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A person who encouraged you to achieve a goal

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   500   with Model Answer: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal. You should say: who this person is what goal it was how he or she has encouraged you to achieve the goal and explain how useful this person's encouragement was for you to achieve 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: Sometimes, all we need is just a little encouragement from someone to do better and become successful in life. And that’s exactly how I succeeded in achieving a goal recently, which I otherwise thought was not possible. Now, calling “riding a car always” - no matter wherever I go and how short the distance is - is a “bad habit” that might actually offend some people, but it certainly felt like one to me. I found out that I was gaining extra pounds in my body, and my fitness was deteriorating

A place where you used to play when you were a child

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   499   with Model Answer: Describe a place where you used to play when you were a child. You should say: where it was with whom you played there what type of games or sports you played there and explain how you feel about this place now. [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 choosing this interesting topic for me. I would be more than happy to talk about a place where I used to play as a child. It is something that I am willing to do again and again because it takes me back to some of my best memories. Now, the place, I want to talk about, was nothing but just a regular playground which was neither too small nor big. It was an open space, so anybody could visit it at any time without any restrictions. There were a number of other open spaces like this in our small town, but what made

When you did not tell a friend the whole truth

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   498   with Model Answer: Describe a time when you did not tell a friend the whole truth. You should say: when it was who this friend was why you did not tell this friend the whole truth 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: Well, I am not sure about others, but I have sometimes avoided telling the truth, be it the whole truth or just the partial truth, to my friends. As I look back now, sometimes I had a good reason for that, and sometimes I did not. Today, I would like to share the story of one such occasion with you. To be honest with you, during my high school years, when I was just a young kid, I was not aware of the virtue of telling the truth no matter what. Sometimes telling “lies”, to my family or my friends, as long as it wasn’t hurting anybody’s interes

When you helped someone in his/her work or study

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   497   with Model Answer: Describe a situation when you helped someone in his/her work or study. You should say: when it was whom you helped how you helped this person 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: Well, I am not exactly a very bright student, but still, I have managed to help some of my classmates occasionally with their studies. Today, I would like to talk about one such occasion when I helped one of my classmates in completing a math assignment. It all happened about a few years ago when we were junior college students. This classmate of mine was an otherwise good student but he wasn’t really that good in college algebra. On the other hand, I somehow used to understand college algebra a bit better than other students, and this good classmate of mine was

Describe a famous business person you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   496   with Model Answer: Describe a famous business person that you know about. You should say: who this person is what kind of business this person is involved in what you know about this business person and explain what you think of this business 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: Introduction: I am grateful to you for this nice and interesting topic. Here I will try to describe a business person whom I not only know but also admire. Who this person is: This business person, whom I am talking about, is Mr Robert Fuller, who is a self-made billionaire and a famous personality in our country. His father was a farmer, and he lost his mother in his childhood. As a result, he could not even finish high school. But with his hard work, determination, talent, timely initiatives and business acum

Describe a hotel that you know

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   495   with Model Answer: Describe a hotel that you know. You should say: where this hotel is what this hotel looks like what facilities this hotel has and explain whether you think this is a nice hotel to stay in. [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: introduction: Thank you very much for this great topic. Last year, I went to attend a seminar at the London South Bank University and stayed at the "Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel". It was a great experience for me as it was my first solo trip out of my country when I stayed at a nice hotel and took care of myself without anyone advising or helping me. Here I will share my experience of staying at that hotel. where this hotel is: The hotel is conveniently located at 21 Lowndes Street, Knightsbridge, London, England. After I landed at Heathrow Airport,

Describe a website you have bought something from

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   494   with Model Answer: Describe a website you have bought something from. You should say: what the website is what you bought from this website how satisfied you were with what you bought and explain what you liked and disliked about using this website. [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: Introduction: Thank you very much for allowing me the time and the opportunity to talk about an eCommerce website from which I have purchased something. For this topic, I will share with you what website it is, what I bought from there, how satisfied I was with the product and how was my experience of using and navigating this website. what the website is: Well, to begin with, the website from which I made this purchase is called eBay and the full address of this website is www.ebay.com. I think eBay is one of

Describe a work of art you like

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   493   with Model Answer: Describe a work of art (painting, sculpture, visual art, architecture etc.) that you really like. You should say: how it looks where you first saw it how you feel about this artwork and explain why you like it 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: Before I dare to say a word about this particular topic, I must admit that I am no “art enthusiast” or “aesthete” who can analyze or critique any artwork. So, please bear with me and be patient. And thank you for this interesting topic. Anyway, the artwork, or a painting rather, I want to talk about is of a “Lone flying bird” under the sky on a bright, sunny day. Initially, I couldn’t really make much of this painting. But when I asked the guide in that city art gallery, which I visited with my friends a year ago, about the

A person who is beautiful or handsome

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   492   with Model Answer: Describe a person you know who is beautiful or handsome. You should say: who this person is how you know this person what you know about this person and explain why you think this person is beautiful or handsome. [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 a rather interesting subject to talk about even though I am not too sure that I would be able to do proper justice to it. Nevertheless, I will try my best to describe a person who, I think, is really beautiful. Her first name is Rebecca (I will not disclose her last name here because of the “privacy” reason) . She can’t exactly be called a neighbour of mine, but she certainly can be considered one because she spends a very good part of her days in an elementary school in my neighbourhood from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at least

Describe a poisonous plant

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   491   with Model Answer: Describe a poisonous plant you know about. You should say: what plant it is where this plant could be found how you know about this plant and explain how poisonous this plant 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: When we think of trees and plants, we don’t generally like to associate anything bad or dangerous with them. But, unfortunately, some plants can be dangerous because of their “poisonous” nature, and today, I would like to talk about one such plant. The name of this poisonous plant is “Pangi”. Being native to the Southeast Asia region, this plant is very much rightly called the “Nature’s Monster”. Often reaching a height of about 50 feet, this wild and undomesticated plant usually thrives in the tropical weather system where the temperature hovers around 25 to 28