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Describe a person who is often in the news

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   470   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 why he or she is often in the news what he or she talks about in the news and explain why you would like to meet 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: I must say that it is an interesting topic to talk about. During my preparation time to think about the topic and what I should say, I have thought about a few people whom I often see on the TV, especially in the news programmes, and whom I would like to meet. However, I have decided to talk about Julia Campbell, a social worker and a political activist in our country. Ms Campbell comes from a wealthy family and is a well-known figure in our country. She could have followed in her family's footsteps an

A challenge that you have recently faced

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   469   with Model Answer: Describe a challenge that you have recently faced. You should say: what type of challenge it was when you have faced it how you faced/took the challenge  and explain the outcome of 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: They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. One of our teachers slightly modified this adage and told us that "if life throws you stones, make stone-crafts". I think the teacher tried to make a point here, and it was that our life is not always so rosy and we should be ready to face challenges and make the best out of the worst situations. I know that I am not one of the bravest persons to adhere to this saying, but life certainly teaches us to be more adaptable. So, here, for this topic, I will talk about a recent event when I've face

Describe a crowded place you have been to

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   468   with Model Answer: Describe a crowded place you have been to. You should say: where it was when you went there why you went there and explain how you felt about being in this crowded 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: I am one of those persons who hate to be in a crowded place. But it does not mean that I can completely avoid such cramped places especially when our country is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Before giving further details of my experience of being in a very crowded place, I would like to thank you for this topic and the opportunity to let me talk about it. I had been to many places that were congested with people and where I could not freely move without bumping into other people. But perhaps none of them was as packed as the train station whe

Describe an event that angered you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   467   with Model Answer: Describe an event that angered you. You should say: what event it was when it was why you got so angry  and explain how you felt about 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: No matter how hard we try, we can't control our emotions all the time. Though I like to consider myself a composed person, I am only human. So, a few months ago, I got furious when a shopkeeper violated my rights as a consumer. Thank you for this topic and the time, and I will share the experience with you. I purchased a rice cooker from a moderately large electronic shop last June. It was manufactured and marketed by a famous electronics brand. It cost me over 180 dollars, and the shopowner specifically mentioned that it came with a 2-year replacement warranty. To be sure about the warranty, I ask

An extracurricular activity you have had

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   466   with Model Answer: Describe an extracurricular activity you have had when you were in school. You should say: what it was what you had to do how it was helpful to you and explain what you liked the most about 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: This is an excellent topic, and I'd like to thank you for that. As a young high-school student, I was one of the contributors and members of our school magazine, which I believe was an excellent extracurricular activity for me. The school magazine was an affair of the students, and we used to publish it quarterly. I used to write some short stories, poems, and interesting facts about different animals, persons and places for the magazine. This was my contribution to the magazine as a writer. I also used to collect different content - written by

Describe the house you live in

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   465   with Model Answer: Describe the house you live in. You should say: what type of house it is how many rooms it has who live in this house with you and explain what you like most about this house.  [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 very much for this excellent topic that asks me to describe the house where I live in. Well, I will try to depict it for you so that you get a realistic picture of our house. As for the question, what type of house it is - it's a three-storey brick-built house that occupies a land area of about 3,000 square feet. It is an independent house, and its colour is pearl-white. We have a garden in front of it. The house was designed by a renowned architect in our city and later constructed by a real estate developer. The building looks simple, and yet it ha

When you made a journey by aeroplane or train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   464   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you made a journey by aeroplane or train. You should say: what type of journey it was when it was how was the journey and explain whether you liked 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: Science has revolutionised human civilisation and touched every aspect of our life including how we commute or travel. We now fly like birds in the sky, and it reduces the time required for travelling to an amazingly great extent. Moreover, a trip by air is both thrilling and relaxing. I would like to thank you for giving me a chance to talk about a journey that I made by air. I have travelled by air many times, but the excitement of experiencing it for the first time when I was just 11 years old is still vivid in my mind. My parents took me to visit my maternal

Describe a natural calamity

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   463   with Model Answer: Describe a natural calamity that is common in your country. You should say: what it is  how it happens if you have ever witnessed it and explain how it can be mitigated or controlled. [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: Geographically our country is prone to a few natural calamities, and "cyclone" is perhaps the most common, devastating and fearsome nature-caused disaster that people in our country face. Thank you for the topic and the time. Here, I will describe the cyclone as a natural calamity in our country from my knowledge and experience. A cyclone is a rotating, organized system of clouds, winds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has closed, low-level circulation. We characterize it by its inward-spiralling winds that

A pet that you or someone else you know has

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   462   with Model Answer: Describe a pet that you or someone else you know has. You should say: what type of pet it is who has this pet how long you or the person has this pet and explain what your impression of this pet is. [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: My younger sister has a cat, and my sister calls her "Rosy" perhaps because of the cat's stunning colour and charming look. Though I have an aquarium with a couple of goldfish and a tortoise, I will go ahead and talk about my sister's cat "Rosy" for this topic. "Rosy" - the cat, possibly the best companion of my ten years old sister Elina, was a gift from my father. He bought a little and gorgeous looking kitten for Elina on her 8th birthday. The cat had been at our house ever since. She liked all of us ex

Describe a teacher from your school or college

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   461   with Model Answer: Describe a teacher from your school or college whom you admired or liked a lot. You should say: who this teacher is what subject he/she taught you what good qualities this teacher had and explain why you admired or liked this teacher 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: First of all, I'd like to thank you for the time and opportunity you've given me to talk about one of the teachers whom I liked and admired a lot. In fact, I could think of more than one such great educator whom I still respect and like so much. But, here I can't talk about all of them within this limited time. So, I'll go ahead and talk about Mr Jonathon - one of the tutors from my school. Now to introduce Mr Jonathon a little, he taught us "physics" when we were in grade e