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A time you needed to use your imagination

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 288 with Model Answer:
Describe a time you needed to use your imagination.You should say:
what the situation waswhy you needed to use imaginationwhat the difficulties wereand 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
When I was in my school, I had to attend literature class. The class was filled with enjoyment. But I had to experience trouble as I was told to narrate a story. In fact, I had to imagine the entire story and it was extremely difficult for me as a young boy to imagine a good number of stories.

It was the class of literature. The teacher was supposed to tell us stories, poems and discuss other literary works of different times. So, when she finished each of her lessons, she used to hear from us. So, all of the students had to tell a story. In fact, the attempt w…

Describe a short journey that you disliked

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 287 with Model Answer:
Describe a short journey that you disliked.You should say:
where you wentwho you went withwhat you didand explain why you disliked this journey.

[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:
Journey inside a city like Mumbai is really troublesome if you do not have any private vehicle. On the other side, the traffic congestion also makes the journeys boring and dull. So, I always have an unpleasant experience while movement in this city. I am happy that I could describe one of such events here.

I went to my university located in the central part of Mumbai city. My residence is a bit far away from the university. So, I need to ride on the public transport every day to reach the university in time. But in most of the days, I make late for the class. Though this is a short trip, often it …

Important skill you learned when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 286 with Model Answer:
Describe an important skill you learned when you were a child.You should say:
what this skill waswhen you learned ithow you learned itand explain why you think it was important.

[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:
I learnt to cook various types of meals from my childhood. It was my mother who inspired me to learn and in fact, this is a real-life skill that everyone needs to know. Thank you for asking the question and I am also pleased to describe my skill here.

Cooking is considered as an art form but not everyone is the artist here. I am proud to inform you that I can cook different dishes very well, especially the local dishes of India. But this is a bit unusual for a boy like me to be an expert cook. The credits are for my mother. She was my mentor in this case and I learn…

Item that you received and became happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 285 with Model Answer:
Describe an item that you received and became happy about.You should say:
when you received itwhat the item waswho gave it to youand explain why you felt happy upon receiving it.

[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:
I have crossed my 20 last week and had a fabulous birthday party where I received the most desired item in my life. My father presented me the item and it was a great event for me. Since the party was arranged on a smaller scale, I was unable to invite everyone related to me. Here is a brief description of the event. And thank you so much for asking me about the matter.

I am now 21 and having my post-graduation at a local university in Malaysia. I live with my family which consists of only four members. So, when the event was organised there were only a few peo…

Describe a sports stadium which is important in your city

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 284 with Model Answer:
Describe a sports stadium which is important in your city.You should say:
where it ishow often you go therewhat people do thereand explain why you think it is important. 

[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:
Kathmandu is a smaller city than the other modern cities of Asia and rest of the world but it comes with some of the special facilities that are adorable. It has a very special sports stadium and used for several purposes. I have been at the stadium for several times and will describe the structure of my national pride.

This is the largest stadium in the country, and the stadium is named the Dasarath Stadium. The stadium is located in Kathmandu. It can accommodate over 17, 000 spectators at a time. The naming of the stadium is a historic issue. In fact, the name of the…

Describe a creative inventor or scientist you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 283 with Model Answer:
Describe a creative inventor or scientist you know about.You should say:
who this person is/waswhat this person does/didhow you know this personand explain why you think this person is a creative scientist or inventor.

[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 Yushuki Kawatara is an emerging scientist in Hong Kong. He is reputed for inventing alternative energy for using for various purposes. He is not famous like the other scientist of the world as he does not want to be celebrated. I will describe him now and thank you for asking me the question.

We need energy in our everyday life. On the other side, we need to pay for the energy we are consuming. Often the bills are more than our expectation. So, an alternative source of energy is the best solution which will reduce the cos…

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 282 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 why you like or dislike this building.

[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:
The number of high rising buildings is on the rise in my town, Choa Chu Kang in Singapore. This is a residential town in the West Region of the country. It shares its border with some other cities and has a moderate population. But the recent rising trend is a bit troublesome, and I will describe the matter now.

Singapore is a country where people of all cultures and ethnicities live in harmony. The majority of them are tourists while the remaining others are native and immigrant from different other countries. To accommodate the huge population, a large n…

Childhood activity that you used to do after school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 281 with Model Answer:
Talk about any childhood activity that you used to do after your school hours.You should say:
what it washow long you did thathow often you did thisand explain why you no longer do it.

[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:
Childhood is the best part of life. Everyone wants to get back in the early days of life for many reasons, and I also own the similar opinion with the statement. I can remember, when I was a kid of 10 or 11 years old, I used to play regularly with my schoolmates after the school hours. We played a wide number of outdoor sports. I am glad to recall the days.

I used to take part in some outdoor sporting activities after the school. Most of the times, I used to play cricket in the local school playground. The number of players was more than the spectators. So, i…

Describe your favourite location for swimming

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 280 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite location for swimming.You should say:
what and where it ishow often you visit this placewho do you go there withand explain why this is your favourite location for swimming. 

[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:
Swimming is really a very good exercise and essential for keeping a good health. So, I regularly swim at the local swimming club here in France. The club comes up with some special facilities for its swimmers. It is a great opportunity indeed to share the experience.

This is an outdoor and public pool and provides the required facilities for the local swimmers. But to practice swimming at this pool, one needs to follow some strict rules and regulations. The pool ‘Piscine Municipale’ is located at the Avenue Jules Grec in Antibes in France. This …

Describe a special meal you would like to have

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 279 with Model Answer:
Describe a special meal you would like to have.You should say:
where you would like to have itwho you would like to have it withwhat you would like to eatand explain how you would feel about the meal.

[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:
In Pakistan, the majority of the people take ruti and soup or vegetables as their daily meal. But there are some other specials meals which are mostly cooked for an occasion. I will not describe such a meal that I want to have.

I want the meal to be cooked at my home. In fact, my ammijaan (mother) can cook the meal very well. Some say that she is an expert for making kebab. I want to have the kebab with paratha at my home. Due to my outbound nature, I have moved to many parts of the country and tested the kebabs. But none of them appeared as a…