IELTS Cue Card Sample 239 - Describe your favourite way to communicate someone

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

Describe your favourite way to communicate someone.

You should say:

  • what way it is
  • how you use it to communicate with others
  • for how long you have been using this method

and explain why you prefer to use this way to communicate with others.


Model Answer 1:

In today’s world, many of our tasks have been made easy, courtesy to the modern technological innovations and inventions, and communication is certainly one of them. Of course, different people use different modes of communication, but as far as I am concerned, my favourite way to communicate someone is always a phone.

And it always has been a phone since the time I started to learn about how to use a phone. But, unlike now, the phone, I used to communicate in the past, was a land phone which was not always accessible to me. And the reason for this was that, unlike today, using a phone to communicate with others in the past was a bit more on the expensive side. So, basically, I would need to seek permission from my parents before using that land phone to communicate with my friends and relatives. But, that was all when I still was a boy, and I didn’t have any mobile or smartphone. Now that I have my smartphone (and before having a smartphone, I used to own a nice, little regular mobile phone), I can use it to communicate with the others at will whether they are living inside the country or outside of it.

By the way, just so we are all on the same page when I say that my favourite way to communicate with others is a phone, I mean to say that I like to talk over the phone (as in making a voice call) as opposed to using text SMS or voice mails. Anyway, I have been using this method of communication for the last 20 years or so.

Now, why I prefer this particular method of communication? Well, my answer would be that it is just so easy, convenient and cheap. Besides, when I use a phone and voice call to communicate with others, I feel like I am in more control of the narratives of the message which I really want to communicate with the others. Finally, I prefer it also because I just like to talk a bit more than the others.


Sample Answer 2:

We usually communicate with others in several ways and these communication ways differ based on the person we are communicating and our convenience of communication devices. For instance, we usually communicate via email with our clients and co-workers while we prefer using a mobile phone to communicate with our friends of family members.

My favourite way of communication is calling someone on their mobile phone. This is mostly because, it is cheaper, easy to use, easily accessible, movable, easily fit in the bags and pockets, could be used for using the internet and other necessary applications, cheaper call rate and offer effective communication.

I have a personal mobile phone and when someone calls me, I can see the information of the caller and receive the phone using the touch or tap in a button. After the conversation is done, I just need to put the phone in the pocket. This is as simple as that. Whenever I want to call someone, I just need to dial his/ her number and after s/he receives the call, the connection is on. Besides the calling, someone can easily send and receive texts on the phones which also serve a good way of communicating others. I own a cell phone for more than 10 years and I find it very convenient for communication on personal and official matters.

There are several reasons why I prefer this way of communication. First of all, it is easy to carry and we can take it wherever we go. The calling rates are very cheap nowadays and we can refill the credit of our cell phones very easily. Calling locally and internationally both are supported and hence I prefer to have it as my primary way of communication. Phone calls reach the recipient instantly unlike mail and email and this is why this is a very efficient way of communication when we need to reach someone urgently.

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