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When you were a speaker in a meeting or a public function

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   505   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were a speaker in a meeting or a public function. You should say: what type of meeting or public function it was why you talked in this programme what you talked about as a speaker in the programme and explain your experience of being a speaker in this programme. [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, to tell the truth, I never had much opportunity to speak at any kind of meeting or public gathering except when I spoke at our local sports club meeting a few times. So, I will just go ahead and talk about the experience of speaking at one such club meeting. Now, please don’t jump to the conclusion, even just for a second, that just because I spoke at that club meeting a few times, I somehow carried some kind of credentials with me of being an exper

Book or magazine that you have read on a journey

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   503   with Model Answer: Describe a book or magazine that you have read while you were on a journey. You should say: what book or magazine it was where you were travelling how long you did read and explain how you felt about reading this book or magazine during this journey. [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 I am on a long journey, I usually carry a book or magazine with me so that I can read it from time to time in order to get rid of the boredom of a long journey. I did the same thing when I was travelling on a bus from my hometown to the capital city of my country about a few months ago. It was actually a monthly magazine – a magazine on men’s lifestyle – which I was carrying with me on that occasion. But, even though I was carrying the magazine with me, I wasn’t exactly looking forward

Describe a hotel where you have stayed just for a night

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   502   with Model Answer: Describe a hotel where you have stayed just for a night. You should say: when it was where the hotel was located why you stayed at that hotel and explain why you decided to stay just a night at that hotel. [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, I can’t say that I have always enjoyed staying at a hotel, no matter how many nights I spend there. Today, I would like to share the story of one such hotel stay, which I didn’t like even though it lasted for only one night. It happened about a year ago when I went to visit one of my cousin’s places in the remote countryside. Now, I am not sure about the countryside of other countries, but as far as the countryside of my country is concerned, one has to be extremely lucky to find any good hotels there, and I knew that too well too

Describe a boat journey that you have ever taken

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   501   with Model Answer: Describe a boat journey that you have ever taken. You should say: when it was where you went and why you used a boat for the journey who was with you and explain how you felt about this boat journey. [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 giving me the opportunity to say something about this interesting topic. Even though I haven’t had that many boat journeys in my life, whenever I had one, I always enjoyed it. Today, I would like to talk about one such boat journey that was, and still is, memorable for a number of reasons. Anyway, I had this boat journey about a couple of years ago during the rainy season when a couple of my distant cousins told me that they were planning to travel to a weekly open market on a boat to buy some stuff from the market. These cous

A person who encouraged you to achieve a goal

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   500   with Model Answer: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal. You should say: who this person is what goal it was how he or she has encouraged you to achieve the goal and explain how useful this person's encouragement was for you to achieve the goal. [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: Sometimes, all we need is just a little encouragement from someone to do better and become successful in life. And that’s exactly how I succeeded in achieving a goal recently, which I otherwise thought was not possible. Now, calling “riding a car always” - no matter wherever I go and how short the distance is - is a “bad habit” that might actually offend some people, but it certainly felt like one to me. I found out that I was gaining extra pounds in my body, and my fitness was deteriorating

A place where you used to play when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   499   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you used to play when you were a child. You should say: where it was with whom you played there what type of games or sports you played there and explain how you feel about this place now. [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 choosing this interesting topic for me. I would be more than happy to talk about a place where I used to play as a child. It is something that I am willing to do again and again because it takes me back to some of my best memories. Now, the place, I want to talk about, was nothing but just a regular playground which was neither too small nor big. It was an open space, so anybody could visit it at any time without any restrictions. There were a number of other open spaces like this in our small town, but what made

When you did not tell a friend the whole truth

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   498   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you did not tell a friend the whole truth. You should say: when it was who this friend was why you did not tell this friend the whole truth 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: Well, I am not sure about others, but I have sometimes avoided telling the truth, be it the whole truth or just the partial truth, to my friends. As I look back now, sometimes I had a good reason for that, and sometimes I did not. Today, I would like to share the story of one such occasion with you. To be honest with you, during my high school years, when I was just a young kid, I was not aware of the virtue of telling the truth no matter what. Sometimes telling “lies”, to my family or my friends, as long as it wasn’t hurting anybody’s interes

When you helped someone in his/her work or study

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   497   with Model Answer: Describe a situation when you helped someone in his/her work or study. You should say: when it was whom you helped how you helped this person 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: Well, I am not exactly a very bright student, but still, I have managed to help some of my classmates occasionally with their studies. Today, I would like to talk about one such occasion when I helped one of my classmates in completing a math assignment. It all happened about a few years ago when we were junior college students. This classmate of mine was an otherwise good student but he wasn’t really that good in college algebra. On the other hand, I somehow used to understand college algebra a bit better than other students, and this good classmate of mine was

Describe a famous business person you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   496   with Model Answer: Describe a famous business person that you know about. You should say: who this person is what kind of business this person is involved in what you know about this business person and explain what you think of this business 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: Introduction: I am grateful to you for this nice and interesting topic. Here I will try to describe a business person whom I not only know but also admire. Who this person is: This business person, whom I am talking about, is Mr Robert Fuller, who is a self-made billionaire and a famous personality in our country. His father was a farmer, and he lost his mother in his childhood. As a result, he could not even finish high school. But with his hard work, determination, talent, timely initiatives and business acum

