Describe an art or craft activity that you had (at school)

Describe an art or craft activity that you had (at school)

208. IELTS Cue Card -
Describe an art or craft activity that you had (at school)

In this article, IELTS Game will add number 208 IELTS cue card sample on the series of 2022 cue cards with band 9.0 model answers and part 3 follow up questions that will help you in your IELTS test preparation.

This cue card is related to “Art description” speaking topic and asking you to Describe an art or craft activity (e.g painting, woodwork, etc) that you had (at school)” and asking IELTS speaking part 3 follow up questions from Makkar Jan-April 2022 cue cards guesswork.

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Describe an art or craft activity that you had (at school)
Describe an art or craft activity that you had (at school)

IELTS Cue Card Sample 208

Describe an art or craft activity (e.g painting, woodwork, etc) that you had (at school).

You should say:

  • – What you made
  • – How you made it?
  • – What it looked like?
  • – And how you felt about the activity?

Band 9.0 Sample Answer Ideas.

One art or craft activity that I had at school was pottery. I took a pottery class during my junior year of high school, and I really enjoyed it.

In the pottery class, I made several clay pots and vases using a pottery wheel. I learned how to shape and form the clay into the desired shape, and I also learned how to add decorative details using various tools.

The pots and vases that I made were all different shapes and sizes, and I tried to make each one unique and creative. I enjoyed experimenting with different patterns and textures, and I was proud of the finished products that I created.

Overall, I really enjoyed the pottery class and the activity of making pottery. I found it to be relaxing and therapeutic, and I enjoyed the sense of accomplishment that came with creating something with my own hands. I also liked the fact that pottery is a timeless and enduring art form, and I enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about it and create something that could potentially last for a long time.

Here are the difficult words from the previous answer, along with their definitions:

PotteryThe art of making pottery
Clay potsA container made of clay that is fired in a kiln
VasesA decorative container, usually with a narrow neck, used for holding flowers
Pottery wheelA tool used for shaping clay into pottery
TherapeuticHaving a calming or healing effect
AccomplishmentSomething that has been achieved successfully
TimelessHaving no end or expiration
EnduringLasting or surviving for a long time.

Another Band 9.0 Sample Answer Ideas.

• I studied in Saint Joseph’s convent school Phagwara

• There were not many art or craft activities that I did at school

• However, every year an NGO in my hometown organised a painting competition in which our school used to participate.

• When I was in 10th, I was selected by my school to participate in that painting competition.

• I remember I was very excited.

• There were two more participants from my school.

• They were from the other sections.

• We were given an art sheet over there, but we had to bring our own poster colors and brushes.

• The theme we got to draw and paint on was global warming.

• Although the theme was announced on the spot, I was well aware of global warming as it had been taught to us in science classes.

• On the right-hand corner of my sheet, I drew a person cutting trees.

• Next to it, I drew a factory that was emitting smoke from its chimneys

• And next to it I drew a house with AC’s fitted on all windows and two cars parked in front.

• These things represented the causes of global warming.

• On the upper left side, I drew mountains with melting glaciers, and water flowing down to the seas, to represent the rise in sea levels.

• In the lower left corner, I made a few flies and mosquitos with happy faces, depicting their happiness.

• They seemed unreal, but I wanted to convey that these insects are happy in the hot weather and these lead to diseases.

• Then I painted it all and named my painting – Global Warming – Causes and effects.

• I was very happy with my work. 

• My joy knew no bounds when my name was announced as the winner of the competition.

• My school principal told the whole school about my achievement in the morning assembly the next day.

• That painting is in the school corridor even today.

IELTS Speaking part 3 Follow Up Questions.

Here are some follow up questions you may be asked during part 3 IELTS Speaking exam by the IELTS examiner related to 1st cue card:

“Describe an art or craft activity (e.g painting, woodwork, etc) that you had (at school)”

1. What kinds of traditional handicrafts are there in your country?

Many kinds of traditional handicrafts are there in my country. The Phulkari of Punjab, the hand knotted carpets of Kashmir, ceramic pottery of Jaipur, terracotta pottery of South India, puppets of Rajasthan are all very popular handicrafts.

2. Should children learn more about art? / What are the benefits of making handcrafts?

Yes, definitely. Art brings about children’s creativity. It develops their imagination. It also brings a respite from the tough academic curriculum. It adds some spice to their life.

3. Why do some people think it is difficult to understand art?

Some people say so because art is interpreted differently by different people. Secondly, everyone has his or her own interests. Some may like classical music, whereas others may enjoy folk music.

Two painters may paint the sunset in different colours. Whatever the differences are, one thing is sure that art is important in our lives. Appreciation of art is the only thing, which makes us the superior most of all animal species.

4. What can we do to make young people pay more attention to traditional art?

We can organise youth festivals on traditional art. When young people will compete in these, their interest will be aroused.

Teachers can also stimulate their interest by showing them such art through audio-visual aids. Media can show programs enriched with traditional art. Parents should see to it that all family functions and all festivals are celebrated interestingly in the traditional way.

5. Do you think it’s important to cultivate an appreciation of art in children?

Yes, it is very important to do so. Children learn in a fun way from art. They develop their imagination and become more creative.

6. Do you think art should be included in school curriculums? Why?

Yes, definitely. Art should be there in the school curricula. Art brings about children’s creativity. It develops their imagination. It also brings a respite from the tough academic curriculum. It adds some spice to children’s life.

7. Have you attended any lessons about art?

Yes, there was a drawing period in my school. We learnt drawing and painting in that period. We also had Bhangra and Giddha classes before our annual functions.

8. What have you learned from these lessons?

I learnt a lot. I learnt about different shapes and how we could make many things from them creatively.

I also learnt how new colours could be made by mixing colours. Yellow and blue makes green, red and blue makes purple, red and white makes pink and so on.

9. What do young people think of traditional handicrafts?

I think most young people including me really appreciate traditional handicrafts. However, I also believe that young people don’t have the patience to do these traditional handicrafts as people did in the earlier times.

10. Do people in your country send handicrafts as gifts?

I think sadly most people don’t have the time to make handicrafts. So it has become less common.

However, there are many old people who gift handicrafts. For example, my mother hand knits a sweater for my granddad at the beginning of every winter season.

11. What are the benefits of making handicrafts?

Handicrafts preserve the culture and tradition of the country. In addition, they bring out the creativity of people.

Handicrafts also generate revenue for the country if they are promoted well and sold to tourists as souvenirs.

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