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Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media IELTS Speaking cue card, you’ll be asked to speak about a moment in time when you were amazed by something on social media. You should say:

☑️ When it was?

☑️ Where you saw it?

☑️ What you saw?

☑️ Explain why you think it was interesting?

NOTEYou 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.


Social media is one of the greatest communication marvel of technology. It has become a seemingly ubiquitous part of our everyday life.

I am literally a big fan of Social networks and so today, I’d take this opportunity to talk about an instance when I was blown away by the power of social media.

When it was?

It was few days back, Sunday I guess! I was surfing internet on my phone as usual when I stumbled upon a pop up notification about a post that was being heavily shared on social media.

Where you saw it?

I saw the viral post on Twitter. Actually, I am an avid follower of Twitter threads especially the top trending hashtags, which you normally see on the right side of your Twitter profile page.

What you saw?

The viral post was about UFO sightings that had been confirmed by US Intelligence & NASA. It was fascinating to see the exclusive video captured by US Air Force pilots providing substantial proof of the Alien’s existence.

The post got massive 1B+ shares on social media and trending at the 1st spot in global trends.

Explain why you think it was interesting?

It was spellbound by the social media post because I was a non-believer of extraterrestrial species. Before that I thought they were mere conspiracy theories, but the video confirmed the authenticity and engrossed me completely.

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In the end I’d just say that… social media is a powerful weapon. It has the potential to challenge our beliefs with just one click of a share button.


Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions for Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media cue card:

Why do people like to use social media?

People find social media amusing. They use it as a channel to communicate with friends and family. Moreover, nowadays, Social media has become an information warehouse with useful tools providing latest news and information.

What kind of things are popular on social media?

Well! There’s plenty of stuff popular on different social channels. For instance, Instagram & Facebook are popular as photo sharing platforms. Whereas, Twitter is mainly famous for celebrity presence and opinion sharing.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using social media?

The biggest advantage of social media is its reach. One piece of information can travel miles away with in a click. Secondly, Social networking sites help us foster relationships within the community. The only drawback I feel is that the fake news become widespread in a matter of seconds. But I hope soon we’ll see Facebook & Twitter overcome this challenge.

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What do you think about making friends on social networking sites?

Well..I think it’s a double-edged sword! On one side social media help us connect with strangers and fortify relationships. While on the other side, not every connection results into a bond. In fact, people are now highly vulnerable to online frauds in the name of friendship on social media sites.



I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media IELTS Cue card topic. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during the exam, as it may be used by many of our readers on the site. You should rather reformulate and personalise your answer.

If you still have any doubts, post them in the comments.


Rajit K.

Rajit is the co-founder and an active blogger at 'CIC Talks'. He is best known for his rich expertise in IELTS & Canadian Immigration. Feel free to connect with him on Instagram & Twitter.

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