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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

Describe a city you want to go back to

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   483   with Model Answer: Describe a city you have visited and want to go back to in the future. You should say: which city it was where it was what you did there and explain why you want to go back there. [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 visit some beautiful cities around the world where I would just love to go back again and again. But, for the purpose of speaking on this cue card topic, I will pick up Tokyo city and give some fascinating accounts of it. Well, I don’t really think that the city of Tokyo needs any introduction, but in case anybody is wondering, Tokyo is the capital city of Japan as well as the largest metropolitan in the world. With almost 4 million population (I am sure that the population was much less when I visited this city with my uncle as a teenager a

A goal or target you have recently set

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   482   with Model Answer: Describe a goal or target you have recently set for yourself. You should say: what it is why you have set it for yourself whether you have achieved it or not and explain why setting this goal was 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: Interestingly, during my high school years, I had set some goals for my life, but, despite my best efforts, I am yet to achieve some of those tough goals. So, I recently thought that it was time to set a few new goals and try to achieve them instead. Today, I would like to talk about one of those goals. I want to get involved in gardening. In fact, I want to grow a simple but nice-looking lychee garden from scratch and all by myself. Of course, on the face of it, growing a lychee garden, or for that matter, any kind of garden, j

A public building that has a great exterior

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   481   with Model Answer: Describe a public building that has a great outside view or exterior. You should say: where it is what type of public building it is what the exterior of this building is like and explain how much 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: I have had the opportunity to view a number of public buildings, having a great outside view or exterior, in the big city, where I live, in order to provide facilities and services to the local dwellers. Of course, all of these buildings were built quite some time ago, but today, I would like to talk about a building which has been built rather recently, and of course, it also has an amazing exterior view. The public building, I want to describe, is called a “postal academy”. Located on the outskirt of the city, this particular pub

When you made a promise to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   480   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a promise to someone. You should say: what promise you made whom you made this promise why you made this promise and explain how you felt about making this promise.  [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 always try not to put myself in a situation where I have to make some kind of promise, even though I don’t always succeed in doing that. So, yes, I also have to make promises sometimes, despite the fact that it makes me feel uncomfortable, just like I did with one of my distant cousins. Now, before I tell you what kind of promise I made and why, let me tell you a little about my cousin. My cousin was a very brilliant student and very serious about his studies. Since we both were close, I started to notice some changes in his behaviour – changes

Describe a good law in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   479   with Model Answer: Describe a good law in your country that you know about. You should say: what law it is how you know about this law what mass people think about this law and explain why you think that it is a good law. [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 several good laws in my country which go a long way to help us become a part of the civilized world. Today, I would like to talk about one such good law and explain what this law is all about and what it does.  Now, it is worth mentioning that the subject of wage discrimination or inequality between men and women has remained a rather contentious topic for the most part of our human history. Of course, it is also true at the same time that societies around the world, including the ones in my country, have made some concerted effo

A place where you like to visit but would not live permanently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   478   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you like to visit but would not want to live permanently. You should say: where it is what type of place it is what you can do when you visit there and explain why you would not want to live there even if you like to visit that 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: I have been lucky enough to visit some international tourist destinations. However, while I have loved visiting them in the short term, I never really felt like living there in the long term or permanently. Today, I would like to talk about one of those places. The place, I am talking about, is called “Kathmandu” which also happens to be the capital of a country called “Nepal” or the “daughter of the Himalayas”. Now, here I must say that even though I haven’t really had the opportunity

A conversation which was not interesting to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   477   with Model Answer: Describe a conversation you took part in but which was not interesting to you. You should say: when it was what type of conversation it was whom you had this conversation with and explain why you were not interested in this conversation even if you took part in 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 elder uncle is a very intelligent and educated person. But, unfortunately, he is probably a bit too much intelligent and educated for my liking. In fact, most of the conversations between me and him would eventually turn out to be a rather boring affair or not interesting at all. So, today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of those “not so interesting” conversations with my uncle that I had in the recent past. By ‘recent past’, I mean to say, it was not more than

Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   476   with Model Answer: Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken. You should say: when it was what type of survey or quiz it was why you took it 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 don’t really like to participate in any kind of survey or quiz, primarily because they usually take way more time to finish than their expected estimated time. Having said that, however, I have taken part in some useful surveys which, I thought, could actually make some difference in our lives. Today, I would like to talk about one such survey which I took online about a couple of months ago. Anyway, the online survey, I participated in, was about employee welfare and wellness programmes, and if I remember it correctly, the survey was prepared and conducted by a prominen

A stranger who taught you something important

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   475   with Model Answer: Describe a stranger who taught you something important. You should say: when it was who this person was what important thing he/she taught you and explain how it became 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: I never shy away from learning something from a person whether he or she is a familiar person to me or just a complete stranger. Of course, it doesn’t often happen that I get to meet a stranger and learn something from him or her. But about 6/7 months ago, I accidentally met a person at a shopping centre and learned something useful from him. Now, I am not too sure if I had seen that person before that day, but it was abundantly clear to me from his talks (or “exchanges” with the staff there) and activities that he was a frequent shopper at that shopping ce

