IELTS Speaking Follow-ups May to August 2022

IELTS Speaking Follow-ups May to August 2022

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This page contains answers for May to August 2002 Cue Cards follow up questions.For further details or training call/whatsapp at +91-9814713537.

1.Describe a time when you were stuck in a traffic jam IELTS Cue Card

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 time when you were stuck in a traffic jam”.

1. Are traffic jams common in Indian cities?

The population in India has grown manifold in the last 100 years. Due to this reason the traffic is on an incline. Apart from this underdeveloped public transportation system is another reason for congestion on roads.

2. Why are cities today facing serious traffic issues?

The biggest reason is strengthening the bottom line attitude of the multinational companies. The big organizations are leaving no stone unturned to sell two-wheelers and four-wheelers through sales gimmicks. Due to this reason, the count of vehicles plying on the roads has grown substantially.

Apart from this, the higher authorities have done enough to improve the plight of the public transportation system. To save time people use private transport and this escalates traffic woes.

 3. What can be done to improve traffic conditions in cities?

The first and foremost thing is to limit the number of vehicles a household could possess. It would reduce the number of automobiles plying on roads.

Apart from this, the government needs to create mass awareness campaigns to educate the public regarding carpooling, use of public transportation, etc.

The collaborative efforts of all the sections of society are a must to handle this pressing problem adroitly.

4. Can developing public transport help resolve traffic issues in cities?

Traffic congestion has reduced considerably in those nations which boast a sophisticated public transport system. People find it comfortable to travel in metros and tubes.

Hence, putting earnest efforts into improving the public transport system is prudent.

2.Describe an invention that has changed how people live IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe an invention that has changed how people live ”.

1. How has technology made our life easier?

There is no denying this conviction that technology has brought a paradigm shift in our lives—the tasks which used to take hours to take minutes to perform in this contemporary epoch. Smartphones are the primary example through which we can do banking transactions from the comfort of our homes without visiting the bank.

2. Which invention do you think is the most useful at home?

I think the food processor is the most helpful invention for the home. For numerous people cutting vegetables is a daunting task. However, with the use of this machine, we can do many household tasks with tremendous ease.

3. Is it more difficult for older people to accept new technologies?

It is challenging for older people to accept new technologies in some cases. There are two reasons for this; firstly, using devices is an uphill task for some of them.

Secondly, they have a deep attachment to the old setup. Due to these reasons, they do not accept new technologies with ease.

4. What can be done to help older people learn to use new technologies?

Older people are a boon to society because of the heaps of experience at their disposal. Hence, all sections of society must collaborate to help the od people learn new technologies.

Firstly the corporate world should plan special training programs for the elderly under the corporate social responsibility initiative.

The family members, especially kids, must leave no stone unturned to teach the elderly about new technology usage.

5. Will our life be better if we live without technology?

For the people of the contemporary epoch, technology is an integral part of their lives. And they use it to handle their conflicts adroitly. Therefore in the absence of technology, life would become more challenging.

We will have to spend a sizeable portion of our day on trivial tasks. For example, cleaning clothes takes hours instead of minutes in the absence of a washing machine. Apart from this, the quality is also compromised.

3.Describe a family member whom you would like to work with in the future IELTS Cue Card

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 family member whom you would like to work with in the future ”.

1. Are there any positive effects of working with a family member?

There are numerous positive effects of working with a family member. First and foremost is understanding because we know them personally, so the combination works like a charm in most cases. Moreover, the chances of fraud are less because the person is known to us.

Apart from this, it is easy to resolve the conflicts adroitly because the other family members mediate.

2. What kinds of family businesses are there in India?

In India, the joint family system is still in trend. Due to this reason, family-run businesses are abundant. The first and foremost is the food business. There is no denying this conviction that most of the sweet shops in India are run by families.

Apart from this, farming is another business that families run. In rural areas, a sizeable number of households have agriculture as their source of livelihood.

3. Why do people like to set up a family business?

Businesses thrive primarily on trust. Therefore, people find it comfortable to set up a family business because they think they will get unabated support from their partners in case of unforeseen contingencies.

Moreover, making informed decisions is also accessible in a family-run setup.

4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a family business?

The main advantage is trust. Apart from this, family members get immediate employment as they need not run here and there to get jobs. Lastly, decision-making is an easy task due to less involvement of outsiders.

On the other hand, the primary disadvantage is that people mix their personal life with their professional life. Moreover, in case the business goes down, the whole family’s income goes down. Furthermore, the creativity of family members declines due to working in the same business.

5. What are the causes for the success of a family business?

The leading cause of the success of a family business is faith. As the partners share an emotional bond, they provide unabated support to each other in unforeseen contingencies.

Moreover, the responsibility factor is also a significant point for the success of the family business. Because in case a member is going through challenging times, others leave no stone unturned to solve the grave concerns of their business.

6. How is the relation among members of a family business?

The relationship is often cordial, with occasional conflicts. The family business members try their best not to mix their personal and professional lives. However, in some cases, emotions outweigh logic, and conflicts arise.

4.Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown ”.

Q1. Why do many people like going to places with water such as lakes, rivers, or seas? 

People love to go to such places because they have realized the importance of nature in their lives. Moreover, these days all cities have shopping malls and multiplexes, and individuals find these places monotonous. Due to this reason, the visits to lakes, rivers or seas have grown appreciably.

Q2. What kinds of leisure activities do people like to do in water places?

The first and foremost activity is swimming. Apart from this, people indulge in snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, and a boatload of other activities.

Q3. Do children and old people relax in the same ways when they go to the beach?

There is a vast difference in the way children and older people relax when they go to the beach. The relaxation of children thrives primarily on play. Due to this reason, they indulge in a plethora of activities like beach volleyball, swimming, paras sailing etc.

On the other hand, older people relax by resting on the beach. They do simple activities like making sandcastles.

Q4. Why do people like water sports?

People like water sports because they get unlimited fun and entertainment through them. Apart from this such games are available at a few places, so limited availability also increases the charm.

Q5. Do you think the beach or seaside is more suitable for children or old people to spend their leisure time with?

Beach or seaside is suitable for people from all walks of life. Children have sufficient space to play their favourite sports. On the other hand, older people feel close to nature and relax in such places.

Q6. Is there much water transportation in your country?

Our country has two regions Himalayans and the peninsula. In the former one, there is limited water transportation, while in the latter one, a sizeable population commute through water route for various purposes.

Q7. Do people travel by boat in your country?

In numerous parts of my nation, especially coastal areas, people travel by boat.

Q8. How important is water in daily life?

There is no denying this conviction that life without water is impossible. Whether it is a trivial or a colossal task, we thrive primarily on the water to live a fruitful life.

Every year many people die to lack of water.

Q9. How important are rivers and lakes to the cities where they are located?

The lives of the locals pivot around the water bodies. Firstly, they enhance the beauty of the cities and give an economic boost by generating tourists.

Apart from this, local people get employment by fishing and many other activities.

Q10. Are the rivers in your country suffer from serious pollution?

Yes, pollution in water bodies has become a pressing problem. Especially in developing countries, most water bodies face contamination due to the persistent throwing of plastic and chemicals.

Q11. Do you think human activity is posing a threat to oceans globally?

Human beings’ lifestyle is a threat to the oceans. It is a gospel truth that people of the contemporary epoch want a comfortable lifestyle. Due to this, they use products detrimental to the water bodies.

It is a grave concern, and all nations should collaborate to mitigate it.

5.Talk about a traditional object of your country or Talk about a traditional product of your country that you bought

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Talk about a traditional object of your country or Talk about a traditional product of your country that you bought ”.

Q1. Describe another traditional product from your country (apart from what you spoke about).

Another traditional product from our country famous worldwide is lassi, i.e., buttermilk. In my nation, people are big fans of organic products. That is why traditional products are still in prominence. In the scorching heat of North India, this easy-to-make drink provides immense relief.

Q2. What are the benefits of traditional products to locals?

The main benefit is revenue. A large number of tourists get attracted to the specialities of some places. For example, a sweet dish called petha is a famous traditional product of Agra, and people from various parts come to Agra city to taste it.

Q3. Do you think the government should help in the promotion of traditional products? 

Traditional products provide jobs and recognition to the locals. Moreover, their sales contribute to the state’s exchequer. Hence it is worthwhile for the governments to lay excessive focus on promoting such products.

By doing so, the government can reduce unemployment and foster tourism.

Q4. Do you think because of globalization, countries are adopting each other traditions?

It is intuitively true that globalization has bridged the gap between nations. Due to this, the movement of people and goods has increased appreciably. And increased communication ultimately leads to an exchange of ideas and practices.

Therefore it is unequivocal to say that globalization has fostered the exchange of traditions between nations.

Q5. Why do people buy traditional products because of their traditional value or handmade?

The prominent reason behind buying traditional products is the value they offer. Moreover, people find it monotonous to buy machine-made products in the contemporary epoch.

Due to this reason hand made traditional products are also gaining prominence.

Q6. Did the traditional things of the past have more value than the present things?

There is only one thing that is permanent in this world: change. There is no denying this conviction that traditional past products are of immense significance, but their usability is more diminutive than modern products.

Because of changing times, the manufacturers change the design and features to suit the needs of the consumers.

Q7. Did the traditional things of the past have better quality than the present things?

It is a gospel truth that the producers of the modern era are laying excessive focus on the design and usability of the products. Due to this reason, the quality is going for a toss.

On the other hand, the central focus was on providing quality goods at affordable prices in the past.

Q8. Is it necessary to protect traditions?

Yes, it is significant to protect traditions because they are our identity and keep us attached to our roots. Hence, all the society sections should leave no stone unturned to preserve them.

Q9. Do you think teenagers should learn about traditions?

Yes. because teenagers are the future, and if they learn about the traditions, they can spread awareness of the posterity, and the cycle will continue.

6.Describe a positive change in your life IELTS Cue Card

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 positive change in your life ”.

Q1. Is your country changing rapidly?

Yes, India is in a changing mode post year1992. Before that period, India used to be a closed economy, and a businessperson had to take numerous licenses to start a business. Due to that, the economy was miserable, and the country had to pledge the gold to arrange funds.

At that time, the incumbent government decided to break the shackles, and globalization took place, and within five years, the country underwent a paradigm shift.

Since that period, the country has been changing rapidly. Consumers have changed, and due to that, the mindset of manufacturers has also changed.

Q2. How is your country changing?

The country is changing for good and for bad. Talking about the positives, the IT industry, and services sector is booming. India software engineers are giving tough competition to developers worldwide. Due to this reason, many big technology companies have offices in India.

Moreover, the services sector is also a burgeoning one. It is creating a boatload of employment opportunities. Various multinational Bpo’s operate from India.

Due to increasing salaries, the lifestyle is changing. People wear clothes from throughout the world. The weekend culture has made inroads in the lives of Indians. People work hard from Monday to Friday and enjoy Saturdays and Sundays.

The increasing income had surged the demand for products and services. Due to this, there is a dramatic rise in employment opportunities.

Q3. Do you think change is good?

The change is good in terms of rising incomes and job opportunities. But it is leading to numerous pressing problems. Firstly the quantity of waste has grown manifold. Due to that, many resources go into junk, and the wearer section remains deprived of that.

Moreover, the growth has led to a substantial increase in vehicles plying on roads. This change has brought two problems. Firstly there is a lot of traffic congestion which leads to stress. Secondly, pollution of all kinds has made inroads in our lives.

Lastly, spiralling inflation is forcing some sections to involve in anti-social activities. Due to this crime graph is on an incline.

Q4. What are some of the significant changes that usually occur to people in our lives?

The first significant change is in hormones. With growing age, our body undergoes many changes, and the change in hormones leads to mood upswings.

After that, the other significant change is when we complete our studies and begin our work life. That is the time when we start taking our life seriously.

Our following significant change comes when we tie the nuptial knot. Staying with a life partner leads to numerous challenges that we need to handle adroitly.

Post marriage, the following significant change is when we have kids. We get added responsibility, and we have to provide unabated support to our children.

The last significant change in life is retirement. It is the time when we hang our boots and enjoy our retired life by passing the baton to the next generation.

Q5. Is it essential for people to make changes according to their surroundings?

An adage says, “While in Rome, do what Romans do.”The planet earth is massive in size with numerous cultures, traditions, religions, climates, languages, wardrobes, etc. Every place has its charm coupled with rules and regulations.

In such a scenario, adaptability is the key. By changing ourselves according to our surroundings, we can handle the conflicts adroitly and lead our lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

7.Talk about an important/Special event you celebrated IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Talk about an important/Special event you celebrated ”.

Q1. How do people in your country celebrate events? (Answered in Present Tense)

People have umpteen ways to celebrate. They invite their near and dear ones to a party and have fun. The second way is going on holiday with family and friends. Moreover, in religious events, people from all walks of life visit religious places and do community service.

Q2. What events do Indian people like to celebrate? (Answered in Present Tense)

Indian people celebrate events such as birthdays, weddings, wedding anniversaries, and retirement. Apart from this, people celebrate religious functions like Dussehra, Diwali, Eid, Gurpuab, Christmas, and many others with pomp and show.

Q3. Why do you think a celebration is essential? (Answered in Present Tense)

Celebration is significant for two reasons. Firstly, it provides us with a much-needed break from our busy schedule. Due to this reason, our stress goes for a toss.

Apart from this, celebrations give us a chance to meet our near and dear ones. We interact with them and bridge the gap.

Lastly, celebrations are suitable for the economy because many industries, such as hospitality, thrive primarily on the events for revenue.

Q4. Do you prefer big or small celebrations? (Answered in Present Tense)

Being an extrovert, I prefer big celebrations because I get a chance to meet many people. Moreover, there are a variety of things to do at such events. On the other hand, small celebrations look monotonous and sometimes end before time.

Q5. Why do some people like expensive and grand celebrations? (Answered in Present Tense)

Some people have this uncanny knack for showing off their opulent lifestyle. They believe that by flaunting their wealth, they can impress other people.

Q6. Do you think it is a waste of money to spend much on celebrations of national events? (Answered in Present Tense)

I think it is worthwhile to spend money on national celebrations. Firstly, such events bridge the gap between people and strengthen the nation’s social fabric.

Moreover, national events are worthwhile for the economy. Numerous people get money and employment due to such celebrations. Hence spending money on them is a prudent approach.

Q7. How can people prepare for an event? (Answered in Present Tense)

To prepare for the event, the first thing to do is make a list of the participants. After that, the organizer must ascertain the money at his disposal.

After that, the venue booking and other logistics need to be worked out. After this work, a checklist needs to be drawn, and the organizer must pay attention to other aspects.

Q8. Do you like to plan for an important meeting or activity? (Answered in Present Tense)

I give immense significance to planning because only a few good things happen by chance, and every worthwhile activity demands a plan.

Moreover, our willpower declines after some time without sufficient planning, and our enthusiasm drops. Hence making a blueprint of a meeting or activity is a prudent approach.

Q9. What factors should be considered when planning an event? (Answered in Present Tense)

The first and foremost thing is the purpose behind the function. The second most important thing is the budget because the level of function depends on the funds at our disposal.

Once both these aspects are considered, the type of audience we have needs to be given attention. Based on the preferences of our guests, the rest of the things need to be planned.

8. Describe a time when you observed the stars

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 time when you observed stars ”.

Q1. Why do people like to study the sky?

People prefer to get educated regarding the sky to note the variations in weather; a few watch it to get inspired for artwork such as painting, photography, etc. It is also imperative to learn about sky and space to know that we live in a massive universe, which generates our urge to decipher what’s beyond the sky. Some people do it to observe the planet’s movements, as they opine that this helps them predict the future.

Q2. Do you know any stories related to planets?

I watched a Hollywood movie named “The Martian,” in which one member of a spaceship gets detached from the other members. The rest of the astronauts believe e that he has died, but after some time, they come to know that he is alive.

That person tries his best to survive by growing plants and vegetables on Mars. But all his efforts go in vain due to a dust storm. The NASA team sends another spaceship for his rescue from planet earth, and finally, after many ordeals, the lost astronaut comes back to earth.

This story tells us never to lose hope and to remain hopeful to handle the conflicts adroitly.

Q3. Do you think children should be told planet stories to improve their imagination?

Yes, because knowing about the plants generate curiosity. Such development would make the current generation and the posterity more interested in space exploration. And there is no denying this conviction that the people of planet earth need to take a giant leap to explore the universe.

Q4. Would children be benefited from watching stars?

Yes, children get numerous benefits from watching stars. Their curiosity about the universe and outer space strengthens, boosting their creativity. With the world getting serious about space exploration, they could make a decent career in this field.

Q5. Would you like to watch movies on planets?

Since childhood, I have had this uncanny knack for watching movies that make me think beyond the conventional domain. Due to this habit, I have watched numerous movies on aliens, spaceships, planets, galaxies, and other space-related fields.

By watching such movies, I feel enlightened and get inspiration that I might visit some other planet one day.

Q6. Did you like to watch the sky when you were young?

My interest in watching the sky has been there since childhood, and despite my busy schedule, there has been no decline. Whenever I visit my farmhouse, I watch the sky. In the scorching heat of summers, I prefer to sleep on the rooftop and watch stars and planets.

9.Describe a plant, vegetable or crop that you are familiar with

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 plant, vegetable or crop that you are familiar with ”.

Q1. Do people in your country like to grow plants at home?

People in my country, especially from rural areas, are fond of growing plants at home. They believe that this way, they can maintain their health. The prominent reason behind this attitude is that growing plants at home serves two benefits.

