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:

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 about 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: first one, of course, is, 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.

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