Latest Makkar IELTS Speaking Cue Card May-August 2021 [Final Version] | Free pdf download

Latest Makkar IELTS Speaking Cue Card May-August 2021 [final version] free pdf download: Speaking is no doubt one of the hardest part of IELTS examination. But, there are some invaluable resources which always come handy to help prepare for this section. The bundle of Makkar IELTS Cue Cards is indeed a bundle of joy for many of us.

In this article, I am going to share with you the final version of latest Makkar IELTS Cue Cards(Speaking guesswork) for the months of May to August, 2021. PREPARE WELL!

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S. No.IELTS Speaking Cue Card 2022
1Describe a time when you were stuck in a traffic jam Cue Card
2Describe an invention that has changed how people live Cue Card
3Describe a family member whom you would like to work with in the future Cue Card
4Talk about an important river or lake in your country or hometown Cue Card
5Talk about a traditional object of your country Cue Card
6Describe a positive change in your life Cue Card
7Talk about an important/special event you celebrated Cue Card
8Describe a time when you observed the stars Cue Card
9Describe a plant, vegetable or crop that you are familiar with Cue Card
10Describe a chocolate you didn’t like Cue Card
11Describe an interesting neighbour of yours Cue Card
12Describe a competition you would like to take part in Cue Card
13Talk about a special day which was not that expensive Cue Card
14Describe something that helps you concentrate Cue Card
15Describe an activity you do to keep fit Cue Card
16Describe a fishing area that you visited once Cue Card
17Describe an introvert person whom you know Cue Card
18Describe something that saves your time Cue Card
19Describe something important that you lost Cue Card
20Describe an interesting thing you have learned from a foreign culture Cue Card
21Describe an occasion when you got positive feedback for work that you did Cue Card
22Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in Cue Card
23Describe a creative person whose work you admire Cue Card
24Describe a difficult decision that you once made Cue Card
25Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired Cue Card
26Describe an ambition that you haven’t achieved Cue Card
27Describe a time when you organized a happy event successfully Cue Card
28Describe something you received for free Cue Card
29Describe a famous person that you are interested in Cue Card
30Describe a toy you liked in your childhood Cue Card
List of Makkar IELTS Speaking Cue Cards May to Aug 2022
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Makkar IELTS Speaking (May-Aug 2021): Part 1 Questions

👉🏻 Commonly asked Intro Questions

ABOUT 'YOU'

#1. May I know your full name please?

My full name is Katherine White.

#2. How may I address you?

Please call me Katherine.

#3. May I see your ID?

Yes of course, Here you are….. [open the first page of your passport and present it to the examiner]

#4. Where do you come from?

I come from California. It’s a wonderful place to live.

ABOUT YOUR 'WORK'

#5. What type of work/job you do?

I am working at Marvel Studios[organisation name] in the capacity of VFX Media Editor[designation].

#6. Why did you choose to do that type of job?

I chose this job because I am a tech savvy person and creating virtual effects or 3D-animation is the purpose of my existence. My job serves this purpose.

#7. Is it very interesting?

Yes, it’s quite interesting domain to work. Because you are not only helping the company to grow but also creating content for the mass entertainment, and serving people I think is GREAT!

#8. Do you miss being a student?

Actually I miss my school days a lot. Student age was the best phase of my life.

ABOUT YOUR 'STUDIES'

#9. What subject(s) are you studying?

I have completed my Engineering just recently and currently I’m studying a short-term software development course.

#10. Why did you chose to study that subject?

Software development is an interesting subject. I opted for it because it offers a lot of opportunities to grow my career in animation to another level.

#11. Do you like your subject? Why/Why not?

Oh Yes, definitely! I like my subject. It has a lot of growth potential as I said. Moreover, this specialised domain has helped me to solve some real world problems as well.

#12. Is it very interesting?

one-hundred-percent !!!! It can invoke curiosity out of any tech savvy person.

#13. Are you looking forward to working?

Obviously! I’m looking for a career preferably in Software development cum animation.

#14. Do you prefer to study in the mornings or afternoons?

Honestly speaking, I’m not a morning person. So I prefer to study in the afternoons, because

ABOUT YOUR 'HOME'

#15. What kind of accommodation do you live in?

I live in a 3-Bedroom apartment with a small park and a beautiful balcony facing the sea.

#16. What is your favourite room in your home?

My favourite room is my bedroom. This is because, I spend most of my time there. Moreover, I’ve decorated it to my taste.

#17. What have you done to your room to make it look nice?

Our family pictures, my favourite guitar standing right in the corner and a bookshelf with 300 plus titles…. all these things make my room look lively and beautiful.

#18. Who do you live with?

Presently, I live with my parents. But I may have to leave them soon after I get my PR.

#19. Which room does your family spend most of the time?

My family spend a larger chunk of their time in the living room. We have our meals together and watch our favourite movies on a 4K television placed in that room.

#20. How long have you lived there?

We have been living there since my birth.

#21. Do you plan to live there for a long time? or Are you planning to move?

No, it’s our ancestors house. So we can’t even think of selling it. But we may have to move once I get my immigration done.

#22. What do you usually do in your room?

I record my songs, play guitar and read novels in my room. It’s a perfect place for ME time.

#23. Are there transport facilities to your home available?

Yes indeed! there are plenty of buses and trains connecting my home to rest of the city. Therefore, it’s always easy to reach us anytime during the day.

ABOUT YOUR 'HOMETOWN'

#24. What is the name of your hometown?

I live in ‘Central Valley Farmland’. It has everything from mountains to spacious houses and a diverse community.

#25. Is it a big city?

Not exactly! It’s a small town with a population of 20,ooo people.