Firstly, people get positive vibes by having nature around them, and they breathe fresh air.

Secondly, they get organic fruits and vegetables from the plants, which help them have a good diet. Because in the modern era, agriculture is commercialized, and the usage of pesticides is growing at a tremendous pace.

Q2. Do older adults grow plants?

Older adults know the benefits of remaining close to nature. That’s why growing plants is their hobby, and they have the habit of spending their leisure time gardening and other environment-friendly activities.

Q3. How do schools teach students to grow plants?

Schools teach students to grow plants in two ways. Firstly they provide theoretical knowledge in a chapter in books, videos, role-playing, etc.

Secondly, they encourage the students by helping them plant trees at the school, home and public parks, and other places.

Q4. What is the main plant of your country?

India has immense diversity, and the climate changes every 500 km. Due to this reason, all kinds of plants grow here. That’s why the concept of the main plant is not in existence is no plant. However, turmeric, basil, neem, and aloe vera plants enjoy popularity because of their medicinal benefits.

10.Describe a friend you like to talk with

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 friend you like to talk with”.

1. Where do young people like to meet?

In the contemporary epoch, youngsters have a plethora of places to meet. Firstly they meet at shopping malls, pubs, discotheques, and movie shows to spend leisure time together.

Apart from this, they like to meet at sports matches and playgrounds. Some fitness freaks meet at gymnasiums.

Lastly, those fond of reading like to meet at libraries, and book fairs, to find new reading content.

2. What do young people talk about when they meet up?

The first and foremost thing for them to discuss is the current happenings in their friend circle. Apart from this, they talk about various celebrities like film stars, sports stars, etc.

Moreover, they talk about the latest gadgets and devices and often share their reviews. Furthermore, they discuss their love interests.

3. Do you think people should be honest when talking with friends?

Yes, because friendship thrives primarily on honesty. When we talk about dishonesty, we widen the gap between our friends and us. And sometimes it breaks the friendship too.

4. On what occasions do people talk with strangers?

People talk with strangers usually to gain information, like knowing the way to a place. In case of any unforeseen contingency, they ask for immediate help from the passerby.

Apart from this, they talk to strangers to pass their leisure time while traveling through public transport or waiting for their turn in case of an appointment with a doctor or an advocate.

11.Describe a chocolate you didn’t like

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 chocolate you didn’t like  ”.

1. What are the facts about chocolate?

Chocolate comes from cacao beans. It is an instant source of energy. If you are hungry for a long time, it is the best eatable. Moreover, it is the most consumed sweet in the world. People from all age groups relish it.

2. Where does Cocoa come from?

The cacao tree’s seed is the cocoa bean, a tropical plant native to the specific regions of the Americas. 

3. Why do people love chocolate so much?

People love chocolate so much for two reasons. Firstly it is tasty and comes in various forms. So people can relish in the forms of bars, shakes, cakes, brownies, puddings, and many more. Any modern celebration is incomplete without chocolate.

Moreover, its consumption produces dopamine, reducing our stress and making us feel better. Therefore it is advisable to eat chocolate whenever we go through challenging times.

4. Which type of chocolate do you like the most?

I like dark chocolate because of its unique taste. Moreover, it doesn’t have extra sugar; due to this reason, it is a healthy option. Numerous studies have provided that eating it could reduce your heart disease and heart attack chances.

12.Describe an interesting neighbour

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Describe an interesting neighbour ”.

Q1. Do you think (good) neighbours are essential? (Why? How? Why not?

Good neighbours play an imperative role in our lives because they are the ones with whom we interact face to face regularly. If we feel alone and need someone who can interact with us, then the best option we have is neighbours because they are just a few steps away. Moreover, in case of an unforeseen contingency, they are the ones who can provide us with unabated support immediately. Lastly, they are the ones with whom we celebrate festivals, events, and occasions at regular intervals.

Q2. What are the qualities of a good neighbour? (What qualities would you like your neighbours to have?)

A good neighbour needs to have the following qualities. First of all, they should respect the privacy of others and provide freedom to people in their vicinity by not peeping into their lives.

Apart from this, they should be cooperative. In case of any troubles, they should provide untinted support to the people in the neighbourhood.

Q3. Do most Indian people know their neighbours?

Indian people are social by nature. According to them, interacting with neighbours is an emotionally enriching experience. Moreover, joint family culture is still prevalent in India, and due to that, regular visits of neighbours and other family members are still in trend.

Q4. What are some of the qualities of a good community?

A good community thrives on the good qualities of its inhabitants. First of all, people should keep the environment neat and clean by not throwing garbage here and there. Secondly, they must refrain from playing loud music.

Thirdly they must respect the elders and provide moral values to the children. Apart from this, the community members should collaborate to solve their pressing problems. Lastly, they must organize events to bridge the gap between them.

 Q5. In India, are there any facilities for improving relations between neighbours?

Yes, various NGOs act as mediators to resolve the conflicts adroitly between neighbours. Apart from this, in urban areas, the residents’ welfare association takes the lead in resolving problems between neighbours.

13.Describe a competition you would like to take part in IELTS Cue Card

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 competition you would like to take part in ”.

1. What kinds of people are competitive?

The competitive spirit is usually found in those who love to challenge themselves. Such people compete with their performance, and their real competition is with themselves. Due to this reason, they do things beyond the conventional domain to lead their lives toward an impressive growth trajectory.

Such people always keep their competitors charged because they take full advantage of the other party’s mistakes.

2. What kind of activities/competitions do people like to participate in?

Creative people participate in talent shows for skills like dancing, singing, painting, acting, etc. Secondly, those with good cognitive skills take part in quizzes and debates.

Apart from this sportspersons take part in their respective sport. And those who have immense physical strength participate in body-building competitions.

3. What kinds of competitions are prevalent in your hometown?

My hometown is famous for its education and sports facilities. The majority of competitions are related to education like Maths, Science, English, and General Knowledge Olympiads. Apart from this people show their creative talents in dance, music and acting shows.

Beauty pageants have also gained prominence these days, and females from different age groups participate in them.

Lastly, cricket, hockey, and football competitions are also popular.

4. Why do you think there are many competitive programs on TV today?

The prominent reason for this development is that people are no longer interested in daily soaps and other tv programs. They have developed a strong disliking for scripted programs. Due to this reason, competition programs where the participants leave no stone unturned to give their best performances are gaining momentum.

14.Talk about a special day which was not that expensive IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Talk about a special day which was not that expensive or on which you didn’t have to spend a lot of money.”.

1. Do teenagers spend much more money than before?

Unlike past, teenagers these days have many options for spending money. First of all, they have fast food from worldwide at their disposal. So their spending on food has increased.

Secondly, branded clothes are in demand these days. And youngsters feel deprived without them. Moreover, it is intuitively true that brands come for a price. Therefore, teenagers depending on clothes are also on an incline.

Lastly, various gadgets and digital products have made inroads in the lives of teenagers. They spend money on gadgets and gaming.

Considering the changes, it is evident that teenagers’ spending has increased manifold.

2. How can people save money as much as possible?

People can save as much as possible by smartly investing the extra money at their disposal. They should invest money in mutual funds, bank fixed deposits, shares, non-fungible tokens, etc.

Moreover, they should gain knowledge of various financial products to do savings prudently.

3. Did you ever have a bad shopping experience?

I had a bad shopping experience when I ordered online from a just-launched website. Firstly there was an unprecedented delay in the product delivery. Secondly, the size delivered was different from the one that I ordered. Thirdly, getting a replacement was a daunting task; I had to run from pillar to post to get the refund.

4. Why is online shopping so popular these days?

Online shopping is popular because it saves two precious resources. The first one is time, and the second is money. We need to go out to the market to buy products; instead, they are at our doorsteps.

Secondly, the online companies need not spend much money on showroom rentals and other expenses. Due to that, their margins are high, and they pass them on to the consumers. Therefore, we save substantial money through online shopping.

5. Do you think you can buy something from a physical store without money?

In some developed countries, some stores are there where you need not carry money, you need to show your identity, and the payment is deducted from your account. Therefore at the time of purchase, you need not carry money.

15.Describe something that helps you concentrate IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Describe something that helps you concentrate ”.

1. Is it essential for children to learn how to concentrate?

There are numerous distractions in the contemporary epoch, and focus is imperative to lead our lives towards an impressive growth trajectory. Due to this reason, children must learn how to concentrate because numerous products and services are there to lead them towards instant gratification.

In such circumstances, they need to concentrate on doing their studies with determination, dedication, and discipline.

2. What can employers do to help employees concentrate?

There are numerous ways through which employers can support their employees in concentrating. Firstly, they must make available a silent workplace environment. Apart from this, employees must be allowed to take short breaks to reduce stress.

Thirdly after office hours, meditation and yoga camps should be organized at the workplace.

3. What kinds of jobs require higher concentration at work?

In my opinion, a surgeon’s job requires a high level of concentration because one mistake could jeopardize the life of a patient. Apart from this, jobs for repairing gadgets with tiny parts also require immense focus.

4. Have you ever felt it difficult to concentrate?

I find it challenging to concentrate If I do not get sufficient sleep. Moreover, when I indulge in unnecessary arguments, I lose my focus. Apart from this, my concentration goes on a toss when there is a noisy environment.

5. What kinds of distractions bother you in life?

The biggest distraction is my smartphone. I have this uncanny knack for checking it every ten minutes for updates. Apart from this, knowing the latest score for cricket matches also affects my focus.

16.Describe an activity you do to keep fit IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Describe an activity you do to keep fit ”.

1. What do older people in your country do to keep fit?

Older people must stay fit. To have a healthy life, they do many activities like yoga and walking. Apart from this, they refrain from eating junk food and eat a healthy balanced diet. Moreover, they go for regular health checkups and take supplements.

2. What kinds of sports are popular in India?

In India, outdoor sports are more popular than indoor sports. The most played sports are cricket, hockey, and football.

3. Do you think young people should play dangerous sports?

Dangerous sports have a limited audience, and the participants are always at the peril of injury or mortality. Therefore playing such sports by young people is an imprudent approach.

4. What else can people do to keep fit besides sports?

To keep fit, people can do numerous things besides sports. Firstly, they must eat a balanced diet comprising all the nutrients and avoid junk food.

Moreover, they should show their food correctly and adopt fasting once a week.

5. What can parents do to make their children like sports?

To inculcate the habit of playing sports in kids, the parents must join them in some sports academy where a seasoned coach must provide training. By doing practice under the guidance of a trainer, children start liking the sports.

17.Describe a fishing area that you visited once

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 fishing area that you visited once ”.

1. Do you like fishing?

I like fishing because it is a good pastime. Whenever I have leisure time, I go fishing to relax in the arms of nature.

2. Is fishing a useful hobby?

It is a useful hobby because it teaches us an important life skill: patience. Fishing is an activity that we cannot do instantly and need a boatload of time for it. Sometimes you have to wait for hours.

While fishing, the experience teaches us that good things take time, and we cannot do them in a hurry.

3. Do you like eating fish?

Being a vegetarian, I do not eat fish

   or

I love eating fish, but I eat it in the winters only because it is not suitable for our health in the summers. My favourite is fish tikka with mint sauce.

4. What kinds of fish do you like eating?

The fish type I like to eat is salmon because it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, suitable for our health.

5. Why do people go fishing?

People go fishing for two reasons. Firstly, to pass their leisure time, people feel monotonous at home during weekends in this contemporary epoch. They love to do things beyond the conventional domain to utilize their leisure time effectively.

Moreover, they go fishing to learn o be patient. In the modern are, people have become impatient, and this activity helps them change their habits.

6. Why do people like keeping fish as pets?

People like keeping fish as pets in an aquarium to make the environment lively in their houses.

18.Describe an introvert person whom you know IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Describe an introvert person”.

1. What is the difference between shy and introverted?

A shy person often doesn’t communicate well with strangers but talks comfortably to their near and dear ones. Introverts, on the other hand, have this uncanny knack of remaining in solitude for a sizeable part of the day. Communication with someone is a daunting task.

2. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

I am a combination of both, which is called an ambivert. According to the situation, I change my personality. To those people who are enthusiastic and possess a positive attitude towards life, I am an extrovert. On the other hand, with those who spread negativity, I maintain a dignified distance and behave like an introvert.

3. Is the number of introverts on an incline.?

With the advent of technology, there has been a significant rise in the number of introverts. The overuse of smartphones and gadgets has reduced crucial face-to-face interactions dramatically. Due to that many people remain confined to the comfort of their homes and keep themselves isolated from society.

19.Describe something that saves your time IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Describe something that saves your time ”.

1. Why don’t people have enough time nowadays?

In the contemporary epoch, inflation has become an integral part of our lives, and people have to run from pillar to post to make ends meet.

Due to this reason, people have less time at their disposal because a sizeable part of their day goes towards study and work.

2. Is it necessary for people to relax during the working day?

There is no denying this conviction that relaxation is an integral part of life. We need it to recharge ourselves because after working for long hours our physical and mental capacity declines.

Moreover, it is a gospel truth that our ability to do work thrives primarily on willpower which enhances through relaxation. Hence, getting relaxed in between work is a prudent approach.

3. How can people achieve better work-life balance?

People can achieve better work-life balance by not mixing their family and office work. To do so, while at home their central focus should be on their family, and they should spend time doing household chores to maintain a positive environment inside the house.

Likewise, when they are in the office, they should work with determination, dedication and discipline to solve the conflicts adroitly. We should not let home issues take precedence over the problems at work.

4. Does current technology cause people to waste or save time?

Technology is there to help us. It is on us how we use it. We can use it for both saving and wasting our precious resource time. For example, television helps us to save time because we can watch our favourite movies at home and we need not go to the theatre. However, when we see films for a sizeable part of the day, that’s a sheer wastage of time.

20.Describe something important that you lost IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Describe something important that you lost ”.

1. What kinds of people may lose things often?

In my opinion, careless people have this habit of losing things. They do not value their belongings, so they get deprived of them.

2. What can we do to prevent losing important things?

To prevent losing essential things, we should follow the fundamental organizing principle: “A place for everything and everything in its place.”

After assigning a place to our essential belongings, we must make a list to keep in the record of where we have placed them. This practice reduces the chances of losing important things.

3. What would you do if you saw something valuable that didn’t belong to you on the street?

I always keep those things with which I put earnest efforts. Any stuff lying on the street is not my asset, irrespective of the price. Therefore, I will not keep it to myself and try to look for the owner. And in case I am unable to find him, I will hand over the thing to the police so that they can deliver the product to its owner.

4. What kinds of things have you lost so far?

I take utmost care of my belongings and try my best not to lose them. But many times, I have lost my mobile phones and pen drives due to negligence. Apart from this, once I lost my school bag. 

5. What do you usually do to look for lost items?

I look for them here and there and contact my friends and family for cues to locate the lost item.

21.Describe an interesting thing you have learned from a foreign culture

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe an interesting thing you have learned from a foreign culture”.

1 Do you think it’s important to know about other cultures? 

In the contemporary epoch, technology has bridged the gap between people. Due to this reason, the movement of individuals from one country to another has increased appreciably. In such a scenario knowing other cultures is a prudent approach because it leads to the holistic development of individuals.

Moreover, by learning about other cultures, people can easily lead their lives toward an impressive growth trajectory. In the modern era, more information leads to a surge in the opportunities at your disposal.

2. How can we benefit from learning about other cultures?

Learning about other cultures leads to a paradigm shift in our personality because we come to know various practices that help us know the world better.

Moreover, it helps us be closer to the people from other nations. And this closeness fosters business relationships betwixt various countries. Hence learning about other cultures is a worthwhile proposition.

3 What do you think is the best way to learn about another culture? 

The best way to learn about another culture is to interact with the native people of that culture. By conversing with them, we can know their values and traditions.

Apart from this, watching movies and videos related to the culture we wish to know about is another prudent approach. This medium is highly effective. Youtube is the best platform for this.

Lastly, they can take the help of social media and join various groups to chat with people from diverse backgrounds. This practice helps to gain knowledge of other cultures from the comfort of your home.

4 Do you think that learning foreign languages can help us understand foreign cultures?

Yes, it is worthwhile to learn the language of the culture you wish to know more about. Because language contains the essence of that culture, and by learning it, we can interact with the native population in a better way.

22.Describe an occasion when you got positive feedback for work that you did IELTS Cue Card

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 got positive feedback for work that you did ”.

Q1. Do you like helping others?

Being an altruist person I find pleasure in helping others. Whenever I get free time I spend it providing unabated support to needy people.

Q2. In your view should children be taught to help others?

It is a gospel truth that relationships thrive primarily on the support we provide to each other. Due to this reason, it is imperative to inculcate the habit of helping others in children. This practice helps them to widen their social circle.

Moreover, in case of any unforeseen contingency, they can garner the unstinted support of others.

Q3. How can we encourage children to help others?

It is unequivocal to say that children follow examples instead of advice. Therefore to motivate the children to help others the adults must provide support to their near and dear ones.

By seeing the adults setting an example, children also get motivated to help others.

Q4. Do you think people are less willing to help others these days compared to the past?

In my opinion, people of the contemporary epoch are less willing to help others compared to the past because of inflation and hectic schedule.

People these days have to run from pillar to post to make ends meet. And due to rising inflation, they do not have sufficient funds at their disposal to help others.

Moreover, due to a hectic schedule, they do not gue sufficient time to provide unabated support to others.

Q5. Do people trust others as much as they used to in the past?

The level of trust has declined considerably in this contemporary epoch. Because of rising inflation and lack of opportunities people do things beyond the conventional domain to defraud others.

