CUE CARD – Describe an invention that has changed how people live

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an invention that has changed how people live.

You should say:

  • What it is?
  • How has it changed people live ?
  • What benefits did it brings?
  • And explain if it is more important for older or younger people.
Sample Answer

Inventions are an indispensable part of human evolution. From the invention of the wheel to the development of Mars rover, humans have witness many development. Especially, in this 21st century, when we come across umpteen new inventions every now and then.

I reckon, electricity to this day is the most important invention because, it serves as the baseline for all inventions to come. It is a boon that science has given to mankind. Electricity has become an integral part of human life, as majority of things are depended on it.

It has a myriad of uses, be it lightning of rooms at home to big factories where large machines are running with the help of electricity. Modern means of transportation and communication have been exceedingly revolutionized by the commencement of Electricity. Human civilization has become very modern, and electricity is needed everywhere.

Moreover, if we talk about its importance then I think Electricity, is very crucial to everyone regardless of their age. To put light on this statement, I vividly remember a time when, I watched a documentary about a village in Garhwal Region, which was deprived of basic amenity which was electricity. The documentary revealed the atrocities faced by people of all ages. The documentary emphasized on the whole journey, how that village as well as the neighboring places struggled and achieved their destination of finding light. So, definitely electricity is an invention that has changed how people live.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe an invention that has changed how people live’.

Q1. How has technology made our life easier?
Well, the rapid improvements in the world of technology have undoubtedly made life more convenient and enjoyable. The latest technological innovation have brought comfort to many fields and has drastically raised the standard of living. For instance, many household equipment have been invented like washing machine, oven to ease household chores.

Q2.Is it more difficult for old people to accept new technologies ?
I think yes, many seniors have physical conditions or health issues that make it for them difficult to use technologies. Apart from health, knowledge about technology is also very important, and lack of knowledge stops many seniors from participating in communication technology.

Ayushi Rawat

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CUE CARD – Describe a story someone told you and you remember

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a story someone told you and you remember.

  • Who told you this story?
  • What the story was about?
  • How you feel about it?
Sample Answer

We get valuable life lessons from stories, including how to deal with rejection and fear. Most of the stories were probably stories with moral lessons. I grew up listening to numerous stories from my parents and grandparents. Perhaps it is one of the clearest and cherished memories of my childhood.

Every night, before tucking me into bed, my grandmother would read me a story. I must say that she was an extremely beautiful raconteur.

Once upon a time, there was a king. He was very rich and had lots of Gold. He had a daughter, who he loved a lot. One day he helped an angel who in return agreed to grant him a wish. The king wished for a power to turn things into gold, angel immediately fulfilled his wish. On his way home, he touched rocks and plants which changed into gold. The king was on seventh heaven. As he reached home, in excitement he hugged his daughter, who turned into gold. The king was devastated seeing her beloved daughter who has now turned into a golden stone.

His greed became a reason of his agony. The king learned his lesson and realized his mistake and that was the moral of the story. I reckon, greed and has become a common social evil that persuade people to take wrong decision. I was really impressed by the moral and did implement it in my life.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3)related to cue card ‘describe a story someone told you and you remember’.

Q1. Has storytelling changed over a period of time?
Indeed, earlier stories were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. However, at present with the rise of technology and commencement of mobile phones, has drastically changed the way of listening and narrating a story. For instance, there are many apps which provide audiobooks and podcasts, where you can listen to your favorite books without an actual presence of a person.

Q2.Do you think that generally most of the people are good at storytelling ?
Well, I suppose everyone is a storyteller but not everyone is a good storyteller. Good storytellers can connect to the listener at ease and is able to maintain their interest. However, poor storytellers often mix up the events which makes the story becomes confusing and listener may lose interest.

Ayushi Rawat

IELTS BAND7

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8439000086

8439000087

7055710003

7055710004

IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun

9634777700

7249900007

IELTS Band 7 Saharanpur
Parsvnath Plaza, Saharanpur

email: info@ieltsband7.com

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