Cue Card # Talk about a park or a garden you visited

IELTS Cue Card with Follow-up Questions

Talk about a park or a garden you visited

 

You should say

    • Where was the park/garden located?
    • What did it look like?
    • Why did you enjoy going there?
    • And describe the garden in detail.

Cue Card Talk about a park or a garden you visited

Sample Answer

Parks are a great place for everyone. There are beautiful trees, gorgeous flowers, shy animals and lively insects. I dare say there is not an age group that doesn’t enjoy a good walk in the park. Why the elderly like long strolls, the parent’s get some peace and quiet, the kids see all kinds of curious things, insatiable beings as they are.

Today I will talk about one of my favorite parks, Hinchinbrook Park. This park was located right behind our house, but it had truly sprawling gardens and ginormous trees. In the latter part of my stay there was even an outdoor gym installed. My family and I used to love going to park on weekends for picnics.

The garden was of Temperate Deciduous Forest Species, meaning oak, maple, and birch and willow trees were the main tree types. The park’s wetlands were made up of two large lakes along with smaller ponds, lakes and even a brook. Ducks were regularly seen in the area along with other migratory water birds. Reed buntings were the most common sight among the high grass.

There were benches located all around the lakes and park, where I distinctly remember sitting and painting on a popup canvas. I have to say though the dragon flies were a bit of a nuisance. In the autumn the trees would turn this magical shade of golden red and the leaves would start falling. That was my favorite time to visit the gardens.

Another notable feature of this wondrous park was the apiary, which was maintained by the park’s own beekeeper association, the honey was also for sale for anyone wanting to buy it. Throughout the year the park also hosted various events, including a memorable biking showcase where I got to try out a new model electric bike.

Now that I think about it, I have a lot of fond memories of this park that I had almost forgotten! Gosh, I wish there were more of these kinds of parks all around the world, everyone deserves to connect with nature on such a deep level.

Follow-up Questions;

Q1: What other fond memories do you have of this park?

Ans: Like I said, our family used to go on picnics on the weekend, I used to bring my entire painters kit and sometimes sit and paint. Other times, I would play chase with my kids after a hearty meal. My kids and wife used to make flower chains form the daisies and buttercups, often I would be the recipient of a flower crown which I was not allowed to remove till we got home. Those are some other fun memories.

Q2: What do you think is the future of such parks?

Ans: I would dearly hope that such parks are kept preserved and loved. I would adore it if we could see more of them all around the world, showcasing and nourishing nature’s best efforts. With rapid urbanization, I know this is a bit of a far-off dream but we still have hope in the concept of roof gardens.

Q3: What is your stand on roof gardens from an ecological habitat standpoint?

Ans: I would be hard to have truly habitable roof gardens individually as everyone would try to personalize their own. With the availability of non-indigenous plants in shops, the wildlife would certainly face confusion. The only way to make such a concept work is to have an ecologist pre-plan roof gardens for the welfare of the local species. Such a concept would require constant monitoring and careful execution, but it is certainly doable.

Useful words and their meanings

High-level useful words and their meanings:
insatiable (especially of a desire or need) too great to be satisfied
sprawling existing or reaching over a large area
ginormous extremely large
wetlands an area of land that is naturally wet
apiary a place where people keep bees, especially a collection of hives kept to provide honey

 

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Cue Card – Talk about someone who travels often by plane

IELTS Cue Card Talk about someone who travels often by plane

Talk about someone who travels often by plane

You should say

  • Who this person is?
  • Where do they travel to?
  • Why do they travel frequently?
  • And describe how you feel about them traveling so frequently.

IELTS Cue Card Talk about someone who travels often by plane

Sample Answer

Air travel is a modern moral conundrum, but for some people it is unavoidable due to their job description. I will talk about my friend, Maximillian who is a pilot. He used to travel by air in nine-hour shifts for international flights, though currently, the airlines have suspended all travel due to Covid-19.

He is what one would call a true globetrotter, he loves to travel, and even takes his family abroad for his vacations. Whenever I call him I expect a new answer to the question, “Where are you?”. Due to this we have even stopped playing Atlas on our monthly game nights; it’s so unfair, he always wins.

But I’m glad to have a friend like him, he tells great stories and really puts into perspective how the world works. Although sometimes I do wonder how much air pollution the industry causes, I can hardly fault him for doing his job.

