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Describe a place where you can go to learn something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   573   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you can go to learn something. You should say: what type of place it is how you know about this place what kind of people go there and what they can learn and explain why you like to go to this place. [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 wonderful topic that asks me to talk about a place where I can go to learn something. Well, one such place where we can broaden our knowledge is the local community library that we have. I believe that libraries are enriching hubs accessible to all, fostering a culture of learning and discovery, and for this topic, I would like to talk about it. I became aware of this place during my early schooling when teachers encouraged us to explore beyond textbooks. Libraries were the treasure troves

An advertisement that you think is informative and useful

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   572   with Model Answer: Describe an advertisement that you think is informative and useful for people. You should say: where type of advertisement it is what product or service it advertises what it shows and explain why you think this advertisement is informative and useful for people. [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 would like to talk about a highly informative and useful advertisement for a product that I believe can significantly benefit people's health. It's a televised advertisement for a brand of water purifiers known as "PureFlow." The advertisement is a typical 60-second television commercial that typically airs during prime time. It advertises water purifiers, which are essential devices for ensuring safe and clean drinking water, especially in areas with water qu

When you were forced to stay home for a few days

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   571   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were forced to stay home for a few days. You should say: when it was why you had to stay home for a few days what you did during these days 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 distinctly remember a time when I was compelled to stay at home for several days due to an illness. It was about two years ago, during the winter season, and the experience left a lasting impression on me. I would share this experience with you now. The reason I had to stay home was a severe bout of the flu. It started with a high fever, persistent cough, and an overall feeling of weakness. My doctor advised me to rest and recover at home to avoid spreading the illness and to allow my body to heal. Being confined to my home for several days

A person who has given you some important advice

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   570   with Model Answer: Describe a person who has given you some important advice. You should say: who this person was  what type of advice he/she gave you when it was and explain why you think it was some important advice 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: Oh! this is such an interesting and important topic to talk about. For it, I would like to talk about a person who provided me with some crucial advice, and he is my high school teacher, Mr. Johnson. He was not only an exceptional teacher but also a mentor who genuinely cared about his students' future. The valuable advice he gave me was about setting clear career goals. It was during my junior year in high school when students typically faced immense pressure to make decisions about their career paths. I was confused and overwhel

When you were made responsible for something you did not do

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   569   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were made responsible for something you did not do. You should say: when it was why you think you were made responsible for that what was your initial reaction and explain how you feel about it 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: The incident I'd like to describe here actually took place a few years ago, perhaps five years ago, when I was working as a project manager for a software development company. It was a fairly large-scale project, and the team was under tremendous pressure to meet deadlines. One day, a critical bug was discovered in the software we were developing, and it had the potential to delay the project significantly. The bug was traced back to a specific module of the software, and it was supposed to be handled by another te

Describe a foreign TV programme you have watched

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   568   with Model Answer: Describe a foreign TV programme you have watched. You should say: what TV programme or show it was when you watched it why you decided to watch it and 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: Well, this interesting topic reminds me of a time when I had the pleasure of watching a Korean TV programme called "Moving to". In fact it happened a couple of months ago, and the memories are still fresh! I discovered this foreign TV programme when I was exploring international content on a streaming platform called Netflix. I decided to watch "Moving" primarily out of curiosity about Korean television and to experience a different cultural perspective. The premise of the show, which revolves around individuals or families relocating t

A movie you would like to watch with your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   567   with Model Answer: Describe a film/movie you would like to watch with your family. You should say: what film/movie it is how you know about it when and where you want to watch it with your family and explain why you want to watch it with your family. [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 : One movie that I would really like to watch with my family is "It's a Wonderful Life." I first heard about this classic film through a friend who highly recommended it for its heartwarming storyline and timeless themes. But when I actually watched it, I thought it was one of the best movies ever, and I would want to enjoy it with my entire family. Thank you very much for this opportunity to let me talk about this topic. I believe that watching "It's a Wonderful Life" with my family

Describe a time when you represented a team

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   566   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you represented a team. You should say: when it was what type of team you were representing how many others were in the team 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 : Thank you so much for this interesting and nice topic. I'd like to tell you about an experience when I had the honor of representing my college's debate team in an inter-college debate competition a couple of years ago. This event took place during my second year at college. I was an active member of the college's debate club, so when the opportunity arose to participate in this prestigious competition, I was both excited and a little nervous. The competition was held at a renowned university, and it attracted teams from various colleges in the reg

When you enjoyed visiting a member of your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   562   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you enjoyed visiting a member of your family in their home. You should say: who you visited and where they lived why you made this visit what happened during this visit and explain what you enjoyed about this visit. [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 would like to share a memorable experience when I visited my aunt's house during a school break. My aunt, who lives in a quaint suburban neighbourhood, had invited me over to spend a few days with her and her family. I had always enjoyed spending time with them, and this visit turned out to be particularly enjoyable. My aunt's home is nestled in a peaceful and lush green area, providing a refreshing change from the cityscape where I lived. The purpose of my visit was simply to catch up, relax,

A picture or photograph you have in your room

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   561   with Model Answer: Describe a picture or photograph you have in your room. You should say: how long you have this in your room what is in the photograph or picture where you got it from and explain what this photo means 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've a photograph in my room that holds a special place in my heart. I've had this photograph for around three years now, and it captures a moment of pure joy and togetherness. The photo features my family during a vacation we took to a serene beach. In the picture, we're all standing on the sandy shore, with the vast ocean in the background. The sun is setting, casting a warm, golden glow on us. I can see my parents, my younger sister, and me, all wearing big smiles on our faces. My sister and I are holding hands, laughi

