Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 132 - A course/training session you would like to do

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

Describe a course/training session you would like to do if you have time.

You should say:

  • what kind of course/training session it would be
  • where you would do this course/training session
  • what benefits this course/training session might bring to you

and explain why you would do this course/training session if you have free time.


Model Answer 1:
I am certainly not a “health freak”, but I have some genuine interest in what we eat, and how our eating behaviour affects our overall health and moods. The issue becomes even more important when we see so many different kinds of food and snacks are flooded into our markets with very little or no nutritional value.

And, it is from this concern that I would like to take a course on improving nutrition and health if I ever have time in the future. This interesting course would cover the aspects of biology, chemistry, and even physics to some extent, along with, of course, gaining important insights into healthier eating, in order to teach us about six nutrients, called carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals, that are needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes. 

This course would also help me understand how to read food labels, choose healthier food, hydrate appropriately, and how to become more informed about the choices we make for the food we eat without spending too much time or money or running to a doctor.  This course would also investigate how information about healthy eating differs around the world. By the way, one can take this course from any local health institute or university. People can take this course also from online these days.

Well, I want to complete this course because there are a number of benefits to taking this course. It will allow us to consider the relationships between food and feelings and alternative routes to offer help and support to those who need it. This nutrition-related course would also teach me how food, nutrients and health science can be used for medicinal and therapeutic effects – to prevent illness, like obesity, malnutrition and over-nutrition (yes, there is such a thing called “over-nutrition”) – especially after learning so much conflicting information about our food habits and diets.  Finally, I want to take this course also because it would allow me to become a registered fitness professional in the future if I ever want to build a career in this sector.


Sample Answer 2: 
If I get some free time, I would like to take a professional computer graphics designing course. The course combines the theoretical aspects of graphics designing with hands-on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator training. Both pieces of software are widely used for image editing and graphics designing, and I would like to learn them so that I can become a good graphics and website designer. 

I would like to get admitted to (...say an institution's name...) who offers a professional course on graphics and web designing. They are well-known for designing great course outlines, and also have professional webs and graphics designers who take classes. They often boast about teaching the course participants accurately and effectively. Since I have offices/classes till the evening, I would like to enrol in the evening course that starts after 7:00 pm. The course fee is reasonable and I would have the option to pay the fees in 3-4 instalments, and that would be very convenient for me. 

This should not be a very difficult course for me as I already have some experience in computing and graphics designing. But I will have to concentrate on the course and learn a lot of new things. This course would last for 6 months, and that's why I will have to adjust my time during this 6 months period. Another important thing a course participant needs to do is practice a lot. Since this is a creative course, and the teachers would show us how to do something, we will have to work hard to improve our skills and creativity. 

Well, this course would be helpful for me to do better in my career. Graphics design is required for many jobs and knowing it would be a great advantage for me. Besides, If I can become a prominent graphics designer, I would be able to work for clients from different countries as a freelancer besides my day job.  


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