Max has traveled to both exceedingly wealthy countries and pitifully impoverished nations. He likes to tell us about his stays at various locations. I would say, due to his traveling he is the most worldly of us. He is a telling example of how travelling can broaden our horizons and influence our personality positively. His undeniable humility can attest to the same. I am proud that he does what he loves, that his job not only teaches him, but by extension also us, his friend group.

Useful words and their meanings

Conundrum – a problem that is difficult to deal with

Globetrotter – someone who often travels to a lot of different countries

Impoverished – very poor

Humility – the quality of not being proud because you are aware of your bad qualities

Cue Card Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing

IELTS Cue Card # Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing.

Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing.

You should say:

  • What that item is
  • Where you got it from
  • How it looks like
  • And explain why you enjoy wearing it.

 

Cue Card Talk about an item of clothing you enjoy wearing

Sample Answer:

Clothes and accessories have come to represent more than just simple survival gear. They are a window into someone’s life, their personality, their wealth, their age and their experiences. We all have some clothes we enjoy wearing immensely and others that never get to see the light of day.

Speaking on the former, I will talk about my favorite hoodie. Right off the bat, when I mentioned hoodie it is obvious that this hoodie is going to be very comfortable and quite possibly oversized; well you would not be wrong in that assessment. But perhaps what you might not be able to deduce at first glance is the emotional value of this hoodie due to the memories it carries.

I received it back in 12th class during our graduation party as a gift from the school. I was endlessly curious as to what the shiny silver foil held. Out came a comfy back hoodie, it had my school logos on the sleeves and all of our batch’s names on the back forming a giant 2015. I was incredibly touched and distantly realized I might have torn up a little at the flood of memories in my mind.

I instantly put it on, and true enough, it was even more comfortable than it looked from the outside, for the inside had been lined in fleece. My mother will tell you how difficult it is to get that hoodie away from me once I have decided to wear it. The hood shape is simply perfect; even though it is oversized, it doesn’t slip into my face. The pockets can store more than what you would think possible, and why the sleeves sit snugly at my knuckles, just where I like them. But most importantly, I feel like I am enveloped in a big hug whenever I wear it, it reminds me of simpler days, of sunshine and laughter, of badminton on Sundays and swimming on Wednesdays. There is no doubt about it, that hoodie is my favourite piece of clothing.

 

High-level useful words and their meanings :
Right off the bat (American phrase) – immediately or right from the start
fleece the thick covering of wool on a sheep, or this covering used to make a piece of clothing
Snugly in a way that fits closely
comfy comfortable

 

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Cue Card # A new public facility in your hometown you would like to visit

IELTS Cue Card # Talk about a new public facility in your hometown you would like to visit.

Talk about a new public facility in your hometown you would like to visit.

You should say:

  • What is this facility?
  • When did you find out about this facility?
  • What do you know about this facility?
  • And explain why you want to visit this facility.

IELTS CUE CARD A new public facility in your hometown

Sample Answer

Cities are very versatile, both, by the nature of their residents and the nature of the establishments they hold. They are also very volatile, what stands today might be crushed tomorrow. I have a rather melancholic approach to new business. Because, sure it’s a new beginning, but it is also the end of another.

Three days ago, I called my mum to ask how everything is going. We talked a bit and caught up with each other. It was then that she told me that a new public library had been opened in what used to be an old abandoned shopping mall. That had me intrigued. That shopping mall had been the first of many in my hometown to be built and abandoned, the fact that the municipality had taken note of this issue and taken steps to rectify it spoke volumes.

I can still clearly remember that mall when it first opened, with streamers and balloons everywhere, it had been a hub of life. For that to have been converted into a modern library, it kind of blew my mind. I mean don’t get me wrong, I like public libraries as much as the next bookworm, but for something so vibrant and loud to have changed into something so modern and quiet; it gave me a real pause. I did feel conflicted at this news, on one hand I wanted the past of the neon lights back, even though I knew that would never be possible. And on the other hand, I couldn’t wait to explore that brand new 3 story monument bestowed with knowledge.

In the end, the excitement for the future won out over my longing for the past and I promised my mother I would come by next month to have a look. She tells me the library is done up in glass, it has lots of terraces with green plants. There are cushion chairs just how I like them. Certainly, I cannot wait to visit now.

 

 

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