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Cue Card (May to Aug 2019)

Describe a time when you gave someone some money as a gift

Posted: August 8, 2019 at 9:30 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS, Speaking Part 2

IELTS CUE CARDS Describe a time when you gave someone some money as a gift. You should say: when it was whom you gave it what occasion it was and explain why you gave some money to this person as a gift. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. […]

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Describe a child with whom you had an interesting conversation

Posted: August 8, 2019 at 9:09 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS, Speaking Part 2

IELTS Cue Cards Describe a child with whom you had an interesting conversation. You should say: who the child was how you know him/her how often you meet him/her and explain why you think the conversation you had with this child was interesting. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two […]

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Describe a website you use that helps you a lot in your work or studies

Posted: July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS, IELTS

You should say: what the website is how often you use this website what information the website gives you and explain how your work or studies would change if this website didn’t exist. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you […]

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Describe a moment when you felt proud of your friend’s success.

Describe a moment when you felt proud of your friend’s success

Posted: July 27, 2019 at 3:38 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS, IELTS

You should say: what the friend achieved when it happened how your friend accomplished it and explain why you thought it was a success. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes […]

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Describe a person you admire

Posted: July 21, 2019 at 11:10 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), Speaking Part 2

Describe a person you admire. You should say:     •who the person is     •what he or she is like     •and why you admire him or her. Here are some ideas. Best vocabulary is underlined. I’m going to talk about my father because he has been a major influence in my life. My father was […]

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Describe a time when you got angry

Describe a time when you got angry

Posted: June 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

Something happened just a few days ago which made me angry. Looking back on it now – it was stupid to get angry but at the time it was just how I felt. I had been experiencing a problem with my internet service, it had become intermittent over the last couple of days and then […]

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Describe an important plant in your country

Describe an important plant in your country

Posted: June 9, 2019 at 10:46 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: What it is What it looks like Where and how it is grown Why you like or dislike it And explain why it is important I’m going to tell you about an extremely widespread plant in my country, the coca leaf. Although it’s controversial in other countries, as this plant is used […]

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English Vocabulary for the Environment (IELTS Speaking)

Posted: June 4, 2019 at 3:31 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS, IELTS, Vocabulary

Part 1 Type Questions Do you believe that pollution is a big problem? Pollution is without a doubt a problem. In some countries, the air quality is so poor that people wear face masks in areas where there is heavy industry. The waterways are polluted and the ocean is full of plastic. Do you or your family do […]

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Describe a time that you invited family or friends to have dinner at home or in a restaurant

Describe a time that you invited family or friends to have dinner at home or in a restaurant

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 7:27 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

– who organized this meal – where you had it – what you talked about during the meal – what you ate and drank and explain why you had this meal with your friends. Ok, so I’m going to talk about a time when I invited my friend to have dinner at a famous pizza […]

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Describe an occasion that you wore formal clothes

Describe an occasion that you wore formal clothes

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 7:23 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: What occasion it was When it was Where it was And explain why you wore it I’m going to tell you about the time I was a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding last year. It was a spring wedding, so she wanted us to wear light shades of purple with the men […]

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Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct

Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 8:38 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

what information  where you heard/read this information  when you heard/read it   and explain why you think it is incorrect. Wrong information is something we simply cannot avoid in life. I remember this one time when I got wrong results for one of my IELTS tests. Apparently there’s a 13-day wait before the result is out, and […]

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Describe an occasion when you showed something new to younger people

Describe an occasion when you showed something new to younger people

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 8:35 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

what you taught; who you taught it to; why you taught it to this person; and explain how you felt about it. As an English teacher and an interpreter, I sometimes take on the role of a tour guide. So when I have friends coming for a visit, I’ll take them to some of the […]

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Describe a TV program that made you laugh a lot

Describe a TV program that made you laugh a lot

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 8:31 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: What it is called and what it is about Who the main characters are What made you laugh And explain why you remember this TV program so well Ok, I’m going to talk about “Friends”, obviously a very famous comedy series aired in the 90s, but it’s still very popular today. There […]

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Describe a prize you would like to win

Describe a prize you would like to win

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 8:28 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: what prize (or award) it is (or, would be) how you know about (or learned about) this prize/award what you would need to do to get it (or, how you would win it)  and explain why you would like to win this prize (or, receive this award) The prize I want to […]

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Describe a healthy lifestyle you know

Describe a healthy lifestyle you know

Posted: May 30, 2019 at 8:18 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: What is it? How do you know it? When you do it? and explain why do you think it is healthy? I think people who live healthily always have one thing in common: they manage to strike a balance between work and life, between exercise and diet. Even when you’re too busy, try to do some […]

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Describe a time when you got up early in the morning

Describe a time when you got up early in the morning

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:59 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: when it happened why you got up early who you were with and explain how you felt about getting up early. Sample by IELTS Speaking High Scorer  The first thing I want to say is that I hardly ever get up early, so when I do it must be something important. So the nearest […]

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Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal

Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:55 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

– What this person is                  – What this person encourage you to do                     – What this person have help And explain why this encouragement help you to achieve the goal I believe that everyone has that special person who […]

