IELTS Cue Card: Describe an important plant in your country.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Describe an important plant in your country.

  • What is this plant?
  • where is it found?
  • Why is it so important?

And Explain its benefits?

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe an important plant in your country. Best IELTS Band 7 Coaching in dehradun

Sample Answer

Nature has always provided primary resources to humans to fulfill their basic needs. One such resource is the flora. It offers many different plants and trees that have different parts to play in our lives. While some plants are rare, some are very common as well.

One of the most common plants found in India is Basil, locally known as Tulsi. It is used for various purposes. It is also known as the holy basil herb and is quite important for its medicinal qualities. Found in almost every Indian household, it is abundant in the wilderness, and other places such as public parks, and especially temples.

Actually a medicinal plant, it is worshipped and highly regarded in the Indian culture. Tulsi is available all over India, and due to the medicinal properties, it offers people have started growing the plant in their homes.  Basil is used for making herbal tea and as a flavoring in many dishes and recipes as well. It is easy to grow and needs basic things to grow, such as an ample amount of fresh air and sunlight.

Basically a small green plant, it has leafy foliage and small green-hued seed bunches. It is used to make Ayurveda medicines, and oil extracted from its leaves is used in toiletries and cosmetics. Tulsi leaf juice is effective in curing respiratory issues and common cold symptoms as well. The leaves can be eaten directly to comfort indigestion and insomnia.

(235 words)

 


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IELTS Cue Card # A SEASON YOU ENJOY

IELTS Cue Card # A SEASON YOU ENJOY

Talk about a season that you enjoy.

  • What season is it?
  • What is the weather like?
  • What kind of activities you do in this season?

And explain why do you like this season the most.

 

Sample Answer:

India is a diverse country having four distinct seasons, namely spring, summer, autumn and winter. While the southern and western India experiences moderate summers and winters, the northern regions witness the extremes. As I belong to Chandigarh, a city in the north India, most of the people including me love the winter season. This is because summers are long and sweltering while winters bring the much awaited respite from the blazing sun.
The winters begin by the end of October and last till the end of February. The weather is usually bright and sunny with few foggy days intermittently. I really enjoy basking in the sun with my friends and sipping a cup of hot coffee. During weekends, we plan to go window shopping in the seventeen sector market plaza followed by hot meals at one of our favorite joints. Also, we plan at least one trip to Shimla, a nearby hill station in the month of December , when there are chances of a snowfall. It’s still my idea of a perfect holiday with friends as there is a bit of everything to do like trekking, shopping, sightseeing , sledging and clicking loads of pictures.
Winters also bring in a lot of healthy fruits and green vegetables. This is the perfect time to try out different recipes which are colorful and full of nutrients. We do get some grandma style goodies too like peanut and jaggery sweet bars, which I absolutely love eating every now and then. What’s more, winters offer us to dress ourselves in some stylish overcoats, cardigans, caps and boots. All this and more make winter season, the most awaited season for me.

FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS

Q1. What are the seasons that you have in your country but other countries do not?
Ans. That’s a difficult question actually and I need to have a sound knowledge of other countries to answer it. Still, with whatever idea I have, I can say that India is much more diverse as there are 4 distinct seasons here unlike many foreign nations. For instance, while the gulf countries witness extreme Summers, the nations in north America and Europe have long and extreme winters.

Q2. Is there a seasonal festival in your country?
Ans. Yes, we do have many festivals to celebrate seasons. Harvest festivals are also seasonal festivals , celebrating both bounty and the change of seasons. Baisakhi is a festival of spring harvest in April celebrated by both Hindus and Sikhs. Then, Basant Panchmi is celebrated to welcome spring in the month of February. People dress in yellow to mark flowering of mustard fields. Also, Pongal is a harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God. It is celebrated in January in the south of India.

 

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IELTS Speaking # Clothing

There are different styles of clothing in this world. Different cultures have their own traditional styles which they prefer wearing and it is all very unique. Let us today have a look at some of the questions related to clothing .

What traditional clothes do people from your country wear?

Women in my country tend to wear sari or salwar-suit while men wear kurta-pyjama. Sari is a meter long cloth which is designed in some or the other form and is draped along the body. Salwar suit is similar to the pant and shirt but the shirt is longer and the pant has more space. Similar to salwar suit is kurta pyjama but it comes in different forms.

When do you wear them?

Traditional clothes are worn in normal daily life with most of the people across my country. However, with corporate life striking in, people tend to wear them more during festivals like Diwali or Holi or Raksha Bandhan. Traditional clothes are also worn during marriages.

