IELTS CUE CARD – Describe a festival that is important in your country
Describe a festival that is important in your country:
You should say
When the festival occurs
Why it is celebrated
What people do and explain what you like or dislike about it
India is a country of festivals and celebrations. But here I would like to talk about one of the most popular festivals of North India. It is called Diwali.
It is celebrated every year either in the month of October or November. The festival celebrates victory of good over evil and its historical significance is related with Sikh and Hindu religions.
According to the Hindu mythology, Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. The people of Ayodhya welcomed him by illuminating and decorating the place with earthen lamps.
The preparations of the festival goes on for a month and is celebrated with great pomp and show. People renovate, clean and decorate their houses. Houses are decorated with light bulbs and many people make floral or geometric patterns on the floor by using different colours, which is called rangoli. People exchange gifts and sweets with their loved ones. In the evening, people worship Goddess Lakshmi who is considered the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Various delicacies including sweets are also prepared on this day. Children love to burst fire crackers and wear new clothes.
I too enjoy celebrating this festival with my friends and family as it keeps us connected with our tradition. The only thing I dislike about the festival is the bursting of fire crackers. It leads to air and noise pollution which leads to certain health problems among elderly and the young ones.
IELTS CUE CARD – Describe a person who likes to travel by plane
Describe a person who likes to travel by plane
Who this person is
How do you know this person
Where this person travels to
Explain why this person likes to travel by plane
Today, a wide range of transport are available and air travel is gaining popularity. More and more people are choosing to travel by planes. Here, I would like to talk about a person I know, who loves to travel by air. She is my former classmate, Shweta. She is an Assistant Professor, International Affairs at the South Asian University, New Delhi.
She is responsible for teaching cultural affairs and international relations to students coming from different South Asian Countries. Travelling to other countries to attend various seminars and conferences is an integral part of her job.
Even though we are not in the same profession, we share with each what’s happening in our day to day lives. She loves to talk about her experiences during her flights. Irrespective of the duration of flights she never gets bored during her air travel. The comforts and hospitality on board are the two things she enjoys the most. Her friendly nature attracts many people of different nationalities towards her while travelling. This has added to her experiences. Another thing that she likes about these plane journeys is the type of food offered during the flights.
Though my friend is a frequent traveler, she is super excited whenever she has to travel by plane. Her wonderful experiences always make me more inquisitive about her journeys. In fact very soon we are planning to go on a vacation together and she is going to plan our journey. I am looking forward to enjoying a plane journey with her.
The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers e.g. The people of India are renowned for their hospitality.
eager to learn e.g Teachers prefer to have inquisitive students in their class.