80 IELTS Speaking cue card samples – IELTS Game

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80 cue card samples for 2020

In this article, IELTS Game will add the expected IELTS speaking cue cards 2019 – 2020 samples with band 9.0 model answers with follow up questions that will help you in your IELTS test.

These cue cards are Makkar IELTS Speaking part 2 Guesswork for SEP-DEC 2019, Makkar Jan-Apr 2020, and Cue Cards Jun-Aug 2020 IELTS Speaking Exams.

Each new cue card 2019 -2020 has a main topic with 3 to 5 questions, and you will have 1 minute to prepare an answer, after which you need to continuously speak on this topic for about 2 minutes.

At the end of your answer, the examiner can ask a few questions about this topic.

So, let’s start with the definition of cue card and a punch of the recent IELTS speaking cue card topics with answers.

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Expected Cue Cards IELTS Speaking 2019 -2020 with sample answers

Cue Cards 2019 - 2020
Cue Cards 2019 - 2020

1.

Talk about an interesting conversation.

You should say:

  • – Who was the person
  • – When and where did you have the conversation
  • – What was the conversation about

Band 9.0 Answer

2.

Describe a film you would like to share with your friends.

You should say:

  • – Where you watched it
  • – What it was about
  • – Who you watched it with
  • – Why you want to share it with friends

Band 9.0 Answer

3.

Describe a place where you read and write, apart
from your home.

You should say:

  • – What is it
  • – Where is it
  • – Why do you go there to read and write

Band 9.0 Answer

4.

Describe a school you went to in your childhood IELTS cue card sample.

You should say:

  • – Where it was
  • – What it was like
  • – What you learned there
  • – And how you felt about it

Band 9.0 Answer

5.

Talk about a toy you liked in your childhood.

You should say:

  • – What was the toy
  • – Who gave it to you
  • – How often did you play with it

Band 9.0 Answer

6.

Describe a person who likes to travel by plane.

You should say:

  • – Who this person is
  • – How do you know this person
  • – Where this person travels to
  • – Explain why this person likes to travel by plane

Band 9.0 Answer

7.

Talk about someone who is professional in his or
her job.

You should say:

  • – Who this person is
  • – What job does he or she have
  • – Why he/she likes the job
  • – Explain why this person is good at the job?

Band 9.0 Answer

8.

Describe when was the first time you admired the sky.

You should say:

  • – What were you doing
  • – Who was with you
  • – What you saw

Band 9.0 Answer

9.

Describe A Leisure activity that you do with your family.

You should say:

  • – What activity it is
  • – When do you do it
  • – With whom do you do it
  • – Do you enjoy doing it

Band 9.0 Answer

10.

Describe a place full of colour.

You should say:

  • – Where is it
  • – How you know about it
  • – When you went there
  • – What you did there
  • – Explain why you think it is colourful

Band 9.0 Answer

11.

Describe an experience when you were with
people and you got bored.

You should say:

  • – When was it
  • – Where was it
  • – Why did you get bored
  • – How you felt about it

Band 9.0 Answer

12.

Describe a product made in the region you come from or a popular product from your hometown.

You should say:

  • – What it is, how it looks like
  • – What is it used for
  • – How is it made
  • – Explain why your country makes it
  • – Explain why is it popular

Band 9.0 Answer

13.

Talk about a celebration organized after an achievement
or
Describe a situation when you celebrated your achievement.

You should say:

  • – What was the achievement
  • – When it happened
  • – How did you celebrate
  • – How you felt about it

Band 9.0 Answer

14.

Describe an advice you received on your subjects or work.

You should say:

  • – who advised you
  • – what advice did he give
  • – Are you happy with the advice

Band 9.0 Answer

15.

Describe a time when you first met someone.

You should say:

  • – Who was it
  • – Where did you meet
  • – When was it
  • – How was your experience

Band 9.0 Answer

16.

Describe a special day that made you happy.

You should say:

  • – When was it
  • – What was the occasion
  • – Why did it make you happy

Band 9.0 Answer

17.

Describe a picture or photograph in your home/room that you like.

You should say:

  • – What is it about?
  • – Where is it in your home?
  • – How you got it?
  • – Why you like it?

Band 9.0 Answer

18.

Describe a gift for which you spent long time to choose/make.

