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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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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IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Adventurous Person

There are so many times in our lives that we wish to do certain things in life, sometimes go high or may be do something we never thought of. Doing things that we are not comfortable doing is what makes who we are. This time in the IELTS cue card we are talking about an adventurous person.

Describe an adventurous person you know.

You should say –

  • who the person is
  • how you know the person
  • what risks the person takes

And explain why you think that person likes to take risks.

SAMPLE ANSWER 1

Talking of adventure, the one person that comes to my mind is my brother, David Miller. In times when we thought about jumping off the walls, I remember he went  river rafting. Initially, we all were so scared that we tried manipulating him to drop the idea. But he did it and came out stronger. Ever since he has been part of lot many adventurous sports. However, it is not just about playing those sports out, what he has learnt is how to take tough decisions in life. So, when all of us were busy confused on whether we should do certain things or not, he did it.

Recently, he left a very cushioned job to have his own company. I think this is more of a real adventure, the one that effects lot of things and one that requires patience and confidence. In his words, he never takes risk, he does what he thinks is right and then does it all the way no matter how uncomfortable he gets in it.


SAMPLE ANSWER 2

Taking risks requires lot of courage, be it for any sport or for that matter in life. One adventurous person I can think of is a friend of mine Avinash. He has been one of those few people that I met who remained calm on the surface but paddled hard beneath. Talking to him one feels like the only thing that he does is sleep. But, he has been at some of the most amazing places one could think of and done really crazy things.

I remember him telling me how once he sneaked out of his house for a trip to Leh and on reaching called back his parents. He was in 12th grade then. Recently, when I met him he has become a traveller and for earning takes people to people they have never thought of.

I think it is not just about going to the exciting places that makes him adventurous but then doing something that people never thought him to be doing and taking it all over is what makes him audacious.

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Cue Card # imagination

IELTS Cue Card imagination

Describe a time when you had to use your imagination.
You should say:

 

• when it was
• why you had to use it
• what you imagined

And explain how you felt about it.

Sample answer:

One particular event which I remember quiet clearly was when I had to babysit my little niece Apu. She was about 4 years old and adored stories. In order to entertain her I picked the obvious route of introducing her to a story telling based game. This game heavily relied on the use of a creative imagination. I started off with a sentence which she in turn completed. Together we both created a magical world with flying mermaids and ice cream houses, it would have been quite a sight to behold. As we were creating the world beyond our dreams, I realised I felt like a mischievous kid. Once more I was free and happy, oblivious to what lay beyond our happy little world. Together me and Apu had a blast, we did not even notice when the time flew by. Since then it’s become her favourite game and we always play it together whenever I visit her.

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