IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a school you have studied in.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • how long have you studied there
  • what it looks like

and explain what was the most attractive aspect of this school.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
Saint Partick High School is one of the largest schools in the Kingsly area and this is perhaps the best school in the entire town. I spent almost six years there and have had some wonderful memories. I would like to thank you for this excellent cue card topic.

Located at the Eastern corner of the city map, Saint Patrick High School offers young students quality education and one of the best views in town from its premises. It was established almost a hundred years ago on a land more than 30 acres. The then mayor, Mr Abel, finished establishing the metro rail system a few years ago and that has made the communication to and from the school very convenient.

I got admitted to this school when I was around twelve years old. I studied in this school till I finished my high school diploma and will never forget my time there. I must admit I enjoyed my high days thoroughly and thanks to the great masters who worked really hard for us.

The school was really big and the buildings were mostly two-storied and large enough. During my time, we had around three thousand students. The spectacular gardens and immaculately maintained yards, traditionally structured red and white buildings and large open space make it look like more of a museum than a school.

I loved so many things in my school. I relished the rich collection of books the school library had, the large and green playground where I used to play every evening, the scenic beauty of it and so on. But the most attractive aspect of the school was the excellent teachers who used to teach us. The institution could not have been the best one without the dedication and hard work they have put in. I still remember how our teachers had been our mentor, leader and coach on the one hand, and yet friendly on the other hand. During my six years studentship in that alma mater, I have learned a lot and the credit goes to the teachers who had been so inspiring for us.

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