You should say:

  • – What it was?
  • – Who was the person you gave it to?
  • – How he or she felt about it?
  • – Why it took long time for you to choose?

Band 9.0 Answer

19.

Describe an experience when you played an indoor game with others?.

You should say:

  • – What you played
  • – Who you played with
  • – Why you played
  • – How you felt about it?

Band 9.0 Answer

20.

Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake.

You should say:

  • – When it happened?
  • – Why you were sleepy?
  • – Why you had to stay awake?
  • – And how you stayed awake?

Band 9.0 Answer

21.

Describe Good news that you heard/received/read on the internet.

You should say:

  • – What was it about
  • – When did you hear it
  • – Why do you think it was good

 

22.

Describe an advertisement that you remember.

You should say:

  • – What is it
  • – When and where you saw it
  • – What happens in it

 

23.

Describe an occasion when the vehicle you were traveling in broke down.

You should say:

  • – When was it
  • – Where did it happen
  • – Who was with you

Band 9.0 Answer

24.

Talk about a singer or musical band (favourite singer/musical band) you enjoy listening to.

You should say:

  • – Who is it? Or Who are they
  • – What style of music do they play?
  • – Talk about their personality
  • – Why do you like listening to their music

 

25.

Describe a water sport that you would like to try in the future.

You should say:

  • – What is it
  • – Where you will do it
  • – Whether it is easy or difficult
  • – Why would you like to try it

 

26.

Describe an occasion when you got up extremely early.

You should say:

  • – When did you get up early
  • – Why you got up early
  • – What did you do?
  • – How you felt about it personality
  • – Why do you like listening to their music

Band 9.0 Answer

27.

Talk about a prize you want to win.

You should say:

  • – What prize it is?
  • – How do you know about it?
  • – What will you do to win it?
  • – Why do you want to win?

Band 9.0 Answer

28.

Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone.

You should say:

  • – Who you gave advice to?
  • – What the advice was?
  • – Why you gave the advice?
  • – And how you felt about the advice?

Band 9.0 Answer

29.

Describe a time you solved a problem through the Internet.

You should say:

  • – What the problem was?
  • – How you solved this problem?
  • – How long it took to solve the problem?
  • – How you felt about it?

(Same as describe a time when you looked for information on the internet)

Band 9.0 Answer

30.

Describe a person you think has interesting ideas and opinions.

You should say:

  • – Who this person is
  • – What this person does
  • – How you know this person
  • – What kinds of ideas and opinions he has and why they are interesting

Band 9.0 Answer

31.

Describe a park you visited and liked.

You should say:

  • – Where is it
  • – When you went there
  • – Why you liked it

Band 9.0 Answer

32.

Describe a practical skill you learned.

You should say:

  • – What this skill was
  • – When you learned it
  • – How you learned it
  • – And explain why you think it was important
  • – How you felt about it?

Band 9.0 Answer

33.

Describe a new skill you want to learn.

You should say:

  • – What it is
  • – How would you learn it
  • – Where you can learn it
  • – and explain why you want to learn it

Band 9.0 Answer

34.

Describe a person who speaks foreign language well IELTS Cue Card.

You should say:

  • – Who this person is
  • – Which foreign language he speaks?
  • – Why he/she learnt this foreign language
  • – Explain why you think he/she speaks the foreign language well

Band 9.0 Answer

35.

Talk about a historical building or Describe a historical building you have been to.

You should say:

  • – Which is the building
  • – Where it is
  • -What is it used for now?
  • – How you know about the building
  • – Why you think it is important
  • – How you feel about this building?

 

36.

Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time.

You should say:

  • – Who this person is?
  • – How often this person helps others?
  • – How this person helps others?
  • – Why this person helps others?
  • – How you feel about this person?

Band 9.0 Answer

37.

Describe a time you visited a place with friends.

You should say:

  • – Where you went?
  • – When you went out?
  • – What you did?
  • – And explain why you had a good time?

Related Cue Card: (Describe an experience when you went out with your friends and had a good time)

 

38.

Describe an unusual vacation you had.

You should say:

  • – What you did
  • – When and where you did it
  • – Who you did it with
  • – And explain why you think it was interesting or unusual

Related Cue Card: (Describe an unusual experience of travelling)

Band 9.0 Answer

39.