Are they comfortable?

I think it is more about what you are habitual wearing. People who wear traditional clothes find them more comfortable because they are used to. The ones who don’t wear them often, initially find it difficult, but for the most part, they are very comfortable.

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Do you think there’s a difference between” fashion ” and “style” ?

I believe fashion is what is outside, so we have got fashion trends, things that most of the people at a particular time do. Like, wearing scarfs or certain kinds of pins. But, style is what comes from within. So, no matter you are following the fashion trend or not, if you are stylish, you can go a long way. Because, you can very well express yourself and it comes in everything that you do.

How often do you go clothes shopping?

I buy clothes when I need them. So, last time when I went shopping it was because I had to buy a pair of jeans and some kurtis. Right now, I have enough clothes to wear everyday and still not be bored by them.

Would you bring your husband/boyfriend with you when you go clothes shopping?

I would love to, but only when I find that they are comfortable shopping with me. Because, shopping truly is in itself a big task. You have to go shop by shop and then look at different clothes and so many more things. So, if they are happy finding clothes for me and helping me on it, by their wish, I will surely. But, if they find it hassle, I’d prefer going alone or with friends.

What do you like to shop for the most?

Mostly, I shop for books. I am a bibliophile in that way and the moment I finish a book, I jump on to other. Most of the time, I have a buffer of books. So, if in case I am not able to buy a book, I have got a set of unread books at my hand.

Where is your favorite shopping centre?

I think in my city, there is this mall, Pal City Mall, I like going out there when I have to buy lot of things together. Like books and clothes and bags or may be go for parlor as well. It is a nice place with all of these things and the quality of products available is also nice.

What is your favorite brand?

For clothes, I think my favorite brand would be W. I like its kurtis because they are very feminine and subtle and then yet very loud. Also, I feel very comfortable wearing them. When it comes to shoes, I mostly go for either action or bata. I think they are pretty good.

Are you a shopaholic?

No, I am one of those who would shop only when required.

Do you go to many shops before buying one particular item or do you just buy the first one you find?

It depends. You know there are things that just strike your eyes and you are like fall in love with them. It is only when I fall in love with things that I go out and buy them. So, if I find that one thing in a shop I go ahead, but if in any way I am not satisfied I prefer going to the next shop.

Have you ever felt uncomfortable with what you wear?

Yes, there is this top that I had and I loved it but I was not very comfortable wearing it because my body structure at that time was such that it was dragging down.

Did your parents ever make you wear something you didn’t like?

Most of the times. I remember as a child I had to wear what they said. There was this top that I had and really did not liked it, because it used to itch a lot when I wore it. But, because it was warm and everything I had to wear it. However,  I think at that time it did not even bothered me as to what I was wearing. Because, joy was somewhere else.

Do you like to go shopping during the sales?

Yes, of course. I mostly go for shopping only during sales. Because, you can get the same thing at a cheaper price, most often 50% less. So, why not!


 

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IELTS Cue Card # A good law in your country

IELTS Speaking Task # Cue Card

Describe a good law in your country.

  • What it is?
  • How you know about it?
  • What people think about this law?

And explain why you think it is a good law.

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SAMPLE ANSWER-

Domestic violence is a severe economic and social problem not only for the women but the society on a whole. Coming from a patriarchal society, a majority of women are physically, sexually and emotionally abused by their spouses or in-laws. Today, I would like to talk about a good law which was introduced and passed by the parliament in 2005.

According to this act, any person who has been, or is in a domestic relationship with an abuser can file a complaint against him/her. It’s not necessary for the victim to be in a marriage relationship in order to file a complaint, as being abused in a shared household also comes under Domestic Violence. I got to know about this law in school, while studying Civics. I also implemented it in my real life when a cook working at my house told me about the kind of abuses she was facing at her in-law’s place.

I think most of the people think that it is a vital law which is mandatory for our country. Women of our nation will start taking their stand gradually and get out of men’s control in this male-dominated society. As domestic violence takes place not only in financially weaker families but also in economically stable families, therefore, this law is good for society as a whole.

In my opinion, this law will have a positive impact on our society. Abuses like physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal or emotional abuse and economic abuse fall under the category of this Act.
The procedure of relief for the women that are included in the Act is residence order, monetary relief, custody orders and compensation orders as well. The court also ensures to provide the victim with safe shelter, medical and legal aid.
(293 words).

DIFFICULT WORDS-
PATRIACHAL- denoted to system of society controlled by men
IMPLEMENTED- put into effect.

 


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