#26. Please describe your hometown a little?

The foundation of Central Valley Farmland was laid in 1885. So, its historical architecture is an eye-piece. In addition, the town has the country’s largest National park with 2000+ endangered species.

#27. How long have you been living there?

I’ve been part of this wonderful community since my birth.

#28. Do you like your hometown?

I just LOVE it!!! The people are nice and co-operative.. Everybody follows the rules and there are plenty of jobs to earn for a good living. What else we need !!!!

#29. What do you like most about your hometown?

The best thing about my hometown is I believe… the proximity to nature. We can do hiking..I mean ..all day!!! The closeness to mountains has its own perks after all.

#30. Is there anything you dislike about your hometown?

Well..It’s hard to find any bad stuff about a town you are in love with. I think sometimes strong winds do create temporary problems which cause troubles, and we all dislike.

#31. Are there any tourist attractions in your hometown?

There are number of tourist destination in Central Valley Farmland. We have National Park, a centuries old Buddhist temple and world famous brewery.

#32. Would you like to live there in the future?

Yes, It’s my hometown after all and I intend to visit and live there even if I immigrate to some other country.

👉🏻 Newly added Questions

Following are the new set of questions (in addition to above mentioned intro questions) that may be asked in IELTS Speaking Part 1 in the months of May – Aug, 2021.

FLOWERS (new)

1. What kind of flowers do you know?

2. Are there any flowers that have special significance in your country?

3. Have you ever planted any flowers by yourself?

4. Have you sent flowers to anyone?

BARBECUE (new)

1. Do you(Indians) like Barbecue?

2. Would you like to have barbecue with your friends or your family?

3. What kind of food is your favourite in barbecue?

4. Did you have experienced barbecue when you were a child?

CAR TRIP (new)

1. Do you like to travel by car?

2. When do you travel by car?

3. Which is the farthest place you have ever traveled by car?

4. Do you like to sit on the front seat or back seat when travelling by car?

RELAX (new)

1. What do you do to relax?

2. Do you think doing sports is a right way to relax?

3. Do you think vacation is a good time for you to relax?

4. Do you think students need more relaxing time?

WALLET (new)

1. Do you use a wallet?

2. Have you ever lost a wallet?

3. Have you ever sent a wallet to someone as a gift?

4. Do most of your friends use a wallet?

ENVIRONMENT (new)

1. Would you like to work in a company related to environmental protection?

2. How can we protect the environment?

3. Do you think you have done enough to protect the environment?

4. Is there education about how to protect environment at schools?

SPECIAL COSTUMES (new)

1. Do you like to wear special costumes?

2. Did you try any special costumes when you were young?

3. When was the last time you wore special costumes?

4. Did you ever buy special costumes?

PRIMARY SCHOOL (new)

1. What did you like to do the most when you were in primary school?

2. How did you go to your primary school?

3. How do you like your primary school?

4. What did you do in your leisure time?

TREES

1. What kind of trees do people usually plant in your country?

2. Have you ever planted a tree?

3. What kind of trees do you plant?

4. Do you like planting trees and why?

NEW YEAR

1. How do you celebrate New Year?

2. Do you still remember a New Year that you celebrated?

3. Do you have any rituals or ceremonies to celebrate the New Year in your country?

4. Why do people think New Year is a new beginning?

HAPPINESS

1. Is there anything that makes you feel happy lately??

2. What do you do to stay happy?

3. Can you stay happy all the time?

4. Is it important to be happy?

DECORATION (new)

1. What is the decoration like in your home?

2. What kind of decoration do you prefer?

3. Do Indian people like decorating their homes?

4. What’s your favourite colour when decorating your home?

FARMING

1. Have you ever visited a farm?

2. What kind of farm do you like?

3. Do you think farming is important?

4. Did you do any work at the farm when you were young?

FURNITURE

1. Do you have a lot of furniture in your home?

2. Is there anyone who bought furniture for you?

3. What kind of furniture would you like to buy?

4. Which furniture do you like best in your home?

PHASES OF LIFE

1. Do you enjoy your current stage of life?

2. In what stage of your life were you the happiest?

3. Which stage of your life do you think is the most important?

4. What’s your plan for your next stage of life?

HOME COUNTRY (new)

