IELTS Cue Card Sample Answers # Gifts

Gifts do form an important part of our lives, they not only make us feel special but sometimes give us gifts indeed that become life changers. For example, Anne Frank on her birthday received a diary, now that diary turned into the best seller. It became a memoir of the times when Hitler ruled Germany. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about a gift a person gifted you as a child.

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

Describe a gift that you received as a child. You should say –

  • what was it?
  • who gave it to?
  • how you used it?

also, explain, why it was special for you?


Birthdays have been really special for me, they told me the number of people who loved me. But, for me, the best gifts have been the ones that were without any reasons. One such gift that I got as a child was that of a diary and a pen. It was gifted to me by my brother on Rakhi. It was a nice diary, the one with colorful pages and the pen had an elite favor.

I remember, a note on a page it was written, for your love of writing, I wish you write more and write well. I have writing diaries since then and improving my skill. It has been around a decade since I first started writing and sometimes when I look back upon those writings it really makes me feel good. Good for the journey that I have traversed in all these years.

That first diary, I remember writing all the new stories that I had in my mind for myself. Sitting across my window, it was beautiful. I still have that diary with me. The reason, it is very special for me is because it just showed a new aspect of me as an individual. I could write, that is beautiful for me.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Answers # Recent Bought

We often buy gifts for others and then there are times, we gift ourselves. Things that we know that are important for us, we buy them for ourselves. It could be a camera, laptop, books or for that matter even a dress. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about an item that you recently bought and are happy about it.

Talk about a thing that you recently bought and are happy about. You should say –

  • what was it?
  • why you bought it?
  • how long have you been using it?

also, explain, why do you think others must also have it.


For a very long time, I wanted to learn the art of photography. As a kid, I would rejoice clicking pictures from my parent’s phone or for that matter any body’s phone or camera. It was recently that I bought for myself a DSLR to learn photography. It is a Nikon D5300, with two lenses. The 18-55 allows me to shoot photos at a closer distance while the 70-110 helps me by clicking far off photos.

Apart from my keen desire to master photography, I have been a blogger for quite a long time and being a blogger, it is very important for our content to be plagiarism free. Adding to this, a blog with only content often leaves the readers disappointed and gives a sense of a book with only text. Something, most people do not prefer to. So, once my content started sounding genuine, I wished for better photographs. This could have been possible only if I knew how to capture moments. Or else, my work had to depend on someone else.

It has been 8 months since I got the camera and have been using it extensively almost everywhere. From the solo trips that I have taken to my office parties, from the friends gatherings to our crazy fun nights. The camera has helped me in capturing the moments of life in a more beautiful way.

Owning a camera teaches an individual multitude of things. The most important of which I believe is how to see things differently. When one clicks different photographs of the same thing, he or she realizes the different sides of the same thing. Also, I believe one must learn as many skills as he or she can in their lifetime.


IELTS Cue Card: Talk about a time when you teamed up with an old person

Talk about a time when you teamed up with an old person
You should say:

  • when it was
  • who the old person was
  • what you did together
  • and explain how you felt about this time.
Sample Answer

Teaming up with an elderly can be a memorable experience. Today, I’m going to share one such experience with you.

I was in 10th class. The preparation for board exams was a never ending process. I found it quite hard to stick to a monotonous routine. Finally, the exams got over but they had drained my energy. All I wanted was a change in my daily routine. My parents were working full-time. They took many days off during my exams. Naturally, it wasn’t possible for them to take me on a holiday. At last, I asked my grandfather if he could come and take me to the village.

To my surprise, he came the very next day. I was very excited about my holidays. I packed my bag and we happily set off in the afternoon. We reached the village late in the evening. My grandfather showed me the house. Even though it was dark, I could clearly see some work was going on in the garden. My grandpa said we would work together tomorrow.

The morning was beautiful. After breakfast I went to the garden. It looked a little rusty and needed a make-over. My grandpa was building a bench. I observed him for a while and then joined him. The bench was ready in the evening. We decided to place it in front of the pond. Our next plan was to plant some new colourful flowers. He had already bought pots of many different shapes and sizes. So, I helped him in filling them in with soil and compost and planting flowers like marigolds, lilies and dahlias etc. We kept all plants at different places. I dug out a fire pit too.

Our garden renovation project lasted for more than a week. I loved it as each day was different. We could see the progress of our work which gave us a sense of fulfillment. Together we transformed a dull garden into a lovely outdoor space. All in all, it was the best time I’ve ever spent with an old man. I will never forget those holidays.


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IELTS Speaking cue card: A recent change in your life

Describe a recent change in your life
You should say:
• what the change was
• when it happened
• how you felt about it
• and explain if it was a positive or negative change for you

Sample Answer

Changes are an integral part of our life. Today, I’m going to talk about a recent change that I brought about in my life.
I am pursuing a 4-year diploma in hotel management. It’s is a full-time course which includes a lot of lectures and practical work. Spending long hours in college, part-time work, and project work in the library, not to mention other responsibilities – all of them started taking their toll on me. I became stressed, sleep deprived and cranky. I was generally frustrated, short-tempered and unhappy.

My friends posed an intervention and told me they were worried for me, this statement really awakened me. I thought I could handle the stress but seeing them suffer the side effects of my workaholism, I decided to do something about it.

I joined yoga classes in the morning. Initially, I felt that this might be a waste of time but I was proven wrong when my classmates said I looked happier and refreshed. I myself noticed a change in my aura and productivity.

This change redefined my outlook on things, I noticed that little things do in fact matter. In today’s fast-paced world, we have forgotten the true essence of life. We should keep on making small experimental changes in our life. They give it a splash of colour. All in all, this change had a positive impact on me and my loved ones. I will definitely continue to do yoga no matter where I go.


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IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086

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