Cue Card: A time when you moved to a new school

IELTS Cue Card Describe a time when you moved to a new school

Describe a time when you moved to a new school
You should say:
• when it was
• where you moved to
• why you moved there
• and explain your feelings about this change.

 

IELTS Speaking Cue Card: A time when you moved to a new school. when it was. where you moved to. why you moved there. and explain your feelings about this change.

Sample Answer

Like many other children I too had to change my school when I was young. Today, I’m going to share one such time with you.
My father was an officer in the Indian army. His job involved frequent transfers from one place to another. I was in 7th class and my dad was posted in Dehradun. At that time I was studying in Army Public School, Dehradun. One day he received his transfer order for a city called Jodhpur. It’s a historical city in Rajasthan state of North India.

The children of the majority of army men in India attend central schools which are either run by the army or central government. Whenever government employees are ordered to relocate, their kids move to these schools. The process of changing school for children is normally simple and straightforward. Once you reach a new place, the kids can start their school immediately. For me that was around April in the year 1999.

This was a newly established school. Most of the facilities like swimming pool and playgrounds were still under construction at the time of my arrival. I did take some time to fit into the new environment, but soon enough I felt like I really belonged there. I made some great friends and had a great time overall.

 

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Cue Card: A place where people go to spend leisure time

IELTS Speaking Cue Card: A place where people go to spend leisure time

Describe a place where people go to spend leisure time
You should say:

  • where it is
  • how they can reach there
  • what they can do there
  • and explain why it is a popular place

leisure time IELTS Cue Card Dehradun

Sample Answer

My hometown Dehradun is a small but vibrant city. Locals have access to a wide range of entertainment facilities such as sports centers, shopping malls and cinemas etc. Today, I’m going to talk about a very popular place which is visited by thousands of people every day.

It’s a huge shopping complex called the Pacific Mall. It was opened to the public in 2015. The building is located in a posh area of Dehradun. Young adults normally use their own mode of transport like car, bike or scooter to reach there. Some families prefer public transport as parking is quite expensive in the complex.

This shopping center is equipped with a 4-screen cinema, lots of branded shops, multicultural food courts and children’s play areas.  Concerts, music and dance competitions are also organized regularly. Depending upon the interest and the purpose of visiting the mall, people can decide what they wish to do in the complex. They can watch the latest films, enjoy delicious food from China, Thailand and Italy or participate in cultural programs. Shoppers can also get a fabulous shopping experience. Children too can have a lot of fun in designated play areas.

Another special feature of this place is that people can meet renowned writers, musicians and chefs on gazetted holidays like 15th August, 2nd October and 26th January and festivals. They can even give suggestions about who should be invited in the future. The public is duly informed about the upcoming events through adverts in local newspapers. Certainly, all these facilities make it an ideal place for all age groups. It’s is worth visiting.

 

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IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
Near Ballupur Chowk, Dehradun

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Cue Card Talk about a boring meeting

Cue Card Talk about a boring meeting
IELTS Cue Card Talk about a boring meeting you had with other people
Talk about a boring meeting you had with other people 
You should say 
 
  • When was this meeting? 
  • Who were the other people?
  • What did you converse about? 
  • And explain why you found this meeting boring.
 
Sample Answer
 
Boredom is the word used to describe a task or situation when the human mind finds a task dull and uninteresting, something mundane oftentimes a repetitive task that becomes monotone. To alleviate our boredom we can do a lot of things, but sometimes it is just better to suffer.
 
Take last year for example. I had gone to a family reunion because our twice removed uncle had built a new house, thus everyone in the extended family was invited to the house warming. Since it would be unspeakably rude to deny such an invitation, I was forced to leave my weekend plans and drive a good four hours form the city all the way to my ancestral village.
 
Once there I had to pretend to recognize distant relatives who might just as well be strangers for all I knew them. We took a trip to the temple, it was a hot sweltering day, I was wearing a large Indian traditional gown and on top of that I am an atheist. Needless to say, I was finding this expedition more and more cumbersome by the minute; it all looked to be a giant waste of time. When we arrived at the house, we had another three-hour long ritual of chanting while sitting around a fire. I was very fed up by the time everything began to wrap up. As if that wasn’t enough, my aunt proceeded to drag me into the most boring and futile conversation I have ever had in my life.  
 
