IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions
Q. Do you use maps? How often do you use them?
A. Yes, I do use maps in my daily routine. I tend to use maps almost once every day. I use digital maps for the purpose of locating different places to find out more information about them, or to find navigation routes for certain places.
Q. Do you prefer paper maps or electronic ones?
A. I prefer electronic maps. They are better and more advanced than paper maps with various features such as directions, preloaded locations, integrated GPS, zoom in feature, different layers with loads of information, and many more.
Q. Did you use maps when you were a child?
A. I only looked at the world maps as a child, in order to memorize the state capitals, countries, and the location and names of various geographical features such as rivers, oceans, plateaus, mountains, and other features.
Q. Did your school ever teach you how to use maps when you were younger?
A. Yes, my school curriculum had geography as a compulsory subject, in which, I learned using maps, reading them, and identifying different places and geographical features. Apart from these, I also learned the usage and reading of map coordinates.
Q. Do you ever ask anyone for directions?
A. I only ask people for help with directions to any particular place, in the case when I am not able to access the maps, or there is any problem with the area map. There have been instances where my map or GPS device ran out of battery and I had to take help from the local people.
Q. Did you save money when you were young?
A. I always used to save money when I was younger. I understood it to be a good practice and saved my pocket money, award amounts, or any money that I received as a gift. Those saved amounts of money have helped me a lot during my time of need.
Q. Have you ever given money to other children?
A. No, I have never given money to any other children, as I spent money only with my parent’s permission, and never digressed from the original spending purpose agreed upon, along with my parents. I have always politely refused any other children who have come to ask me for money.
Q. Do you think parents should teach children to save money?
A. Yes, I think that parents should teach children to save money. It is a very good practice that not only secures our future but also disciplines us by teaching self-control and introspection. All of us should learn about saving money and enjoy the benefits it brings along.
Q. Do parents give children pocket money in your home?
A. Yes, parents do give children pocket money in my home. I and all my siblings used to get a certain amount of money every month, which was always lesser than our expectations on purpose. This was done in order to teach us control on expenses, and the practice of saving.
Q. Do you like plants? Indoor or outdoor plants?
A. I do like plants a lot, especially outdoor plants. Outdoor plants are beautiful as they tend to grow in larger sizes. They directly grow in the land, instead of pots, and get a lot of space and nutrients. They have a lot of varieties that have different fruits and flowers.
Q. Did you ever grow a plant as a child?
A. Yes, I did grow a plant when I was a child. I took a sprouted onion bulb and put it in a pot along with soil and water. I used to water it every day, and it turned into a very leafy plant with long green leaves and seed-filled pod in the center.
Q. Would you ever give a plant as a gift?
A. Yes, if I know someone who loves plants a lot, I would definitely gift them a plant on any special occasion. It is a beautiful idea, and I like it a lot.
Q. Why do people like plants in their house?
A. People like plants in their house as they bring a sense of tranquility and positivity to the homes, along with other benefits. They not only add aesthetic value to the homes but also purify the air to some extent as well.
Q. Do you know how to cultivate plants?
A. I know only the basics of this process, which are used for the most common plants and seeds. These include putting the seed into the soil and providing it with the required amount of sunlight and water.
Q. How much water do you drink every day?
A. I drink at least six litres of water every day. I make it a point to drink a glass of water as I wake up in the morning, and before every meal. I think it is a good practice, even if I don’t feel thirsty, I drink it to maintain my body function and to maintain my health.
Q. How long can a person live without drinking any water?
A. A person can live approximately 100 hours without consuming water in average temperature. This is because 60 percent of our body is made up of water, and it is highly necessary for basic organ functions, and its absence in the body is lethal.
Q. Do you drink bottled water or water from machines?
A. I generally drink water from machines, but bottled water also comes in handy during travelling. My home and my workplace, both have an R.O. based water purifier. I generally carry around water from these machines in my water bottle and drink whenever necessary.
Q. Difference between bottled and tap water?
A. Bottled water is a lot more different from tap water. It goes through a proper treatment and purification process which makes it potable, whereas, tap water is generally ridden with impurities, making it unfit for drinking in the long run.
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