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Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 441 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you wore your best clothes. You should say: what occasion it was what dresses you wore who was present there and explain why you wore your best clothes for the occasion. [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, this is such a tough topic for me to talk about, perhaps because I am more of a casual person when it comes to wearing dresses. In other words, I don’t necessarily wear clothes, thinking that they are the best clothes, whether I am going to a party or just going to a grocery shop nearby. But, still, today here, I am going to try real hard and remember an occasion when I actually thought that I wore my best clothes. Anyway, the occasion, that best comes to my mind, on which I wore some of my best clothes was when I attended the marria

A change that can improve your local area

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 440 with Model Answer: Describe a change that can improve your local area. You should say: what change it is why this change is needed what you can do to help with it and explain how this change will improve your local area. [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, this is such an important topic to talk about. To tell the truth, I would like to change a lot of things in my local area in order to improve it. But, unfortunately, I just don’t have the authority or the means to do it. Anyway, here is one of those changes which I would like to talk about. Even though the locality in which I currently live now, doesn’t have many things to convince its dwellers to call it a “perfect place” for living, it still has one thing that many localities in and around my cities don’t - it has a beautiful

An important choice you had to make

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 439 with Model Answer: Describe an important choice you had to make in your life. You should say: when you had to make this choice what you had to choose between whether you made a good choice and explain how you felt when you were making this choice. [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: Life perhaps would be a lot easier for us if we didn’t have to make any choices in life. But, then life is not meant to be easy, so we are forced to make choices at some points in order to meet the demands of time, just like I did about a few years ago. I am not exactly an ambitious person who likes to achieve or acquire material things of life by hook or by crook. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I am a lazy person either. It is just that I don’t like too many complexities and commotions in and arou

Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 438 with Model Answer: Describe a game or sport you enjoy playing. You should say: what kind of game or sport it is who you play it with where you play it and explain why you enjoy playing 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: My family loves to play and watch only one sport, and that is football or soccer. So, it is quite natural for me also to enjoy playing this great sport more than any others, even though I have played other sports once in a while. But, still, I would like to go ahead and talk about football here. I don’t think that there is any need to reintroduce “football” here since it is by far the most popular sport in the world, with a staggering number of more than 250 million people watching or playing it, but just for the purpose of some academic reference, football is a te

Describe someone in your family who you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 437 with Model Answer: Describe someone in your family who you like. You should say: how this person is related to you what this person looks like what kind of person he/she is and explain why you like this 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: Thank God that this cue card didn’t ask me to talk about someone in my family who I like more than the others because then that would be a disaster! After all, I like to give them the impression that I like them all equally, even though, in reality, that is not quite always possible. But, anyway, thank you for this interesting, and yet quite challenging, topic. The person in my family, I'd like and want to talk about, is none other than my youngest uncle. But, even though, he is an uncle to me, to whom I should show due “respect” as per th

Describe one of your friends

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 436 with Model Answer: Describe one of your friends. You should say: how you met how long you have known each other how you spend time together and explain why you like this 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: Frankly speaking, I would be more than happy to talk about all of my friends here, one by one, but I don’t think that I will be able to do so within such a short period of time. So, I will go ahead and talk about just one as this topic suggests. Anyway, the friend, I want to talk about, is known to us as “Rabbi” (this is his nickname). I met this good friend of mine at a local coffee shop about 5 years ago. It was a rather busy coffee shop, so it was only natural for me to think that I would have to wait for some time before I could actually get my cup of fresh coffee. But th

Describe a song or a piece of music you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 435 with Model Answer: Describe a song or a piece of music you like. You should say: what the song or music is what kind of song or music it is where you first heard it and explain why 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: In my humble opinion, I think that there are very few things in this world which arouse our emotion as strongly as a piece of great music or song does. Today, here, I would like to talk about one such song which I heard for the first time at one of my friends’ house. The song, I like and want to talk about is titled “Return to Innocence” by the world-famous German music band called “Enigma”. Released in January 1994 as the lead single from their second album called the “The Cross of Changes”, the song had become one of their most successful international singl

Describe a well-known person you like or admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 434 with Model Answer: Describe a well-known person you like or admire. You should say: who this person is what this person has done why this person is so well-known and explain why you like or admire this 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: There are many well-known persons in the world today whom I really admire, even though, sometimes I ask myself if I am a big fan of them or their work to like or admire them so much. Nevertheless, I like to talk about them, learn more about them and sometimes get inspired by their words and works. I even sometimes talk about them with others, just like I am going to do here now. The well-known person, I admire and want to talk about, is Melinda Gates. Born in the year of 1964, Melinda Ann Gates is an American philanthropist and a former general

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 it is 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 35km long and 20km wide. Tasi

Describe an interest or hobby that you enjoy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 431 with Model Answer: Describe an interest or hobby that you enjoy. You should say: how you became interested in it how long you have been doing it why you enjoy it and explain what benefits you get from this interest or hobby. [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 had “zillions” of hobbies and interests up and until I started to attend university. Now, of course, I have only a couple of them that I tend to enjoy, and today, I would like to talk about one of them here. Anyway, one of those interests, that I tend to enjoy, is to get involved with fish farming. This fish farming thing has interested me from my early childhood since the time when I used to see my uncles doing fishing with fishing nets and rods. But back then, I couldn’t really do much about going after my interest since the