1. Which part of your country do you like to live in?

2. Do you know the history of your country well?

3. What makes you feel proud of your country?

4. Will you stay in India in the future?

VIEW FROM THE WINDOW

1. What scenery can you see from the window of your room?

2. Do you like to watch the scenery from your window?

3. Do you want to live in a house with beautiful window views?

4. How do you feel when you can’t see any beautiful view from your window?

NAME

1. Is it easy for you to remember names of people?

2. How do you remember names of people?

3. How do you feel when people can’t remember your name?

4. Do you often forget names of people?

NEW ACTIVITIES

1. Do you like to try new activities and why?

2. What activities would you like to try?

3. What activities did you do when you were a child?

4. Do you like to try new activities alone or with friends?

READING

1. Do you you like reading?

2. Do you like to read at home or in other places?

3. In what places do you think it is difficult to read?

4. Do you like to read by yourself or with other people?

GETTING UP EARLY

1. Do you often get up early in the morning?

2. What do you usually do when you get up early?

3. Do you get up early on weekends?

4. Which morning do you like the best in a week?

SINGING

1. Do you often sing/ Do you often like to sing?

2. When do you like to sing?

3. How much time do you spend in singing every day?

4. What kinds of music do you like to sing?

5. Is it difficult to sing well?

6. Do you want to be a singer?

7. Will you learn singing in the future?

8. Did you enjoy singing when you were younger?

CLOTHES & FASHION

1. Are you interested in clothing and fashion?

2. Do you have lots of nice clothes?

3. What kind(s) of clothes do you usually wear?

4. Would you say clothes are expensive in your country?

5. Do you like to wear fashionable clothes?

6. Is there anything that you used to wear in the past but not now?

7. Do you like shopping?

8. How often do you go for shopping for clothes?

9. How often do you buy clothes online?

10. Do you plan to buy any designer/branded clothes?

RECYCLE

1. Do you recycle things? why?

2. Did you recycle when your were a child?

3. Will you recycle in the coming future?

4. What kind of things do you recycle?

SMS/TEXT MESSAGING

1. Do you like texting?

2. Do you prefer sending or receiving messages?

3. Have you ever received a confusing text message?

4. In what circumstances is making a phone call better than sending an SMS?

SPORTS

1. Do you like sports? / Are you interested in sports?

2. What sports do you like?

3. Do most people in your country like sports?

4. What benefits do you think sports have?

PICNINC

1. Did you go on a picnic when you were a child?

2. How often do you go on a picnic now?

3. Where do you go on a picninc?

4. What is the difference between going on a picnic and cooking at home?

GIFT

1. What is the best present that you have ever received?

2. Do you give expensive gifts?

3. What do you give others as gifts?

4. What kind of gifts are popular in your country?

BEING TIDY

1. Are you a tidy person?

2. How do you keep things tidy around you?

3. Do you think people should be tidy all the time?

4. Are you tidier at school/work or home?

DISCUSSION

1. What do you like/love to talk about?

2. Have your discussion topics changed since you were a kid?

3. Do you change your opinion frequently?

4. Do you prefer to talk or listen?

MEETING NEW PEOPLE

1. How do you feel when people welcome you?

2. Do you often meet new people?

3. Do you like someone in the first meeting? why?

LIST

1. Do you make a list when you shop?

2. Why don’t some people like making lists?

3. Do you make a list for your work/study?

4. Do you prefer to make a list on paper or your phone?

JOKES & COMEDIES

1. Are you good at telling jokes?

2. Do your friends like to tell jokes?

3. Do you like to watch comedies?

4. Have you ever watched a live show?

PERFUME

1. Do you use perfume?

2. What kind of perfume do you like?

3. What does perfume mean to you?

4. Do you give perfume as a gift?

INSECTS

1. Do you like insects?

2. Are there any insects where you live?

3. Do you think insects are useful?

MARKET

1. What do street markets sell?

2. Are there any street markets in your country?

3. What are the differences you see between a street market and a supermarket?

4. Do you often go to the supermarket?

1. Do you like dessert?

2. Do you like eating cakes?

3. What desserts do Indian people like?

4. Have you ever made a cake?

HISTORY

1. Have you ever been to museum and learn history?

2. Do you think learning history is important?

3. When was the last time you read a book about history?

PEN/PENCIL

1. Do you prefer to use a pen or pencil?

2. When was the last time you bought a pen or pencil?

3. How would you react if someone sent you a pen as a gift?

RUNNING

1. How often do you go for a run?

2. Where do you usually go running?

3. Do you like running?

4. Do you think running is a good way to stay healthy?

MATHEMATICS

1. When did you start learning mathematics?

2. Do you like mathematics?

3. Who taught you Maths?

4. Who is your favourite teacher so far?

5. Is Maths difficult for you to learn?

6. Do you like to use a calculator?

7. Do students learn math in secondary schools in your country?

8. Do you think math is difficult?

9. What can people do with maths in their daily life?

10. Do you learn math now? why/why not?

MUSIC

1. Do you often listen to music?

2. When do you listen to music?

3. How much time do you spend listening to music every day?

4. What kinds of music do you like to listen to?

5. What’s your favourite kind of music?

6. Have you ever been to a concert?

7. Do you like to listen to live music?

8. When did you start listening to this type of music?

9. Where do you listen to it?

10. Did you often listen to music when you were a kid?

11. What kind(s) of music is/are most famous in your country?

SCENERY

1. Does your hometown has a lot of scenic views or Is there a good scenery in your hometown?

2. Do you like to take pictures of scenic views using smartphone? why?

3. Do you like to live in hotels with good scenic views?

SCIENCE

1. Do you like Science as a subject?

2. Did you have science class in primary school/high school?

3. What kind of science did you do at school?

4. Do you think science classes are important?

WATER SPORT

1. Have you done water sports? why/why not?

2. Are water sports popular in your country?

3. What water sports do you like?

4. What kind of water sports you want to try in future?

CONCENTRATION

1. When do you concentrate?

2. Do you find it difficult to concentrate?

3. Do you think you can do two things at the same time?

4. How do you concentrate?

LAUGH

1. Do you like to watch movies/tv shows that make people laugh?

2. Do you usually make your friends laugh?

3. Are you the type of person who makes people laugh?

4. Do you think it is important to laugh with friends?

HAIRCUT

1. How often do you have a haircut?

2. How long have you had your present haircut?

3. Have you ever had an unhappy haircut experience?

4. Do you like to have your hair cut?

TEA/COFFEE

1. Do people in your country like to drink tea or coffee?

2. Do you prefer tea or coffee for guests coming at your house?

3. When was the last time you had a tea or coffee?

'ME' TIME'

