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Advertising photo you have seen and you think was effective

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 317 with Model Answer: Describe an advertising photo/image/banner/billboard you have seen, and you think was effective. You should say: where you saw it what it was advertising what it showed and explain why you think it was effective. [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 think this is a pretty nice cue card topic for me, and I am happy to have it in my share. Well, I saw an advertisement banner for a newly released movie on a street near my college about 4 years ago, and it caught my eyes both because of the design and the message. It was an effective advertisement from the moviemaker, and a good number of students were attracted to the banner and went to watch the movie at a theatre. From this perspective, it was effective. The banner was advertising for an action-comedy movie

Describe a minor accident that you had in the past

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 316 with Model Answer: Describe a minor accident that you had in the past. You should say: how the accident happened what you did about it how long it took you to recover and explain how you felt about the accident.   [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: This topic reminds me of the day when I was riding a bicycle on a small street inside my apartment block around five years ago and got involved in an accident. I was so engrossed riding my bicycle that I could not notice what was happening around me! Suddenly a car entered the apartment block compound, but I did not notice it. There was a head-on collision with the car and my bicycle, and it was a very unfortunate event that took place on that day. I lost control and fell abruptly. Luckily, it was a minor accident as the driver o

Describe your favourite pastime activity

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 315 with Model Answer: Describe your favourite pastime activity. You should say: what it is why you enjoy it how long you have it as a pastime activity and say why this is your favourite pastime activity. [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: Thank you very much for this great topic, and I would be elated to share my favourite pastime activity with you. I love to collect stamps- various kinds of postal stamps that are. Some people find it very difficult to believe that I have this hobby as an adult as they consider it a childhood hobby. In fact, I started collecting stamps when I was only 8 or 9 years old, and the memory is still very lucid to me, and I still enjoy this hobby of mine. Around that time, my grandfather went to the UK and brought gifts for all of us. My share of this

When you waited for a bus or a train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 314 with Model Answer: Describe a situation when you waited for a bus or a train. You should say: when it was where you were how long you waited 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer: A few weeks ago, I had to wait for a bus to reach my university, and it was a horrible experience for me. For this topic, I will describe the situation and my experience with it. I had a class to attend at the university at 3:30 in the afternoon that day. So I left home at around 2:10 pm and walked to the bus stoppage which was a walking distance from my home. It usually takes 5 to 10 minutes for a bus to arrive and another 25 minutes or so to reach my university. But on that eventful day, nothing went according to plan! I waited for more than 35 minutes and not a singl

Describe a challenging profession you know about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 313 with Model Answer: Describe a challenging profession you know about. You should say: what profession it is what challenges it involves if you want to be in this profession and explain why this is a challenging profession.   [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: Umpiring in cricket is one of the most challenging professions I have ever known. In fact, this is one of the toughest professions I have come across in my life. Thank you for such a nice topic, and here I will describe how being an umpire in cricket is so tough and challenging. Umpires are usually ex-cricketers or experts in this sport who are responsible for making important decisions throughout the competition and their decisions make the game fair and enjoyable. It is such a challenging profession because it demands e

Describe a story that is popular in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 312 with Model Answer: Describe a story that is popular in your country. You should say: what it is how you heard it what lesson or moral it teaches and explain why possibly this is a popular story in your country. [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: Telling lies is never appreciated and a mean vice. To prevent people from lying to each other a good number of stories are found across my country. The story of a "Tiger and a Cowhand" is such a popular story, and I would like to talk about it here. The story is about a young cattleman who used to tell lies to other people for no apparent reason. To him, it was an entertaining act to make others fool by telling them outrageous lies. The story was, perhaps, taken from the short moral stories of legendary Greek fabulist Aesop.

Describe a fruit popular in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 311 with Model Answer: Describe a fruit that is popular in your country. You should say: what it is how popular it is whether you like it or not and say why possibly this is a popular fruit in your country. [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: Greece - my beloved country is also a land of diversity. People here love to eat various types of fruits after almost each of their daily meal. And a large number of fruits is available all around the country, and most of them appear in different seasons. Watermelon is one of the very popular seasonal fruits that is loved by all. For this nice topic, I would like to talk about watermelon which is very popular in Greece. Watermelon is widely available during the summer season and it is perhaps one of the top three favourite fruits in my country

New year celebration that you still remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 310 with Model Answer: Describe a new year celebration that you still remember. You should say: when it was what you did who was with you and explain how you celebrated 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: Usually, the new year is celebrated amid great festivity in Australia. Many people get out of their homes to witness this grand event and welcome the new year with great expectations and renewed hope. I can remember such a celebration to welcome 2017. I was an undergraduate student at the University of New South Wales in Sydney back then. Thank you for this nice topic, and I will describe the event now. Since we were supposed to graduate from the university before 2018, we thought it was our last chance to enjoy the new year celebration as classmates in Australia. We k

Experience you had with a type of foreign food

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 309 with Model Answer: Describe an experience you have had with a type of foreign food. You should say: when you first ate it where you ate this food how you felt about it and say if you liked or disliked 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: Usually, I do not prefer to eat outside food as I believe homemade food is far more nutrient and hygienic. But when I travel to a different city or an entirely new country, I try outside food as cooking at home is no longer an option then. Almost a year ago, I went to Mexico to attend an international conference where I tried a variety of food. For this topic, I will describe my experience with Mexican food in Mexico. I attended the conference in September last year in Tijuana as a representative from my university. I flew to Mexico city firs

Describe something you do to help others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 308 with Model Answer: Describe something you do to help others. You should say: what you do how long you have been doing it how you started doing it and explain why you think this is helpful for others. [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 often offer technology-related support to people like troubleshooting a computer or fixing a router, and some people have opined that it has greatly helped them. Actually, I am a tech enthusiast and like to help others whenever possible. For this topic, I would like to tell you how my support to fix people's computers and other electronic devices render great help to them. I have been a passionate computer user since my early school days, perhaps when I was just 6 or 7 years old. Due to my experiments and interest in electronic devices and c