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Describe a colourful place you have visited

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  397 with Model Answer: Describe a colourful place you have visited and liked. You should say: where it was when you visited this place why it was so colourful and explain how you felt about visiting this colourful place. [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 can be said that colours are everywhere we look unless, of course, we don’t appreciate the colourful world around us. But, I like visiting beautiful and colourful places, and today I would like to talk about such a colourful place that I visited about two years ago. The place, I visited, is called St. Jones which is situated in the Canadian state of Newfoundland and Labrador. Being one of the most eastern places in North America, St. Jones, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, certainly is a very colourful place because

When the weather forced you to change your plan

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  396 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when the weather forced you to change your plan. You should say: when it was how the weather was what was your initial plan how you felt when you were forced to change the plan. [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:     Weather can be very unpredictable at times, and because of this unpredictability, we also have to change our plans from time to time. Today, I would like to talk about one such occasion when I was also forced to change my plan. It happened about a year ago or so when I made a plan in order to take my little 6 years old nephew to do some fishing at a lake for the first time. My little nephew, of course, had requested this to me a number of times in the past, but because of my busy work schedule, I just couldn’t entertain his requ

Describe a goal or ambition you have in life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  395 with Model Answer: Describe a goal or ambition you have in your life. You should say: what this goal or ambition is about how long you have it how long it might take you to fulfil it and explain why you want to fulfil this goal or ambition. [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 third-year university student, I don’t have any shortages of ambitions in my life. So, thank you very much for this interesting cue card topic as I will go ahead and talk about one of those many ambitions I have held in my heart for a long time. Of course, the ambition or goal, I have in my life, is not anything very unique or glamorous as many students of my age from my country have the same ambition which is to become a teacher after finishing their studies. The difference, of course, here is that I a

Describe an interesting discussion you had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  394 with Model Answer: Describe an interesting discussion you had as part of your work or studies. You should say: what the subject of the discussion was who you discussed the subject with what opinions were expressed and explain why you found the discussion interesting. [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 can remember having many interesting discussions and conversations over the years, especially at my work, but today, I would like to talk about an interesting and stimulating discussion here that I had as a university student. The discussion, I am talking about, took place about 4 years ago when I was a second-year university student, and was enjoying learning about all the cool things about Physics. In fact, I liked my subject (and of course, it was “Physics”) so much that whe

When you started using a new technological device

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  393 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you started using a new technological device (e.g. a new computer or phone). You should say: what device you started using why you started using this device how easy or difficult it was to use and explain how helpful this device was to 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: I have a habit of checking up on the latest technologies from time to time in order to just keep myself informed. Of course, not that I find all types of technologies useful, as far as my needs are concerned, but when I came to know about “digital security system” about a few years ago, I thought that I could surely use that technology to protect my home someday when I buy my own home. But, for better or worse, I didn’t really need to wait for my own home in order to use

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