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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

An excursion you enjoyed during your college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 421 with Model Answer: Describe an excursion you enjoyed during your college days. You should say: when you enjoyed this excursion who was with you what you did and saw and explain why you enjoyed the excursion 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 haven’t had much opportunity to go for excursions as a student except on a couple of occasions when I was attending junior college. Today, I would like to talk about one of those excursions which I really enjoyed. The excursion, I went for, took place about 8 years ago from now when I was a second-year junior college student. In the beginning, I wasn’t exactly very interested in taking part in that excursion since it was organized on a chilly day (yes, I don’t like cold at all), but when the supervisor-in-charge of the excursion told u

Describe a public holiday that people enjoy so much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 420 with Model Answer: Describe a public holiday that people enjoy so much in your country. You should say: what public holiday it is how it is celebrated what you do during that time and explain why people enjoy this public holiday 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: Canada, my homeland, has a variety of cultural, nationalistic, and religious holidays that are colourfully observed by her people. Today, I would like to talk about one such holiday which has a great religious significance. The name of this public holiday is called “Good Friday” which is observed with great religious fervour by the devoted Christian people all over Canada. Occurring just before two days of the Easter Sunday, it is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which plays an im

When you asked for an extension of time

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 419 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you asked for an extension of time to complete something. You should say: when it was what the task was who you asked for the extension in time and explain why you needed more time to complete 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: As a university student, I needed to ask for an extension many a time to finish my homework or assignments because of wasting my time in doing unnecessary things. Today, I would like to talk about one of those times when I needed to ask for an extension. It was during the final year of my university studies when I was struggling to balance my student life and the life outside of it. Yes, my final year at the university was hectic, to say the least, since my course load was a bit too much for me to handle.  Of course,

A club or association you have been involved

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 418 with Model Answer: Describe a club or association you have been involved in your school or college. You should say: what type of club or association it was how long you have been a member what you did as a member and explain what you enjoyed 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: When I was studying at a senior high school, I joined my high school debate club, and today, I would like to talk about that here. Prior to joining that debate club, I had watched many debates on the television, which I generally liked for the most part, but never really thought of being a part of a debate team, simply because I was nervous about speaking in front of the public. So, when my parents pushed me to join my high school debate club, apparently because I was doing too little extra-curricular

Describe something you enjoyed doing in a group

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 417 with Model Answer: Describe something you enjoyed doing in a group. You should say: what you did in a group whom you did it with when you did it and explain how you felt about doing it in a group. [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 loved doing things in a group whether playing cards during the weekend or watching a movie at a theatre. But, today, I would like to talk about something which I have done only once in my life with a group of other people. Well, I have always loved riding a bicycle in all kinds of weather. In fact, it is one of my favourite pass time activities which I still enjoy, but not just as frequently as when I was a student at a junior college about 7 years ago. Back then, I had a nice mountain bike which I used to ride along the unpaved roads, leadin

Something you don't have now but would really like to own

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 416 with Model Answer: Describe something you don't have now but would really like to own in the future. You should say: what this thing is how long you have wanted to own it where you first saw it and explain why you would like to own 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 for allowing me to talk about something on this interesting topic. To be honest, I want to have many things in the future, apparently because I can’t have them now. I would surely love to talk about all of those things one by one, but I am sure that I won’t have enough time to do so. So, I will just go ahead and talk about that one thing which I have always wanted from my childhood. This particular thing, I want to have, is a personal car. But, it is easier said than done because it is not a cheap commod

When a family member asked for your help

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 415 with Model Answer: Describe a time when a family member asked for your help. You should say: when it was who asked for your help how you helped 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: Out of three daughters of her, I am presumably the “least” favourite of my mother, probably because I very seldom extend my helping hands to her in maintaining the house. But, it is not exactly entirely my fault since she asks for my help only on some very rare occasions, and that too only for very small things, like moving the couch pillows from one place to another or close the doors of our kitchen cabinets. But, about a year ago, my mother surprised me by asking for my help, and a big help in that, in order to prepare some delicious Italian cuisines for some special gues

Describe a child that you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 414 with Model Answer: Describe a child that you know. You should say: who this child is and how often you see him or her how old this child is what he or she is like and explain what you feel about this child. [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 being around children since they are nothing but some bundle of joy. So, thank you indeed for this lovely cue card topic which allows me to talk about a child – a boy rather - whom I have known since the last couple of years. The boy, I am talking about, is 4 or 5 years old, who happens to live in the same neighbourhood as me. Being a little bit on the chubby side, this little boy can be too cute and sweet to be ignored by any person, no matter how stranger of a person he or she really is. The parents of this little boy are very much aware

