39. IELTS Cue Card -
Describe the first time you used a foreign language to communicate
In this article, IELTS Game will add number 39 IELTS cue card 2019 – 2020 sample on the series of recent IELTS cue cards with band 9.0 model answers and follow up questions that will help you in your IELTS test.
This cue card is related to “Time description” topic and asking you to “Describe the first time you used a foreign language to communicate.“ and asking some questions related to this topic.
Share this Post
Describe the first time you used a foreign language to communicate.
You should say:
- – What the situation was
- – Where you were who you communicated with
- – And explain why you used a foreign language to communicate on this occasion.
Band 9.0 Sample Answer.
I have been learning English for a long time, but I haven’t had many chances to practice speaking English with native speakers.
To the best of my recollection, the first time I used it was on Christmas Eve three years ago.
At that time, I was hanging out with my friends. Suddenly, a foreigner came up to me and asked for directions to a supermarket.
Honestly, he spoke too quickly for me to catch everything.
But after he repeated his words, I finally understood and showed him the way to the nearest supermarket.
I used body language a lot to explain the directions to him, since I didn’t speak English well then.
After that, he said “Thank you” to me and headed for the supermarket.
I realize that English plays an important role in our life, despite the fact that we don’t live in English-speaking countries.
It is spoken globally and it’s becoming the dominant language.
Therefore, I have been trying to practice speaking English daily so that I can have a good command of this language, and I can talk confidently with foreigners, whatever the topic of conversation.
USEFUL VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS.
Here are some useful vocabulary and expressions you can use to Describe the first time you used a foreign language to communicate IELTS Cue Card.
to the best of my recollection: [expression] if I remember correctly.
- Example: I was not present at that meeting, to the best of my recollection.
hanging out: [phrasal verb] spending a lot of time in a particular place, but doing no special activity.
- Example: My friends and I enjoy hanging out at our local coffee shop, just chatting and enjoying a coffee.
came up to: [phrasal verb] approached.
- Example: The manager came up to me and shook my hand.
catch everything: [expression] hear or understand everything that he said.
- Example: At the train station it was too noisy to hear all the information clearly, and I was unable to catch everything.
body language: [noun] the way that you show what you feel or think by moving your body.
- Example: Sometimes, our teacher uses body language, not words, to help to communicate an idea.
headed for: [phrasal verb] moved in a particular direction.
- Example: After the show finished, everyone headed for the exits.
have a good command of: [expression] have a good knowledge of something.
- Example: People who apply for this job must have a good command of English, in order to communicate with our American customers.
Cue Card 38
Cue Card 40
Share this Post