Talk about a traditional object of your country Cue Card IELTS

Talk about a traditional object of your country Cue Card IELTS

Talk about a traditional object of your country Cue Card IELTS


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

You should say:

What is it?
How is it made?
When did you try it for the first time?
Why do you like it?

Sample Answer 1


Since I was born and brought up in the city, I have never gotten enough chances to explore the countryside life. However, whenever I get to know about a traditional product from rural areas, I buy it and use it.

I bought a traditional product from the countryside area in my college days, and I still use it.

What is it?

It is a musical instrument, and its name is Tumbi. It is widely used by renowned singers and musicians in the Punjab region.

How is it made?

Woden stick is the primary material used in Tumbi. And to mount the stick, a gourd shell resonator is utilized. Furthermore, through the bridge over the resonator, a metallic string passes. And to play it, the player needs to strike the string with the first finger.

When did you try it for the first time?

During my school days, I visited a cultural festival in my city. Over there, the traditional products were on display. A musician was exhibiting his Tumbi playing skills in one of the stalls.

The music coming out of the instrument was alluring, and on that day, I tried it for the first time.

Why do you like it?

I like it because it produces mesmerizing music and is damn easy to play. Unlike other instruments, it is not loud, and when you sing in synchronization with it, the music sounds divine.

Another reason for liking it is that it is part of our culture. A boatload of musical instruments worldwide has made inroads in our lives in this contemporary epoch. But the simplicity of Tumbi is still enticing, and people from all walks of life adore it.

Sample Answer 2


Although my country has undergone a paradigm shift due to globalization, the rural parts are still attached to the roots.

Due to this reason, whenever I visit the countryside, I have an emotionally enriching experience. My last visit to the rural area was special because I bought a traditional product called “Sattu.”

How is it made?

It is a traditional product that I prominent in India’s rural parts. To make it, first, we need to roast the black chickpeas. After roasting, the next process is grinding.

After grinding, the sattu flour is ready for consumption.

When did you try it for the first time?

I tried it for the first time during my childhood.

Why do you like it?

I like Sattu because it is a superfood. These days youngsters take a protein shake to gain muscles. And it is intuitively true that modern health foods are expensive.

Sattu, on the other hand, is a reasonably-priced alternative to protein shakes. A 1 kg pack costs not more than 100 Rs.

Apart from this, the status taste is amazing. You can have it with both salt and sweet. When you eat it with jaggery powder, it works like a charm.

Last month there was a family get-together at my home and to make my guests feel special I cooked all meals with Sattu as the main ingredient. After tasting the mouth-watering delicacies I cooked, all family members appreciated my experiment.

Due to its unmatched benefits, it has become the favorite drink of many celebrities because it is tasty and healthy.

These days I am a fit person, and the credit for my fitness goes to the traditional product “Sattu.”

Sample Answer 3


My country is famous for its traditional products. Although I know most of them, recently I discovered a new one.

What is it?

It is Kalari from Jammu and Kashmir state of India. It is a type of cottage cheese made from cow or goat milk.

How is it made?

It is made by adding warm milk to the boiled whey water. The whole cooking process takes 30 minutes.

When did you try it for the first time?

Last year one om friends invited me to her sister’s wedding in Udhampur, a city in Jammu and Kashmir. There I tasted the Kalari pizza for the first time.

Why do you like it?

I like it for its taste and health benefits. First of all, its taste is unique and unforgettable. Moreover, it blends with other eating times easily. While roaming Udhampur, I learned that people use it in sandwiches, burgers, kulchas, noodles, and many other eatables.

Secondly, it is a healthy eating option. It is a correct alternative to mozzarella cheese, which is tasty but unhealthy. By opting for it in my diet, I have improved my health.

Instead of going for fatty snacks, I use Kalari to make tasty and healthy burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches. After seeing improvement in my health, my relatives and friends have also started using it to make assorted eatables.

Recently my cousin invited me to his birthday party and served me a cake of Kalari cheese.


In this fast-paced life where fast food has made inroads in our lives, Kalari is a perfect healthy alternative to exercise the taste buds.

Sample Answer 4


In this contemporary epoch, technology has made inroads in our lives. Due to this reason, a boatload of products is at our disposal to save our time and energy. Yet certain traditional products work like a charm in this modern era.

