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A place where you like to visit but would not live permanently

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   478   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you like to visit but would not want to live permanently. You should say: where it is what type of place it is what you can do when you visit there and explain why you would not want to live there even if you like to visit that 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 have been lucky enough to visit some international tourist destinations. However, while I have loved visiting them in the short term, I never really felt like living there in the long term or permanently. Today, I would like to talk about one of those places. The place, I am talking about, is called “Kathmandu” which also happens to be the capital of a country called “Nepal” or the “daughter of the Himalayas”. Now, here I must say that even though I haven’t really had the opportunity

A conversation which was not interesting to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   477   with Model Answer: Describe a conversation you took part in but which was not interesting to you. You should say: when it was what type of conversation it was whom you had this conversation with and explain why you were not interested in this conversation even if you took part in 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: My elder uncle is a very intelligent and educated person. But, unfortunately, he is probably a bit too much intelligent and educated for my liking. In fact, most of the conversations between me and him would eventually turn out to be a rather boring affair or not interesting at all. So, today, I would like to go ahead and talk about one of those “not so interesting” conversations with my uncle that I had in the recent past. By ‘recent past’, I mean to say, it was not more than

Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   476   with Model Answer: Describe an online survey or quiz that you have taken. You should say: when it was what type of survey or quiz it was why you took it 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: I don’t really like to participate in any kind of survey or quiz, primarily because they usually take way more time to finish than their expected estimated time. Having said that, however, I have taken part in some useful surveys which, I thought, could actually make some difference in our lives. Today, I would like to talk about one such survey which I took online about a couple of months ago. Anyway, the online survey, I participated in, was about employee welfare and wellness programmes, and if I remember it correctly, the survey was prepared and conducted by a prominen

A stranger who taught you something important

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   475   with Model Answer: Describe a stranger who taught you something important. You should say: when it was who this person was what important thing he/she taught you and explain how it became useful 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 never shy away from learning something from a person whether he or she is a familiar person to me or just a complete stranger. Of course, it doesn’t often happen that I get to meet a stranger and learn something from him or her. But about 6/7 months ago, I accidentally met a person at a shopping centre and learned something useful from him. Now, I am not too sure if I had seen that person before that day, but it was abundantly clear to me from his talks (or “exchanges” with the staff there) and activities that he was a frequent shopper at that shopping ce

An article about health or healthy lifestyle you have read

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   474   with Model Answer: Describe an article about health or a healthy lifestyle that you have read in a newspaper or a magazine. You should say: what the article explained when you have read it how important you think it was 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: I am not exactly a “health nut”, and I don’t really have to be one because I think that I am fairly healthy. But, still, I like to read health-related articles, in order to learn more about a healthy lifestyle, when I get a chance. Today, I would like to talk about one such article that I read about a few months ago. Now, I must say that the article, I am talking about, was no “generic” type of article, written by some kind of ‘average’ journalist or health expert, rather it was a very well-written article

Describe a goal you have achieved

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   473   with Model Answer: Describe a goal you have achieved that was set by yourself. You should say: what goal it was how long it took you to achieve it what you had to do to achieve it and explain how you felt after you achieved the goal. [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: Setting up different goals and trying to achieve them is probably a very significant part of our lives. Needless to say, I am no exception in this regard, so I will go ahead and talk about one of the goals I achieved when I was a university student that I set myself. Thank you for this interesting topic. Now, I am not really too sure as to how many people really set the goal of “boosting social networking” abilities, but I had to do it because, frankly speaking, I wasn’t really a very “sociable” person. In other words, I lacked

A journey in which you used public transport

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   472   with Model Answer: Describe a journey in which you used public transport. You should say: what type of public transport you used when it was where you were travelling  and explain how you felt about this journey. [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 do not have the luxury to use a private car or a private jet whenever I plan to travel because we neither own a car nor a jet! So public transport is our only means to commute or travel to a distant place. However, not all journeys on public transport are equally pleasant. Some are comfortable and I tend to remember such pleasant journeys. I would like to thank you for this nice topic and share one such delightful trip that I made on public transport - more specifically on a train. I took this journey with three of my friends around five months a

When something good happened to you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   471   with Model Answer: Describe a time when something good happened to you. You should say: when it was what good thing happened to you what you had to do for that 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: They say life has so many surprises for us and we have to be ready to embrace them no matter the consequences. This is why we have to be prepared to deal with bad situations while also enjoying the good things that happen to us. Thank you for this excellent topic, and here I'll share an event when something nice occurred to me. I graduated from university around 3 years ago and was desperately looking for a decent job. But it was not easy to manage a job in a good company, especially for a fresher like me, who had no prior work experience. My parents' expec

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