IELTS Cue Card 2021 Questions # Favourite Book

Books are the gifts that help change individuals, they are ones that demand the least and give the most.  Everyone has their own favourite genre. Some people love autobiographies, others fiction, some like non-fiction and so on. This time we are looking at a cue card that asks questions about your favourite book.

Describe a book which you read and would like to read again:

  • how did you hear about it?
  • when did you read it?
  • what was it about?
  • why do you want to read it again?

and explain, would you recommend this book to others?

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SAMPLE ANSWER

I am a bibliophile and love reading all genre of books. Today I am going to talk about a book that I loved reading. Although there are many I would like to read again, but I think Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography, ‘My Experiments with the Truth’ has by far been the most impressive book that I have read. I remember I went to get a novel to read and randomly picked this one because I wanted to read Gandhi’s opinion on the entire freedom struggle. It was back in 2014, during my last year of college when I read this book.

The book is Gandhi’s autobiography, it includes special highlights on events that had a major impact on Gandhi’s life story. The book gives an inside view on how Gandhi shaped himself, what sacrifices he made and how he stood by truth even in the darkest of times.

One such event includes the day Gandhi fell ill, the doctors advised him to take some tea as it would help him in recovering faster. It was almost essential for him in his medical condition. But earlier he had pledged that he would not consume meats, spices, eggs or tea, as at the time some research suggested it to be harmful to the body. No matter what the doctors had to say, Gandhi did not consume his tea. I was fascinated by the strong determination the man had.

The story revolves around his life and gives an inner view on the reasons behind the actions taken by him as a leader. I loved the book because it taught me the most important lesson of my life: one should always speak the truth and be ready to die for it.

Mahatma Gandhi was surely a man of strong and true character and in my viewpoint, anyone who reads this novel surely brings home the idea of being a better person.

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IELTS Cue Card # Unusual Meal You Had

IELTS Cue Card, Unusual Meal You Had

Although food is defined as something that people and animals eat to survive, for us humans it is much more than that. For humans, eating and food also have symbolic meanings associated with love, comfort, security, reward and power. Throughout our lives we may associate certain foods with a holiday, past event, or specific memory. Let us look at a cue card that asks questions about an unusual meal you had.

    Describe an unusual meal you had:

  • When did you eat it
  • Where did you eat it
  • With whom you had that meal
  • Describe why you found it unusual?

Sample Answer

I love to travel to new places and make sure that I try out the local cuisine of that region. This is the perfect way to sneak peek into the culture and traditions of the people out there. I’ll like to share with you one such experience I had on my visit to Pune which is a cosmopolitan city in Maharashtra, in western India. One of our local friends suggested us to have a meal at an old eatery called “Manish lunch home”, a place famous for its fresh sea food. We went there and could see a large aquarium placed right in the reception area filled up with crabs and lobsters. I was keen to try crab curry while my husband played safe by ordering usual chicken gravy.
After we placed the order, waiter laid down the table and kept a pair of strange looking cutlery next to my plate. The food arrived and I was served a few pieces of crab with the shell intact. I was supposed to crack the shell using that fancy looking cutlery and then pull out the meat in there. I just didn’t know how to do that. I somehow managed to finish my serving of flatbread with the gravy which was typical of that region. It was spicy gravy with coconut milk base and a tinge of sourness. It was indeed the strangest looking food I had in my life. I promised myself to be careful and sure before ordering something which I have not tasted before.

FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS

Q1.Why do people buy foreign food?
Ans. I personally believe that this is a world of consumerism. There is a wide range of exotic, attractively packed foreign foods available in supermarkets these days. Those who can afford to buy , don’t mind spending on these items. Maybe, they think that the quality of those products would be better than domestic ones.
Q2.Why are humans facing food shortage?
Ans. According to me, there are two main reasons why we are facing scarcity of food. Firstly, the population is increasing at an alarming rate, especially in the underdeveloped and developing nations.
A vast majority of these people belong to low socio-economic strata and simply cannot afford to buy enough food. Also, a large quantity of food is wasted by the rich in hotels, parties instead of giving it to the poor and needy people. Then, there are environmental factors too such as crop droughts and famines which result in dearth of food.
Q3.Do you think having dinner at home is a good idea?
Ans. Of course, having a meal together actually makes the family to spend some quality time with each other. Often, it is dinner time when all family members are together. This helps them to handle the stresses of daily life and hassles of day-to-day existence.

