IELTS Cue Card Latest Questions # Interesting Neighbours

We are living in times when people are so busy living their lives that they don’t even remember who their neighbours are! However, there are some who manage to have really nice neighbours. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about an interesting neighbour.

Describe an interesting neighbour.
You should say:

  • who is the person?
  • how often you see him or her
  • how long you have known this neighbour

also explain, why you consider this person to be interesting.

Notes :

  • boy studying in college
  • mostly in weekends
  • probably one year
  • he does almost everything, right from cooking food to cleaning his room.
  • he is an amazing traveller
  • has a lot of knowledge.

Sample Answer:

It was a year back when I shifted to Bhubaneswar and started living in an apartment. Initially, no one lived in my neighbourhood until one day when a stout boy came there with just a bag. For few days, I thought there would be something more that he will bring along with him, but there was absolutely nothing. Just a few books, probably his documents and there was he. Later I realised he was a student at a nearby college and was doing his bachelor’s there.

We met over a confusion of a Mc Donald’s delivery boy and landed up eating the pizza together.  I remember us talking about space and then novels and games and had lots of fun! Then he told me about how great cook he is and we meet up almost every weekend!

Sometimes we go travelling, the other times to a book fair. The reason I find this person so interesting is that he is so intelligent yet so warm and then so freaky all at once.  You can never get hang of what is going on in his mind.



a district or community within a town or city.


rather fat or of heavy build.



IELTS Cue Card 2017 Questions # Life Lesson

Most often in life, we meet people who not only do become our friends or comrades, they go on to teach us things that no book ever teaches us. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about a life lesson that someone very special taught you.

Describe a life lesson that you learnt from someone special.

  • who is that person
  • what did they teach you
  • how did they teach you

also, explain, did you tell it to someone else as well.


Life is beautiful. This is something I can say now, but a few years back, I really could not make sense out of my life and was troubled by the smallest of changes. Back then, I worked at a software company and apart from work, made few friends here and there. Out of all of those comrades that I made and the friends that I bonded over, I met a person who taught me the importance of relationships.

She was a good friend of mine and until meeting her I thought relations are facard and everyone is busy with their lives. It was she who told me that no matter how people behave with us it is very important that we showed the love and care. This is the most important thing to have lasting relationships in life. On questioning on why should I be bothered about others, she told me that one must take care of themselves and then of people around.

All of this was not something she spoke off, but what she showed off. There were times when people left her, but the ones that stayed were amazing and her life is so much more beautiful because she has people to share it with!

I have not been able to imbibe it very well in my life, so possibly, not got the chance to share with others. But obviously, in the little actions that I do, if someone understands it, I do thank my friend Anamika.


IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Effects Of Social Media

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Many people believe that effect of social media on both individuals and society has been negative. To what extent do you agree or disagree.


Sample Answer:
Over a period of a decade, we have seen an advancement in the field of science and technology like never before. With the coming of the internet, several sub-branches came into existence. One of them being the social networking sites. Some people believe that websites like Instagram and facebook have had detrimental effects on the individuals as well as society. In my opinion, however, with every change, there do come the good and the bad.

In terms of individual impact, social media sites proved to be both beneficial and boon. The world has shrunk to a point where we can interact with a larger audience. For instance, a person can interact with someone living in Afghanistan over a project on facebook or skype. Even more, we have become more knowledgeable! One cannot deny the importance of youtube in our lives as an immense help in making us learn new things. However, just like anything over done do have negative impacts, people who browse facebook for simply wiling away time surely loose out on many things.

With respect to society, things surely have changed. Comparing them to the past scenario not only limits us it also allows us not to have a better approach towards changes. With the coming of social media, on one hand where people are becoming defragmented there are examples where people have joined hands towards making society a better place.

Overall, in my opinion, with every new change, there do come loopholes. As an individual, it must be our responsibility to make the best of everything present.


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Doors


The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. The audio talks about doors. You can download the audio from the given link –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. What is a one bed flat called?
  2. Which phase is used to refer to the fact that someone is listening carefully?
  3. The speaker uses a term to describe meeting somebody by chance. What is it?
  4. The speaker uses a term to refer to an area shared by lot of people. Which is that area?
  5. The speaker uses a word for the luxurious foyer. What term is it?
  6. What is a foyer?
  7. The speaker uses a term for the narrow passage between buildings. This term is called ?
  8. What is something fashionable and expensive designed to impress people called?
  9. The speaker uses a synonym for tinted glass? What is it?
  10. What is the synonym of separation?
  11. The speaker uses a word to describe the fact that you accept something annoying without complaining about it. What word is it?
  12. What is the amount of money that one pays to the owner of an apartment for things like putting out of rubbish called?


  1. bijoux
  2. I’m all ears
  3. Bump into
  4. communal area
  5. plush
  6. entrance hall
  7. alleyway
  8. swanky
  9. colored glass
  10. segregation
  11. put up with something
  12. service charge



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