IELTS Cue Card #Talk about an interview you faced in the past

IELTS Cue Card #Talk about an interview you faced in the past

Talk about an interview you faced in the past.
You should say:

  • When were you interviewed last and for what purpose?
  • What was the nature of the interview?
  • What was its duration and how did you proceed?

And what were your learnings?

IELTS Cue Card #Talk about an interview you faced in the past

Sample Answer :

Well, I had an interview session after my high school, when I was intending to join a science college. It was two years back in 2020.Candidates were being shortlisted for college admissions through interview process. That was also my first interview as I never had the chance to face one during my school time.

About the nature I will say, it was one to one, formally structured interview where all the answers were open ended types. College Principal was the interviewer. After a brief personal introduction, I was asked about my hobbies and subjects of interest. Thereafter, he fired a few question from my high school curriculum, related to the concepts of physics. Most of the questions which he asked were already written on a paper. He used to, kind of classify a few and kept on asking me in a patient manner.

My interview stretched, if I could remember, for nearly 20 minutes. There was no break obviously, for such a short one, although the peon offered me a glass of water in the beginning. To start with, I must admit that I was a little nervous as this interview commenced. Not to the extent of profusely sweating but definitely my anxiety was visible enough, due to which Principal Sir asked me to relax. He helped me develop a steady state of mind over the time and then, I was answering quite confidently. I answered all the questions as per my knowledge and overall it went good.

Since it was my first formal interview therefore it provided me some key learnings. The foremost thing that I learnt was to stay calm and composed during an interview. Puzzlement and anxiety driven mind creates confusion which brings ambiguity in the answers, so it should be avoided. Also, being in the present is an art that I developed over time after facing that interview. Staying focused on the present enhances one’s performance in every work zone.


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IELTS Cue Card #Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

IELTS Cue Card #Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired.
You should say:

  • What was it and when did it break?
  • How did it break?
  • How did you repair it?

And how was your experience?

IELTS Cue Card #Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

Sample Answer :

I am very fond of period pieces. Our old crown tv belonging to early 80’s can be categorized under e-antiquity. I still feel that nostalgia whenever I happen to watch it occasionally. I must say that the picture quality is still incomparable to those of the LED’s found nowadays. Few days back on my birthday, I decided to sit in front of my tv and watch some old episodes.

Just when I switched on the main plug, a rapturous spark shimmered in the picture tube and smoke ensued from the back. It was enough of the scene for me to acknowledge some major dismantlement in picture tube. Now, was it the age factor or did the supplies fluctuated abruptly was a little difficult to discern. For a moment, I was in a state of desolation for this loss. My TV had never been submitted to repairs earlier.

Anyways, I decided to call the repairman. It was a little onerous for me to locate the exact person who can repair the old crown tv. I mean, the company doesn’t even exist now. Still, after some stretched search, I finally found the mechanic. He was an old person and asked me to bring the television to his shop. I put the TV in the old cardboard box, which I preserved along my TV and took it to the shop. After close scrutiny, that old man informed me that I need to replace my picture tube along with few other circuitries. He said that he will have to ship it from Bombay and will take a few days for replacement and so, the TV needs to be put in his shop, which I shall be getting back in the perfect condition after, nearly 10 days. With a heavy heart, I agreed. I returned after 10 days and found my crown screen shining with the same quality picture as earlier.

I was beaming with happiness and joy. I thanked the old man for everything. Needless to say, I was very dejected at the initial loss but having it back in a perfect working condition gave me more delight than before.

STRONG WORDS
Word Meaning
Onerous difficult: Cracking IELTS is not very onerous task.
Follow-up Questions

Q. 1 Do you think there has been a degradation in quality of products used at home?

Sample Answer: Yes, indeed. There are ample of evidences to show that, although extra features have been added to the home gadgets but their strength, efficiency and shelf life has decreased significantly over the years. Electronic equipments like refrigerator, TV, heater etc. are clearly not that superior as they used to be earlier.

Q. 2 What kind of things do people like to repair by themselves?

Sample Answer: Earlier, we had just few home gadgets like transistor, TV; but still many times they needed the mechanic supervision, in case something goes wrong. Nowadays, on the contrary, we have a fat list of gadgets at home and still, by reading the instructions on web, many of the minor repairs can be undertaken at home only.

Q. 3 Do you think that major repair of digital equipments nowadays is accessible and affordable?

Sample Answer: Yes, I think that digital revolution has been reasonable in its growth, in the sense, that necessary repair and accessories ecosystem has also been developed along with. Not just metros and big cities, rather tier2 and tier3 cities today, too have the affordable repair shops round the corners.


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IELTS CUE CARD: DESCRIBE AN OCCASION WHEN YOU GOT UP EARLY IN THE MORNING

Describe an occasion when you got up early in the morning

  • When did you get up early
  • Why you got up early
  • What did you do?

And how you felt about it.

IELTS Speaking latest cue card 2020.Describe an occasion when you got up early in the morning. When did you get up early?

SAMPLE ANSWER

There is no doubt that getting up early in the morning is always a good idea. Since ages it has been advocated that getting up early is good for our health. I too try to get up early in the morning so that I can utilise my time in the morning by doing some physical exercise. Due to my hectic work schedule I do not get enough time for physical activities throughout the day.

If I recall a time when I had to wake up extremely early in the morning, it was when I was supposed to board my first flight. I was travelling from Mumbai to Delhi and I had to take early morning 7 am flight to reach Delhi to attend a seminar which was scheduled to begin at 10 am and I didn’t want to get late. So I decided to take a morning flight to reach there on time.

I asked my Mom to wake me up and I also set an alarm for 3 am so that I could leave my house well in time. As it was my first journey by air I was extremely excited and kept visualising my trip while I lay in bed.

