Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop IELTS cue card

Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop IELTS cue card

Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop


Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop.

You should say
Who your friend is?
What habit he/she has?
When you noticed this habit?
And explain why you want to develop this habit?

Sample Answer 1

Introduction and who your friend is

There is no denying that habits play a pivotal role in our lives. When we develop good habits, we achieve tremendous success. On the other hand, bad habits make us go through a lean patch in our lives.

Being a success-oriented person, I like to acquire the good habits of others.

These days I am following the footsteps of my bosom friend Andrew to improve my fitness.

Andrew used to be a bulky person. However, he has lost tremendous weight by changing his food habits.

What habit does he/she have?

To lose weight, Andrew does intermittent fasting. To do so, he takes all his meals between 9 am to 5 pm. From 5 pm to 9 am, he drinks water only and doesn’t eat any food items.

By adopting this habit, he has brought a paradigm shift in his life.

Although he is thirty years old, he looks as if he is just 21 or 22 years old.

When you noticed this habit?

I noticed this habit of his when we both went for a trip to the hills together. We stayed together for one week. During that time, I had observed him closely and realized that he takes his habit of intermittent fasting very seriously, and due to this initiative, he is a fit person.

And explain why you want to develop this habit?

I want to develop this habit to lose the extra weight I have. I have the aim of becoming a fit person. To achieve my objective, I have tried many times with little success.

Now I would develop this habit to lead my weigh-loss journey towards success.


To conclude, we must always strive hard to embrace the good habits of others.

Sample Answer 2

Introduction: and Who your friend is?

  • My bosom friend is Chris
  • He has numerous good habits, and due to this reason, my parents too are fond of him

What habit does he/she have?

  • He has this routine of doing Yoga every day, and I would like to pick this habit of her
  • He does yoga for one hour every day.
  • He has told me numerous times that, in case he fails to do yoga for one day, he gets into a state of disappointment and feels that he has deprived himself of something very significant.
  • His exercise routine starts with breathing exercises for a few 10 minutes, and after that, he engages in stretching exercises.
  • Due to his regular exercise routine, he is a fit person and occasionally falls ill.
  • He does not tend to fall prey to seasonal infections.
  • I have always tried to follow in his footsteps by trying to do yoga in the morning, however, due to my habit of waking up late, I have failed.
  • Just like Chris, I too wish to wake up early and do yoga

When you noticed this habit?

  • We both studied together in the same school, in one of the sports meets in our school, a senior doctor of our hometown was invited as a chief guest.
  • While giving the introductory speech, the chief guest told the audience that her age is 60 years, however, she was looking as if she was just 40 years old.
  • Upon audience request, she had revealed the secret of her fitness. She told that 30 years back, she had developed this habit of doing yoga and it bought a paradigm shift in her life.
  • Her lecture had lasted for 1 hour and in the end, she motivated a larger section of the audience to do exercise.
  • Since that day, Chris is a die-hard fan of yoga, and I am still trying to get into a routine to do the same.
  • Due to my hard-wired wrong habit of getting up late, I am unable to pursue it.

And explain why you want to develop this habit?

  • There is no denying this conviction that yoga provides numerous benefits for our body and the mind too.
  • It not only keeps the mind alert but also fosters blood circulation. Apart from this, it provides innumerable benefits like providing lubricants to our joints and boosting our immunity.


  • To do yoga properly, I will work hard with determination, dedication and discipline.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop”.

1. What habits should children have?

There is no denying this conviction that good habits acquired during childhood help you lead your life towards an impressive growth trajectory.

The children should have the habit of doing their works with determination, dedication and discipline. Apart from this, they must have this habit of following a process to achieve their goals. Rather than going after goals and deadlines, their central focus should be on following a process along with checklists.

2. What should parents do to teach their children good habits?

The best way to form good habits in children is to encourage them to replace bad habits with good habits. For example, those children who have the habit of waking up late must be motivated by their parents to indulge in sports in the morning.

3. What influences do children with bad habits have on other children?

It is a well-known fact that we become the average of five people we meet. So children with bad habits put a negative effect on those people who remain close to them. Those children who do not have strong willpower easily fall prey to the bad habits of others.

4. Why do some habits change when people get older?

Our habits are the byproducts of our belief system. With growing age, our belief system changes, and this massive change brings a paradigm shift in our likings and dislikings. And this whole process leads to a drastic change in our habits. Sometimes we replace our bad habits with good ones, and in some cases, it is vice versa.

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