RECENT IELTS IMPORTANT CUE CARDS
1.Talk about an own thing which would like to remove..
2.Something that helps you concentrates.
3.A visit you made using public transport.
4.Describe an outdoor sport that you haven’t done yet and would like to do in the future.
5.Talk about a magazine you read.
6.Something happened that made you happy.
7.Describe a famous athlete you know.
8.Describe something important that you lost in the past.
9.Describe something you learned in a place or from someone.
10.Describe the time when someone took a good photograph of you.
11.Describe an old friend in your childhood
12.A street market in your city.
13.Something that helps you concentrate.
14.A visit you made using public transport.
15.Describe an outdoor sport that you haven’t done yet and would like to do in the future.
16.Talk about a magazine you read.
17.Describe a party, you attended or joined
18.Describe an old friend in your childhood.
19.DESCRIBE A TALKATIVE PERSON.
20.Describe your first Mobile Phone
21.TALK ABOUT A MATH SKILL THAT YOU LEARNED IN YOUR PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
22.A competition you would like to take part in.
23.Talk about something you would like to get replaced.
24.Describe a website you visit often or A website you liked most
25.Compare Man-made Beauty v/s Natural Beauty
26.Something you did not want to learn earlier, but now you want to
27.An animal you like the most
28.DESCRIBE A PLACE PEOPLE GO TO LISTEN MUSIC
29.Talk about a wish that you couldn’t accomplish for a long time
30.Describe a shop that has opened in your hometown
31.Talk about a statue or a painting or a work of art
32.Describe a piece of good news that you received
33.Describe a kind of foreign food you have had
34.Describe a person who has apologized to you
35.Describe an occasion when you needed to arrive early
36.Describe something you would like to do if you were given a day off
37.A book you would like to read again or An exciting book you read
38.Talk about a TV series you liked most
39.Talk about a company or business around your city which employs a lot of people
40.Describe a useful thing that you once borrowed from your friend
41.Describe a situation you were not allowed to use your cell phone
42.Describe an interesting conversation with someone you didn’t know
43.Describe a special meal you would like to eat
44.Talk about an occasion you had a cake that was special
45.Describe a dream you have had
46.Describe some local news that people in your locality are interested in
47.Describe a time when you are very busy
48.Describe a language other than English that you would like to learn
49.Describe a leisure facility you would like to have in your hometown
50.Talk about your favorite movie
51.Describe a garden you visited regularly during your young age
52.Describe a time when you felt happy that you used your cell phone
53.Talk about an achievement you are proud of.
54.Talk about an experience of teaching something to someone
55.Talk about a natural disaster in your area
56.Talk about a thing wanted for a long time, but have not done
57.Talk about a thing you just bought and you are happy about
58.Talk about an important event which you celebrated
59.Talk about a special day which was not that expensive or on which you didn’t have to spend a lot of money
60.Talk about a toy you liked in your childhood
61.An activity that you found boring
62.What would be your perfect holiday or vacation look like?
63.Describe a development in your country like a shopping center, park
64.Describe a sports person that you admire
65.Talk about a traditional product of your country that you bought
66.Describe a long car journey you went on
67.Describe a program or app on your computer or phone
68.Talk about an unusual meal
69.Describe an occasion when visitors came to your home
70.What is your idea of a perfect home?
71.Describe a time when you saved money for something
72.A place you want to visit with your friends
73.Talk about your First Mobile Phone
74.Describe something important that you lost in the past
75.Describe A street market in your city
76.Describe a popular person
77.A visit you made using public transport
78.A piece of clothing that you like to wear on a special occasion
IELTS Cue Cards
- A recreational center that could be started in your town
- A day that cost you nothing (think of activities that are free to do)
- Something you bought recently that made you very happy
- An activity for health living
- A, interesting school subject
- A difficult decision
- A car journey
- A country you would like to work or live in
- A historical event
- A exciting book
- A good parent
- A good service from a shop or company
- Furniture you like
- A useful device (not a computer)
- Traditional clothing in your country
- A public place you visited
- An interesting foreign person
- A time when you helped an old person
- A time you taught someone something
- An unusual meal
- A school rule you didn’t like
- A season you enjoy
- A facility you would like to have in your town
- A time you saved money
- An occasion a visitor came to your house
- A popular person you know
- A time someone took a nice photo of you (see model answer link below)
- An area of water in your country (lake, river etc)
- A perfect holiday
- A traditional product of your country
- A toy from your childhood
- A time you had to be polite
- A good story you have been told
- A time you were glad you had your mobile phone
- An important letter
- Your biggest achievement
- A time you went out with friends
- A TV show
- A recent development in the place where you live
- A successful business person
- A special occasion in your life
Speaking Part 1 Common Topics List
- Daily routine
- Family & Friends
- Going Out
- Leisure time
- Neighbours & Neighbourhood
You should prepare ideas and practice answering these questions.
