Cue Card #A Special Event Bagwal

Describe a special event (e.g. a festival, carnival or other celebration) that takes place in your country.
You should say:

  • When the event takes place
  • Why it takes place
  • What people do
  • And explain why the event is special.


Bagwal uttarakhand

Sample Answer:
I would like to talk about Bagwal, a festival which takes place near the Deivdhura temple in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand, a state in the Northern part of India. It is celebrated on the 11th day of the 5th month (of the Hindu lunar calendar) i.e. in the month of August.

I think, the festival dates back to 8 AD. It was started to appease a Hindu Goddess called Varahi, by sacrificing animal and human blood. Villagers from the surrounding area form two groups, and they start pelting stones at each other, which results in people bleeding. Once the head priest feels that enough blood has been shed he calls for, to stop the fight. Post the event injured people are taken care of and the festival comes to an end with recitation of prayers. People from throughout the state and neighboring state come to witness the festival.

As the date suggest Bagwal is the oldest festival known to mankind, which has managed to live through ages, as well it keep us linked to our tradition. Off lately, no animals are sacrificed, which shows responsible behavior towards the animals. (187 Words)



IELTS Cue Card #visited as a tourist

Describe an interesting place you have visited as a tourist.
You should say:

  • where this place is
  • why you went there
  • what you did there
  • and explain why you thought this place was so interesting.

Sample Answer:

During my stay in London, I went out with my friends to the city of Bath. Bath is a city in the county of Somerset, England. It is 97 miles (156 km) west of London.
I had always read about the city and its hot water springs, which was discovered in 836 BC by the British king Bladud. The city is famous for Roman Bath, a well preserved Roman site for public bathing, which was built in c AD 60 and for its Georgian architecture….. Royal Crescent, Circus, Pump Room and Assembly Room. Around the 18th century the city became fashion capital of England. Jane Austen the famous English novelist lived there in the early 19th century.
On our first day, we went around the city on foot saw the Royal Crescent, Victoria Garden The Circus, Bath Abbey, went to the Saracens Head a local pub (where Charles Dicken reputedly lived) had a few Guinness talked to the locals, went to Club XL. The following day, we saw the museum, the Pump House and tour the guided bus tour of the city of bath and the spectacular skyline tour and then around the evening we saw the rugby match between the teams of Bath and Bristol.
I really liked the city for its history, which was largely influenced by Roman’s, hot springs, Georgian architecture, natural beauty and for its stint with Jane Austin and Charles Dickens. (236 Words.)



Cue Card # interesting news

IELTS Speaking latest cue card 2016.

Describe an interesting news about which people were very excited
You should say:
• what the story was
• who was involved in the story
• where you read or heard about this story
• And explain why this news story was interesting to you.

Sample Answer One:

I read the newspaper regularly. Today, I’m going to talk about a latest news that was exciting for many people.
The story was about India’s biggest test victory outside Asia. The Indian cricket team thrashed West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first test match. This was a challenging match as the opponents are known for their record breaking runs in test cricket.
I think this win was particularly crucial for the Indian team to prove their potential as the team was playing with a new coach. Apart from that, there were many young players who were participating in their first international test match. The result of this match was an achievement for the whole team and the nation.
Since cricket is a very popular sport in my hometown, almost everyone in my neighborhood was talking about this match. I found it fascinating because cricket is my favorite sport and I am the captain of my school team. We have played many state and national level matches. In the future, I want to be a part of the Indian cricket team so that I can bring laurels to my country. This thumping victory was very motivating and encouraging to me because I am a bowler and bowlers can be the game changers in this unpredictable game.


Sample Answer Two: (Writer: Akshay Tomar)

The other day I was browsing through the internet, when I read an article on some mind-blowing facts about Indian railways.
The article was about the maiden journey of Indian railway that was on April/16/1853 between Mumbai n Thane and its glorious history. Though, one theory suggests as per the archives of IIT Roorkee’s report on the Ganga Canal (1860) first train ran between Roorkee and Piran Kaliyar on Dec/22/1851.
The article was extensively covering about the history of India railways, as well some amazing facts were shared…… Indian railway has world’s fourth longest railway network, daily more than 23 million people travel with Indian rails. A train by the name “Fairy Queen” was certified by Guinness World Record as the world’s oldest steam locomotive in regular operations, in the year 1998. Under construction Chenab Railway Bridge, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is expected to be one of the highest railway bridge when completed. As well four of the Indian railway sites have been declared “world heritage site” by UNESCO, they are Darjeeling year 1999, Mumbai CST Building 2004, Neelgiri Mountain Railways 2005, Kalka Shimla Railway 2008.
Throughout the years that I have spent in my country I never realized that we have such a glorious past in the terms of Indian railway and this article certainly makes me proud of my country and its accomplishments.(228 Words)


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IELTS Cue Card 2017 Questions # Unfulfilled Wish

There are so many times that we wish for things and do work for them as well. But sometimes we are not able to fulfill our wishes. This time we are looking at a cue card that was recently asked in the IELTS speaking test about an unfulfilled wish.

Talk about a wish that you could not fulfill for a long time.

  • what was the wish?
  • when you planned
  • why couldn’t you make it?

also explain what you felt about it?


Over a period of time, there have been so many times that I have wished for things to happen. But, I think the one time that I really worked for fulfilling my plans was when I wanted a MacBook for myself. Initially, I thought of buying a simple laptop but with moving times, I decided to buy a MacBook. I remember saving for almost seven months and even saved around eighty thousand for the laptop.
But when the time arrived to buy the laptop, an emergency came in my house and I had to give the money saved there. While giving the money, it did not felt bad because at that point the money was going for an important cause. After that, I had to buy a cheaper laptop and although I have been able to work on that, I do wish that I could have bought Mac especially because I had worked really hard for it. Nevertheless, I am planning to start saving again for the MacBook.


There have been very few times when I have actually wished for things to happen in certain way. I have always been the kind of person who has accepted whatever she got. But, I remember wishing for a person in my life and I really wished he could be there with me. We were really good friends and both of us were stranded in a place quite far from home. Living in tough situations we did bonded over but time things changed.

I remember he was leaving the place for some other better opportunities and I was trying to convince him to wait for some more time until I move as well. But it turned out that the opportunity was too big to be left and so I backed off. I tried changing his mind for around a month but then let him go. Once he left things went bizarre but soon changed for better. We realized the importance of friendship and made sure things don’t separate us again.




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