1. Do you usually spend time by yourself?

2. What did you do last time you were by yourself?

3. Do you like spending time by yourself?

4. How do you usually spend your ‘me’ time?

NUMBER

1. What is your favourite number?

2. Are you good at mathematics?

3. Are you good at remembering telephone numbers?

BREAK

1. Do you prefer long break or several short breaks?

2. What do you usually do during a break?

3. How often do you take a break?

4. Why do you need to take a break?

VOICE

1. Has your voice ever changed?

2. Is your voice similar to your parents?

3. Do you like your voice?

4. Is your voice different from when you were young?

5. Do you like to record your voice?

6. Does anyone in your family have similar voice?

LANGUAGE

1. What languages do you speak?

2. When did you learn English?

3. Do you think English is difficult to learn?

4. Would you like to learn other languages?

WALK

1. Do you walk a lot?

2. Do you walk more than in the past?

3. Where do you usually take a walk?

4. Do you think people will walk more in the future?

JEANS

1. Do you wear jeans?

2. How often do you wear jeans?

3. Do you like wearing jeans? why?

4. Why do you think jeans are popular?

SMILE

1. Do you always smile?

2. Do you like smiling?

3. Should people smile more?

4. Do you smile while taking photos?

5. Can you identify/recognise a fake smile?

6. When do people smile at others?

PLANNING

1. Do you make plans every day?

2. Are you good at time management?

3. What is the latest plan that you made?

4. What is the hardest part about making plans?

ISLAND

1. Have you ever been to any Island?

2. Are there any islands in your country?

3. Do you want to live on an island?

4. What would you like to do if you go to any island?

FESTIVAL

1. What is you favourite festival?

2. How do you celebrate this festival?

3. What is the most popular festival in your country?

4. Do you like foreign/western festivals?

DRIVING

1. Do you often drive?

2. Do you have a license to drive?

3. Do you want your children to drive in the future?

4. At what age are people allowed to drive in your country?

5. Do you think it’s difficult to drive a car?

JOY OF SHARING

1. Did you recently share anything with others?

2. Did your parents teach you to share when you were a kid?

3. What kind of things do you like to share with other people?

4. What kind of things are unsuitable for sharing?

CROWDED PLACE

1. What places do you think are often crowded?

2. When was the last time you were in a crowded place?

3. How do you feel when you’re in a crowded place?

SKY

1. Do you like to see the sky?

2. Do you like to see the stars?

3. Which is a good place according to you to see the stars?

4. Do you know something about stars?

5. How often do you look at the sky?

6. Is there any suitable place where you live, to watch the sky?

7. Do you prefer the sky in the morning or at night?

8. Do you want to live or travel to other planets?

PATIENCE

1. Were you patient when you were young?

2. How do you feel when other people becomes impatient?

3. Are you less/more patient when you’re angry?

PATIENCE

1. Were you patient when you were young?

2. Are you less or more patient when you are angry?

3. How do you feel when other people are not patient?

SUNGLASSES

1. Do you have a pair of Sunglasses?

2. How often you wear them?

3. Have you ever lost sunglasses?

4. Do people in your country wear sunglasses?

WATER IS LIFE

1. Do you think we should drink a lot of water?

2. How often you drink water?

3. What kind of water do you like to drink?

4. Do you drink bottled water or natural water?

FOREIGN FOOD

1. Have you ever tried foreign food?

2. Do you like to try new food?

3. What kind of new dishes you have tried recently?

4. What kind of foreign foods are popular in your country?

BOREDOM

1. What do you do when you feel bored?

2. What kind of things are boring to you?

3. Do you think youngsters are more likely to get bored?

MAPS

1. Do you often use maps?

2. Who taught you how to use a map?

3. Do you prefer online maps or paper maps?

MONEY SAVING

1. Did you ever save money when you were young?

2. Have you ever given money to other children or people in need?

3. Do you think parents should teach children to save money?

4. Do parents give pocket money to children in your country?

PHYSICAL EXERCISE

1. What kind of exercise(s) you do?

2. Do you think children should play sports regularly?

3. What was the favourite sport when you were young?

4. Do you like extreme or adventure sports?

5. What kind of exercise(s) are popular in your country?

SPACE TRAVEL

1. Do you want to travel in outer space?

2. What would you do if you had the opportunity?

3. Do you think it’s necessary to see other planets?

PLANTS

1. Do you keep plants at home?

2. What plant did you grow when you were young?

3. Do you know anything about growing a plant?

4. Do Indian people give plants as gifts?

DREAM JOB

1. What was your dream job when you were young?

2. What do you plan to do in the future?

3. Have you changed your mind on your dream job?

4. What kind of jobs are popular in your country?

ANIMALS

1. Do you like animals?

2. What’s your favourite animal? Why? or What’s your favourite wild animal? why?

3. Are people in your country fond of animals?

4. Do many people in your country like to keep animals at home?

5. Do you think pets are important?

6. What kind of animals do people in your country keep?

7. What farm animals do you have in your country?

8. Do you think farm animals are important?

9. How these animals are used for agriculture in your country?

10. What is the most popular wild animal from your country?

11. Do you like TV programs about wild animals?

12. Where can you see wild animals?

DICTIONARY

1. Do you often use a dictionary? If yes, how often and what for? If no, why not?

2. Do you prefer to use electronic dictionary or paper dictionary?

3. How would you feel, if someone gift you a dictionary?

4. Do you think it would be interesting to write a dictionary?

5. Who do you think writes a dictionary?

MOBILE APPS

1. Which mobile apps do you use?

2. Which mobile apps do you want to use?

3. Which mobile apps are popular in your country?

4. Do you like to make an app?

SLEEP

1. How many hours you sleep everyday?

2. Is it necessary to take a nap everyday?

3. Do old people sleep a lot? Why?

4. What time you usually go to the bed?

5. Do you always have a good sleep?

HANDWRITING

1. Do you think handwriting is still important?

2. Do you think computers might one day replace handwriting?

3. Do you usually write by hand or write using a computer?

4. When do children begin to write in your country?

5. Do you write letters? why/why not?

6. Do you think children should be taught to write like in the old days?

WEEKENDS

1. How do you usually spend your weekends?

2. Do men & women usually do the same kind of things on weekends?

3. When do you spend time with your family?

4. What did you do last weekend?

5. Is there anything new that you would like to do on weekends?

6. Do you like working on weekends?

7. Do you think weekends are more important now than when you were a child?

TRANSPORTATION

1. What is the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?

2. How often do you take buses?

3. Can you compare the advantages of planes & trains?

4. Is driving to work popular in your country?

5. Do you think people will drive more in future?

6. What is the most famous medium of transportation in your country?

7. Do you prefer public transportation or private?

8. Is it convenient to take public transport (bus/taxi) in your city?

9. Which form of transport do you usually use?

WATCH

1. How often do you wear a watch?

2. What was your first watch be like?

3. What kind of watches do you like to wear?

4. Do people still wear watches in your country?

VISITORS

1. Do you often invite friends to visit your home?

2. Do you like visitors coming to your home?

3. Do people often visit you at your home?

4. How often do visitors come to your home?

5. Do you prefer to have friends or relatives visit you?

6. How do you usually show hospitality towards your visitors?

DREAM

1. Do you often have dreams at night?

2. Have you had a bad dream before?

3. What was the strangest dream you have had?

4. What do you usually dream about?

COLOURS

1. What colours do you like?

2. What is the most popular colour in your country?

3. Do you like to wear dark or bright colours?

4. Do colours affect your mood?

5. Did colours matter to you when you were a child?

6. Does colour matter according to you when you buy things?

7. What is the difference between men’s and women’s preference on colours?

8. Have you ever seen a rainbow?

FAMILY

1. How often do you meet with your family?

2. How do you usually spend time with your family?

3. Do you want to live with your family in the future?

4. Are you close to all your family members?

FRIENDS

1. Do you have many friends?

2. How often do you talk to your friends?

3. How do you communicate with your friends?

4. What do you think makes people have a long friendship?

5. How do people make friends nowadays?

6. Do you think we meet new people differently than in the past

7. Is friendship important to you? why/why not?

8. What kind of people would you like to have as friends?

9. What do your friends think of you?

10. Are friends more important than family?

ADVERTISEMENT

1. Are there many advertisements in your country?

2. Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?