Q6. How do people in your community help one another?

People in my community help each other by providing food and medical support each other. Apart from this few people provide free education to the weaker sections of society.

Q7. How do students such as high school students help each other?

Students provide support to each other in two ways. Firstly they share their study material with their friends like notes, stationery etc. Moreover, they share their bikes, and scooters too in case of need.

Q8. How can charitable organizations help people?

Charitable organisations can help the weaker sections of society by providing them with free education, medical care and food. Apart from this, they can organise awareness programs to highlight the pressing problems of society.

Q9. What are some examples of such organizations in your country?

The most famous charitable organisation is Being Human. It provides unstinted support to the weaker sections of society.

Q10. What do you think are the benefits of having unpaid volunteer workers?

The first benefit is that the volunteer’s computer pending works and enhances the productivity at zero cost. Apart from this, the experience volunteers gain helps them to find a suitable jobs for them.

Q11. How do you think the volunteers themselves benefit?

Volunteers benefit themselves in two ways. Firstly they get blessings to form the society, and secondly, the work they do provides them with experience and knowledge to lead their life toward an impressive growth trajectory.

Q12. Should professionals be hired rather than using volunteer workers?

It is advisable to hire professionals for works which require expertise like a doctor or an engineer. However, for simple tasks like a cashier or a gardener hiring volunteers is a prudent approach. 

Q13. Do you think international aid, for example from my national government to another is important?

The world has nations of different categories like developed, developing and underdeveloped. It is the bounden duty of affluent nations to provide other nations with international aid. So that the poor nations can handle their conflicts adroitly.

Q14. Can you give examples of international aid?

Corona vaccine is a prime example. India provided it free of cost to many nations 

23.Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in”.

1. Is it hard to find quiet places in cities?

Yes, because the central focus of the administration of most of the cities is on commercialisation. Due to this, every nook and corner of the cities have either residential units or commercial units. Moreover, the number of vehicles plying on the roads has increased considerably. Therefore, finding a quiet place in urban areas is a daunting task.

2. Why is it quieter in the countryside?

The prominent reason for countryside areas being quieter is the open spaces they have. Due to these open spaces like farms, there is less noise. Moreover, people of rural areas make less use of vehicles. Due to this, there is less noise over there.

3. Why do people go to quiet places?

In this contemporary epoch of fierce competition, people have too much stress in their lives. When they go to quiet places, they can release their stress, and feel fresh.

4. Compared with young people, do old people prefer to live in quiet places?

Senior citizens are more aware of the benefits of quietness due to the heaps of experience they have. Hence they chose to spend more time in a serene environment as compared to youngsters.

5. Why do some people not like quiet places?

Some people, especially teenagers, love to have more fun and excitement in their lives. Therefore, they find it hard to spend time in a calm environment.

6. Do you know other quiet places?

There are numerous places with a quiet environment, especially in rural areas. I have many acquaintances who live in countryside areas. Upon visiting those places, I find calmness everywhere. There is minimal traffic on roads.

7. Do you need a quiet place when you are working?

My best performance comes, when I get an opportunity to work with concentration. Therefore for me, calmness is a must while working. In a noisy environment, my performance declines a lot.

 8. Why do people like to spend time in quiet places?

People like to spend time in quiet places because at such places they break the monotony of their lives. A calm environment soothes their mind and brain. Moreover, it helps them to handle the conflicts in their lives adroitly.

9. Do you know anyone who likes noise?

Some people have this tendency to perform best in noise. A notable example is teenagers and youngsters who often get charged up while listening to loud music.

24.Describe a popular/well-known person in your country IELTS Cue Card

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 popular/well-known person in your country”.

Q1. What are the qualities of being famous?

Famous people are of two types. Firstly those who are humble take their popularity as a blessing and try to use their stardom to solve the pressing problems of society. The south superstar Rajnikant is a prime example of this who provides unabated support to the people of his state.

The second category is those who show attitude and take their stardom for granted. Such people misbehave with their fans, and they have this uncanny knack for throwing tantrums whenever they do not get enough attention.

Q2. Do you know any famous star who likes helping other people?

Vivek Oberai is a famous Bollywood actor. He provides help to needy people. Whenever there is a natural calamity, he is the first to provide support to the affected people. During the Tsunami of 2004, he adopted four villages and provided all kinds of support.

Q3. Do you think children should imitate their idols?

There is no harm in imitating the idols, but that should be in limit because excess of everything is terrible. Moreover, they must refrain from copying those who have a terrible image in society, like superstars who endorse tobacco products.

Q4. What influence do famous stars have on teenagers?

In the teenage years, the children are in the developing stage. They run after instant gratification during this time, and they stay away from delayed gratification.

Famous stars have a tremendous influence on teenagers. They endorse the good as well as bad qualities of their favourites. Their clothes, hairstyles, etc., are carbon copies of their loved celebrities.

Q5. Do you think famous stars have more freedom or less freedom?

I think famous stars have less freedom at their disposal because wherever they go, people follow them for autographs and pictures. So taking a walk or eating their favourite mouth-watering delicacy in a public place is a daunting task for them.

Apart from this, paparazzi photographers also run after them to have a click. 

25.Describe a time when you helped a child IELTS Cue Card

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 time when you helped a child”.

Q1. Do you like helping others?

Yes, I like helping others because I get innate satisfaction from it. At the weekends, I provide support to people from humble backgrounds by gifting their equipment and other essential tools which could make them earn a livelihood easily.

Q2. Should parents teach helping others to their children?

Yes, it is the bounden duty of the parents to teach their children to help others because success in this epoch thrives primarily on the kind of relationships you have. And by helping others, we can have a better bond with them.

When we provide help to others, they also reciprocate by supporting us in any unforeseen contingency.

And to teach the children to help others, the parents need to create an example. All family members should provide unabated support to their near and dear ones so that the children should consider it an integral part of their lives.

Q3. Do you think nowadays people do more good work than in the past?

Yes, these days people do more good work than in the past because the world has become a global village due to the advanced means of technology. And now people can support a person sitting in any corner of the world. On the other hand, earlier people used to provide help in their local area only, and beyond that, it was a daunting task for them.

Q4. Will you help others in the future?

Being an altruist helping others is a part of my personality. As my income grows in the future, I will provide more support to the needy by expanding more money and energy.

Q5. How do you encourage children to help others?

To encourage children to help others, the adults need to set an example. They can motivate the children to provide unabated support to needy people because our children follow the example set by the seniors.

Q6. How do world social organizations such as Red Cross collect their funds worldwide?

To collect funds by creating mass awareness and the best medium for them is social media campaigns and advertisements. Apart from this, the other way for funds collection is through corporate social responsibility initiatives through which it collects funds from prominent organizations, especially multinational companies.

Q7. Do small non-government organizations always need big organizations’ help, or can they collect funds themselves?

In this modern era, technology has made inroads in our lives. Billions of people remain connected on social media. It doesn’t matter whether an organization is big or small in such a scenario. They need to create suitable social media and other campaigns to reach their target audience.

Q8. Do you think people in India should help foreigners visiting India who need help? (Why? / Why not?)

Yes, it is the prime responsibility of the Indian people to provide foreigners with unstinted support because it improves the goodwill of our nation. Moreover, it helps the Indians settle abroad because the help foreigners get from India motivate them to provide unabated support to the Indian diaspora.

Moreover, it helps our country economically because it helps strengthen the tourism ties with other nations.

Q9. What is the most important way for a country to help foreigners visit the country?

We can help the visiting foreigners in many ways. However, the best one is to make their stay comfortable by providing unmatched hospitality. Firstly we must not overcharge them for various products and services, and secondly, there should be a dedicated helpline number to solve their complaints. There must be a separate lane for them at airports, bus stands, railway stations, and cinemas.

Q10. Many people only look out for themselves and never think about helping others. What do you think of this attitude?

Not helping others and looking for self-interest is an egoist attitude, and it is detrimental because it leads to a non-cooperative society. Such people have a limited social circle, and people avoid them.

Q11. Do Indian people help others who need help, such as people in extreme poverty? (How?)

People in India take it as a bounden duty to help people living in extreme poverty. They do so by providing food, clothes, and medicines to them. Some non-governmental organizations provide free education to poverty-stricken kids. Corona pandemic is a prime example where people from all walks of life supported the poor people in various forms.

26.Describe something that surprised you IELTS Cue Card

Here are some follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe something that surprised you”.

1. Do you like surprises?

I like surprises because I feel special. To surprise someone, we have to plan a few things by devoting our time, and if someone does it for me, I become a fan of that person.

2. What has been the biggest surprise in your life?

The biggest surprise of my life was when I went for an interview, and among eight hundred candidates, I was the only one who received the offer letter.

3. What do you think is the most surprising thing about you?

The most surprising thing about me is that I perform my best under stress. Most people give their best when they feel motivated. On the other hand, I draw inspiration from my failures to lead my life toward an impressive growth trajectory.

4. What surprised you about getting old?

The most surprising thing about getting old is that our needs become limited. We understand the true meaning of life and our personality undergoes a paradigm shift.

27.Describe an occasion when you lost something

Here are some follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  Describe an occasion when you lost something”.

1. Why do some people lose things?

Some people do not plan. They behave like a ship without radar that is always at the mercy of wind for its direction. Due to this habit, they do not keep track of their possessions. Moreover, a few people incline toward entertainment, and when they are in an enjoyable mood, they pay less heed to their things and lose them.

2. What kinds of things do generally people lose?

People generally lose all kinds of things. They often do not track the things they’re not used to carrying. For example, in those places where it rains once in a blue moon, people take an umbrella on a rainy day, but when they place it somewhere, they tend to forget it and lose it.

Apart from this, people forget their wearable accessories like caps, scarves etc.

3. What can people do to find things they’ve lost?

The first and foremost thing people must do is recall where they’ve been. If they have lost their keys, it is better to look in places with a higher probability of leaving them. This strategy works like a charm for me, and I am pretty sure it will benefit others.

In my opinion, another strategy is to attach some contact details to our belongings. It helps us when we lose something and the person who finds it calls us by seeing our contact information.

28.Describe a creative person whose work you admire IELTS cue card

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 creative person whose work you admire

1. Do you think you are a creative person?

I am a creative person since my childhood, I have been converting waste products into something worthwhile. For example, recently I made a bag from my old pair of jeans. Whenever I have something which has become obsolete, I use it creatively. Recently, I used an old CPU as a storage device in my study room.

2. Is it good for children to learn arts?

Learning art is a prudent approach for children because of two reasons. Firstly they can relieve their stress, as we all know in this contemporary epochfierce competition has become an integral part of our lives. A co-curricular pursuit like art can help the children feel less pressured. Secondly, it provides them with an opportunity to think beyond the conventional domain. And through art, they can hone their creative skills and lead their lives toward an impressive growth trajectory.

3. What kind of jobs require people to be creative? 

In this modern era, the growth of a person thrives primarily on creativity. It is a skill that can bring a paradigm shift in our lives. The life of people in the entertainment industry pivots around creativity. Creative people are in most demand in this industry.

Apart from this, all other jobs require creativity in different proportions. Without creativity, the workplace seems monotonous. And to add dynamism, to the jobs, it is a must-have attribute.

4. Do you think leaders need to have the creative ability?

Leadership is a daunting task. To motivate the team, the leaders need to bring an element of surprise to their work. Without creativity, the team members feel jaded. Hence like other skills, the leaders need to work on creativity to bring the best out of their work.

29.Describe a difficult decision you once made

Here are some follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a difficult decision that you once made”.

1. What decisions do people generally make in their daily life?

In our daily life, we have to make a lot of decisions. They have to choose what to eat and what to wear. They also have to decide about their plan for the day, like what significant tasks they have to do.

2. Which is easier, making a decision by oneself or making a decision after a group discussion?

It is no doubt easier to decide after engaging in a group discussion because we come to know divergent perspectives, in short, different ways to solve the issue. However, in some cases, too much pondering with others lead to an unprecedented delay in making the right choice.

3. Why are many young people unwilling to listen to their parent’s advice?

I believe numerous youngsters opine that their parents thinking is not in synchronisation with the needs of this contemporary epoch. Moreover, at a young age, due to hormonal changes, they have this tendency to not pay enough heed to the advice of their parents.

4. Why do middle-aged people tend to second guess their decision?

According to my opinion, second-guessing has very little to do with the age of a person. We all have this tendency to go ahead with a second guess, in case the decision seems to be difficult and when we do not have enough confidence while making a decision. I believe the prudent approach to do away with second-guessing or rethinking the decision is to put a limit on the options we have and discuss them with our acquaintances.

5. Should significant decisions be made by a single person or a group of people?

Decisions that are significant lead to a collosol impact on the future, due to this reason a group of people must take part while making informed choices.

6. Should people consider the consequences of their decisions that impact others or only think of themselves?

It is our bounden duty to consider the impact on others while making decisions. A wrong choice could jeopardize the future of others.

30.Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “  Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired ”.

1. Are IT-related jobs valued more by society?

In the contemporary epoch, people have realized the significance of information and technology. They are aware of the fact that in the past two years, this industry has brought a paradigm shift in the lives of people.

Moreover, most businesses are going digital nowadays. A large percentage of tasks thrive primarily on IT technology. Due to these reasons, IT-related jobs are valued more by society.

2. Is the quality of products worse than before?

In recent years, the central focus of the manufacturers remains on two things. Firstly, their attention is on strengthening their bottom line. Due to this, they are paying less heed to the quality of products they produce.

Moreover, there is no denying this conviction that customers focus more on features than quality. That is why the products come loaded with features but have inferior quality. Because many manufacturers have realized that customers of the contemporary epoch run after features. And companies leave no stone unturned to produce products that come loaded with innumerable features. Moreover, instead of focusing on quality companies put attention on introducing new features in the existing products or new product range.

3. What kinds of things do people like to repair by themselves?

Due to do it yourself websites and videos the percentage of people who like to repair things by themselves is inclining at a considerable rate. Mainly those people who love to play with screwdrivers and nuts usually prefer to repair at home instead of hiring mechanic’s services. Such people take inputs from others and do the repair. Moreover, in the contemporary epoch, a plethora of websites are available on the internet which focuses on do it yourself. For every problem related to products, there is a boatload of videos available on the internet.

4. Why do people like to get their mobile phones repaired in specialised stores?

The people like to get their mobile phones repaired in authorized stores, due to two reasons. Firstly, they have this fear in mind that the warranty would be void.

Another notable reason is trust. People have this implicit faith that specialised stores have genuine parts and experience repair persons. And due to this reason, they visit such stores.

5. Is repairing expensive in your nation?

In my nation repairing is an unorganised sector. Due to these reasons, the rates are not fixed and the charges depend on the repair person. And, many servicemen charge hefty prices for their services.

6. Is repairing always the best option?

Repairing is a good option in those cases where the repaired product could run for a sufficient period of time post repair. However, in those cases where the product has become obsolete or the repair cost is equal to the price of the new product, it is not worthwhile to go for repair.

31.Describe an ambition you haven’t achieved

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “ Describe an ambition that you haven’t achieved ”.

1. What ambitions do children usually have?

Children thrive primarily on ambitions to lead their careers towards an impressive growth trajectory. The first aim they have is to have a successful career. During childhood, they fantasize about becoming a film star, sports star or air hostess, fashion designer etc.

Another ambition that children have is to learn a boatload of money to live an opulent lifestyle. Because they sincerely believe that having money would help them to solve the pressing problems in their lives.

2. Why are some people very ambitious in their work?

Some people tend to work with determination, dedication and discipline. In their opinion, being ambitious is the secret to success because it brings the best out of them.

On the other hand, when they work without much ambition, work seems boring to them and they feel monotonous.

3. Why don’t some people have dreams?

Some people believe that having dreams is daydreaming. They lead their life as per their comfort zone and having dreams propel them to step out of their comforts. 

That is why they have this uncanny knack for not having dreams. Because having dreams prompt us to work hard and strive towards success.

4. How do people balance work and life?

To maintain work and life balance, people prioritize things. After doing this, they do careful planning and make informed decisions. Moreover, they work with determination, dedication and discipline to solve the pressing problems of their lives. In short, their hard work coupled with a smart attitude helps them to maintain a work-life balance.

5. What are your career ambitions or goals?

My career ambition is to have a plum job with a reputed company. After honing my skillset in a job, I will open my own business to rake in big bucks.

6. What motivates you?

For me, the motivating factor is fame. When I do some tremendous work, and I get applauded, that thing puts me in a state of flow, and after that, my work becomes worship for me.

7. What does success look like to you?

 Success is a feeling that I get after attaining my goals. Moreover, success becomes double when your family becomes a part of your ambition.

8. Where do you want to be in five years?

After five years, I see myself in a European nation living an opulent lifestyle.

9. Tell me about a time when you set yourself a stretching goal and achieved it.

Two years back, I used to be a bulky person. As people would body-shame me, I planned to lose weight by doing physical workouts with determination, dedication and discipline. However, later on, I realized that the key to losing weight is a balanced diet.

After that, I started taking my diet seriously by taking all meals between 9 am to 7 pm, this attitude brought a paradigm shift in my life, and I lost 10kgs weight in two months.

32.Describe a time when you organized a happy event successfully

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 time when you organized a happy event successfully ”.

1. How can parents help children to be organized?

There is no denying this conviction that children do not follow what elders say, rather they follow what elders practice. To lead the children towards organized life the parents need to work in tandem with them. In short, the parents must organize themselves and work with dedication, determination and discipline. Because it is rightly said that we become the average of five people we meet regularly. Hence, when children have planned people in their company, they too get motivated to organise their work.

