IELTS Cue Card Talk about a member of your family

IELTS Cue Card Talk about a member of your family you spend a lot of time with 
Talk about a member of your family you spend a lot of time with 
 
You should say 
 
  • Who the family member is?
  • Why do you spend so much time with them?
  • How do you spend this time?
  • And describe the family member.

IELTS Cue Card Talk about a member of your family you spend a lot of time with 

Sample Answer

We can choose who we spend time with and who we surround ourselves with, except for the people whom we were born among; our family. Whether we like it or not, the family will always be present throughout our life and play a critical role, even in absentia they will leave a memorable impression.  
 
I honestly do not manage to spend all that much time with my extended family due to living away from them in the city. The only family I truly know is my parents. Up until recently both of my parents used to work office jobs, after quarantine they too were forced to stay at home like me. I found myself spending time more with my mother though. During our roof walks post-dinner we had debates on academic and practical subjects both. It’s fascinating to be able to debate two different world viewpoints.  
 
Mum and I would help each other out with our respective pastimes, mine would be drawing and hers would be writing. I introduced my mother to some new books which I thought she would like, to my delight she loved them: Red Notice by Bill Browder especially. She told me all about the intricacies in that book, and I, in turn, showed her the fantasy universes of Percy Jackson and The Hunger Games too.  
 
My mother comes off as a very uptight and strict person when you first meet her; someone you should not trifle with. However, it is after knowing her for my whole life I can indeed confirm that she does indeed smile, and she does in fact, have a silly side too. Sadly, she is not ticklish but one cannot have everything in their lives. I love both of my parents dearly and I am very privileged to have such savvy and understanding people in my life.  
 
 
Useful words and their meanings
In absentia When you do something in absentia, you’re not physically present.
Uptight nervous, anxious, or worried
Trifle with someone or something to act without seriousness or respect toward someone or something.
Privileged having special rights or advantages that only a small number of people have
Savvy used to describe someone with practical knowledge and ability

Follow-up questions:

Speaking Part-3 

Q1. What are the things that you like to do together as a family?
Q2. Do you get along well with your family?
Q3. Are people in your country generally close to their family?
Q4. What kind of families are most common in your hometown?
Q5. How important is the family bonding for you?
Q6. What is your favorite memory with your family members?

Sample Answer here.

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