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Child with whom you had an interesting conversation

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 370 with Model Answer:
Describe a child with whom you had an interesting conversation.You should say:
who the child washow you know him/herhow often you meet him/herand explain why you think the conversation you had with this child was 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.]

Sample Answer:
Everyone loves to be with children. I love to be with them too due to their extraordinary charms. Recently, I met a child on my way back home. Nearly a four-year-old baby boy had a smart way of responding on that day. He was the son of my co-passenger on the bus.

Initially, I did not have the intention to engage in conversations with the baby. But gradually, I discovered that the baby was highly intelligent. He was replying craftily to his father’s questions. Besides, when I had eye contact with him, he smiled attracti…

When you gave someone some money as a gift

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 369 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you gave someone some money as a gift.You should say:
when it waswhom you gave itwhat occasion it wasand explain why you gave some money to this person 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.]

Sample Answer: 
Well, thank for the nice topic and it reminds me of the day in September last when I gave a hundred dollar bill to my niece. In fact, she wanted to get a present for her upcoming birthday, so, she asked for a present to me but I gave it as I was unable to manage time to get a gift for her.

Samantha is a sixth-grader of a local school here in New York. She loves to play video games, read books while travelling is her big hobby. Participating in extracurricular activities is the most preferred activity for her. Later, I came to know that she was planning to get s…

When you felt proud of your friend’s success

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 368 with Model Answer:
Describe a moment when you felt proud of your friend’s success.You should say:
what the friend achievedwhen it happenedhow your friend accomplished itand explain why you thought it was a success.

[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.]

Sample Answer: 

Success is always desired, everywhere. Everyone is after it but not all of them can achieve it. At times, the enjoyment doubles when someone close to us turns successful. My close college buddy Leonardo was successful in attaining a German scholarship. It was a tough task for him to deal with.

During the last week of September, Leo told me that he was going to apply for a German scholarship. I was wondering why he preferred Germany for the scholarship. In fact, there were many other states and we do have some great universities here in Spain. Thereb…

Describe a website you use

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 367 with Model Answer:
Describe a website you use that helps you a lot in your work or studies.You should say:
what the website ishow often you use this websitewhat information the website gives youand explain how your work or studies would change if this website didn't exist.

[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.]

Sample Answer: 

I am a mobile technician based in Hong Kong. Frequently, I need to repair mobile phones for my clients. At times, I need to check the IMEI of their devices. Without knowing the right IMEI, this is not possible to make the perfect decisions to fix the devices. So, I frequently need to visit www.imei.info. 

I need to use the website almost every day for seven to eight times at least. But there are no certain counts. When my clients come with locked-in phones, I need to visit the site to k…

A person who has interesting ideas or opinions

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 366 with Model Answer:
Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions.You should say:
who this person ishow you know this personwhat interesting ideas/opinions he/she givesand explain why you think that this person has interesting ideas/opinions.

[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.]

Sample Answer: 

Undoubtedly, not everyone comes with tons of amazing ideas and opinions. Only a few of the people have the sense to analyze the situations and deliver the remarks and serve the ideas. Meeting with Mac Robert was an interesting issue and it helped me to get into close interaction with him. He is a man of word and loves to be with people all the time. 

During last semester, I had to visit a hardware store for getting some materials for my new project. So, after getting the items, I was set to leave the shop and Rober…

A piece of clothing that you received as a gift

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 365 with Model Answer:
Describe a piece of clothing that you received as a gift.You should say:
what it waswhen you received itwho gave it to youand explain if this gift 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.]

Sample Answer: 

Receiving gifts is always pleasant. Everyone loves to receive gifts and when it comes from one of the closest buddies, the enjoyment double. Often the pleasure that we receive is more important than the gift itself. The same happened to me last Christmas when Samuel, my close friend, presented me with a T-shirt. I was very much excited as it was not about the gift but it was a good gesture from my friend. After receiving the nicely printed T-shirt, I thanked him generously.