Describe an interesting historic place

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 430 with Model Answer: Describe an interesting historic place. You should say: what place 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 f

When you could not freely express your opinion

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 429 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you could not freely express your opinion. You should say: when it was what opinion you had in mind who were there and explain why you could not express your opinion freely. [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 much of an opinionated person except on some very rare occasions. Of course, there were some occasions when I was given the opportunity to express my opinion, but unfortunately, I don’t think that I was able to express them as freely as I would have preferred. Sometimes, even after my best effort, I was not allowed to express my opinion freely. Here I would like to talk about one of those occasions when I was not allowed to express my opinion freely. It happened about a few years ago when I was called to attend a meeting wh

Describe a memorable event in your life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 428 with Model Answer: Describe a memorable event in your life. You should say: when the event took place where the event took place what happened exactly and explain why this event was memorable 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: Our life is full of all kinds of memorable events – events which we like to cherish for a long time. Today, I would like to talk about one such memorable event which took place about 9 years ago from now. Back then, I was just a young boy, attending a junior high school in my little old town. There wasn’t really much to do in my town except playing some soccer and flying kites occasionally. There was no movie theatre, no nice cafĂ©, or any nice shopping complex where I could go and have fun. So, it was essentially a boring life for the little me. But, th

Film or a TV programme which has made a strong impression

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 427 with Model Answer: Describe a film or a TV programme which has made a strong impression on you. You should say: what kind of film or TV programme it was, e.g. comedy when you saw the film or TV programme what the film or TV programme was about and explain why this film or TV programme made such an impression on 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: These days, when most of us are tremendously busy, it is really hard to make some time for watching any kind of TV. But, luckily, I was free one evening about a month ago, and that’s when I got to watch a nice programme on TV. Thank you for this interesting cue card topic. The TV programme, I watched, was a comedy show which is probably aired every week. I knew that there was such a programme on TV, but I never really got a chance to watc

Teacher who has influenced you in your education

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 426 with Model Answer: Describe a teacher who has influenced you in your education. You should say: where you met him/her what subject he/she taught what was special about him/her and explain why this person influenced you 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: Teachers generally tend to have a great influence on our education and help us grow as a person at the later stage of our life. Thank you for this great cue card topic as it will allow me to talk about a teacher who I have always admired and always will. The person here, I am talking about, was my university teacher who used to teach business finance. Now, business finance, by no means, is an easy subject to learn, and it becomes even more so when you are learning advance level business finance. In fact, the level of complexit

Describe an area of science that interests you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 425 with Model Answer: Describe an area of science that interests you. You should say: what are of science it is what it mostly deals with how you know about this and explain why you are particularly interested in this area of science. [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: As a student of science, all kinds of science interest me. In fact, I firmly believe that without understanding science, we, as human civilization, would never be able to put our existence in proper perspective. However, while any kind of science interests me, one particular area of it interests me a bit more than others. This particular area of science is called “Genetic Engineering”. Now, anybody, who is interested a little about science, perhaps is aware of this particular type of science, but just for the purpose of s

Describe a book you bought for someone as a gift

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 424 with Model Answer: Describe a book you bought for someone as a gift. You should say: what type of book it was whom you gifted the book from where you bought it and explain why you decided to give this book 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: I am not sure if other people like books as a gift item, but I sure do. In fact, I have bought at least a dozen of books so far in order to offer them as gifts to my friends and loved ones, and today, I would like to talk about one of those books. The book, I would like to talk about here, is written on the story of an awesome adventure. Interestingly, enough though, I never really bought an adventure type book as a gift prior to that because frankly speaking, the details of most adventure books were a bit too much boring to me. In othe

A concert you have enjoyed with your friends

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 423 with Model Answer: Describe a concert you have enjoyed with your friends. You should say: what type of concert it was when and where you enjoyed it who was performing 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: There was a time in my life when I really liked to enjoy music concerts, especially, when I was a student. But, gone are those days, and now I can only navigate through the nice memories of those concerts in order to feel good, just as I am going to do here, now. Anyway, I enjoyed this music concert about 7 years ago. Back then, I was an adventurous and fun-loving senior high school student, trying to enjoy my life while also studying hard at the same time. When I was a high school student, I also loved to listen to different kinds of music, includi

An email that you sent to a wrong recipient

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 422 with Model Answer: Describe an email that you sent to a wrong recipient. You should say: when it was what type of email it was whom you wanted to send it and whom you actually sent it and explain what you did 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: In this age of computer and internet, I mostly like to use email in order to communicate with other people. But, on rare occasions, I have seen that my emails have ended up being sent to a wrong recipient, and today, I would like to talk about one such occasion. This incident happened about a year ago when I was trying to send an email to a good friend of mine to get some information on the ticket price of a domestic flight. By the way, this friend of mine works at a big travel agency, and he often helps me with such information, espe