IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Talk about a time when someone gave you something you really wanted.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Talk about a time when someone gave you something you really wanted.

  • What was the thing?
  • Why did you want it?
  • How did you feel after receiving it?
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Sample answer

Over the years I have garnered a long wish list consisting of a variety of enticing objects that have captured my attention. Ranging from collectible items and books to cars and motorcycles. It is a quite common phenomenon and I am sure to be ecstatic whenever I acquire any of these things.

There was this one time when I came to know about a new watch on the market. The watch had a lot of modern and rare features such as a barometer, a compass, and an altimeter. Made of tough materials, it also offered solar charging along with world time facility as well. I wanted it because I like going on trekking trips and taking walks in forest areas, and the features in this watch would help me a lot during such expeditions. Consequently, I looked around for it and I knew that I wanted it as soon as I set my eyes on it. So much so, that I printed out a picture and pasted it on my bedroom wall and in the meanwhile also started saving for it. One day my mother told me that my uncle was coming over to visit us in the upcoming month. I was ecstatic as he always came bearing gifts and adored me a lot. The time came and my uncle arrived at our home. He unpacked his bag and called me over, handing me a package.

Surely, I was surprised and tore it up to look inside. There it was, the watch of my dreams, packed neatly in the brand packaging. I really was very delighted upon receiving this watch as I like wearing watches and did not have one back then. I was very happy and I hugged my uncle while thanking him profusely.

word meaning
Garnered gather or collect. Example – The police failed to garner enough evidence against the suspect.
Phenomenon a fact or situation that happens. Example – Glaciers are interesting natural phenomena
Ecstatic feeling happiness or joy. Example – Ecstatic fans filled the stadium to see the match.
Profusely in large amounts. Example – The book is profusely illustrated with photos

(295 words)

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IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe your home town.


IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe your home town.
  • Which is your hometown and where is it?
  • What is it famous for?
  • What do people do here?

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My home town is Dehradun a valley town nestled in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. A bouquet of picturesque sights and natural landscapes, it is certainly one of the most beautiful places one can visit in India. It is also the state capital of Uttarakhand, and is two hundred and fifty kilometers away from the national capital.

Dehradun is also colloquially known as the gateway to God’s abode. It is famous for its variegated plethora of tourist attractions such as Mussouri, Kempty falls, Camel’s back mountains, and many other such beautiful places. In addition to it, the suburb is also renowned as an education hub seeing that it plays a host to many good colleges and institutions. Many students from all over the country come to study here.

Furthermore, the Indian Military Academy is also situated near the heart of the city and is a crown jewel of the city, imparting a glorious prestige to the place. Other famous attributes include seasonal fruits such as lichi as well as the pleasant weather conditions that prompt tourism as well. In fact, it is one of the few places in the country where one can experience five different seasons of the year. Dehradun is a developing place and is home to many local businesses in the field of marketing, sales, information technology, construction, and food. In fact, people apart from farming and government jobs work in these sectors to make a living.

Moreover, it is a maze of long winding roads with a lot of twists and turns and has its own unique essence that the locals cherish. These are a few reasons for my hometown being beautiful and for my love for the place.


(284 words)

word meaning
Colloquial used in ordinary or familiar conversation. Example – The colloquial and everyday language.
Imparting to provide or to supply. Example – The teachers imparted a great deal of knowledge to their pupils.
Essence the intrinsic nature of something. Example – Conflict is the essence of drama.
Prestige widespread respect and admiration. Example – The firm has recently gained considerable prestige.

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