One such product is available at my home, and I use it every day.

What is it?

It is by the name of Earthen Pitcher termed as “Matka” or “Ghada” in the local language.

How is it made?

Local potters make them by using a combination of two types of mud clay. The first one is extracted from the earth’s surface and the second one comes by digging 10 ft deep.

When did you try it for the first time?

Once in my childhood, I spent the summer holidays at one of my distant relatives’ homes in the countryside. There I saw the earthen pitcher for the first time. When I drank the water stored in it, I was impressed with the taste. Since that day, I have been using it to pamper my thirst.

Why do you like it?

I like it because of its simplicity coupled with its effectiveness. It shows how rich our culture is, which has such marvellous products that make our life comfortable without much effort.

These days people spend a substantial amount of money to buy refrigerators. One of the reasons for purchasing the fridge is to get the cool water to pamper the thirst. The earthen pitcher serves the same purpose at a lower cost. Moreover, the water of earthen pitchers doesn’t harm our health because its temperature is conducive to our health, and we do not have a sore throat after drinking it.

Another reason for liking it is that it keeps us connected to our culture, and the potter community earns its livelihood.

Sample Answer 5


In this contemporary epoch, people thrive primarily on technology for their daily needs. However, certain traditional products have maintained their charm because of their eco-friendly nature.

One such product is a part of my daily life.

What is it?

It is an eating plate called “Pattal” made with broad dried leaves.

How is it made?

To produce the plate compression of three layers of leaves and paper together is done. The final product includes a base layer of leaves, a middle layer containing paper made from leaves, and a topmost layer of leaves. 

After pressing, the leaves along with the paper acquire the shape of a plate. 

When did you try it for the first time?

When I was in 6th standard, I visited the Vaishno Devi Temple for the first time, and I ate food from the community kitchen served in “Pattal” made from dried leaves.

Why do you like it?

I like it for various reasons. First and foremost, these plates are eco friendly. In this modern era, people have become comfort-oriented: therefore, instead of washing the utensils, they prefer disposable crockery. 

But they ignore that such crockery is detrimental to our environment because it contains plastic that takes ages to decompose.

On the other hand, the dried leaves plates are cent per cent organic, and they decompose after 28 days and increase the fertility of sand.

Apart from this, their cost is less, and the local people earn their livelihood.

Lastly, the food served on dried leaves plates is nutritious because it doesn’t have plastic, and it is tasty.

Sample Answer 6


In this modern era, we thrive primarily on factory-made products to live a comfortable life. However, a few traditional products have not lost their sheen with changing times. One such product is worth mentioning.

What is it?

It is the traditional bed called “Manja’ or “Charpai”.

How is it made?

 Charpai is famous for its natural quality. To create it, the craftsman combines weaving and carpentry skills. A rectangular structure carried by four legs is designed by weaving different patterns of natural rope. Moonj is a traditionally cultivated grass which acts as the raw material for the conventional charpai.

When did you try it for the first time?

I tried it the first time last year when I went to a village to attend the wedding ceremony of one of my close relatives. Since no hotel was available, I stayed at the host’s residence.

As t many guests were staying at his house, I had to sleep outdoor. That was the first time I slept on it. Initially, I was apprehensive about whether I would get sleep on it. However, to my surprise, I had a sound sleep for eight hours.

Why do you like it?

I like it for many reasons: firstly, it makes me feel close to my culture. Apart from this, I am in a job where I have to sit for long hours, and due to that, I usually have back pain or muscle spasms.

Whenever I sleep on Charpai, I get relaxation from the terrible back pain. Moreover, I get up in the morning with enthusiasm.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “  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 specialties 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

Q10. Why the use of traditional products is declining?

In this modern era technology has become an integral part of our lives. Due to this, a boatload of products loaded with umpteen features enter the market every year. This development gives numerous options to the people for doing their work.

On the other hand, traditional products have remained the same for ages. Therefore, innovation has played a vital role in the disappearance of conventional items. 

Q11.How can we preserve the traditional arts?

To preserve the traditional arts, the government needs to take many steps. Firstly, the higher authorities need to conduct awareness programs to educate the current generation regarding the significance of traditional arts.

Moreover, the government needs to set up various training centres where appropriate training on making traditional products.

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