IELTS CUE CARD: Talk about something important you lost in the past
Talk about something important you lost in the past
You should say:
What you lost?
How you lost it?
Where you lost it?
And explain how you felt about it?
Life has all sorts of surprises for us which we keep getting from time to time. We find some of them overwhelming while some others make us sad and distressed. Today, I’ll like to talk about a mobile phone which I lost. I still remember that evening very well although it happened around ten years back.
I had gone to a local market that day to get some stationary for my upcoming exams. I stood on the counter and told the salesman to show me some gel pens and writing boards. I had my phone in my hand as I entered the shop but kept it on the counter to have a look at the stuff lying in front of me. In the mean time, a middle aged man also came there and asked for something. Then, he left in five minutes or so without purchasing anything. I didn’t sense anything at that time, I bought whatever I needed and paid the shopkeeper his due amount.
As I was about to leave, I just remembered to pick up my phone. All hell broke loose when my mobile was nowhere to be found. I searched all over the counter and even on the floor. The salesman told me that the man who entered the shop and left abruptly must be the thief. We tried to locate him on the street but he seemed to have vanished in the by lanes.
I just can’t explain that feeling when I lost something so dear to me. Certainly, I was shocked beyond words as right in front of my eyes someone took away my phone while I remained oblivion. Also, I was worried because all my contact numbers and other important details were in there. Then, I filed and FIR in the nearest police station and also called up my service provider to lock my SIM card.
This experience has made me more careful of my belongings and now I try to keep my phone as securely as possible.
IELTS CUE CARD: SITUATION WHEN YOU HELPED AN OLDER PERSON
You should say:
Who the old person was
how you helped him
what did you feel about it
Explain why you liked helping the old person so much.
Old people should be always respected due to their phasing out days of life. As one grows old he or she is looking for compassion, care and attention as they feel left out due to their inability to move out from their homes. Some kind of physical deformity further restricts their movement and makes them depressed.
Recently I decided to go and meet my grandfather who has grown very old. He is an octogenarian and stays with my paternal uncle. I spent two days with him. On the first day I sat with him the entire day and just carried out gossiping, discussing my childhood days and the wonderful times I spent with him. He took out an old album and made me see the old photos of our family which was very nostalgic. In the evening I slept in his room as it became very late discussing things with him.
Second day I decided to take him to a market. Since it was after a long time that we had a chance to go out together, he felt exhilarated. He also remembered visiting this market with my grandmother. It not only rejuvenated his memories but also made him a bit nostalgic. We purchased a few products from a local bakery which he liked a lot with his morning tea. Later we went to his doctor for his routine checkups and purchased few medicines.
In the evening we returned back from our outing. Since we were tired, we sat and enjoyed the evening tea. He was sounding extremely contended by the outing and was looking freshened up .He showered me with his blessings and thanked me for making his day.
IELTS CUE CARD: STATE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT. You should say:
What are different types of public transport systems
What is the benefit of public transport
How to maintain public transportation vehicles
Explain what you feel about their usage in your country
Public transport is one of the most economical and easily accessible modes of reaching different places in our country. These are available in various forms like Metro Trains, buses, EMU trains and government approved taxi services. These transport systems are the best via media to commute in today’s fast moving world. Due to its nominal rates even a common man is able to move without burning his pocket. Government promotes public transport as it not only helps to reduce heavy traffic, but also helps to keep pollution under control.
Though public transport is of great assistance but it is disheartening to see the state of the vehicles especially the buses and the EMUs. It is the responsibility of the citizens to help the authorities to keep these transport facilities clean and hygienic. Most of us do not respect the law and make these vehicles dirty which reflect our society in a very negative way.
Like in Metro Trains, there should be strict laws so as to impose heavy fines if someone is found littering and spoiling public transport .Media should also be made responsible to create awareness and more and more people should be educated to respect this wonderful facility provided by the Government.
The advent of mobile phone is a boon to our society. It has not only brought world closer but also has made technology available to a common man .Exchange of messages has become so easy that within no time one can convey information in the form of texts, pictures or videos.
Although, there are so many kinds of mobile sets available due to continuous up gradation of models and software, keeping my first phone with me as a remembrance really makes me feel happy. I still have my first phone which is Nokia 1100. I purchased it from Gaffar market in New Delhi. Though it is fifteen years old, I am still very possessive about it .I had purchased it out of my pocket money and I got it for Rs 5000. It’s a grey colored, small and trendy set. The phone has got basic features without a touch screen and the internet facility. I used it to make calls while on move and be in touch with my family and friends.
It is still functional and I sometimes use it, especially when I am travelling. It’s really convenient with an excellent battery backup and I need not care of recharging it time and again. The ring tones are of vintage style, which make me feel nostalgic and remind me of my young days. Its flash light is so powerful that there is no requirement of a torch in my house. The best part of this set is its simple operation and management. The set is so strong and sturdy that even if it falls down one need not worry about its malfunctioning. Moreover, even if there are some breakages the spares are very cheap.
It’s saddening that the set is losing its charm as there are so many new smart phones available. Nowadays, its spares are not available in open market and I have to order to the Nokia company for the replacement. Irrespective of this, I adore my Nokia 1100 and do not want to part away from it.