2. On what occasions do people need to be organized?

 I think except for the times of enjoyment we need to be organised on all other occasions. Firstly, during any key events such as meetings and seminars being organised helps us to carve out a niche for ourselves.

Moreover, be it starting a new business or getting a new job, being organised is of utmost importance.

3. Does everything need to be well prepared?

It depends on the thing in question. Those things which directly affect our career, family or relationships need to be well prepared.

On the other hand, when we engage in fun or spend leisure time it’s not imperative to be well prepared.

4. Do people need others’ help when organizing things?

Effective organising is teamwork, people need the unabated support of others to do it effectively. For example, during our study period, we need guidance from teachers and parents.

Moreover, when we do business or jobs, the unstinted support of our teammates can lead our career towards an impressive growth trajectory.

33.Describe something you received for free

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “  Describe something you received for free  ”.

1. Do you think people should pay for higher education? Why?

I believe that those who can afford must pay for higher education. There is no denying this conviction that higher education leads our lives towards an impressive growth trajectory. Therefore, it is highly imperative to pursue it at any cost.

However, those who do not have the funds to pursue higher education must get financial support from the government.

2. Is it good or bad for people to have a free education in the future?

Education is a fundamental right. It is intuitively true that only those nations experience holistic development which has the system to provide no education to the students. However, I firmly postulate that it should be made free for those sections of society who cannot afford it. Those who have the potential to pay should not burden the government by asking for free education. On the other hand, those who cannot afford it should get it for free.

3. What gifts do companies usually give to their customers?

Companies usually provide two types of gifts to their customers. First are monetary gifts which come in the forms of discounts and cashback. Business entities issue such discounts on festivals and other important days.

The second category is of non-monetary discounts. Such offers come in the form of freebies. They usually come in the form of one plus one free. Or there are coupon schemes where lucky customers get a prize.

4. Why do customers like to receive gifts from companies?

Customers like to receive gifts from the company because they feel special after getting gifts. Moreover getting free gifts make them more inclined towards the products and services of that company.

34.Describe a famous person that you are interested in

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

1. What type of people are famous in your country?

There are three types of people who become famous in my country. The first category is of filmstars. In my nation, the film industry is known as Bollywood. Any of those celebrities who do some remarkable movies become famous by default.

The second category is of sports stars, especially cricketers. Millions of people adore their favourite sports personalities, and they go beyond the conventional domain to support them.

Moreover, politicians are also famous in my nation. Some become popular by helping the society, and some get negative publicity due to scams.

2. How do people become famous nowadays?

These days the best way to become famous is by working on an out of the box idea. For example, many people nowadays are becoming famous by posting unusual content on social media.

3. What is the difference between people who were famous earlier and who are famous now?

In the past, people used to become famous by doing genuine work. However, these days, anyone can become famous by doing something beyond the conventional domain.

4. What qualities do famous people have in common

Famous people have this uncanny knack for leaving no stone unturned to get success. They work hard with determination, dedication and discipline to achieve their goals.

5. What do you think about nepotism amongst famous people?

Nepotism is a pressing problem in our society. Because, due to this numerous people fail to achieve recognition: Moreover, the hidden talent does not come out.

35.Describe a toy you liked in your childhood

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “ Talk about a toy you liked in your childhood ”.

1. What is the difference between girls’ and boys’ toys?

There is a difference in the choice of boys and girls for toys: boys, prefer to play with cars, drones and other gadgets with mechanical controls. Girls, on the other hand, choose to spend time with dolls, tent houses, and other such toys.

2. Do you believe toys assist in children’s growth?

There is no denying this conviction that toys assist in children’s growth because they help the children to think beyond the conventional domain, while playing with toys, children boost their creative power.

3. Does modern technology have an impact on children’s toys?

Yes, modern technology has a massive impact on children’s toys. Firstly, it has made available a boatload of options. Secondly, children get high-quality products at a reasonable cost because technology helps mass production.

4. Have we lost our hands skills such as sewing?

In this era of fierce competition, most people have a busy lifestyle. Due to this reason, they have less time and patience to indulge in activities like sewing, and the percentage of people who engage in such pursuits is declining considerably.

5. What toys are popular with children in India now?

Children in India like all kinds of toys, however wooden and mechanical toys are gaining momentum. Because kids of the contemporary epoch thrive primarily on technology for entertainment, mechanical toys appeal to them.

6. In general, do kids today have many toys?

There is no denying this conviction that the childhood of a person pivots around toys, hence children leave no stone unturned to convince their parents to buy a boatload of toys for them.

 7. Do you believe playing with electronic toys has a good influence on children?

In my opinion, playing with electronic toys is a prudent approach because it helps them understand the mechanical process used to manufacture toys. Moreover, it instils confidence in them for using mechanical products and their vocabulary also get enhanced.

36.Describe your experience when you changed your school/college or Describe an experience about moving to a new school or house

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 time you moved to a new home/school”. and “Describe your experience when you changed your school/college 

1. Why do people move to a new home?

There are numerous reasons why people shift to a new abode. However, the most prominent reason is to get a plum job or obtain a quality education, because in most cases. Another prominent cause is the expansion of the family due to the wedding or the arrival of a new family member. This is due to the reason that they would like to have freedom coupled with privacy because their current accommodation may be small in size to accommodate the expanding family.

2. What problems do people face after moving to a new place? 

 The first problem people face is logistics. When we stay for long at a place, we become aware of every nook and corner of the city, therefore procuring goods like groceries and vegetables etc, is an easy task for us. On the other hand, when we shift to a new place it becomes a daunting task to find suitable vendors for various purposes.

Apart from this, sometimes the climatic conditions could be a troublesome factor for the new inhabitants. For example, a person living in the countryside would find it difficult to live in cities because of pollution.

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the same place?

To begin with the advantages, the first and foremost is the awareness we have of the area. While living at the same place, we acquire a boatload of information about the climate, cuisine and nature of people. This information helps us to lead our life comfortably. Apart from this, we have a wider social circle.

On the other hand, the prime disadvantage is boredom and monotony. There is no denying this conviction that when we shift to a new place, we gain new experiences in terms of culture, people, climate and cuisine etc. So we miss dynamism in our lives by staying at the same place.

4. Is it good to move to a new place frequently? Why?

In my opinion, shifting to a new place frequently is an imprudent approach. First of all, it costs a lot financially, because when we migrate we have to incur a lot of expenditure. Secondly, it is a turbulent task to widen the friend circle when you keep on changing your residence frequently.

37.Describe a person you met only once and want to know more about

Here are some follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “ Describe a person you only met once and want to know more about ”.

1. How do people make friends in India?

In India, people make friends in numerous ways. The first and foremost way is social interaction. People who go to clubs, gyms, parks and other places of interest usually meet like minded persons over there, and they develop a friendship with them.

Other places, where friendships are fostered are schools, colleges, universities and offices. When numerous people spend time under the same roof friendships are inevitable.

Lastly, in the contemporary epoch, technology has made inroads in our lives. Due to this, a sizeable percentage of the population has access to social media. And it is becoming a reliable platform to make friends, especially for youngsters.

2. On what occasions do people like to make friends?

People develop friendships at numerous events such as weddings, birthday parties, etc: moreover, while travelling and exploring divergent places, cultures, etc, they meet new people and get the opportunity to make friends. Lastly, people make friends when they join hobby classes or online groups because at such places they spend their time with others and do many tasks and activities together. There is no denying this conviction that when we do activities in tandem with others, we tend to form friendships.

3. Is it important to have the same hobbies and interests when making friends?

No, it is not significant to have the same hobbies and interests when making friends, because of two reasons. Firstly, when we meet people with different hobbies, we develop a curiosity to understand them. Furthermore, people with the same hobbies and interests have this tendency to gel with each other

Moreover, spending time with the same set of people becomes monotonous. When we meet people with different hobbies and interests, we feel enthusiastic.

4. What qualities make true friends?

Numerous qualities make true friends. Firstly, friends need to provide unabated support to each other during tough times. Moreover, friends should cherish the good moments together.

38.Describe a resolution you made in the new year

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “  Describe a resolution you made in the new year ”.

1. What are the most common resolutions in your country?

The most common resolutions in my country are about self-improvement. At the start of a new year, people pledge to get up early, go for a walk or start a new hobby.

2. How difficult would it be for you to save money this year?

Saving money this year would be a daunting task because inflation is rising rapidly. Moreover, I have to buy a car and a new laptop. As there would be too many expenses, I would not save much.

3)How difficult would it be for you to get fit this year?

As I have started practising intermittent fasting, getting fit will not be a challenging task for me.

4)What do you think this year will be like for you?

I firmly believe that this year will bring a paradigm shift to my life. I will complete my study this year: moreover, I will start a new business. In totality, it will be a happening year,

5)What things would you like to stop doing this year?

This year I will stop procrastinating and work according to a plan.

39.Describe a skill that you learned from older people

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a skill that you learned from older people”.

1. What can children learn from their parents? 

There is no denying this conviction that children spend a large part of their life under the aegis of their parents. Children can learn from parents to work with determination, dedication and discipline.

Apart from this, they can learn how to handle conflicts adroitly. As parents have heaps of experience for handline the pressing problems which come in our lives, children can learn from the experience of their parents.

2. What knowledge can children learn from their grandparents?

Grandparents have heaps of experience, and they love to impart knowledge to their grandkids. Children can gain valuable information about the history and the facilities available in the earlier times. There is no denying this conviction that it is much more captivating to acquire knowledge about history from personal grandparent stories than movies or books.

Children can also gain knowledge of practical skills such as sewing, knitting, gardening, repairing that parents nowadays usually do not know due to less availability of time at their disposal.

3. What kind of help do you think older people need?

  • Help with daily tasks such as cooking, shopping, house cleaning, medical help etc.
  • They need someone who can provide them with emotional support.
  • They need support for learning new technologies like smartphones.
  • The food requirement of older people is different from youngsters and children. They need a regular supply of organic food and other food items with high nutrition.
  • Regular medical tests and checkups to check the state of their health
  • In case the elderly do not know how to drive, they need someone who can pick and drop them at the place of their choice.

4. What skills can young people learn from older people?

Older people have heaps of experience, and they know how to handle conflicts adroitly. Youngsters can acquire significant life lessons from their vast experience. For example, they can learn to enjoy the purple patch in their lives, and how to bounce back during the lean patch. 

40.Describe a person you follow on social media

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

1. What can people do on social media?

Social media is a tool that takes care of many needs of ours.

First and foremost, it helps us widen our social circle. We can find our old friends who are not in touch with us. Moreover, we can make new friends too.

Secondly, social media helps us to gain knowledge. There are numerous channels and platforms where people share their views on various topics. Moreover, all celebrities and sports personalities interact through social media these days.

Thirdly it helps to grow business. People use this platform to create awareness of their products and services. Millions of people are earning their livelihood by selling through social media.

2. Do you think older people and younger people will use the same kind of social media software? 

There is no denying this conviction that social media enjoys the support of both younger and older people. Although all age groups use social media, the usage differs.

Young people have this uncanny knack for posting a boatload of pictures on social media. To do so, they use platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

On the other hand, older people use social media for interactions and entertainment. So they will use the same platforms which young people use. But the usage would differ.

3. Do older people spend much time on social media?

Social media has made inroads in the lives of older people. And their participation on this platform is rising at a tremendous pace. They spend a sizeable portion of the time available at their disposal on chatting and watching videos on various social media platforms.

Older people have a liking for chatting applications such as Whatsapp and Telegram.

4. Are non-social media like television and newspapers still useful?

Although the usage of non-social media like television and newspapers has declined to some extent, they still enjoy the support of a large section of society.

Millions of people start their day by reading newspapers. And many people watch television with a lot of interest.

5. What is the most popular social media platform? 

The most popular social media platform these days is Instagram. It had made inroads in the lives of both masses and classes.

6. How long does the average person spend on social media per day? 

 It is intuitively true that smartphone usage has blossomed. Due to that, the average time spent per person has increased considerably. Nowadays it is about two to three hours every day.

7. What is the fastest growing social media platform? 

The fastest-growing social media platform is Quora.com, a question-answer-based website and mobile phone application. Its users have grown manifold due to its unique content.

8. What’s the best time to post on social media? 

I think evenings are the best because after spending the day at work and studying, people wish to unwind themselves by spending time on social media at the end of the day.

9. How often should I post on social media?

 Social media is addictive: Therefore, people must use it prudently. We should post once a week on social media.

41.Describe a thing you did to learn other language

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “ Describe a thing you did to learn another language ”.

1. What difficulties do people face when learning a language?

The most challenging task is understanding the grammatical pattern because it differs from language to language. Apart from this, learning new vocabulary is a daunting task for many people.

2. Do you think language learning is important? Why?

Yes, I think language learning is significant for individuals. The first reason is it makes you confident. When we know a language, it helps us interact with others adroitly.

The other benefit of learning a language is that it helps us in our careers. In this contemporary epoch, the focus is on soft skills instead of domain expertise. Hence, those people, who have a good knowledge of the language, earn better and have more career options.

3. Which is better, to study alone or to study in a group? Why?

In my opinion, learning in groups is a prudent approach.

  1. Learning in groups creates a good aura, and many students get inspired by watching others studying effectively.
  2. Challenging topics become easy to understand because when students solve the problems in tandem, the complicated lessons become easier for the class.
  3. Apart from this, students do not get bored when they study in a group. They interact which each other and crack jokes. It helps them to reduce the study burden.

4. What’s the best way to learn a language?

The best way to learn a language is to not focus on grammar first. The prudent approach is to put attention on vocabulary. The learners need to make a list of the top 100 used words of the language.

And they must try to use those 100 words in their writing and speaking. This way, they become comfortable with the new language. After that, they can focus on grammar.

42.Describe a course that impressed you a lot

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

1. Why do some people have a better memory?

The human brain works on a complicated system, and it is challenging to decipher why a few individuals possess better memory than others. The one possible reason can be genetics, as some people are born with the talent of better memory. 

However, I firmly believe that individuals can become better at memorising with the help of training. Numerous techniques are available these days to make people good at memory.

2. Which can help people remember things better, words or photos?

There is no denying this conviction that we remember photos easily as compared to words. That’s why it is rightly said that “a picture speaks a thousand words”.

Moreover, the internal mechanism of our brain comprehends photos easily as compared to words.

3. Can technology help people remember things better? How?

Technology helps us to remember things through various applications and software. We need not remember occasions like birthdays and wedding anniversaries, the smartphones do this for us.

Hence no doubt technology is empowering us to become good at remembering things by giving a reminder. But, it is putting a detrimental effect on our brainpower, we are declining the usage of our mental power to remember.

43.Describe an interesting song

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an interesting song”.

1. Do teenagers and adults enjoy the same kind of songs?

The choice of songs thrives primarily on personal taste. Most teenagers prefer songs with fast beats, and adults choose to listen to songs with good lyrics and melodious music.

2. What are the factors, which make people like a song?

A song that appeals to people usually consists of good lyrics, and a melodious voice

3. On which occasions do people in your country sing together?

People in my country sing together on various occasions such as birthday parties, wedding celebrations and musical shows.

4. Which kinds of songs are suitable for children? Why?

I think the songs which have inspirational lyrics are suitable for children. The songs must give a message to society.

5. What do old people like to listen to?

Older people like to listen to religious songs. Moreover, they listen to the songs of their era.

6. How would your grandfather feel if you gave him some hip hop music to listen to?

My grandfather has this uncanny knack for doing things beyond the conventional domain. If I gave him some hip hop music, he would listen to it with attention. He would like it or not, the time would tell.

7. Why do you think old people like old songs?

Yes, older people like old songs because they feel more connected whenever they listen to such songs. Moreover, sometimes they go nostalgic while hearing the tunes of their times.

8. Why do you think people of different age groups have different favourite songs?

The prominent reason for this is the change in the mindset of people as they grow. During childhood, we listen to funny songs. While during young days, romantic songs gain prominence. On the other hand, during the older years people pay attention to religious and devotional music.

9. What kinds of music do (small) children in India like to listen to?

Irrespective of whether they understand the lyrics or not, small children in India listen to music with fast beats.

10. What are the differences between popular music and the music that (young) children like to listen to?

There is no difference as such. Most of the children follow popular music.

11. Why do some people like to play music (= play a musical instrument} in the open?

They do it for two reasons. Firstly they want to leave a good impression on others by playing a musical instrument in open. In short, they wish to exhibit their talent.

The other apparent reason is that they get into flow while playing music in natural surroundings.

44. Describe a special cake you received from others

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a special cake you received from others”.

1. What are the differences between special food made in India and other countries?

The difference between special food made in India and other countries is that most eatables are vegetarian. Moreover, Indian food is spicier than other cuisines.

2. Is there any food in your country which is eaten on special occasions or special times?

India is a diverse nation. The choice of food differs from state to state. For example, north Indian people thrive primarily on dishes like mustard mash with maize bread for special occasions.

People staying in central India have funnel cake as their special food. While western states have Dhokla and Thepla as favourite food items. On the other hand, people from the south eat dosa and idli at festivals.

3. Why are some people willing to spend a lot of money on meals on special days?

A few people tend to spend more on meals on special days. The prominent reason is that they want to make these days memorable. And to do so, they spend a lot on meals to make these days memorable. They further wish that the time spent by their near and dear ones on special occasions should always remain etched in their memories.