3. How do you feel about advertisements?

4. What kind of advertisements do you like the most?

5. Have you ever bought something solely because of an advertisement?

ART

1. Do you like art?

2. Do you think art classes are necessary? why/why not?

3. How do you think art classes affect children’s development?

4. What kind of paintings do people in your country like?

5. What benefits can you get from painting as a hobby?

BAGS

1. Do you like bags?

2. What types of bags do you like?

3. Do you usually carry a bag when you go outside?

4. What sorts of bags do women like to buy?

BOOKS

1. How often do you read?

2. Do you have many books at home?

3. Do people in your country like to read?

4. What type of books children read nowadays?

5. Do you think children have lost interest in the stories?

6. What can be done to encourage the habit of reading among children?

7. How does reading help a child?

8. What is the difference between books sold in the past and books sold nowadays?

CELEBRITY

1. Who is the most famous celebrity of your country?

2. Do you like any foreign celebrities?

3. Would you want to be a celebrity in the future?

4. How do celebrities influence their fans in your country?

CHOCOLATE

1. How often do you eat chococlate?

2. What is your favourite chocolate flavour?

3. Is chocolate expensive in your country?

4. When was the first time you ate chocolate?

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

1. What do you do in your free time?

2. Do you like outdoor activities?

3. How often do you do that?

4. How much time do you spend outdoors every week?

5. What type of outdoor activities are popular in your country?

PHOTOGRAPHY

1. Do you like photographs? Why/Why not?

2. Do you like selfies?

3. How did you become interested in photography?

4. How often do you take photographs?

5. In what situations do you take photographs?

6. How do you keep your photos?

7. Are there any photos on the walls of your home?

RADIO & TV

1. What kind of entertainment do you prefer – radio or tv?

2. How are tv and radio programs differ?

3. What programs do you like to watch or listen to?

4. When do you watch or listen to these programs?

5. Has tv or radio changed in your country, in recent years?

6. How do you think tv or radio broadcasts could be improved?

7. Do you watch programs on tv or your cellphone?

8. Do you like watching the same kind of programs all the time?

TEACHER

1. What kind of teachers do you like the best?

2. Who was your favourite teacher when you were young?

3. Would you want to be a teacher in the future?

NEWSPAPERS

1. Do you often read newspapers?

2. What kind of newspapers or magazines do you usually read?

3. Do you think it is important to read newspapers? why/why not?

4. What different types of newspapers are available in your country?

5. Do you prefer to read domestic/local news or international news?

6. What influence do you think newspapers have on society?

MIRRORS

1. How often do you look in the mirror everyday?

2. Have you ever bought any mirrors?

ROBOTS

1. Do you like robots?

2. What kind of robot would you like to have?

3. Will robots change our society?

SHOES

1. How often do you buy shoes?

2. Have you ever bought shoes online?

3. Do you know anyone who likes to buy a lot of shoes?

4. What is your favourite type of shoes?

INDOOR GAMES

1. Do you play any indoor games?

2. Is there any particular indoor game that you liked when you were a child?

3. What sorts of indoor games do children play nowadays?

4. Do you play video games?

5. Is it good for young people to play video games?

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

1. According to you, why it is important to learn a foreign language?

2. How helpful it is to speak a foreign language?

3. What is the best way to memorise new words/vocabulary?

4. What is the best way to learn a foreign language?

5. Why can some people learn language fast while others learn slowly?

6. Does one’s age affect their language learning abilities?

BIRDS

1. How do you feel about birds?

2. Are there many birds where you live?

3. Do any birds have particular significance in your country?

4. Do you think birds should be protected? why/why not?

5. Have you ever raised a pet bird?

BOATS

1. Do you often travel by boat?

2. Have you ever been on a boat?

3. Would you like to go on a boat tour?

4. Do many people in your country own boats?

5. Would you like to buy a boat in future?

NAMES

1. Does your name have any special meaning?

2. Is your surname very common in your country?

3. Do you like your name?

4. Would you like to change your name?

MUSEUMS

1. Are there any museums in your hometown?

2. Do you think museums are useful or important?

3. Do you often visit a musem?

4. When was the last time you visited a museum?

HATS

1. Do you like to wear hats?

2. What kind of hats do you have?

3. Is wearing hats popular in your country?

E-MAILS

1. Do you often write/send e-mails?

2. What do you write in your e-mails?

3. Do you think e-mails are useful?

4. What do you think about companies sending out advertising e-mails?

5. How often do you write letters?

6. Do you like writing letters to your relatives?

RAINY DAYS

1. Does it rain much in your country? Where & When?

2. In what season does it rain the most?

3. Do you prefer rainy days or sunny days?

4. How does rain affect peoples’ moods?

5. How does rain affect life in your country?

6. Do you think seasons have changed in recent years as compared to the past?


Makkar IELTS Speaking (May-Aug 2021): Cue Cards & Follow ups

