IELTS Cue Card 607 - Describe a situation when someone suggested a clever solution

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

Describe a situation when someone suggested a clever solution.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • what the situation was
  • who suggested the solution

and say why you think it was a clever solution.

[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:
It may sound strange to many but I got a clever solution to reading books in last week. In fact, I love to read books and want to be with them always and everywhere – even in my toilet. So, do not be surprised with the matter.

I was wondering how to install a small bookshelf inside the toilet to keep books on them because the privy was unable to accommodate a moderate bookshelf. So, installing a small shelf centring the tissue holder was a smart idea actually. I installed some small wood pieces in the shape of a shelf. It has taken the shape of a small shelf where I place two or three books together at a time and replace them once exploring the is completed.  

Barbara suggested the solution to me. In fact, I shared my dilemma with her and she suggested to install a small shelf made with a couple of timber. She also helped me to make the shelf. In fact, it was so easy for me that I did not even think this could be beneficial to meet my purpose.

The solution to the problem was unconventional. I have never seen anyone practising such a weird thing before. And the idea came all of a sudden. But it was effective indeed. I have been using the shelf comfortably. Whenever I use the toilet at my home, I read a book and keep it there when I am done. It is helping to boost my reading habit to a great extent. So, considering all the facts, this is a clever solution to my problem of reading a book inside the lavatory.

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