4. Do you think it’s good to communicate when eating with your family?

I think it is prudent to discuss while eating with family. It serves two benefits. Firstly it reduces the gap between the family members. When they discuss, they come close to each other.

Apart from this, it helps family problems to handle the conflicts adroitly by putting forth their opinions.

45.Describe an interesting conversation you had with your friend

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe an interesting conversation you had with your friend”.

1. How do friends communicate with each other?

There are umpteen ways through which friends interact with each other. The most popular way to interact is by having tea

or meals together. The other way is to have fun trips together like adventure trips.

Moreover, many people use social media excessively to communicate. There are various applications and websites at their disposal to interact with others.

Lastly, people use their mobile phones and landlines to communicate.

2. What’s the difference between having a conversation with a man and having a conversation with a woman?

The nature of both men and women is different. Due to this reason, some people say that “Men are from venus and women are from Mars”.

Men usually talk about sports, technology and politics. On the other hand, women prefer to discuss fashion and household chores.

3. Do you think women like to chat more than men?

Women, in general, are more extrovert as compared to men. Due to this reason, they like to chat more than men.

4. When men chat with other men do they usually talk about the same things that women do when they chat with other women?

No, the conversation differs. Men discuss business, politics and sports. Moreover, they discuss pressing problems of the country.

On the other hand, women tend to discuss grave concerns about society. Furthermore, they discuss fashion, celebrities and household chores.

5. What is the difference between chatting and gossiping?

In chatting, the central focus of the communicators is on themselves and various issues and ideas.

On the other hand, gossiping thrives primarily on discussing others. In short, gossiping is when two or more people discuss another person or persons.

6. Who do you prefer chatting with – your parents or your friends?

It depends on the situation. I like to chat with my parents about my goals, my plans and pressing problems of society like unemployment, female foeticide and climate change.

On the other hand with my friends, I chat regarding sports, future career options and fashion.

7. Do most people have just a small number of friends or many friends?

It differs from person to person. Introverts have a limited friend circle because they enjoy their own company.

On the other hand, extroverts have this uncanny knack for making almost everyone their friend.

8. How do most people make new friends in your country?

In my country, people usually make friends in the educational institution they study. Apart from this, people staying in the neighbourhood develop a friendship.

Nowadays, technology is playing a significant role in developing friendships. Many people use social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Meetup to make new friends.

46.Describe a place in a village that you visited

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 place in a village that you visited”.

1. Do young people enjoy living in the countryside?

As there is a shortage of facilities in the countryside, youngsters do not enjoy it much. The young people of the contemporary epoch thrive primarily on the internet for entertainment and study. They find it challenging to spend time in rural areas because of poor network connectivity.

Apart from this, their lives pivot around junk food. So they feel bored in rural areas because convenience food is usually not available in the countryside.

2. Do old people prefer to live in the countryside or the city?

Older people give preference to the countryside because they find the much-needed comfort over there.

Firstly they can spend their life peacefully in the countryside, because of less noise. The apparent reason for this is less traffic congestion in villages than in cities.

Secondly, in old age, people give more preference to organic food. As fresh fruit products are readily available in the countryside, they enjoy a healthy life.

3. Why do many people move from small towns to big cities?

A rising number of individuals move to cities from small towns because of three reasons.

Firstly they enjoy their life better in cities, most cities have shopping malls and amusement parks. People can spend their leisure time at these places and rejuvenate themselves.

Secondly, cities provide better education facilities than villages and towns. Cities bestow quality education through world-class universities, colleges and schools. Young people go there for studies.

The other prominent reason is quality medical treatment. Most of the cities have multi-speciality hospitals. The dwellers get quality medical treatment in case of any unforeseen contingency.

The above reasons prompt people to migrate to urban areas.

4. What’s the difference between living in the countryside and living in the city?

Village life is simple because there is not much hustle and bustle. As the population is less, villages usually do not have much traffic congestion. Moreover, the pollution is less in rural areas, due to fewer industries and offices. Another advantage is that people are social. In villages, people provide unabated support to each other in case of conflicts and unforeseen contingencies. However, rural areas lack infrastructural development.

On the other hand, cities have more population than countryside and people live in all the nooks and corners. Due to this reason, there is a lot of traffic congestion and pollution. The sources of enjoyment are more in cities due to shopping malls and amusement parks. Moreover, healthcare and education facilities are also top-class. However, people remain very busy in their lives, and they do not have much time to interact with their neighbours.

5. How has life changed in the countryside in your country?

Countryside areas in my country have undergone a paradigm shift due to the influx of technology. Now the whole nation has internet connectivity. Due to this reason, people from villages are carving out a niche for themselves in burgeoning fields like blogging and vlogging.

Apart from the connectivity is helping the people living in the countryside to handle their conflicts adroitly.

47.Describe a long walk you ever had

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 long walk you ever had ”.

1. What outdoor activities do people like?

People have a plethora of activities to do. First and foremost is a picnic. Individuals from all age groups have a liking for this activity. The best advantage it serves is that people experience fun and enjoyment at a low cost.

Secondly, people love to play adventure sports. Many adventure enthusiasts have this uncanny knack for doing things beyond the conventional domain. They do activities like rock climbing, bungee jumping and paragliding to unwind themselves.

Apart from this, many people of altruistic nature do something worthwhile for society through outdoor activities. They organise medical camps, roadshows and awareness programs for the general public’s welfare.

2. What are the differences between the outdoor activities children did in the past and now? 

In the past, the outdoor activities of children used to be simple. As the infrastructure development was not much, many children would play games like hiding and seek, running in the park etc.

On the other hand, children have a plethora of options for outdoor activities. They do pursuits like drone flying and play sports such as hockey and cricket.

3. Is leisure important to everyone? why?

I express solidarity with the statement that leisure is significant to everyone. Because nowadays there is fierce competition in every field. Due to this, people have to do tremendous hard work to carve out a niche for themselves.

The persistent hard work drains people physically and mentally. Hence they must spend leisure time in various indoor and outdoor activities. Because it helps them to unwind themselves: secondly, it empowers them to think beyond the conventional domain.

4. Do women have more leisure than men?

In the past, women used to take care of household chores, so they used to have more leisure than men. However, in the contemporary epoch, women work in tandem with men in all the tasks. Due to this, the availability of leisure time is the same for both genders.

However, the leisure enjoyed by people does not depend on gender. It differs from person to person.

48.Describe an item of clothing that someone gave you

Here are some follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “ Describe an item of clothing that someone gave you ”.

1. What kinds of clothes do people wear after work?

At the workplace, people have to look presentable, and in some companies, they have to wear uniforms. Moreover, after doing work, they feel tired. Due to this reason, people tend to wear comfortable casual clothes after work.

2. What kind of clothes should people wear at work?

There is no denying this conviction that people need to look presentable at their workplace. Wearing formal clothing instil a sense of responsibility and discipline in the employees. However, they have to work for long hours in the office. Due to this reason, they must wear clothes made up of fabric like cotton that make them feel comfortable while working.

3. Do you think students need to wear school uniforms?

Students must wear school uniforms because of various reasons. The first and foremost point is saving time and money. When students wear a uniform, they waste less time deciding what to wear. Apart from this, they save money also because they can manage with two sets of uniforms.

The second reason is that uniform creates a sense of equality among students. Lastly, students become disciplined and focus more on study rather than embracing fashion.

4. Where do Indian people buy clothes?

A sizeable portion of the Indian population buys clothes from local shops. It includes people from the weaker sections of society. Middle-class and upper-middle-class people buy clothes from big shops and showrooms. On the other hand, people of the affluent class who live an opulent lifestyle prefer to purchase clothes from shopping malls. Moreover, online shopping of clothes is also rising at a tremendous pace.

49.Describe a city you think is very interesting

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 city that you think is very interesting”.

1. Why do some people like to visit historical places?

People go to historical places for three reasons. Firstly, some people love to know about the past, by visiting historical attractions they gain information related to gone eras.

Moreover, some individuals get bored by visiting shopping malls and amusement parks, as they want to do something beyond the conventional domain. Due to this reason, they visit historical places because they get knowledge of a different subject.

Lastly, some people research historical places. They find valuable inputs from historical places.

2. Why do people go to modern city

There are many reasons for going to historical places. The first and foremost is entertainment. Most contemporary cities provide innumerable options for entertainment, such as shopping malls and amusement parks. People from different places come to cities to pass their leisure time.

Secondly, modern cities provide quality education. Learners from different parts get an opportunity to study in renowned schools, colleges and universities. Moreover, there are a plethora of skill development institutes in urban areas, which provide job-oriented training.

Lastly, people visit cities to get better healthcare facilities. Most modern cities have multi-speciality hospitals which provide quality medical treatment.

3. What are the problems caused by maintaining a historical city?

Two problems result from maintaining historical cities. First and foremost, it weakens the economy because the administration requires substantial funds, for the upkeep of the infrastructure.

Moreover, it causes inconvenience to the natives of that place. Sometimes they have to move to a different place because of government policies.

4. Do you think having too many tourists is a positive thing for historical attractions?

In my opinion, excess of everything is bad. There is no denying this conviction that having too many tourists could generate more revenue for the government and the locals. But it puts a burden on the city’s infrastructure, due to that the maintenance of historical attractions become a daunting task.

Moreover, it leads to more pollution that is detrimental for historical attractions.

5. What can we do to stop visitors from damaging historical places?

A few visitors have this uncanny knack for damaging historical places. To tame such miscreants, the higher authorities need to think beyond the conventional domain.

The first possible action that the government must take is to use technology to track the offenders. All the historical monuments should have CCTV surveillance. The benefit it serves is that it acts as a deterrent for the miscreants.

Moreover, authorities must frame stringent guidelines. Those who cause damage needs to be put behind the bars. Taking harsh steps would set the right precedent and refrain the offenders from doing damage.

6. Do you think too many tourists is a positive thing for historical attractions?

Havings two many tourists have both pros and cons. The pros are as follows:

  1. It generates revenue for the government and the locals. It helps both of them, as many businesses thrive primarily on tourism.
  2. It spreads awareness of the historical attractions throughout the world.

Cons

1. The city becomes polluted due to traffic congestion.

7. Why do some young people like to live in cities?

Some young people like to live in cities due to two reasons. Firstly cities provide too many sources of entertainment.

Secondly, the earnings are higher in cities than in rural areas.

8. Do most elderly people live in the city or the countryside?

The elderly know the benefit of spending life in the arms of nature, that is why a large percentage of senior citizens live in the countryside.

9. Do you think well-developed tourism will have negative effects on local people?

I think well-developed tourism leads to traffic congestion in cities. This is a massive disadvantage for the locals. Apart from this, no other negative effect is there.

50.Describe a rule that you don’t like

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a rule that you don’t like”.

1. Why do schools make rules?

Schools make the rule to make the children study with determination, dedication and discipline. There is no denying this conviction that organised individuals can lead his life towards an impressive growth trajectory.

On the other hand, unorganised people can ruin their careers, by not doing things correctly. Rules help us to take control of ourselves. And it is significant to form good habits in the budding years. Due to this reason, schools lay excessive focus on rules.

2. What’s the importance of obeying the law?

Law helps the government and the citizens to maintain decorum in the country. When the citizens do not obey the law, the country goes into chaos. Somalia is the prime example, most citizens over there do not follow the law, due to this, the country is going through a severe financial crunch.

The countries where people follow the rules, grow substantially. For example, in Japan, a large section of society follows the law, due to this reason, the growth rate is high.

3. What can parents and teachers do to help children follow rules?

The first and foremost step the parents and teachers take to help children follow rules is to make them aware of the significance of obeying rules.

They must make them know that all famous persons in this world, are those who have led their lives towards the right trajectory by obeying rules.

4. Is it a good thing to break rules sometimes?

Although it is imprudent to break laws, in case of emergency, one can do so. For example, an ambulance can cross the red signal if the patient inside requires immediate medical attention.

5. Why do some people say that rules are made to be broken?

A few people say so because they find pleasure in breaking rules due to their callous attitude towards life. They are lethargic and do not understand the significance of rules and regulations.

6. Do you think children should follow all kinds of rules?

Yes, children need to follow all kinds of rules. It is a good habit to acquire because it can lead your life towards an impressive growth trajectory.

7. Do you think children must wear school uniforms?

Yes, it is significant for children to wear uniforms because of many reasons. Firstly, they become disciplined. Because wearing the same uniform every day instil a sense of discipline inside them.

Secondly, it creates equality. Because when students from all the sections of society wear the same uniform, they understand each other in a better way.

Thirdly, students remain more focused on study. They do not spend much time selecting the dress they should wear for school. And their central focus remains on study than becoming presentable.

8. What are the rules students should follow at school? 2 Are the rules at school good or bad? Why?

There are various rules that students should follow at school.

The first and foremost rule is to wear the uniform as per the school’s directions.

The second is to follow the timetable. Thirdly, students must submit their homework at times. Apart from this, they must pay attention to the lessons in the class. Moreover, they must not harm the infrastructure of the school.

The rules at the school are good. They are beneficial for the students and the teachers as well.

9. What rules should children follow at home?

Children must obey their parents. They must help their parents to keep the home spic and span. They need to maintain personal hygiene by bathing daily. Lastly, they must follow a timetable to study effectively.

10. How are people punished when parking at the wrong spot?

The people who park at the wrong place gets punished because of various reasons. Firstly it could create chaos because when person parks wrongly, others do the same. Secondly, parking in the wrong place could lead to accidents.

51.Describe someone you really like to spend time with

Here are some follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe someone you really like to spend time with”.

1. How many generations usually live together in India?

I think the situation in India is going through a paradigm shift. In past decades joint families were on trend, and three or four generations would live together. However, these days nuclear families have become common, with at max two generations living together.

2. Is it important to visit family members?

Visiting family embers is of utmost importance as it serves two purposes. Firstly, it reduces the gap between family members, because regular interactions help them discuss and share ideas. Moreover, it keeps the animosity between members at bay.

Furthermore, visiting family members regularly provide valuable teaching of togetherness and unity to the younger generations.

3. What are the values of family in your country?

In my country, elders are akin to a god. It is highly imperative to provide them with unabated support. Another value is that in case any member is going through challenging times, it is the bounden duty of other members to provide him with unabated emotional and financial support.

4. Why is family bonding necessary for happiness in life?

Family bonding is necessary for happiness in life because when we go through challenging times, our family provides us with unabated support to handle the conflicts adroitly.

5. Do you think the support from a friend is different from the support from a family member?

There is a wide difference in the support we get from our family members and friends. As friends can help us to some extent.

However, it’s our family members who always go beyond the conventional domain to provide us with unabated support. Moreover, in case of unforeseen contingencies, family members leave everything behind and help the needy member. 

52.Describe a time you visited a new place

Here are some follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a time you visited a new place”.

1. What measures should be taken to deal with damage to public facilities?

Damage to public properties is a pressing problem. Hitherto governments have taken many steps to keep a check on it, but this menace is continuing. The government needs to think beyond the conventional domain to find viable solutions to this issue.

The possible course of action the government must take is to improve CCTV surveillance. All public places should have cameras installed so that law enforcement agencies can easily track the miscreants.

Moreover, the offenders should get stringent punishment. A strict sentence would act as a deterrent for regular offenders.

2. What are the differences between old facilities and new facilities?

The difference between old and new facilities is of infrastructure. The old facilities have less use of technology whereas new facilities thrive primarily on it.

3. What facilities do young people and old people like in your country?

Young people love to spend their time in Shopping malls, and amusement parks, while old people like to go to libraries, museums and gardens.

4. What is the difference between facilities in the countryside and the ones in the cities?

In the countryside, basic facilities are available such as schools and hospitals: whereas cities provide shopping malls, amusement parks, multi-speciality hospitals, World-class schools, colleges and universities.

5. Which do you prefer, living in a city or only visiting it as a tourist?

Being a youngster, I prefer to live in the city because of the facilities.

6. How do young and old people react differently to new things?

Young and older people reach differently new things because of their experiences and attitude. Youngsters have less patience, and due to that, they make impulsive choices.

On the other hand, elders rely on the heaps of knowledge and experience to handle conflicts adroitly.

7. Why do some people want to go to college far away from home?

Some people want to go to college far away from home, due to many reasons. The first apparent reason is that they want to have freedom. They think that by staying away from their parents, they can enjoy their life in a better way.

Moreover, those people who wish to do things beyond the conventional domain usually like to spend their lives far away from home.

53.Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in

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 house or an apartment you would like to live in”.

1. Do most Indian people live in an apartment or house?

A large section of Indian society lives in rural areas. And people from the countryside love to live in houses. As far as cities are concerned, the percentage of people living in apartments is rising tremendously. The prominent reason behind this change is the scarcity of space in the cities.

As the population in cities is growing by leaps and bounds, governments do not have any other option but to construct apartments.

2. Do young people in your country like to live with their parents or by themselves?

In my country, joint families in trend for ages. However, in the last few decades, the percentage of nuclear families has increased considerably. And the reason for such a paradigm shift is that youngsters have started giving preference to independent life.

3. Would you live in a foreign country in the future?

Being a travel enthusiast, I tend to live in different places. Although I have stayed in many cities in my country, I haven’t stayed abroad for a long time yet. Due to this reason, I have a dream to spend four to five years of my life in a foreign country.

4. How is modern home design in your country different to that of the past?

In the past houses were simple, however, nowadays they have numerous features. Firstly, there are innumerable options available for interiors. The use of pop has grown manifold.

Moreover, these days houses are made on pillars. Due to this, most houses are earthquake-proof.