Describe an activity that you do after school/work

Describe an activity that you do after school/work

☑️ What it is?

☑️ When and where you do it?

☑️ Who you do it with?

☑️ How you feel about it?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. Why do some people enjoy extreme sports?

2. Are men more likely to do adventure sports than women?

3. What are some popular outdoor activities in India?

4. What do young people do in groups?

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home

Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home

☑️ How you got it?

☑️ What you use it for?

☑️ How often you use it?

☑️ Explain why you think it’s useful?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. How do you think modern technology has changed the way we work?

2. Do you think operating equipment at work can ever have some bad effect on health?

3. Do you think employees should be trained in use of equipment?

4. Are there any disadvantages of using modern equipment too much at home?

Describe someone older than you, whom you admire

Describe someone older than you, whom you admire

☑️ Who this person is?

☑️ How you know this person?

☑️ What kind of things you like to do together?

☑️ Explain why you admire him/her?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. What can young & old people learn from each other?

2. What do old people usually do in their life?

3. Has old people’s life quality improved compared to the past?

4. Why is there generation gap between the young and the old?

Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful

Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful

☑️ When it was?

☑️ What you tried?

☑️ Why it was not very successful?

☑️ How you felt about it?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. What’s your definition of success?

2. What things do children try to succeed in?

3. Which is more important for success – hardwork or opportunities?

4. Do you think people would be happier if they didn’t have any goals to achieve?

Describe a city/town where you would like to live in the future

Describe a city/town where you would like to live in the future (new)

☑️ Where is it?

☑️ How you know about this place?

☑️ What it is famous for?

☑️ Why you would like to live there?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. Why do more & more people live in the city?

2. What is the difference between young and old generation when choosing a place to live?

3. What are some of the factors that attract people to settle down in certain regions?

Describe a street market in your city

Describe a street market in your city (new)

☑️ Where is it?

☑️ What can you buy from there?

☑️ What is it famous for?

☑️ How you feel about it?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. Do you like shopping on internet or shopping outside?

2. What are the disadvantages of shopping in a big mall or supermarket?

3. What is the difference between shopping with friends and shopping alone?

4. Why do people so much like to buy branded products?

5. According to you, are large discounts real or just an advertisement?

Describe a law on Environmental Protection

Describe a law on Environmental Protection (new)

☑️ What it is?

☑️ How do you first learned about it?

☑️ Who gets benefit from it?

☑️ Explain how you feel about this law?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. Is there any situation where people may disobey this law?

2. Do you think this law is acceptable to people?

3. Do people like being a police officer in your country?

4. What qualities should a police officer possess?

5. Why some people prefer to be a lawyer?

6. Should people be penalized when they use cell phones while driving?

7. Do you think both men & women can be police officers?

8. Do you think the police officers are paid too much?

9. Do all people in your country obey the law?

10. What should parents do to educate children about laws?

Describe an argument that two of your friends had

Describe an argument that two of your friends had (new)

☑️ When it happened?

☑️ What it was about?

☑️ How it was solved?

☑️ How you felt about it?

Follow-up Q’s:

1. Do you think arguments are important?

2. What do family members generally argue about?

3. Is it easier having an argument with your friends or your family?

4. Why do you think people are stubborn and unwilling to change?

5. Do you consider yourself to be stubborn?

6. Will you be willing to change?

Describe a puzzle [jigsaw/crossword/etc.] you have played

Describe a puzzle-jigsaw/crossword/etc. you have played (new)

☑️ What it is like?

☑️ How easy or difficult it is?

☑️ How long it takes you to solve it?

☑️ How you feel about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. What kind of puzzles improve intelligence?

2. Why do parents let their children play puzzles?

3. Why are detective/investigative stories attractive to people?

4. Which is better – A detective movie or its original novel?

Describe a natural talent you want to improve

Describe a natural talent you want to improve (new)

☑️ What it is?

☑️ When you discovered it?

☑️ How you want to improve it?

☑️ How you feel about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you think artists with talents should focus on their abilities/talents?

2. Do you think parents feel guilty for putting too much pressure on their children?

3. Why people like to watch talent shows?

Describe a live sports match that you have watched

Describe a live sports match that you have watched (new)

☑️ What it was?