Describe your favorite clothes.

You should say:

  • – What is it like
  • – Who gave it to you or where you bought it
  • – How often you wear it
  • – Explain how you feel about it or why you enjoy wearing it?

Band 9.0 Answer

40.

Talk about a game show or quiz programme you watched on Television or online.

You should say:

  • – Where you watched it?
  • – What it was like?
  • – How often you watched it?
  • – Explain why you like or disliked it

 

41.

Describe a time when you invited someone to have dinner at home or a restaurant.

You should say:

  • – When you invited them
  • – Where you had the dinner
  • – Why you invited them
  • – How you felt about this dinner

Band 9.0 Answer

42.

Describe a time that children made you laugh.

You should say:

  • – When was it
  • – Who were the children
  • – What they did
  • – How you felt about it

Band 9.0 Answer

43.

Describe a time when you heard a stranger talking over the phone.

You should say:

  • – When
  • – Where
  • – What were you doing at that time

Band 9.0 Answer

44.

Describe an occasion when you received incorrect information.

You should say:

  • – What was the incorrect information?
  • – When did it happen?
  • – Why you got it?
  • – How you found out the information was incorrect?
  • – How you managed the situation?
  • – How you felt about it?

Band 9.0 Answer

45.

Talk about someone who encourages you to achieve goals.

You should say:

  • – Who is the person?
  • – How is he/she related to you?
  • – How does he/she encourage you?
  • – What this person encouraged you to do?
  • – Something about that person which you like the most?
  • – Why this encouragement helped you to achieve the goal?

Band 9.0 Answer

46.

Describe a time when you were cheated/ when someone lied to you / someone did not tell you the complete truth.

You should say:

  • – What was the occasion/ What the situation was?
  • – When this happened?
  • – Who was the person?
  • – What did he hide about?
  • – Why do you think the person did not tell the whole truth?

Band 9.0 Answer

47.

Describe a person you have seen (met) who is beautiful or handsome.

You should say:

  • – When and where you saw or met this person
  • – What the person looked like
  • – Why do you think this person is handsome or beautiful

Band 9.0 Answer

48.

An intelligent person that you know cue card IELTS 2019.

You should say:

  • – Who is the person?
  • – What does he do?
  • – Why do you think he is smart?
  • – How do you feel about him?

 

49.

Talk about an interesting old person you met.

You should say:

  • – Who is this person?
  • – How you met him? How you know him
  • – What you do with this person (optional)
  • – Why you found him interesting?

Band 9.0 Answer

50.

Describe one of your grandparent’s jobs Cue Card.

You should say:

  • – What it was?
  • – How long he or she had this job?
  • – How he or she got the job?
  • – Whether you would like to have this job?

 

51.

Describe a subject you did not like when you were at school but now you find interesting.

You should say:

  • – What was the subject
  • – Why you did not like it then
  • – Why do you find it interesting now
  • – Why you became interested in it?

 

52.

Describe a time when you showed or taught a young person how to do a thing.

You should say:

  • – Who was the young person
  • – When it happened
  • – What did you teach him/her
  • – How did you feel after teaching
  • – Do you think the young person was benefited

 

53.

Describe a person you would like to study or work with.

You should say:

  • – Who is that person?
  • – Why would you like to study with him/her?
  • – What will will you study?

 

54.

Describe something you bought but did not use much.

You should say:

  • – What was the thing
  • – When did you buy it
  • – Why you bought it
  • – Why you didn’t use it often?

 

55.

Describe a person you wanted to be similar to when you were growing up.

You should say:

  • – Who is this person?
  • – Where and under what circumstances did you meet him/her?
  • – What were the physical attributes – eg. height / hair / eye colour / scent?
  • – What quality about him / her inspired you?
  • – How was the attitude of this person towards you and towards others?

 

56.

Describe a historical period you want to know more about.

You should say:

  • – What period do you want to know about
  • – Why do you want to know about it
  • – How do you think you can know about it

 

57.

Describe a time when you found something that someone lost.

You should say:

  • – What did you find
  • – When did you find
  • – Where you found it
  • – How you returned it back to its owner
  • – How you felt?

 

58.

Describe your idea of a perfect home or dream house.