 


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IELTS CUE CARD #A speech that somebody delivered and you heard.

IELTS CUE CARD.

A speech that somebody delivered and you heard

 

You should say:

  • who gave the speech
  • what the speech was about
  • whether it impressed you or not

and explain why did you like/dislike the speech.

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Sample Answer :

Speeches have always been a fun event to me.  I was particularly interested in public speaking since childhood.  I used to listen to lot of speeches on the radio and television. Speaking to a huge crowd requires lot of self-confidence. I remember lot of good speeches that I’ve heard in my life. Also I can recall some really bad speeches.

I wish to talk about one specific speech given to us at the national AIESEC conference by a UN Indian Ambassador. The speech was interesting, brief and very informative.

The speech was given by at the opening ceremony of the conference. He was giving a speech to brief us about the new sustainable development goals designed in the UN for the betterment of the world. He has been a part of the Indian panel that is associated with the development of the nation. He has been working with the UN from the last 5 years. He began his journey as a former volunteer from the IIT Delhi cell. He also inspired us to work for the society and his speech kept me awestruck. I understood the importance for empathy.

His speeches included lot of breath taking examples and view from different walks of people. He told us various stories of compassion and empathy. He had made a real effort to prepare a good speech that was funny, well-researched, engaging and genuinely heart-touching.  For example, he made us play this amazing ball game ice breaker, which helped  a lot to understand the various representatives better. It was a great way to ‘break the ice’ and involve everyone, and the results were hilarious.

I think the speech was outstanding as it involved everyone, shared funny (but not too private) stories. It was also not too long!  It held interest, and was appropriate for the us to engage.

The speech gave an insight on what effective communication can do and how it can help interact with people in a positive way.

 


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IELTS CUE CARD #JOB/CAREER YOU HOPE TO HAVE

IELTS CUE CARD #Job / Career you hope to have

Describe the job/ career you have or hope to have.

You should say:

  • what the job is
  • what it involves
  • why you chose it

and explain why you are interested in this job.

Sample Answer:

It’s a childhood dream to become an internationally acclaimed writer and the job as an author is something I hope to have in the future. The job responsibilities of an author are rather casual. One is thy own master. It mainly involves collecting and writing the authentic facts and ideas  that would be important for people. This is a great, exciting and noble profession. As a writer, the person has many responsibilities towards the mass people and towards the society.

She is a true soldier of the society whose responsibility is to represent the truth and help people break open from prejudices and create a better place to live. Time to time, s/he has to take many risks to keep certain ideas to public with can be treated with both applaud and criticism and it is then published for further evolution.

I like the idea of getting involved in a challenging job that will enable me to use my determination, creativity, integrity, honesty and curiosity to do something worthy and influential for the people and for the society. The career as a distinguished writer seems to me the perfect opportunity to fulfil my vision, aspiration and goodwill to serve the ordinary people of the society and to leave an ever lasting impression.

The challenges, excitement, the commitments, opportunity and the thought of doing and exploring something new everyday are the main reasons I am interested in having my career in the field of literature. The job of a writer also demands the person to travel a lot and take lots of challenges and I have great passion for both of these two things. I look forward to making a career in this field of interest and prove as a worthy example.

Follow-Up Questions:

Q1. What are the most popular career options according to you in the modern times?
Ans The modern times are obsessed with the idea of more money, bigger house, more things to show off and that has in turned shaped the career choices people take. The engineering and doctor field of study seems to be pretty popular in recent times while subjects like art and humanity are looked as inferior.

Q2. On what basis does one look for a suitable job?
Ans While searching for a job, one considers lot of options. One generally looks for a good pay scale, suitable work environment, good staff and definitely an understanding boss.

Q3. Which is better – following your passion or going along with normality ?
Ans  According to me, one should always follow their passion. One who does this is likely to succeed and develop a great sense of self achievement. Doing something different is what brings innovation and in turn develops the society.

 

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