IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Interesting Thing

Most of us in our lives do many interesting things to make sure that our lives go on in smooth patterns. Sometimes we play badminton, other times cricket or even dance or sing or any other extra curricular activity. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about an interesting thing that a friend of yours has done.

Describe something interesting that your friend has done. You should say –

  • what is it?
  • who did it?
  • why did you find it interesting?

also, explain, how would have you reacted if you were in the same situation.


Although, I have many friends in my life, but there is one friend of mine who is the most interesting person I have ever met in my life. She is  a techie and a writer with a knack of making jokes. I remember once we all were sitting around doing nothing much exciting and looking forward for our classes. She was reading as well and then all of a sudden stood up and started dancing to no songs.

When I looked around I noticed almost everyone noticing her. Later on, a boy came to ask her if she had gone mad and she forced him dancing him along with her. It was only minutes later on, that everyone started following them and started dancing together. After about an year, I realized why she was doing it. It was our placement time and everyone was very depressed, wondering what will be their future.

She noticed the tension in all of us and tried to loosen all of us, which she was able to do. The reason I found it interesting was because she did it not for herself but for all of us and the guts she put on to carry it, was incredible. Had I been her situation, I think I would have just cracked upon a joke or may be talked it out, but not done something as gutsy as she did.



IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # 2018 Series

Music brings soul to so many people’s lives! It teaches us to enjoy life and in many ways helps us to move forward during the tough times of our lives. This time we are looking at some speaking questions about music.

Do you listen to music often?

Music has been a very important aspect of my life and it has helped me to go through all the sad and the happy times. It has not only taught me some great things about life, it has also taught me how to turn around things when nothing seems to be going right.

Do you listen to music when you are studying or driving?

I do listen to music while I am studying or driving as it helps in clearing my mind. The more I listen to music the more I feel relaxed. But, while studying if the work is highly important to me I prefer to do it in solace.

What kind of music do you prefer? Why?

Music is a great thing to listen and I usually prefer the songs that motivate me to be better individual. So, in my playlist it is all about all the motivational songs. There are some rock songs, some country songs and then there are even some Hindi songs.

Do you download music from website or buying a CD? Why?

I prefer buying music from the website, because it is better to store it in the phone than to carry a CD. Either ways, in our current world, the entire world is moving toward digitalization, so I prefer keeping my entire world at one place.

Do you think your taste in music will change in future? Why?

I am not very sure of it, but most probably it will change.

What kind of music do people in your country prefer?

Most people in my country are preferring the Bollywood songs over the newer English songs. However, there is also a good chunk of people who do listen to the Hindi old classics.

Do people in the present listen to the same music that people used to listen in the past?

Music has changed over the past decades. In my country, a few years back, people preferred more of classical music rather than the rock or EDM sort of music. But, with time the taste of individuals has changed. More people are today inclined towards music with lots of beats and mix of different cultures.


IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # 2018Series

Water is the basic necessity of life. One cannot imagine life without water and neither can one think of drinking bad one! With all forms of life surviving on water, the body loses it through breathing, sweating, and digestion, which is why it is so important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues to help regulate the temperature and maintain the other bodily functions. This time we are looking at some recent questions asked in the IELTS speaking test asked in 2018 in some country.

Do you drink tab water or bottled water?

I live in an area that is near to the ocean and so in tap water, we mostly get a lot of chlorine. Bottled water is therefore what I prefer, or even purified water.

Is it affordable? Why?

Drinking bottled water is very much affordable in our country because it is available across all the main street corners at a cheaper price. Most sellers have aqua guards installed in their shops and generate the purified water which further is sold through water bottles.

Do you think people should drink the good bottle of water? Why?

Definitely. Water is the basic necessity of life and one cannot deny the importance of it our lives. Drinking water from a good bottle helps an individual not only benefit in health but also in life. Drinking good healthy water from the bottle helps in keeping the brain sharp and ensures that you take better life decisions.

Have you been thirsty and there was nothing available to drink?

So many times, it has happened that I have felt thirst down my spine but did not have anything to drink. Once, I was traveling to Bengaluru and mid way the bus went down. There were no shops around and I could not find anything to drink or eat. It was only when the bus started and landed us in the next place, that I could drink some water.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Skill

We are living in a world where it is all about learning. New technologies come up and come down in minutes and seconds and with so many things erupting in our lives, the only way to move forward is to learn new skills. With so many skills that are around here, there are some that take more time than others. So, this time we are looking at a cue card that talks about a skill that takes a long time to learn.

Talk about a skill that takes long time to learn. You should say –

  • what is the skill
  • have you tried learning the skill
  • why do you think it takes more time

also, explain, the challenges you faced while learning the skill.


Skills are what makes or breaks a person. The more skilled an individual is the better are their chances of succeeding in life. This is what I learnt from my previous mentors. So, I have been trying out new skills for a long time. I learnt coding and then writing and also analysis. But, the one skill that I found particularly hard is writing. Writing has more flavors to it than one can think of!!

When I started to learn writing I had to work on my vocabulary and then structuring. Once both of them were done, it was then towards making sure the content is good. Moreover, there are different formats of writing, academic, blogging, general and bookish. It was only when I practiced them all for around 5 years that I did got a hold of the different forms of writing.

What is particularly difficult about writing is that you never know what will click! There never is any idea in the mind of writer. You can write the best of the blog and still not find viewers and then sometimes, something that does not satisfies you, clicks the users. Also, everyone has a unique way of writing and there is no  copy paste that an individual can do.


Skills define an individual, the more skilled an individual is the better it is for them. Out of the different skills that I have tried to acquire, public speaking has been one of the most difficult skills to acquire for me. It has so many branches to it. So, many formats, so many customs to follow that it really seems to me as one of the most difficult skills to acquire.

There is voice modulation, stage coverage, body postures and then the content of the speech! When learning the skill of public speaking, I had to learn to interact with different individuals, because even when a person is on stage they have to make sure that the entire audience is able to interact with him or her.

I think the one thing that makes public speaking so difficult to learn is the fact that not many individuals understand that although public speaking seems like talking with many individuals, it is actually interacting with single person. Also, what is different about public speaking is the fact that it is not so much about how the person is speaking, but what he or she is sharing.


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