IELTS Cue Card Sample 226 - Describe a hobby that one of your friends has

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

Describe a hobby that one of your friends has.

You should say:

  • what hobby it is
  • which friend of yours has this hobby
  • what this friend does for it

and explain whether this is a good or bad hobby in your opinion.


Model Answer 1:
I have many friends who have different kinds of hobbies. Of course, it all depends on their moods, circumstances, trends as well as the weather. However, today I would like to talk about one of those friends of mine who likes to enjoy cycling whenever he gets time. The friend, I am talking about here, is one of my childhood friends from my high school.

My friend, Ryan, wasn’t really a very active person like the other boys of his age when he was attending high school. In fact, when we were enjoying playing football or badminton with other friends of mine, Ryan would sit on the sideline and enjoy our game. In other words, he was more of a spectator than a participant of the game.

But, everything changed, if I remember it correctly, when he got a bicycle as a gift from one of his uncles. By the way, the gift was given to Ryan because of finishing his junior college with a top grade, and also because of getting admission at one of the prestigious colleges of my country. Since then, Ryan actually became addicted to cycling whenever he would manage some extra time outside of his studies. Sometimes, he would even refuse to hang out with us because he would want to spend time cleaning his bicycle and checking its parts in order to make sure that his bicycle was in good shape. Anyway, Ryan would love to ride his bicycle anytime or any season, but he would love it even more during the summertime. 

In my humble opinion, I think that it is a good hobby because it keeps Ryan physically active, especially, when he doesn’t like any other physical activities. Besides, this particular hobby also allows him to become close to the mother nature in the outdoor in order to feel more lively instead of just sitting at home idle. Finally, I think that this hobby also gives my friend a boost in his confidence to socialize with others, a good habit he lacks.


Sample Answer 2:
Many of my friends have hobbies that they particularly enjoy and some of those hobbies are very common while some of them are very interesting. One of my friends, whose name is (...say a name...), collects autographs of famous people and this is in my opinion, is an interesting hobby. This friend is nurturing this hobby for more than 15 years and he has a good collection of autographs of many famous personalities of our country as well as some internationally renowned persons.

In my early childhood, we were surprised to notice that he has great courage and patience to go near a famous person even in tight security and finally taking this person's autograph. We sometimes enjoyed it and sometimes we found ourself surprised by the amount of effort and passion he could put on it. Later on, we thought that it is an adolescence passion would go away with time. But surprisingly he still has this same hobby and a few months back when he showed me his collection of autographs, I was simply speechless. He has a collection of more than 2000 autographs in his diary, books and in other places including many world-renowned writers, politicians, actors, players and other famous people.

I value his passion and inspiration for collecting the autograph and that's why I possess positive thinking about this hobby of my friend. Having some kind of activity and passion is always positive and this helps us learning many new things and experiencing many new things which otherwise would not have been possible. So I would opine that this is a good hobby and I am proud of my friend for his hobby and great collection.  


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