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IELTS Speaking Cue Card Samples/Topics with Answers 2020

The Cue Card is the second task in the speaking section of the IELTS examination. While answering this question, you are expected to have some skills and one of the skills is framing the answers based on the topic.

What is a cue card?

During the IELTS examination, you will be given a cue card, which is also called a task card,  consisting of 3-4 questions and some instructions that will guide you on how to answer the questions given in the cue card. You will not be given an option to change the question, you have to speak about whichever topic you receive in the cue card. But you will be given a minute to think about the answer. You will also be handed a pencil and a paper, if you are not able to remember the points which you have prepared in that one minute, you can write down the points in the given paper.

You are given exactly 1 minute in the IELTS speaking test to prepare on a particular topic and this topic will be called the IELTS Cue card. You are asked to speak continuously for 2 minutes until the examiner asks you to stop. Then the examiner will ask some questions regarding the topic given. The test lasts for 2 – 3 minutes including the 1 minute preparation time. For more information, bookmark this particular web page.

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List of Cue Card Samples

The cue card samples given below are categorised according to different topics.

FAVOURITE:

Describe your favourite Picture or Photography you like

A song that has special meaning to you

a story/ novel interests you

Describe A Special or favourite Toy you liked in your childhood

Describe a favourite song that you like

Describe a restaurant you like(to go to)/ that impresses you

Exciting Sport

Describe an Indoor Game that you would like to play

Describe an area of science you like or interested in

Describe An free time activity you like to do after study or work

TIME BASED:

A Subject at School

Things You Want to Buy in the Future

An age/stage in your life you enjoyed most

PERSON:

A person You Admire/Love Essay

Describe someone you consider a good leader

Describe one of your Family Member You Spend The Most Time With

An Occasion You Unexpectedly Met Someone for the first time

Describe Someone in the news you like to meet

Someone/Something Made A Lot Of Noise

An Older Person Who You Admire

A Good/Best Friend

Describe an Old Friend

Describe a Family Member

An Interesting Neighbor You Like

talk about an interesting conversation you had with a stranger

Describe A Famous Person that You Are Interested In

A Person Speak A Second (Foreign) Language Well

A Time When You Waited For Something or someone to arrive

OBJECT:

Describe a picture or photograph in your home

A Gift You Gave That Took A Long Time To Choose

Describe a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful

A Time You Borrowed Something useful

A house/apartment you like to live in

A Product You Were Happy With

An item of clothing that someone bought for you

Describe a painting or work of art

A program or an app in your computer/ phone

Describe a time someone or something made noise

PLACE:

A Place you remember well that is Full of Color

A country you have not been to yet

A street that you like to visit

Describe a polluted place

A place near water you visited

Describe a place where you often go to relax

WORK/STUDY:

A Project at Work or Homework Assignment

A Course You Like to Study and found useful

Describe a piece of work you did quickly

Describe your Dream/ideal/Perfect Job

Describe something that you want to learn more

EMOTIONS/ASPIRATIONS:

Ambition You Have Not Yet Achieved

Describe something A Child that Made You Laugh

A Paid Job You/A Friend Enjoyed Doing

An experience you had as a member of a team

A disagreement you had with a friend

a recent activity or event that made you happy

a difficult decision you made in your life

A TV Program that Made You Laugh

A Goal that You Have

Describe the Best and exciting experience in your life

Describe an exciting or Interesting Thing You Did

Describe an Advertisement which you found very persuasive

A Time You Used Your Imagination

A Time You Need to Use Imagination

A book that had a major influence on you

Describe a success your friend has had or achieved

A special and memorable meal you have had

A situation made you angry

Describe an experience you spent time with a child that you know

A positive experience when you were a teenager

Describe an unusual/ an unforgettable or memorable meal

Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like

Describe an ambition you have not achieved yet

OCCASIONS:

An Occasion When You Got Up Very Early in the morning

Describe a birthday party celebration that you attended

OTHER CUE CARDS:

Describe A Successful Small Company or Business that you know

A Law About Environment

An article about healthy living that you read from magazine or online

A film you watched at home or in a cinema

The First Time You Used a Foreign Language to communicate

local news people interested in

Describe Something you learned in a place or from someone

A Meal You Had With Your Friends in a restaurant

Describe An Interesting Animal you have ever seen

A Sport You Have Learned

Describe A Family You Know

Describe a Skill

Describe a Natural Landscape scenery

Describe a bicycle/Bike/ Car Trip

Describe a language other than English you would like to learn

Describe a Game/ Sport

Describe A Big/Large Company you are interested in

A time you miss an appointment

Something you did which was a waste of time

An important letter or email you wrote

Art or craft activity you did at school

Describe A Movie or performance You Recently Watched

Describe Something you do that keeps you fit and Healthy

Describe a time when you were looked at the sky

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  • 41 cue card questions with answers
  • They are cue card topics that appeared in the recent IELTS exams(2020)

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