What do you study?
Where do you study that?
Why did you choose that subject?
Is it a popular subject in your country?
Do you like that subject?
Do you get on with your colleagues?
What was your first day like?
What are the main aspects of your subject?
If you had the chance, would you change subject?
Do you plan to get a job in the same field as your subject?
Where is your hometown?
Do you like your hometown?
Do you often visit your hometown?
What is your hometown like?
What is the oldest place in your hometown?
What is there for a foreigner to do or see in your hometown?
How could your hometown be improved?
Has your hometown changed much since you were a child?
Is there good public transportation in your hometown?
Do you think your hometown is a good place to bring up children?
Where is your home?
Do you live in a house or a flat?
Who do you live with?
Are there many rooms in your home?
What is your favourite room?
How are the walls decorated?
What would you change about your home?
Do you plan to live there in the future?
What facilities are there near your home?
What is your neighbourhood like?
Do most people live in houses in your country?
Are clothes important to you?
What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
Do you ever wear the traditional clothes of your country?
Where do you usually buy your clothes?
Have you ever worn a uniform?
Do most people in your country follow fashion?
Do you often use a computer?
How do you usually get online?
Do you prefer desktops or laptops?
What do you use your computer for?
Do you think it is important to learn how to use a computer?
When do you usually get up in the morning?
Do you usually have the same routine every day?
What is your daily routine?
Do you ever change your routine?
Is your routine the same today as it was when you were a child?
Do you think it is important to have a daily routine?
Do you often use a dictionary?
What do you use dictionaries for?
What kinds of dictionaries do you think are most useful?
Do you think dictionaries are useful for learning a language?
What kind of information can you find in a dictionary?
What do you often do in the evenings?
Do you do the same thing every evening?
Do you prefer to spend your evenings with family or friends?
Do you ever work or study in the evenings?
What is a popular activity for young people in your country in the evenings?
Do you do the same thing in the evenings as you did when you were a child?
Family & Friends
Do you spend much time with your family?
Who are you closest to in your family?
Do you prefer spending time with your family or friends?
Who is your best friend?
Are you still friends with people from your childhood?
Is family important in your country?
What’s your favorite food?
Have you always liked the same food?
Is there any food you dislike?
What is a common meal in your country?
Do you have a healthy diet?
What do you think of fast food?
Do you often go out in the evenings?
What do you like to do when you go out?
Do you prefer going out on your own or with friends?
How often do you go out in a week?
Where do most young people like to go out in your country?
Are you a happy person?
What usually makes you happy?
Does the weather ever affect how you feel?
What makes you feel unhappy?
Do you think people in your country are generally happy people?
Do you have a hobby?
What equipment do you need for it?
Do you think hobbies should be shared with other people?
Did you have a hobby as a child?
What hobbies are popular in your country?
Why do you think people have hobbies?
How often do you go online?
What do you use the internet for?
How do you get online?
Do you have your own computer?
What’s your favourite website?
Do you think children should be allowed unsupervised access to the internet?
What is your favourite leisure activity?
What did you enjoy doing in your free time as a child?
Do you prefer to spend your free time with other people or alone?
What is a common leisure activity in your country?
Do most people in your country get two days off a week?
Do you think leisure time is important?
Do you like music?
What’s your favourite type of music?
Can you sing?
Did you learn music at school?
If you could learn a musical instrument, what would it be?
Do you think music is important ?
How do you usually get your news?
Do you often read the newspapers?
What kind of news do you usually follow?
How do most people get the news in your country?
Do you think international news is important?
Do you often read?
What is your favourite kind of book to read?
Do you often read newspapers?
Do you have any e-books?
What books did you read as a child?
Do you think it is important to encourage children to read?
Do you like shopping?
What’s your favourite shop?
Do you prefer shopping alone or with others?
What kinds of shops are there where you live?
Have you ever bought anything online?
Do you think men and women have different opinions about shopping?
Do you like sport?
What’s your favourite sport?
Do you often watch sport on TV?
Did you play sport as a child?
What is the most popular sport in your country?
