Cue Card Sample

A place where you like to study- Cue Card # 666

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

Describe a place where you like to study (either indoor or outdoor).

You should say:

  • where it is
  • when you study there
  • what you study there

and explain why you like to study there.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:

Do I like to study indoor or outdoor? Well, that depends on what I am studying, and how difficult is the reading materials. But, if I am asked to pick one, I would certainly go with “indoor”, which means either it has to be in a room or a library. This time, I will go with a library – a public library that is where I like to study often.

My favourite public library is not really very far from where I live. Conveniently located at the centre of my home town, it is only about 10 minutes drive from my home if riding in a car. Being considered as one of the largest libraries in my country with a huge – I mean really “huge”- collection of books, you can pretty much read anything and everything there. But, for me, it is all about research works, as a post-graduate student, for my chemistry thesis paper. I go there to study mostly during the evening times since it is a lot less crowded during that period.

I like to study in our public library mainly because I get to study a lot of materials there when I am really in a “mood”.  But, when I become a bit exhausted after studying chemistry and its formulas, I can easily read other kinds of materials whether it is a newspaper or journal. I can even watch some educational movies! I like to study there also because it offers a great research environment with almost no distraction to deal with. In fact, the library has a separate research corner for research students like us.

Finally, I go to study there also because I become a bit more motivated and inspired after seeing so many students studying around me. So, I guess it is fair to say that my library is very much like a trusted study partner which is always there for me when I need it.

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