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Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in IELTS Speaking cue card, you’ll be asked to speak about a domestic news that the city residents are interested to watch/read. You should say:

☑️ What it was about?

☑️ Where you saw/heard it?

☑️ Who was involved?

☑️ Explain why people were interested in it?

NOTE-> You have one minute to think about what you are going to say, then you’ll have to talk about the topic for one-to-two minutes. A paper and a pencil will be given so that you can make some notes if you wish.

For easier understanding, I have divided this IELTS Cue Card into three parts ➡️ IntroductionQuestions, and Conclusion.

Introducing a piece of local news

News are an integral part of my city residents. They are heavily invested in reading newspapers and this makes Sangrur, our town among one of the literate places in the state. So today, I would take this opportunity to talk about a recent piece of news that attracted our eye balls.

What it was about?

Well, the news was about the robbery that happened at famous Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum in our city. It stunned the whole town because the place was guarded 24*7. Moreover there were 50+ security cameras and still the case is unsolved; no arrests have been made and no works have been recovered.

Where you saw/heard it?

I heard about the incident from a News 18’s local television broadcast. Their sources have somehow managed to get the exclusive CCTV footage of the robbery. I saw it multiple times and discovered that the thieves used a similar pattern to stole the artefacts as portrayed in Money Heist-famous Netflix television show.

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Who was involved?

As per my knowledge, Guards admitted two men aged below 30 were involved in the theft. They came to the museum posing as police officers investigating a crime and later executed the city’s biggest gallery heist.

Explain why people were interested in it?

Actually, People intrigued by the robbery because they were puzzled by the choice of thieves, they only stole the paintings which reflect the Sikh history and left more valuable works untouched. People believe they were surely some hate mongers with an aim to incite violence in the community.

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Concluding the cue card

In the end I’d just say that..The news brought sadness and anger to the locals. Everyone is now praying for the arrest of the imposters.


Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions for Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in cue card:

Do people read newspaper where you live?

Yes, people in my city are avid newspaper readers. As a matter of fact, our town has recorded most newspaper sales in a year among the whole North India. I think the biggest reason of such high newspaper readership is that the city dwellers are knowledgeable and engage in healthy discussions during town-hall meetings.

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Do people prefer local or international news?

Well! The local residents prefer to read both domestic as well as global news. Because, our town is a trading hub and as such staying updated with changing global landscape is important. Whereas, domestic news coverage gives them useful information, on which they act to build their own city better.

Do you think it’s important to have a national identity?

Absolutely, it’s important to have a national identification of you own. After all, an ID – such as passport, is the only valid proof to travel internationally. Moreover, a national identity creates an alter ego which we can use to excel in career. For example in olympics, players have two identities – personal as well as national identity.

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How can people develop their national identity?

I believe there are myriad of ways to build national identity. The quickest one would be dress like a native countrymen. It makes people recognise you by your country. The second one would be to go and make your passport – Your gateway to seamless travel!



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Rajit K.

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