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Describe a shop near where you live

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 413 with Model Answer: Describe a shop near where you live that you sometimes use. You should say: what sorts of product or service it sells what the shop looks like where it is located and explain why you use this shop sometimes. [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: Up and until a couple of years ago, the suburb, in which I currently live now, didn’t have any good bakery shops that would sell good snacks or birthday cake. But, now there are a number of them which compete with each other to offer great quality snacks. Today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of those bakery places which I visit from time to in order to buy birthday cakes. The bakery shop, I am talking about, initially started with just selling some regular snacks and ready-made coffee. But, when its popularity st

Describe a place that has been affected by pollution

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 412 with Model Answer: Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution. You should say: where it was when you visited this place what kind of pollution you saw there and explain how this place was affected by pollution. [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: Pollution is a serious threat to our environment that our world is facing today. In fact, there is hardly any place in this world which has not been affected by pollution in one way or another. Today, I would like to talk about one such place which is perhaps one of the most seriously polluted regions in the world. The place, I am talking about, is Indonesia, which I visited about a year ago to meet a friend. Located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, Indonesia could easily be considered as one of the few mo

Someone you know who does something well

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 411 with Model Answer: Describe someone you know who does something well. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what he/she does well and explain why you think this person is so good at doing this. [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 been lucky to know a good number of people who just happen to know how to take care of things well whether they are doing it in their personal life or professional life. Today, I would like to talk about one of these persons who is none other than a good co-worker of mine. I have known this fellow worker of mine for more than a few years who joined our steel sheet manufacturing company as a junior quality assurance manager. From the way he was conducting his job affairs and taking care of the things, which he was responsible for,

Risk that may have gone wrong but turned out well

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 410 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you took a risk that may have gone wrong but turned out well. You should say: when it was what type of risk you took what could have gone wrong and explain how it turned out well. [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 always been in the category of those people who always like to play safe. But, after talking with Jasper, my childhood friend and also an entrepreneur, I learned that playing safe wouldn’t take me far in life. So, I decided to take some risk to try my luck about a few years ago when I wasn’t really enjoying my regular 9 am to 5 pm job. I guess I was just passing through a phase of my life when I wanted to become a bit more adventurous by setting aside the traditional thoughts and beliefs. So, when my childhood friend, Jasper,

When you were surprised to meet a friend

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 409 with Model Answer: Describe a situation when you were surprised to meet a friend. You should say: when it was who this friend was where you met this friend and explain why you were surprised to meet this friend. [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 interesting cue card topic. I would be more than happy to describe a situation here when I was really surprised to meet a friend of mine, about whom, I thought, I knew very well. It all happened about a few years ago when I went to attend a Canadian university in order to complete my post-graduation degree. I shared this plan of mine with almost all of my friends and relatives. I am pretty sure that I told about attending a Canadian university to this particular friend of mine as well, but little did I know that this frien

One of the most popular TV shows in your country

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 408 with Model Answer: Describe one of the most popular TV shows in your country. You should say: what type of TV show it is what it is about what you like/dislike about it and explain why it is so popular in your country. [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: There are many great shows on Bangladeshi TV which I would really love to watch. But, because of time constraints, I just can’t do it as often as I would prefer to do. However, there is one TV show, and also one of the most popular shows, which I seldom miss. So, I will go ahead and talk about that TV show here. The name of this TV show is called “Ittadi” (meaning “etcetera” in plain English). It is a television magazine programme which was first aired in the year of 1989 through the “heart and soul” efforts of one the few most charis

When you visited a friend or family member at their workplace

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 407 with Model Answer: Describe a time when you visited a friend or family member at their workplace. You should say: who you visited where this person worked why you visited this person’s workplace and explain how you felt about visiting this person’s workplace. [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’t really say that I feel very comfortable visiting people at their workplaces. After all, I never really like to bother people, when they are busy, unless I have a very valid reason to do so. But, today, I would like to talk about a time when I actually felt a bit relaxed with visiting a family member of mine at her workplace. This family member of mine, I visited, was none other than my own elder sister who used to work as a senior medical doctor at a medical college about 7 years ago. B

Interesting discussion you had about how you spend your money

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 406 with Model Answer: Describe an interesting discussion you had about how you spend your money. You should say: who you had the discussion with why you discussed this topic what the result of the discussion was and explain why this discussion was interesting for 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 felt that a few people want to discuss how we spend money or how we should spend money, in a serious manner because talking about this issue makes them rather uncomfortable. But, for me, whenever I have got an opportunity, I have discussed this important subject with others around me, just like I did about a few months ago. The discussion started very casually with one of my co-workers at the office, but it got more and more interesting as the discussion continued a bit longer than

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