Describe a puzzle you have played

Describe a puzzle you have played

Describe a puzzle you have played


Describe a puzzle have played.

You should say
What is the name of the puzzle?
How you came to know about it?
How this puzzle is solved?
Why do you like this puzzle so much?

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes

Sample Answer 1


  •  I feel good while solving puzzles
  • To me, it seems to be a good stress buster.

What is the name of the puzzle?

  • Although I have tried my hand at solving different types of puzzles, I like Rubik Cube the most.
  • It is a three-dimensional puzzle combination.
  • Mr Eron Rubik is the creator of this game.

How you came to know about it?

  • When I was in 8th standard, I went to my cousin’s place to spend my summer holidays.
  • During that time, I developed an interest in Rubik Cube.
  • My cousin used to play it every day.
  • Upon seeing him, my interest level also escalated.
  • When I came back from the holidays, I immediately bought Rubik cube equipment.

How this puzzle is solved?

  • Solving this puzzle is an uphill task.
  • Initially, the hardest part is to solve it.
  • The newbies can solve it, provided they work with determination, dedication and discipline.
  • Once you are comfortable with solving it, then you need to climb the next hurdle
  • Any person with regular practice can solve it.
  • But doing the task in the stipulated time is a daunting task.
  • Often people feel uncomfortable while doing it.

Why do you like this puzzle so much?

  • I like this puzzle because it teaches us a wonderful lesson.
  • This game has led to a paradigm shift in my concentration level.
  • In our lives, we face numerous challenges.
  • We often get stuck in the middle of a problem.
  • During that time, we need to remain positive and work with serenity, this puzzle game teaches you the same.
  • Never lose your composure in case of adversities.

Sample Answer 2

Being a gaming freak, I have this uncanny knack for playing various types of games. However, when it is about Puzzle games, there is no denying this conviction that they enhance our mental ability.

Although I have played numerous puzzle games, my favourite is the word search game. First time I played it at my friend’s place during last year’s summer vacations.

I started liking this game from that day. The unique feature of this game is its graphical interface. The developers have left no stone unturned while crafting it.

The word search boards work with numerous elementary topics: such as vegetables, groceries, livestock, wild animals, countryside, urban areas, nations, public transportation, housing etc. there are columns and rows in this game with some missing letters. The task of a player is to find those missing words.

Words placement is horizontal and vertical in the first two levels. However, from level three onwards, it is diagonal as well. After finding the missing word, the player needs to circle the whole world.

As the levels progress, the game is hard to play. This game is a judicious combination of knowledge and entertainment. .On the one hand, my vocabulary has enhanced, and on the other hand, I can handle conflicts adroitly. There is a paradigm shift in my cognitive ability due to my regular indulgence in this game.

Due to its enormous benefits, this game is a must-have for contemporary era students.


Sample Answer 3

Describe a puzzle you have played IELTS Cue Card


  • One of the best ways to exercise our brains is by playing puzzle games.
  • Since childhood, I have this uncanny knack for playing puzzle games.
  • During childhood, I used to be an inquisitive kid. Many times I did reverse engineering of toys to check how they function.
  • Solving crossword puzzles in Sunday’s newspaper was a part of my routine.
  • I have an immense interest in solving jigsaw puzzles 
  • When I turned 16, my bosom friend Stephen, gave me a surprise by gifting me a 300-piece jigsaw puzzle.

What it is like?

  • For me solving a puzzle with 300 pieces was a daunting task.
  • Because I used to find it extremely difficult to solve even a 100 piece puzzle.
  • The game came in very good packing.

How easy or difficult it is?

  • When I started playing the puzzle, I found it overly challenging
  • Due to scarcity of time, I played it during the weekend.
  • Since I was unable to solve it, many times, I thought of quitting it.
  • However, the player inside me motivated me to go ahead.
  • I started playing it with determination, dedication and discipline.
  • Finally, after a struggle of 6 hours, I came out victorious and had solved it.

And how do you feel about it?

  • I had a sigh of relief because I didn’t want to be a quitter.
  • I celebrated my triumph by giving a party to Stephen and my family.
  • I learned a big lesson that day, and it was “Persistence conquers resistance.”
  • That day of my victory is still etched in my memories.

Sample Answer 4

Describe a puzzle you have played


Although I have many hobbies, playing puzzle games works like a charm for me.

What is the name of the puzzle?

Recently I had tried my hand at a Jigsaw puzzle game, and I liked it.

How you came to know about it?

Last year, I went to my friend’s place for dinner. There I observed him closely playing the Jigsaw puzzle game. From that day, I developed an interest in this game.

How this puzzle is solved?

There is no denying this conviction that solving puzzles is a daunting task. To solve them adroitly, one needs to think beyond the conventional domain. Also, the player needs to work hard with determination, dedication and discipline. With regular practice, the player gains confidence. A confident player can easily pass all the hurdles with tremendous hard work and a bit of luck.

Although with practice anyone could solve it, completing it in time is an uphill task. Many people often feel disheartened when they are unable to solve it.

Why do you like this puzzle so much?

The primary reason behind liking this game is that it exercises your brain. By regularly playing this game, I have enhanced the capability of my brain. Moreover, this game teaches us to handle conflicts adroitly.

Apart from this, whenever I play this game, I get into a state of flow. My time passes too quickly, and my worries go for a toss.

Lastly, this game has made me a productive person instead of watching television, I play this game to rejuvenate myself.

Follow up Questions

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a puzzle you have played”.

