191. IELTS Cue Card -
Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time
In this article, IELTS Game will add number 191 IELTS cue card sample on the series of 2021 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 “Thing you bought description” speaking topic and asking you to “Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time“ and asking IELTS speaking part 3 follow up questions from Makkar Jan-Apr 2021 cue cards guesswork.
Share this Post
IELTS Cue Card Sample 191
Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time.
You should say:
- – What is it?
- – When your family had it?
- – How your family got it?
- – And explain why it is important for your family?
Band 9.0 Sample Answer Ideas.
One thing that has been kept in my family for a long time is an antique china set that belonged to my great-grandparents. It’s a beautiful set with intricate patterns and delicate gold trim.
My family has had the china set for as long as I can remember. It was passed down from my great-grandparents, who received it as a wedding gift over 100 years ago. The set has been carefully preserved and passed down through the generations, and it is now in the possession of my parents.
The china set is important to my family for a few reasons. First, it has sentimental value because it has been passed down through our family for so many years. It represents the love and commitment of my great-grandparents, and it is a tangible connection to our family’s history.
Second, the china set is also important to my family because it is a rare and valuable antique. It is well-preserved and in excellent condition, and it would be difficult to find a similar set in today’s market.
Overall, the antique china set is an important and treasured part of my family’s history and heritage, and we are proud to have it in our possession.
Here are the difficult words from my previous answer, along with their definitions:
|Antique||An old object or piece of equipment, especially one that is valuable because of its age|
|China||A type of ceramic that is hard, white, and shiny when it is fired, used for making dishes, cups, and other household objects|
|Intricate||Complicated or detailed in design or structure|
|Delicate||Easily damaged or broken|
|Gold trim||A thin strip of gold that is used to decorate an object|
|Preserved||Kept in good condition or safe from harm|
|Generations||All the people in a family who are alive at the same time|
|Sentimental value||The value of something because it is associated with happy memories|
|Connection||A relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked to something else|
|Rare||Not often found or happening|
|Valuable||Worth a lot of money|
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 something important that has been kept in your family for a long time”
1. Which do you think are better, old things or new things?
Well, it is very difficult to answer this question. In some ways old things are better, such as jewelry of the old times has better designs, some of which cannot be replicated now.
As far as the technological gadgets are concerned, new things are far better than the old ones.
2. As well as family photographs, what are some other things that people keep in their family for a long time?
Apart from family photographs, some people keep the old jewelry for a long time. Some people like to collect old coins, a hobby called numismatics.
3. In your culture, what sorts of things do people often pass down from generation to generation?
In my culture people pass down Jewellery from generation to generation. Some articles of clothing are also passed from generation to generation.
For example, I have a stole, which has a traditional Punjabi embroidery done by my great grandmother. Now I take this stole on special functions in the family and every time I receive compliments.
4. Why do you think people keep these things?
People keep these things as memories of the past. These things also symbolize our traditions and culture. They hold nostalgic memories of the past.
5. What are the benefits (= what is the value/what is the importance) of keeping some old things in the family?
Old things are invaluable. Their worth cannot be calculated. They bring back nostalgic memories of past. They make us re-live those times.
6. Do you think it’s good to recall the past?
Yes, I think it is good to recall the past. That is way digging into the family history has become a very popular pastime.
However, it should not become an obsession. One should not go out of the way,
and waste a lot of money on searching for the past.
Cue Card sample 190
Cue Card sample 192
Share this Post