Usually, we exchange gifts around the year. I had no idea that I would get a gift from a person out of …

Describe an experience when you lost something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 364 with Model Answer:
Describe an experience when you lost something.You should say:
what you losthow you lost itwhere you lost itand 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.]

Sample Answer: 

I was never really one of those organized persons, during my high school years, who would keep things tidy and organized by putting them in their own places. So, it didn’t exactly bother me that much if/when I would lose a few things here and there due to my “negligence” except, of course, when I lost something which I really liked. It was a watch which I lost, and I am going to share that story with you today. It was a watch, which my late maternal grandfather gave to me as a precious “gift” after I passed the 8th grade with a very good score.

It was one Sunday late afternoon when some of my friends ask…

Describe a time when you were very happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 363 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were very happy.You should say:
when it waswhat was the occasionwho were with youand explain why you were happy 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.]

Sample Answer: 

Last month my family members and I were so happy because I won a prize in college. Everyone smiled and were happy for my success. In fact, it was beyond their imagination that I could secure a price in such a tough competition. Besides, it was a matter of pride for them as well. None of them expected me to have the prize in this 300-meter race. So, when I returned home with the prize, they smiled at me pleasantly. I was very excited and happy too.

I returned home after competing in the competition held at my college. In fact, it was all of a sudden that I took part in the annual sports competition i…

Describe something you bought but did not use much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 362 with Model Answer:
Describe something you bought but did not use much.You should say:
what it waswhere you bought it fromwhy you bought itand explain why you didn’t use it that 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: Thank you very much for the time you have given me to talk about something I have purchased but hardly used. I will tell you about the mobile phone that I bought six months ago which I have barely touched so far.

The mobile phone that I purchased was from the Samsung brand and I purchased it from a 'Samsung Smartphone Cafe'. The store is located a few blocks away from my home and I purchased a Samsung smartphone (model Samsung Galaxy A 30) which cost me nearly $340.

I already have a smartphone that comes with better features and configuration than the one I recently purcha…

Describe your experience of a stressful event

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 361 with Model Answer:
Describe your experience of a stressful event.You should say:
what the situation waswhat you didhow other people might have behaved in this situationand explain how you felt about it later.

[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: Getting involved in a quarrel with my husband was really a stressful event for me last week. I failed to control my temper. In fact, it was his fault and he tried to trap me as guilty. So, I protested against the unjust attitude and the situations turned worst. It was the perfect example of a stressful situation in my family of two. Finally, he admitted the guilt and then everything went back to normalcy. Both of us went angry on the matter that it created a mess around the home.

When I was blamed, I tried to control my temper. Actually, I am a short-tempered…

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 360 with Model Answer:
Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike.You should say:
where this building iswhat it looks likewhat it is used forand explain when you are planning on doing it in near 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: Thank you so much for this nice topic. I really am proud to have the chance of living in the city of Malaga in Spain. This is one of the oldest cities in the country and is adorned by numerous structures. Recently we got a large building in the southeast corner of the city. This is a mega shopping mall that has different brands and local shops.

The architectural design of the building is attractive. The outer of the entire building is made with glass. The 8-story building also looks gorgeous in the early part of the day. The sunlight reflection on th…

Describe an expensive hobby you can’t pursue daily

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 359 with Model Answer:
Describe an expensive hobby you can’t pursue daily.You should say:
what it iswhy it is expensivewhy you wish to pursue itand explain when you are planning on doing it in near 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: Hobbies define who we become and how we choose to live our life. It nurtures creativity and a man without a hobby is like a garden without a flower. I would like to thank you for letting me talk about a hobby I cherish but cannot follow on a regular basis.

Decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 347 with Model Answer:
Describe a decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with.You should say:
who made this decisionwhat it washow you expressed your disagreementand explain why you disagreed with this decision.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: Thank you for this opportunity to let me talk about this topic. I live in a joint family in Haryana, a state in the northern part of India. Recently I experienced a situation when I had to disagree. An uncle made a decision which I could not agree with. But being the senior most person in the family, we all had to follow his orders and it did not matter whether we like that or not. Being an educated individual, I actually could not agree with him and protested against the decision. This is a great cue card topic for me and I will describ…

Describe an appointment that was put ahead of schedule

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 344 with Model Answer:
Describe an appointment that was put ahead of schedule.You should say:
what this appointment waswhen it happenedwhy it was brought forwardand explain how you felt about the appointment being rescheduled.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: I had an appointment with a professor at Dortmund University in Dortmund, Germany. Actually, it was about taking his interview on his current research. And I had to take it before the scheduled for some reasons and managing everything was challenging for me. Somehow I managed this unmanageable event. This is a very good candidate task card and I will answer the remaining questions here.

Couple you know who have a happy marriage

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 342 with Model Answer:
Describe a couple you know who have a happy marriage.You should say:
who they arehow you know themwhat they usually do togetherand explain how you feel about their marriage.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1: Mr and Mrs Saad live in the opposite apartment of mine at the Safwa City in Saudi Arabia. They are the couple who have a very happy marriage I have ever seen. They have been married for over 20 years and still, they are leading a romantic life and without any trouble. This is a great candidate tasks card for me, and I am happy to have the chance of describing the couple here.

Describe an invention that has changed people’s life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 341 with Model Answer:
Describe an invention that has changed people’s life.You should say:
what it iswho invented itwhen it was inventedand explain how it changed people’s life.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: The use of the Global Positioning System, also known as GPS, has become a usual matter for everyone particularly people with smartphones. This is the modern technology that helps to pinpoint any specific location with the use of satellites. Now, this has become a great tool for people who want to explore the world. This nice cue card task allows me to discuss the issue. I am pleased to have it in my luck and thank you for this topic.

Describe a transport problem in your city/town

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 336 with Model Answer:
Describe a transport problem in your city/town.You should say:
what the problem iswhat the causes of this problem arehow it affects youand explain how you think it might be solved.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: Traffic congestion is a great problem at present. The number of commuters is on the rise in Hong Kong. In line with the passengers, the number of vehicles is also increasing too. As a result, the traffic congestion has become a great problem for the ordinary people. Moreover, the high population density is creating the situations worst. It is a smart candidate task card to point out the situation and solution. I will describe the matters now.

Describe how you behaved in a stressful situation

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 335 with Model Answer:
Describe how you behaved in a stressful situation.You should say:
what the situation washow you behavedhow other people might have behavedand explain how you felt about your behaviour afterwards.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: Recently, I got divorced and it was a stressful situation for me. I think I was not guilty enough that my ex-husband got separated. Actually, he was in love with another woman in a bar in Hong Kong where he worked as the barkeeper. I do not know how everything happened and it was all of a sudden that I got the divorce documents sent from my ex-husband. So, I was worried. This is a smart cue card question for me and I will explain the matter in brief.

Describe something you remember from your school or college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 333 with Model Answer:
Describe something you remember from your school or college days.You should say:
what it iswhat actually happened how you felt about itand explain why you remember this event.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: Thank you for this nice cue card topic. When I was a student of Hong Kong International School, located in Repulse Bay, I made an intentional mistake and was punished by the teacher. This is really a memorable event for me. And I did not think that the teacher will notice the matter. But unluckily he noticed and I got the punishment. This is a great cue card topic and it helps to remember me my school days in Hong Kong and here goes the detail description of the entire event now.

Describe a place that has a special meaning to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 331 with Model Answer:
Describe a place that has a special meaning to you.You should say:
what kind of place it is and where it iswhat it looks likewhat memories you associate with itand explain why you particularly like the place.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer: Thank you very much for this nice cue card topic. to illustrate, Riyadh is a global city and capital of Saudi Arabia. This is a grand city and filled with all the modern benefits, and geographically located on the Arabian Peninsula. Some prominent historical issues are also attached to this city. Riyadh has an enriched history beginning from the pre-Islamic age and now this city is an iconic one. It accommodates over six million people at a time. This cue card task looks smart and I am happy to deal with this. The remaining answers are a…