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Book or magazine that you have read on a journey

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   503   with Model Answer: Describe a book or magazine that you have read while you were on a journey. You should say: what book or magazine it was where you were travelling how long you did read and explain how you felt about reading this book or magazine during 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: When I am on a long journey, I usually carry a book or magazine with me so that I can read it from time to time in order to get rid of the boredom of a long journey. I did the same thing when I was travelling on a bus from my hometown to the capital city of my country about a few months ago. It was actually a monthly magazine – a magazine on men’s lifestyle – which I was carrying with me on that occasion. But, even though I was carrying the magazine with me, I wasn’t exactly looking forward

Describe a hotel where you have stayed just for a night

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   502   with Model Answer: Describe a hotel where you have stayed just for a night. You should say: when it was where the hotel was located why you stayed at that hotel and explain why you decided to stay just a night at that hotel. [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, I can’t say that I have always enjoyed staying at a hotel, no matter how many nights I spend there. Today, I would like to share the story of one such hotel stay, which I didn’t like even though it lasted for only one night. It happened about a year ago when I went to visit one of my cousin’s places in the remote countryside. Now, I am not sure about the countryside of other countries, but as far as the countryside of my country is concerned, one has to be extremely lucky to find any good hotels there, and I knew that too well too

A person who encouraged you to achieve a goal

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   500   with Model Answer: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal. You should say: who this person is what goal it was how he or she has encouraged you to achieve the goal and explain how useful this person's encouragement was for you to achieve the goal. [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: Sometimes, all we need is just a little encouragement from someone to do better and become successful in life. And that’s exactly how I succeeded in achieving a goal recently, which I otherwise thought was not possible. Now, calling “riding a car always” - no matter wherever I go and how short the distance is - is a “bad habit” that might actually offend some people, but it certainly felt like one to me. I found out that I was gaining extra pounds in my body, and my fitness was deteriorating

A place where you used to play when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   499   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you used to play when you were a child. You should say: where it was with whom you played there what type of games or sports you played there and explain how you feel about this place now. [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 choosing this interesting topic for me. I would be more than happy to talk about a place where I used to play as a child. It is something that I am willing to do again and again because it takes me back to some of my best memories. Now, the place, I want to talk about, was nothing but just a regular playground which was neither too small nor big. It was an open space, so anybody could visit it at any time without any restrictions. There were a number of other open spaces like this in our small town, but what made

When you did not tell a friend the whole truth

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   498   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you did not tell a friend the whole truth. You should say: when it was who this friend was why you did not tell this friend the whole truth 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: Well, I am not sure about others, but I have sometimes avoided telling the truth, be it the whole truth or just the partial truth, to my friends. As I look back now, sometimes I had a good reason for that, and sometimes I did not. Today, I would like to share the story of one such occasion with you. To be honest with you, during my high school years, when I was just a young kid, I was not aware of the virtue of telling the truth no matter what. Sometimes telling “lies”, to my family or my friends, as long as it wasn’t hurting anybody’s interes

Describe someone in your family who you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 437 with Model Answer: Describe someone in your family who you like. You should say: how this person is related to you what this person looks like what kind of person he/she is and explain why you like 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: Thank God that this cue card didn’t ask me to talk about someone in my family who I like more than the others because then that would be a disaster! After all, I like to give them the impression that I like them all equally, even though, in reality, that is not quite always possible. But, anyway, thank you for this interesting, and yet quite challenging, topic. The person in my family, I'd like and want to talk about, is none other than my youngest uncle. But, even though, he is an uncle to me, to whom I should show due “respect” as per th