Talk about a traditional object of your country IELTS Cue Card

Talk about a traditional object of your country IELTS Cue Card


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.

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

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