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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 pant when my uncle offered it to me as a gift after graduating from my high school about 15 years ago. By the way, it was a rather unexpected

Describe something you bought but did not use much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 362 with Model Answer: Describe something you bought but did not use much. You should say: what it was where you bought it from why you bought it and explain why you didn’t use it that 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 1: I don’t usually like to buy so may things unless I know for sure that I need them or will use them. But, there had been some occasions, when I have bought a few things, which eventually were left “unused” for the most part. Today, I would like to talk about one such item, which I didn’t use much, after buying it. It is a regular mobile phone which I bought about 2 years ago from a local electronics shop in my hometown. By the way, the smartphones were already in the markets at that time, but still, I chose to buy a regular phone, primarily because I wan

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 360 with Model Answer: Describe a tall building in your hometown that you like or dislike. You should say: where this building is what it looks like what it is used for and explain why you like or dislike 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:  There aren’t exactly too many tall buildings in my hometown, as far as I know, but there are a few of them which, I think, deserve some attention. Here, today, I would like to talk about one such tall building in my hometown which got my attention. The building is conveniently located at the heart of my hometown, close to a major intersection, which can be easily accessed from all directions. The building is 25 storeys tall, with a size of about 14,000 square feet on each floor, which is built with all kinds of modern building materials

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

Something you bought and was happy about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 357 with Model Answer: Describe something you have recently bought and felt happy about. You should say: what you have bought why you have bought it how much it cost you and explain why you felt 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 1: There are things, which we buy because we need them and there are things, which we buy, not only because we need them, but also because they make us feel happy. Today, I would like to talk about something, which I recently bought and felt really happy about it. It is a brand new smartphone, which I bought about a few months ago. I bought it at a discounted price, which came with all the latest tools and technologies, in order to ensure the best services. The smart device has a very unique and shiny navy blue colour, and it is about 7 i

Describe your idea of a perfect home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 356 with Model Answer: Describe your idea of a perfect home. You should say: where it would be how big it would be what it will look like and explain why it would be the perfect home 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: To tell the truth, the idea of a perfect home has eluded me for a long time because the idea doesn’t stick in my mind for too long. If I have one idea today, it is replaced with another the next day. But, still, I will try my best to describe my perfect home today without sounding too much “incoherent”. My perfect home should be preferably located in the countryside and close to a tulip garden. It should be a duplex home with at least 4 rooms on one side of the building while the kitchen and living room should be located on the other side. Each room sho

Something that you have achieved and you are proud of

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 350 with Model Answer: Describe something that you have achieved and you are proud of. You should say: what you have achieved when you have achieved it what was difficult about achieving it and explain why you are proud of this achievement. [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 always considered myself an “under-achiever”. Therefore, talking about my achievements doesn’t exactly thrill me much because I just don’t have many of them to talk about. But, I will still go ahead and try to find one to talk about that made me feel proud. About 7 years ago, learning about computer repairing skills or getting a certification on this important trade skill wasn’t exactly an easy thing in my little old town, where I used to live, because there weren’t just many good IT or technical insti

Describe a shop that recently opened in your hometown

IELTS Cue Card/Candidate Task Card 348 with Model Answer: Describe a shop that recently opened in your hometown/area. You should say: what type of shop it is what type of people go there what it sells and explain whether you will shop there or not. [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 live in a rather small town. So, whenever there is a new opening of anything or any new activities in my little old town, I come to know about them one way or another. Today, I would like to talk about one such new opening of a new shop in my area. It is a “super shop” (some people would prefer to call it a “grocery store”), a self-service store, offering a wide variety of food and household items, organized into different departments. They named the shop as “At your service” which has an opening hour from 7 am to 11 pm. I would cons

Describe an invention that has changed people’s life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 341 with Model Answer: Describe an invention that has changed people’s life. You should say: what it is who invented it when it was invented and explain how it has changed people’s life. [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: The use of the Global Positioning System, also known as GPS, has become so common in our modern life that we sometimes even forget that it exists. This invention and technology, I believe has changed people's life to a great extent. This is a relatively recent invention that helps to pinpoint any specific location with the use of satellites. It helps people determine a location, find a place they are looking for, monitor movement and interestingly enough measure time. We use it in our everyday life and our smartphones are constantly using it. The mastermin

Describe a useful plant you know about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 340 with Model Answer: Describe a useful plant you know about. You should say: what it is where it is available what it looks like and explain how this plant is useful. [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.]

Describe your idea of starting a new business

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 338 with Model Answer: Describe your idea of starting a new business in your area. You should say: what business it will be how you have got this idea what preparation and planning it would require and explain whether you would personally start 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Well, I am planning to start a business in our town and I think this is a good business idea for anyone to start in our area. I will finance the business while one of my cousins would look after it. The business idea is that we will start a store that will sell cosmetics and perfumes along with some other necessary household items. Initially, it would be a small store and I hope someday it will grow big.  I have completed my graduation a few months ago and I am searching for a suitable job. I

Describe a popular sport in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 334 with Model Answer: Describe a popular sport in your country. You should say: what sport it is what equipment is needed for this sport how it is played and explain why it is so popular in your country. [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: We love cricket, and this is perhaps the most popular sport in our country. The whole nation enjoys this sport as if it is in our blood. Cricket is played between two teams, and each team consists of 11 players. It is an outdoor sport and requires cricket bats, ball, bails, stumps, gloves, boundary lines, protective gear, scoreboard and sight screens. If children play it in a small playground, just bat, ball and stumps are enough for them. This sport has three popular formats - Test Matches, One Day Internationals, and Twenty20. The rules of

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.

A popular musical instrument in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 327 with Model Answer: Describe a popular musical instrument in your country. You should say: what it is how it is played what sort of music can it play and explain why is it so popular in your country. [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: A notable number of musical instruments are popular in India and flute is one of them. It is a cylindrical tube with holes in the tube for passing air which actually creates the tune. The use of flute has long been present in the history of Indian music and almost all the music composers apply it while music composition. There are various types of flutes are available and India proudly owns a couple of greatest flutists.

Describe something you do to help others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 308 with Model Answer: Describe something you do to help others. You should say: what you do how long have you been doing it how you started doing it and explain why you think this is helpful for others. [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: I actually provide technological support to people and some people have opined that it has greatly helped them. To make it clear, I help other people with their needs related to computer and technology. Actually, I am not quite enthusiast doing it and not sure how much it helps others, but for this cue card topic, I would like to talk about it. I live in a joint family in India. And thus the number of family members is more than the other ordinary families. So, most of them are in need of various types of supports and I try to help them when the