Cue Card # Describe a time you were bored

IELTS Cue Card Describe a time you were bored.

Describe a time you were bored.

  • You should say
  • When was it?
  • Where was it?
  • What did you do to alleviate your boredom?
  • And explain why you were so bored.

BORED IELTS CUE CARD IELTS DEHRADUN

Sample Answer

Today I am going to recount a day in which I was quite bored. In fact, this happened last week.

I was lounging around on my bed, not knowing what to do as I had just finished reading the entire Percy Jackson series in the past 3 days, it had kept me nicely occupied. Now however, I did not have the energy to start a new book series or movie. I did not have any chores left either; my bed was made, the clothes were washed, the bookshelf dusted, and the dishes were done. Indeed, I was at liberty to do anything; Anything except leave the house that is. Funny how when going outside was legal, all I wanted to do was stay indoors, and now, after hardly two weeks of staying indoors, all I could think of is going outside. I was waiting desperately for corona-virus lock-down end-date.

Later on, I even tried to chase away this feeling of disinterest by watching YouTube, figuring that was the best way to procrastinate and waste away my time. As it turns out, the awareness of not actually procrastinating lured the thrill of even YouTube comedy away, it too, became dull. Now I was truly stumped. What was I to do?

Just then my mother walked into the room. I found just what I wanted to do. I would take up my favourite childhood pastime, annoying my darling mum. And thus, I began asking my mum random questions, nonsense questions, questions even god himself would ponder over. She humoured me and gave equally illogical answers. This was our favourite game, invented a long time ago, when I was learning to explore the world. Our game soon evolved into a serious conversation, speculation and debate. This time, we concluded that the purpose of human life was to create, for creation is fun, stagnation is frustration. Like how the creation of new ideas, novel projects give thrills; and how tedious, repetitive tasks, are akin to torture.

Indeed, I found this revelation to be a very fitting note to end upon, in the face of the boredom I had in the day. I had been bored, because I was doing nothing new, it was all mundane. (360 Words)

 

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IELTS Cue Card you saw an interesting bird

IELTS Cue Card you saw an interesting bird
    The first time you saw an interesting bird

  • When did you see it?
  • Where did you spot it?
  • Who were you with?
  • And Elaborate on why you found this bird to be interesting.

IELTS Cue Card The first time you saw an interesting bird

Sample Answer

Today I am going to narrate a particularly vivid memory about a flock of parrots.

I was around 12 years old at the time. My family and I had just moved back from Europe to India. This was a large shift for me as I had spent the majority of my little lifetime abroad and knew precious little about my home country.

It was my first day of school, assembly period to be more precise. The school held its assembly in the open-air amphitheatre. I had just been told to stand in line with what I presumed was my new class. Everyone had their heads bowed at prayer time and I was trying my very best to blend in as inconspicuously as possible. As the national anthem started up, everyone stood at attention, this was again, a very foreign concept to me, but I copied them all the same.

Just as I raised my head, I recall being quite shocked to see a flock of brightly coloured parrots zoom over my head. I was in awe at the time, I couldn’t believe that such exotic birds could just roam free in such natural abundance. For you see, back in Germany, parrots could not even be found in zoos! The ecosystem and bird species were poles apart. While jays, magpies, longspurs and pipits are a common sight in the north-west, here in the south we have pheasants, peacocks and parrots. For a twelve-year-old, you might just as well have shown me saber tooth tigers; I was that blown away.

What’s more, later that day when I was walking home, I spotted an old man feeding some parrots by hand! As if this was a common sight. Those two events left a memorable impression on me, for I had learned first-hand how different the world was around the globe, and what was peculiar in one part, might be a common tale in others. The parrots that I saw that day, symbolized that thought for me. That is why, even today, parrots are more beautiful and exotic and interesting to me, than they would be to most locals.
(355 Words)

 

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IELTS Cue Card: Talk about an important message that you received recently. (coronavirus)

IELTS Cue Card: Talk about an important message that you received recently. (coronavirus.)

You should say:

  • What the message was
  • Who the sender was
  • Why it was sent
    And explain how it affected you.

