IELTS Cue Card Sample 118 - Describe a project you worked on in your school/college or office

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

Describe a project you worked on in your school/college or office.

You should say:

  •  what the project was
  •  who else was involved in it
  •  how long it took to be completed

and explain what you learned from this project.


Model Answer 1:

During my high school years, I wasn’t exactly very much fond of working on a project.  But, I just didn’t have any other options back then except working on those projects, in order to get some good grades, and I would like to talk about one of those projects today.

Anyway, the project, I want to talk about, was creating an advertising campaign to sell a product in my 10th grade.  Of course, the product could be anything from a popular snack item to an expensive electronic device. Luckily, I was allowed to work with a few other classmates of mine, otherwise, it would have been really difficult for me to finish the project on my own.

We were supposed to finish the project within two weeks, and I thought that it was a reasonable amount of time to do so. But, when we actually started to work on the projects, it took us about a few days just to argue and come up with the idea of a suitable product. Anyway, we eventually decided that we would create an advertisement campaign for selling “lemon juice”. So, we all started to find information on the health benefits of the lemon. We even kept the lemon juices at different temperatures to discover its true taste. In fact, we felt that the more information we have about the lemon juice, the easier it would get for us to create an effective advertising campaign. Finally, once we decided what particular taste of the lemon juice we would try to highlight in our advertising campaign, it didn’t take us more than 10 days to finish creating the campaign.

Anyway, I learned a number of things from working on this project. The first lesson was that we all would need to work hard to listen to our legitimate arguments, even if they sound very illogical, in order to keep a team spirit alive. Secondly, I also learned that communication skill of a person, or how he/she chooses to play with our words, can have a tremendous impact on how we are regarded to other people around us.


Sample Answer 2:

I have worked on several projects both in my school and in my office and out of those, I would like to talk about an electronic project that I worked on in my college level. It was a physics project in our final terms and we had 3 team members. We were asked to create 2 radio devices that would be able to clearly communicate within the 300-metre range.

Our physics teacher Mr Newphen gave us the talks and I worked on this project with two other classmates from my college. The teacher gave us 15 days time but after 10 days passed, we noticed that more than half of the task was pending and we extended the time. The work took around 22 days for us to complete and show the demo.

We had to create two radio devices that would basically similar to the devices the traffic controlling officers usages. But our device would have a shorter range and would work within 300 metres. Another objective was for us to make such two devices with a very minimal cost.

We had to work hard to make it work. I learned many things from this project like, how to work on a major project with a team, how to reduce the interferences of radio frequency, how to build quality equipment in low budget, how to fine-tune a project and many other things that later became handy for my university and office projects.


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card Topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card Topics as well:

  1. Describe a group study or project you did in your university.
  2. Describe an assignment you completed recently.
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