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Describe a person who is often in the news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  389 with Model Answer: Describe a person who is often in the news, and who you would like to meet. You should say: who this person is how you know this person why he or she is often in the news and explain why you would like to meet him/her. [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: He is a “Magistrate” by profession, and he runs mobile court in different places, especially, business enterprises and corrupted private and public officials, of my country and punishes them for the irregularities and corruption, they commit. The name of this magistrate is Mr Mir Shekhar, and I wish to meet him one day. Anyway, I saw this magistrate about a few years ago on TV news for the first time, trying to find out about the irregularities of a prominent business enterprise of my country. But, when I saw hi

When you were friendly to someone you didn’t like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  388 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you were friendly to someone you didn’t like. You should say: when and where it happened who this person was why you didn’t like this person and explain why you were friendly to this person on that occasion. [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: Generally speaking, it is actually quite a challenging task to become friendly to someone if we don’t like him or her. I also faced such a challenge about a year ago, and today, I would like to share that story with you. This not-so likeable person was a senior nurse at a public hospital in my town. I needed to visit this nurse because I needed to get an oral vaccine for my little cousin from that public hospital. But, as I visited him, he told me in a very harsh and authoritative tone that I missed t

Describe a website you have bought something from

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  387 with Model Answer: Describe a website you have bought something from. You should say: what the website is what you bought from this website how satisfied you were with what you bought and explain what you liked and disliked about using this website. [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: I don’t normally try to buy anything from website for some obvious reasons even though I like to visit them from time to time just for the sake of passing my time. But, the other day, I did use a website to buy something, and today, I would like to talk about that website to you. The name of the website, I used in order to buy a pair of jeans, is called www.levi.co.id. Of course, I had visited this website a few times but never really felt the need to buy anything from it as I am more into buying th

Describe a very difficult task that you succeeded in doing

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  386 with Model Answer: Describe a very difficult task that you succeeded in doing as part of your work or studies. You should say: what task you did why this task was very difficult how you worked on this task and explain how you felt when you had successfully completed this task. [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: Well, this difficult task, I am talking about, may not sound like a “difficult” task at all to many, but as far I am concerned, saying “no” to a very good customer for the sake of saving some money for my previous company was one of the most difficult tasks at work that I had ever had to deal with. Anyway, to give you a bit more details, I used to work as a Senior Customer Relation Manager for a big retail clothing outlet in my country in the past. Everything was great ab

Something you liked which you bought for home

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  385 with Model Answer: Describe something you liked very much which you bought for your home. You should say: what you bought when and where you bought it why you chose this particular thing and explain why you liked it so 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: I have never really been one of those “family” persons who understand the household need of a family, especially, when it comes to buying anything. But, still, I take my chances and buy things from time to time, just like I did about a few months ago, which I not only liked but also, I think, made my “fussy” mother proud. This thing, which I really liked and still like very much now, is a sandwich maker machine. Now, I don’t really think that the idea of buying a sandwich maker would ever come to me if I hadn’t visited a ve

Describe a book that you enjoyed reading

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  384 with Model Answer: Describe a book that you enjoyed reading because you had to think a lot. You should say: what this book was why you decided to read it what reading this book made you think about and explain why you enjoyed reading this book. [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: I have had the opportunity to read many books that made me think a lot. But, none of those books really made me think on such a grand scale as the book “An inconvenient truth”, written by former US vice president Mr Al Gore in the year of 2006. Anyway, I decided to read this book after I saw a very important documentary on TV, talking how my country, including many other low-lying coastal regions of the world, would submerge under the water because of global warming and rise in the sea level, while givin

Describe a person who is helpful to others

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  383 with Model Answer: Describe a person who is helpful to others. You should say: who this person is how you know him/her whether you met him/her and explain why you think this person is helpful to others. [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: I would first take the opportunity to thank you for this nice topic. I have someone in my mind whom I consider a great human being who is always helpful to others. This helpful person is Mr Albert and he is a friend of my uncle, Paul. Mr Albert is a businessman but he seems equally interested and engaged in philanthropic works. I admire him because of his dedication to helping homeless children and spending his own money to make sure these homeless children get expected education at night school. In his late 40s, he is still very energetic and a

Describe a film/movie actor from your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  382 with Model Answer: Describe a film/movie actor from your country who is very popular. You should say: who this actor is what kinds of films/movies he/she acts in what you know about this actor’s life and explain why this actor is so popular. [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 a number of actors from my country who are very popular among the people, but very few of them is as popular as Keanu Reeves . So, today, I would like to talk about this great actor who has remained a poster boy of the Hollywood film industry for almost three decades. Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, producer, director and musician who was born in 1964. After starting his film career in 1984, he soon rose to his fame for his starring roles in several blockbuster films, including comedies fro

Describe a business person whom you admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  381 with Model Answer: Describe a business person whom you admire. You should say: who this person is what type of business he/she runs how you learned about him/her and explain why you admire this business 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:  After learning about crony capitalism and the insane profiteering scheme of the business persons, I try not to become too personally close to a businessman. At least, not close enough to admire them. However, just as there always is an exception to the rule or norm, there may be some businessmen also, who deserve our admiration. Mr Zayed Bakht is one such business person. The only reason, for which, I have chosen to talk about this person is that I have known this gentleman for a long time. In fact, I have known him for more than 20

Important conversation that has brought a positive change

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  380 with Model Answer: Describe an important conversation that has brought a positive change in your life. You should say: whom you have had this conversation with how long this conversation was why you had this conversation and explain how this conversation has brought a positive change in your life. [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:  Thank you for this great topic. It was a time when I had just completed high school. So naturally, it was time for me to decide in which direction I should pursue my file. So I went to my father for his advice as he, in my opinion, could really help me out. My father does not rush about anything. So we started the conversation at a slow pace and he knew I was up to something important. We talked about many options, like "business studies&q