Describe some food or drink that you learned to prepare

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   560   with Model Answer: Describe some food or drink that you learned to prepare. You should say: what food or drink you learned to prepare when and where you learned to prepare this how you learned to prepare this and explain how you felt about learning to prepare this food or drink. [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: Oh, this is such a nice topic to talk about. In fact, I am happy to have this topic to talk about because I love to cook and sometimes experiment with it. One food item I learned to prepare is homemade pizza, and here I'm going to talk about it. What food or drink you learned to prepare: I learned to prepare a variety of food and drink items but pizza stands out among them. Homemade pizza is a versatile dish where you can choose your favourite toppings and create a

Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   559   with Model Answer: Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake. You should say: when it was where you were why you had to stay awake even though you were sleepy 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: Introduction: One memorable occasion when I had to battle my drowsiness and stay awake was when my younger sister fell sick and had to be taken to the hospital. It was an emotionally challenging and exhausting experience, but I knew that my presence and support were crucial to her well-being. That's exactly the night I could not sleep at all even though I was asleep. I will share this experience with you here. When it was: This happened a few months ago when my sister suddenly developed a high fever and severe cough. We rushed her to the hospital late

When you celebrated some kind of success or achievement

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   558   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you celebrated some kind of success or achievement. You should say: when it was what you were celebrating who was with you 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: Introduction: One memorable moment in my life, when I celebrated a significant success, was on my graduation day. It was a joyous occasion that marked the successful completion of my undergraduate studies and the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I am so grateful to you to be able to talk about this wonderful event and my experience of this event. When it was: The graduation ceremony took place on a bright and sunny day in June, two years ago. The anticipation leading up to this day had been building for years, and finally, the moment had arrived to celebrat

A leisure activity you have enjoyed with your family

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   557   with Model Answer: Describe a leisure activity you have enjoyed lately with your family. You should say: when it was what type of leisure activity it was how frequently you do this with your family and 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: Introduction: Spending quality leisure time with family is a cherished opportunity to create lasting memories and strengthen the bond between loved ones. Recently, I had the pleasure of engaging in a delightful leisure activity with my family that brought us immense joy and togetherness. For this topic, I am going to share this experience with you. When it was: Just last month, during a weekend, we decided to have a family picnic at a nearby park. It was a much-needed break from our busy schedules and provided us with an oppor

Something you remember about your first day at a new school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   556   with Model Answer: Describe something you remember about your first day at a new school. You should say: where it was how old you were back then what you remember about the day 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: Introduction: The first day at a new school is often filled with excitement, nervousness, and anticipation. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in one's life and presents an opportunity to make new friends and adapt to a different environment. I vividly remember my first day at a new school, which left a lasting impression on me, and for this topic, I am going to share this experience with you. Where it was: The new school I attended was located in a bustling city neighbourhood in our country. It had modern infrastructure, spacious classroom

A trip with your friends that you enjoyed a lot

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   555   with Model Answer: Describe a trip with your friends that you enjoyed a lot. You should say: when it was where you were going what was special about this trip and explain why you enjoyed this trip 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: Introduction: A trip with friends can be an incredibly memorable and enjoyable experience, creating bonds and memories that last a lifetime. One such trip that stands out in my mind is a recent adventure I embarked on with three of my closest friends. It was a perfect blend of excitement, exploration, and laughter. When it was & Where you were going: The trip took place last summer during our college break. We decided to explore the stunning coastal region of Bali, Indonesia. Known for its picturesque landscapes, vibrant culture, and beautiful beaches

When you had to do something in a hurry

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   554   with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you had to do something in a hurry. You should say: what you had to do why you had to do this in a hurry how well you did this and explain how you felt about having to do this in a hurry. [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: First of all, thank you for this interesting topic. One memorable occasion when I had to do something in a hurry was when I had to catch a flight to attend an important family event. The situation demanded quick and efficient action to ensure I reached the airport on time and didn't miss the flight. This experience taught me the importance of time management and the ability to handle pressure effectively. I had to pack my bags, arrange transportation, and reach the airport within a limited timeframe. Additionally, I had to e

Describe a monument that you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   553   with Model Answer: Describe a monument (e.g., a statue or sculpture) that you like. You should say: what this monument is where this monument is what it looks like and explain why you like this monument. [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: The monument that holds a special place in my heart is the Statue of Liberty, located in New York City, United States. This iconic symbol of freedom and democracy has captivated millions of people around the world with its grandeur and historical significance. I would like to thank you for this opportunity to let me talk about this famous monument. What this monument is: The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture that was gifted to the United States by the people of France in 1886. It stands on Liberty Island in the New York Ha

Describe a big city you would like to visit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   552   with Model Answer: Describe a big city you would like to visit. You should say: which big city you would like to visit how you would travel there  what you would do there and explain why you would like to visit this big city. [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: A big city that I would love to visit is "Toronto" - the largest city in Canada and a cultural hub that has garnered international acclaim. Its dynamic blend of modernity and diversity, coupled with its stunning skyline and vibrant neighbourhoods, make it an enticing destination for exploration and immersion. Toronto, situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, is known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, multiculturalism, and thriving arts and entertainment scene. I would love to visit this city in the next couple of months. To rea

The neighbourhood you lived in when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   551   with Model Answer: Describe the neighbourhood you lived in when you were a child. You should say: where in your town/city the neighbourhood was what kind of people lived there what it was like to live in this neighbourhood and explain whether you would like to live in this neighbourhood in the 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: Introduction: The neighbourhood we grow up in holds a special place in our hearts, as it shapes our early memories and experiences. The neighbourhood I lived in during my childhood was a vibrant and close-knit community that left a lasting impression on me. For this topic, I will describe the neighbourhood where I grew up as a child. Where in your town/city the neighbourhood was: The neighbourhood was located in the southern part of my town, nestled amidst a s