☑️ When you watched it?

☑️ What it was like?

☑️ How you felt about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you prefer live sports or watching on TV?

2. Why do some people like to watch live sports?

3. What kind of sports do people in your country like to watch?

4. Do you think competition is good for students?wp

Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study

Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study (new)

☑️ What it is about?

☑️ Why you made this plan?

☑️ What you need to do?

☑️ How you feel if it is successful?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you think it is important to have a career plan?

2. How do most people plan their future education and career?

3. Do you think salary is important factor in career plan?

4. What kinds of personal plans do people make for themselves?

5. Should parents set goals for children?

Describe an health article you read in a magazine or on the internet

Describe an health article you read in a magazine or on the internet (new)

☑️ What it was?

☑️ Where do you read it?

☑️ Why you read it?

☑️ How you feel about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Why do different people like to read different magazines?

2. What kind of magazines do teenagers like to read?

3. Do people like to read news on the internet?

4. Do people still buy magazines in your country?

5. Do you think people today are healthier than those in the past?

Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone

Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone (new)

☑️ When it was?

☑️ Where it was?

☑️ Why you were not allowed?

☑️ How you felt about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. What is the impact of the cell phone on peoples’ lives?

2. What is the most significant use of smartphone?

3. What is your opinion about selfies?

Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in

Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in (new)

☑️ What it was about?

☑️ Where you heard or saw it?

☑️ Who was involved?

☑️ Explain why people were interested in it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do people read newspapers where you live?

2. Do people in your country prefer local or global news?

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

4. How can people develop their national identity according to you?

Describe a tall building in your city you like/dislike

Describe a tall building in your city you like/dislike (new)

☑️ Where it is?

☑️ What it is used for?

☑️ What it looks like?

☑️ Explain why you like or dislike it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. What are the advantages & disadvantages of living in a tall building?

2. Do you think there will be more tall buildings in the future?

3. Why aren’t there many tall buildings in the countryside?

4. Why do some people nowadays like to live in tall buildings?

Describe an occasion when many people were smiling

Describe an occasion when many people were smiling (new)

☑️ When it happened?

☑️ Who were with you?

☑️ What happened?

☑️ Explain why many people were smiling?

Follow up Q’s:

1. When & Why do people smile?

2. What’s the difference between a true smile and a fake smile?

3. Why do people smile when they take photos?

4. Who smiles more according to you, males or females?

5. Do you think smiling people are more friendly?

6. Do people smile more when they are younger or older?

Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media

Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media (new)

☑️ When it was?

☑️ Where you saw it?

☑️ What you saw?

☑️ Explain why you think it was interesting?

Follow up Q’s:

1. What kind of things are famous on social media?

2. Why do people like to use social media?

3. What are the advantages & disadvantages of social media?

4. How you think about making friends on social networking websites?

Describe an art or craft activity [painting/woodwork etc.] that you had

Describe an art or craft activity-painting/woodwork etc. that you had (new)

☑️ What you made?

☑️ How you made it?

☑️ What it looked like?

☑️ How you felt about the activity?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Should children learn more about art?

2. What kind of traditional handicrafts are popular in your country?

3. Do you think it’s important to cultivate an appreciation of art in children?

4. Do you think art should be included in school curriculum? why/why not?

5. Have you attended any art classes or lessons about art?

6. What do youngsters think of traditional handicrafts?

Describe a company in your hometown that employs a lot of people

Describe a company in your hometown that employs a lot of people (new)

☑️ What it does?

☑️ How many people it employs?

☑️ What kind of people work there?

☑️ How you feel about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Is it easy to find a job in your country?

2. What should government do if there is unemployment?

3. Is a high salary important?

4. Are there many large companies in your country?

5. How can a small company grow big?

6. Should large companies donate more to charities?

7. What are the good things about working for a big company?

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time

Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time (new)

☑️ Where it is?

☑️ How you knew it?

☑️ How often you go there?

☑️ What you do there?

☑️ Explain why you like the place?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Is it hard/difficult to find quiet places in cities?

2. Why is it quieter in the countryside?

3. Why do people go to quiet places?

4. Do old people prefer to live in quiet places, as compared to young people?

5. Do you need a quiet place when you are working?

6. Why do people like to spend time in quiet places?

Describe a time when you helped a friend

Describe a time when you helped a friend (new)

☑️ When was it?

☑️ How you helped him/her?

☑️Why you helped him/her?

☑️ How you felt about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. How do people usually help each other?

2. How you see online help different from real help?

3. Should schools be responsible for teaching students how to cooperate?

4. What is the difference between help from a friend and help from a family?

5. Do you like helping others?

6. Should parents be responsible for teaching children about helping others?

7. Do you think nowadays people do more good work than in the past?

8. Will you help others in the future?

9. How do you encourage children to help others?

Describe a leisure activity near the sea you want to try

Describe a leisure activity near the sea you want to try (new)

☑️What it is?

☑️ What you need to prepare?

☑️ How difficult or easy it is?

☑️ Explain why you want to try it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. What are the advantages & disadvantages of vacations on the seaside?

2. Why do children like the sea better than adults?

3. What jobs can you do on or near the sea?

Describe your favourite weather

Describe your favourite weather (new)

☑️What kind of weather it is?

☑️ When this weather usually occurs?

☑️ What you usually do during this weather?

☑️ Explain why you like this type of weather?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you often pay attention to the weather forecast?

2. How does the weather affect people’s daily lives?

3. Does the weather have an effect on the economy?

Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time

Describe something important that has been kept in your family for a long time (new)

☑️ What it is?

☑️ When your family had it?

☑️ How your family got it?

☑️ Explain why it is important for your family?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Which do you think are better, old things or new things?

