Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card

Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card

Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone IELTS cue card

IELTS Cue Card Topic

Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone
When it was
Where it was
Why you were not allowed to use your mobile phone
How you felt 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

Model Answer 1

Introduction :

There is no denying this conviction that cellular phones have become an integral part of our lives in this contemporary era. People have developed this feeling that being connected is a must-have. Moreover, our mobile phone addiction levels have reached a tipping point

However, `the usage of mobile phones is restricted at numerous places, like medical institutions, religious places, libraries and air travel.

Where was it?, and When was it?

Likewise, I went through a similar situation two months ago, when I visited a bank, and the concerned authorities did not allow me to use my mobile phone.

Although I had not had any plans to go to the bank, I went there when I realized that I forgot to collect my chequebook.

I immediately rushed to do the bank, leaving my other work pending. Since using the phone is risky while driving, I decided to make calls to my clients from the bank while waiting in the queue.

But to my dismay, the bank manager did not allow me to use my phone.

Why you were not allowed?

The banks usually have too much cash at their disposal, and due to this reason, they are more vulnerable to robbery and other criminal activities. And, for most crimes offenders utilize the services of cell phones. Hence to safeguard cash, banks do not allow the usage of mobile phones.

How did you feel about it?

I wanted my phone to inform my clients. I wished to communicate that I would contact them later due to my sudden visit to the bank.

Since I was unable to pick up the calls from the clients, I had tremendous stress.

Model Answer 2

Introduction :

In this contemporary epoch, mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives. And our life becomes boring and challenging when we do not get permission to use them.

I have gone through numerous situations when I am unable to use my mobile phone. One such occasion came into my life recently.

Where was it?, and When was it?

Two months back our college took us to the nearby hill station. It was an excursion trip, and the primary purpose was to make the students feel good post lockdown.

During that trip, our teacher did not allow the students to use their mobile phones.

Why you were not allowed?

The teacher did not permit us for a reason. Just after reaching the hill station one of the students lost his mobile phone. His phone was an expensive one.

The teacher in consultation with the principal had taken the mobile phone of all the students and put them inside a box on the bus.

The teacher did not want other students to lose their mobile phones. That is why she took that decision.

How did you feel about it?

Initially, I was upset because I wanted to capture memorable moments with my friends through the camera of my mobile.

However, after some time, our principal gave her a DSLR camera to us to click pictures. Hence we did not feel the need to use our mobile phones.

Moreover, we had no distractions, and we enjoyed the trip to the full extent.

Thus, the restriction on the usage of mobile phones was a blessing in disguise for me.

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 occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone”.

1. What is the impact of the cell phone?

Like other electronic devices, cell phones have both advantages and disadvantages. Because of cellular phones, we have immediate availability to knowledge and also due to them, we can easily make contact with our acquaintances. However, overuse of mobile phones can lead to disastrous repercussions regarding health problems and increased stress. The urge to always stay in touch is harming our personal relationships too.

2. What is the smartphone used the most for?

In my opinion, these days smartphones are basically utilized for approaching social networking applications like Signal, Instagram, Telegram, etc. Individuals also utilize them for work and entertainment, such as sending and receiving office emails, watching favourite shows, and playing games.

3. What is your opinion about selfies?

People these days have this uncanny knack for clicking selfies wherever they go. At every event, clicking selfies has become more or less a tradition. According to my opinion, it is a good trend because people create very good memories by clicking selfies…

IELTS new cue cards 2023

1Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful IELTS cue card
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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
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82Describe a volunteering experience you have had
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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
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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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