Cue Card Sample

A facility you would like to have in your neighbourhood - Cue Card # 833

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

[The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand over to you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.]

Describe a facility (like a park, hospital, shopping mall, sports centre etc.) that you would like to have in your neighbourhood.

You should say:

  • what facility it is
  • what could be done to make it happen
  • how people in your neighbourhood would benefit from it

and explain why you feel this facility is important for your neighbourhood.

[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.]

[Examiner: All right? Remember you have one to two minutes for this, so don't worry if I stop you. I'll tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now, please?]

Model Answer 1:

I live in an old but large neighbourhood, in one corner of an old city, which has a rather huge population. Therefore, it is fair to assume that the facilities that our neighbourhood has are either old and outdated, or they are just not enough to meet the demand of such a huge population, especially, when it comes to providing quality medical treatment or patient care.

In other words, we could certainly use a public hospital in our neighbourhood. Of course, there already is a community clinic in it, but unfortunately, it is a small clinic with a rather limited number of beds, and it is very close to some of the busiest streets of our neighbourhood where deafening noise is a very common thing. So, essentially, a patient there in that clinic would most likely end up getting even sicker after going there!!

Of course, residents of our community took some initiatives in this regard in the past to convince our city authority, but those initiatives failed, partly due to the fact that the residents in our neighbourhood failed to allocate any suitable piece of land or place, away from the noise or crowds, where a hospital could actually be built. Besides, budget is also an issue here since our city authority just doesn’t have the kind of budget or money which would be enough to build a facility, as important as a hospital.

So, I guess, once we have a suitable piece of land and enough budget to build and maintain that hospital, I am pretty sure that the residents of our neighbourhood would be able to receive better treatment facilities, right in their own backyard, so to speak. 

Anyway, having this hospital in our neighbourhood is very important because it would benefit the residents of our neighbourhood in many ways. For example, they would feel more at ease, mentally, knowing that they are going to receive proper treatments quickly when feeling sick. Besides, it would also help them save money since they won’t have to travel a long distance to receive better medical treatments, in another town.

Sample Answer 2:

I believe that having facilities in the neighbourhood that caters to the needs of everyone is an essential part of a healthy and vibrant community. In this regard, our locality is missing a nice park. I also think that a park that allows children to play, and adults to walk and do some exercise while providing a green space to relax and socialize is an ideal facility that every neighbourhood should have.

What facility it is:
So, the facility I would like to have in my neighbourhood is a park that has a playground for kids, walking trails for adults, and benches for people to sit and relax. The park would also have an open green space where people could gather for picnics or outdoor events.

What could be done to make it happen: 
To make this park a reality, the community could come together to raise funds or petition the local government to allocate funds to create the park. The neighbourhood could also volunteer to help with the planning and development of the park by contributing ideas or helping with the construction.

How people in your neighbourhood would benefit from it:
The benefits of having a park in the neighbourhood are numerous - I believe. If we have a park, our children would have a safe and fun place to play, which would promote physical activity and help with socialisation skills. And, adults would have a place to exercise, relax, and enjoy nature. The park would also provide a space for community events, which would bring neighbours together and create a sense of belonging.

And explain why you feel this facility is important for your neighbourhood:
Having a park in the neighbourhood is important because it promotes physical activity, mental health, and community engagement. It is a place where people can come together, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The park would also be an investment in the neighbourhood, increasing property values and attracting new residents. In a sense, a park is a facility that would benefit the entire community and is an essential part of any healthy neighbourhood. So, we need one badly.

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