Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 133 - A change you would like in your life

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

Describe a change you would like to make or happen in your life.

You should say:

  • what type of change it is
  • when you want this change to take place
  • how easy or difficult you think this might be

and explain why you would like this change to happen in your life.


Model Answer 1:
I must say that I am not an ideal person, as in a role model, whom people like to follow. In fact, there are so many things in my life, I need to change or wish to change, that I don’t even know where to start. But, to start with, it would be great if I could change myself to be a bit more proactive person.

Well, yes, I am not shy to admit that I am a bit lazy person. Well, on second thought, I am perhaps more than just a “little bit” of a lazy person, and I want to get rid of this "lazy me" as soon as possible. Let me give you some examples of how lazy can I really become sometimes, especially, when I become a bit too busy and occupied with my job. For example, I don’t change my bed sheets or wash them for weeks if not months. Sometimes, when I feel exhausted, I don’t even care to change my clothes or shocks before going to bed when I come too late from work. And, I don’t even want to talk about how I “bother” my family members at home to do the little things for me, obviously, because I feel a bit lethargic to do them.  

So, I really want to change this dull aspect of my life, but I know that it isn’t going to be easy at all since I have been like this since my early high school days. In fact, my grandparents spoiled me since the days they moved with me and my parents. They loved me so much that they wouldn’t even let me pour a glass of water myself, lest I would become too “tired” of working!

So, I would like to make this change because it is actually preventing me from enjoying a lot of things in my life because I am too lethargic to go out and explore the world. I would make this change also because people around me sometimes have a rather “negative” view of me, which can be equally embarrassing and frustrating sometimes.


Sample Answer 2:
In the near future, I would like to get admitted to a reputed foreign university and complete my post-graduation course there. After that, I would get involved in a research-based job, and after working for a few years, I would return to my country. This would be a big change for me, which I wish would take place sooner than later, as I am currently working in a local company where I do not have any prospect of getting involved in research-based work.

The whole change would take quite a few years, and hence, I want to start it right from the next year. The first stage of it is to get admitted to a reputed foreign university. I am planning one of the top universities in the UK or Canada. Hopefully, I will do that in a couple of months.

This is not going to be easy as it requires hard work, money, determination and a bit of luck. But I am positive that if I work hard and follow the required steps, it would not be very tough for me.

I want to get involved in an area or sector of employment in our country where I would be able to contribute greatly. And to contribute to such a sector, I would require the experience of working in a research-based job. In my opinion, studying in a foreign country and then working in research projects would give me a good insight into that sector. Besides, that would be a great opportunity for me to get to know about different cultures and learn many new things that would be helpful for me to contribute to my job and country.


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:
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