Newsletter subscribe

Cue Card (May to Aug 2019), CUE CARDS

Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct (VERTEX IELTS Cue Card May to Aug 2019)

Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct
Posted: May 30, 2019 at 8:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct

  • what information
  •  where you heard/read this information
  •  when you heard/read it
  •  and explain why you think it is incorrect.

The wrong information is something we simply cannot avoid in life. I remember this one time when I got the wrong results for one of my IELTS tests.

Apparently, there’s a 13-day wait before the result is out, and almost every test-taker feels nervous, hopeful, and worried at the same time during this period. I was no exception. I did pretty well and was hoping for an 8.5. So you can imagine how disappointed I was when I received a message from the test organizer (IDP) first thing in the morning telling me that I got a THREE. A freaking THREE.

I wasn’t overconfident and I knew I couldn’t have gone lower than 7. So I immediately called IDP and complained. They soon admitted that there was a ‘systematic issue’ and would come back to me soon with the latest information.

I needed to wait for a further 2 weeks to get the result, and luckily this time I got what I wanted.

I think the lesson is that if you get some wrong and bad information, try to be calm and find a way to deal with it.

Part 3

  1. Which jobs are the most respected in your country?

-In my opinion, these are highly skilled professional positions such as in the fields of law, medicine, and engineering. Usually, parents encourage their children to undertake such careers, because working in these domains, one always has a nice salary and bright perspectives in life. I specifically respect doctors, since they are not only hard-working professionals but also people who dedicate their lives to helping others

  1. Some people say it’s better to work for yourself than be employed by a company. What’s your view?

-On the topic of self-employment, I agree with a Chinese billionaire Jack Ma. For young people, it is wiser to first seek a secure position at a smaller company, because at big ones recent graduates frequently get lost in the large system and routine of endless repetitive tasks, ending up unnoticed. At a family-owned enterprise, on the contrary, it is easier to seize opportunities and take initiatives. As one grows, it is important to focus on learning and developing hard skills. When there is a subjective border of learning reached, one might reconsider the career choice in favor of a more responsible place at a bigger corporation or even the difficult path of entrepreneurship..

  1. What changes in employment have there been in recent years in your country?


-There has been a rejuvenation of the “entrepreneurial spirit” in our country: more and more people become involved in starting their own businesses. The “start-up” community is now more alive than ever, even college students launch their start-up businesses while studying. Even though there is a high failure rate of start-ups, people nevertheless are starting to take the risk and put their ideas into creation.

Part 3 Some more questions for self-evaluation

  • What kind of job need giving information?
  • How can someone tell if the information they receive is right or wrong?
  • Would you say people trust the information that is found online?

get promotion

someone who got a promotion is  given a more  important job  in the same organization

Do they get promotions or change jobs?

to pay
to give money in exchange for goods or services

She refused to let me pay for the taxi.

work that is done regularly to earn money

After landing a job in an off-license straight out of school, he was initially baffled, but intrigued all the same.

a person or organization that buys goods or services from a store or business

He will usually refer the customer to someone in his firm who isan expert in that field

the amount of work to be done by someone or something

To cope with the increasing  workload our staff has grown from about 350 to about 1,000, which makes us by far the largest ombudsman scheme worldwide.



an individual’s work and life roles over their lifespan.


Most young people today , whatever their background , see school as a passport to a good  career.



any or all locations or environments where people are employed


People with a job spend a lot of time at their workplace so a healthy  workplace is vital to their health.




monthly (yearly) payment that you earn  from your job


Apprenticeships areoften a great way to earn a salary or receive an allowance while learning newskills and gaining qualifications.



a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis, made by an employer to an employee


The basic state pension is just 15.9 per cent of the average wage, compared to 18.4 per cent 57 years ago.


blue-collar worker

relating to manual workers


Workplace automation has eliminated many of the jobs that enabled blue-collar workers to join the middle class.


white-collar worker

relating to  those who work in an office


White-collar workers are evaluated based on performance.


to take time off

to stop working for a short time


Taking time off is one of the best ways to re-engage your mind and make yourself more productive.


to take unpaid leave

if you take leave you stay away from work usually because of holiday or illness, without getting paid


Can he  afford to take unpaid leave?


sick leave

Paid absence from work specifically to recover from illness.


Sick leave is usually 1- 1 1/2 days per month.


Word Formation





work > noun >> When getting home from work, the first thing you tell your partner is the best thing that happened that day

to work > verb >> Work on it in the morning before your workday.

working > adjective >> What is the most effective way to enhance working memory?

promotion > noun >> Promotions in Army are to higher ranks and not to a different organisation.

to get promoted > verb >> Helping your manager get promoted is useless.



Their average basic  pay is approximately 300 pounds per month.

to pay


People do pay for quality.





Are astronauts well paid?



A 2012 NASSCOM survey reveals that 83% of Indian engineering graduates are unfit for employment.



To get a sense of the cause of unemployment, it helps to understand excess capacity.




The best employees are multipliers who make others more productive, and next are the adders (workhorses).



My  employers, the University of Bristol, own the intellectual property rights for this article.

to employ


I explained again : about my job description , custom and practice and my right to do the work for which I was  employed .




There are lots of ways to describe being self-employed and it will totally depend on the person that you’re speaking to.



I was unemployed for almost a year after graduating.



Sales and earnings are two different things.

to earn


What is the best career advice for a software developer to earn higher total compensation?



Colonel Spratt highlighted the importance of the qualification for people planning a career in marketing.

to qualify


Like student nurses, there are no jobs for them when they  qualify.




The English Department employs well qualified and experienced tutors and as a result, has always enjoyed a high success rate in examination results.

Subscribe To Weekly IELTS Update Newsletter

Subscribe To Weekly IELTS Update Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This
%d bloggers like this: