CUE CARD – Describe a time when you were struck in traffic jam

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you were stuck in traffic jam.

You should say:

  • When and where it happened ?
  • How long you were in the traffic jam ?
  • What did you do while waiting ?
  • And explain how you felt when you were in that traffic jam ?
Sample Answer

India is a populous country. So, gridlock is pretty common here. A few weeks ago, one fine morning on my way to work, I was stopped by the huge crowd of vehicles honking consistently. Initially, I could not understand what was going on at the time, but, after waiting for half an hour, I came to know that a severe road accident took place on the site between a truck and a motorbike. The person driving the bike was deeply injured and bleeding heavily. Meanwhile, the roadways authority was trying to handle the issue and helped the victim by filing an FIR against the rash truck driver.

While I was waiting there behind the long queue of vehicles I made a phone call to the manager and informed her about the situation. Firstly, I thought that she might get a little upset and make a fuss about it because, she is the one who had to deal with the boss, but then she empathised with me and gave me a half an hour relaxation.

After waiting for half an hour, the traffic congestion finally got cleared and subsequently, people started moving and rushing towards their workplace. I, somehow, managed to make my way as well and reached office. I felt that traffic congestion is one of the major concerns of the twenty first century, and every year globally, millions of individuals die in road accidents. I realised the major cause behind this was the narrow roads, followed by poor management skills by the concerned authorities. It is very important that one should make use of more and more public transportation rather than ,solely, depending on their own private vehicles.
Thus, this was a time when i was stuck in the traffic jam and was late to work.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe a time when you were stuck in traffic jam’.

Q1. Are traffic jams common in Indian cities?
Yes, it definitely is. India is a country with a population of approximately 1.2 billion netizens. So, it is something that people very commonly face in their daily lives especially in metropolitan cities, such as, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and other developing cities. I think the part of the reason can also be the lack of parking space in cities. As a result, people park their vehicles on the roads itself. Thus, gridlock is a very common problem in Indian cities.

Q2. What can be done to improve traffic conditions in India ?
There are a plethora of things that can be done to improve the traffic conditions in cities. First of all, development of more and more quick and cheaper public transport like buses, metros and many more. Second of all, implementation of strict traffic rules followed by stringent action against those who break the law. They should also be charged with heavy penalty for the same. Furthermore, seminars and awareness programmes should be conducted regularly, so as to make people aware about the vitality of following traffic rules.

Vidhi Dhanola

IELTS BAND7

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8439000087

7055710003

7055710004

IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun

9634777700

7249900007

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Parsvnath Plaza, Saharanpur

email: info@ieltsband7.com

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CUE CARD – Describe a family member whom you would like to work with in the future

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a family member whom you would like to work with in the future.

You should say:

  • Who the person is ?
  • Have you ever worked with the person before ?
  • What kinds of work you would like to do with the person ?
  • And explain how you will feel if you can finally work together
Sample Answer

The family member I would like to work with in the future is my elder sister, her name is Prerna Yadav. She is the big cheese of our family, as she has great managing skills and is blessed with great sense of humor. My sister excellently handles multiple task and completes it with utmost sincerity. She has been an all-rounder since her school days, and has won many medals and awards in every field. Currently, she is working for a M.N.C in Mumbai, where she has been promoted as a Senior Event Manager. Everyone in the family is really proud of her achievements.

Unfortunately, I never got a chance to work with her professionally, however, I can vividly recall a time when she organized a family event, where I saw her putting her best efforts in it. It was our parent’s wedding anniversary and we decided to throw a surprise party for them, my sister took the responsibility on her shoulders and managed everything single handedly, I tried to be a helping hand to her but she did not need any. It turned out to be one of the best events that I have ever witnessed, I realized how proficient my big sister is, and since then I started admiring her work.

My sister is jack of all trades, and I would like to learn many things from her, which includes cooking, painting and umpteen more. But to be specific, managing skills, as she is really good in managing events. So I guess, I would feel really elated to assist her and learn new managing skills which would eventually help me to improve my skillset.

Well, I think the desire of working with her is about to get fulfilled, because we are presently working on a startup, which will be handled by us. I reckon, under her guidance and support, I would get numerous chances to learn new skills at personal and professional level.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe a family member whom you would like to work with in the future’.

Q1. Are there any positive effects of working with a family member?
Certainly, there are many positive effects of working with a family member. The very first is smooth flow of communication and less chances of fraud because the person is well known. Another reason would be, burden of work on a person, in family business you can always divide the work at ease. Family members know our strengths and weaknesses so they can give us tasks according to our interests. Family adamantly stand by us through thick and thin, so it’s good to work with family members.

Q2. What kinds of family businesses are there in India ?
Well, family businesses are quite common in my country. And there are numerous businesses in which people are involved. If I talk about rural areas, there majority of people take farming as there family business. In rural areas, considerable number of households have agriculture as their main source of livelihood. Whereas, in urban areas food and clothing businesses are more prominent.

Q3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a family business ?
Family firms come with their own unique advantages and challenges.
Family business have several advantages for instance, family-owned and -run businesses can achieve, maintain, and elevate a sense of business stability in its leadership and overall organizational structure and culture.
On the other hand, some family businesses will appoint family members into roles that they do not have the skills or training for. This can have a negative effect on the success of the business and lead to a stressful working environment.

