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 is 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.

Sample Answer 4


For a busy person shelling out time for any new activity is a daunting task. However, in the contemporary epoch where stress has become an integral part of our lives, people must engage in other activities after work to bring enthusiasm to their lives.

Recently I have started taking part in an activity.

What it is?

Every day after coming back from work, I play the guitar.

When and Where do you do it?

At a small distance from my residence, there is an academy. I learn and practice my guitaring skills over there.

Who do you do it with?

I do with other guitarists who are also a part of that academy.

And how do you feel about it?

This activity has brought a paradigm shift in my life. Before joining it, I used to waste my evenings in unnecessary chats with my friends. But now, I make productive use of my time.

Whenever I play the guitar, I get into a state of flow, and my time passes too quickly. Apart from this, all the worries of my life go for a toss.

The best benefit of engaging in this activity is that you become a patient person. There is no denying this conviction that you cannot play a musical instrument with impatience. Therefore to produce the desired result, I play the guitar with determination, dedication and discipline with no signs of doing it in a hurry.

Due to my keen interest in this pursuit, I will pursue it further and build a career in it. I will start my youtube channel very soon and showcase my guitaring skills to woo the audience.

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 topics when they form a group. Apart from this, they play many sports together like cricket, hockey and football etcetera. In fact, youngsters entertainment thrives primarily on group tasks and they enjoy them the most.

5.Do you like to try new activities? Why?

Being an adventurous person, I tend to try new activities. Sometimes I do it for having fun and sometimes to break the monotony in my life.

6. What activities would you like to try?
I like to try all those activities which prompt me to think beyond the conventional domain. Due to this habit, I always love to step out of my comfort zone. Recently I tried bungee jumping to add thrill and excitement to my life.

7. What activities did you do when you were a child?
I used to take part in many activities like playing carrom, making pots with clay.

8. Do you like to try new activities alone or with friends?
Being a social person, I love to try new activities with my friends. When I try new activities alone, I feel jaded after a certain period. On the other hand, when I indulge in any pursuit in the company of my friends.

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