An article about health or healthy lifestyle you have read

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   474   with Model Answer: Describe an article about health or a healthy lifestyle that you have read in a newspaper or a magazine. You should say: what the article explained when you have read it how important you think it was 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 am not exactly a “health nut”, and I don’t really have to be one because I think that I am fairly healthy. But, still, I like to read health-related articles, in order to learn more about a healthy lifestyle, when I get a chance. Today, I would like to talk about one such article that I read about a few months ago. Now, I must say that the article, I am talking about, was no “generic” type of article, written by some kind of ‘average’ journalist or health expert, rather it was a very well-written article

A journey in which you used public transport

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   472   with Model Answer: Describe a journey in which you used public transport. You should say: what type of public transport you used when it was where you were travelling  and explain how you felt about 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: I do not have the luxury to use a private car or a private jet whenever I plan to travel because we neither own a car nor a jet! So public transport is our only means to commute or travel to a distant place. However, not all journeys on public transport are equally pleasant. Some are comfortable and I tend to remember such pleasant journeys. I would like to thank you for this nice topic and share one such delightful trip that I made on public transport - more specifically on a train. I took this journey with three of my friends around five months a

Describe a person who is often in the news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   470   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 why he or she is often in the news what he or she talks about in the news and explain why you would like to meet 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: I must say that it is an interesting topic to talk about. During my preparation time to think about the topic and what I should say, I have thought about a few people whom I often see on the TV, especially in the news programmes, and whom I would like to meet. However, I have decided to talk about Julia Campbell, a social worker and a political activist in our country. Ms Campbell comes from a wealthy family and is a well-known figure in our country. She could have followed in her family's footsteps an

A challenge that you have recently faced

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   469   with Model Answer: Describe a challenge that you have recently faced. You should say: what type of challenge it was when you have faced it how you faced/took the challenge  and explain the outcome of 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: They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. One of our teachers slightly modified this adage and told us that "if life throws you stones, make stone-crafts". I think the teacher tried to make a point here, and it was that our life is not always so rosy and we should be ready to face challenges and make the best out of the worst situations. I know that I am not one of the bravest persons to adhere to this saying, but life certainly teaches us to be more adaptable. So, here, for this topic, I will talk about a recent event when I've face

Describe a crowded place you have been to

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   468   with Model Answer: Describe a crowded place you have been to. You should say: where it was when you went there why you went there and explain how you felt about being in this crowded 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: I am one of those persons who hate to be in a crowded place. But it does not mean that I can completely avoid such cramped places especially when our country is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Before giving further details of my experience of being in a very crowded place, I would like to thank you for this topic and the opportunity to let me talk about it. I had been to many places that were congested with people and where I could not freely move without bumping into other people. But perhaps none of them was as packed as the train station whe

Describe an event that angered you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   467   with Model Answer: Describe an event that angered you. You should say: what event it was when it was why you got so angry  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: No matter how hard we try, we can't control our emotions all the time. Though I like to consider myself a composed person, I am only human. So, a few months ago, I got furious when a shopkeeper violated my rights as a consumer. Thank you for this topic and the time, and I will share the experience with you. I purchased a rice cooker from a moderately large electronic shop last June. It was manufactured and marketed by a famous electronics brand. It cost me over 180 dollars, and the shopowner specifically mentioned that it came with a 2-year replacement warranty. To be sure about the warranty, I ask

An extracurricular activity you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   466   with Model Answer: Describe an extracurricular activity you have had when you were in school. You should say: what it was what you had to do how it was helpful to you and explain what you liked the most 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: This is an excellent topic, and I'd like to thank you for that. As a young high-school student, I was one of the contributors and members of our school magazine, which I believe was an excellent extracurricular activity for me. The school magazine was an affair of the students, and we used to publish it quarterly. I used to write some short stories, poems, and interesting facts about different animals, persons and places for the magazine. This was my contribution to the magazine as a writer. I also used to collect different content - written by

Describe the house you live in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   465   with Model Answer: Describe the house you live in. You should say: what type of house it is how many rooms it has who live in this house with you and explain what you like most about this house.  [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 excellent topic that asks me to describe the house where I live in. Well, I will try to depict it for you so that you get a realistic picture of our house. As for the question, what type of house it is - it's a three-storey brick-built house that occupies a land area of about 3,000 square feet. It is an independent house, and its colour is pearl-white. We have a garden in front of it. The house was designed by a renowned architect in our city and later constructed by a real estate developer. The building looks simple, and yet it ha

When you made a journey by aeroplane or train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   464   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a journey by aeroplane or train. You should say: what type of journey it was when it was how was the journey and explain whether you liked 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: Science has revolutionised human civilisation and touched every aspect of our life including how we commute or travel. We now fly like birds in the sky, and it reduces the time required for travelling to an amazingly great extent. Moreover, a trip by air is both thrilling and relaxing. I would like to thank you for giving me a chance to talk about a journey that I made by air. I have travelled by air many times, but the excitement of experiencing it for the first time when I was just 11 years old is still vivid in my mind. My parents took me to visit my maternal