You should say:

  • – Where this place would be
  • – What it would look like
  • – When you would like to live there
  • – Explain why it is ideal to you

 

59.

Describe things you usually do well (or do regularly) for your job or study.

You should say:

  • – What are the things
  • – Where you do it
  • – When you do it

Or Describe something you do to help you study or work

  • – What it is
  • – How you learnt it
  • – When you do it
  • – How you feel about this method?

 

60.

Describe an outdoor sport that you haven’t done yet and would like to do in the future (future tense).

You should say:

  • – What activity is it?
  • – When and where would you like to do it?
  • – What special skills or equipment would you need?
  • – With whom you will play

Related Cue Card: Describe an outdoor sport you played for the first time (PAST TENSE)

 

61.

Describe a time when you had to change your plan / you changed your mind.

You should say:

  • – When was it
  • – What was the plan
  • – Why you had to change it
  • – How you felt

 

62.

Describe a party you attended or joined.

You should say:

  • – When was it
  • – Who joined you?
  • – What happened in the party

 

63.

Describe a healthy lifestyle you now.

You should say:

  • – What it is?
  • – How you know it?
  • – What one would do living in this lifestyle
  • – Explain why it is healthy

 

64.

Describe a time you received horrible (bad) service cue card sample.

You should say:

  • – When it happened
  • – Where did it happen
  • – Who you were with
  • – What happened
  • – Why the service was horrible

 

65.

Talk about a newly built public facility (such as parks, cinemas etc) that improves/influence local life quality in your city.

You should say:

  • – What the facility is
  • – Where is it
  • – How does it improve the life quality
  • – How you feel about it

 

66.

Describe a time when you enjoyed free time IELTS cue card.

You should say:

  • – When it was
  • – Where you were
  • – What you did
  • – How you felt about it?

Describe An activity you would do when you are alone in your free time (Future Tense)

  • – What the activity is
  • – When will you do it
  • – Why you would like to do it?

 

67.

Describe a situation when you did not have enough time.

You should say:

  • – What were you trying to do when you didn’t have enough time
  • – Why was this task important to you
  • – What circumstances led to you not having sufficient time
  • – What did you do to improve the situation

 

68.

Describe a time when you searched/looked for information from the internet.

You should say:

  • – When was it
  • – What information were you looking for
  • – Where you were searching on the internet
  • – How did it help you (how you felt about the information)

 

69.

Talk about something that you borrowed from your friend.

You should say:

  • – What was it
  • – When did you borrow
  • – Whom you borrowed it from
  • – What you did with it
  • – Why you borrowed it

 

70.

Describe a product or application, which is based on Artificial Intelligence.

You should say:

  • – What is it
  • – How you heard about it
  • – How and why do you use it

 

71.

Describe a software that you use often.

You should say:

  • – What is it
  • – How often do you use it
  • – For what is it used

 

72.

Talk about female leader you would like to meet.

You should say:

  • – Who is she
  • – What does she do
  • – Why would you like to meet her

 

73.

Describe a famous person that you are interested in.

You should say:

  • – Who this person is
  • – How you know about this person
  • – What sort of life they had before they became famous
  • – How this person became famous
  • – And explain why you like this person

Related Cue Card: Talk about a foreign celebrity you like

 

74.

Describe a time you spent a lot of money on something.

You should say:

  • – What was the thing
  • – When you bought it
  • – For whom did you buy
  • – Are you happy with your purchase

 

75.

Describe an important technological product you bought.

You should say:

  • – What is it
  • – When did you buy it
  • – How often do you use it

 

76.

Describe a city you once visited with your family.

You should say:

  • – What city was it
  • – When you visited
  • – What you did there

 

77.

Describe a long car journey you went on.

You should say:

  • – Where you went
  • – What you did at that place
  • – Who you went there with
  • – Explain why you went on that journey by car

 

78.

Talk about a time when you visited a friend IELTS Speaking Part 2.

You should say:

  • – when was it
  • – whom did you visit
  • – Why did you visit him/her

 

79.

Describe an experience when you taught an older person something new.

You should say:

  • – Whom did you teach
  • – What did you teach
  • – How was the experience

 

80.

Describe a good experience of online shopping.

You should say:

  • – What did you buy
  • – From which site
  • – Why was your experience good

 

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