IELTS Speaking: Cue Card – A competition you would like to participate in

Competitions are the part and parcel of life and there is no denying that competitions make us better at what we do! Not only they push us beyond our limits, they challenge us to try new things. In our lives, no matter how big or small they were, competitions have always been present. Be it fighting with your sibling for a remote or for that matter with your colleague for better job! Competitions do make us better individuals by pushing us beyond what we imagine for ourselves. In the post below we are looking at a sample answer on recently asked IELTS speaking cue card about a competition the individual would like to participate in. So, delve in to find it out and learn how to answer the question better !

IELTS Speaking Cue Card – A competition you like to participate in

Talk about a competition (cooking, sports…etc.) you would like to participate in

    • What type of competition would it be?
    • Where will it be held?
    • What all qualities a person should have to be a part of such competition?
    • Why do you want to participate in it?
Sample Answer

Competition is a natural instinct which makes a person beat the benchmark and create a new record. I want to participate in a storytelling competition. Storytelling is something in which the storyteller tries to convey a message, knowledge or information about an incident using a sequence of activities leading to a particular outcome.

Coming to the qualities one needs to become an outstanding story-teller, a person should have an ability to imagine and be able to connect well with the audience. He should also have excellent communication and inter-personal skills. Sense of humour will certainly be an added value. We can make storytelling more effective by using props, background music and special effects. With the help of voice modulations and mimicry, one can make story-telling more appealing.

I have developed an interest in storytelling over a period of time. I believe, I am fully equipped with the qualities a storyteller needs to have. A storyteller makes sure that audience not merely listen to the story but should also relate with the content of the story. This leaves an everlasting effect on the audience and they remember the story and storyteller for the lifetime. Therefore, it is significant for a storyteller to make this activity entertaining rather than monotonous.

When I was a child, my grandmother used to tell beautiful stories. Her way of narrating was so impressive and convincing that I used to believe in the existence of all fictional characters of such stories. By far, I have realized that storytelling is an art to make the audience become overwhelmed with the experience of listening to a story. (268 words)

Written by Heena Rana

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086 , 8439000087

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