Recent IELTS Cue Card Topics

Recent IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card Questions: (2015- 2016)

Describe a book that had a major influence on you.

You should say:
  • what the book was
  • how you first heard of the book
  • what is the main story of the book

and why it plays such an important role in your life.

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Describe a website you often browse.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • how long have you been using it
  • detailed information about the website

and explain why you often browse this website.

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Describe a subject taught in your school.

You Should Say:

  • what the subject was and who taught it
  • how the teacher taught it
  • What you learned from the class

and explain how this subject helped you.

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Describe a foreign country you have never been to.

You should say:

  • where the country is
  • when you will go there
  • why you would like to go there

and explain why this is a good country to visit.

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A speech that somebody delivered and you heard.

You should say:

  • who gave the speech
  • what the speech was about
  • whether it impressed you or not

and explain why did you like / dislike the speech.

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Describe an important decision/ choice that you made in your life.

You should say:

  •     what the decision/choice was
  •     when you took this decision
  •     What the results of the decision was and whether it was a good choice.

and explain why it was an important decision or choice for you.

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Describe someone you know who is a good cook.

You should say:

  •  who this person is
  •  how you know him or her
  • what kinds of foods s/he cooks

and explain why this person is good at cooking.

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Describe something useful you learned from a member of your family.

You Should Say:

  • what you learned.
  • how this became useful later in your life
  • have you taught it to someone

and explain why it was important for you.

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Describe a stressful day at school/ university/ work.

You should say:

  • how the day started
  • how things went wrong
  • who the people involved were

and explain why it was a stressful day.

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Talk about a pet that you or someone you know once had.

You should say:

  • what kind of animal it was
  • what kind of care it needed
  • what you liked/ disliked about it

and explain why this is a popular type of pet.

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Describe an occasion or event when you were congratulated.

You should say:

  • what was the occasion
  • when was it
  • who congratulated you and why

and explain how did this make you feel.

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Describe a nation (not your own) that you know well.

You should say:

  • which nation it is
  • what and how you learned about this nation.
  • why  you are interested about this nation

and explain what you like most about it.

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Describe an outdoor activity that you did for the first time.

You should say:

  • what you did
  • where and when you did it
  • how you felt about it later

and say if you would recommend this activity to your friends.

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Describe a building / structure with architectural interest.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • what is the historical significance of it
  • why should we preserve it

and describe the building / structure in details.

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Describe the job/ career you have or hope to have.

You should say:

  • what the job is
  • what is involves
  • why you would chose it

and explain why you are interested in this job.

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Describe a competition / contest you have entered.

You should say:

  • when the competition took place
  • what you had to do
  • describe the competition

and explain how you felt about participating in the competition/ contest.

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Describe a piece of modern technology you own.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what you use it for
  •  how long you have owned it

And explain why it is important for you.

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Describe a situation when you were late.

You should say:

  • what was the event you were late for
  • what was the reason that you were late
  • how did you feel about it

and explain how you handled the situation.

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Talk about a part of your city that is changing.

You should say:

  • where is it
  • how is it changing
  • why is it changing

and explain how you feel about this change.

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Talk about a job that helps making the world a better place.

You should say:

  • what job is it
  • how you learned about it
  • why do you think it helps so much

and explain why do you think it can make the world a better place.

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Describe a good quality you admire in your friend.

You should say:

  • what quality it is
  • how this is a good quality
  • how do you feel about it

and explain why you like this quality.

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Talk about a dish you know how to cook.

You should say:

  • what the ingredients are
  • where you learned it
  • how to cook it

and tell if this is an easy dish to cook or not.

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Describe your favourite place to eat out.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • what kind of food is served
  • what the décor is like

And say what kind of people you think would enjoy that restaurant/ cafe, and why.

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Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time.

You should say:

  • what the object is
  • where it came from
  • how long it has been in your family

and explain why your family has kept it.

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Describe an interesting conversation you had with someone you did not know.

You should say:

  • who the person was
  • where the conversation took place
  • what you talked about

and explain why you found the conversation interesting.

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A famous person you would like to meet.

You should say:

  • who is he/ she
  • why do you want to meet him/ her
  • why he is famous

and explain what would you do if you meet him/ her.

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Describe an important email you have received.

You should say:

  • who sent it to you.
  • when you got it.
  • what was it about

and explain why this email was important to you.

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Describe an interesting advertisement you watched on TV.

You should say:

  • what was it
  • when you watched it
  • what was it about

and explain why it was interesting.

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Describe something special that you saved money to buy.

You should say:

  • what was it
  • why you bought is
  • how long you saved money to buy it

and explain why it was important to you to buy it.

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Talk about something that you purchased and had not used much.

You should say:

  • what it was
  • where you bought it from
  • why you bought it

and explain why you didn’t use it that much.

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Describe a thing that has become a fashion or a matter of status nowadays.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • why people use it
  • do you have it

and explain what influences it has on people nowadays.

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Describe a historical event that you find interesting.

You should say:

  • when it took place
  • what historic connection it has
  • how it impacted the history

and explain why you find it interesting.

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Describe a TV or radio presenter.

You should say:

  • who is s/he
  • what programme s/he presents
  • how he presents the program

and explain why you like / dislike him/ her.

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+3 # IELTS Mentor 2016-08-29 06:46
Dear Vishwa, We are glad to hear that. Best of luck.
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0 # UJ 2016-08-29 07:32
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