Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 217 - Describe a group or a club you have ever joined

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

Describe a group or a club you have ever joined.

You should say:

  •  what type of group or club it is/was
  •  when you joined the group or club
  •  where the group or club members met

and explain why you enjoyed being part of the group or club.

Model Answer 1:
From my childhood, especially from my early high school days, I had a habit of getting involved with different clubs or organizations, such as sports clubs, debate club and social activities clubs. However, while I liked joining any kinds of clubs, that allowed me to remain physically and mentally active, I preferred the “social activity” club a bit more than others.

Anyway, I joined the social activity club when I was in high school about 10 years ago. Initially, when I joined the club, there weren’t too many members with us, but as time progressed, more and more students showed their interests in joining our club after watching our activities. By the way, it was me who actually took the initiative to form the club and took permission from my school authority to use an unused room to run the activities of our club, and we used to sit there almost every day to discuss and plan our activities, which included collecting data and information about the elderly citizens of our neighbourhoods, keeping the ponds and lakes as clean as possible and visiting different hospitals and clinics to know if any patients needed any medicine or blood.  

We also used to collect old clothing items and shoes in advance in order to provide them to the poor and needy during extreme cold. On top of that, we also used to organize picnics in our respective areas and invite people from the less privileged segment of our society so that they could also enjoy some good food every once in a while.

To be honest, I thoroughly enjoyed being part of this social activity club, primarily because it allowed me to spend some quality time with my friends. Besides, joining the club also allowed me to learn different kinds of things by communicating with different kinds of people from all walks of life, professions and backgrounds. Finally, I just loved joining this club because it helped me remain physically and mentally active while giving me much-needed confidence in getting things done in an effective and professional manner. All in all, I am glad that I formed and joined the club.

Sample Answer 2:
A  few years ago, I joined a group, whose members share a common interest very passionately - reading books. This group has encouraged us to read books by famous authors of different eras. The name of the group was ‘Let's Enlighten’ and it was a non-profit organisation that had a good collection of books from around the world. It also encouraged us to share our own books so that others can read them too.

I joined the group when I was a college student and was living in my hometown. It would be around 9 years ago and I was around 16 years old then. There were more than 80 members in this group and we used to meet at the group’s library complex. There were several rooms and a large library and we used to gather there once a week in the evening.

I enjoyed being a member of this group because if offered the opportunity to meet interesting and talented people who loved to read books. They liked to share their experience, recommendations, and interesting insights on different books and authors. We even met some famous authors who were very bright and creative people who had an uncanny style of telling stories. Because of my membership in this club, I could take books to my home from their library and that helped me read many books that I believe I would not have read otherwise. Moreover, many senior members explained the writing styles of famous writers and the main themes of many books which encouraged me to read them and explore the work of an era or author. I still feel that I was lucky to be a part of this group.


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