Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card

Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card

Describe an activity that you do after school/work IELTS cue card


Describe an activity that you do after school/work.

You should say
What it is?
When and Where you do it?
Who you do it with?
And how you feel about it?

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


The primary purpose of my life to do my work with determination, dedication and discipline. Therefore I remain too much engrossed in my office work. However, after getting free from the office, I love to unwind.

What it is?

To make the best use of my leisure time, I regularly go for an evening walk.

When and Where you do it?

Just adjoining my house there is a rose garden. I have made it a practice to go there every day at 8 pm.

Who do you do it with?

I have a big group of friends and relatives who participate with me in this activity.

And how you feel about it?

This activity is an integral part of my life. A few years back, I used to be a bulky person. I tried everything to lose weight, but I didn’t get much success. Then one of my bosom friends suggested I have a walk for one hour every day, after taking dinner.

I immediately started following his advice though I had few apprehensions in my mind regarding its success. To my surprise, not only I lost weight, but I became a much more confident person.

After taking walk in the evening, all my troubles go for a toss. Moreover, I get a chance to spend quality time with my acquaintances.

This activity has brought a paradigm shift in my life.

Firstly ut changed my personality by making me a fit person. and secondly, it has expanded my friend circle.

In any case, I am unable to go to the park I feel jaded and depressed.

Sample Answer 2


Being an altruist and philanthropic person, I love to work for the welfare of others.

Due to my busy schedule, I do not get sufficient time to work for the welfare of others. However, for the past two years, I have been actively doing social work.

What it is? When and Where you do it?

Five days a week, I teach the children living in the slums who do not have access to education.

After finishing my office work, I visit the slums adjoining my township. I have a batch of twenty students of different age groups.

Who do you do it with?

To support me, I have two friends with me. Sometimes I remain busy with my work. During that time, I do not want the children to suffer.

My friends espouse me, and in case I am unable to give classes the students do not suffer.

And how you feel about it?

Teaching is my hobby, and whenever I train someone, I get into a state of flow.

During the daytime, I remain too much engrossed in my office work. I often have a lot of work pressure inside the office. However, when I start coaching the students, my stress goes for a toss, and I forget all the worries of my life.

Moreover, this work gives me immense satisfaction. Because when I was a teenager, numerous people supported me during my tough times. And due to the unabated support of a few individuals, my career is on an impressive growth trajectory.

After teaching these underprivileged kids, I get the feeling that I am doing something for the upliftment of society.

Sample Answer 3


  • Being a busy person, I usually have little time at my disposal to engage in an activity.
  • However, keeping the pressures of this new world into consideration learning new skills is very important.
  • To help me in my future career, I daily engage myself in activities after work.

What it is?

  • One such activity is cooking, which I regularly do.

When and Where you do it?

  • Every evening I cook dinner at my home for the whole family.

Who do you do it with?

  • As I have planned to go abroad for greener pastures, I prefer to do cooking alone to hone my culinary skills.
  • However, when I get stuck, my mother helps me.

And how you feel about it?

  • Initially, when I started to cook, it used to be a monotonous experience for me.
  • Every day I would think of quitting it.
  • But the need was urgent, so I carried on.
  • Eventually, I started getting into the groove, and now I enjoy it.
  • Cooking is no longer an activity for me now.
  • It has become my passion, and whenever I do it, I get into a state of flow.
  • Every day my family members have a vibrant smile on their faces when they savour the mouth-watering delicacies prepared by me to pamper their appetite.
  • Since I would shift to Canada in the next few months, this activity allows me to spend quality time with my family.
  • Overall this pursuit has brought a paradigm shift in my life.
  • And I have planned to carry on with this activity for the rest of my life.

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 an activity that you do after school/work”.

1. Why do some people enjoy extreme sports?

A few people get tired of playing the usual sports. To break the monotony they try to go beyond the conventional domain to add thrill and excitement to their lives. And this thrill and excitement become an integral part of their lives and without it, they feel jaded.

2. Are men more likely to do adventure sports than women?

Rather than gender-specific being adventurous is a personal attribute. These days women are at par with men concerning participation in adventurous sports. Games like bungee jumping and river rafting are no longer the monopoly of males because the participation of women in such games is increasing at a considerable rate.

3. What are some popular outdoor activities in your nation?

The most popular outdoor activity in my country is playing cricket. People from all walks of life rub their shoulders together and take part in this activity. Due to this reason, cricket is much more than a sport. The cricket players enjoy the status of superstars, people are crazy for them. Many cricket players like Virat Kohli have millions of followers on social media.

4. What do young people do in groups?

Young people engage in discussions on myriad topic when they form a group. Apart from this, they play many sports together like cricket, hockey and football etcetera. Infact, youngsters entertainment thrives primarily on group tasks and they enjoy them the most.

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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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