IELTS Cue Card # Local Area

Describe a change that will improve your locality. You should say:

  • What is the change?
  • How the change works?
  • What kind of problems the change will solve?
  • How you feel about the change?
Sample Answer One

I live in the west of my city, the place where most of the middle class people reside. There are several good things about my society, from good roads, to nice neighborhood and then there is this beautiful view that we have. But, the one thing that sometimes gets very annoying is that there are very few street lights in the area. So, although, it is not complete darkness, it is very close to that only. And in times when it rains heavily driving on that road becomes really scary.

I want to bring in more street lights for the locality. My friend works in PDW i.e. Public Development Works, the department handling such issues. So, I have talked with her and she told that this has been a concern for the department as well and very soon they will solve the issue.

I think once we have got street lights, it will be much more safer to travel in that area. There are situations when it gets too late and for a female that gets even more frightening. No matter you are in car or a two-wheeler the chances of a crime happening and it is not only we who are victims. Often in the dim light, one is not able to see any street animal, who get killed in the run.

Changing this situation has been a great event for me. I got to know that the system is not too bad and that we also can make changes in our lives and sometimes in others as well.

Sample Answer Two

I live in a Ho Chi Minh City. My father is a businessman. The locality that we are staying is quite good. We have got park and then security guards, proper lights and almost every amenity that one can think of. However, there is one thing that often bugs me and it is the absence of society. Most of the people in our locality live so busy lives that they never get to gel with each other.

We as youngsters of our society felt the need of a more better belonging because there were times when even festivals would go out dry. So, we started meeting in parks with lot of tantrums and we would invite even the kids of our locality. We used to have parties where everyone started talking with each other and the best part was the parties were game based. So, we would play badminton, or football or sometimes held on debates on stuff.

With the news reaching to the elders, they started joining us whenever they had free time and with that people actually started to get to know each other. We realized that we have some of the greatest talents of our country and it was truly amazing.

Latest cue card Tip:
Given above is a Latest cue card on the improvements that can be made in the local area. Write down the points in not more than 3 minutes and then try to speak it as many times as possible. The best way would be to record your answer in mobile phone each time and figure out in the long run how you have improved.




IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Penicillin


The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes learning English. The audio talks about a medicine,”penicillin” used as a life saving drug.

You can download the audio from the link – AUDIO

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. How many lives penicillin has saved?
  2. What is a substance that kills micro organisms called?
  3. Penicillin was discovered on ____________?
  4. Which Scottish scientist discovered Penicillin?
  5. What is the synonym of halo?
  6. The delay in washing dishes causes a green fuzzy thing to grow on dishes. What is it called?
  7. The speaker uses a term for the chemical treatment which kill cancer cells. What is it?
  8. The speaker uses a synonym for stop? What is it?
  9. What is the defense against infection and disease that our body has called?
  10. The speaker uses a phrase that means “to mean to make something possible”. What is it?
  11. Against what kinds of bacteria does penicillin work?
  12. The speaker defines a word for a thing that something cannot harm it anymore. What is it?
  13. What word is used to refer to dead bodies?
  1.  200 million
  2. anti biotic
  3. 1928
  4. Alexander Fleming
  5. circle
  6. mould
  7. Chemotherapy
  8. suppresses
  9. immune system
  10. pave the way
  11. bacteria with protein
  12. resistance
  13. corpses

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