1. Why do parents let their children play puzzles?

Parents allow their children to spend their time playing puzzle games because these games help children to develop their analytical skills. Moreover, puzzle games help children to think beyond the conventional domain and develop their brainpower too. Apart from this, their concentration level improves. Lastly, by playing puzzles and winning them they get into a state of flow and foster their willpower too.

In nutshell, parents believe that by playing puzzle games, children can make effective use of their most precious resource that is time. Because puzzle games give you a sense of accomplishment when you solve them. They do not provide instant gratification like other games where you can use various tricks and techniques. For solving a puzzle game you need to toil hard and hence they provided you with delayed gratification which is a must-have to not become addicted.

2. What kind of puzzles improve people’s intelligence?

Solving puzzles is a prudent approach to enhance the working of our brain and make it more sharp and active. Puzzle games such as Trivia puzzles, Mechanical Puzzles, Word Search puzzles Crossword puzzles.., Logic Puzzles.,Math Puzzles.,., Sudoku. etc. help us to enhance our cognitive skills and strengthen our intelligence.

These games improve your concentration. Because without having central focus you cannot cross the hurdles in a puzzle game. Hence when people get deeply involved in a game, they learn who to focus on a task with determination, dedication and discipline. This way they develop intelligence

3.Which age group plays Puzzles the most?

Playing puzzle games is a time-consuming process. Because once you get involved in the game you get into a state of flow, where time passes in a jiffy and hence, you do not come to know how much time you have utilized while playing the game.

Moreover, there is no denying this conviction that youngsters and middle age people remain too much engrossed in their routine, and, they do not have much time to play these games. Because if they spend time playing games, this could harm their performance at the work.

Therefore children and elderly people play these games the most because they have free time at their disposal. And playing puzzle games to make effective use of leisure time is a worthwhile proposition.

4. Which do you think is better? A detective movie or its original novel?

Being a voracious reader I love to read novels. Therefore for me reading an original novel is better as compared to watching a detective movie. Moreover, in movies, facts are usually exaggerated.

So I do not get the real feel from the detective movies.

IELTS new cue cards 2021

1Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful IELTS cue card
2Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media
3Describe a live sports match that you have watched
4Describe a leisure activity near/on the sea that you want to try IELTS cue card
5Describe an occasion when many people were smiling
6Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
7Describe a street market in your city
8Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card
9Describe a time when you helped a friend
10Describe a law on environmental protection
11Describe a puzzle you have played
12Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports music
13Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in
14Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he/she didn’t want to do
15Describe an argument between two of your friends
16Describe a tall building in your city you like or dislike IELTS cue card
17Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card
18Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS cue card
19Describe a time when you felt bored
20Describe the time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of a public
21Describe a time when you changed your opinion
22Describe an occasion when you ate a kind of food for the first time
23Describe a place/person/home you like to visit but you don’t want to live there
24Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line
25Describe a skill that you can teach other people
26Describe a part of a city or a town you enjoy spending time in
27Describe a time when you were really close to a wild animal
28Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card
29Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card
30Describe a decision made by others or someone that you disagreed with
31Describe a time when your computer broke down
32Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people IELTS cue card
33Describe a person who you think is very open
34Describe a person who wears unusual clothes
35Describe a short trip that you often take but you do not like
36Describe your first day at school
37Describe an art exhibition that you visited
38Describe a piece of international news you have just recently heard
39Describe an unforgettable bike(bicycle) trip
40Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home IELTS cue card
41Describe a bag you want to own
42Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination
43Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth
44Describe a time you saw children behave badly in public
45Describe your favourite weather
46Describe your favourite singer IELTS cue card
47Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood
48Describe an expensive activity that you enjoy doing occasionally
49Describe a thing you bought and you are happy about
50Describe an aquatic animal
51Talk about a health condition that you had and found a solution for it online IELTS Cue Card
52Describe an occasion when you wasted your time
53Describe a family which you like and are happy to know
54Describe a time when you received good news
55Describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language IELTS cue card
56Describe a special hotel you stayed in
57Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone
58Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future
59Describe a book you read that you found useful or Describe an exciting book you read.
60Describe an old person you know and respect
61Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played
62Describe an old friend you got in contact with again
63Describe an interesting conversation that you had
64Describe a time you made a promise to someone
65Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time
66Describe a good decision you made recently
67Describe a risk you have taken which had a positive result
68Describe an ambition that you have for a long time
69Describe something or someone that made a lot of noise
70Describe an interesting tradition in your country.
71Describe an event in which you were unsuccessful.
72Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time
73Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future
74Describe an intelligent person you know
75Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school IELTS cue card
76Describe a photo of yourself that you like (or you have taken).
77Describe a large company that you are interested in
78Describe a time when a family member asked for your help
79Describe a dinner you really enjoyed
80Describe a time you got lost in a place you did not know about
81Describe a foreign country you want to know more about?
82Describe a volunteering experience you have had
83Describe your favourite movie IELTS cue card
84Talk about a recent health-related article that you have read IELTS cue card
85Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend.
86Describe a prize that you received
87Describe a line that you remember from a poem or song
88Describe an article on health you read in a magazine or on the internet
89Describe a polite person whom you know
90Describe a place where you are able to relax
91Describe a conversation topic you were not interested in.
92Describe an energetic person that you know
93Talk about a famous person that you like the most IELTS cue card
94Describe a program or app in your computer or phone
95Describe a special day or a memory of your school or college days
96Describe a water sport you would like to try in the future
97Describe a gadget you own.
98Describe a time when you had some medicine
99Describe a friend/person who is a good leader
100Describe a famous celebrity from your nation who you admire.
101Describe a place you visited that has been affected by pollution
102Describe a famous person that you are interested in
103Describe an area of science that interests you
104Describe a mistake you have made.

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