IELTS CUE CARD: DESCRIBE A GIFT WHICH YOU SPEND A LONG TIME TO CHOOSE/MAKE

Describe a gift which you spent a long time to choose/make

  • What it was
  • Who you gave it to
  • How you chose it and explain why you spent a long time choosing it

Describe a gift which you spent a long time to choose or make. What it was? Who you gave it to?

SAMPLE ANSWER

Choosing a gift for someone is not an easy task because we always want to make sure that the person receiving the gift really likes and appreciates our choice. For this reason, I always spend a lot of time to select the appropriate gift which suits the choice and personality of the receiver.

Today, I would like to share one such incidence when I spent a whole day to purchase a gift. It was my best friend’s 18th birthday. She was my classmate in Class 5 and since then we have grown very close over the years. Though I know her well but I was really confused about selecting a gift for her and thought about it for days. She is a voracious reader and I was unable to decide whether to gift her a book or something to mark her stepping into adulthood.

Finally, I decided to buy a book for her as I know she is a bookworm. Few days before her birthday I went to several bookshops but couldn’t find an appropriate book in spite of spending the whole afternoon. Eventually, I went to a bookstore which is in the suburbs of our city. Despite being far, it is famous for its collection. The best part is the owner recommends excellent books as per the personality of the readers.

I reached the bookstore by late evening and they were about to close. I requested the owner to help me quickly choose a book for my friend’s 18th birthday. He suggested a collection of 4 books which were a compilation of life lessons by a renowned author. I immediately bought the set and went home. When I gifted the book set to my friend she was delighted to have it. She thanked me and hugged me. I really felt happy to have spent so long to buy a special gift for her.

STRONG WORDS
WORDS MEANING
Voracious very eager for something
Suburbs an area on the edge of a large town or city.
Compilation a thing, especially a book, record or broadcast program that is put together by assembling previous separate items.
Delighted feeling or showing great pleasure

 

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Cue card: A language lesson you enjoyed

IELTS Cue Card Talk about a language lesson you enjoyed

Talk about a language lesson you enjoyed
You should say:

  • when it was
  • what it was about
  • what you did in the lesson
  • and explain why you enjoyed this lesson

A language lesson you enjoyed

Sample Answer

I’ve always had a deep fascination with languages. It certainly stems from the skills of my school teachers who made our lessons memorable.  Today, I’m going to talk about a language lesson I loved.

I was in 8th class. Our school provided classes in many foreign languages like German, French, Japanese and Italian etc. I opted for Japanese because my father recommended it to me. My first Japanese lesson was so much fun that I still remember almost everything about it. When our teacher entered the class, she greeted us in Japanese. She didn’t translate it in English or our local language. Initially, we were puzzled but then she drew the sun and two kids on the blackboard. We understood the meaning and all of us repeated the greeting after her. Then, the teacher opened a big box in which she had kept many things like chocolates, cold drinks, tea and a bottle of milk etc.

She started taking them out of the box one by one. She was saying the name of each item in Japanese and we were listening to her and repeating after her. Later on, the teacher just showed us the objects and we were supposed to recall their names. Everyone was actively participating in the lesson. In the next stage of the lesson, the teacher taught us how to order milk, tea or coffee in a Japanese café. She divided us into two groups. Some of us became customers while others became waiters. We practiced all the words that we learned in the lesson in a very interactive way.

Not only me but all my classmates enjoyed the lesson. I found it very interesting because of the way it was delivered. The teacher created a friendly and stimulating learning environment. Its pace was also perfect for our age group. If we hadn’t been involved in the lesson, it would have been a boring lesson. All in all, I can say that this first-class boosted our confidence immensely and motivated us to learn Japanese.

 

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IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Music

IELTS CUE CARD SAMPLE QUESTIONS # 2018 SERIES, IELTSBAND7 DEHRADUN
Music brings soul to so many people’s lives! It teaches us to enjoy life and in many ways helps us to move forward during the tough times of our lives. This time we are looking at some speaking questions about music.

Do you listen to music often?

Music has been a very important aspect of my life and it has helped me to go through all the sad and the happy times. It has not only taught me some great things about life, it has also taught me how to turn around things when nothing seems to be going right.

Do you listen to music when you are studying or driving?

I do listen to music while I am studying or driving as it helps in clearing my mind. The more I listen to music the more I feel relaxed. But, while studying if the work is highly important to me I prefer to do it in solace.

What kind of music do you prefer? Why?

Music is a great thing to listen and I usually prefer the songs that motivate me to be better individual. So, in my playlist it is all about all the motivational songs. There are some rock songs, some country songs and then there are even some Hindi songs.