How do most people in your country keep fit?
Do you often watch TV?
What sorts of things do you watch on TV?
What is your favourite TV program?
Do you ever watch foreign programs or films?
What did you watch on TV when you were a child?
Do you think children should watch TV?
How did you get here today?
What is your favourite mode of transport?
Do you ever use public transport?
Do you like the transport system in your country?
What is the difference between taking a bus and taking a train?
What’s the weather like today?
What’s your favourite weather?
Do you like the weather in your country?
Is the weather the same in all parts of your country?
Does the weather ever affect the way you feel?
Does the weather in your country ever affect transportation?
Topic 7: Describe an ideal house that you would like to live in.
Topic 8: Describe a method to save money.
Topic 5: Describe a personal important event that you celebrated.
Topic 6: Talk about a well-known businessman/woman in your country.
Topic 3: Talk about an unusual food you have eaten abroad.
Topic 4: Describe an activity you do for your health or fitness.
Topic 1: Describe a river, lake or sea which you like.
Topic 2: Describe a useful website you have visited.
Topic 1: Describe your favourite photograph.
Topic 2: Describe someone in your family who you really admire.
Topic 3: Describe a teacher from your past that you remember.
Topic 4: Describe your holidays.
Topic 5: Talk about a city you visited and which had impressed you.
Topic 6: Describe a friend that you really like to spend time with.
Topic 7: Describe a child you know.
Topic 8: Describe a friend that you really like to spend time with.
Topic 9: Describe a historical place that you know about.
Topic 10: Describe something you own which is very important to you.
Topic 11: Describe an important event in your life.
Topic 12: Describe a magazine that you often read.
Topic 13: Describe a person who accidentally became your friend.
Topic 14: Describe a foreign country you have never been to.
Topic 15: Describe a time you waited for someone/something (special to happen)
Topic 16: Talk about a punctual person you know.
Topic 17: Talk about an equipment of your household
Topic 18: Describe a film or a TV program which has made a strong impression on you.
Topic 19: Describe a gift you have received that was important to you.
Topic 20: Describe a historical figure.
Topic 21: Describe a present which you were given and that you broken occasionally.
Topic 22: Describe a teacher from your past that you remember.
Topic 23: Describe a shop near where you live that you sometimes use.
Topic 24: Describe a child you know.
1. Describe someone in your family who you really admire.
You should say:
what relation this person is to you
what are your first memories of this person
how often you see this person.
and explain why you really admire this person.
Answer:- I’ve got a small family with only five members and all of us are very close to each other and we love each other very much. Among them, I love my mother more than anyone else in the whole world. I adore my mother for her caring, loving, adorable behaviours and wit. She is the person I can share everything with and that’s the reason I worship her so much. She is perky, charismatic, optimistic and the ray of sunshine in my life.
Possibly she was the first human I saw when I opened my eyes to this world. A relationship with a mother is divine and all of my childhood memories are either related to my mom or my school. I can still remember a day I was late to come back home after school and that’s because there was a ceremony at the school I did not know about. All of a certain I found that my mother was entering through the school gate to find me. I was so frightened that my mother would rebuke me for being late unnoticed and she must be mad at me. But to my best surprise, when my mother saw me, she had a warm smile on her face that I’ll never forget till my last breath on this earth. Then she hugged me and gave me a kiss. I felt then that I love my mother more than me. She attended the program at the school and afterwards we came back home together. She is kind in a unique way and yet proactive and in control. She loves cooking, decorating homes with innovative ideas, helping others and reading. She hates driving and liars, you know what I mean.
I spent my 19 years or so with my father and mother but I stay in a metropolitan city now for my education. Whenever I get a vacation, I meet my mother at my village home. On an average, I spend 2/3 months with my mother each year but I talk to her over the phone almost twice a day.
The reasons why I admire her are endless. She is caring, tender, she has got a big heart and she possesses a great love for everyone. She had been an ideal mother to raise 3 kids and making sure our education and moral values. She had made a lot of sacrifices all of her life and had never complained about anything to my best knowledge. She is the person who reminds me the power of love and affection.
Part 3: Follow-up Questions:
- What are the values of family in your country?
Q. How family bonding is necessary for happiness in life?
Q. What type of family do you like? Nuclear family or joint family?
Q. How family value and bonding have changed over the last decade?
2. Describe your favourite restaurant.
You should say:
- where it is
- what it looks like inside and outside
- what kinds of foods they serve
and explain what makes this restaurant so special to you and others.
