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When you had to wait a long time for someone or something

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 405 with Model Answer: Describe an occasion when you had to wait a long time for someone or something to arrive. You should say: who or what you were waiting for how long you had to wait why you had to wait a long time and explain how you felt about waiting for a long time. [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. Today, I would like to talk about an occasion when I had to take my mother to a doctor and wait for him for a long time to arrive at his chamber. My mother has been suffering from a chronic orthopaedic problem for a couple of years. And for that reason, I have to take her to a doctor every once in a while. Luckily, of course, this never really creates any problem for us since we visit the same doctor (very much like a “family” doctor) for her treatment

Special event/ moment that made you happy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 404 with Model Answer: Describe a special event/ moment that made you happy. You should say: when it was what event/moment it was who were with you and explain why it was a happy event/moment. [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: We all like to rejoice every special moment that makes us happy. But, those special moments make us happier when they arrive against all kinds of odds, and today, I would like to talk about one such special moment. The special moment, which made me so happy, arrived about 5 years ago when my younger sister was trying to earn her medical practice license in order to work and practice as a medical doctor. But, of course, it was never an easy thing to earn, and my younger sister was trying her level best to pass the test. But, just before a few days of that important

Experience you had as a member of a team

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 403 with Model Answer: Describe an experience you had as a member of a team. You should say: what type of team it was for how long you had been a member of this team what you did as a team member and explain why you still remember your experience as a team member of this team. [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: During my high school years, I was a fairly active person as a football or soccer player. In fact, I used to be one of the best players for my high school soccer team as long as I was in high school. So, I will go ahead and talk about an experience as a member of my high school soccer team. Now, to introduce my high school team a little, it used to have one of the best junior soccer teams in our region not-so-long before I became a student there. Of course, nobody was to be blamed

Something that was difficult to use at first

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 402 with Model Answer: Describe something you purchased that was difficult to use at first. You should say: what it was why you purchased it why it was difficult to use at first and explain how you had been able to learn to use 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:   I was never really much of a fan of setting up a toaster in our kitchen and use it, mainly because it would make our small kitchen look even more crowded than already it was. But, my mother disagreed with me and asked me to buy a nice looking toaster so that she wouldn’t need to toast so many pieces of bread on a frying pan. By the way, the majority of our family members, including me, preferred their loaves of bread to be toasted on a frying pan because doing it on a frying pan would toast them evenly from both sides. Ther

Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 401 with Model Answer: Describe a type of job you tried but did not enjoy much. You should say: what type of job it was how long you did that job what you had to do and explain why you did not enjoy 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:   Well, ideally speaking, I would never really want to be in a position where I would try some jobs but not enjoy it. But, unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and therefore, like many others, I also tried a couple of jobs at some point of my life but didn’t really enjoy them much. Anyway, one of those jobs, which I tried but didn’t like much, involved being an Information Officer at one of the biggest amusement parks of my country. This was the second job of my professional career after finishing my university, so I took this job really serio

Describe a dinner/ dinner party that you enjoyed

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 400 with Model Answer: Describe a dinner/ dinner party that you enjoyed. You should say: when it was where it was who were with you and explain why you enjoyed this dinner/ dinner party 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:   In this busy life, it is really difficult to take some time for our entertainment on a regular basis. But, a few weeks ago, I luckily managed to squeeze some time out of my busy schedule which allowed me to enjoy a lovely dinner with my family. This was a private dinner party rather than a public one. Of course, before attending that dinner, we actually had to use a lottery in order to decide whether we were going to an Italian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant. While I and my younger sister were hoping to go to an Italian restaurant, my wife and my younger

Describe an important text message you received

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  399 with Model Answer: Describe an important text message you received. You should say: when it was who sent it to you what it was about and explain why it was so important 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:   Whether I like it or not, I receive tons of text messages on my mobile phone, most of which are usually not important. But, today, I would like to talk about a text message which was really important. I received this text message about a year ago or so when I was travelling to another city because of some important professional tasks. Before leaving my hometown, I already told my family that it was going to be a while before I returned home. So, I wasn’t exactly expecting any kind of communication on the part of my family. But, still, I was on the lookout to see if there

Describe a person who is good at work

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card  398 with Model Answer: Describe a person who is good at his/her work. You should say: who this person is what he/she does how you know this person and explain why you think this person is good at his/her work. [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:   We all strive to be good at what we do, especially, when it comes to our jobs. But, unfortunately, not all of us manage to achieve that “gold standard” of “good” for whatever reasons that might be. But, when it comes to my distant cousin, I don’t think that there is anybody else, who I know of, who takes care of his or her job better than my cousin. My cousin is a teacher by profession, and he teaches at a junior high school. But, his “teaching role” started a long time before he actually formally started his career as a teacher. In fact, he

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