Cue Card Sample

Describe a place you can go to learn something - Cue Card # 840

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 place where you can go to learn something.

You should say:

  • what place it is
  • how you know about this place
  • what kind of people go there and what they can learn

and explain why you like to go to this place.

[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:

Learning new things is always a valuable experience, and there are many places where we can gain knowledge. One place that I enjoy going to learn something new is the local library. It is a great resource for people of all ages and interests. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to let me talk about this place.

What place it is:
The place that I am talking about is the local library in my town. It is a public library that is easily accessible and provides a range of resources and services to the community. This is a big library with thousands of books, magazines, research papers, digital resources and so on. There are plenty of resources to learn from, and one just has to be curious to utilize this place.

How you know about this place: 
I first learned about the library when I was in elementary school, and our class went on a field trip there. The librarians gave us a tour, showed us how to use the different resources, and even read us a story. Since then, I have been a frequent visitor and user of the library.

What kind of people go there and what they can learn:
People of all ages and backgrounds go to the library. There are different sections and materials that cater to different interests and needs. For instance, children can learn to read and develop their language skills through children's books and programs, while teens and adults can explore a wide range of topics and genres in books, magazines, and digital resources. 

And explain why you like to go to this place:
I like going to the library because it is a peaceful and quiet environment that fosters learning and concentration. The resources and services are easily accessible. Moreover, the librarians are friendly and helpful, and they can assist patrons in finding the resources they need. Going to the library is not only a great way to gain knowledge, but it is also a fun and fulfilling experience.

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