IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # National Day

IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # National Day

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
Describe a national day in your country.
You should say:

  • what day it is
  • how is it celebrated?
  • what the historical significance of this day is

and explain how you feel to this day.

SAMPLE ANSWER

India is one of those countries that has fought a long battle against colonization. After around, 200 years of domination and a long struggle against British power and other social impacts, India gained its freedom on 15 August 1947. But, on the very same day, the partition of India and Pakistan also took place. On the day of our freedom, our first Prime Minister raised the Indian flag in Red Fort.

Since then we have been celebrating our Independence day on 15 August. On this day, customarily, the prime minister of our country, raises the Indian National Flag in Red Fort. Independence day is a gazetted holiday in our nation and all the schools, colleges, banks and other institutions celebrate it with pomp and show. The organizations have a flag hosting ceremony wherein, the highest ranking person hosts the flag.

As a country, the Prime Minister raises the flag and gives an address to the nation. On this day, parades and cultural events take place in Red Fort by students from different parts of the country. In the northern and the central part of our country, most people fly kites.

This day is quite special for me. It reminds me of the various freedom that I enjoy in my life. It brings a sense of pride in me and I feel amazing. On this day, when I notice the Indian flag being hosted almost everywhere, it just gets back to me the vigour with which the Indians must have fought to make sure that I enjoy my freedom. Independence day reminds me to fight for my freedom and independence. It tells me that focus and determination can set one free.

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IELTS Cue Card Sample Question # Invention

Curiosity is the mother of all inventions. It is these innovations that help the human race to move forward, make changes and do things differently. For instance, the invention of electricity brought about humongous changes in the life style of human beings. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about an invention that changed the people’s life.

Describe an invention that changed human lives. You should say –

  • what is it?
  • who invented it?
  • when was it invented?

also explain, how did it change human lives?

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SAMPLE ANSWER

Every big invention always touches upon human lives and brings about changes. Be it, personal computers, wheels, electricity, aeroplane, the history is filled with the stories of great inventions. I would like to talk about the printing press. German Johannes Guttenberg invented it in the fifteenth century. The printing press uses a mechanised way of transferring ink to the movable type. This movable type process exponentially increases the speed of printing books.

It ultimately led to the rapid and widespread dissemination of knowledge for the first time in human history. Bible was the first book to be published using the Guttenberg printing press. It was the mass production of Bible, that actually led a lot of interpretations about it. For the first time in history, a scientist could easily convey their inventions, leading to a scientific revolution. Also, the literacy rate in adults increased leading to a more knowledgeable society in large. Students began to learn better and grasp concepts better than others.

Some people believe that it was the printing press that actually led to the industrial revolution, the rise of nationalism and much more! It actually did change the way people lived.

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IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Marriage

Marriage is a relationship that is made in heaven, the kind where two souls meet to have a beautiful life. However, in today’s time, people often get into relationships quicker than most people change their clothes. Sometimes, therefore these relationships do not work out. People then believe that there is a fault in marriage as an institution. Everyone can have their own opinion about things, but this time we are looking at a cue card on marriage.

Describe a happily married couple. You should say:

  • how do you know them?
  • how long is their marriage?
  • what do you like about their marriage?

Also, explain, why do you think they are happily married?

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SAMPLE ANSWER

I have been quite sceptical about marriages for a long period of time until a very close friend of mine got married. Today I am going to talk about her marriage. There are very few close comrades that I have but out of them, a special friend of mine got married last year. It was an arranged marriage and to me it felt like the biggest mistake she has done! Her husband is a techie and she is a travel blogger. I felt she will have to compromise on her career to ensure her relationship works fine.

I met here a few months back, to know that her husband is completely supportive of her career and respects her choices. She told me about an incident where she had got a big assignment and it collided with the marriage of an important person in their family. Her husband, without informing her, told everyone in the family that they would not be able to make it because of his work priorities. For me it was a beautiful gesture.

It has only been a year and I have met the guy just a few times but we have become really good friends in the short course of time. It feels more like a family and I really love them as a couple. The one thing that I believe makes their marriage work, is irrespective of the differences they have, they respect each other and their choices. The fact that no one is forcing oneself on others, I believe makes them the best couple I have ever met.

STRONG WORDS
WORDS MEANING
sceptical doubting that something is true or useful
arranged marriage a marriage planned and agreed by the families or guardians of the couple concerned.
techie a person who is expert in or enthusiastic about technology, especially computing
compromise  an agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions
supportive  providing encouragement or emotional help
collided  come into conflict or opposition
gesture   a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning
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IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Quiet Place

Often in life, we are faced with situations where we wish to go to a quiet place. Places that help us clear the clutter inside our head and make right decisions. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about quiet place.

Describe a quiet place that  you like to go.
You should say :

  • where it is ?
  • when you go there?
  • why you like the place?

also, explain when was the last time you went there?

 

quiet place IELTS Cue Card

SAMPLE ANSWER

I am an extrovert as an individual and usually prefer loud places, with parties or gatherings going on. However, there are certain times when I do like being in quiet. Times when things go out of hand and I am unable to make a correct decision. Or situations where I feel emotionally drained. For these moments, I prefer going on a long walk during the evenings towards the Cantonment area. It is around 100 mts from my place and post that there are trees on both the sides of the road and less of vehicles going up and down from the area in the evenings.

Also, there are guards at almost every 100 mt distance, making it a safe place. In the area, there is a park, where people usually go for jogging and after a long walk I like sitting there. Most of the times I gaze stars from there and help my mind to be out of every thought it has and meditate.

I remember the last time I went there was when I had a huge fight with my best friend. He started questioning my being and it felt bad. There were acquisition and all of a sudden I started questioning all relationships. Things were going bizarre and I went for a long walk in the evening.

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