IELTS Cue Card Sample 44 - Describe a child you know

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

Describe a child you know.

You should say:

  • who the child is
  • how you know him/her
  • how you act with the child or behave with him/her

and explain why you like/dislike this child.

Follow-up Questions:

  • Describe your childhood.
  • What are the responsibilities of parents to help the children grow up properly?


Model Answer 1:
Time flies really fast, and it becomes very apparent when we see some children growing up in front of our very eyes, even though, it feels like they were born only some weeks or months ago. Robin Jr. also seems to be one of those children who just like to grow fast.

Anyway, I can still vividly remember the day when my close friend, Robin, had got married about 7 years ago or so. A little over a year later, my friend and his wife became the lucky parents of their first child, Robin Jr.  So, I guess that it is fair to suggest that I know this child from the day he came into this world.

Of course, I didn’t exactly become too attached to this child from the beginning, obviously, because he was just a bit too “little” for my liking or attention, I must say. In fact, if anything, I actually tried to avoid getting close to that little baby boy even though my friend and his wife tried to build some kind of “uncle-nephew” connection between the baby and me. But, as he grew up a little and learned to make some eye contacts, I started to like the child.

Since then, my relationship with the little 4-year-old child has been everything except dull and boring. Now, Robin Jr. and I seldom spend a day without meeting each other and enjoying either some ice cream together or having him a bicycle race with me while I am also pretending to be running with him. The 4-year-old loving but smart child also invites me to his place to watch some funny cartoons with him these days which I also pretend to enjoy a lot.   

Anyway, I like this child because he seems to be very happy always. In fact, I have seldom seen him making a sad face or getting mad over anything. I also like this precious child because he can be satisfied with as little as a promise to buy him some chocolate next time if you can’t buy him any now.


Sample Answer 2:
My grandfather had been the father of six children and later on when they became parents, the family grew up quite large. In our joint family, there are several children and among them, the youngest boy of my elder sister is the one I'd like to talk about. He is 4-5 years old and is my most favourite nephew. His name is Abraham and I call him Nir. I still remember the day he came to this world and I chose to name him Abraham. He lives with his parents in a different city and they visit us almost 3-4 times each year.

From his childhood, he was very cute and adorable. I loved him very much and because of my affection towards him, he became very fond of me. I usually see him with an interval of 3/4 months and each time I get the feeling that he has grown up more.

We often play hide-and-seek and cricket together with other people and kids. He loves to listen to the ghost stories, adventurous stories and fairy stories. While their stay at our home, he stays with me at night and I tell him bedtime stories. We often go to walk in the field, go to open places like parks, near the river and forest. He likes ice-cream and I buy him chips, ice-creams and chocolates. He loves sweets and hates to eat any pungent food. I often cuddle him, make fun with him and play with him.

My affection and love for him are very profound and I love to spend time with him whenever possible.


Tips for answering this cue card topic:

This cue card asks you to talk about a child whom you know. So this child can be someone from your family, a neighbouring child, a child of your relative or can be even your own kid 9 if you have one!). If this is a kid from your family, it is expected that you know his/ her name so mention his/her name and if this child from your neighbour mention who the parents are how you know about them.

  • To give the identity of the kids and to give details mention the following points:
  • His/ her name.
  • Parents' names & relationship with you.
  • How old the kid is.
  • How s/he looks.
  • How he interacts with you.
  • How you treat him/her.
  • How often you see and interact with him/her.
  • How you feel about this kid.
  • What you do with this kid.

If you talk about a kid who is less than 2 years old, there would be very little to talk about him/her. Try to talk about a child of 5-7 years old and thus you would be able to give details about him/her, how s/he interacts with you, how you treat him/ her etc.

If you can talk about this topic, you should be able to talk about the following cue card topics as well:

1. Describe someone in your family.
2. Describe someone you really like.
3. Describe someone you often play with.
4. Describe a kid you know.
5. Talk about a neighbouring child you know.
6. Describe a child you really love to spend time with.
7. Describe one of your relatives.

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