-so” short life, I have received several gifts from my family, friends and relatives, and all of them seemed to be special in one way or another. Today, I would like to talk about one such gift, a “pair of jeans”, which was important to me. Not sure, why people still call it a “pair of jeans” even though it is just one “piece of clothing”, but whatever we choose to call it, I really liked my jeans pants when my uncle offered it to me as a gift after graduating from my high school about 8 years ago. By the way, it was a rather unexpected