Answer:- Thank you very much for giving me the chance to talk about my favourite restaurant. The name of my favourite restaurant is (say the name of the restaurant you are going to talk about) and it’s situated in the centre place of the city I am currently living in. Not only I like the spacious, serene environment, tasty menus that the restaurant serves, but I have lots of memories related to this restaurant. I remember that my parents celebrated some of my birthday parties there, our college friends arranged the get-together parties, one of my cousins’ marriage ceremony was celebrated there and similarly I attended lots of other parties at this very restaurant.
The restaurant has 3 floors and the sitting arrangement is quite nice. Paintings of famous artists have been hanging on the walls and the place is quite neat and clean. The interior decoration is charming and gorgeous feeling. The ground floor is spacious and can accommodate more than 50 cars’ parking. The front view of the restaurant is different as the place gives the impression of an urban garden.
The restaurant offers several dishes including exotic desserts, ice-creams and also offers a separate place for the kids to play and have fun. The prices are reasonable and the foods are served quickly as opposed to some other restaurants where you will have to wait for a long for your foods to appear on your table. The waiters and other staffs are friendly and welcoming. The restaurant offers Chinese, Italian, Indian, Thai, Pakistani and local menus that give you a wide range of options to pick from. The soft background music and instrumentals make the environment more enjoyable and soothing. The tables are not congested and people can chat over their personal topics without interruption. The long glass made windows offer the city view which makes the place worth visiting besides the delicious foods. The place must be a good place to be as I often found the foreign tourists visiting the restaurant. The authority lets the customers provide their feedbacks and comments on foods and the place and as I have noticed they take prompt action on a customer complaint.
In short, this is a really nice restaurant to go and enjoy the delicious meals.
Part 3:- Follow-up Questions:
- Which one is better: home-made foods or foods from a restaurant?
- What traditional foods do you have in your country?
- What are the tourist attractions in your city?
3. Describe a book that had a major influence on you.
- what the name of the book is & who the author is
- how you first heard of the book
- what the main story of the book is
and explain why it played such an important role in your life.
Whenever I get time, I try to read books and the ranges vary from profession related books, technical, religious, fiction, classic and contemporary books. The book I would like to describe is a novel called ‘Kane and Abel’ and is written by the famous British writer Jeffrey Archer. Sometimes I read book reviews on the internet and after reading 2/3 books by Jeffrey archer, I tried to get the list of all books by Jeffrey Archer. I found that most of the Jeffrey Archer fans have recommended the book ‘Kane & Abel’. Some people even commented that this is the best book ever written by the same author. I made my mind at this very moment to read this book. After one month or so, I bought the book from a bookstore and started reading it.
The book was first published in 1979 in the United Kingdom and in the USA in 1980. The book was the international success and reached No. 1 position on the New York Times best-selling book list. The storyline started with the birth of two infants named Kane and Abel in the year 1906. One of them was born to a life of prosperity and ease in the USA in a rich family while the other one to a world of hardship and struggle. On different sides of the Globes, they grew up: one shaped by a luxurious upbringing, fine schooling and history he read, the other one who lost his mother at the time of his birth and did not know who his father was, well tempered by war, slavery and history he was part of. The story telling of Jeffrey Archer is magical and enchanting. Most of his story simply mesmerises the readers and for Kane and Abel the attraction worked even more. Every page I turned tempted me to read further. Not for a single moment, I could have stopped thinking about the events and characters of the books and that had a major influence on me. The characters have their own charismatic powers and followed their own paths. One is gold, meritorious while the other one is steel and have forfeited the Dead himself. On their journey in life, they confront each other and became the ultimate adversary of each other. In their relentless battle, both men knew that there could be only one victor- and one vanquished.
Across three generations and around a rapidly changing world, their war rages unchecked, for the love of a dream, the loss of an empire, and the lure of a fortune. Kane became the owner of the largest bank in the USA while Abel came to the USA as a penniless emigrant after the World War I. With intelligence Kane started flourishing the banking business, while Abel made his fortune at last in Hotel business. The first time they confronted each other as a bank owner and a debtor. Though Kane wanted to help Abel regain his business by financing further, but could not do so because of the bank’s board members’ decision. After that, Abel considered Kane as his greatest enemy and sought to destroy Kane. As time passed both had to fight their own fates but the vendetta remained in their hearts. When both men finally grew older, their son and daughter fell in love and got married. They never agreed on the marriage because of their personal hatred of each other. Abel succeeded to buy the bank stocks of Kane’s Bank to hold the power to veto Kane. At the end of the story both confronted each other for the second and last time. After that Kane died and after his death, Abel learned that it was Kane who backed him financially to start his hotel business. The story was told like a magician and is a powerful portrait of a world and two men that a reader would never forget.