2. In your culture, what sorts of things do people often pass down from generation to generation?

3. Why do you think people keep these things?

Describe a time when you shared something with others

Describe a time when you shared something with others (new)

☑️ What was it?

☑️ Who you shared with?

☑️ Why you shared it?

☑️ Explain how you felt about sharing it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you like to share?

2. What are the consequences if children don’t like to share?

3. How do you feel like sharing accommodation with others?

4. How could parents & teachers teach young children to share?

5. Do people in your country share their home with others or live alone?

6. Do you think there are any advantages to sharing your home with other people?

Describe your favourite movie

Describe your favourite movie (new)

☑️ When and where you saw it?

☑️ What type of film it was?

☑️ What it was about?

☑️ Explain why it is your favourite film?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you think watching movies has any educational benefits?

2. How entertainment based and documentary films are different?

3. Why do you think documentary films are not so popular?

4. Do men & women like to watch same kinds of films?

Describe a time when you got lost in a place you didn’t know

Describe a time you got lost in a place you didn't know about (new)

☑️ When did it happen?

☑️ Who was with you?

☑️ What did you do?

☑️ How you felt about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you often get lost?

2. Is map-reading skill important?

3. Why some people like travelling to unknown places?

4. Should people find information about the place before going?

Describe your first day at school

Describe your first day at school (new)

☑️ Where it was?

☑️ How did you go?

☑️ What happened that day?

☑️ How you felt on that day?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you think students should be taken to school by their parents?

2. How can children be more self dependenet?

3. What are the consequences of parents’ too much interference in children’s life?

Describe an aquatic animal

Describe an aquatic animal

☑️ What it looks like?

☑️ When you saw it?

☑️ Where you saw it?

☑️ Why it is interesting?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Why do people like to keep pets?

2. What should we do to protect endangered animals?

3. Do you support doing experiments on animals?

4. Why do some people refuse to eat animals?

5. What would happen when some species disappear on earth?

Describe a bag you want to own

Describe a bag you want to own

☑️ What kind of bag it is?

☑️ Where you want to buy it?

☑️ How much it will cost you?

☑️ Why you want this kind of bag?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Why do you think women like to buy bags?

2. Is the backpack practical in life?

3. Why are some people willing to buy expensive bags?

4. Why do children need to carry a uniform schoolbag?

Describe your favourite singer

Describe your favourite singer

☑️ Who is he/she?

☑️How do you know this singer?

☑️ What this person is like?

☑️ Do you think he/she is good?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do singers play an important role in your country?

2. Do you think celebrities have a lot of income?

3. In your country, people prefer to listen to traditional music or western music?

Describe a time you made a promise to someone

Describe a time you made a promise to someone

☑️ Whom did you make the promise to?

☑️ What the promise was?

☑️ Why you made the promise?

☑️ Was the promise easy to achieve?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do Indian parents make promises to children?

2. Do most people fulfil their promises?

3. How do you feel when others break their promises?

Describe an art exhibition that you visited

Describe an art exhibition that you visited

☑️ When you saw this exhibition?

☑️ Where the exhibition was held?

☑️ What was on display?

☑️ Explain your impression of the exhibition?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you like art?

2. Do you think art classes are necessary? why?

3. How do you think art classes affect children’s development?

4. What kind of paintings do Indian people like?

5. What can you learn from western paintings?

Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth

Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth

☑️ Who your friend was?

☑️ What the truth was?

☑️ What your friend’s reaction was?

☑️ Explain why it’s important to tell the truth?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you think we should tell the truth at all times?

2. How do you know when others are telling the truth?

3. Do you think it’s important to win the game or follow the rules?

Describe a skill that you can teach other people

Describe a skill that you can teach other people

☑️ What it is?

☑️ How you learnt it?

☑️ How can you teach others this skill?

☑️ How do you feel about this skill?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Should teacher be funny when they teach?

2. What qualities should teachers have?

3. Which is more important practical or academic skills?

4. Which is the best age for learning?

Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination

Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination

☑️ When it was?

☑️ When you needed to use imagination?

☑️ How difficult or easy it was?

☑️ Explain how you felt about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do you think adults can have lots of imagination?

2. Do you think imagination is necessary for scientists?

3. What kind of jobs need imagination?

4. What subjects are helpful for people’s imagination?

Describe a special hotel you stayed in

Describe a special hotel you stayed in

☑️ Where it is?

☑️ What it is like?

☑️ Why you went there?

☑️ How you felt about it?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do the ratings of hotels influence people’s choice?

2. How do people reserve rooms?

3. What is the difference between hotels in your country and hotels abroad?

Describe a person who wears unusual clothes

Describe a person who wears unusual clothes

☑️ Who is he?

☑️ How do you know him?

☑️ What kind of clothes he wear?

☑️ Why do you consider that his clothing choices are weird?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Where do Indians normally buy clothes?

2. What’s the difference between men & women in choices of clothes?

3. Do clothes affect people’s mood?

4. What do people consider when buying clothes?

Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line

Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line

☑️ When it was?

☑️ How long the line was?

☑️ What it was about?

☑️ How you felt about waiting in the long queue?

Follow up Q’s:

1. What do people like to do while waiting in the line?

2. Do people in your country often wait in queue?

3. What do you think about someone who cut the line or jump the queue?

Describe a short trip that you often take but you do not like

Describe a short trip that you often take but you do not like

☑️ Where you go?

☑️ When you go there?

☑️ Why you go there?

☑️ Explain why you do not like this trip?

Follow up Q’s:

1. Do people in your country like to travel abroad?

2. How much time do you think people should spend on a trip abroad?

3. Who travels more, the young or the old?

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