Generally, I am a great conversationalist and I love to listen, asking questions at the appropriate moments and really getting to know the other person. But this was truly beyond me. The village ladies had all sat in a circle and were bragging to each other about how much milk their cows gave, how much money their husbands made, and how many marks their four-year-old got in their latest test. Every single sentence was repeated what felt like dozens of times, the conversations were simply shallow and intrusive. How one could live a life that revolves around envy I will never understand. I am one for self-development; if you try hard enough you can learn anything. Why then discuss the mundanity of life when you have the miracles of possibility, of learning, and of development to talk of?  
 
I felt extremely tired after that taxing day, I am aware this is not a nice thing to say but, oh my!! Relatives are indeed simply tiresome! Even when you are bored you cannot say anything for fear of making your family feel unwanted. It is a delicate balance of wanting to love them and see them dearly but not having the courage to converse for more than a minute. That was my story of a tedious meeting I had to attend. 

 

Useful words and their meanings
Boredom the state of being bored
Oftentimes on many occasions
Shallow not showing serious or careful thought
Intrusive affecting someone in a way that annoys them and makes them feel uncomfortable
Mundanity the fact of being very ordinary and therefore not interesting
 
 

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Cue Card Talk about a journey you made by public transport

Cue Card Talk about a journey you made by public transport
IELTS Cue Card Talk about a journey you made by public transport
 
Talk about a journey you made by public transport
 
You should say 
 
  • Where were you travelling to? 
  • What was the means of transport? 
  • Why were you travelling by public transport? 
  • And describe the journey.
 

 

Sample Answer

 
Public Transport is a communal means of transport for a cheaper and quite often faster, route to common destinations.  Most frequently used transport facilities include buses, metro, tram, trains, planes, trolleys and even ferries, depending on the location.  They are generally maintained by the government and municipality.
 
Few years ago, I used to use the public metro to reach my workplace every day, I traveled home via the same. During my children’s summer vacation, I decided to take them on a trip. At that time, we resided in central London. The family voted to go to Scotland. As luck would have it, there is an Express train that travels from Cambridge to Scotland. So, I booked our tickets for the journey before time.  
 
When the day came it was a tad bit cloudy, but that is just a typical day in the United Kingdom, I was just thankful it wasn’t pouring as the weather report stated it might. Soon enough we reached King’s Cross railway station and caught our train after grabbing a quite bite to eat at a lovely bakery in the food isle. As the train began to move, we checked our baggage and I called the hotel we would be staying at to confirm our bookings as well as note some tourist hotspots we could visit later in the day.  
 
My kids and wife took out their travel sized card games and began to play their game. After about two hours the kids started to get bored with the card game so I suggested a game of “I spy with my little eye; something…” in which you would pick a characteristic of an object and the person would have to guess the object. This also served to make us take note of the beautiful fields and mountains we were passing, the people on the train, and the types of adverts on the way. This occupied them for another hour.
 
Now it was around noon, meaning lunchtime. The train had a half-hour stopover where I got some fresh bread, coffee, and cake to accompany the sandwiches my sons and wife worked so hard on. After our makeshift lunch the journey continued. The boys fell asleep soon after, and I was grateful for that, since this was going to be no short journey. We had already passed four hours we still had two and a half hours to go. My wife and I talked for a bit after which she bought out her book and started to read, I on the other hand, decided to take out my mp3 player and look outside the window nostalgically.  
 
After what seemed like ages we arrived at our destination, we had woken up the kids a bit before and had all of our luggage on hand. Once we deboarded the train, we caught the complementary hotel taxi and checked in. The vacation went absolutely marvelously and we had a blast. The long journey was completely worth the wait and I would certainly not mind going there again. 
 
 
 
Useful words and their meanings
Communal belonging to or used by a group of people rather than one single person
Tad bit A little amount of something
Nostalgically in a way that involves thinking about things that happened in the past with happy and also slightly sad feelings
 
 

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IELTS Band 7 Dehradun
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