IELTS Speaking Cue Card: Describe something which cannot be learnt in school
Describe something which cannot be learnt in school
You have to say:
What is it
When and where did you learn it
How did you learn it
Explain what you use it for.
Alma Mater is a place where one not only learns how to gain conceptual and theoretical knowledge but also to project himself by getting adequate training in personality development. Besides this, various extracurricular activities are taught to the students which are continued throughout life. However, I personally believe that the school does not teach us the traditional and moral values.The reason being that a child spends only around six hours in school and the rest at home.
Moreover, this is something which cannot be taught. It is imbibed in a human being as he/she grows with his family, siblings and neighborhood. This includes respecting our cultural values, giving due regards to women, elders and abiding the law of the land. A human being’s character builds up as he learns these peculiar qualities while growing up.
It is the prime responsibility of parents to set good examples for their children. I myself learnt these values from my parents and grandparents. These are to be absorbed as one grows witnessing his family members and elder people. These have become a permanent feature of my personality and I use them in my day to day life. Be it my home or my workplace or the time when I’m commuting in a metro train. I try to be as considerate and compassionate as possible while dealing with the old and the women.
The busy schedule of parents nowadays is depriving our generations of these values which are of paramount importance to the individuals and the society as a whole. If these values are not taught, it will lead to creation of a misguided youth who will not be the responsible citizens of society. A person may be successful in his career, which makes him financially strong but till the time he is not respectful to the society he is not a responsible citizen of the nation.
IELTS Cue Card, Someone gave you something you really wanted
Describe when someone gave you something you really wanted
What it was
When you got it
How you got it
How you felt after receiving it
Sample Answer Audio
I am not used to getting presents as such. I am quite a big gamer to be honest and my Xbox was running on borrowed days. It would leave me fuming at times as it’ll hang in the middle of the game and at times, I am not even able to save the session before it turns off. I broke my Xbox and got bored of the Microsoft platform so I was looking to get the latest version of PS4. I did save some money and was looking for the best possible deals to get a new gaming device but budget constraints and student life made it quite difficult to own such a high end gadget.
As I said I am not used to receiving gifts so it has to be a very special occasion for one to spoil me. We share a special bond and she generally leaves the best of the surprises for my birthday. I was turning 22 just graduated out of college and about to move abroad for further studies. I wouldn’t be able to celebrate the next two birthdays with her due to study commitments so she thought of doing something special for me.
My sister must have heard the conversation I was having with my friend regarding it and decided to get me a PS4 on my birthday. Little did I know that I’ll be getting that as a present rather than buying it myself. I was reading and gathering information about it on a daily basis. I was looking for the best deals online and even arranged for some vouchers that I could have redeemed against the purchase.
I was over the moon. Happiness like that cannot be expressed in words. She went the extra yard to make my birthday so special and what was even more overwhelming was the manner in which she surprised me. My friend called me and asked me to get home as soon as possible. When I got home, I was surprised to see entire family and friends gathered together to celebrate my birthday. We had a great time together and danced all night to some great tunes. (360 Words)
Describe a time when you got into trouble, either at school or at home
what it was
how you got into it
how you handled it
were you punished for it
and explain how you felt about it.
I have always been a mischievous kid during my school years. I have always been in and out of trouble during the school years for one thing or another. At times trouble came looking for me rather than me looking for it but, I guess that’s the beauty of school life, no matter how good or bad it was it always brings a smile on my face when, I think about it. I remember during Diwali days, I was caught lighting fireworks in the school that, I planned to light in the school toilet and all my teachers and the principal weren’t quite pleased about it.
I got suspended from school for a long while and even my parents were summoned to the school. The fact that, I was supposed to appear for my board examinations that year made matters even worse. I was kept under the radar and every now and then teachers will come up and check on me. I even had to go to the principal’s office a few times and my bags were checked almost on a daily basis. I was even told that, I won’t be allowed to give my board examinations. On the other hand, I did become very popular in school so not all went in vain. I got a lot of attention from school mates and became quite a famous name in the school premises because of my actions.
