Cue Card : Natural disaster in your area.

IELTS Cue Card: Talk about a natural disaster in your area.
  • Talk about a natural disaster in your area.
  • What was it?
  • What happened?

What did you experience?

Sample Answer

The number of natural disasters have risen quite dramatically in the 21st century. Humans have caused harm in every aspect to this planet and it is fair to say that we are seeing its implications now. Luckily, growing up witnessing a natural disaster was a rare occurrence but nowadays it is a very common phenomenon.
I’d like to talk about the recent Uttrakhand floods which had detrimental effects in my state. After witnessing scorching heat, people were happy that monsoon was finally here. Little did they know that this monsoon will have a devastating impact on their lives. Initially torrential rains and winds started blowing which were followed by thunder and lightning. Smiles turned into concerns and it was quite evident that it was the start of something bad.
Rains and that too lots of it. It didn’t stop for days and even though I live in a valley and we were accustomed to rains and winds but this looked like nothing of the monsoon that’d bring a smile on our face. Up until that year we had never seen drainage issues but water started clogging up and seasonal rivers began to swallow. The cloud bursts made it even worse and the incessant rains was just aiding the cause of a potential disaster. Emergency services were on their toes and within a few days half the town was submerged. Many people lost their lives in these floods. We are still experiencing the aftermath of that incident up until now.
Luckily, my house is a bit far away from the river so we didn’t witness any damage as such but many were affected badly and needed urgent help. As they saying goes “you need to be in it to see it”. The entire experience was scary and we couldn’t go out of the house for 3 days. No electricity and emergency messages being played on the radio, it felt like I was in the middle of a war zone. Once the rains stopped, people started rescuing those who were left stranded. Help arrived from different parts of the country and many housing redevelopment efforts are still going on.

 

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IELTS CUE CARD: A TOY YOU LIKED IN YOUR CHILDHOOD

IELTS CUE CARD: A TOY YOU LIKED IN YOUR CHILDHOOD

Talk about a toy you liked in your childhood.
You should say:

  • What it was?
  • Who gave it to you?
  • What it looked like?
  • Explain why it was a special toy for you?
Sample Answer

Toys are extremely precious for children and they are possessive about their favorite ones. As a child, I was lucky enough to have quite a few of them but there was one which I absolutely adored. It was a Barbie doll which was gifted to me by my parents.

I still remember that first advertisement of Barbie dolls in my country when they were just launched by Leo Mattel in India. It had a lovely music and displayed “the Happy Birthday Barbie”, which was wearing a pink gown with white polka dots. The doll had long golden hair and was even wearing matching pink sandals. I saw the ad every time it appeared on the TV and longed to have that doll myself. I was after my parents to get it for me which I didn’t get for a long time. Finally, I was gifted the very same doll by my parents.

I just loved everything about it- the dress, the hair and its beautiful features. I would comb it, bathe it and even made it sleep in the night. It was a special toy as it was different and unique as compared to any other doll available in those days. None of my friends had a Barbie which made me a proud owner of this English doll. There were extra dresses for Barbie with matching foot wear also available in the market and it was fun to change the dresses and make different hair styles. I spent most of my time playing with Barbie whenever i was home and it became my favorite possession.

 

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IELTS essay: Euthanasia is no longer acceptable in modern society

IELTS writing essay, Euthanasia is no longer acceptable in modern society

Euthanasia is no longer acceptable in modern society. Discuss the solutions to accept this fact.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this question. You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer

Euthanasia means putting an end to life with an intention to relieve pain and suffering. Different countries define euthanasia differently though the connotation remains the same. India’s Supreme Court issued a ruling to allow “passive euthanasia”, declaring that every individual has the right to die with dignity. The life support system of a terminally ill patient or one in a vegetative state is withdrawn to hasten the death under strict guidelines. However, the misuse of euthanasia for selfish ends is not uncommon. This has raised a question about its acceptance in the present social system.
Eminent lawyers voice the fear of euthanasia misuse in many eastern countries which are notorious for property disputes. The family members of old people can opt for intentional killing for unsurping their properties. Then, it is not uncommon to find people who don’t want to spend time and money taking care of their old and ill parents. For them, euthanasia may seem like an easy solution to run away from their responsibilities. Moreover, there are several documented cases of abuse in countries where euthanasia and assisted suicide is legal. It encourages vulnerable people to end their lives. There are people who have ended or are made to end their lives for petty reasons. For instance, in Belgium, a woman was euthanized because she was suffering from anorexia.
In most countries killing another person is considered murder, even if the intention is to “ease the pain”. It is believed that euthanasia is never necessary, even less since the advent of palliative care. Palliative care provided by a well-trained team can help the patient, his family and loved ones by controlling physical, mental, social and existential suffering. This is the reason why many western countries like Canada oppose euthanasia for it could become an economical method of treating the terminally ill patients. Not just that, there have been cases where medical personnel who carry out euthanasia for patients had to undergo psychotherapy and face personal consequences.
All in all, euthanasia is increasing in countries that have legalized it and we are witnessing worrisome abuse in these jurisdictions. It should not be forgotten that for a citizen to kill another, even if for compassionate reasons opens a Pandora’s box. Human life must be respected regardless of age, gender, religion, social status or potential for success. That is the reason for the almost universal prohibition against deliberately taking the life of a person. (404 Words)

 

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IELTS Speaking Cue card: a piece of furniture you have in your house

IELTS Speaking Cue card: a piece of furniture you have in your house

Describe a piece of furniture you have in your home.
You should say:
• What kind it is and what you use it for
• What materials it is made of
• How the piece of furniture was chosen for your home
• And explain how you feel about this piece of furniture.

Sample Answer One by Paramdeep Kaur

It is said that a home is the reflection of its inhabitants. In the quest of keeping it as beautiful and comfortable as possible, we all keep collecting showpieces, furniture and furnishings etc. Although, there are many things which are dear to me, I’ll like to talk here about my dining table which I purchased from Kashmir.
It is a four-seater rectangular dining table made of walnut wood. The entire table top is carved intricately by hand. The motifs are primarily composed of maple leaves which signify the maple trees of Kashmir. It is a masterpiece of brilliant craftsmanship as everything is painstakingly made by hand. What makes it stand apart is that not even an inch of the table surface is left without carving. The whole surface is polished in natural wood color after which it has been varnished to impart it a shine. We have covered it by a glass top which besides enhancing its beauty also protects it from dust. The table has four matching dining chairs which make it perfect for our family of four members.
I am extremely fond of this dining table as it reminds me of the lovely time we spent in the most splendid Kashmir valley. Also, it is a unique piece of furniture which is not commonly available everywhere

Sample Answer Two by Pooja

My house is fully equipped with indoor and outdoor furniture. Today, I’m going to talk about my study table.
This table is in my bedroom. It’s a brand new piece of furniture and is probably very expensive. It’s a large table with two shelves to keep books. It has a separate drawer for keeping a laptop and small electronic devices. It even incorporates an inbuilt LED bulb for late night reading. I don’t exactly know what material it is made of but I think it’s made of oak.
I received it as a present from my parents on my last birthday. My mum is very selective. She must have visited many furniture showrooms before buying this modern, unique piece of furniture for my room.
I love the design of this table. It’s just perfect. It has transformed the appearance of my room. In fact, this table has made me more organized. Everyone who visits me appreciates the table for its brilliant quality. They even ask about the place from where it was bought. At this point of time, I can say that I’ll keep this table for my life. Even if I move to a new place, I’ll get it transported carefully.

 

 

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