50+ Recent IELTS Cue Card Topics

50+ Recent IELTS Cue Card Topics

In the IELTS Speaking Test, the examiner will give you a cue card topic to speak for at least 2 minutes. This is the most important part of your IELTS Speaking test which will help you to boost your band score. So you should practice Cue card topics and take proper preparation in this section so that you feel confident in your IELTS Speaking test. 

Here, I’ll discuss 50+ recent IELTS Cue Card Topics for 2022, so that you can have an idea about the topics and start your speaking preparation. 

1) Describe an old person you know and respect.

  • Who he or she is? 
  • How do you know this person? 
  • What he or she is like? 

And explain why you respect him or her.

2) Describe a person who helps others in his or her spare time.

  • Who this person is? 
  • How often does this person help others? 
  • How does this person help others? 
  • Why does this person help others? 

And explain how you feel about this person

3) Describe a time when you changed your opinion.

  • When it was? 
  • What the original opinion was? 
  • Why did you change it? 

And explain how you felt about it. 

4) Describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language. 

  • Where were you? 
  • Who you were with? 
  • What did you talk about? 

And explain how you felt about it. 

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

  • What is it? 
  • When your family had it? 
  • How your family got it? 

And explain why it is important for your family. 

6) Talk about a time when you gave advice to someone. 

  • Who you gave advice to? 
  • What the advice was? 
  • Why you gave the advice? 

And how you felt about the advice. 

7) Describe a time when your computer broke down. 

  • When it was? 
  • What you were doing? 
  • What you did about it? 

And how you felt about it.

8) Describe a famous person that you are interested in. 

  • Who this person is? 
  • How you know about this person? 
  • What sort of life they had before they become famous? 
  • How this person became famous? 

And explain why you like this person. 

9) Describe a part of the city or town you enjoy spending time in.

  • Where it is? 
  • What it is like? 
  • What do you do there? 

And explain why you enjoy spending time there. 

10) Describe your favourite weather. 

  • What kind of weather it is? 
  • When this weather usually occurs? 
  • What you usually do during this weather? 

And explain how this weather affects you. 

11) Describe a time when you were really close to a wild animal

  • What it looked like? 
  • Where you saw it? 
  • What it likes to eat or do? 
  • Why you like it? 

12) Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood   

  • What the game is about? 
  • When you started playing it? 
  • How often do you play this game? 
  • Why you enjoy playing it? 

13) Describe a time when you had to sing a song or a poem in front of the public

  • Where were you? 
  • What did you sing? 
  • How did you feel? 

14) Describe a time when you felt bored

  • When it was? 
  • Who you were with? 
  • What you were doing?
  • Why you felt bored? 

15) Describe a decision made by someone that you disagreed with

  • What the decision was? 
  • How was it made? 
  • What you disagreed with? 

And explain why you disagreed with it.

16) Describe a time when you encouraged someone to do something that he didn’t want to do

  • Who he is? 
  • What you encourage him to do? 
  • How he react? 

And explain why you encouraged him.

17)  Describe a perfect job you would like to have in the future 

  • What it is ?
  • How you knew it? 
  • What it is like? 

And explain why you think it is perfect. 

18) Describe a short trip that you often take but you don’t like

  • Where you go? 
  • When you go there? 
  • Why you go there? 

And explain why you do not like this trip. 

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

  • When it was? 
  • How long the queue was? 
  • What it was about? 

And explain how you felt about waiting in this long queue. 

20) Describe a person who wears unusual clothes

  • Who is he? 
  • How do you know him? 
  • What kind to clothes he wears? 

And explain why do you consider that his clothing choices are weird. 

21) Describe a special hotel you stayed in

  • Where it is? 
  • What it is like? 
  • Why you went there? 
  • And how you felt about it? 

22) 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? 

And explain how you felt about it.

23) 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? 

24) Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth

  • Who your friend is? 
  • What the truth was? 
  • What your friend’s reaction was? 

And explain why it was important for you to tell the truth to your friend.

25) Describe an art exhibition that you visited 

  • When you saw this exhibition? 
  • Where the exhibition was held? 
  • What was on display? 

And explain your impression of the exhibition. 

26) 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?

27) Describe your favourite singer

  • How do you know this singer? 
  • What this person is like? 
  • Do you think he/she is good? 

28) Describe a bag you want to own

  • What kind to bag it is? 
  • Where you want to buy it? 
  • How much it will cost you? 
  • Why you want this kind to bag? 

29) Describe an aquatic animal

  • What it looks like? 
  • When you saw it? 
  • Where you saw it? 
  • Explain why it is interesting? 

30) Describe your first day at school

  • Where it was? 
  • What happened? 
  • Explain how you felt on that day? 

31) Describe a time you got lost in a place that you didn’t know about

  • When did it happen? 
  • Who was with you? 
  • What did you do? 
  • How you felt about it? 

32) Describe your favourite movie

  • When and where you saw it? 
  • What type of film it was? 
  • What the film was about? 

And explain why it is your favourite film. 

33) Describe a time when you shared something with others

  • What you shared? 
  • Who you shared with? 
  • Why you shared it? 

And explain how you felt about sharing it. 

34) Describe a leisure activity near the sea that you want to try

  •  What it is?
  • What do you need to prepare? 
  • How easy or difficult it is? 

And explain why you want to try it. 

35) Describe a time when you helped a friend

  • When it was? 
  • How you helped him/her? 
  • Why you helped him/her? 

And explain how you felt about it. 

36) Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in. 

  • Where it is? 
  • How you knew it? 
  • How often you go there? 
  • What you do there? 

And explain why you like the place. 

37) Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people

  • What it does? 
  • How many people it employs? 
  • What kind to people work there? 
  • How you feel about it.

38) Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school

  • What you made? 
  • How you made it?
  • What it looked like? 

And explain how you felt about the activity.

39) Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media.

  • When it was? 
  • Where you saw it? 
  • What you saw? 

And explain why you think it was interesting

40) Describe an occasion when many people were smiling

  • When it happened? 
  • Who you were with? 
  • What happened? 

And explain why many people were smiling. 

41) Describe a tall building in your city you likee or dislike

  • Where it is? 
  • What it is used for? 
  • What it looks like? 

And explain why you like or dislike it. 

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

  • What it was about? 
  • Where you saw it? 
  • Who was involved?

And explain why people were interested in it. 

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

  • When it was? 
  • Where it was? 
  • Why you were not allowed to use your mobile phone? 
  • How you felt about it? 

44) Describe a live sports match that you have watched.

  • What it was? 
  • When you watched it? 
  • What it was like? 
  • How you felt about it? 

45) Describe a puzzle you have played

  • What it is like? 
  • How easy or difficult it is? 
  • How long it takes you to solve it? 
  • How you feel about it?

46) Describe a natural talent you want to improve 

  • What it is? 
  • When you discovered it? 
  • How you want to improve it? 
  • How you feel about it?

47) Describe an argument two of your friends had

  • When it happened? 
  • What it was about? 
  • How it was solved? 
  • How you felt about it? 

48) Describe someone older than you whom you admire

  • Who this person is? 
  • How you know this person? 
  • What kind to things you like to do together? 
  • How you feel about this person? 

49) 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? 

50) Describe an activity that you do after work.

  • What it is? 
  • When and where you do it? 
  • Who you do it with? 
  • How you feel about it. 

These cue card topics are taken from Makkar IELTS Speaking book. These topics were also asked in recent IELTS Speaking exams in different countries and test dates. So practice these recent cue card topics to prepare for your IELTS Speaking Exam in 2022. 

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