The consequences of my actions were pretty bad as the aftermath was a mental torture of sorts. My parents grounded me for a long time and I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere nor speak to anyone after the school hours. My cell phone and bike were taken off me and even the tutor from coaching classes came home to teach me. On the school front regular bag checks and constant surveillance from teachers were part of day to day activities. I was even made to sit through extra exams for me to get my ID card for board exams so yeah it was some big trouble that I got into.
We all want to live in a kind of house that motivates us to be something and do something,. The kind of house that we enter and feel like home and where we can relax. Now, everyone has their own idea of a dream house. Let us today have a look at some of the possible answers related to a cue card about dream house.
Describe a house or apartment you want to live in.
You should say:
What it would look like?
Where it would be located?
What facilities this would have?
and explain why you want to live there.
Sample Answer One
Home is where the heart is. We all have dreams and things we want from our lives. It’s ok to be materialistic in life and there is no harm in having some luxuries. I was born and raised up in a valley surrounded by hills so I’d like my dream house to be ideally located somewhere in between the hills. The location of the house will be a semi urban area as there are certain places in the hills that are secluded and there are no facilities available for miles. I’d like my dream home to be located in Mussorie, a small hill station resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.
The house will be a medium sized bungalow with two floors, a front and a back garden and have all the modern day amenities. The building will be designed as such that all the windows of the bungalow will overlook the Doon valley. The architecture will be of Victorian era as it will give a very colonial look to the place. The ground floor will have a big common room adjoining a modular kitchen and a bar which will have spirits from different parts of the earth. The climate is cold so all the windows of the bungalow will be double glazed to provide insulation and protect us in the harsh cold weather. The upper floor will have a big master bedroom along with two other guest bedrooms.
As I live in the city so I’ll use this house as a holiday home and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in nature’s lap it will be a perfect relaxation spot and a perfect holiday. Once in my latter years of life I’d like to retire there and live a calm and peaceful life in a serene environment.
Sample Answer Two
We all as humans dream fancy about our houses. So, there are some who want all the luxuries in their house while some prefer living close to nature. I want my house to be a mimic of nature. So, I want a small waterfall in my house wherein I can take bath and then I want my house to have lot of flowers and be surrounded by trees. So, that in the evening when I wish to sit down, I should feel calm and serene from inside.
Then I want my house to have a library as well. Library of the books that I have already read, so it will be more like a collection of books that I love and could offer others to read and in the library there will be my study table and in one corner will be the place where I could look out of window and see the entire nature at its best and have some thing to drink or relax. There will be part of my house, where I will allow anyone to come in and sleep over and have food just for free. Because, I want people to travel and travel with entire safety. With nothing to worry I want them to explore this beautiful world.
Also, in my house I wish to have a beautiful field wherein I could go for jogging or play some games. I don’t wish for the most expensive house in the world but I wish for the house that is the most special for me.
Sample Answer Three
Everyone has lot of dreams about their house. I too have. I wish my house to be a duplex building with spacious rooms and corridors. It is very important for me to be able to move freely and I wish to have ample space even after placing the furniture. The house should be well ventilated and the view from outside the window should be of something close to nature. I would love to have a balcony in my house with my bedroom facing the south side from where I could smell the fragrance from the garden. At the night times, I will place a chair on the balcony to enjoy the night views, especially the moonlit nights.
Although I like natural places, but for my house I would like it to be in the middle. So, somewhere where it is not very far from the city neither too close to the town. It should have the feel of a city life with no troubles that it brings along with it, like lot of traffic and noise pollution. Even more, the house should have all the modern amenities. It should have a telephone connection with which I can connect with the entire world and then there should be Internet.
Also, I need a garage wherein I can keep my car and the roof of the house should also be large as I intend to plant some small plants on the rooftop garden. Even more, it is very important to have good quality fittings,tiles and necessary elements in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Ultimately, I want to live in a big house wherein I can have a feeling of a house and can roam about freely because that is very important.