Cue Card Sample

Describe something you can make by yourself - Cue Card # 696

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

Describe something you can make by yourself.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how you make it
  • how often you make it

and explain how you feel about making it yourself.

[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 1:
I am not exactly known to be a very “resourceful” person even on my best days. Besides, it is not like I have practised any art or craft a lot. However, when I was growing up as a child, I had a habit of playing with lumbers (wooden pieces), and that’s when I learned to make some wooden frames and toys. Surprisingly, I even made a few nice toys back then, and sometimes I still do it.

Now, please don’t think that I made a lot of toys as a child or when I was growing up, but it was just a little secret hobby of mine, which I used to enjoy from time to time in my solitude. I still enjoy doing it but can hardly manage time to do it these days. I would say I invest just a couple of hours doing it each month on an average

Anyway, one doesn’t really have to have the intellect or smartness of a rocket scientist to make some toys because all one would need is some solid wood pieces, a good knife, some perfect size nails and some screws. We could also use a “mini saw” and a screwdriver but I would suggest being a bit more careful when using a “saw”.

Of course, I also need to know how much wood and what kind of hardware are needed to do a certain type of toy. Once I can guess that, I start crafting the perfect size templates by either cutting the wood pieces or connecting them with each other by using the nails and screws. Now, as for trimming the wood pieces, anyone can do it either before completing the toys or after it. But, as for me, I trim all the wood pieces before using them to make my toys. This toy-making thing can take a while, but I like it.

I would say, I feel really great about making it myself. In fact, it is very fulfilling and confidence-boosting to see the results of my own work. Besides, I also like the fact that I can actually relax and forget about my worries when doing these little things all by myself by becoming a bit creative.


Model Answer 2:
One of my favourite creative outlets is making artwork and paintings, a passion that I inherited from my mother, who has a hidden talent in art. Engaging in this artistic endeavour allows me to express myself creatively and immerse myself in a world of colour, imagination, and self-expression. I am so delighted to be able to talk about it here and thank you very much for the opportunity.

The artworks and paintings that I create encompass a diverse range of subjects, styles, and mediums, including acrylic paints, watercolours, charcoal sketches, and mixed-media compositions. From vibrant landscapes and abstract designs to intricate portraits and still-life arrangements, each piece reflects my unique artistic vision and creative sensibilities.

The process of creating artwork typically begins with a burst of inspiration or a visual concept that sparks my imagination. Armed with a blank canvas or sheet of paper, I set out to translate my ideas into tangible forms, starting with rough sketches and outlines before gradually layering colours, textures, and details to bring the composition to life.

As someone who is deeply passionate about art, I find myself immersed in the creative process on a regular basis. Whether it's dedicating a few hours to paint in my room during the weekends or stealing moments of inspiration to sketch and doodle in my notebook during the week, creating artwork has become an integral part of my daily life and a source of joy and fulfilment.

Engaging in the process of making artwork fills me with a profound sense of joy, satisfaction, and fulfilment. There is something incredibly rewarding about seeing my ideas take shape on canvas or paper, witnessing the transformation of colours and shapes into meaningful compositions, and channelling my emotions and experiences into tangible forms of expression. Moreover, the act of creating art provides me with a therapeutic escape from the stresses and challenges of everyday life, allowing me to immerse myself fully in the present moment and tap into a deeper sense of creativity and self-discovery. 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 4.00 (5 Votes)