Describe a shop near where you live

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 413 with Model Answer: Describe a shop near where you live that you sometimes use. You should say: what sorts of product or service it sells what the shop looks like where it is located and explain why you use this shop sometimes. [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: Up and until a couple of years ago, the suburb, in which I currently live now, didn’t have any good bakery shops that would sell good snacks or birthday cake. But, now there are a number of them which compete with each other to offer great quality snacks. Today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of those bakery places which I visit from time to in order to buy birthday cakes. The bakery shop, I am talking about, initially started with just selling some regular snacks and ready-made coffee. But, when its popularity st

Describe a place that has been affected by pollution

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 412 with Model Answer: Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution. You should say: where it was when you visited this place what kind of pollution you saw there and explain how this place was affected by pollution. [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: Pollution is a serious threat to our environment that our world is facing today. In fact, there is hardly any place in this world which has not been affected by pollution in one way or another. Today, I would like to talk about one such place which is perhaps one of the most seriously polluted regions in the world. The place, I am talking about, is Indonesia, which I visited about a year ago to meet a friend. Located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia could easily be considered as one of the few mo

Someone you know who does something well

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 411 with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who does something well. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what he/she does well and explain why you think this person is so good at doing this. [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 been lucky to know a good number of people who just happen to know how to take care of things well whether they are doing it in their personal life or professional life. Today, I would like to talk about one of these persons who is none other than a good co-worker of mine. I have known this fellow worker of mine for more than a few years who joined our steel sheet manufacturing company as a junior quality assurance manager. From the way he was conducting his job affairs and taking care of the things, which he was responsible for,

Risk that may have gone wrong but turned out well

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 410 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you took a risk that may have gone wrong but turned out well. You should say: when it was what type of risk you took what could have gone wrong and explain how it turned out well. [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 been in the category of those people who always like to play safe. But, after talking with Jasper, my childhood friend and also an entrepreneur, I learned that playing safe wouldn’t take me far in life. So, I decided to take some risk to try my luck about a few years ago when I wasn’t really enjoying my regular 9 am to 5 pm job. I guess I was just passing through a phase of my life when I wanted to become a bit more adventurous by setting aside the traditional thoughts and beliefs. So, when my childhood friend, Jasper,

When you were surprised to meet a friend

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 409 with Model Answer: Describe a situation when you were surprised to meet a friend. You should say: when it was who this friend was where you met this friend and explain why you were surprised to meet this friend. [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 this interesting cue card topic. I would be more than happy to describe a situation here when I was really surprised to meet a friend of mine, about whom, I thought, I knew very well. It all happened about a few years ago when I went to attend a Canadian university in order to complete my post-graduation degree. I shared this plan of mine with almost all of my friends and relatives. I am pretty sure that I told about attending a Canadian university to this particular friend of mine as well, but little did I know that this frien

One of the most popular TV shows in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 408 with Model Answer: Describe one of the most popular TV shows in your country. You should say: what type of TV show it is what it is about what you like/dislike about it 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: There are many great shows on Bangladeshi TV which I would really love to watch. But, because of time constraints, I just can’t do it as often as I would prefer to do. However, there is one TV show, and also one of the most popular shows, which I seldom miss. So, I will go ahead and talk about that TV show here. The name of this TV show is called “Ittadi” (meaning “etcetera” in plain English). It is a television magazine programme which was first aired in the year of 1989 through the “heart and soul” efforts of one the few most charis

When you visited a friend or family member at their workplace

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 407 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you visited a friend or family member at their workplace. You should say: who you visited where this person worked why you visited this person’s workplace and explain how you felt about visiting this person’s workplace. [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 can’t really say that I feel very comfortable visiting people at their workplaces. After all, I never really like to bother people, when they are busy, unless I have a very valid reason to do so. But, today, I would like to talk about a time when I actually felt a bit relaxed with visiting a family member of mine at her workplace. This family member of mine, I visited, was none other than my own elder sister who used to work as a senior medical doctor at a medical college about 7 years ago. B

Interesting discussion you had about how you spend your money

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 406 with Model Answer: Describe an interesting discussion you had about how you spend your money. You should say: who you had the discussion with why you discussed this topic what the result of the discussion was and explain why this discussion was interesting 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: I have felt that a few people want to discuss how we spend money or how we should spend money, in a serious manner because talking about this issue makes them rather uncomfortable. But, for me, whenever I have got an opportunity, I have discussed this important subject with others around me, just like I did about a few months ago. The discussion started very casually with one of my co-workers at the office, but it got more and more interesting as the discussion continued a bit longer than

When you had to wait a long time for someone or something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 405 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you had to wait a long time for someone or something to arrive. You should say: who or what you were waiting for how long you had to wait why you had to wait a long time and explain how you felt about waiting for a long time. [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 this great topic. Today, I would like to talk about an occasion when I had to take my mother to a doctor and wait for him for a long time to arrive at his chamber. My mother has been suffering from a chronic orthopaedic problem for a couple of years. And for that reason, I have to take her to a doctor every once in a while. Luckily, of course, this never really creates any problem for us since we visit the same doctor (very much like a “family” doctor) for her treatment