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Describe a performance you enjoyed watching

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 390 with Model Answer:
Describe a performance you enjoyed watching.You should say:
what the performance was
when and where you watched the performancewho was performingand explain why you enjoyed the performance.
[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:

As a proud Bangladeshi, I always like to learn about the history of Bangladesh. So, whenever there is performance or documentary on Bangladesh, I try to watch them, just like I watched a theatrical performance about a few months ago in Dhaka.

Anyway, the performance took place at Dhaka theatre, one of the most popular theatre groups of Bangladesh, and they performed on a play called “Payer Awaj Pawa Jaye” (meaning “ We can hear the footsteps”). Directed by late theatre personality Abdullah Al Mamun, ‘Payer Awaj Pawa Jay’ is one of the masterpieces by a prolif…

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 personwhy he or she is often in the newsand 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 him on that day, I coul…

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 waswhy you didn’t like this personand 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 the scheduled vaccinati…

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 websitehow satisfied you were with what you boughtand 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 things by visiting the p…

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 didwhy this task was very difficulthow you worked on this taskand 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 about that previous comp…

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 boughtwhen and where you bought itwhy you chose this particular thingand 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 very popular tourist spo…

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 waswhy you decided to read itwhat reading this book made you think aboutand 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 giving references from a bo…

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 ishow you know him/herwhether you met him/herand 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 father of two childr…

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 iswhat kinds of films/movies he/she acts inwhat you know about this actor’s lifeand 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 from the Bill and Ted franchis…

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 iswhat type of business he/she runshow you learned about him/herand 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 years since the time when…