IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card # Describe a thing that has become a matter of status nowadays.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card

Describe a thing that has become a matter of status nowadays.

You should say:

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

and explain what influences it has on people nowadays.

SAMPLE ANSWER-

Throughout time, the possession of certain items has been linked to achieve a higher status or such as having a car. The ownership of expensive car brands indicates the financial superiority and marks an image in the mind of the people in the society. Therefore, in this materialistic world, people of different cultural and financial background want to have a four-wheeler.  

In some countries, the majority of people cannot afford a car but with the emergence of options like car loans and the availability of second hand cars, everyone enjoys this privilege. Millennial today believe in giving a ‘good impression’ to others because of which they urge their elders to invest in fancy and latest models. Possessing a car has its own convenience, comfort which also comes with some liabilities like maintenance and environmental concerns.   

Of course, my parents do own a car but I still prefer taking public transport in order to avoid the traffic on the congested roads of my country. Not everyone thinks the same way.

All in all, the utility of a car is replaced by the image and status symbol that it offers. With the booming economy and stagnant car prices, more and more people are getting influenced to purchase a car in the future. However, people consider ownership of expensive four-vehicle equivalent to a luxury. In addition, in the period of conscious environmentalism and hefty fuel prices, people must be more concerned about the pollution it causes rather than their own image and status.

(250 words)

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IELTS Cue card: A plant that you find useful

IELTS Cue card: A plant that you find useful

Describe a plant that you find useful.
You should say:

  • Its name
  • Where it is commonly grown
  • What it looks like
  • And explain why you find it useful.

IELTS Cue card: A plant that you find useful

Sample answer

I’m a nature lover. I have planted many different types of plants in my garden. All of them have their own special features. Today, I will talk about one plant which I think is highly beneficial.

The name of the plant is Aloe Vera. It’s a stem less or very short-stemmed succulent plant. The average height of the plant is around 60-100 cm. It has triangular, fleshy green leaves with serrated edges. These prickly leaves act as a defence against animals and insects.

There are different species of aloe vera and they are commonly found in most parts of the world. Aloe can grow indoors as well as outdoors. A certain amount of sunlight is essential for these plants to thrive.

I’ve read many reports about the health benefits of aloe vera. This plant is not only used in medicine but is also a vital ingredient in cosmetic products. It’s packed with antiviral and antibacterial properties which make it ideal for curing skin problems. My mother always uses aloe vera mixed with coconut oil to moisturize her hair before washing it, and I have to say, she’s nearly fifty years old but there are no signs of white, fragile or dry hair. It really is an incredible plant, and it’s so easy to grow too!

High level words and their meanings:

succulent: a plant in which the leaves and stem are thick and can store a lot of

water

serrated: having a row of sharp points along the

edge

thrive: to grow, develop, or be 

successful 

fragile: easily damaged, broken, or harmed

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