IELTS Cue Card Sample Question # Famous Person

Describe a famous person you would like to meet.

You should say:

  • who is he/ she
  • why do you want to meet him/ her
  • why he is famous

and explain what would you do if you meet him/ her.


There have been many personalities I have followed but the one that has truly made an impact on my life has to be Oprah Winfrey. I believe she is a true example of how following your dreams can let you live a meaningful life. Being raped as a child and told that it is her duty to do the household work, she did not let these negativities hold her back. The fact that she believed that she is meant to be successful is what amazes me the most. The reason I really want to meet her is because

She signifies to be as a person who does not think of the issues ahead, rather the great work that needs to be done. This makes it so much more intimidating to meet her. And what I have learned about her is that she has actually lived a balanced life. I wish to learn from her the way of balancing the life and making difference in other people’s life.

I think the day I meet her I would ask her five advice for my life because I do trust that they will be great ones!


If there ever is a famous person I would like to meet, it has to be Raghuram Rajan. He has been one of the most successful RBI governors our country had. Even more, he became the Economic Counselor and Director of Research of the International Monetary Fund, the youngest ever. What made all eyes turning to him is his prediction of the 2008 global crisis.

I am not an economist and neither do understand it well. But I really wish to understand what goes inside one of the most brilliant minds of our country. He has been one of those people who has actually allowed the economy of our country to boost. Over time, we all have seen that when his advice was given consideration, there were losses prevented. However, when they were avoided, we have paid the price.

I want to meet him and know his opinion on our country and what he thinks is the right thing for our country. There is something in me that tells that we as young people should definitely do for our country. I would like to interact with him and know how doing what I love can I do something for my country.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Important Decision

Describe an important decision that you made in your life :

You should say :

  •  what the decision was
  • when did you took it
  • what was the result of the decision and whether it was a good choice

explain why it is an important decision or choice for you?

Sample Answer of Cue Card:

We all make certain decision in life and those are the ones that shape our lives. I took that life changing decision when I was in class 10th. The city that I did my high school did not had many schools and I decided that I would do my further studies from a big city because that is where I wanted to be. So, I landed myself in Dehradun. I remember at that time I just wanted to go out, explore myself and do things. What followed after that were a series of wrong decisions made.

I chose the wrong school and made friends that did not do much benefit to me. It was that time that I became numb, feeling almost nothing and landed myself into many troubles. My parents had the most tough years of bringing me up and I remember thinking of myself as a complete failure. Two years later, when I landed myself into a college did things started changing and the final change took place when I got a job at a MNC.

 Important Decision

It is now that I realize that no matter how the decision rolled out to be, no matter how the tough time it led me to, I now can make better decisions now. I do understand the importance of opportunities and hard work and realize that it is important to have a balance in life to be able to succeed.

The reason I think the decision was important because it taught me a lot of things and what amazes me the most is that the things that it did taught are ones that many elder to me don’t know. It is in those moments that I feel I have become wiser, do make mistakes but it has helped me in becoming more confident in life, more able to take risks and live life in my own terms and conditions.

Related Questions for Speaking Section-3

How parents’ decisions affect their children’s life?

Parents decision do shape the child’s life to a certain extent and I believe that in some cases it is the parent’s decision that explain why the child chooses to live life like that. Even more it is not possible for a child to take his or her decision and it is the decisions of parents that the child follows. If the parent take decisions that make a child dull or boring, there is no fault of the child. However, there are parents who teach children to take decisions and I believe it is a great thing to do.

What important things do you consider while taking a big decision?

Funnily enough, the most important decisions of my life are the ones which I did not thought a bit about. These were the decisions I just felt like doing them, and did it. Initially, I was told that I am idiot taking decision in such a manner but now I have realized that taking decision in this manner means I do take them from heart and for some reasons it knows what exactly to do.

When taking a big decision, I try to figure out every right and wrong about it. It is lot of brainstorming, the people around me and myself. I like to talk to people who have been in the same position as me, the ones who have done that. Then, I go on and talk to my parents about it. But, finally it is more of what I feel is right because I think it is good to listen to head because it tells the most rational things to do but finally I am a believer of heart and do things that my heart thinks are right.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Photograph

Photograph is that one thing that we all go back again and again and remember the times when we the photograph was clicked. With smart phones becoming part of our lives, photographs have come more alive into our lives. Let us today have a look at a cue card that talks about a photograph that you love of yourself.

