IELTS Cue Card # 145 - Describe a useful website you have visited and liked

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

Describe a useful website you have visited and liked.

You should say:

  • what type of website it is/was
  • how you found this website
  • what the website contains

and explain why it is/was useful to you.


Model Answer 1:
I hardly know or meet people who don’t like food. In fact, the idea of trying different kinds of food from different cultures and countries has become so popular among some people around the world that they don’t mind spending a lot of their time and money to learn about them. In fact, I also do the same, but I do it mostly by visiting some great cooking and food-related websites. Today, I would like to talk about one such website that I visit from time to time and find really useful.

The address of this website is As the name suggests, it is a food-related website, and I found about it a few years ago when I was searching for some unique food recipes online, which I could use to cook some good dishes within a short period of time.

By the way, sometimes I just get bored of eating the same kind of food, so I look for new recipes so that my mother could try them sometimes to prepare some new but delicious meals.

The website contains recipes and food ideas pretty much from all over the world. The contents on the website are so unique and appealing that it would be almost impossible for someone to leave the website without having an urge to cook them sometimes on their own.  Besides, the images and videos of different food dishes on this website are simply outstanding. In fact, just by looking at these pictures on this website or watching a video, one would automatically feel the urge to go into a kitchen even if he/she never liked cooking in the past. The website also contains all kinds of information as to what kinds of food is perfect for any possible occasions, a person could ever think of.

I find this website useful, mainly because it allows me to change my taste in foods without running to an expensive restaurant. Besides, it allows me and my family to surprise our friends and relatives by serving them some unique dishes, when they expect them in the least, which makes me so happy.


Sample Answer 2:
I use the internet almost every day, and if I make a list of useful websites that I like, the list would be pretty long. For this topic, I would like to talk about website that I find very beneficial. is the most visited website in the world as well as the best search engine we have. It helps people search for anything they want. It brings websites, videos, news, images, and information for the searched keywords. The results are relevant and one gets enough information he/she is looking for from this website which mainly fetches information from all around the internet.

I have first used this website in 2000 when I read an article in a computer magazine about this search engine. Nowadays, this website has become so popular that a 5 years kid from any part of the world knows about Google.

This website basically contains a search input box, different searching options like video search, image search, web search, advanced search options, some copyright and help links, and search buttons. Since this website brings results from the World Wide Web, after we search for something, the results are shown on this website. This has become a very popular search engine because the result it shows serves the searchers' purpose pretty well.  

For more than two decades, I have been using this website to search for the information I need. It can find search results virtually for anything someone searches. For me, this website is a great place to find information, references, academic books, story, news, websites and anything I wanted to know and find. This website is the gateway to other websites for me.

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 website you often visit.
2.    Describe your most favourite website.
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4.    Describe a social networking website.

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Good essay.