5. In your country what type of home do most people live in?

As joint families are in prevalence in India. Most people live in single-storey or double-storey houses, 

6. What kinds of apartments are the most popular?

The apartments with lifts are most popular in India. Because for the old age people it is challenging to climb stairs.

7. What are the differences between houses that young people and old people like?

Young people pay more heed to the style of the houses. On the other hand, older people pay attention to the comfort and strength of the abode.

8. What are the differences between apartments and houses?

Apartments owners do not have roof rights. All apartment owners are partial owners of roofs. Moreover, the size of a house is generally bigger than that of an apartment. Another notable feature is extra facilities like a swimming pool and club which are easily available with apartments.

9. Do people usually rent or buy a house? Why?

People usually rent a house because buying it requires a lot of capital expenditure. On the other hand, renting a home does not require much expenditure. Moreover, after buying a home, shifting to another place looks cumbersome. However, for those who stay on rent them shifting to other accommodation is an easy process.

54.Describe a person who contributes to the society

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a person who contributes to the society”.

1. Do people nowadays help others more than in the past?

Yes, people nowadays help others more than in the past. And the reason for this is increased connectivity due to the help of technology. In the contemporary era, we have a system that empowers us to provide unabated support to individuals staying in any corner of the world. Corona pandemic is the prime example,during this pandemic, numerous people staying in underdeveloped nations received aid from people staying in different corners of the world.

2. Who should teach children to help others? Parents or teachers?

It is the responsibility of both parents and teachers to educate children to help others. Moreover, they must tell them different ways to help others. Good habits learned in childhood help the children to support their near and dear ones during challenging times.

3. In what kind of professions do people help others more?

I believe in most professions people get an opportunity to help others in various forms. Sometimes the help is direct, and on some occasions it is indirect. However, those who work in fields like social/community services such as NGOs get more chances to facilitate child education, eradication of poverty, and other such social menaces.

4. Why are some people willing to help others?

Some people tend to help others more because they take it as their bounden body. Such people think that working for the benefit of others can make this world a better place.

55.Describe a story someone told you and you remember

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 story someone told you and you remember”.

1. Has storytelling changed over a while?

 In the contemporary epoch, there is a paradigm shift in storytelling, due to two reasons.

Firstly, there is a change in the family size. Earlier, a sizeable proportion of the population was living in joint families. Due to that, grandparents would narrate the stories to their grandchildren. However, nuclear families are in trend these days. Because of this, children do not get a chance to listen to stories from their grandparents. Moreover, in most cases, parents do not narrate the stories, due to a busy schedule.

The second change is due to the influx of technology, children prefer to watch stories in video or audio format, rather than listening to them from their near and dear ones.

2. Which way is better, traditional storytelling or the use of technology in storytelling?

Storytelling through technology looks unreal: moreover, it sounds monotonous. On the other hand, traditional storytelling looks consummate and people of all age groups like them.

3. Do you think that generally, most people are good at storytelling?

Storytelling is a mostly inborn art. Those who are good at it narrate the story consummately to woo the audience. Apart from this, their timing of pauses and cracking jokes is always perfect. Due to this reason, only a few people have the talent to narrate stories effectively.

4. What makes storytelling effective?

There are a plethora of ways through which we can make storytelling effective. First and foremost, the taste of the audience is of utmost importance. For example, when the audience is kids, we can narrate funny stories. However, in the case of a mature audience, the central focus of the narrator should be on subjects like politics, career, spirituality and stress management.

Moreover, in the contemporary epoch technology has made inroads in our lives. We can utilize it to make the storytelling effective. We can use videos and images from the internet to narrate the stories consummately.

5. Is it important to tell stories?

Yes, it is imperative to tell stories. Firstly, they help us to think beyond the conventional domain, Secondly, the lessons we learn from them help us to bring a paradigm shift in our lives. Lastly, by gaining valuable inputs from them, we can lead our lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

6. Is reading books beneficial or watching documentaries better?

In my opinion, reading books is beneficial as compared to watching documentaries for two reasons.

Firstly there is more content in books than documentaries. A one-hour documentary is less effective than a book containing 300 pages.

Secondly, reading requires more concentration than watching a documentary. Due to this reason, readers fetch more information than those who watch documentaries.

7. Do young children like the same stories as older children?

There is a massive difference in the choice of younger children and older children for books. In the budding years, children thrive primarily on stories based on fantasies.

However, older children show more inclination towards stories related to science, space, technology and suspense.

8. How has technology changed storytelling?

There is no denying this conviction that technology has brought a paradigm shift in storytelling. People of the contemporary epoch thrive primarily on the internet for listening, reading and watching stories.

Moreover, due to wider connectivity people staying in any nook and corner of the world can get a story of their choice at the click of a button.

9. How do people tell stories to children?

People tell stories to children in a consummate manner. They always give a message at the end of the story to teach moral values to the younger generation. These teachings help them to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

10. Why do children like stories?

Children like stories because through them they can think beyond the conventional domain.

56.Describe a gift you would like to buy for your friend

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 gift you would like to buy for your friend”.

1. What is the importance of gifts?

Girts are a way to make our near and dear ones feel special. Apart from this, they reduce the gaps between relationships.

2. Is there any pressure on us to buy presents?

Unfortunately, this is true. Most people have to buy presents under pressure. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, they feel that they would be the odd one out. There is no denying this conviction that people exchange gifts on various occasions. Due to this, those who do not give or receive the gift feel deprived.

Apart from this, people feel that their relationship would go for a toss if they do not exchange gifts.

3. Do Indian people often give gifts

In India, gifting culture is there for ages. People give presents to their near and dear ones on occasions like Diwali, Birthday parties and Wedding ceremonies.

4. What’s the value of giving presents?

Gifts serve two purposes. Firstly they make our near and dear ones feel special. When we give gifts, we give a feeling of love and affection. Moreover, when we go beyond the conventional domain to buy gifts for our relatives and friends, they also reciprocate. And the process continues.

Apart from this, exchanging gifts provide us with an opportunity to spend quality time with our near and dear ones. In the contemporary epoch, most people remain busy due to fierce competition and hectic schedules. Due to this, they do not have much time to utilize with their close ones. When people exchange gifts, they meet and talk, and it reduces the gap betwixt them.

5. What kinds of gifts are suitable for friends to give each other?

Friends know the liking of each other. So, they can give a gift according to the likins and interests of their friends. They should look for the need while buying the gift, rather than buying an expensive one.

57.Describe a thing you cannot live without

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 thing you cannot live without”.

1. Why do you think teenagers always want to have the latest devices such as the iPhone?

It is because of the environment teenagers live in. In the contemporary epoch, technology has made inroads in our lives. Due to this reason, teenagers thrive primarily on the latest devices to do their work and to leave a good impression on others. They think that using the latest devices help them to remain synchronised with the rest of the world.

2. Why do they often buy a new one even though they already have one?

It is mainly due to two reasons. Due to fierce competition, companies leave no stone unturned to create new products with enhanced features. Because of this, gadgets become obsolete after some time.

Another prominent reason is the gimmicks used by the marketing companies. They go beyond the conventional domain to woo the customers. So youngsters get motivated by the flashy advertisements of new products. Further, they try their best to grab them.

3. What do they do with the old one after buying a new one?

A large percentage of teenagers use websites like Quikr and Olx to sell their gadgets. Moreover, few teenagers have this uncanny knack for experimenting with old devices. They open the gadgets with screwdrivers and try to understand the mechanism.

Furthermore, some teenagers pass their old gadgets to their siblings and parents.

4. How hard is it for parents to convince their children not to buy an expensive phone?

 Convincing the children not to buy an expensive phone is a daunting task. Because teenagers crave such devices, they leave no stone unturned to convince their parents for buying the new versions. When parents say no, the teenagers stop eating and practice fast to harm themselves.

58.Describe a person who impressed you the most when you were in primary school 

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a person who impressed you the most when you were in primary school”.

1. Why do people always miss their childhood?

There is no denying this conviction that childhood time is the best time of our life. During this time, we are devoid of worries. Moreover, we have plenty of time at our disposal to do our tasks as per our likes and dislikes.

2. Are kids happier than adults? Why?

Yes, kids remain much happier than adults. During adulthood, a lot of responsibilities are there on our shoulders related to our career, finances and health etcetera. Hence a large proportion of our time goes towards taking care of our goals.

3. Why do people still remember many of their friends from primary school?

It is due to the reason that during our formative years in primary school we spend a sizeable time of our day in the company of our friends. And during this time, we become more aware of their likes and dislikes. Hence due to this reason, the friends made during our primary schooling remain our friends for a long period. And the good moments spent with them always remain etched in our memories.

4. What kinds of primary school teachers impress students?

Those primary school teachers impress students who are balanced in their approach. In the budding years, children minds are in the nascent stage, and the good habits learned during this period help the students in leading their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

Therefore those teachers who can teach in a consummate manner manage to impress the students.

5. Did you have a happy childhood?

Yes, I had a happy childhood because I had a vast friend circle, and I used to spend quality time with my amigos. Moreover, I had plenty of time at my disposal to widen my social circle. Apart from this, I did not have many pressures because I used to get good grades without much hard work.

6. What did you like to do when you were a child?

As a child, I had the freedom to do work as per my choice. My favourite activities were playing with my friends, going for a long drive with my dad, and doing the painting.

7. What were some embarrassing situations when you were a child?

The most embarrassing situation of my childhood was when I fell from the stage after receiving the award. All the schoolmates and teachers had guffaws of laughter.

59.Describe an item on which you spent more than expected IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an item on which you spent more than expected”.

1. Do you often buy more than you expected?

No, I usually buy things as per my expectations because, being a minimalist, I do not become happier by buying more products or services. I believe in the concept that one should invest in products and services as per the requirement.

Due to this set of beliefs, I never indulge in impulsive purchasing and buy as per my needs.

2. What do you think young people spend most of their money on?

In this contemporary epoch, technology has made inroads in the lives of youngsters. Due to this, a bulk of spending is on buying expensive smartphones, smartwatches and laptops etc.

Apart from this, they have this habit of eating junk food a lot, which costs higher as compared to home-cooked food. Lastly, most of the youngsters these days are fashion enthusiasts, so they have this uncanny knack for buying trendy clothes.

3. Do you think it is important to save money? Why?

Yes, saving money in this era of fierce competition and HIGH inflation is a prudent approach. Because in case of any unforeseen contingency our saved money could help us to come out of the financial crunch.

Moreover, in this era of startups, the saved money could help us to start a new venture and lead our lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

4. Do people buy things that they don’t need?

In this modern era, multinational companies spend a lot of funds on researching consumer behaviour. And they design their products as per the findings of these researches.

These organisations know well that most people love to flaunt their wealth, and they crave instant gratification. And to take care of these two needs of the consumers, the companies leave no stone unturned to provide a range of products and services to their prospective customers.

And due to this strengthening, the bottom line approach of the reputed brands, people often indulge in impulsive purchasing and end up buying the products and services they do not need.

5. What kind of expensive things do people like to buy?

Most people buy those branded things which have a brand value attached to them. For example, in smartphones they prefer iPhone, and in cars, they prefer brands like Audi and BMW.

6. Is being rich always advantageous?

No, it is not always beneficial because you lose freedom when you become rich. Apart from this to maintain your status you have to keep working hard for the rest of your life. So richness is a mixed bag.

7. Are review sites useful for buyers?

In this contemporary epoch, hectic competition has become an integral part of people’s lives and rising inflation has added to the woes. During such a challenging time, review sites provide unabated support to prospective buyers. These sites provide unbiased reviews of various products and services.

With the support of such websites, the buyers not only get the required information but also grab the best deal.

60.Describe an activity that you usually do that wastes your time IELTS cue card

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 usually do that wastes your time”.

1. How do you balance work and life?

To balance my work and life, I have devised a strategy, and that is to follow the water-tight compartment principle. As per this principle, the office work should not be taken to the home and home affairs, and the task must not be a part of your office hours. The adoption of this strategy has brought a massive transformation in my life.

2. Will you continue doing something when you are aware that it wastes your time?

Certain bad habits become hardwired in our brains. Despite knowing that they are detrimental to us, we continue with them because we do not have sufficient willpower to break them. The same is the case with those activities which waste our time.

3. What kind of things make people pressured?

A person usually has three goals in life. The first goal focuses on improving family life, the second one on career and the third one on health and fitness,while attaining such goals, we face a lot of hardships, that make it difficult to attain these goals. In such cases, the people generally feel pressured.

4. Why do some people refuse to abide by the rules?

Some people have this uncanny knack for breaking the rules. They “believe in everything as per my convenience” attitude. Such people are of an egoist nature, and they do not pay heed to the comforts and needs of others. Moreover, in some cases, they think that rules and regulations are detrimental to their freedom of expression. That is why they find no harm in not abiding by the rules.

61.Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a skill that was difficult for you to learn”.

1. What skills do students need to master?

There is no denying this conviction that students need to be well-versed in their academic subjects. They should have enough knowledge of calculations, computers and modern technologies like artificial intelligence.

Moreover, they need to work on their soft skills such as communication skills, body language etc.

Apart from this, in this era of fierce competition, they need to master skills like driving and cooking etc. So that in case of adverse circumstances, they could handle the conflicts adroitly.

2. Is it hard for students to learn new skills?

It is easy to learn new skills as a student because you have plenty of time at your disposal. As we grow older, the ambit of our duties and responsibilities widens and learning new skills seem to be a daunting task. Therefore, learning new skills while pursuing education is a prudent approach.

3. Is it hard for old people to learn new skills?

Although there is no fixed age to learn a skill, with time our physical and mental capacity declines.The same task which we could do in hours at young age take days to compete in old age. Hence, it is prudent to say that those skills which require tremendous physical and mental work are challenging to learn at an elderly age.

4. Is a good teacher very important for students learning experience? Why?

Yes, a good teacher plays a pivotal role in the success of students. The main reason is that teacher saves the time of students and teach them valuable lessons. The knowledge gained from teachers helps the students to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory. Especially in the formative years when the brain of the children is not that developed, it’s the teacher who helps them in shaping their careers.

62.Describe a time you moved to a new home/school IELTS cue card

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 time you moved to a new home/school”. and “Describe your experience when you changed your school/college 

1. Why do people move to a new home?

There are numerous reasons why people shift to a new abode. However, the most prominent reason is to get a plum job or obtain a quality education, because in most cases. Another prominent cause is the expansion of the family due to the wedding or the arrival of a new family member. This is due to the reason that they would like to have freedom coupled with privacy because their current accommodation may be small in size to accommodate the expanding family.

2. What problems do people face after moving to a new place? 

 The first problem people face is logistics. When we stay for long at a place, we become aware of every nook and corner of the city, therefore procuring goods like groceries and vegetables etc, is an easy task for us. On the other hand, when we shift to a new place it becomes a daunting task to find suitable vendors for various purposes.

Apart from this, sometimes the climatic conditions could be a troublesome factor for the new inhabitants. For example, a person living in the countryside would find it difficult to live in cities because of pollution.

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in the same place?

To begin with the advantages, the first and foremost is the awareness we have of the area. While living at the same place, we acquire a boatload of information about the climate, cuisine and nature of people. This information helps us to lead our life comfortably. Apart from this, we have a wider social circle.

On the other hand, the prime disadvantage is boredom and monotony. There is no denying this conviction that when we shift to a new place, we gain new experiences in terms of culture, people, climate and cuisine etc. So we miss dynamism in our lives by staying at the same place.

4. Is it good to move to a new place frequently? Why?

As per my opinion, shifting to a new place frequently is an imprudent approach. First of all, it costs a lot financially, because when we migrate we have to incur a lot of expenditure. Secondly, it is a turbulent task to widen the friend circle when you keep on changing your residence frequently.

63.Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member IELTS cue card”.

1. When would parents feel proud of their children?

Parents feel proud of their children when the children do something worthwhile in life. In the budding years, it could be winning a prize or getting good grades. Apart from this,

 when children do something creative, that also enhances their parent’s confidence in them. Moreover, some parents feel glad when their children engage in tasks that are beneficial for society.

2. Should parents reward children? Why and how?

Giving rewards to children is a worthwhile proposition. As we know, in the budding years’ children thrive primarily on the motivation to do hard work. When their parents reward them, children feel more encouraged to work hard in life. Moreover, it makes them feel confident while doing something beyond the conventional domain.

3. Is it good to reward children too often? Why?

There is no denying this conviction that excess of everything is bad. Likewise, rewarding children too often is an imprudent approach because it down lifts the significance of rewards. Moreover, it makes children feel complacent and leads to a substantial decline in their efforts for achieving their goals.

4. On what occasions would adults be proud of themselves?

Adults usually have three types of goals. The first set of goals are career goals, any achievement in a career makes an adult feel delighted. Apart from this, when they can maintain their health and fitness, they feel jubilant. Lastly, when adults gain fame by doing some altruist work, or by engaging in something beyond the conventional domain, they feel proud of themselves.

64.Describe a difficult thing you did IELTS cue card

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

1. What kinds of jobs require people to be confident? 

I think confidence is a skill which is a must-have for all the jobs. Because in this contemporary epoch where fierce competition has become an integral part of our lives, it is difficult to lead your life towards an impressive growth trajectory just n the basis of domain expertise. Our success in today’s thrives primarily on our soft skills. Thus confidence is an essential attribute for all jobs because it empowers you to handle conflicts adroitly at your workplace.

2. On what occasions should children be encouraged? How? 

Whenever children do something beyond the conventional domain, they must be encouraged. It is the bounden duty of the parents and teachers to develop confidence in children by motivating them. For example, whenever children do something creative, the school authorities must reward them.

