IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Old People

Old people are often those important elements of our society that do get neglected. These are the people we get to learn so much about life. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about an old person you admire.

Talk about an old person you admire.
You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how long you have known him/her
  • what qualities he/she has.

And say why you admire him/her.


I have always been surrounded by lots of old people, sometimes my grandparents, the other times that of my friends. But, I think the one person that I admire the most is my maternal grandfather. I have seen many people in their late 70s or early 80s but never have I met someone as fit as my grandpa in that age. I remember him getting up early as  4 in the morning and you could find him on the fields by 5.

He would go on a walk and then go to the fields. Coming back home he would read newspaper and then teach us during the summer holidays. Not only this, he even helped in bringing the ration for house.

I think the fact that he did not summoned to his old age and did things that even sometimes we feel lazy about, make me admire him. Never did he pretended to be old or someone who needs help.


Out of all the old people that I have known, I think the one person who I admire the most is my maternal grandfather. Not only is he more fit than his counterparts, he often beats us the heat of sun. I love  the fact that he has a schedule. So, he would get up by 4 and go for walk and then hit the field. It was because of him that we got a chance of having great fruits and vegetables through out the year.

My grandfather even loved reading books. It was he who introduced me to the amazing world of books. He would often tell us the stories of how India fought independence and the tales of Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi. We as kids would always surround him for knowledge about how the nature works and how life is.

The reason I admire him is because instead of sitting down waiting for things to happen for him, he actually made things happen for himself and taught some amazing things to us.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Fashion Status

We are living in times when people often live to impress others. We do things to get recommendation from others. This time in cue card we are looking at questions about things that have become simply fashion status and people have them because others have, nothing else.

Describe a thing that has become a fashion status and people buy it for no reason.
You should say :

  • what is it?
  • why people use it
  • do you have it?

explain how has it influenced people nowadays.


In my opinion, I think iphone has surely become a fashion status. Earlier, people who could afford it bought it. But, now it seems everyone wants to have an iphone to prove that they earn no less than others. People often take loans or save for like months to have the phone. Most of them do not entirely know the technology behind it and have it just to have it.

The main reason behind people going for an iphone is it has got good camera and on that note, they are not wrong. The other good thing about it is that it never catches virus so your data is safe even after years of use. However, I still don’t have an iphone and right now have no reasons to buy it either.

iPhone is a symbol of perfection and people who buy it often mark it as a symbol of perfection in their lives.


I think pricey sunglasses and those expensive clothes that people buy are surely for fashion status and nothing else. More often than not, one can get the same stuff or even better from the local market. But, with the advertisement industry doing the rounds, people often go get things that they believe everyone else is buying.

And then there is this maniac of doing things like their favorite stars. If they find their favourite stars wearing a certain brand, they are more likely to buy things. So, sunglasses of RayBan for example. They surely are good but then most people who buy them don’t even know why they are buying it.

Wearing sunglasses has surely become a cool thing these days. People wear them and click themselves to show case how amazing their lives are.