Describe a hotel that you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   495   with Model Answer: Describe a hotel that you know. You should say: where this hotel is what this hotel looks like what facilities this hotel has and explain whether you think this is a nice hotel to stay in. [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: introduction: Thank you very much for this great topic. Last year, I went to attend a seminar at the London South Bank University and stayed at the "Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel". It was a great experience for me as it was my first solo trip out of my country when I stayed at a nice hotel and took care of myself without anyone advising or helping me. Here I will share my experience of staying at that hotel. where this hotel is: The hotel is conveniently located at 21 Lowndes Street, Knightsbridge, London, England. After I landed at Heathrow Airport,

Describe a website you have bought something from

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   494   with Model Answer: Describe a website you have bought something from. You should say: what the website is what you bought from this website how satisfied you were with what you bought and explain what you liked and disliked about using this website. [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: Introduction: Thank you very much for allowing me the time and the opportunity to talk about an eCommerce website from which I have purchased something. For this topic, I will share with you what website it is, what I bought from there, how satisfied I was with the product and how was my experience of using and navigating this website. what the website is: Well, to begin with, the website from which I made this purchase is called eBay and the full address of this website is www.ebay.com. I think eBay is one of

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 someone who is a good cook

  IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   490   with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who is a good cook. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what kinds of food this person cooks and explain why you think this person is a good cook. [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 think that we all love to know about good foods and how they are prepared. But, I think that it is also a good thing that we also sometimes know about the person or the cook who works so hard to prepare those foods from behind the screen. Mrs Hema is one such good cook, and today I would like to talk about her. I have known this person for a long time since she happens to be the wife of one of my elder cousins. She is also a teacher – a rather busy teacher, I might add - by profession, and it is safe to say that she loves her job very much.

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

Describe your favourite singer or musician

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   488   with Model Answer: Describe your favourite singer or musician. You should say: who this singer/musician is what type of singer or musician he/she is what type of people listen to his/ her songs/music and explain why he/she is your favourite singer or musician. [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 country, Bangladesh, has produced some really celebrated singers over the years. While all of these celebrated singers have managed to leave their distinct marks in the cultural arena of Bangladesh, one name probably deserves a bit more praise than the others. And the name of this renowned singer is Runa Laila. Now, it is certainly worth noting that Runa Laila is very much like a household name in South Asia, and she has remained so for more or less over the last 50 years. Born in the year 1952 in

Describe one of your favourite photographs

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   487   with Model Answer: Describe one of your favourite photographs. You should say: when the photograph was taken what it depicts what memory this photograph holds and explain why it is one of your favourite photographs. [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 enjoyed standing in front of a camera and taking a picture of myself. In fact, at one point in my life, I became so passionate about taking pictures that I even bought an expensive camera by selling a lot of my “personal” pieces of stuff. But, that’s a different story altogether, so I will just go ahead and talk about one of my favourite pictures instead - which I took with that camera. This particular picture, I am talking about, was taken at a wedding ceremony of one of my female cousins about 2/3 years ago. Now, before I go to t

Describe your favourite food or dish

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   486   with Model Answer: Describe your favourite food or dish. You should say: what dish or food item it is how it is made/prepared/cooked how common this food item or dish is in your country and explain why it is your favourite food item/ dish. [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 love foods, and who doesn’t! But, of course, not everybody likes the same types of foods. For example, somebody may like fish, while many others can’t even take the smell of it! Some may prefer fast food while many others just avoid them like plagues on some health grounds! Talking about fast foods, I just love eating pizza. In fact, if my memory serves me well, pizza has been one of my favourite foods since my early university days, and there wasn’t a week for me in those university years that had passed by without eat

Describe an advertisement you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   485   with Model Answer: Describe an advertisement you like. You should say: what type of advertisement it is what product or service it advertises where and when you first saw it and explain why you like this advertisement. [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 all like to watch our favourite programmes on TV, but unfortunately, most of the time, those untimely and boring commercials or advertisements take the fun out of it. However, there are times when we do like some of those advertisements, and today, I would like to talk about one of them here. Anyway, I saw the funny ad about 5/6 years ago for the first time at my cousin’s place when I was visiting him on my holidays. But, unfortunately, my holidays were pretty much ruined as I had to remain “stuck” at my cousin’s place most of the time due

Describe a person who wears unusual clothes

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   484   with Model Answer: Describe a person who wears unusual clothes. You should say: who this person is what type of dresses he/she wears why his/her dresses are unusual and explain what you think about the way he/she dresses. [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 more of a traditional kind of person, who likes traditional outfits. But, to some people, of course, traditional clothing can be “boring”, and so, they choose to wear kinds of clothes which can easily be considered as “unusual”, sometimes "very fashionable" or even sometimes a bit bizarre! Today, I would like to talk about one such person who wears such uncommon and unusual clothes whom I know closely. This rather unusual clothing wearer is a local grocery shopkeeper in my area. I have known this person - who is currently in