IELTS CUE CARD – Talk about a person who taught you something important

IELTS CUE CARD – Talk about a person who taught you something important

Talk about someone who taught you something. You should say

  • Who this person was?
  • What did they teach you?
  • When was this?
  • And describe what you learned.
Sample Answer One

Learning is a never-ending process. The first things we learn are to think, to talk, to walk, basic behavioural quirks that we adopt from our family and environment. Later on, in life, we choose to learn higher-level skills such as reading, writing, mathematical reasoning and skills classified as extra-curricular. Examples of those skills might be learning to play an instrument, handicrafts, learning to ride a bike, art, and video gaming etc. 

Now I will proceed to describe how a dear friend helped me discover the intricacies of braiding complex patterned friendship bracelets. This was back in the summers of primary school, my friend and I were next-door neighbours, and so quite naturally we used to spend all our time at each other’s houses. As 9-year-old girls are meant to do, our favourite pastime was drawing and playing on the swings.  

It was, however, one fateful day when my friend was messing around with some string, tying them in seemingly pointless and frankly rather obscure knots. I did not understand the point of her actions but sat down to watch her anyway. She kept tying knot after knot after knot, soon enough I discovered rationality to her pattern. And why, before my very eyes she produced a magnificent friendship bracelet!  

Made with a mosaic of diamonds I could not have told you how she achieved such a feat despite being present the entire duration of its creation.  

A day after that I demanded she teaches me. She was reluctant but agreed eventually, though she warned me that I would not be reaching her level of expertise for quite some time. And how right she was! It was a tedious process, learning the different types of knots, the ways to tie them, how the direction determines the shape, all with a dual sting thread. Eventually, I learned to handle more threads, become more experimental with the intricacies. And Before we knew it, the summer had ended.  This time we went to school with matching bracelets, for my final task had been to make her one to repay her for her patience, goodwill and friendship. 

Sample Answer Two

Talk about person who taught you something important

  • Who the person is?
  • What he/she is like?
  • What he/she taught you?
  • How you felt about him/ her?

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SAMPLE ANSWER

Life is all about learning. Whether it’s a new skill or some life lessons to live a more fulfilling life. All play a key role in our lives. Today, I’d like to talk about how I learnt to drive.

I’d always wanted to learn how to drive but my father insisted that I should finish my schooling first. So a week after my exams we made a plan for learning driving. We decided to get up early in the morning and set out to a huge ground located in the outskirts of the town. It was safe to practice there in the morning.

It was fun to learn driving. I felt on top of the world when every morning I sat on the driving seat next to my father. He never scolded me and always encouraged me with a positive attitude. He is the most patient person I’ve ever come across and even when I bumped into a tree he continued to motivate me and turned my fears into cheers!

At the end of a month’s training, I slowly started driving on the road. Eventually I became an expert and was able to drive in heavy traffic as well.

This training not only made my life easier and independent, but also gave me the opportunity to spend quality time with my father.

STRONG WORDS
WORDS MEANING
I’d I had (while speaking we use the contraction for I had)
I’ve I have (while speaking we use the contraction I have)
Fulfilling Making someone satisfied or happy through allowing their character or abilities to develop fully
Outskirts the outer parts of a town or city
Expertise expert skill or knowledge in a particular field

 

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Cue Card Talk about a magazine or online article about healthy living

IELTS Cue Card Talk about a magazine or online article about healthy living

Talk about a magazine or online article about healthy living

You should say

  • Who writes the magazine/Article?
  • Where do you get this magazine/Article?
  • What the magazine/Article says about healthy living
  • And explain why you agree/ disagree with the message.

Cue Card Talk about a magazine or online article about healthy living

Sample Answer

Media has a pivotal role in shaping our worldview. Every single thing we know is through the spread of print, online sites and our school system. Our opinions are largely formed from these sources. In fact, some infamous marketing campaigns have been so successful in imparting their opinions that they have shaped unhealthy, illogical now unquestionably integral habits of our society.

Take the weekend magazine that comes attached to our morning newspaper for example. Every single Sunday I am barraged by articles on “Healthy Living!!”, “Newest Fads!!”, “New Study!!” claiming things from the absurd to the plain manipulative and wrong. When reading these articles, I wonder for the sanity of those less fortunate than I, for those less aware and more trusting, for those that take anything written as proof of its factuality.

These articles are written by mere journalists with no license, no qualification, to talk on the trends they seem to swear by. Fad diets are ruthlessly promoted, real health experts willingly misquoted. Studies that should not even be allowed to see the light of day get prime spots just because of their outrageous claims. Those studies that have a sample pool of 5 people followed over 3 days diets that apparently worked miracles get the glory of the cover page. It makes me furious.

The magazine promotes itself as a health capsule and does in fact the devil’s bidding. Promoting processed food one day, Vitamin supplements the next, and organic companies the week after. It’s a blatant advertisement for companies bidding for the best article spots. Absolutely revolting, that people would even fall for this in their desperate times. Please do not even get me started on the fad diet section this magazine displays so proudly.