Describe a photo of yourself that you like

  • when the photo was taken
  • how this photograph was taken
  • where the photo was taken
  • who took the photo

and explain why the photo was taken or why you think it is a good photo

You should say:

With smart phones, it is very difficult not to click selfies but I think the one photo that I really love of myself is not from a smart phone but a simple digital camera. It was the first year of my bachelors and I went to Shahastradhara along with my friends for celebrating a birthday.

The place was amazing and after having fun in the water we all started clicking photographs. There were some in which we all were there and then few in which we all stood alone. Out of them, there was this photo where I am smiling and have got hat on my head and the hair are perfectly falling. There is no make up and it is just simply true me and I love it. The photo has something about it, may be the positivity, the innocence or the happiness that I had during that period of life, it leaves me feeling awed about myself.

The photo was taken by my friend and she randomly clicked it without much fuss. In the background of the photograph is plain water and just strikes for nothing particular yet in combination just feels right.

There have been so many photos that I have clicked and with smart phones it just gets so much more fun to click a photo. Although, there have been so many photos but I think the one photo that I really love of myself is the one where I am sitting beside my mother. So, we were in a wedding and every one was talking but then me and my mother were having an argument, the silly arguments that a daughter has with her mother.

And in the end of the argument, I was looking at my mother with a lovely smile, while my mother was frowning. It still is a mystery to all of us as to who actually clicked the photo and when, but this is the photo that I really love. Me and my mother in a single frame, perfectly depicting the sweet and salty relationship that I share with my mother.

There is certainly no specific reason why the photo was clicked. It was like the weeding day and everyone was just randomly clicking photos, this photo is one of the random photos that clicked on the wedding days yet remains to be the most special photo that I have from the wedding.


IELTS Cue Card # Sport

Sports are surely an integral part of our lives. No matter you love any kind of sport in particular or not, there are very few chances that you might not have played one. However, most people don’t take up sports seriously until its too late. Today ,in this cue card we will be talking about a sport that you would love to learn.

You should say:

  • What sport it is ?
  • How you would learn it?
  • How difficult you think it would be to learn?

and explain why you would like to learn this sport.

Sample Answer One

I have never been a very sporty person during my childhood but the one sport that I have always played has been badminton. Growing up, I do realize the importance of sports in life and would wish to learn badminton all over again.

The company that I am working in has badminton court in it and whenever I do get time I go out to the badminton court and play with my friends and sometimes even make new friends. What I have been told from people who actually play really well is that badminton is really about stamina and your strength of arm. So, the more stamina that you have and the more power you have in your arm, the better it is.

Listening to what people have to say about badminton, I think learning it won’t be a very difficult thing but yes, mastering it would surely be. So, definitely I would be able to play some shots here and there, but beating the best and improving myself would certainly be a task.

Badminton is that one sport, I believe is actually not bounded by any of the parameters like weather and location. One can have the court anywhere and then you can just go there and enjoy the game. Even more, one can even play it with oneself with wall, i.e. shadow practicing. It improves so much in an individual and so nicely that I really do wish to be able to play badminton well.

Sample Answer Two

If ever there has been a sport that I have admired and looked at it in wonder as to how can someone even do that it definitely has to be table tennis. It has always been a wonder to me as to how can someone hit the ball so hard and then be sure that it will not fall of the small court that table tennis has.

The locality that I live in has a table tennis court that allows you to play, if you have membership and I have recently taken its membership. Although, I have just started playing the game, there have been people who have come forward to help me and have been truly encouraging. Telling me to be focused and play the game, even though it seems tough. Although, I have not started playing well, but surely I have learnt to make sure that the ball falls inside the court and not out of it.

It does not seems very difficult now, although I was very much disappointed in the initial days. With practice I believe it will be easier for me to play but surely this game will require lot of practice. The best part about the game is that it is not only about hitting the ball, it is about having a strong concentration, so if you don’t have it the game is over. Even more, it is not about thinking about the previous ball, no matter how good or bad you have played the previous ball, it is all about playing the current one in the best possible way. This has truly been a life lesson and I would love to play the game more and grab up some more of life lessons.

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