IELTS Speaking Cue card: A person who took a decision for you
Describe a person who took a decision for you recently
You should say:
who this person is
what decision he/she took
when he/she took this decision
and explain how you felt about the decision
Decisions are an integral part of everyone’s life. Sometimes we rely on others for making a decision. Today, I’m going to talk about one such time.
I’m a final year student of Bachelor of Technology at Delhi University. Thanks to its outstanding teaching methods, my university has an excellent reputation among employers. Every year many renowned companies conduct campus interviews in the University for recruiting fresh graduates. Right from their freshman year, students look forward to these interviews and being placed in their dream jobs.
In last month’s campus interviews, I did really well. I was hoping to be selected by at least one company. To my surprise, I received two offer letters, one from Wipro, an Indian IT Company and the other from Siemens, a German Company. I was puzzled. I didn’t know what to do. So, I decided to discuss the matter with my dad. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the real employment world of information technology.
We had a long healthy discussion. He explained the pros and cons of working in Indian and foreign organizations. In the end, he suggested me to join Siemens. In a way, he took this decision for me, but I wouldn’t say that he forced me to accept his judgement. It was my firm faith in his ability and vision which inspired me to follow his words.
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
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 practised 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.
IELTS Cue Card: Describe a place that is not frequented by people
Describe a place that is not frequented by people
You should say:
where it is
when you went there
what you did there
and explain why this place is not frequented by people.
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I love travelling and visiting unexplored places. Today, I’m going to talk about a place that is not visited by many tourists.
The name of the place is Ladakh which means land of high passes. It’s a mountainous region in Jammu and Kashmir State of India. I went to Ladakh last year with my friends.
Ladakh has a lot to offer to its tourists. It’s known for its unparalleled beauty. Arid mountains, exotic lakes and mighty rives can leave visitors mesmerized. We stayed there for a week and every day was packed with lots of activities. My friends and I did rafting in the Indus River. We tried mountain climbing too but found it quite challenging. We visited some monasteries as well. Overall, the whole stay became a memorable experience for all of us.
Even though Ladakh is a marvellous place to visit, sadly, the number of tourists is quite low. The main region behind this is its location. Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed state which is terribly affected by terrorism and other host of problems. Safety becomes a major issue for visitors. Only adventurous and thrill seekers dare to go there. Another key reason is that the government doesn’t promote tourism in this area. People have to pay a lot of money for accommodation and other facilities. All these factors certainly affect people’s decision when it comes to visiting a new place.