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Child with whom you had an interesting conversation

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 370 with Model Answer:
Describe a child with whom you had an interesting conversation.You should say:
who the child washow you know him/herhow often you meet him/herand explain why you think the conversation you had with this child was 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 1: 
Children are constantly changing and developing new preferences, fears, thoughts and emotions. But, for the very same reasons, they can be interesting also. Even some conversations with them sometimes can be rather amusing. Today, I would like to talk about one such conversation with a child which, I thought, was fascinating.

His full name is “Zulqar Seikh”, about 4/5 years old, and he also happens to be the nephew of one of my friends. I met Zulqar about a few months ago at a local stadium when his uncle (my friend) b…

When you gave someone some money as a gift

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 369 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you gave someone some money as a gift.You should say:
when it waswhom you gave itwhat occasion it wasand explain why you gave some money to this person as a gift.

[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 like to give gifts to my family, friends and relatives on different occasions whenever I get an opportunity. These gifts, of course, could be anything, from a nice gift card and flowers to some fancy objects. But, today, I would like to about a time when I offered money as a gift.

It was about a couple of years ago when the birthday of my best friend’s nephew was approaching. The boy was about 6 years old who I used to treat just like my own nephew. But, he wasn’t exactly like other boys of his age as he didn’t have much liking for things like nice shoes, dres…

When you felt proud of your friend’s success

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 368 with Model Answer:
Describe a moment when you felt proud of your friend’s success.You should say:
what the friend achievedwhen it happenedhow your friend accomplished itand explain why you thought it was a success.

[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 all feel happy and proud of the success stories of our families and friends, whether it is big or small. But, some success stories make us even more proud because they are achieved under some trying circumstances. Today, I would like to talk about one such success, which was achieved by my friend about 10 years ago.

Kim Lee, my college friend, always liked to maintain a “low” profile for as long as I had known him. So, when he told me one day that he would run for the post of a local “councillor” in the following local city council election, I cou…

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 ishow often you use this websitewhat information the website gives youand 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 in today’s world which attr…

A person who has interesting ideas or opinions

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 366 with Model Answer:
Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions.You should say:
who this person ishow you know this personwhat interesting ideas/opinions he/she givesand explain why you think that this person has interesting ideas/opinions.

[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 all have our own ideas and opinions. However, not all of us are interested to share them with others. But, some people are never afraid to share their ideas or opinions with others, be them normal or radical. Today, I would like to talk about one such person who never seemed to be short of any ideas or opinions!

He seemed to be just a regular guy. I met him rather casually at a book shop when I was trying to buy a storybook for one of my little cousins. He started the conversation with me with a casual enquiry a…

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 waswhen you received itwho gave it to youand 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 gift from my uncle he was nev…

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 a time when you were very happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 363 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were very happy.You should say:
when it waswhat was the occasionwho were with youand 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 1:
Life is full of many happy events and occasions. Thankfully, I have also been blessed to experience some of these happy occasions in my short life, and this cue card topic offers me a perfect opportunity to revisit one such happy occasion today.

Back in my high school days, about 10 years ago or so, I wasn’t exactly known to be a very “strong” young lad, comparing to the other young boys of my age. So, when other school boys were busy, running and playing with each other in a field, I would just feel happy watching them from a safe distance most of the times. Sometimes, I even used to ignore the requ…

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 waswhere you bought it fromwhy you bought itand 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 anything unless I know for sure that I need it or will use it. But, there had been some occasions in the past, when I 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 5 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 was never in favour of spending a…

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: Getting involved in a quarrel with my husband was really a stressful event for me last week. I failed to control my temper. In fact, it was his fault and he tried to trap me as guilty. So, I protested against the unjust attitude and the situations turned worst. It was the perfect example of a stressful situation in my family of two. Finally, he admitted the guilt and then everything went back to normalcy. Both of us went angry on the matter that it created a mess around the home.

When I was blamed, I tried to control my temper. Actually, I am a short-tempered…

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 you like or dislike.You should say:
where this building iswhat it looks likewhat it is used forand 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: Thank you so much for this nice topic. I really am proud to have the chance of living in the city of Malaga in Spain. This is one of the oldest cities in the country and is adorned by numerous structures. Recently we got a large building in the southeast corner of the city. This is a mega shopping mall that has different brands and local shops.

