IELTS Cue Card Sample 215 - Describe a law which you like

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

Describe a law which you like.

You should say:

  • what the law is
  • how this law is useful
  • how you feel about this law

and explain why you like this law.


Model Answer 1:
Having laws allows us to protect our rights and safety in society. So, it is absolutely important that we don’t only have laws but also abide by them at every step to make sure that we don’t abuse each other and take unfair advantages of the poor and weak ones. Today, I would like to talk about one such law which I really like.

This law is called the “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007”. This legislation was enacted in 2007, initiated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to provide more effective provision for maintenance and welfare of parents and senior citizens.

The law makes it a legal obligation for sons and daughters, and heirs to provide maintenance to senior citizens and parents, by proving a monthly allowance. I feel that this is a very timely initiative and law because it provides a simple, speedy and inexpensive mechanism for the protection of life and property of the older persons, regardless of their gender, religion, race and ethnicity. Besides, this law makes it mandatory for the children, grandchildren and other relatives to take care of maintaining the elderly citizens by applying to the courts. However, the great thing about this law is that after being passed by the parliament of India received the assent of President of India on December 29, 2007, and was published in the Gazette of India on December 31, 2007,  many states in India have already implemented the act.    

Anyway, I like this law because it allows our senior citizens to feel both mentally and financially secured, at a time when they are not able to do anything productive, not only for their society but also for themselves. Besides, the law also goes a long way to repay back some of the contributions of our elderly citizens who have worked tirelessly for their entire life in order to benefit our society and country.  All in all, I think that it is a great law to prove the fact that we live in a civilized society who take care of each other.

Sample Answer 2:
The law that prevents child labour is the one I really appreciate and like. The law regarding child labour prevents employers from engaging anyone below 18 years old to be engaged in any work that possesses a threat to the child.

Though I am not an employer and do not face the situation where I need to decide whether I should involve a child to such work, I should not say if I abide by this law or not. Nevertheless, I fully support the law and would never violate it. If I am even remotely involved in abiding by this law, I would definitely obey this law.

I feel that this is an important law and everybody should abide by this law. Children are our next generation and their safety should be our priority. So we should never engage them in hazardous work and should make sure that they are getting the proper education. Though the government and the parents of those kids have a responsibility to nurture them and ensure their education, sometimes it is beyond their control and each of us should make sure that we are not violating this law.

I like this law because it prevents the greedy employers to engage the children in hazardous and dangerous works because of the low payment they need to pay these children. The children who should be at school and in the playground should not get involved in works that possess dangers to them. Since this law strictly prohibits the citizens from doing such a thing that ruin the children future, I really feel great respect for this law.


Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Q. What international law should be applied all over the world?

Q. Are policemen popular in your country?

Q. Who are more popular, the lawyers or the police?

Q. Why we should follow the rules strictly?

Q. What can be done to motivate people so that they abide by the rules and law?

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Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe a rule or law that you feel is important.
  2. Describe a law that you would introduce to make your city a better place.
  3. Describe a law that you think should be strictly implemented.
  4. Describe an important law in your country.
  5. Describe a rule or law that you follow strictly.
  6. Describe a recently introduced law in your country.   
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