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Time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 349 with Model Answer:
Describe a time you were not allowed to use your mobile phone.You should say:
when and where it waswhy you were not allowed to use your phonewhat you wanted to use your phone forand explain how you felt about not being able to use your phone.

[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 today’s world, the idea of living without a mobile phone would certainly seem to be an absurd one to most of the people, who are used to rely on these little communication devices on a regular basis. But, today, I would like to talk about a time when I was not allowed to use my mobile phone.

It was about a couple of years ago, when one of my close friends was seriously injured in an accident, and I needed to see him in a hospital. When I heard the news about the accident, I was working in my office. …

Describe a shop that recently opened in your hometown

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 348 with Model Answer:
Describe a shop that recently opened in your hometown/area.You should say:
what type of shop it iswhat type of people go therewhat it sellsand explain whether you will shop there 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 1: 
I live in a rather small town. So, whenever there is a new opening of anything or any new activities in my little old town, I come to know about them one way or another. Today, I would like to talk about one such new opening of a new shop in my area.

It is a “super shop” (some people would prefer to call it a “grocery store”), a self-service store, offering a wide variety of food and household items, organized into different departments. They named the shop as “At your service” which has an opening hour from 7 am to 11 pm. I would consider the new shop as a…

Decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 347 with Model Answer:
Describe a decision made by someone in your family that you disagreed with.You should say:
who made this decisionwhat it washow you expressed your disagreementand explain why you disagreed with this decision.

[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 been blessed to have a very understanding and supportive family around me. However, there had been a few occasions in the past when I had to disagree with some of their decisions. Today, I would like to talk about one such decision of my family that I disagreed with.

During my early university days, I was so passionate about owning a motorbike, mostly because I grew up riding on an old motorbike with my old but very “active” grandpa. Actually, my grandpa and I had such a loving and warm relationship that whenever he needed to …

An enjoyable day that you spent in the countryside

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 346 with Model Answer:
Describe an enjoyable day that you spent in the countryside.You should say:
when and where you wentwho you went withwhat you did thereand 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]



Model Answer 1:
Spending time in the countryside can indeed be a very relaxing and memorable experience for anybody who likes to live close to "Mother Nature". I also like to enjoy my day in the countryside whenever I get an opportunity, and today I would like to describe such an enjoyable day that I had spent about a few months ago.

This place was not really very far from where I lived nor was it really that difficult to get there. It was a very beautiful and scenic valley with lots of green around and a flowing river with clear water. I could see some healthy cows also, roamin…

Describe a bicycle tour that you took

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 345 with Model Answer:
Describe a bicycle tour that you took.You should say:
when you had this tripwho went on this trip with youwhat you did during this tripand explain how far 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're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]



Model Answer 1:
Do you know what is the best thing about taking a bicycle tour? Well, you never feel obliged to take the same route when you are on a cycle path. At least, that’s what I did when I took a bicycle tour about 4 years ago from now.

When I was a university student, I was really passionate about riding a bicycle, either with my friends or alone. However, the problem with riding alone was that I never felt as energized as riding with my friends. So, one day, I, along with several other friends of mine, decided to hit the road on a day-long bicycle tour from our university. We, a…

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.