Cue Card # Describe a time you were bored

IELTS Cue Card Describe a time you were bored.

Describe a time you were bored.

  • You should say
  • When was it?
  • Where was it?
  • What did you do to alleviate your boredom?
  • And explain why you were so bored.

BORED IELTS CUE CARD IELTS DEHRADUN

Sample Answer:1 (Written By Bhumika)

In today’s world, people are so busy that they hardly get time to get bored, but there was a time when I felt really bored and had nothing to do. It was during the summer of 2020, when there was lockdown all over the world and everyone was quarantined in their houses. This time was not only boring and difficult for me but for everyone around the world. We had no idea what we were supposed to do, everyone was on house arrest.
I was at my home with my parents and as I have no siblings, this period seemed more colourless. Initially, I was happy that I’ve got a leave from college and I relaxed for days but slowly this was getting boring. I had to go through the same monotonous schedule each day and there was nothing new. We could not move out, we could not invite people at home. All I was doing was getting up, eating, sometimes watching TV and sleeping again. Life seemed insipid.
Finally I decided that I needed to overcome this boredom and do something productive, hence I started watching YouTube tutorials where I learnt how to cook. I used to cook one-time meal for everyone daily and I always tried my hands on some new dish. I brought a massive change in my schedule. I started learning glass painting, I learnt how to use oil paints and made a lot of paintings. Apart from that I also did online educational courses to enhance my skills. Now I believe that each one of us has the potential to be productive, it is just the right motivation and self-determination that we need within ourselves.

Follow up questions:

Q. What can people do when they feel bored?
There are a lot of things that people can do when they are bored. They can draw, they can cook their favourite dishes, they can watch a good movie, listen to some nice music or even exercise. People should always try to do something new and different from their usual schedule.

Q. Do people get bored about daily routines?
I believe Yes, it is the main reason for boredom. If we follow a similar routine daily, we tend to get bored. Humans always need a change in their lifestyle which helps them to refresh and be even more productive than before. That is the reason why we go for vacations and get leaves at weekends, as it helps to keep the mind calm and lightens up our mood.

Sample Answer:2

Today I am going to recount a day in which I was quite bored. In fact, this happened last week.

I was lounging around on my bed, not knowing what to do as I had just finished reading the entire Percy Jackson series in the past 3 days, it had kept me nicely occupied. Now, however, I did not have the energy to start a new book series or movie. I did not have any chores left either; my bed was made, the clothes were washed, the bookshelf dusted, and the dishes were done. Indeed, I was at liberty to do anything; Anything except leave the house that is. It funny, how when going outside was legal, all I wanted to do was stay indoors, and now, after hardly two weeks of staying indoors, all I could think of is going outside. I was waiting desperately for corona-virus lock-down end date.

Later on, I even tried to chase away this feeling of disinterest by watching YouTube, figuring that was the best way to procrastinate and waste away my time. As it turns out, the awareness of not actually procrastinating lured the thrill of even YouTube comedy away, it too, became dull. Now I was truly stumped. What was I to do?

Just then my mother walked into the room. I found just what I wanted to do. I would take up my favourite childhood pastime, annoying my darling mum. And thus, I began asking my mum random questions, nonsense questions, questions even god himself would ponder over. She humoured me and gave equally illogical answers. This was our favourite game, invented a long time ago, when I was learning to explore the world. Our game soon evolved into a serious conversation, speculation and debate. This time, we concluded that the purpose of human life was to create, for creation is fun, stagnation is frustration. Like how the creation of new ideas, novel projects give thrills; and how tedious, repetitive tasks, are akin to torture.

Indeed, I found this revelation to be a very fitting note to end upon, in the face of the boredom I had in the day. I had been bored, because I was doing nothing new, it was all mundane. (360 Words)

 

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IELTS Cue Card # Describe a program or app in your computer or phone

IELTS Cue Card # Describe a program or app in your computer or phone

Describe a program or app in your computer or phone

 

  • What the app/program is
  • When, where you found it
  • How you use it
  • And explain how do you feel about it
Sample Answer:

Nowadays phones and computers have become an integral part of our living. We have at least one type of gadget with us all the time be it a smart-phone, smart-watch, a tablet or a laptop.
Over the past few decades, the technology industry has augmented and so has the IT industry. Result of which is that millions of applications are now available in the market.
One such application which I would like to talk about is “Microsoft teams”, which I am sure has proven to be helpful for most of us for our Work from home regimes during the Covid pandemic.
I was first introduced to this video conferencing application by my seniors. This function then became my primary application to do all the project meetings with my colleagues and managing heads.
It is very easy to use and the user-Interface is really appealing, moreover, it offers a huge amount of file storage. As it’s name suggests it has a very sublime feature of forming teams wherein I created different teams for different projects I was working on. One of the best things about this program is that it is absolutely free which makes it more popular among people.
I feel relieved to use this program as it has made our life easier specially during this pandemic, otherwise important project meetings would not have been possible without it. I’m extremely grateful to the creators of this application, as it was very thoughtful of them to provide such an invention for free.

Follow Up Questions:

Q. What modern technological devices are most popular in your country?
Answer: In India, mobile phones are the most desired technological devices. Mobile phones allow common people to take maximum advantage of technological advancements. Apart from communication, it has made shopping, entertainment and payment easier. Their cheaper availability has made it more affordable for almost everyone.

