Cue Card Sample

An interesting lesson/course that you attended - Cue Card # 770

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

Describe an interesting lesson/course that you attended.

You should say:

  • where you attended this lesson/course
  • when you attended this lesson/course
  • what it was about

and explain why you found it interesting.

[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 1:

Well, when I was a university student, I was lucky to have attended quite a few interesting lessons. Back then, of course, I didn’t really make much of these lessons. But, as time progressed, I realized that many of those lessons were not only interesting but also very much relevant to the way we behave or act in one way or another.

I attended the lesson, the one I want to talk about, during the second year of my university studies about 4 years ago from now. This particular lesson was delivered by my new psychology teacher in his psychology class, of course. By the way, up until then, psychology very much was a boring subject to me, not only because it involved a lot of reading, but also was being taught by a rather “boring” teacher. 

But, things got really interesting when a new teacher arrived and started to deliver the lessons, especially, when he started to talk about how the human brain really functions. And it is during one of these lessons, I came to understand how complex of an organ a human brain really is, and how it controls each and every aspect of our thoughts, actions and behaviours! Things got even more interesting when he showed us a video of an unimaginably massive and complex transmission of electrochemical signals through our brain cells, and this massively complex function is accomplished by a body organ that doesn’t weigh more than 3 pounds!   

Anyway, the lesson was fascinating to me mainly for two reasons: the first reason is that this particular lesson taught me there is indeed a “God”,  and without his divine intervention, such a unique and massively complex system called “brain” would just never function. The second reason is that the lesson taught me that a completely new kind of science – much more advanced science that is - needed to explain even a fraction of what our brains can really do. In the end, I can only say that I am really glad to have attended that lesson.

Sample Answer 2:

As soon as I looked at this topic, I could think of several courses that I enjoyed in recent years. But I finally decided to talk about the one that was a bit different than others and which was thoroughly fascinating. Here, I would like to talk about this course. By the way, the course was on Digital Marketing and SEO.

Where you attended this lesson/course:
I attended this course at a reputed local training centre near my house. It was a two-month course, and it took place thrice a week in the afternoon. The course started at 2 pm and lasted for three hours, finishing at 5 pm.

When you attended this lesson/course:
I joined this course exactly one year and three months ago. I was inspired to start this course because one of my classmates took the same course and started working part-time in a Digital Marketing company in my city. The course took me two months and a week to finish.

What it was about: 
The course was about different aspects and techniques of "Digital Marketing & SEO". It was designed for beginners who wanted to learn the basics of SEO and digital marketing. The course covered various aspects of digital marketing, including SEO, PPC, social media marketing, content marketing, email marketing, and mobile marketing. The course was delivered by a few professional digital marketers who had several years of experience in the industry.

And explain why you found it interesting:
I found this course interesting for several reasons. First, I had a keen interest in digital marketing and SEO, but I didn't have any prior knowledge or experience in this field. This course was an excellent opportunity for me to learn the basics of digital marketing and SEO. Secondly, the course was very well structured and organized, and the instructors were knowledgeable and engaging. After attending the course, I took another online course which was for advanced learners. I am proud to say that I have worked on many projects as a Digital Marketing Expert for at least dozens of clients from different online marketplaces.

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