IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Intellectual

An intellectual is a person who engages in critical thinking, research, and reflection about society and proposes solutions for its normative problems. Over a period of time, we meet people who are masters of their own fields or for that matter are all-rounders. These are often the same people who push the human race, the ones who come in our lives and teach us some valuable lessons. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about a person you have encountered in your life who is the master of his or her field.

Describe someone who knows a lot about something. You should say :

  • who is the person?
  • how do you know him or her?
  • what did you learn from him/ her?

Also, explain why do you admire the person.


Over a period of few years, I have worked for various companies and in different fields. This has led me to know a multitude of people with varied interest. One such personality I chanced upon to meet was Abhinav. I met him during my stint at a Multinational company where we met over the group called Toastmasters. I had gone to attend a meeting of the club and heard him give an impromptu speech.

The speech motivated me to an extent that I joined the club. Over a period of time, he became my mentor in the journey of Public speaking. We came to know more about each other. It was through those talks that a realization dawned on me that not only was he an excellent speaker but also a really wise man. He had been through a lot in his life and yet chose always to be happy.

Over his journey, he told me about different things about public speaking. The quirks of writing complicated things in a shorter way, of giving a message and ensuring that people always have something to look forward to. He taught me the importance of words. How the same words can have an impact or be of no use.

The reason I really admire Abhinav is that he is one person who fought back his fears and won his battles. Coming from Hindi background he aced speaking in English and taught me the art of speaking well. He is the one person who in many ways taught that the best way of living life is to enjoy it, with all its problems and happiness.

Vocabulary :

multitude – a large number of people or things.

impromptu – done without being planned or rehearsed.

mentor – an experienced and trusted adviser.

quirks – a particular aspect of a person’s character or behavior.


IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Vacation

Work is the most important part of our lives. However, in days and moments when either we feel really emaciated or need to go somewhere, vacations are our last escape. Well, whether vacations come unasked for or we really hope for them to happen, they make the lives worth living. This time, we are looking at a cue card that talks about vacation.

Describe a place you have recently visited.

You should say:

  • where you went?
  • who you went with?
  • how you got there?

also, explain how you enjoyed there?


Travelling is one hobby that helps us to broaden our horizons and give us so many stories to share. It has for me been the best thing to do and I try to do it as often as possible. Recently, I visited Vishakapatnam with my teammates. Vishakapatnam or Vizag as it is often called is a city in Andhra Pradesh and is known for its amazing beaches.

We decided to go for the yearly outing after the MNC for which we work gave us the bonus. Being a team of 20 people, it was really fun going to Vizag. At around 10 we boarded a train and reached Vizag in the morning at 5. At that time, the breeze was perfect and the sun was just coming up. Across both the sides of the road, we could see the beach which made us so very excited about the place.

It was a two-day travel and on the first day, we went to Rishi Konda beach and also got to see the INS Kursura. INS Kursura is the fifth submarine of Indian Navy and we got to get inside it. Personnel there told us about the wars in which it was used and ignited in us the feeling of pride for our country.

Next day, we hopped on different beaches and relaxed later on. Towards the end of the day, we already had been to Yarda beach, lighthouse and seen some of the best things our country offers. We had made bonds over the laughs and fights, moments we all will cherish all our lives.


HORIZONS –  the limit of a person’s knowledge, experience, or interest.

BOARDED – get on or into (a ship, aircraft, or another vehicle).

SUBMARINE – a warship with a streamlined hull designed to operate completely submerged in the sea for long periods, equipped with a periscope and typically armed with torpedoes or missiles.

PERSONNEL – people employed in an organization or engaged in an organized undertaking such as military service.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Imagination

Describe a time you needed to use imagination

You should say:

  • what the situation was;
  • why you needed to use imagination;
  • what the difficulties were;

and explain how you felt about it.


I would like to talk about an extracurricular activity class that my father made me join during the summer holidays of class X. It was the first time I had to get out of my comfort zone and think beyond marks. We were a bunch of forty children and every day we used to have a different kind of activity. One such day, our teacher announced that we will be having a storytelling the class. In it, we were challenged to come on stage and make a story out of three words, she provided.

I was the last person to go for my story and my words were ball, pen, and books. We were supposed to speak for five minutes and I clearly remember standing one minute in absolute silence figuring out how to connect the three words and make a story. My story started off with a girl who was a cricket player and she is a bowler, her family did not support her much. So, when her parents asked her study, she would sit down and write stories about cricket or read books of renowned cricketers and then connected the ball, pen, and books in her life.

For that particular story session, I was standing there with my eyes closed and saying whatever came to my mind. Initially, the connection between the three was difficult for me to gras[. So, I picked up a word and carried on with the story. Once my turn was over, I opened my eyes and saw people cheering for me. I loved it. It was the first time someone told me that I must go on reading and be a storyteller some day. I was deliriously happy and extraordinarily excited.


I would like to talk about a time when I had to step out of my comfort zone to join a table topics contest which made me think out of the box and work flat to win it.

Toastmasters is an international organization and I had just joined when someone told me about a table topic contest. As part of it, each speaker had to come on stage and speak for 2 minutes on the topic provided by the contest chair. Each year the contest draws people from across all the clubs and it was really competitive and challenging for me. Therefore, when I was awarded the winner, I was deliriously happy.

The goal of the challenge was to speak for two minutes and potray the speech in a well-structured way. It is a competition, there were many other experienced people present and I was obviously terrified. What made me think too much about it was that it was spontaneous. So, the only thing that mattered was that moment and how well you can use it and explain your story. I woke up that day for the entire night and practiced around 100 table topics and by the end of 90th, I was broken down.

Although many congratulated me for the victory, I still believe that the moment I decided to go for practicing the 100 table topics, I had already won. The victory was just a cherry on the cake.


IELTS Speaking Part I Sample about Advertisement

IELTS Speaking Part 1: Questions and answers
Question 1: Are there many advertisements in your country?
Answer: Indeed, there are a lot of advertisements. Apart from television commercials and print adverts, outdoor advertising is also very popular in my country.

Question 2: Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?
Answer: In my view, there are two main reasons why we see so many ads around us. Firstly, advertising has become a powerful tool to promote any product and to reach a wide range of audience. Secondly, manufacturers spend a substantial amount of their annual budget on ads.

Question 3: What are the various places where we see advertisements?
Answer: In today’s media dominated world, advertisements can be seen everywhere – television, newspapers, magazines and roads. From hoardings and pamphlets to stickers and banners, there are numerous forms of advertising that cover almost every place around us.

Question 4: How do you feel about advertisements?
Answer: I feel that advertisements have become an essential part of our environment. However, too many commercials on TV and radio often irritate me, especially when I’m watching or listening to my favorite programs. Excessive adverts in the newspaper also reduce my interest in reading.


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