Q4. Why do people like to set up a family business ?
By setting up a family business everyone gets employment and helps in overall development of family members. I think, the best way to build wealth and leave a legacy is to grow a family business

Ayushi Rawat

IELTS BAND7

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8439000086

8439000087

7055710003

7055710004

IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun

9634777700

7249900007

IELTS Band 7 Saharanpur
Parsvnath Plaza, Saharanpur

email: info@ieltsband7.com

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CUE CARD – Describe a positive change in your life

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a positive change in your life.

You should say:

  • What the change was about?
  • When it happened?
  • Describe details of the change happened.
Sample Answer

Change is the law of nature. While a portion of these changes might slip through the cracks, others can get a few positives and transform us wholly as a human. Today, I would like to talk about one such upswing I inculcated in myself .The major positive change I developed was punctuality, as I can recall of my old school days when I was always behind time and would stand in the defaulter line followed by a long remark on my diary. But I didn’t pay much attention to it because of my casual attitude and careless behaviour.

I always knew that I was capable of change, but I never realised that punctuality would be one of the positive evolutions I would be going through until a few years ago, when I first started going to college. I can still think of the time, when it was my first day at college and, being my usual casual self, was almost fifteen minutes late as always for the class. But to my astonishment, professor Banerjee did not expel me from the class but rather punished me to take the lecture for the next day on a given topic ,while everyone else would just listen carefully. This cycle continued for some days, until I finally realised that it was high time I changed the narrative, and so, finally on the fourth day of my college for the very first time, I was on schedule.

To be honest, I felt weirdly amazing and decided that no matter what, I need to instill this positive development as part of my hobby or routine maybe. The greatest self-realisation I had after ingraining this change was, in order to have one’s time respected, one needed to respect others time as well, and ever since then, this has been the only constant change I have followed. I staunchly reckon that this has been a favourable evolution, as I have grown to become a more responsible and sincere person, who takes her work seriously and has created a good work life balance. Had it not been for this change, I would not be where I am today, both in my career and on a personal level. Thus, punctuality has now become an integral part of my existence, and I love to be prompt.

So, this was an affirmative change I had in my life.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe a positive change in your life’.

Q1. Is your country changing rapidly?
The world has been transformed into a compact space, and there are colossal changes occurring in my nation as well. In this cutting edge time, there are various developments which make our life easier and convenient to live. It is quite evident that, from the past few years India has somehow managed to make a name for itself among one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is heading towards the list of developed nations. For instance, the smart city initiative by the government of India is one positive step towards a technologically advanced country. The establishment of more and more metropolitan cities is also part of the same initiative. Furthermore, after surpassing the pandemic, the healthcare system has tremendously flourished as the number of hospitals and the quality of medicines has significantly improved. Thus, I can proudly say that my country, India, is changing rapidly.

Q2.Do you think change is good?
That is quite an amazing question. I think change is an integral part of human existence and in order to live a fulfilling life, one needs to constantly bring about some positives in one self. So, in order to stand out from the crowd and not feel left out, change is essential, as it forces us to become better. It is also important, because it makes us realise our potential, the strengths and weaknesses, our non-negotiable values and ethics, followed by things that make us happy or miserable. Thus, change is good.

Vidhi Dhanola

IELTS BAND7

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8439000086

8439000087

7055710003

7055710004

IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun

9634777700

7249900007

IELTS Band 7 Saharanpur
Parsvnath Plaza, Saharanpur

email: info@ieltsband7.com

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CUE CARD – Describe an invention that has changed how people live

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe an invention that has changed how people live.

You should say:

  • What it is?
  • How has it changed people live ?
  • What benefits did it brings?
  • And explain if it is more important for older or younger people.
Sample Answer

Inventions are an indispensable part of human evolution. From the invention of the wheel to the development of Mars rover, humans have witness many development. Especially, in this 21st century, when we come across umpteen new inventions every now and then.

I reckon, electricity to this day is the most important invention because, it serves as the baseline for all inventions to come. It is a boon that science has given to mankind. Electricity has become an integral part of human life, as majority of things are depended on it.

It has a myriad of uses, be it lightning of rooms at home to big factories where large machines are running with the help of electricity. Modern means of transportation and communication have been exceedingly revolutionized by the commencement of Electricity. Human civilization has become very modern, and electricity is needed everywhere.

Moreover, if we talk about its importance then I think Electricity, is very crucial to everyone regardless of their age. To put light on this statement, I vividly remember a time when, I watched a documentary about a village in Garhwal Region, which was deprived of basic amenity which was electricity. The documentary revealed the atrocities faced by people of all ages. The documentary emphasized on the whole journey, how that village as well as the neighboring places struggled and achieved their destination of finding light. So, definitely electricity is an invention that has changed how people live.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘describe an invention that has changed how people live’.

Q1. How has technology made our life easier?
Well, the rapid improvements in the world of technology have undoubtedly made life more convenient and enjoyable. The latest technological innovation have brought comfort to many fields and has drastically raised the standard of living. For instance, many household equipment have been invented like washing machine, oven to ease household chores.

Q2.Is it more difficult for old people to accept new technologies ?
I think yes, many seniors have physical conditions or health issues that make it for them difficult to use technologies. Apart from health, knowledge about technology is also very important, and lack of knowledge stops many seniors from participating in communication technology.

Ayushi Rawat

IELTS BAND7

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8439000086

8439000087

7055710003

7055710004

IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun

9634777700

7249900007

IELTS Band 7 Saharanpur
Parsvnath Plaza, Saharanpur

email: info@ieltsband7.com

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