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Describe someone you know who has started a business

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  392 with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who has started a business. You should say: who this person is what work this person does why this person decided to start a business and explain whether you would like to do the same kind of work as 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: Most of my friends, who I have a close relationship with, hold either private jobs or government jobs, and show very little, if any at all, interest in starting and running a business. But, Fernandez, my close university friend, is an exception, and today I would like to talk about him here. Fernandez is a good university friend of mine, but when we were studying at university together, he wasn’t really very much into studying hard and all that like us, simply because he wasn’t exactly interes

When you searched for something that you lost

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  391  with Model Answer: Describe an experience when you searched for something that you lost. You should say: when it was what you lost where and how you searched for it and explain whether you found it or not. [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: It was almost 3 years ago when I lost my smartphone on a day when I played basketball with my friends at a local playground. The weather was just perfect in this evening and when I reached the playground to play basketball with my friends, I received a call from my mom on my Samsung smartphone. I can't recall anything about putting the phone somewhere after that. When the dark settled, I headed to my home but not even once did I remember to check if I still had my cell phone with me or not. I noticed it once I wanted to call one of my frien

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 performance who was performing and 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 mas

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