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Describe an art/craft activity [painting, woodwork] that you had at school IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe an art/craft activity [painting, woodwork etc.] that you had IELTS Speaking cue card, you will speak about an art or craft activity that you did pursue in school. You should say:

☑️ What you made?

☑️ How you made it?

☑️ What it looked like?

☑️ How you felt about the activity?

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 help you to make some notes if you wish.

For easier understanding, I have divided Describe an art/craft activity [painting, woodwork etc.] that you had at school cue card into three parts ➡️ IntroductionQuestions, and Conclusion.


Nowadays the subjects of art & craft have grown multifold. Everyday when I travel, I see a lot of wonderful grafitti’s painted on the street and it did remind me of my childhood. So today, I’d take this opportunity to talk about my first successful art creation during my school days.

What you made?

I started learning art when I was Five and I made my first professional painting at the age of Ten. Actually, It was a 3D painting of Rocky Mountains which I made for an International School Art competition. You would be happy to know that I won that competition.

How you made it?

The steps in the creation of a painting vary from artist to artist and develop over time. I painted Rocky mountains with the help of plywood board, Clay, water colours, Fabric colours and poster colours. Firstly, I lightly sketch out the composition on a canvas, then block in the main areas of colour across the canvas. Secondly, I  start with the larger shapes such as mountain cliffs and work toward the smaller ones, gradually working on the detail.

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What it looked like?

Frankly speaking, the painting was breathtaking. It looked as real as if you are actually watching the mountain.

How you felt about the activity?

I felt ecstatic after I completed my painting and submitted for the Art competition. The activity boosted my confidence especially when results were declared and I was bestowed with 1st prize.

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In the end I would just say that.. Although colours of my first painting have been faded but memories and pleasure remain as it is forever.


Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions for Describe an art/craft activity [painting, woodwork etc.] that you had at school cue card:

What kinds of traditional handicrafts are there in your country?

India is famous for its traditional handicrafts. The Pashmina Shawls of Kashmir, Phulkari of Punjab & Haryana, Bamboo Handicrafts of Eastern India, Stone crafts of Agra.. are some of the popular traditional handicrafts.

Why do some people think it is difficult to understand art?

Well, some people think it’s difficult to understand art because it is beyond their normal thinking, they fail to interpret art from different angles. Therefore, one may find no intricacy as it would be felt like somebody has done a trash. But instead, if people analyse it deeply they would surely enjoy the art.

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Do you think art should be included in school curriculums? Why?

Absolutely! Art should be an integral part of school curriculums. Art education connects students with their own culture as well as with the wider world. Learning an artistic discipline helps young people develop character. Students learn habits, behaviours and attitudes that are necessary for success in any field of endeavour.

Have you attended any lessons about art?

Yes, When I was in School I had a lecture on art & crafts every Wednesday. Also, my Uncle (who is a cartoonist for The Guardian) helped me hone my artistic skills.

What have you learned from these lessons?

From the very basic things like holding a brush, placing a drawing sheet to the most advanced skills such as colour reproduction etc. In brief, lessons really helped me grow in this profession.



I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe an art/craft activity [painting, woodwork] that you had at school 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 personalize 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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