Q. Do you think men and women view technological devices differently?
Answer: Yes, I think men are more into technology than women. Men always keep themselves updated with new tech gadgets that come into the market have it’s each and every detail, that is why men are often considered as Tech Lovers. Women on the other hand are not as fascinated by technological devices.

 

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IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Mobile Application

Describe an app you use in your mobile phone.
You should say:

  • what it is?
  • how you use it?
  • what benefits do you get from it?

and explain why this mobile app is important to you.

Sample Answer1:

There are several applications that I have downloaded on my smart phone but I think the one application that is very important for me and I cannot barely live without is definitely youtube. The best part about the application is that I can put the videos that I like in offline mode and watch them anytime I want to and even more, the videos don’t take up my phone’s memory but are stored in some server making space for more things that I can do on my phone.

I have made my account on google using which I use the youtube application. This application was pre installed in my smart phone and I remember watching lot of videos on it, before doing a video offline. It has been almost more than four years since I have been using this application whenever I need to find out something. It could be a lecture on a course that I am taking or may be a song that I want to listen. Also, almost all movies upload their trailers on this site, which can be accessed using this application. It is more like that friend you need when there is no one around.

mobile application

I remember learning DBMS, a course important for my job taking from this application and doing a great job. The reason this app is so important for me is because using it I can learn so much and be updated about the social life and then get updated about the latest news or songs or everything that is happening in this world. It is so easy and yet so powerful.


Sample Answer2:

My smart phone had some pre installed applications in it and some that I installed and I love using them all. But, if I had to choose one, I will definitely go for whats app. I think it is is one of the best app made in the history of mankind making it so easy for us to be in touch with people we care about and then it does not matter whether we are in what part of the world. It is cheap and friendly and almost everywhere. You can not only send text messages, but videos and photos and audio and moreover can talk to your friend or family on Internet. What an amazing thing to do!

No worries about those tiring bills and those roaming extra bills. One is free to do whatever they want to. We can form groups and be connected with so many people together, it is almost like talking to so many people together and having fun. Not only for friends and family, I have even found it important for being in touch with my colleagues. There are several groups that we make with which we are always updated on the work and it is amazing thing to do. We can plan out things and the people who are not present in the meetings get to know about it, even after that.

The reason this application is very important for me is because I have a job which requires me to travel a lot and then I have got family and friends back home. It is with whatsapp that I am able to share with all of them the amazing life that I am living and in so many times I miss them.


Sample Answer3:

I believe we are living in the world of applications, I mean there are so many apps out there and so much that can be done. But, the one app that is very important for me is blogger. Being a blogger it is more like God for me. There used to be times when I wanted to write down things and those were the times which were haphazard and I just didn’t knew where to write. Because writing it on phone memo, meant when I am actually putting it down, I need to re type it again which took away the creativity of it.

But, with blogger it is so much more easy. I can just write down memos into it, make some drafts and then put them into proper format when I feel like or when I go down to typing in the laptop. Even better I can very easily edit any of my own posts and get to know the people visiting the blog. And for doing all of it, neither do I require any laptop nor any specific requirements. A simple smart phone and that is it.

The reason it is important for me is because, no matter the final blog I put out is from my laptop but the drafts, I make them mostly using this application. Also, it is so much more easier to do things, be creative and enjoy writing just at my fingertips.

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IELTS Cue Card # Describe a tradition in your country

IELTS Cue Card # Describe a tradition in your country

Describe a tradition in your country
You should say:
– What it is
– Who takes part in it
– What activities there are
– And explain how you feel about it

Sample Answer:

India has a wide variety of cultures and traditions. There are unique traditions in India but today I would like to highlight ‘Kumbh Mela’. The Kumbh is conducted every twelve years, and people from different parts of the country attend it. It is unique in itself because it is considered as world’s largest congregation of pilgrims.
This festival attracts millions of people, the majority of which mainly consists of different Hindu sects like saints, hermits, tantriks religious organisations, and Hindu men and women from all walks of life. One of the most popular and unique crowd here is the Nagas, they are the men who refrain from wearing any clothes. Apart from that politicians and government authorities also attend it.
Miscellaneous activities take place here, People come here to perform sacred rituals and take holy bath in the Ganges in order to achieve salvation. There are many Yagyashalas where havans are performed regularly. Saints conduct Kathas or storytelling from several Indian mythologies like Ramayana, Mahabharata or Bhagwat Puran. Bhandara which is the free food service is also held for the people.
I feel Kumbh is one of the most special tradition of India which is popular all over the country. People look forward to Kumbh as one of the biggest events. The fact that it is one of the world’s largest peaceful gathering makes it noteworthy and I would like to be a part of it at least once in my lifetime.

 

Follow up questions:

Q. Which is the most popular tradition among children in your country?
Answer: Holi, the festival of colours is the most popular tradition among children in our country. Kids love playing with water balloons, water guns and colours. Different kinds of sweets especially gunjiya is loved by the kids. Holi brings happiness and colours in everyone’s life.

Q. Do you think western festivals are replacing traditional festivals of your country?
Answer: No, the western traditions are not replacing the traditional festivals like Holi, Diwali and Eid in my country. Traditional festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm in India. However these days youngsters have also started celebrating western festivals like Christmas, Easter and Hallowe’en but this does not mean that the traditional festivals have lost their importance.

 

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