IELTS Cue Card Sample 196 - Speak about a special toy you had in your childhood

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

Speak about a special toy you had in your childhood.

You should say:

  • what it was
  • who gave it to you
  • what it looked like

and explain why it was a special toy for you.

Possible Answer:
I remember having many toys in my childhood and in different stages of my childhood I preferred different toys. But among them, the digital art board was a very special one to me and I played with this special toy for more than 3-4 years as I recall.

This was a gift from my father on occasion of my 5th or 6th birthday. It looked like a white board which was approximately 14x10 inch in dimension. The screen was white and there were 5-6 buttons to operate the digital art board. A digital pen or stylus type pen was attached to it for painting. This stylus could be placed at the right side of the board. The board was similar to a middle size notebook and was light weight.  

I had a fascination about the toy when I first saw it at a superstore. I asked the salesman what the price was and how this can be used. He described that I can draw pictures on this board, edit them, save them and reopen the saved pictures anytime I like. There was a built-in memory and the user can store up to 10 thousand drawing. The colour and pen tool makes the painting easy. He also told that there are some premade design and template that would help the user to draw a picture. He then added 'though this would cost a bit high, it is the digital version of the painting brush, canvas and colours'. At that time I was around 5-6 years old and the toy really mesmerised me. I had a hidden desire to own it one day. I dreamed to art and save so many arts and painting and save them for long. Since I had a passion for painting, I thought the toy would be a perfect one for me. I told my father about my fascination of this toy and a few days later he gave this toy as my birthday gift. I was so happy to have it.

This toy was important to me because I have longed for it and that was a special gift from my father. I remember playing with it till I was 10-11 years old and I have painted lots of things on it. As a kid that was a fascinating and exciting toy for me.


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1. Describe a special toy you got in your childhood.
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