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.

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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 Speaking part 3 questions related to arriving early or late

IELTS Speaking part 3 questions related to arriving early/late

Q. 1: In what kinds of situations should people arrive early?

Answer:  In my view, those who are working or seeking jobs should arrive early for official meetings, performance reviews and job interviews. As far as students are concerned, they should be punctual for their classes or lectures.

Q.2: How important is it to arrive early in your country?

Answer 1: It’s a pity but most people in my country don’t value time. Arriving late is a norm. Be it a birthday party or a wedding ceremony or any other special occasion, guests are often late and hosts have to wait a long time for them to arrive. Not only ordinary people, even high profile politicians and celebrities are not punctual for public meetings or events.

Answer 2: People in my country give a lot of value to punctuality. They arrive on or before time for all meetings and appointments. In fact, social gatherings have timings and people happily stick to them.

Q.3: How can modern technology help people arrive early?

Answer: Modern technology can make a considerble difference in helping people to arrive early. Many commuters get stuck in traffic jams and get late for their offices. These days smartphones are equipped with navigation applications which display traffic conditions in real time on major roads and highways. Even suggestions for alternative routes are given. If people use these applications, I think they can reach in time.

Q.4: What kinds of jobs require the most patience?

Answer: In my view, patience is a vital trait that is needed in almost all kinds of jobs. But, professionals like doctors, nurses, researchers and teachers are expected to have a higher level of patience as compared to others. If these people become impatient, it will affect the quality of their work.

Q.5: Is it always better to be patient in work or studies?

Answer: As far as studies are concerned, learning is a gradual process and students have to be patient. It’s not possible to become the master of a subject in a short span of time. It takes years of efforts to develop an in-depth knowledge of any field. Regarding work too, I think people can perform better if they stay calm and concentrate on their work

Q. 6: Do you agree or disagree that the older the people are, the more patient they are?

Answer: I disagree with this view. In my opinion, people become more impatient as they age. I can give you an example of my grandparents. They are in their seventies. It’s quite hard for them to wait for anything, be it their meals or medicines, they want everything immediately. But, this wasn’t the case few years ago. I think this change in their behaviour is an effect of aging.

 

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IELTS Speaking: Part 3 questions for an achievement you are proud of

IELTS Speaking: Part 3 questions for an achievement you are proud of

Describe an achievement you are proud of is a popular cue card topic. In this post, we will look at some discussion questions related to this topic. These questions will be asked in the third part of the speaking test.
Q. 1: What qualities are needed to become successful?
Answer: There are several attributes which are essential for achieving success in life. In my opinion, the most important ones are willpower, perseverance, self-reliance, patience and integrity. If we have a goal and we don’t vacillate or procrastinate, then with these traits we can fulfill our dreams.
Q. 2: Some get a head start in life, while others don’t. What are your views on this?
Answer: Getting a head start in career can make a significant difference in one’s personal as well as professional life. Let’s take an example. If a young graduate joins the army as a high ranked officer, then his future prospects will definitely be better than that of a soldier. But, I wouldn’t say that a soldier can’t become an officer. It’s just a matter of time and hard work. In short, we should never lose our hope in life. We should try to do our best in all kinds of circumstances.
Q. 3: What would society be like if there were no businesses?
Answer: Businesses have played a pivotal role in the development of the world and civilizations. All business sectors, right from food, transport, education, healthcare, communication, banking to space research have deeply impacted our life. They have transformed the way we live and work. The absence of businesses will dramatically affect the quality of life we enjoy. I believe that the standard of life will drop considerably. Even, our survival could be difficult.
Q. 4: How life would be like if no one worked at all?
Answer: Work makes our life organised and meaningful. If all of us stopped working, chances are higher that life will become miserable. There will be no food, no cleanliness, no education and many other problems will pop up. What’s more, people will become irresponsible. I can’t even imagine the chaos that might arise under such circumstances.

 

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IELTS CUE CARD – Describe a work of art you saw

IELTS CUE CARD – Describe a work of art you saw

Describe a work of art that you saw
You should say:
– when you first saw this work of art
– where you saw it
– what it looked like
– and explain your feelings about it.

Sample Answer

Art expresses the best things in life- simple and sweet, complicated and unknown. Today I’m going to talk about a newly unveiled local piece of art. I had the pleasure of coming across this masterpiece last week while going to the market- I just saw it in passing but that didn’t cease to amaze me.
It’s a magnificent statue of a great Indian ruler, Maharana Pratap and his loyal horse, Chetak. The king is holding a long spear in his right hand and the reins of the horse in his left hand. The horse has one of his front legs up in the air. The total height of the statue would be around three and a half meters. Craftsmen have used two different types of marbles: pale white for the platform and black for the main figures. The colour combination looks impeccable.

Coming to how feel about this work of art, it’s is an exquisite example of craftsmanship. Sculptors’ attention to detail is praiseworthy. Right from the size of the spear to the hooves, eyes of the horse, every small part of the statue is sculpted carefully. This work of art has increased the beauty of the region. When I look at it, it reminds me of our rich history and culture. We’ve forgotten the sacrifices of our warriors in protecting our nation from foreign powers. Such works can greatly help inculcate a sense of patriotism among young adults and children.

 

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