The Journalist rely so heavily on wispy claims by experts with no knowledge on how to verify the reports or see flaws in the expert’s work. The publishers are unaware of their own reach, rather than promoting critical thinking of the general population they prefer to use consumerism culture to rake in the money. Newspapers devote little to no space to in depth nutrition, despite having all the resources available. It’s purely frustrating to me, and also one of my biggest pet peeves.

Last week I really felt like writing to the publication house to complain, they should at least add a disclaimer box on any speculation rather than presenting it next to factual news. But then I realized it would be a waste of time, rather I made another phone call, a different one, one to cancel my mandatory subscription to those glossy misleading pages.

 

 Follow-up questions::

 

Q.1 How popular is reading in your country?

Ans: I’m glad to say that love for reading is still alive in my country. In fact, reading is so popular that each town in my state has a fully equipped library. People of all ages, including children, adults and the elderly, throng to these libraries regularly to enjoy their favourite publications.

Q.2 Do you think reading is important?

Ans: Yes, indeed. In my view, reading has a profound effect on human behaviour and personality development. It not only helps us grow mentally, emotionally and psychologically but also broadens our horizons and shapes our characters.

Q.3 Do you think men and women prefer different types of books?

Ans: Yes, generally speaking, male readers are more inclined towards non-fiction books whereas females enjoy fiction and fantasy based reading.

 

Useful words and their meanings
Worldview a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world
Fad a style, activity, or interest that is very popular for a short period of time
Blatant (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
Peeve a cause of annoyance

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CUE CARD – Describe a picture or a photograph

Talk about a Photograph you have in your home

 

You should say

  • What is happening in the photograph?
  • Where is it placed in your house?
  • When and Why was it taken?
  • And describe the photograph in detail.

IELTS Speaking latest cue card 2020. Describe a picture or a photograph in your home /room that you likeWhat is it about?

Sample Answer

Photographs capture moments in time clearer than our memories are capable of. Humans have used Photographs in abundance in the past decade to try and capture life’s most important and most trivial moments. This has led to a fad of over documentation, often at the consequence of missing reality to be able to capture it virtually.

Today I will talk about a very special photograph of me when I was around the age of 5. In the image, I am seen sitting in on ‘Santa Claus’s’ lap for a special Christmas event in a fully decked out mall. Behind one can make out a giant Christmas tree adorned with fairy lights and baubles; giant piles of decorative presents underneath.

My likeness can be seen wrapped up in a warm shawl and my very favourite red cap, rosy cheeks and the biggest grin as I had just wisped to ‘Santa’ my wish. ‘Santa’ had on a heavy blush, a nose red enough to make even Rudolf blush, and the classic half foot long white misty beard cum moustache.

The event was held every year on the days leading up to Christmas in most major malls, parents would take their children to see a friendly volunteer as ‘Santa’ who would listen to all the kid’s dreams, laugh a big belly laugh and give his blessings. Some days Book Readings were also conducted.

Back when the photo was taken, our family had just moved there and were unfamiliar with this custom, for it was our first Christmas in a Christian country. My parents tell me the photo might never have taken place had they not delayed their last-minute gift shopping. But I am glad the events played out the way they did; Else today I would not have this heartwarming image sitting framed in a cheesy glitter and mistletoe frame on our mantelpiece. It is a reminder to always smile and keep going, that is one image which will never become a waste of space.

 

Similar Question with Answer:

Describe a picture or a photograph in your home/room that you like

  • What is it about?
  • Where is it in your home?
  • How you got it?
  • Why you like it?
SAMPLE ANSWER

Some photographs are for decoration while some capture the best moments of our lives and keep our memories of those cherished moments alive. A few months ago, I was going through my collection of photo albums when a family photo caught my attention. It is one of my favourite photographs where I am standing with my parents in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. It was taken several years ago when I visited Paris with my parents as a child.  I got it framed recently and it is placed on the wall above the study table in my bedroom.

Whenever I look at the picture it reminds me of the good times I had with my parents especially during that particular vacation abroad. I remember vividly, it was my birthday and this trip to see the Eiffel Tower was a gift from my parents. I can clearly recall how my parents had a small celebration near the water fountains and rows of flowers, where this picture was taken. It was one of the best birthday celebrations I ever had as a child.

My parents have grown old now and when I see this photo it brings back fond memories of my childhood. I don’t see them often now as I have moved to another city and whenever I miss them I have a look at the photograph. It doesn’t let me feel lonely and I feel them around me. Seeing my parents extremely young and lively in it brings a gentle smile on my face!

STRONG WORDS
WORDS MEANING
Vivid very clear and detailed e.g. Some people have a vivid imagination.
Fond

loving and affectionate e.g. I am fond of eating out on a weekend.

 

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