Cue Card Sample

Describe someone who enjoys outdoor activities - Cue Card # 680

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

Describe someone you know who enjoys outdoor activities.

You should say:

  • who the person is
  • what outdoor activities he/she does
  • how often he/she does outdoor activities

and explain why you think he/she enjoys outdoor activities.

[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:

I think that we all know a person or two within our friend or family circle who doesn't like to stay home because he or she loves outdoor activities too much. Of course, the opposite could be true as well. But, today, I would like to talk about one such person, my cousin actually, who likes to enjoy outdoors in a rather unusual manner.

Visiting the bedroom of John for the first time would give anybody the impression that it is a “mini weather lab” with all kinds of household weather measurement instruments, such as barometer (an instrument that measures the atmospheric pressure), hygrometer (a device that measures the humidity in the air) and “Rain Gauge” (a device that is used to measure the amount of rain) and other instruments, laying either on the floor or tables or hanging on the walls. You will also find different kinds of weather charts, prepared by my self-declared “meteorologist” cousin, hanging on the walls.

So, what all these have to do with the outdoor activities of John?  Well, the answer is, he likes to get out and check how the changes in the daily weather affect the trees, lakes, soil and grass, among other elements of mother nature. And to do so, he spends hours, walking and travelling to different natural sites, to come up with his own “hypothesis” as far as the effects of weather changes are concerned. So, how often does he take on these outdoor “activities”? Well, let’s just say that he is as “unpredictable” as the “weather” itself.

I think that my cousin genuinely enjoys his outdoor activities because they allow him to interact with Mother Nature in different states at different times and seasons. Besides, these outdoor activities keep him rather busy on an intellectual level when there is nothing constructive to do. Finally, I think that he truly enjoys them because these activities allow him to contribute on the daily local newspapers from time to time in order to let others know about his own ideas on the changes of the climate as a whole.

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