3. How can people in the neighbourhood help the elderly during an epidemic?

During the epidemic, the life of the elderly comes to a standstill. In such circumstances, it is the indubitable responsibility of the young people to provide unabated support to them. They can do so by offering doorstep service to the elderly. All the youngsters of the neighbourhood must work in tandem to work for the welfare of the elderly.

4. Do you see this kind of help occurring in your neighbourhood?

Yes, during the ongoing corona pandemic, all the people in our neighbourhood had provided unstinted support to the needy people in the area. Almost all the inhabitants contributed financially, and moreover, those who couldn’t pay due to a financial crunch provided enough help by delivering the necessities.

65.Describe a time you got up early IELTS cue card

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

1. Do you know anyone who likes to get up early?

Yes, my elder brother likes to get up early. He has this uncanny knack of waking up during the wee hours. According to him, he is a morning fighter, and during the early hours, he has enough willpower to finish his pending works at a rapid pace.

2. Why do people get up early?

The prominent reason for getting up early is to get a lead in terms of work. Those who get up early have the advantage of being ahead of others concerning taking care of the pending tasks. Those who get up late are often less efficient as compared to the early risers. Moreover, fitness freaks get clean and pristine air whenever they walk in the early hours. Apart from this, our willpower is at its peak during this time.

3. What kind of situations need people to arrive early?

Whenever we have to catch something which runs according to a timetable we need to come early. For instance, while boarding a train or a flight, it is prudent to reach before time. Apart from this, we stop ourselves from being anxious by reaching before time for meetings, and interviews etc.

4. Why do some people like to stay up late?

Those people who are night fighters have this habit of getting up late. Such people often work for late hours and hit the sack at midnight. Due to this reason getting up early is a daunting task for them.

66.Describe an art or craft activity (e.g painting, woodwork, etc) that you had (at school) IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school”.

1. What kinds of traditional handicrafts are there in your country?

My country is blessed to have umpteen types of traditional handicrafts. Punjab is famous for its Phulkari, Kashmir has carved out a niche for itself in carpet manufacturing, Rajasthan is the land of ceramic pottery. Since there is a lot of diversity in my nation, the traditional handicrafts are diverse too.

2. Should children learn more about art? / What are the benefits of making handcrafts?

In the contemporary epoch where technology has made inroads in our lives, the involvement of children in art, especially handicrafts is a welcome move. Firstly it helps them think beyond the conventional domain, and secondly, it relieves them from stress. Apart from this, they develop patience in themselves.

3. Why do some people think it is difficult to understand art?

Few people say so because art is deciphered by different people on a different basis. Secondly, interests vary from person to person. Some find extreme pleasure while folk music, whereas others prefer contemporary music. 

Unlike other forms of entertainment, art provides instant gratification in a few cases only. A person needs to have a distinct taste to derive meaning from a piece of art. Due to this reason, most people find it difficult to understand art.

4. What can we do to make young people pay more attention to traditional art?

The first and foremost step is to organise awareness programs at various places like schools colleges, and other public places. The central focus of these programmes should be on creating awareness in youngsters so that they could understand the significance of art in their lives.

5. Do you think it’s important to cultivate an appreciation of art in children?

Yes, because appreciation boosts the morale of children and enhances their interest in art.

6. Do you think art should be included in school curriculums? Why?

Yes, art should be a mandatory part of the school’s curriculum because it provides much-needed relief to the students. It boosts the creativity of students and make them think beyond the conventional domain to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

7. Have you attended any lessons about art?

Although I did not have much interest in art, I attended dance classes to hone my dancing skills. Apart from this, I tried my hand at painting too.

8. What have you learned from these lessons?

The biggest lesson I have learned is that we can gain mastery in any field by doing regular practice with determination, dedication and discipline.

9. What do young people think of traditional handicrafts?

As per my opinion, most youngsters admire conventional handicrafts. But, I also postulate that young people lack the tolerance to make these traditional handicrafts as people used to do a few decades back.

10. Do people in your country send handicrafts as gifts?

With changing times, the concept of sending handicrafts as gifts has gained prominence. Instead of giving expensive fancy gifts, people prefer to send handicrafts as gifts.

67.Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way”.

1. Do you think children are born smart or do they learn to become smart?

Although some children are born smart, others too can develop this trait. Smartness thrive primarily on the environment you live in, those who remain in the company of those who think beyond the conventional domain turn out to be smarter than the rest.

2. How do children become smart at school?

Children can turn out to be smart individuals by handling the conflicts in their lives adroitly. Apart from this, they should pay enough heed to the teachings of their teachers and seniors to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory through their smartness.

3. Why are some people well-rounded and others only good at one thing?

Some people have inquisitive nature, they try their hand at all things and gain basic knowledge of all the fields. On the other hand, few people tend to work in their field of interest, and they leave no stone unturned to carve out a niche for themselves in a specific domain.

4. Why does modern society need talent of all kinds?

In this contemporary epoch, there is a paradigm shift in the needs of society. Modern society has become complex due to the influx of technology. To take care of the changing needs of such a vibrant society, talent from all the domains are in demand.

68.Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an exciting book you enjoy reading”.

1. Do you prefer books or movies?

I think movies lag behind books in capturing innate emotions and eerie details. Due to this reason, I pay excessive heed to read books instead of watching movies. However, due to my tight schedule, I do not get sufficient time to read books. So, occasionally I watch movies too.

2. Do you think it is important to read the book before watching the movie version of it?

I think it is not worthwhile. In the case of some movies, the directors leave no stone unturned to have perfect movie adaptations. In my friend circle lot of my friends haven’t read the Game of Throne series, however, they still cherish the TV adaptation. In nutshell, it depends on a person’s preference and availability of time at his disposal.

3. Do boys and girls like the same kinds of books?

I have experienced a few differences in the magazines read by boys and girls. For example, I a lot of girls in my friend circle prefer to read fashion magazines whereas boys pay excessive heed to sports and business magazines. However, as far as reading books is concerned, both genders have more or less the same choice.

4. What kind of books do Indian people like to read?

In my opinion, reading choices do not vary from nation to nation, in this contemporary epoch, technology has bridged the gap between countries. Due to this reason, people of my nation read all kinds of books. 

69.Describe a cafe you like to visit IELTS cue card

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 cafe you like to visit”.

1. What kind of people would like to go to a cafe?

In this contemporary epochfierce competition has become an integral part of our lives, due to this reason some people have less time to cook for themselves, such individuals are the primary customers of cafe. Apart from this, some persons go to cafes to break the monotony of their lives. They do so by doing some activities beyond the conventional domain such as playing chess or reading books.

2. Why do young people like studying in a cafe instead of at home?

The prominent reason for this is the atmosphere inside the cafe. Cafes offer a clean and serene environment which puts the young people in a state of flow. Another reason is there are fewer distractions at such places. Moreover, youngsters could find like-minded people at such places, which is not possible at home. Hence, they can enjoy their favourite leisure activities in the comfort of the cafe.

3. Do older people like to drink coffee?

Although like youngsters, older people too love the taste of coffee, they take it in moderation to avoid sleep issues because coffee contains a lot of caffeine which disturbs our sleeping pattern.

4. Do Indian people like to drink coffee?

Most Indians are die-hard tea fans, however, with the increasing number of cafes specializing in serving numerous varieties of coffee. A large number of people have started developing an interest in coffee. And due to this, there has been a significant incline in the number of coffee drinkers in India.

70.Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study”.

1. Do you think it is important for a person to have a career plan?

Yes having a career plan is very important because it puts your life towards an impressive growth trajectory. On the other hand, it becomes difficult for an individual to carry on in the absence of a plan. Moreover, the absence of a plan leads to time wastage.

2. How do most people plan their future education and their future career?

Most people have this tendency to plan their future action for education and career by having a word with their parents, educators, career counselling experts and by going through reviews available on various websites.

3. Do you think it’s important to include the factor of one’s salary in a career plan?

Yes, remuneration is a significant thing that must be taken into consideration while making a career plan. It is usually observed that funds are required for everything in the budding years of one’s career. One cannot think of building a fruitful career, that doesn’t empower a person to take care of his/her basic needs. However, in the twilight years of one’s career, other factors are more important than the salary.

4. Do you think planning is important or is it a waste of time?

Planning is a significant factor to achieve success, calling it a waste of time is an imprudent approach. If we wish to go ahead in life without much planning, then we waste our precious time.

5. What kinds of personal plans should people make for themselves?

People should devise plans about their education, their career path, funds for themselves and their family, places they wish to explore, and how they will spend their retired life.

6. In general, how do people make plans?

People make plans by understanding the situation by having a consultation with their elders and by taking the help of wide information available on the internet.

7. For a person with children, what influence does this have on their plans for the future?

For a person who is blessed with children, the right upbringing of the children is more important as compared to the personal plans, The central focus of such persons pivots around the desires of the family and children. And they leave no stone unturned to make the wishes of their children come true.

8. Should parents set goals for children?

Parents undoubtedly set the best goals for their children. However, they get biased while setting goals for their children. Because for parents safety of their kids is more important than any other thing. Hence there shouldn’t be overindulgence of parents while devising the goals for their children.

9. When do young children start to set goals for themselves?

Usually, children start setting goals after passing their tenth standard. Because during that time they need to decide the trajectory of their career.

71.Talk about an article which you read about health IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Talk about a recent health-related article that you have read”.

1. Why is it that different people want to see different magazines?

Numerous people choose to read the content of unique magazines as their interests are different from others. Magazines target specific domains. People who admire sports show a preference for sports publications, for instance, Sports World. On the other hand, individuals who follow the latest trends, scroll fashion magazines, such as vogue; those interested in celebrities, read magazines like Cineblitz and Celeb life.

2. What type of magazines do teens prefer to read?

Teenagers of the contemporary epoch have an interest in fashion and technology. Most teenage girls prefer to read content related to the latest trends in fashion: boys choose to read technology-related magazines which provide details for the latest mobile phones and gadgets.

3. What is the distinction between information on TV and information in magazines?

The difference is that information available on TV is visual content that is easy to decipher, while magazines provide printed information. Apart from this, unlike magazines, the information provided on TV gets updated regularly.

4. Do folks like to read the information on the World Wide Web?

Young people have this uncanny knack for spending a sizeable portion of their day on the World Wide Web. They have an immense interest in technology. 

5. Do people still purchase magazines in your own country?

Although technology has made inroads in individuals’ lives, and numerous people love to search for information on gadgets, magazines are still in demand. People from all walks of life choose to read their favourite topics in magazines. 

6. Do you feel the people now are healthier than people previously?

There is no denying this conviction that people of the contemporary epoch have started taking care of their health. Due to this reason, there is a substantial incline in the count of people engaging in a physical workout. Moreover, the count of healthier people is growing at a tremendous pace.

72.Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like”.

1. Why are people friendly with the person they don’t like?

In this modern era, irrespective of our likings and dislikings, we have to be friendly with others. Because our efficiency thrives primarily on the kinds of relationships we have. By being friendly with all the people, we create an impression that we believe in having cordial relations. Moreover, people of the contemporary epoch have realized this thing by being nice to everyone they could climb the ladder to success easily.

2. What kinds of people are usually friendly?

People who have fewer expectations from others tend to remain happier than those who have this uncanny knack of expecting a lot from others. When we work on our relationships and do not seek anything in return, happiness makes inroads in our lives.

3. What are the differences between being friendly and polite?

A polite person shows good manners while talking to others in terms of behaviour and speech. Whereas, a friendly person acts in a non-threatening manner, by showing kindness towards others.

4. What do you think about people who are always straightforward?

Being a straight word is a double-edged sword. Sometimes it helps you to make substantial gains in life. On the other hand, it could be detrimental for you if the situation demands diplomatic handling. Therefore, one needs to make a prudent choice before going straightforward.

73.Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market”.

1. What kind of markets are there in your country?

In my nation, all types of markets are there to fulfil the needs of people from all walks of life. For the people having opulent lifestyle, we have reputed shopping malls selling high-quality products. Whereas for masses we have numerous street markets where they can find products with good deals.

2. Do you think small markets will disappear in the future?

There is no denying this conviction that street markets work like a charm. They provide a range of products that serve the purposes of the masses. Although there is a tremendous increase in the number of shopping malls in recent years, street markets are under no threat. So both big markets and small markets would continue to exist.

3. Have people’s shopping habits changed in recent years?

Yes, there has been a paradigm shift in the shopping habits of people. Since technology has made inroads in our lives, a large section of society thrives primarily on online shopping for their needs. Apart from this, the ongoing pandemic has played a significant role in bringing a drastic change in the consumer’s mindset. The buyers of this contemporary epoch do not like to squander too much time on shopping.

4. What are the differences between shopping in street markets and big shopping malls?

The major difference is the ambience. The big shopping malls leave no stone unturned to provide a wide range of products under one roof in clean and pristine surroundings. And they charge a premium for their services by offering the products at the maximum retail price in most cases. The street markets, on the other hand, do not spend too much on infrastructure. They lure their customers by offering products at a lower cost as compared to the shopping malls.

74.Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen”.

1. On what occasions do people usually need to wait?

I believe that waiting is an integral part of our day to day life, and on numerous occasions, we have to spend time waiting. P3eople from all walks have to wait for their turn. School going children wait for the bus. Youngsters wait for their turn while playing their favourite game. People who work wait for their salaries and promotions, and the elderly have to wait for their medication. Moreover, in recent times, people have to wait for getting the vaccine. 

2. Who behaves better when waiting for children or adults?

As far as waiting is concerned, I believe adults are more patient because the bulk of experience they are having, make them realize the importance of patience. Whereas children have this habit of finding instant gratification in whatever task they do, due to this reason waiting is a daunting task for them.

3. Compared to the past are people less patient now, why?

There is no denying this conviction that people of this contemporary epoch are less patient as compared to the people of the past. The primary reason for this is the technology that has made inroads into our lives. These days, unlike in the past, numerous tasks like cooking, washing clothes etcetera, are done in minutes. Whereas, earlier the same chores used to take hours. Due to such a giant leap, people’s nature has undergone a considerable change, and they want to complete their all tasks in less time.

4. What are the positive and negative effects of waiting on society?

There are many positive effects of waiting. In this contemporary epoch, fierce competition has become an integral part of our lives. In such a scenario, during the waiting period, you get an opportunity to interact with other people and relieve your stress. In a way, it helps us expand our friend circle by giving us a chance to interact with strangers. Hence it enhances the social bonding in society.

However, when the wait is due to some unnecessary reasons, we become impatient while waiting. In such circumstances, waiting adds to our stress. And in some cases, an unprecedented wait could lead to a stampede and other unforeseen contingencies.

5. Are you a patient person?

Earlier, I used to be an impatient person, and I would lose cool on trivial issues. However, with experience, I have turned out to be a patient person. This paradigm shift in attitude helps me to handle conflicts adroitly.

6. Do you think it is possible to teach people to be more patient?

Patience is a must-have attribute in this contemporary epoch as fierce competition has become an integral part of our lives. Like any other skill, it is possible to teach people to be more patient. There is no denying this conviction that people disturb their physical and mental health by becoming impatient. By making people aware of the paradigm shift that patience brings in our personalities, we can teach them to be patient.

7. Some people believe that impatience helps the development of technology. Do you agree with that?– Why do you think so?

To some extent, impatience helps the development of technology. It happens because the researchers pay excessive heed to make the lives of people comfortable. And, they work tremendously hard on working on tasks in which people exhibit impatient behaviour. Due to this reason, people’s growing impatience is an opportunity for people to engage in research and development. And they leave no stone unturned to produce such products. Rotomatic is the prime example, which cooks Indian flatbread through a mechanical process. Millions of Indians grow impatient while making flatbreads at home. To top the market, innovators came out with an outstanding product that is selling like hotcakes.

75.Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS Cue card

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

1. What are some popular attractions that people like to visit in your country?

India is a country with unity in diversity. Being the 7th largest nation in the world, it has a huge geographical area. In the north, we have places like Golden Temple in Amritsar and the Taj Mahal in Agra. In the central part, we have heritage sites like Ajanta and Allora caves. Whereas in the Southern side, we have numerous temples that are architectural marvels, such as Sun temple and Jagannath Puri temple.

2. Do old people and young people like to go to different places for vacation?

There is no denying this conviction that, as far as holidays are concerned, both young and old people have different choices. Young people love to go to places with a huge crowd like shopping malls, amusement parks etc. On the other hand, older love peace and tranquillity. Due to this reason, they love to relax in the arms of nature. The places of interest for them are gardens and religious places.

3. What do old people and young people think about when making travel plans?

The central focus of the elderly is on comfort, due to this, their travel plan pivots around relaxation. Due to this reason, the percentage of older people on cruise vacations is high as compared to the youngsters. On the other hand youngsters, the prime motive is to have fun and entertainment. So they indulge more in adventure sports and other such pursuits.

4. How do people get to know about new places?

In the contemporary epoch, technology has made the task of finding new places easier. Through the internet, people come to know various sites of special interest. Moreover, there are numerous websites like Wikitravel where people can find details of any tourist place.

76.Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a town or city where you would like to live in the future”.

1. Why do more and more people live in the city?

Although countryside areas provide innumerable benefits, more people live in the city because of better educational, entertainment and medical facilities. There is no denying this conviction that most of the cities have prestigious schools and colleges for better education. And, malls and amusement parks for entertainment. Last but not least multispeciality hospitals are also there for world-class treatment for various ailments.

