Cue Card Sample

Describe your favourite toy in your childhood - Cue Card # 839

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 your favourite toy in your childhood.

You should say:

  • what it was
  • who gave it to you
  • how often you played with it in your childhood

and explain why it was your favourite toy in your childhood.

[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:

Childhood memories are always special, and I think toys play an important role in shaping those memories. One of my favourite toys during my childhood was a small red car, and I am so glad that I've been given the opportunity to talk about this special toy for this excellent topic. I would like to thank you for that.

What it was:
The toy was a small red car that could be operated by winding it up. It had a sleek design with shiny wheels, and it could move quickly on any surface. The car was made of metal and had a clear glass front, which gave it a very realistic look. This was a car that I never wanted to lose and kept literally near my heart!

Who gave it to you:
My father gave me this toy when I was around six years old. He saw how much I loved playing with cars and knew I would cherish it.

How often you played with it in your childhood:
I played with this toy car every day after school and on weekends. It was my favourite toy and I would take it everywhere with me. I would make different tracks and roads on the floor and race it around the house.

And explain why it was your favourite toy in your childhood:
There were several reasons why this toy car was my favourite. Firstly, it was a gift from my father on my sixth birthday, which made it very special to me. Secondly, I loved playing with cars and this one was the best one I had. Moreover, the design and quality of the toy were very impressive, and it could perform well on any surface. Finally, it provided me with endless hours of entertainment and allowed me to use my imagination to create different scenarios and stories. It was not just a toy, but it was a source of joy, creativity, and inspiration for me.

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