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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

Special event/ moment that made you happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 404 with Model Answer: Describe a special event/ moment that made you happy. You should say: when it was what event/moment it was who were with you and explain why it was a happy event/moment. [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 rejoice every special moment that makes us happy. But, those special moments make us happier when they arrive against all kinds of odds, and today, I would like to talk about one such special moment. The special moment, which made me so happy, arrived about 5 years ago when my younger sister was trying to earn her medical practice license in order to work and practice as a medical doctor. But, of course, it was never an easy thing to earn, and my younger sister was trying her level best to pass the test. But, just before a few days of that important

Experience you had as a member of a team

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 403 with Model Answer: Describe an experience you had as a member of a team. You should say: what type of team it was for how long you had been a member of this team what you did as a team member and explain why you still remember your experience as a team member of this team. [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: During my high school years, I was a fairly active person as a football or soccer player. In fact, I used to be one of the best players for my high school soccer team as long as I was in high school. So, I will go ahead and talk about an experience as a member of my high school soccer team. Now, to introduce my high school team a little, it used to have one of the best junior soccer teams in our region not-so-long before I became a student there. Of course, nobody was to be blamed

Something that was difficult to use at first

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 402 with Model Answer: Describe something you purchased that was difficult to use at first. You should say: what it was why you purchased it why it was difficult to use at first and explain how you had been able to learn to use 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 was never really much of a fan of setting up a toaster in our kitchen and use it, mainly because it would make our small kitchen look even more crowded than already it was. But, my mother disagreed with me and asked me to buy a nice looking toaster so that she wouldn’t need to toast so many pieces of bread on a frying pan. By the way, the majority of our family members, including me, preferred their loaves of bread to be toasted on a frying pan because doing it on a frying pan would toast them evenly from both sides. Ther

Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 401 with Model Answer: Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much. You should say: what type of job it was how long you did that job what you had to do and explain why you did not enjoy 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, ideally speaking, I would never really want to be in a position where I would try some jobs but not enjoy it. But, unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and therefore, like many others, I also tried a couple of jobs at some point of my life but didn’t really enjoy them much. Anyway, one of those jobs, which I tried but didn’t like much, involved being an Information Officer at one of the biggest amusement parks of my country. This was the second job of my professional career after finishing my university, so I took this job really serio

Describe an important text message you received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  399 with Model Answer: Describe an important text message you received. You should say: when it was who sent it to you what it was about and explain why it was so 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:   Whether I like it or not, I receive tons of text messages on my mobile phone, most of which are usually not important. But, today, I would like to talk about a text message which was really important. I received this text message about a year ago or so when I was travelling to another city because of some important professional tasks. Before leaving my hometown, I already told my family that it was going to be a while before I returned home. So, I wasn’t exactly expecting any kind of communication on the part of my family. But, still, I was on the lookout to see if there

Describe a person who is good at work

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  398 with Model Answer: Describe a person who is good at his/her work. You should say: who this person is what he/she does how you know this person and explain why you think this person is good at his/her work. [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 strive to be good at what we do, especially, when it comes to our jobs. But, unfortunately, not all of us manage to achieve that “gold standard” of “good” for whatever reasons that might be. But, when it comes to my distant cousin, I don’t think that there is anybody else, who I know of, who takes care of his or her job better than my cousin. My cousin is a teacher by profession, and he teaches at a junior high school. But, his “teaching role” started a long time before he actually formally started his career as a teacher. In fact, he

Describe a colourful place you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  397 with Model Answer: Describe a colourful place you have visited and liked. You should say: where it was when you visited this place why it was so colourful and explain how you felt about visiting this colourful 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 It can be said that colours are everywhere we look unless, of course, we don’t appreciate the colourful world around us. But, I like visiting beautiful and colourful places, and today I would like to talk about such a colourful place that I visited about two years ago. The place, I visited, is called St. Jones which is situated in the Canadian state of Newfoundland and Labrador. Being one of the most eastern places in North America, St. Jones, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, certainly is a very colourful place because

When the weather forced you to change your plan

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  396 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when the weather forced you to change your plan. You should say: when it was how the weather was what was your initial plan how you felt when you were forced to change the plan. [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:     Weather can be very unpredictable at times, and because of this unpredictability, we also have to change our plans from time to time. Today, I would like to talk about one such occasion when I was also forced to change my plan. It happened about a year ago or so when I made a plan in order to take my little 6 years old nephew to do some fishing at a lake for the first time. My little nephew, of course, had requested this to me a number of times in the past, but because of my busy work schedule, I just couldn’t entertain his requ