2. What are some factors that attract people to settle down in certain places?

Numerous factors attract people to settle down in certain places. The first and foremost is safety. The places with less crime have more people. Apart from this, the climate is also an important factor. People find it extremely difficult to live in a too hot and too cold climate. Therefore places with moderate climates grab more attention from the people. Lastly, earning opportunities too is an important factor. The places with limited avenues to earn many have less population. Whereas cities with higher earning potential have more population

3. What are the differences between the young and old when choosing where to live?

Young people prefer to live in a city with hustle and bustle. They prefer those cities which have higher earning potential coupled with good entertainment facilities like multiplexes, malls, food courts and amusement parks.

On the other hand, old people prefer a life with less disturbance. They find extreme pleasure in spending their life in the arms of nature. Therefore they prefer places with a clean and pristine environment.

77.Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting”.

1. Do you have any foreign friends and do you think having foreign friends is a good way to know other countries?

Being a social butterfly, I am active on social media, and due to this, I have made a few foreign friends. In my opinion, we gain enormous information from overseas friends regarding their culture, traditions and cuisines. Thus, it is the best way to gain knowledge of other countries.

2. Do you think it’s important to know the culture and language before going to another country? 

Yes, it is significant. In this modern era, we have a plethora of information at our disposal regarding all the cultures and languages. Accessing such information before visiting any nation would help us bridge the gap between us and the natives. Moreover, it is also helpful in widening our friend circle. Lastly, if we have plans to do a job or business in an overseas nation, it is a must to know the culture and language of that country.

3. What do you think of people who work in international companies?

In my opinion, working for international companies provide immense exposure to the employees. Firstly they get a chance to work in a cosmopolitan environment. Moreover, international companies have their business spread all over the world. Their wider network penetration empowers the employees to work across the globe and leads their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory. Lastly, it allows them to rake in big bucks.

4. What abilities do people need to have when working in an international company?

For working in an international company, people need to have domain expertise. They need to go beyond the conventional domain to handle the conflicts adroitly at their workplace. Apart from this, they must have excellent soft skills. These abilities help them to carve out a niche for themselves.

78.Describe someone older than you, whom you admire IELTS Cue Card

79.Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports music IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports music”.

1. Do you think artists with talents should focus on their talents?

As per my opinion, if you have a skill or talent, you must hone it. Because in this contemporary epoch, specialists earn the most. So rather than focussing on doing various things, one should target his/her strengths. Because when you work in your talented field, you get into a state of flow and give your best. This thing is best explained in a Japanese book by the name of “Ikigai“.According to this book when we do that thing in which we are skilful, then our work doesn’t seem a burden to us. In other words, we enjoy our work and our time passes quickly. On the other hand, if we do a task that is not according to our strengths, we face numerous challenges. Hence having the central focus on the talent you possess is a prudent approach.

2. Is it possible for us to know the children who are 3 or 4 years old will become musicians or painters when they grow up?

Although children show a glimpse of their talent in their formative years, it is difficult to predict whether they will become musicians or painters when they grow up. Because as we age, our preferences keep on changing. So a child who is good at singing must turn his attention towards dancing in the future. Because unlike past youngsters these days have a plethora of career options. We are living in a world where having a micro-niche talent can lead your life towards an impressive growth trajectory. Therefore career predictions for children are difficult to make.

3. Do you think parents feel guilty for putting too much pressure on their children?

Although parents always give their best while doing the upbringing of their children, sometimes they make them follow the wrong trajectory in life. Because a few parents have this conviction that by pressurising their kids, they can bring the best out of them. However, this practice kills the confidence of children and adds tremendous stress to their lives. Many children often fail in life due to this approach. Due to this attitude of parents, some children have to go through burnt-child syndrome. This is a psychological issue, children going through such syndrome follow the wrong trajectory and ruin their life. In case children do not achieve goals despite enough pressure from parents, the parents feel guilty.

4. Why do people like to watch talent shows?

People like to watch talent shows for two reasons. Firstly they get entertained through this practice. As people feel bored by watching the same talent again and again. Reality shows provide them with much-needed freshness. Because many budding artists showcase their talent in such shows. Viewers break the monotony by watching the best talent. And sometimes, the talent showcased by the artists in talent hunt shows is far better than the ability of overhyped celebrities. Because in such shows, participants give their best to beat their opponents. Secondly, people get inspiration from talent shows, and some of the viewers get motivated to bring out their hidden talent. Many people keep their talent with themselves only, they feel shy while exhibiting it. However, when they see others showing their talent, they also get charged and jump on the bandwagon.

5. Do you think it is more interesting to watch famous peoples or ordinary people’s show?

In my opinion, it is more interesting to watch ordinary people because they bring out something new. As far as famous people are concerned most people have already watched their talent. There is less element of surprise in the talent of famous people because for them showcasing something different, after becoming famous is a daunting task. So they sound monotonous. Whereas ordinary people bring an element of surprise because they know that they need to do something out of the box to move their life towards an impressive growth trajectory.

80.Describe a law on environment protection IELTS Cue Card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a law on environmental protection”.

1. Do you think this law is acceptable to the people?

Although some people are against this law, a large section of society has accepted this law. They firmly believe that this law would bring an exemplary change in their lives. Because if informed decisions are not taken now, then our future would be disastrous. It is the need of the hour, to take care of this pressing problem as soon as possible. Therefore, a large count of the population expresses solidarity with the fact that this law must be imposed in a stringent manner.

2. Is there any situation wherein people may disobey the law?

Yes, when there is a dearth of housing for people then many individuals might disobey this law to create surplus accommodations. Because due to the burgeoning population there is little space left in the cities to provide more dwelling units.

Moreover, people engaged in the timber trade would leave no stone unturned to break this law.

3. What qualities should a police officer possess?

A police officer must have the right knowledge of current rules and regulations. Moreover, he must have a robust personality. Apart from this, he should have the serenity to handle the conflicts adroitly.

4. Why do some people prefer to be a lawyer?

A few people choose to be a lawyer because they have the zeal to work for bringing justice and they want that they should help others to get fair treatment under the law. On the other hand, some people opt for this profession to earn massive money and popularity.

5. Should people be penalized when they use mobile phones while driving?

Using a mobile phone while driving can lead to disastrous repercussions. Therefore, people who indulge in doing so should be given severe punishment.

6. Is kindness the most important quality of a police officer?

As per my opinion, a police officer needs to be impartial while performing the duty. Kindness is a quality that is counter-productive for a police officer. Because it could prompt him to leave the offender on humanitarian grounds.

7. Do you think both men and women can be police officers?

Yes, because when men and women work in tandem the best comes out. A combination of men and women working as police officers is a worthwhile proposition.

8. Do you think the police officers are paid too much?

I believe the Western world has this tendency to pay the police officers as per the duties rendered by them, however, in the nascent nations, their remuneration is not according to the services they perform, they need a handsome payout. Since policemen risk their lives for the benefit of the general public, their earnings should be at par with other departments

9. Do the people of your country obey the law?

Human psychology remains the same throughout the globe. When the denizens have the fear of being caught in case of any wrongdoing, they refrain from disobeying the law. Because severe punishment act as a deterrent for them. There is no denying this conviction that in my nation, there are various loopholes in the system. People take undue advantage of these loopholes and become law-breakers,

10. Are there laws about education in your nation?

In my nation, the higher authorities pay excessive heed to education. Therefore they have enacted a law called the “Right to education act”. As per this act, all citizens need to be educated irrespective of whether they can pay for their education or not.

11. What kind of rules do schools have?

Schools have a fixed timetable. Apart from this, all students wear school uniforms. Moreover, they need to obey their teachers. Lastly, they need to study with determination, dedication and discipline.

12. What can teachers do to make students obey rules?

Teachers must tell the significance of obeying the rules to the students. They must create awareness among the students and show them the right trajectory.

13. What should parents do to educate children about laws?

It is a well-known fact that children do not follow their parent’s advice. Rather, they follow the examples set by their parents. So parents themselves need to obey all the laws. If they do so, their children would also do the same.

81.Describe a puzzle you have played IELTS cue card

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.

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

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 of 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?

As per my opinion, these days the smartphones are basically utilized for approaching social networking applications like Signal, Instagram, and 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…

83.Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media”.

1. Why do people like to use social media?

As per my opinion, the primary reason individuals use social media services is to remain in contact with their near and dear ones. The other prominent reason is to keep themselves updated with the current news and happenings across the globe. Apart from this, social media is a reliable medium to spend leisure time.

2. What kind of things are popular on social media?

Numerous things are famous on social media. However, the most prominent activity is to upload photographs and videos. Moreover, individuals update the current news and happenings they find worthwhile to share. These days, corporates too have realized the importance of using the services of social media. They advertise their products and services to improve brand awareness.

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using social media?

The primary plus point of utilizing social media services is that it is comfortable to find information, give details, and converse through it. Moreover, it allows us to widen our friend circle and remain in touch with our near and dear ones in an easy manner. On the contrary, the major pitfall is that our privacy gets compromised, and we often get fake information. There are numerous examples where individuals have used social media in an imprudent manner to propagate wrong information. For instance, the recent fake information on Covid Virus led to mass hysteria among people.

4. What do you think about making friends on social networking sites?

Making friends through social media medium is not a worthwhile proposition because it’s extremely comfortable for individuals to create a fake identity on this platform. Although finding new friends is easy through social media, the chances of fraud are high. When we meet a person it’s easy for us to do a fair analysis of his/her personality.

84.Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school IELTS cue card

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school”.

1. What kinds of traditional handicrafts are there in your country?

My country is blessed to have umpteen types of traditional handicrafts. Punjab is famous for its Phulkari, Kashmir has carved out a niche for itself in carpet manufacturing, Rajasthan is the land of ceramic pottery. Since there is a lot of diversity in my nation, the traditional handicrafts are diverse too.

2. Should children learn more about art? / What are the benefits of making handcrafts?

In the contemporary epoch where technology has made inroads in our lives, the involvement of children in art, especially handicrafts is a welcome move. Firstly it helps them think beyond the conventional domain, and secondly, it relieves them from stress. Apart from this, they develop patience in themselves.

3. Why do some people think it is difficult to understand art?

Few people say so because art is deciphered by different people on a different basis. Secondly, interests vary from person to person. Some find extreme pleasure while folk music, whereas others prefer contemporary music. 

Unlike other forms of entertainment, art provides instant gratification in a few cases only. A person needs to have a distinct taste to derive meaning from a piece of art. Due to this reason, most people find it difficult to understand art.

4. What can we do to make young people pay more attention to traditional art?

The first and foremost step is to organise awareness programs at various places like schools colleges, and other public places. The central focus of these programmes should be on creating awareness in youngsters so that they could understand the significance of art in their lives.

5. Do you think it’s important to cultivate an appreciation of art in children?

Yes, because appreciation boosts the morale of children and enhances their interest in art.

6. Do you think art should be included in school curriculums? Why?

Yes, art should be a mandatory part of the school’s curriculum because it provides much-needed relief to the students. It boosts the creativity of students and make them think beyond the conventional domain to lead their lives towards an impressive growth trajectory.

7. Have you attended any lessons about art?

Although I did not have much interest in art, I attended dance classes to hone my dancing skills. Apart from this, I tried my hand at painting too.

8. What have you learned from these lessons?

The biggest lesson I have learned is that we can gain mastery in any field by doing regular practice with determination, dedication and discipline.

9. What do young people think of traditional handicrafts?

In my opinion, most youngsters admire conventional handicrafts. But, I also postulate that young people lack the tolerance to make these traditional handicrafts as people used to do a few decades back.

10. Do people in your country send handicrafts as gifts?

With changing times, the concept of sending handicrafts as gifts has gained prominence. Instead of giving expensive fancy gifts, people prefer to send handicrafts as gifts.

85.Describe a time when you helped a friend IELTS cue card

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 time when you helped a friend”.

1. How do people usually help each other?

People usually help each other by providing support to each other during happy as well as tough times. The support could be either monetary or non-monetary. Like providing money, goods or services to your near and dear ones in case of a requirement.

2. How is online help different from real-life help?

In this era of digitalisation, there is not much of a difference between online and real-life help. Because in case you want to offer your services personally by going to the person’s place then real-life help is the only option. Otherwise, the benefits served from both options are more or less the same.

3. Should school be responsible for teaching students how to cooperate?

I think the onus of teaching the students how to cooperate should be on the schools, parents and society. Because students spend around eight hours in the school, the rest of the time they spend with their family or in the company of their near and dear ones.

4. What are the differences between help from friends and help from family?

The help from family is more prompt and regular because our family is emotionally attached to us. Whereas, help from friends is also available in case of a need, but that is not as speedy as help from the family.

5. Do you like helping others?

Being an altruist, and philanthropic person, I find extreme satisfaction in helping others. Therefore whenever someone known to me is in need, I always try to help that person.

6. Should parents teach helping others to their children?

Yes, because the habit of helping others is important to lead a happy and fruitful life. Moreover, learning this habit in childhood from parents help the kids to inculcate this practice in their routine. Hence, when they grow up in life, they turn out to be responsible citizens.

7. Do you think nowadays people do more good work as compared to the past?

Most people of this era are doing more good work as compared to the past. Because they are getting unabated support from the technology. People sitting in one corner of the world can provide support to a person staying in a remote area through the internet. Such kind of facilities was not available two years back.

8. Will you help others in the future?

Being an altruistic person, I have this habit of helping others. In future also, I will be helping others.

9. How do you encourage children to help others?

Children follow the examples set by their parents and teachers. Therefore to motivate the children to help others, parents and teachers must join hands and help the underprivileged people. Upon seeing them helping others, Children too would develop this habit.

10. How do world social organizations such as Red Cross collect their funds worldwide?

A major portion of their collection comes from digital advertisements. Red-cross effectively utilizes the power of the internet to strengthen its exchequer.

11. Do small non-government organizations always need big organizations’ help or can they collect funds themselves?

In this modern era where technology has made inroads in our lives, small charitable organisations need not be dependent on big organisations to collect funds. They can do so at their end by utilizing the services of the right technology.

12. Do you think people in your country should help foreigners who are visiting your country and who need help? (Why? / Why not?)

Yes because as per our culture, for us a guest is akin to a god. People of my country are philanthropic and altruistic by nature. In our culture, a tourist is a guest for all the denizens. This practice is there for ages. As per our religious texts, it is the bounden duty of every resident to help the guests.

13. What is the most important way for a country to help foreigners who are visiting the country?

The central focus of a foreigner while visiting another county is on safety. Therefore, all the citizens should offer unabated support to foreigners. Moreover, we must help them to gain knowledge about our culture. This way we can make cordial relationships with foreign tourists.

14. Many people only look out for themselves and never think about helping others. What do you think of this attitude?

This attitude is detrimental to the welfare of society. Because human beings are social animals, we need each other’s support for our survival.

86.Describe a time when you shared something with others IELTS cue card

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 time when you shared something with others ”.

1. Do you like to share?

I love to share because it makes me feel light. I used to share my lunch with all my amigos at school. So I have the habit of sharing since my childhood. I acquired this habit from my mother, she has this tendency of going beyond the conventional domain to help others.

2. What are the consequences if children don’t like to share?

If children do not share, they become self-centred and often have a limited friend circle. There is no denying this conviction that if we have a wider friend circle we prosper better in life. However, by limiting our friend circle we have fewer friends at our disposal in case of a need. Hence all children must have this habit of sharing.

3. How do you feel about sharing accommodations with others on campus?

It is a good practice because it helps you to pass your leisure time prudently. Moreover, it leads to an exchange of ideas, and you also learn how to do daily chores together.

4. How could parents and teachers teach young children to share?

Parents and teachers play a pivotal role in the upbringing of children. As young children spend a sizeable portion of their time in the company of parents and teachers, it is their responsibility to help children develop the habit of sharing. They can do so by making sharing a part of their routine. Under the aegis of parents and educators, children must share their room with their siblings and meals with their friends at school.

5. Do people in your country (or, you) prefer to share public transport or do they (you) prefer to use private transport?

Since my country has a lot of population, people prefer to use their private vehicles to save time. However, a paradigm shift is taking place in the mindset of people. They have realized that by using private transport, they are ruining the environment by creating more pollution. Hence the percentage of people using public transport is rising at a considerable rate.

6. Do many people in your country share their home with others or do they mostly live alone?

Sharing of the home is mostly on rent in our country. Those who have surplus rooms give them on rent to make money.

7. Do you think there are many advantages to sharing your home with other (non-family) people?

Yes, there is an advantage, you can gain knowledge from the person with whom you are sharing your accommodation. Apart from this, human beings have this tendency to help those who help them. Therefore, if you share your things with others, you have more hands to support you.

8. Would you ever share your food with someone else?

Being an altruist person, I have this habit of sharing with others. Every day I share my lunch with my classmates.

87.Describe a skill you can teach other people

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a skill that you can teach other people”.

1. Should teachers be funny when they teach? 

In this contemporary epoch students have to burn the midnight oil to pass with good grades. An element of fun with studies can act as a stress buster for the students. Therefore teachers must inculcate entertainment in their teaching methods in a prudent way.

2. What qualities should teachers have?

The first and foremost quality a teacher must have is patience. Moreover, a teacher should be good at communication skills. Apart from this, the teacher should be altruistic.

3. Which do you think are more important practical skills or academic skills?

Both the skills have their significance. A judicious combination of these two skills is required to move your life towards an impressive growth trajectory.

4. Which age group is the best age for learning?

There is no denying this conviction that learning depends on our passion rather than any other factor. Thus, age is just a number for getting educated.

88.Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination

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