Cue Card Sample

Describe an art exhibition you have visited - Cue Card # 753

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

Describe an art exhibition you have visited.

You should say:

  • where it was
  • what type of art exhibition it was
  • when you went there

and explain how much you enjoyed being there. 

[Instruction: 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:

Every winter, a series of art exhibitions takes place at some of the art galleries in my city. But, I never really felt the urge to visit one, probably because all of them were located quite a faraway from where I live. However, that changed when I, along with a couple of friends of mine, visited an exhibition about two years ago. I will tell you here how it really went.

Now, please don’t really assume that I am into art, just because I went to an art exhibition, as the truth is I hardly understand even the very basics of any art works. Now, naturally, you are probably wondering as to why I even bothered to go there then. Well, the answer is, I was actually “bribed” (an expensive dinner at a very upper-class restaurant in my town) to go there, and the bribe was offered by none other than my “philosopher” friend, who also happens to enjoy arts.

By the way, it was a private art gallery that displayed different kinds of paintings from some of the most popular but “late” artists of my country. Therefore, based on different kinds of art works (actually only “paintings”) displayed at that art gallery, it is fair to assume that it was some kind of “collective art exhibition”. By the way, I am not too sure if there was a particular theme of that exhibition, but from what I could see and understand, the subject matter of most of the paintings there was related to the “industrial revolution” of my country from a couple of hundred years ago.

In the end, I can’t really say that I actually enjoyed that art exhibition very much, simply because I am never into art, nor do I have the intellect or talent to understand great art works. However, the only fun I had there, that I could think of, was when one of my friends introduced me as a “painting expert” to one of his lady friends.

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