IELTS Cue Card 103 - Describe a club or association you have organised or involved in
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a club or association you have organised or are involved in.
You should say:
what type of club or association it is
what is your involvement there
what you do for it
and explain why it is important to you.
[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 1:
In the past, I have become a “member” of different clubs, but it never occurred to me that I would also need to be a “club organizer” at a small town because nobody there really cared to understand the “importance” of having a club for whatever reasons that might be.
It was about 10 years ago when my father was transferred to a small town in my country because of professional reasons. By the way, it was indeed a very small town (more like a “countryside”), with only a few thousand of people living there, which had nothing except a few “streets”, a dozen of different kinds of shops/outlets, and a few large office buildings. The town luckily also had a “junior” college, which I attended for a couple of years, as long as I lived there. But, what really bothered me that the town didn’t exactly have any facilities for “recreation” or “cultural activities”. So, I took upon the challenge myself to organize a local “sports club” for young people.
But, it wasn’t really easy because nobody initially wanted to cooperate with me to find a suitable location for the club and the funds to run it. So, I decided to talk to the “local city counselor” and sought for his help. And, it worked like “magic” as soon, we didn’t just get a “sports club” but also at least a dozen of enthusiastic college student members. I didn’t just stop at “organizing” the sports club, but I also actively took part in different kinds of social/cultural activities, such as a musical concert or organizing a monthly picnic.
The club was important to me because it allowed me to connect with the local residents there at a social level. Besides, it also allowed me to remain fit and healthy, both mentally and physically, by taking part in different kinds of physical, social and cultural activities, organized by the sports club. Finally, it also taught me great people/communication skills and team-building skills which later proved out to be very helpful to build a stronger resume/CV for a better career opportunity.
Model Answer 2:
Besides my study, I am an active member of the "Youth Knowledge Club" in my locality and I do actively participate in different programmes they organise. I would like to thank you for allowing me the time to talk about it.
This is basically a club that encourages people to read books. It also actively take part in various 'social welfare' related activities. The members pay only a small amount of fees and the rest of the money comes from a large NGO. The members attend the club every Sunday, from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, and discuss different social, environmental and personal issues. Some cultural activities are also held on and these are mainly conducted by us. The members of our club enjoy the advantage of taking books to home, and they also contribute to the betterment of the local youths, their education, and moreover, social and cultural aspects in our locality.
I am a member of this club for the last 5 years and because of that, I have access to a very rich library they have. I bring books home every week and because of my involvement with the club, I have been able to read books by many writers. This has definitely helped me learn new things and enhance my knowledge. Apart from that, I take part in some cultural and social activities they organise which I find interesting and exciting. In several occasions, we have distributed books to poor children for free, stood beside victims of natural disasters and cleaned the locality. I had been able to be a part of many noble works because of my active participation with this club.
Most of us want to help people who are in need but sometimes it is not possible to reach them alone. Being involved in a club that mainly focuses on aid for people is a great way of helping others. That's why my involvement with this club is very important to me.
Sample Answer 3:
When I was in high school, I organised a club with some of my friends and neighbours. As I recall, we named it as NAVIGATOR. We organised this club with the aim to collect donations for the flood/cyclone/earthquake victims in our country. This was actually aimed to help people and the club was a charitable organisation. Apart from that, we established a night school for the street children and a library for the club members as part of this club.
I was actually a founding member of the club and we had to work hard for a long to establish the club. Making it a helpful organisation for the people took a great deal of effort. To my surprise, this club and its activities were reported very positively in a local newspaper. I did so many things back then including donation collection, member authorization, teaching at the night school, conducting meetings and so on. I extremely enjoyed being a part of a noble cause. Though I am no longer an active member of this club, I still feel very passionately about it. It's so great to see that something that was my brainchild has grown considerably.
It's a club where I got involved in from the very beginning of its inception. Over time, it became actually a part of my life. This club gave me the opportunity to do something good for the poor and suffering people. I felt great by contributing to this noble cause and this club brought me this opportunity.
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