Cue Card Sample

Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school - Cue Card # 786

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

Describe a subject you enjoyed studying at school.

You should say:

  • what subject it was
  • what class you were then
  • how interesting it was

and explain why you enjoyed studying this subject at school.

[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:

I am not sure how many of us have actually enjoyed studying geography in our high schools, but I surely did. In fact, I enjoyed it a lot more than other subjects, and today here, I am going to talk about how interesting the subject really was, or why I really enjoyed it so much.

Now, I don’t need to introduce the geography subject since we all know what it is all about. But, just for the purpose of reference, geography is a field of science that is exclusively devoted to the studies of the earth, lands and its features, inhabitants and the different kinds of phenomena of our planet Earth. 

Of course, I was already fascinated by the geography of the world after learning about it in a children’s book – a book which was given to me as a gift by my grandfather when I was only 5 years old - before I even started going to my school. So, when I started studying this subject in 7th grade, I knew that I was going to enjoy it even further. Besides, the teacher, who was teaching this subject, knew perfectly well how to make this subject interesting to young boys like me with his touches of humour and wits. However, the subject became even more interesting when my teacher very nicely explained that all places and spaces have a history behind them – a history which is full of many interesting stories and adventures.

Anyway, I enjoyed this subject in high school because I found it really fascinating on multiple levels: the first one, of course is that it doesn’t only look at the physical structure of the planet, but also the social structure, as in how we affect our environment, and in turn, how it affects us. Secondly, it taught us to think more intelligently about complicated and controversial issues like global warming, human migration and food security. Finally, I also learned that geography helps us find many of the natural resources, which are used to build our civilization today, easily.


Model Answer 2:

In school, we are taught different subjects, and every student has their own preferences. Some enjoy studying math, while others enjoy studying history or language. For me, one of the most fascinating subjects was biology, which I studied in my high school years. I am so excited to be able to talk about it here.

What subject it was:
The subject was biology, which was a part of my science class.

What class you were then:
I was in my 11th grade when I studied biology.

How interesting it was:
Biology is the study of living organisms and their functions. We learned about the various life processes, such as respiration, digestion, and excretion, which made the class very interesting. Additionally, we studied the different types of plants and animals, their habitats, and their interrelationships. We also learned about genetics and evolution, which are fascinating topics that explain how species have evolved over time.

And explain why you enjoyed studying this subject at school:
The subject matter of biology always intrigued me, and I enjoyed learning about the intricacies of living organisms. Biology gave me an understanding of how life functions on a cellular level, and I found it to be a fascinating subject. Our teacher also made the class enjoyable by providing hands-on activities, group discussions, and conducting field trips to zoos and botanical gardens. I found it fascinating to observe different organisms and learn about their unique features.

In short, I can say that studying biology in high school was an amazing experience for me and I enjoyed it so much.

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