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.

SAMPLE ANSWER 1

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!


SAMPLE ANSWER 2

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.

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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.

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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.

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IELTS Cue Card Latest Question # Favorite Equipment

We are living in times when machines have made our lives easier. One simply cannot imagine life without them. So, you cannot imagine life without things life oven, fridge, computer or a toaster or may be a thermometer. This time let us have a look at the latest IELTS cue card questions that revolve around your favorite equipment.
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NOTES

Vocabulary Notes

computer

internet

cyber addiction

gadget

cutting-edge

digital

device

virtual

Detail Notes

favorite equipment : computer

use : blogging, coding, entertainment

why important : is my bread earner. gives knowledge

if not present : tough life.

SAMPLE ANSWER

The world is rapidly changing and from times of stone age we have moved towards the age when we are surrounded by the cutting-edge technology. In today’s world if someone is hesitant in using computer, he/she is likely to lag behind other people. However, this is not the reason why I love computers. My love towards computers is because I believe that they have made our lives easier like never before. Not only this, computers have opened up so many new career prospects that its absence is felt the hard way.

I personally use computers for either coding or writing. There is this thing about coding, it makes you feel as if you are the creator and it is truly an amazing experience. Even more, being a blogger, I need to put content on my site and do things like video editing and other stuff. Having a computer allows me to have the best of both worlds. To an extent, it is actually my bread earner. Not only this, when combined with Internet, there is almost nothing that one cannot achieve. To an extent, the device has actually made me a cyber addict.

Sometimes I wonder if I don’t have computers, there would nothing else that I will be able to do because it consumes so much of me. However, I do have a love for reading so may be I will join some publishing house where articles are printed the usual way. Or may be I could work more on my badminton skills and do something there.

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IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Understanding Internet

Internet is everywhere and with the entire world being on Internet, it has become the most important thing after electricity. With so many people and households using Internet, let us today have a look at some of the questions related to Internet in order to understand it better.

Does your family have wireless Internet access in your home?

No, we don’t have wireless Internet access. Primarily because, my brother is doing Bachelors in Technology from a different city and I am doing a job somewhere else. It is only once or twice in a year that we go back home. So, having a wireless Internet has no point in it. However, I do have it in my house at the place where I work.

Do you access the Internet from your mobile phone?

Yes, I do access Internet from phone but I prefer using a laptop or a desktop for accessing Internet. It is only for whats app or may be when I need to emergently see something online that I use mobile phone.

What type of pages do you access with your phone?

On my phone, I mostly access my bank website or facebook and sometimes the general questions that pop up during the day.

Do you have many e-mail addresses?

I have got two e-mail addresses, one is for my personal work while the other is for my professional job. It helps me to segregate the two and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Why do you need more than one e-mail address?

Having more than one email address helps in making the data secure. So, like the work email that I have will never contain any private or personal information and vice versa. If in case any one of them gets hacked then I am not losing everything.
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Have you ever chatted on the Internet?

Yes, I have. I have had Facebook account for a very long time, before I finally chose to shut it down. Now, I use whatsapp when I want to talk to people.

Is it dangerous to meet people on the Internet?

I think there is surely some risk involved when you meet a person using Internet because it might be possible that the person that you meet online has faked a lot of things. There have been cases when people met someone online and when they met in real life,things got better. Often the relationship went on to getting married. So, anything can happen but I think apart from the rare cases involved, it is always better to meet people offline and get to know them there.

Would you like to go on a date with someone you meet on the Internet?

I think I might go out on a date but that would be along with a friend. I don’t think there would ever be something like a romantic first date with someone I met on Internet.

Do you think governments have the right to censor the Internet?

Too an extent yes. Because, there are so many ill forces that are acting continuously, that might harm the people. But, then I believe that there should be certain level of freedom associated with it as well. So, it should be free largely with strict laws only at certain places or some websites.

Do you think that the Internet is safe for children? Why?

I believe, No. Internet is not something children should do extensively. Primarily because it is the time when they can make real time friends, go out and play games and get to know each other physically. There is nothing better than playing cricket with a bunch of friends in a field or fighting over some silly point and these things cannot be found in Internet. Also, children don’t know how to use it properly so there are more chances of them getting struck into those malware present in Internet.

Do you think that it is important for schools to have Internet access? Why?

I think definitely yes. A school should provide Internet access but then it should be more of restricted. So, that children are able to use it but only for their own betterment, like allowing them to see the education sites or knowledge related videos. Because, there are still people who cannot afford quality Internet and if a school can provide it there is nothing better than that. But, it should be strictly monitored and made sure that children are watching what they should watch.

I think there is no need of Internet in schools. Children only go there for some time and in that period, there is so much that can be done, you can read books, make friends, play games that I don’t think there is any time left. But, yes, if a child wants to see something online, they can be provided access but it should be completely monitored.

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