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When you taught something to someone

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 355 with Model Answer:
Talk about a situation when you taught something to someone.You should say:
what the situation waswhat you taughtwho this person wasand explain how this might have helped the 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 1:
Teaching something to someone has never been my strong forte, primarily because it requires a certain level of patience which I don’t possess. But, still, there had come a situation, when I needed to teach something to someone, about 5 years ago.

Back then, about 5 years ago, I was still a student at my university, pursuing a bachelor degree in Business Administration. With me studying was one of my close friends, who unfortunately was not very good in “Business Finance”, a core subject of Business Administration major. By the way, there is a fair amount of comple…

Problem a friend had and you solved

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 354 with Model Answer:
Describe a problem that a friend of yours had and you solved it.You should say:
what type of problem it waswho have had this problemhow you knew about itand explain how you solved 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 1:
I wouldn’t exactly like to call “Shaun Lee”, my friend, a “computer illiterate” person, but that’s exactly how he acts sometimes. But, that doesn’t prevent him from using his newly-bought computer 24/7, no matter how “clueless” he sounds at times when he faces any problems with his computer.

So, it happened again. Shaun Lee “very successfully” had managed to shut down his computer again by attracting some “virus”. Of course, this kind of “abrupt shut down” had already taken place a number of times in the past as he made it almost a habit to visit “questionable” w…

Describe a person you would like to study or work with

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 353 with Model Answer:
Describe a person you would like to study or work with.You should say:
who this person iswhat this person doeshow long you have known him/herand explain why you want to study/ work with 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 1:
I have been really lucky to have a number of friends, relatives, acquaintances and co-workers who are wonderful people both personally and professionally. While I would like to work with all of them in a professional set up, the name of one particular person should be specially mentioned here.

He is none other than my own uncle. He is in his late 30’s, but, after knowing him for about 25 years, since my early childhood, I have no hesitation to describe him as an “evergreen” person, who never gets tired of working. Of course, some people would say th…

Describe your favourite fruit

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 352 with Model Answer:
Describe your favourite fruit.You should say:
what it iswhere it is grownhow often you can eat itand explain why this is your favourite fruit.

[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 1:
I just love eating different kinds of fruits during different seasons because of their different but necessary nutritional values. However, if there was one particular fruit, which I would just love to eat for the rest of my life every day, then it would be “peaches”.

Yes, it is absolutely obvious by now that “peaches” by far is my most favourite fruit, which stimulates my taste bud unlike any other fruits in this world. And, as I have already mentioned above also that I would never get tired of eating this fruit except, of course, this soft and juicy fruit, with a lot of flesh, can be expensive, depend…

An experience of teaching your friend or family member

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 351 with Model Answer:
Describe an experience of teaching your friend or family member.You should say:
whom you taughtwhen it waswhat subject you taughtand explain how you felt about teaching this friend or family member.

[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 1:
I have never really taught any “arts” to anybody in my entire life, nor have I ever taken any art class after my elementary school in order to claim myself as an “artist”, but still, my 4/5 years old niece somehow got the idea that I could actually give her some “drawing” lessons for her elementary art class.

And, she was never relenting in her pursuit, no matter how hard I tried to convince her that I would be her worst “drawing” teacher ever. So, why exactly she got the idea that I would actually be able to teach her “arts’, to begin with? Well, …

Something that you have achieved and you are proud of

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 350 with Model Answer:
Describe something that you have achieved and you are proud of.You should say:
what you have achievedwhen you have achieved itwhat was difficult about achieving itand explain why you are proud of this achievement.

[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 1:
I have always considered myself an “under-achiever”. Therefore, talking about my achievements doesn’t exactly thrill me much because I just don’t have many of them to talk about. But, I will still go ahead and try to find one to talk about that made me feel proud.

About 7 years ago, learning about computer repairing skills or getting a certification on this important trade skill wasn’t exactly an easy thing in my little old town, where I used to live, because there weren’t just many good IT or technical institutes there to teach the …

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…