Do you download music from website or buying a CD? Why?

I prefer buying music from the website, because it is better to store it in the phone than to carry a CD. Either ways, in our current world, the entire world is moving toward digitalization, so I prefer keeping my entire world at one place.

Do you think your taste in music will change in future? Why?

I am not very sure of it, but most probably it will change.

What kind of music do people in your country prefer?

Most people in my country are preferring the Bollywood songs over the newer English songs. However, there is also a good chunk of people who do listen to the Hindi old classics.

Do people in the present listen to the same music that people used to listen in the past?

Music has changed over the past decades. In my country, a few years back, people preferred more of classical music rather than the rock or EDM sort of music. But, with time the taste of individuals has changed. More people are today inclined towards music with lots of beats and mix of different cultures.

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IELTS Speaking: Most common cue card topics 2021

This is a list of most common cue card topics that were given to IELTS candidates in the speaking test.

Cue card topics 2021

  1. Describe someone who knows a lot about something
  2. A rule formed in your school that you agree/disagree with
  3. Describe a person you work/study with
  4. Describe something you bought recently and you are happy with it
  5. A foreign city you’d like to visit
  6. A plan you’ve been making for long but it didn’t work
  7. Describe a place where people go to spend leisure time
  8. Talk about a friend who cleverly solved a problem
  9. Talk about a language lesson you enjoyed
  10. Describe a good news that you have heard recently about your relatives
  11. Describe recent changes in your life
  12. Talk about your ideal home
  13. A garden you visited as a child
  14. Describe something that you taught to your friend/relative
  15. A special cake
  16. A time when you teamed up with an old person
  17. Describe an interesting conversation you had with a stranger
  18. A healthy lifestyle
  19. An occasion when you helped someone
  20. Describe a person who took a decision for you recently
  21. Describe a time when you visited new school/home
  22. A time when you had to use your imagination
  23. A moment you laughed a lot
  24. Describe a website you have used recently
  25. Describe an interesting person from other country
  26. An organization you’d like to work for
  27. Your perfect holiday destination
  28. Describe a place that is not frequented by people
  29. When someone gave positive comments to you
  30. A book that has influenced you
  31. Describe a visit to a place that is not famous
  32. Describe a special cake you made for someone
  33. A group of people that made you smile
  34. A small business you’d like to start
  35. Describe a shop recently opened in your area
  36. Describe something you got for free
  37. A plant that you find useful
  38. A person who helped you in your studies
  39. Disagreement with a decision someone made
  40. Your favourite item of clothing
  41. Good news about a person you know well
  42. Something you’re planning to do but haven’t done it yet
  43. A gift that made you happy
  44. A happy married couple
  45. An English lesson that has influenced you
  46. Something you got for free
  47. Facilities you want in your hometown
  48. Talk about your favourite sport
  49. An invention you find very useful
  50. A big company/organisation near you
  51. A businessman you admire
  52. A person’s service in a restaurant
  53. An expensive hobby you can’t pursue daily
  54. A place near a swimming pool
  55. Your favourite song
  56. My first mobile phone
  57. My first mobile phone
  58. Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school
  59. searched for some information on the internet
  60. Talk about a beautiful city
  61. Describe a decision that you made
  62. Skill
  63. Interesting Thing
  64. 2021 Series
  65. Important Event
  66. Dream House
  67. Famous Person
  68. Getting into trouble
  69. BUILDING WITH ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST
  70. MODERN TECHNOLOGY YOU OWN
  71. JOB/CAREER YOU HOPE TO HAVE
  72. EVENT WHEN YOU WERE CONGRATULATED
  73. You know who is a good cook
  74. You learned from a member of your
  75. AN INTERESTING ANIMAL IN YOUR COUNTRY
  76. A SEASON YOU ENJOY
  77. open-air or street market which you enjoyed visiting
  78. A SONG YOU LIKE
  79. UNUSUAL MEAL YOU HAD
  80. FAVOURITE BOOK
  81. SPORT YOU HAVE SEEN ON TV AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY
  82. TALK ABOUT A TV SERIES YOU REMEMBER
  83. RIVER OR LAKE IN YOUR COUNTRY
  84. COMIC ACTOR WHO IS POPULAR IN YOUR COUNTRY
  85. DESIGN OF A BUILDING YOU VISITED AND LIKED
  86. A TALKATIVE PERSON
  87. DESCRIBE AN IMPORTANT DECISION/ CHOICE THAT YOU MADE IN YOUR LIFE
  88. A SPEECH THAT SOMEBODY DELIVERED AND YOU HEARD.
  89. Describe a foreign country you have never been to.
  90. Describe a subject taught in your school.
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