IELTS Exam IELTS Dehradun coronavirus

Sample Answer

Today, I’m going to tell you about an important message that I received last week. It was Friday afternoon. I was listening to my favourite song. Suddenly, a message popped up on my phone. It said: Urgent – Due to novel COVID-19 outbreak, all IELTS examinations across India have been cancelled. The information was sent by IDP: IELTS Australia, an organization which develops and manages IELTS exams in India and many parts of the world.

My IELTS test was scheduled the next day i.e. Saturday, the 21st March. At first, I couldn’t believe it because receiving fake news is quite common these days. Also, the cancellation came at very short notice, just few hours prior to the planned time.

IELTS is an expensive test. I’d paid the full fee of the test and it is non-refundable. Considering all these factors, it became necessary for me to check the authenticity of the message. I dialled the toll free help line number of IDP. The line was terribly busy. After trying for over 20 minutes, someone answered my phone and confirmed that the message was real.

I’ve been preparing for this exam for quite a while and I was eagerly looking forward to performing well in the main test. This sudden cancellation was very upsetting. I was cursing the COVID-19 pandemic for spoiling my plans. Sadly, there was no choice at all except waiting for the new date.

The day after, the government of India imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown, as a preventive measure to control the spread of the coronavirus. It was then when I realized just how critical the situation was; I wasn’t the only one affected. Several other key exams were cancelled or postponed. This consoled me.

Now, I am at home doing my duty to remain fit and healthy, be hygienic and make the most of these rather unfortunate circumstances.

 

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IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Festival

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Describe a national festival in your country

 

  • when it takes place?
  • why it takes place?
  • what people do during that festival?
  • explain why this festival is important to you?

IELTS CUE CARD SAMPLE ANSWER FESTIVAL

IELTS CUE CARD SAMPLE ANSWER FESTIVAL

Sample Answer One

Our country is a secular nation where people of different religions live together. So, there are lots of festivals that people celebrate across the nation. But, I think Diwali is a festival that is celebrated all over India among people of different religions and customs.

Diwali is a festival of lights. Interestingly, its date depends on the Indian astrologers. But, normally, it is celebrated in the last week of October or the first week of November. This festival signifies the victory of the good over evil. The preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu calendar month called Kartika.

It is believed that on this day, Rama, a Hindu god, came back to India after defeating Ravana, a demon. It was also the end of his 14 years of exile. Before Diwali, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes and offices. On that day, people dress up in new clothes or their best outfits and light up oil lamps made from clay inside and outside their homes. They participate in family prayers to Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

After prayers,  a family feast including delicious sweets begins. This is followed by fireworks and the exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Diwali is important to me because it brings the whole family together. We are living in a world where people are migrating and have less time, but for us, no matter what the work is, no matter where we are Diwali means a Reunion. The entire family is together and we exchange talks and laughs together.

Sample Answer Two

India is a land of different cultures and people from all walks of life call it home. It has many traditions, customs, and different religions. Festivals are an important part of a religion as they give us reasons to celebrate and different festivals have different significances. Even though there are many different festivals which are celebrated with great joy and happiness in our country, my favorite festival is Christmas. It’s a Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ which falls on the 25th of December every year.

It’s that time of the year when the wind is cold and the woolen jackets are out. Schools are closed for winter break and the streets are lit up with lights of different colors. Luckily as I live in the northern part of the country I have been able to celebrate a few white Christmas over the course of years. My city has a lot of Anglo-Indian heritage so a lot of locals flock the church on Christmas Eve to light up a candle. It is beautiful to witness such communal harmony as the majority of the population in the city itself are Hindus.

It’s a great time for business and locals who work in the tourist sector as loads of tourist come to visit the nearby hill station. Shopping malls and local markets are filled with customers and plenty of attractive discounts are also available in these festive times. We celebrate with a traditional dinner at our home and all the friends and family gather to sing carols. Some great homemade wine is served to all those in attendance and we exchange presents with one another. In the end, it’s all about tradition and even though my entire family lives in different corners of the world, everyone manages to find the time and come home for Christmas to spend some great time with the loved ones. The spirit of Christmas brings us all together.

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