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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 1:
There is an “unwritten” rule in my own “book of law” which says that if you have an appointment, you must try your best to keep it. But, the problem is, I couldn’t follow my own rule sometimes from my end because the other parties either had to cancel an appointment or change its schedule.

It was about a few years ago, when I was suffering from some chronic abdominal pain, and I needed to see a specialist gastroenterology doctor. But, the problem was that getting an appointment with a good doctor was never an easy thing because there were j…

Describe an occasion when everybody smiled

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 343 with Model Answer:
Describe an occasion when everybody smiled/laughed.You should say:
what happenedwhen it happenedwho were thereand explain why everyone smiled/laughed.

[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:
Seeing other people laughing always makes me happy just as much as sharing a story of laughter. I also believe that people should always try to laugh as much as they can, whenever there is a reason for it because laughter makes us feel happy and alive. So, it is indeed a pleasure for me to talk about this cue card topic.

It was about a couple of years ago when one of my cousins was getting married. All of our family members, friends, relatives and many other distinguished guests had come to attend the marriage ceremony. It was also attended by a number of little children. However, having the …

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 useful plant you know about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 340 with Model Answer:
Describe a useful plant you know about.You should say:
what it iswhere it is availablewhat it looks likeand explain how this plant is useful.

[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: Tulsi (also known as holy basil) is one of the most common plants in India and it is used for various purposes. It is also known as the queen of herbs and is also popular for its healing properties. This is a kind of herbal plant and comes with a huge number of advantages and even people, these days, have this plant in their homes. They use the plant leaves to cure the usual diseases and health disorders. I think this is a great cue card topic for me and I will answer the remaining questions happily. Thank you for this opportunity to let me talk about a useful plant.

A class rule that you liked in your school/college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 339 with Model Answer:
Describe a class rule that you liked in your school/college.You should say:
what rule it waswho imposed this rulehow you felt about this ruleand explain how this rule helped the class.

[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 the opportunity to let me talk about a class rule that I actually liked. It was about being present at the right time at the class. This was the most impressive rule that I liked most in my school days in Nha Trang – a coastal city in Vietnam. In fact, the rule helped me a lot to be punctual in everything. This was the very first lesson from the school that if you cannot be a punctual student, you would be unable to do anything in your life. This cue card task is a nice one and I am glad to have it in my share.

Describe your idea of starting a new business

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 338 with Model Answer:
Describe your idea of starting a new business in your area.You should say:
what business it will behow you have got this ideawhat preparation and planning it would requireand explain whether you would personally start it or not.

[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 am planning to start a business. Cosmetics and perfumes would be the main products that I will sell. Initially, it would be a small store and I hope someday it will grow enough and will compete with the other existing business of the similar category. In fact, this is a very popular business in the country, Vietnam and a wide number of people are getting involved in the small businesses. So, I have picked it for me. This is a great cue card topic for me and here goes the rest of the answer.

Occasion when you received a good service from a company

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 337 with Model Answer:
Describe an occasion when you received a good service from a company or a shop.You should say:
who provided this servicewhat service it waswhen you received this serviceand 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 salesgirl provided a very good service in Citimart located in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. I went there to purchase a present marking the upcoming birthday of my daughter. It was really an exceptional service that I did not expect at all. I felt honoured in this matter and satisfied. This is a very nice candidate task topic for me and I will answer the remaining question gradually.

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.