IELTS Cue Card Sample 174 - Describe an activity you like doing

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

Describe an activity you like doing.

You should say:

  • what activity it is
  • who you do it with
  • how you do it and how often

and explain why you enjoy doing this activity.


Model Answer 1:
I like to remain active, both physically and mentally, by enjoying different kinds of activities. Such activities may include spending time with all of my friends (and trust me, I have plenty of them) to enjoying some video games all by myself, and any other activities in between. But, today, I would like to talk about an activity which is little unique in a sense that not too many people do that.

The name of this activity, I would like to call, is “video recording” – video recording of different kinds of interesting and unique TV programmes when I don’t have anything else to do. In fact, I have been enjoying this activity for more than 7/8 years since the time I started my career as a Media Communication Specialist at one of the leading advertising firms in my country.

By the way, one of the things, which I have to do as a Media Communication Specialist, is to understand and explain the visual effects of different kinds of TV programmes, especially, the programmes like drama, serials and advertisements. In other words, I needed to watch a lot a TV sometimes for professional purpose. But, as I kept doing that, I suddenly figured out that TV programmes change in their costumes and styles in the course of time, even though, they air basically the same kind of programmes with the same kinds of substances and messages. And that’s when I also figured out that these changes, which both can be very subtle and visible, could be preserved as some great source of reference and information about the fashion and styles of a certain period of time or age.   

Anyway, I enjoy doing this activity because it allows me to compare the different kinds of communication styles and the qualities of different kinds of TV programmes through the prism of time. It also allows me to recall some of the good memories of the past that are associated with watching a certain kind of programmes. I think that more people should take this activity as one of their favourite pass time activity.


Sample Answer 2: 
With the job, study and other responsibilities I have a busy schedule in my daily life and over the number of activities I had got limited. Yet, I maintain some of the activities I really enjoy. One such activity is hanging out with friends during my day-offs. We often meet at a place in the evening and enjoy our time. Sometimes we meet at a public place like a park or a field and sometimes we go to watch the theatre. 

I mostly do it with my close friends and we have 4-5 such friends who meet each other on our day-offs. I enjoy spending times with my friends as they are my long time friends and have a good understanding. I enjoy the topic we discuss or even the chit-chat we have in our conversation. As all of us got busy over time, we can’t meet very often and our meeting on our day-offs helps us maintaining our social gathering and friendship. We often plan to go to worth watching theatrical performance and movies and enjoy our time. 

This is indeed a good activity, at least to me, as I value their friendship and enjoy their company. Good friends are like treasures in life as I have often found their help in times of distress and need. Thus the activity I have allows me to spend some quality times, get their updates, discuss on topics that I learn things from and allow me doing some activities that otherwise would not have been possible.   


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