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Describe an experience when you lost something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 364 with Model Answer:
Describe an experience when you lost something.You should say:
what you losthow you lost itwhere you lost itand 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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
Nobody really likes to lose anything, especially if it is valuable. But, despite our best efforts, we do become careless sometimes and go through some frustrating experience of losing something. Today, I would like to talk about one such experience.

Back in my university days, I always used to write with my fountain pen – a very nice looking and shiny black pen – which I got, as a valuable gift from one of my uncles, after graduating from high school. The pen had a nice and light golden colour pointy nib, and a very transparent plastic tube feed that connected the “reservoir” (hiding the ink tube in th…

Describe a time when you were very happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 363 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you were very happy.You should say:
when it waswhat was the occasionwho were with youand explain why you were happy about 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:
Life is full of many happy events and occasions. Thankfully, I have also been blessed to experience some of these happy occasions in my short life, and this cue card topic offers me a perfect opportunity to revisit one such happy occasion today.

Back in my high school days, about 10 years ago or so, I wasn’t exactly known to be a very “strong” young lad, comparing to the other young boys of my age. So, when other school boys were busy, running and playing with each other in a field, I would just feel happy watching them from a safe distance most of the times. Sometimes, I even used to ignore the requ…

Describe something you bought but did not use much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 362 with Model Answer:
Describe something you bought but did not use much.You should say:
what it waswhere you bought it fromwhy you bought itand explain why you didn’t use it that much.

[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 don’t usually like to buy anything unless I know for sure that I need it or will use it. But, there had been some occasions in the past, when I bought a few things, which eventually were left “unused” for the most part. Today, I would like to talk about one such item, which I didn’t use much, after buying it.

It is a regular mobile phone which I bought about 5 years ago from a local electronics shop in my hometown. By the way, the smartphones were already in the markets at that time, but still, I chose to buy a regular phone, primarily because I was never in favour of spending a…

Describe your experience of a stressful event

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 361 with Model Answer:
Describe your experience of a stressful event.You should say:
what the situation waswhat you didhow other people might have behaved in this situationand explain how you felt about it later.

[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 think we would hardly find a person who hasn’t gone through some stressful situations at some point in his or her life. I am no exception either, as I have also experienced a number of stressful events in life, and I am about to talk about one of them here today.

It was on a fine August morning about 5 years ago, when I was about to go to my job, which I had just started a couple of months earlier. As it was my new job, I made it my habit to arrive at my office well ahead of the schedule. However, on that fine morning, I wanted to arrive my office even ea…

Describe a tall building in your hometown you like or dislike

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 360 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 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: 
There aren’t exactly too many tall buildings in my hometown, as far as I know, but there are a few of them which, I think, deserve some attention, here, today, I would like to talk about one such tall building in my hometown which got my attention.

The building is conveniently located at the heart of my hometown, close to a major intersection, which can be easily accessed from all directions. The building is 15 storeys tall, with a size of about 14000 square feet on each floor, which is built with all kinds of modern building materials, including Fine Limestone Gravel,…

Describe an expensive hobby you can’t pursue daily

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 359 with Model Answer:
Describe an expensive hobby you can’t pursue daily.You should say:
what it iswhy it is expensivewhy you wish to pursue itand explain when you are planning on doing it in the near future.

[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:
Although I like to consider “expensive” as a relative term, I do think that there is a thing called “expensive hobby”, simply because I am just not able to pursue them on a daily basis. Anyway, today, I would like to talk about one such expensive that I really like.

The name of this hobby is “flying”. Now, I am not sure how in the world I started to like this “expensive” hobby, but I guess it must have something to do with too much reading about the hobbies of Celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Tim McGraw, Dr Phil and Tom Cruise, who incidentally are celebrity p…

When you had to go to a hospital or see a doctor

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 358 with Model Answer:
Describe a time when you had to go to a hospital or see a doctor. You should say:
what was wrong with youhow you felt at that timewhat happened at the hospital or doctor's chamberand explain what treatment you were given to help you get better.

[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:
It is not really any fun to fall sick. Even more frustrating can be the fact that you actually have to wait to get an appointment with a doctor who you can trust with your health. But, this is life, and we have to run to a doctor, whether we like it or not, just like I also had to see a doctor for my cough problem about a few years ago during the wintertime.

It’s not like I had fallen sick and had to visit a doctor for the first time in that winter. In fact, I have had a cough problem a number of ti…

Something you bought and was happy about

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 357 with Model Answer:
Describe something you have recently bought and felt happy about.You should say:
what you have boughtwhy you have bought ithow much it cost youand explain why you felt happy about 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:
There are things, which we buy because we need them and there are things, which we buy, not only because we need them, but also because they make us feel happy. Today, I would like to talk about something, which I recently bought and felt really happy about it.

It is a brand new smartphone, which I bought about a few months ago. I bought it at a discounted price, which came with all the latest tools and technologies, in order to ensure the best services. The smart device has a very unique and shiny navy blue colour, and it is about 7 inches in size. Unlike my old …

Describe your idea of a perfect home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 356 with Model Answer:
Describe your idea of a perfect home.You should say:
where it would behow big it would bewhat it will look likeand explain why it would be the perfect home for you.

[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:
To tell the truth, the idea of a perfect home has eluded me for a long time because the idea doesn’t stick in my mind for too long. If I have one idea today, it is replaced with another the next day. But, still, I will try my best to describe my perfect home today without sounding too much “incoherent”.

My perfect home should be preferably located in the countryside and close to a tulip garden. It should be a duplex home with at least 4 rooms on one side of the building while the kitchen and living room should be located on the other side. Each room should be at least 150 square fe…

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…