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IELTS Cue Card # 177 - Describe something you often do in the evening

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

Describe something you often do in the evening.

You should say:

  • what you do
  • why you do it
  • who you usually do it with

and explain why you enjoy doing it often in the evening.


Model Answer 1:
The "evening" is a rather precious time for me. In fact, it is in short supply in my schedule, mainly because I spend most of my evening times at work. But, still, whenever I get a free evening, I try to enjoy it to the fullest, either by watching some TV with my family or going out with some friends at a coffee shop.

But, if I compare watching TV with hitting a coffee shop, I would say that I enjoy watching TV more often in the evening than hitting a coffee shop. I think that everybody knows that TV these days airs a lot of interesting kinds of programmes throughout the whole day and night, especially, if someone has satellite or cable televisions. All one needs to do is to find the programmes of his or her choice, which are aired at a time, when the person is not occupied with any other things or tasks and just keep watching them until he or she gets tired.

I am not sure about other homes, but my TV offers me the opportunity to try more than 100 TV channels to find my favourite programmes. By the way, the programmes, I enjoy watching, are mostly funny and comedy types unless, of course, there are some serious types of educational programmes which involve some invention or discovery in space or some other unknown planets.  By the way, I like to watch TV with all of my family members while also joking with them and enjoying some of our favourite snacks or drinks at the same time.

So, why do I enjoy doing it often in the evening? Well, I guess I enjoy watching TV as often as I can during the evening because it helps me unwind greatly after spending a long and eventful day at my work. I like to do it often also because it allows me to spend some quality time with my family members, which help us all build a stronger bond and loving relationship among ourselves. Finally, I like to do it, mostly in the evening, also because some of the TV programmes are very educational that stimulate my brain, unlike any other things.


Model Answer 2:
I work in a private company where I have to work from 8 am to 5 pm, and most of my evenings are spent on my way back home. Sometimes the traffic is bad and I have to be in the car in the evening time and after I reach home the night falls. I used to walk or play in the evening or visit my friends during my university years but the current works at the office and schedule do not permit me to do any particular activity in the evening. However, I have two days off in a week and those two days are different than the rest of the days and in the evening I go out walking or running as part of refreshment and exercise. 

So walking and running in the evening is the activity I often do and usually, I do it alone. I wear running trousers and sneakers which are comfortable for running and put on my headphone so that I can enjoy the music while walking.

I start right from my home and usually go to open places or parks to walk or run. There is no particular place where I go but mostly I go to one of the nearby parks which are surrounded by natural scenes. I found some other people come to do the exercise and to run in the park. I have two major reasons for this evening activity: first, it is a good exercise and second, it is refreshing. I enjoy this evening walking and running and think it is a good thing for me.


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