The architectural design of the building is attractive. The outer of the entire building is made of glass. The 8-story building also looks gorgeous in the early part of the day. The sunlight reflection on the building is wonderful.…

Describe an expensive hobby you can’t pursue daily

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 359 with Model Answer:
Describe an expensive hobby you can’t pursue daily.You should say:
what it iswhy it is expensivewhy you wish to pursue itand explain when you are planning on doing it in the near future.

[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: Hobbies define who we become and how we choose to live our life. It nurtures creativity and a man without a hobby is like a garden without a flower. I would like to thank you for letting me talk about a hobby I cherish but cannot follow on a regular basis.

Decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 347 with Model Answer:
Describe a decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with.You should say:
who made this decisionwhat it washow you expressed your disagreementand explain why you disagreed with this decision.

[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 opportunity to let me talk about this topic. I live in a joint family in Haryana, a state in the northern part of India. Recently I experienced a situation when I had to disagree. An uncle made a decision which I could not agree with. But being the senior most person in the family, we all had to follow his orders and it did not matter whether we like that or not. Being an educated individual, I actually could not agree with him and protested against the decision. This is a great cue card topic for me and I will describ…

Describe an appointment that was put ahead of schedule

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 344 with Model Answer:
Describe an appointment that was put ahead of schedule.You should say:
what this appointment waswhen it happenedwhy it was brought forwardand explain how you felt about the appointment being rescheduled.

[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 had an appointment with a professor at Dortmund University in Dortmund, Germany. Actually, it was about taking his interview on his current research. And I had to take it before the scheduled for some reasons and managing everything was challenging for me. Somehow I managed this unmanageable event. This is a very good candidate task card and I will answer the remaining questions here.

Couple you know who have a happy marriage

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 342 with Model Answer:
Describe a couple you know who have a happy marriage.You should say:
who they arehow you know themwhat they usually do togetherand explain how you feel about their marriage.

[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: Mr and Mrs Saad live in the opposite apartment of mine at the Safwa City in Saudi Arabia. They are the couple who have a very happy marriage I have ever seen. They have been married for over 20 years and still, they are leading a romantic life and without any trouble. This is a great candidate tasks card for me, and I am happy to have the chance of describing the couple here.

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 iswho invented itwhen it was inventedand explain how it 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 a usual matter for everyone particularly people with smartphones. This is the modern technology that helps to pinpoint any specific location with the use of satellites. Now, this has become a great tool for people who want to explore the world. This nice cue card task allows me to discuss the issue. I am pleased to have it in my luck and thank you for this topic.

Describe a transport problem in your city/town

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 336 with Model Answer:
Describe a transport problem in your city/town.You should say:
what the problem iswhat the causes of this problem arehow it affects youand explain how you think it might be solved.

[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: Traffic congestion is a great problem at present. The number of commuters is on the rise in Hong Kong. In line with the passengers, the number of vehicles is also increasing too. As a result, the traffic congestion has become a great problem for the ordinary people. Moreover, the high population density is creating the situations worst. It is a smart candidate task card to point out the situation and solution. I will describe the matters now.

Describe how you behaved in a stressful situation

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 335 with Model Answer:
Describe how you behaved in a stressful situation.You should say:
what the situation washow you behavedhow other people might have behavedand explain how you felt about your behaviour afterwards.

[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: Recently, I got divorced and it was a stressful situation for me. I think I was not guilty enough that my ex-husband got separated. Actually, he was in love with another woman in a bar in Hong Kong where he worked as the barkeeper. I do not know how everything happened and it was all of a sudden that I got the divorce documents sent from my ex-husband. So, I was worried. This is a smart cue card question for me and I will explain the matter in brief.

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.

Describe a place that has a special meaning to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 331 with Model Answer:
Describe a place that has a special meaning to you.You should say:
what kind of place it is and where it iswhat it looks likewhat memories you associate with itand explain why you particularly like the place.

[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 very much for this nice cue card topic. to illustrate, Riyadh is a global city and capital of Saudi Arabia. This is a grand city and filled with all the modern benefits, and geographically located on the Arabian Peninsula. Some prominent historical issues are also attached to this city. Riyadh has an enriched history beginning from the pre-Islamic age and now this city is an iconic one. It accommodates over six million people at a time. This cue card task looks smart and I am happy to deal with this. The remaining answers are a…