IELTS Speaking cue card: A language lesson you enjoyed

Talk about a language lesson you enjoyed
You should say:

  • when it was
  • what it was about
  • what you did in the lesson
  • and explain why you enjoyed this lesson
Sample Answer

I’ve always had a deep fascination with languages. It certainly stems from the skills of my school teachers who made our lessons memorable.  Today, I’m going to talk about a language lesson I loved.

I was in 8th class. Our school provided classes in many foreign languages like German, French, Japanese and Italian etc. I opted for Japanese because my father recommended it to me. My first Japanese lesson was so much fun that I still remember almost everything about it. When our teacher entered the class, she greeted us in Japanese. She didn’t translate it in English or our local language. Initially, we were puzzled but then she drew the sun and two kids on the blackboard. We understood the meaning and all of us repeated the greeting after her. Then, the teacher opened a big box in which she had kept many things like chocolates, cold drinks, tea and a bottle of milk etc.

She started taking them out of the box one by one. She was saying the name of each item in Japanese and we were listening to her and repeating after her. Later on, the teacher just showed us the objects and we were supposed to recall their names. Everyone was actively participating in the lesson. In the next stage of the lesson, the teacher taught us how to order milk, tea or coffee in a Japanese café. She divided us in two groups. Some of us became customers while others became waiters. We practised all the words that we learned in the lesson in a very interactive way.

Not only me but all my classmates enjoyed the lesson. I found it very interesting because of the way it was delivered. The teacher created a friendly and stimulating learning environment. Its pace was also perfect for our age group. If we hadn’t been involved in the lesson, it would have been a boring lesson. All in all, I can say that this first class boosted our confidence immensely and motivated us to learn Japanese.


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IELTS Essay Sample Questions # Restaurants

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that restaurants are a waste of time and it is cheaper and healthier to cook at home.

Do you agree or disagree?

You should write at least 250 words.


Home preparation of meals has been the traditional way of consuming meals. However, with changes in our lifestyles, eating habits of most people have seen a clear shift. These developments are often seen in negative light and in my opinion when eating at a restaurant becomes a daily habit, is gloomy for us.

Firstly, the restaurant often offers fast food, which impacts the quality of food. Most often, the methods of preparation are such that they produce maximum benefits to the owners, not taking in much account the health factors for the consumers. Even more, most restaurants offer foods that are quickly prepared. These are the foods prepared using preservatives and colors which often harm the individual.

Secondly, eating at a restaurant on daily basis means longer working hours. Although, eating outside releases the workload on individuals, more so because in present times, the number of women working outside is increasing, it increases stress. The modern lifestyle has increased nuclear families with little to no time left for family bonding. In traditional ways, through making food or sitting over at night, the bond was created. The culture of restaurants does give us food with little effort but takes away the quality time in preparation of food.

Overall, times have changed and the ways of living have as well. However, in the muddled world of ours, if we can choose to eat together and at home, there is a possibility of sanity across humanity.