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Describe a time you gave advice to others

Describe a time you gave advice to others

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: who you gave the advice to; what advice you gave; why this person needed your advice; and explain how useful the advice was. I have this friend who I’ve grown up with; we’re pretty close. And this advice I gave him had to do with his career. Last year he was working in […]

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Describe a time when you received money as a gift

Describe a time when you received money as a gift

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:45 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say:    Who gave it to you   When it was given to you Where it happened How you felt about it I’m going to tell you about my college graduation gift from my grandparents. They have 4 grandchildren, so they made a pact (made a promise) to give us all the same graduation gift. With this […]

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Describe a subject you used to dislike but now have interest in

Describe a subject you used to dislike but now have interest in

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: what it is; when you studied the subject; why you didn’t like it before; and explain why you have interest in it now It would probably be English. I used to dislike and even fear this subject so much that I felt a lot of pressure in English lessons. There are many […]

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Describe an occasion you borrowed something from somebody

Describe an occasion you borrowed something from somebody

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:39 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

What was it When did you borrow Whom you borrowed it from What you did with it Why you borrowed it Last year I applied for a master’s degree because I wanted to further my education. I was accepted by one of the very prestigious universities, but didn’t have the money for the course. The tuition was […]

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Describe a game (not a sport) you enjoyed as a child

Describe a game (not a sport) you enjoyed as a child

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

As a child I enjoyed playing chess. It is probably the best known board game in the world, where two players try to defeat the other by taking his or her pieces and finally trapping his King. This final move is called checkmate. You probably know the Western version of this game, which is known […]

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Describe a job that was done by your grandparents/ Describe a job your grandparent did

Describe a job that was done by your grandparents/ Describe a job your grandparent did

Posted: May 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say: what job it was; when and where your grandparent did the job; how long he or she did the job; and explain how you think about this job. My grandparents were rice farmers. I think most old people in my country used to be farmers because in the past our country relied […]

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Describe a time when you used the internet to solve a problem

Describe a time when you used the internet to solve a problem

Posted: May 26, 2019 at 1:12 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

what problem it was  when you did this  how long it took you  and explain why you used the internet to solve this problem.   MODEL ANSWER   So I’m going to talk about this time when I needed a foreign book for my studies. I was in my junior year in university and we had […]

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Describe something that was lost by others but found by you/ Describe a time you found something someone lost.

Describe something that was lost by others but found by you/ Describe a time you found something someone lost

Posted: May 26, 2019 at 12:48 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

what it was; when and where you found it; what you did after you found it; and explain how you felt about finding it. Model Answer  Just last week my dad lost his wallet. He was sure he dropped it somewhere in the house, so he went everywhere looking for it but found nothing. I […]

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Describe an important decision you made with the help of others

Describe an important decision you made with the help of others

Posted: May 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

Last year I was working in an international company and doing quite well, so I was offered a big promotion to become a manager. But I had also been looking for opportunities to study abroad, and received an offer from a prestigious university around the same time I got the job offer. It was a […]

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Describe a free day off study or work

Describe a free day off study or work

Posted: May 26, 2019 at 10:55 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

I’m pretty busy now so a day off is quite rare to me. But when I do get free time, I would wake up early in the morning for a run. Although I don’t like sweating but it is necessary to stay fit and stay healthy. Afterwards I normally have a full breakfast, getting enough […]

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Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future

Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future

Posted: May 26, 2019 at 10:53 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

I’m going to talk about snorkeling, which is quite popular nowadays but for some reasons I haven’t had the chance to try. So you can do this sport pretty much everywhere provided that there’s a body of water, preferably a beach with some beautiful submarine landscape. I’ve heard that the ideal place to go is Coron island where there’s gorgeous coral. If […]

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Describe a person who has interesting ideas or opinions

Posted: May 25, 2019 at 10:07 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019)

 who this person is  how you know this person  what interesting ideas/opinions he or she has   and explain you think why his/her ideas are interesting. I’m going to talk about my friend, Hardy, who is very good at languages and always has a lot of interesting ideas when it comes to language learning and […]

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Describe a time when you received a call from someone you do not know in a public place

Posted: May 25, 2019 at 10:03 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

You should say:  when it was  where you were when you received it  what the call was about  and explain how you felt (after) when you received this call.     We often receive calls from strangers and most of the times it’s not something dangerous. But there was this one time that I really thought […]

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Describe something you brought back from a tourist attraction

Posted: May 25, 2019 at 9:55 am   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

I’m going to talk about a piece of calligraphy that means a lot to me. It was quite a few years ago, when I was a senior in high school. At the time I was preparing for my university entrance exam, feeling worried and nervous all the time. In order to feel better I went […]

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Describe an advertisement that you remember (May to Aug 2019)

Posted: May 17, 2019 at 5:23 pm   /   Cue Card (May to Aug 2019)

What is it               –               When and where you saw it              –               What happens in it              • These days are the days of advertisements. We came across some interesting and some repetitive adverts. I see several advertisements daily but the one advertisement that has impressed me the most is about the customer awareness titled ‘jago Grahak […]

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