Describe a goal or ambition you have in life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  395 with Model Answer: Describe a goal or ambition you have in your life. You should say: what this goal or ambition is about how long you have it how long it might take you to fulfil it and explain why you want to fulfil this goal or ambition. [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 third-year university student, I don’t have any shortages of ambitions in my life. So, thank you very much for this interesting cue card topic as I will go ahead and talk about one of those many ambitions I have held in my heart for a long time. Of course, the ambition or goal, I have in my life, is not anything very unique or glamorous as many students of my age from my country have the same ambition which is to become a teacher after finishing their studies. The difference, of course, here is that I a

Describe an interesting discussion you had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  394 with Model Answer: Describe an interesting discussion you had as part of your work or studies. You should say: what the subject of the discussion was who you discussed the subject with what opinions were expressed and explain why you found the discussion 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:     I can remember having many interesting discussions and conversations over the years, especially at my work, but today, I would like to talk about an interesting and stimulating discussion here that I had as a university student. The discussion, I am talking about, took place about 4 years ago when I was a second-year university student, and was enjoying learning about all the cool things about Physics. In fact, I liked my subject (and of course, it was “Physics”) so much that whe

When you started using a new technological device

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  393 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you started using a new technological device (e.g. a new computer or phone). You should say: what device you started using why you started using this device how easy or difficult it was to use and explain how helpful this device was 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 have a habit of checking up on the latest technologies from time to time in order to just keep myself informed. Of course, not that I find all types of technologies useful, as far as my needs are concerned, but when I came to know about “digital security system” about a few years ago, I thought that I could surely use that technology to protect my home someday when I buy my own home. But, for better or worse, I didn’t really need to wait for my own home in order to use

Describe someone you know who has started a business

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  392 with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who has started a business. You should say: who this person is what work this person does why this person decided to start a business and explain whether you would like to do the same kind of work as 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: Most of my friends, who I have a close relationship with, hold either private jobs or government jobs, and show very little, if any at all, interest in starting and running a business. But, Fernandez, my close university friend, is an exception, and today I would like to talk about him here. Fernandez is a good university friend of mine, but when we were studying at university together, he wasn’t really very much into studying hard and all that like us, simply because he wasn’t exactly interes

When you searched for something that you lost

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  391  with Model Answer: Describe an experience when you searched for something that you lost. You should say: when it was what you lost where and how you searched for it and explain whether you found it or not. [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: It was almost 3 years ago when I lost my smartphone on a day when I played basketball with my friends at a local playground. The weather was just perfect in this evening and when I reached the playground to play basketball with my friends, I received a call from my mom on my Samsung smartphone. I can't recall anything about putting the phone somewhere after that. When the dark settled, I headed to my home but not even once did I remember to check if I still had my cell phone with me or not. I noticed it once I wanted to call one of my frien

Describe a performance you enjoyed watching

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  390 with Model Answer: Describe a performance you enjoyed watching. You should say: what the performance was when and where you watched the performance who was performing and explain why you enjoyed the performance. [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 proud Bangladeshi, I always like to learn about the history of Bangladesh. So, whenever there is performance or documentary on Bangladesh, I try to watch them, just like I watched a theatrical performance about a few months ago in Dhaka. Anyway, the performance took place at Dhaka theatre, one of the most popular theatre groups of Bangladesh, and they performed on a play called “Payer Awaj Pawa Jaye” (meaning “ We can hear the footsteps”). Directed by late theatre personality Abdullah Al Mamun, ‘Payer Awaj Pawa Jay’ is one of the mas

Describe a person who is often in the news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  389 with Model Answer: Describe a person who is often in the news, and who you would like to meet. You should say: who this person is how you know this person why he or she is often in the news and explain why you would like to meet him/her. [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: He is a “Magistrate” by profession, and he runs mobile court in different places, especially, business enterprises and corrupted private and public officials, of my country and punishes them for the irregularities and corruption, they commit. The name of this magistrate is Mr Mir Shekhar, and I wish to meet him one day. Anyway, I saw this magistrate about a few years ago on TV news for the first time, trying to find out about the irregularities of a prominent business enterprise of my country. But, when I saw hi