When my alarm rang in the morning, it was very hard for me to wake up but then I forced myself and got up. I quickly got ready, had my breakfast and by 4 am I was on my way to the airport with my father in his car. We left early as we didn’t want to get stuck in the traffic jam, which is a usual sight on the road to the airport.

I reached the airport at around 5 am, passed through security and boarded the plane, excited and happy to start my first plane journey.

Ever since, I decided to be an early riser. And nowadays my profession also demands me to get up early in the morning.

STRONG WORDS
WORDS MEANING
Hectic full of activity
Visualising to form a picture of someone or something in your mind.

Another Similar Cue Card

Describe a time when you got up early.

  • When was it and where?
  • Why did you get up early?
  • What did you do then?

And how did you feel then?

SAMPLE ANSWER TWO-

People generally follow a discipline in their lives regarding day to day activities. For instance, most of the people have their almost fixed schedule for waking, going to office and returning, evening walks or exercises and finally going to sleep at the end of the day. This routine, over a period of time, turns into an inseparable habit and one sticks to it necessarily. On the same pattern, we can generalize that youngsters usually have a habit of sleeping and waking up in the late hours and I am no exception here. Almost every night, I sleep around midnight hours and wake up around 8 in the morning. But, there was one-time period, which I can recall vividly, when I used to wake up at 3 am in the morning. It was, when I had a three-day stay with my parents in an Ashram in Hardwar.

Ashram had its own regulations and code of conduct. Whoever used to stay there, for spiritual reasons only, had had to attend the early morning rituals and needed to pay offerings to the fire god. Even though there was no punishment ascribed for the absence, but the spirituality factor itself was the primary motivation for my parents, who then enjoined me to be a part of the morning ceremony.

After waking up, we had to make up our beds first and then we needed to take ablution in cold Ganges water. Thereafter, we had to adorn the particular clothing provided by ashram and stand in the queue, waiting for our turn to sit around fire pits and pay offerings.

Well, since I was habituated to wake up late, therefore it was a painstaking task for me for the first two days. My father used to switch on the lights and started hymning bhajans which automatically made me awake, although with a little irritation. But, once I became the part of that community consciousness in the rituals and ceremonies, I used to feel a very pleasant divine feeling. Meditative practices and postures, followed afterwards, dispersed waves of tranquillity in those crimson lights of the early dawn. I, then felt the importance of the morning calm and woke up voluntarily on the third and final day.

STRONG WORDS

Word Meaning
Enjoin instruct, urge: Schools were enjoined to conduct online classes in Covid.
Ablution holy bath: Hindus perform ablution before worship.
Tranquility peace, calmness: Meditation helps in keeping mind tranquil.
Crimson deep red: Milk turns crimson if heated for longer periods.
Follow-up Questions

Q. 1 Why do people wake up early?

Sample answer: Manyatimes, people wake up early to take up their personal chores in the morning hours. For instance, morning hours are considered suitable for exercises and religious prayers. Similarly, those who have to commute long distance to offices, also wake up early to reach on time.

Q. 2 What are the benefits of waking up early?

Sample answer: With less vehicular congestion and limited polluting avenues in the morning, it is beneficial to perform physical exercises in the early hours. Apart from that, morning hours give us ample of time to be prepared for the forthcoming events during the day time. We can utilize these extra hours to clear the backlogs, if any, and do the necessary arrangements for the day. It is also believed that morning study enables quick learning and better retention of the texts, therefore it is favourable time for students too.

Q. 3 Why do children and youngsters generally wake up late?

Sample answer: Lack of responsibility and absence of active job are the crucial reasons due to which youngsters spend a lot of time on entertainment and other activities in the night. Also, it is a common trend, nowadays, for the students to study late in the night and wake up early. Although, those who are involved in the sports activities possess the habit of waking up early.


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IELTS Cue Card #Describe your visit to a place related to art, culture or knowledge

IELTS Cue Card #Describe your visit to a place related to art, culture or knowledge

Describe your visit to a place related to art, culture or knowledge.
You should say:

  • What was the place and when did you visit it?
  • Who was you along with?
  • What did you see, feel and experience?

And if given a chance, would you like to revisit.

IELTS Cue Card #Describe your visit to a place related to art, culture or knowledge

Sample Answer :

People definitely experience excursions to several places in their lifetime. Visiting places containing different essence brings amusement and joy to our daily ordinary lives. I also happened to visit a place embodying the ancient art and culture. Through my interactions and reading of inscriptions, I truly added to my knowledge. They were the majestic caves of Ajanta and Ellora, located near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. They are basically the mural paintings on walls and roofs dedicated to the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism. They were built by Rashtrakuta rulers of 7th century.  I visited them in my school summer break, back in 2020.

I went there along with my family; my mother, father and my elder brother. My brother was having his college break at that time. My brother always used to talk about the caves as a masterpiece of art and culture. So, my father applied for leave at his office, made our travel bookings by train and we together left for Aurangabad.

Well, as for me, it was a fascinating experience visiting the caves which are a museum of ancient art and culture. I was mesmerized to see the craftsmanship of the workers involved in this architecture. I saw the wall paintings and engravings of several Hindu gods and goddesses. Natural kaleidoscopic play of colours in these paintings is still intact. Krishna temple is the most fabulous temple inside. I totally felt like carried away by the tides of time. I was amazed to see the art marvel built in times of no technology and heavy machines. Simultaneously, I was getting goose bumps after reading and discussing the details of various temples in the precinct.

That trip triggered my love for ancient Indian art and culture. I even recorded the details in my diary. If I get another chance to revisit, I would definitely be more than willing. Those memoirs of the beauty carved in the stone are the indelible imprints in my mind, which keep on calling me for another visit.


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