IELTS Cue Card # Well dressed Person

We often meet people in our walks of life who turn out to be head turners. But, then there are some who remain consistent in the game of being well dressed. These are the people who don’t obviously dress the most flashy but they make sure that you don’t look down upon them. This time in our latest cue card lets talk about a person you think is well dressed.

Describe a person you know whom you think is well-dressed. You should say

  • who the person is
  • how long you have known him or her
  • what clothes they like to wear

And explain why the person dresses so well.

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SAMPLE ANSWER 1

It was during my stint at a major IT company few years back that I met a woman who I still remember as one of the well dressed out of all. She was my senior at the office and when everyone else was tensed about silly things she made sure that she carried herself with an amazing awe.

She would usually wear Indian formals to office and her eyes always carried the Kohl which made her so much more approachable. There were although times when she wore Western but she made sure that it was always in accordance to the office environment. Her hair used to be properly done and her shoes were never in a fit of rage with her legs.

I remember on asking her why she enforces everyone to dress well. On that she answered, that no matter what is going on if you don’t dress well for the situation, you lose it by 50% straight. Later in life I realized she was right.


SAMPLE ANSWER 2

Out of many that I have met during my professional days, I clearly remember my senior at a company as the most well-dressed person. When I was a System engineer at the office, he was around ten years senior to me and I would often reach out to him for help on business perspective.

He had been working on many technologies and although he could not answer every silly question of mine, he made sure that I reach to the answer. He would always wear formals to office, although casuals were allowed. His smile I would say was the most striking thing about his personality.

No matter how many big issues came he dealt with them in the most calm manner  he could do. I recollect asking him why he never wore casuals to office when it is allowed. On that, he answered that when you dress well, you almost win the fight and then all that is required is the work, which you already know.

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IELTS cue card # An Interesting Person you have met

Describe an interesting person you have met.
You should say:
• who he/she was
• where you met him/her
• what was special about him/her
• And explain why this person was interesting.

Sample answer

I love to meet new people. Today, I would like to talk about a charismatic person I met a year ago.

Last year I was going to Mumbai by train for an official meeting. On the way, a young lady boarded the train from a small railway station. She occupied the seat in front of me. Very soon we started talking about our hobbies, studies and work etc. Her name was Sukriti Singh. She was a second-year student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
One particular thing which made her quite special was her high confidence level. Normally, girls don’t travel alone in my country. In most cases, they are accompanied by their parents or some other family member. But, since she was on her own, that clearly reflected her boldness.

I found this girl very interesting. Her in-depth knowledge of latest technology and space science made me re-think about my opinion about females. I used to think that Indian women are only interested in fashion. Science is not their cup of tea. But, this meeting was a real mind-changer. She helped open my eyes towards the common attitude of ignorance males have towards females regarding their intelligence. Now, I fully understand that women have the potential to succeed in any field.

 

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Holiday destination cue card

Describe a holiday destination you have visited.
You should say:
• where it is
• when you went there
• what you did there
And explain why this place left an impression on you.

Sample answer

Today I am going to speak about a place where I went on holidays.
The name of the place is Manali. It’s a picturesque hill station located in Himachal Pradesh, a state in northern India.
I went to Manali last week with my family. Since it is quite far, approximately 500 kilometers, from my hometown Dehradun, we decided to set off on Friday night. It was a very long drive, about 12 hours. We reached there on Saturday morning.

Manali has a lot to offer to its tourists of all ages. For the elderly and religious people, there are many ancient temples. Young adventure seekers have a wide range of sporting activities like skiing, snowmobiling, rafting, river crossing, trekking and paragliding etc. at their disposal.

On the first day of our holiday, we trekked through a dense cedar forest to reach Hadimba temple. It is the oldest temple of Manali and has a lot of religious significance in the local community. The next day we went to Solang Valley. Fortunately, we found plenty of snow in the valley. Without wasting our time, we made a small but very pretty igloo. We took the photographs of all the places we visited.

This place has impressed me very much. The main reason is its pleasant weather. Apart from that, people are honest, friendly and co-operative. They always give you the right information. Transport facilities and hotels are also well-maintained.

IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Interesting Conversation

There are so many times we just start with a small talk and then end up having an amazing conversation with someone. It so happens because of the common interests or sometimes because of a topic that strikes the minds. This time let us have a look at the sample cue card that questions on an interesting conversation that you had with someone you did not know.

Describe an interesting conversation you had with someone you did not know.
You should say :

  • who the person was
  • where the conversation took place
  • what you talked about

explain why did you find the conversation interesting.

SAMPLE ANSWER 1

I remember travelling alone to Bhubaneswar once from New Delhi on train. It was a long 24 hours journey and initially I was so perforated that I decided opening a novel to read. It was Steve Jobs biography and while I was reading it a girl sitting at the opposite berth asked me if I was fan of Apple. I told her my interests in the shaping of Apple and we had a great conversation on Steve Jobs and how Apple shaped the world around.

We talked about the Microsoft and Apple war and then the obvious, Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. It was interesting because there were so many laughing points and then we drifted from Microsoft and Apple to India and what we as the so called youth can do something good for the country. We then shared our travel stories and it was pretty amazing. She was working for TCS in Kolkata and it was pretty amazing.


SAMPLE ANSWER 2

I was once travelling to Bangalore from Chennai and met this amazing guy on airplane. So, he was sitting next to me and I was busy gazing out of the airplane just to kill time and he initiated the conversation with a joke. We both laughed and then we talked about toastmasters. He was part of it and I was as well. So, we talked about our first speeches and the people we got to meet through out our toastmasters journey. Our mistakes and the people we admire for their speeches.

We then talked about travelling and the places we have been too. He had been to Dehradun and I have lived there. So, we shared our Dehradun diaries as well.
It was particularly interesting because for some reasons we found a ground to connect with and it we took off from there.

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