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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

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