Part 3: Follow-up Questions:
- How often do you read books?
- How books can impact on a man’s life?
- Name some of the famous writers of your country?
- Have you ever thought about writing a book?
- How reading books is different from watching movies?
4. Describe a journey you went on.
You Should say:
- where you went
- why you went to this particular place
- what you did and with whom
and describe why you enjoyed your journey? Or, if not, why?
I like visiting famous places and whenever I get a vacation, I try to visit new places or places that I have heard about. One such trip that I took with one of my friends was a journey to Holland. I would like to talk about this tour to Holland that we took 2 years age.
Both of us (me and my friend) wanted to visit Holland and specifically Amsterdam, Hague and Rotterdam very much because we saw pictures and heard stories from friends about how beautiful and wonderful the place is. So finally we applied for the visa, bought plane tickets, booked a hotel, packed our bags and our trip began.
We spent a lot of time before our holiday, researching of all the interesting places to visit and all the sights to see. So we went to Rijks museum, Van Gogh museum, Amstell Beer museum, took a romantic sunset cruise in the water channels, drove to Volendam, a small prettiest fisherman village, visited a cheese farm. We went to Rotterdam, which is the architecture city of Holland that stimulates innovation. We enjoyed the architectures and building there as much as we did walking in the neat roads and besides the beaches. Visiting the famous Anne Frank house was an exciting moment for me. I’ve read the Anne Frank’s Diary in my early childhood and witnessing the place was very much exciting.
Every evening we took long walks along the channels, resting in small gardens, which Amsterdam has a lot of. Street artists were performing everywhere and a lot of people came to watch their show.
We enjoyed very much everything we did and especially in such a beautiful country. Having my friend by my side on this trip made it even more fun. Since we have never been to Holland, everything we saw and did seemed interesting and completely new to us. The people, their way of interpreting their culture attracted us very much. Before leaving the place, both of us agreed that the place is worth visiting and someday we would come back to re-explore it.
Part- 3. Follow-up Questions:
- What are the importances of travelling?
- What type of places do you recommend people to visit on vacation?
- What places do you want to visit in future? Why?
5. Describe a website you often browse.
You should say:
- what is it
- how long have you been using it
- give details information about the website
and explain why you often browse this website.
I have just a few minutes to tell you about a website I often browse. I will tell you what the website is, how long I’ve been using it, a bit about what is on it and why I visit it so often.
The website is the BBC news website. You can find it at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news but I just have it as a favourite on my toolbar. I am a complete BBC junkie! I visit the website several times a day if I can, and have been using it for as long as I can remember. Possibly for as long as the website has been in existence but definitely for the past ten years or more.
The BBC news website is massive. It contains rolling headlines of breaking news, and from the landing page, you can jump to sections on different types of news categories. For example, there are tabs for world news; health issues; environmental reports; education; sport; education and science as well as entertainment and arts stories. You can read just text based articles illustrated with a few pictures – which is my preferred way of accessing news and information – or you can opt to see news film or audio clips. I think the website is really comprehensive and easy to use too.
The BBC news website, for me, is a one-stop location for all current affairs and news items. I really like that I can see headlines of breaking news almost instantaneously, but it also includes more thoughtful reporting. Detailed online articles with considered analysis about global or local events. I can also find out what the weather forecast is – always handy in the UK where it can change so quickly, plus I like to be able to keep an eye on what is happening locally to me in Sheffield where I live. I also trust the BBC website to give balanced reporting, I think it has journalistic integrity, so I feel if I read it every day, I will have a good perspective on what is going on in the world, and enough information to come to my own conclusions on current affairs across the globe.The only downside of the website is that I find it can be a bit addictive! Because it is updated frequently it is tempting to keep going back and having another look if there is some running news item that I am following. It can lead me to procrastinate when I am supposed to be working, but I tell myself it is important to keep up to date with what is going on in the world, even though I know that really, it wouldn’t hurt to limit myself to a news ‘fix’ just a couple of times a day!
Part:- 3 Follow-up Questions:
- How long have you been using the Internet?
- How the Internet has changed our lifestyle?
- What would be the possible uses of Internet in the future?