IELTS Cue card # About collects things

IELTS Cue card – about collects things

Talk about something you or someone you know collects.

  • what you or this person collects
  • how the collection is stored
  • how quickly the collection is growing

What kind of person would enjoy collecting that thing, and why?

Sample Answer

Collecting items is considered to be a hobby by many. It takes a lot of knowledge and interests to collect something worthy. It is a diminishing hobby of sorts nowadays however, there are still many people who have kept this ritual alive. One such person that I know of is Mr Khan. He is a next door neighbour of mine and has worked with the Indian Navy. His voyages and expeditions have landed him in various remote corners of the globe. That’s how he developed this hobby of collecting coins.
Well he has these special custom made boxes where he stores his collection. They are made of premium wood and have partitions inside it in order to store each coin individually. Along with these boxes he has a book in which he has gathered as much information about these coins as possible. The notes and his collection are very informative and they speak volumes about themselves. The most striking feature about his collections is that they are arranged according to the countries in an alphabetic order. So to procure information about any coin from any country is very easy.
It has slowed down over the course of past few years. It’s mostly due to the fact that he has retired now and wants to take things easy. Due to the health issues he is not able to travel that frequently however, he still has loads of tourists flocking his doors as his collection is quite famous and every now and then he will lay his hands on something worthy through them.
For one to be interested in collecting coins they need to have a vast knowledge of history. Currencies have played vital roles in our knowledge of understanding past. It is a hobby that requires a lot of patience and at the same time it can be very rewarding too. Certain numismatist have amassed millions through their collections. They all have one thing in common which is their love for history.

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IELTS Cue Card # Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school

Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school.
You should say:

  • When and where you started studying it
  • What lessons were like
  • What made the subject different from other subjects
  • And explain why you enjoyed the subject
Sample Answer

Economics has been one of my favourite subjects since I was at school and was first introduced to this subject when I was in the 8th Standard. I was lucky enough to have the best teacher who taught me economics as she always had a manner of make it interesting. She never taught it like a normal subject but made it exciting by relating it to current situations and gave examples to explain the theory.
I had never thought that economics could be so interesting and invigorating and that is how the lessons used to be in school. We always had interactive classes where we were not only supposed to listen to the teacher but also put up questions and discuss them at length. No other subject was like this one as the others were more theoretical and based on certain principles. But economics was and still is a subject where one has to think out of the box and relate it to what happens in our day to day lives and all around us.
One thing I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the subject in my school and have pursued the same after completing my secondary education because of the practical essence and relevance this subject has in real life.


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IELTS Cue Card # Describe a decision that you made

IELTS Cue Card # Describe a decision that you made
Our lives are filled with decisions, the ones that we make and the ones that we do not make or procrastinate to make! Someone wisely said, that our life is nothing but a sum total of our decisions! This time we are looking at a cue card that is talking about a decision that you made with the help of someone else.

Describe a decision that you made with the help of someone else. You should say –

  • what is the decision?
  • why did you took it?
  • whom help did you take?

also, explain, why was the decision so important for you?



Life is nothing but a sum total of all the decisions that we take, the priorities we made. Few years back I had to make a decision, to either take up a job in a reputed company or the one which although pays more is not a very reputed one! For a long time I pondered over the thought and finally decided to go for the company that was paying more.

My goals in life were different from the ones going to the reputed company and there were loans that I had to pay and so I decided to opt for the lesser reputed company. It turned out to be actually the best decision of my life. I was able to pay back my loans faster than many other friends of mine and go for further education. While taking the decision, I had asked my father for advice.

He told me to write down the pros and cons of both the sides and then go for the ones with more pros and less of cons and then stand by it. On doing so, I did ended up making a decision and have not regret it even for a minute of my life. It was the most important decision of my life because it helped me in furthering my future than most of my friends faster.


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IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Skill

We are living in a world where it is all about learning. New technologies come up and come down in minutes and seconds and with so many things erupting in our lives, the only way to move forward is to learn new skills. With so many skills that are around here, there are some that take more time than others. So, this time we are looking at a cue card that talks about a skill that takes a long time to learn.

Talk about a skill that takes long time to learn. You should say –

  • what is the skill
  • have you tried learning the skill
  • why do you think it takes more time

also, explain, the challenges you faced while learning the skill.


Sample Answer One

There are many skills that require a lot of patience and interest. I am keenly interested in learning new languages as it helps us break barriers and experience different cultures and customs. It’s not easy to learn a new language as it can be something that is very different from your mother tongue and pronouncing words rightly can take years of practice.
I am very fond of Spanish culture and customs. Their excessive use of “S” sounds has always intrigued me. I went to Spain about a year ago and that’s when, I decided to learn this beautiful language. As I have recently completed my graduation and I have plenty of free time in my hand, I will be trying my hand at learning Spanish. Even though I live in a small city there are many language schools here and I’ll be taking regular classes at of those institutes.
It will be pretty difficult as my mother tongue is Hindi and we have no co-relation between the two languages. The demo classes, I took gave me an idea that it will be a daunting task but one that I’ll face with a smile on my face. I do speak English fluently but then again it has got nothing in common with the Latin languages so I’ll be spoon fed for the initial days before becoming any good at it.
Firstly, it does take a lot of time to learn a new language as adapting to new sounds and grammar is not an easy task. Various studies have shown that there is a critical period during which effective language learning takes place but at the same time for an adult like me it is a challenge. Therefore, kids are able to grasp new languages more quickly as compared to a fully grown adult. Secondly, the fact that when you learn a new language after being fluent in one or two already, your brain is not able to process it quickly as it should. It starts overriding words hence making learning even more difficult. As your lexical resource for that particular language is next to none you are not able to grasp anything quickly making the learning process a long ordeal. It is a long process and quite a difficult challenge but one that I am looking forward to the most.

Sample Answre Two

Skills are what makes or breaks a person. The more skilled an individual is the better are their chances of succeeding in life. This is what I learnt from my previous mentors. So, I have been trying out new skills for a long time. I learnt coding and then writing and also analysis. But, the one skill that I found particularly hard is writing. Writing has more flavors to it than one can think of!!

When I started to learn writing I had to work on my vocabulary and then structuring. Once both of them were done, it was then towards making sure the content is good. Moreover, there are different formats of writing, academic, blogging, general and bookish. It was only when I practiced them all for around 5 years that I did got a hold of the different forms of writing.

What is particularly difficult about writing is that you never know what will click! There never is any idea in the mind of writer. You can write the best of the blog and still not find viewers and then sometimes, something that does not satisfies you, clicks the users. Also, everyone has a unique way of writing and there is no  copy paste that an individual can do.

Sample Answer Three

Skills define an individual, the more skilled an individual is the better it is for them. Out of the different skills that I have tried to acquire, public speaking has been one of the most difficult skills to acquire for me. It has so many branches to it. So, many formats, so many customs to follow that it really seems to me as one of the most difficult skills to acquire.

There is voice modulation, stage coverage, body postures and then the content of the speech! When learning the skill of public speaking, I had to learn to interact with different individuals, because even when a person is on stage they have to make sure that the entire audience is able to interact with him or her.

I think the one thing that makes public speaking so difficult to learn is the fact that not many individuals understand that although public speaking seems like talking with many individuals, it is actually interacting with single person. Also, what is different about public speaking is the fact that it is not so much about how the person is speaking, but what he or she is sharing.

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