IELTS Cue Card Sample 342 – Describe a time you needed to use your imagination

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:

Describe a time you needed to use your imagination

You should say : what the situation was

Why you needed to use imagination

What the difficulties were

Ad explain how you felt about it

Sample Answer

I’d like to talk about the time when I (1) made use of imagination. I was going to the bookstore that day and accidentally (2) ran into the book titled “Maldives Beach”. The name (3) caught my attention as  my friends told me Maldives is the (4) finest beach they have ever seen. The book looks like other travelling books with several sections talking about the local people and some tips to travel there. The more I read, the more interesting the book was. The book describes closely how local (5) handicrafts were made and how (6) skillful the local was. Although there isn’t any picture, I could imagine the lotus statues or (7) embroideries  (8)with riot of colors which are sold at the market everyday. The book allows me (9) to transport myself into a special realm where i feel very comfortable and relaxed. However, I wish that the book could add more colorful pictures as I had to (10) make the best of my imagination to (11) visualize how the beach look like. Though the book describes about the white sand, crystal water and range of coconut trees but i found it’s still hard to imagine. If this book had more pictures, I think it would be the (12) best-seller travelling book. Maldives beach stimulates me to go travelling  (13) step out of my comfort zone and discover new (14) horizons so it’s definitely the best book for me.

Useful Vocabulary

  1. make use of imagination

ex: When Jane told me about her boyfriend, I had to make use of my imagination to know how her boyfriend looks like

  1. run into= come across

ex: I ran into him when I was crossing the street

  1. catch sb’s attention

ex: she wears a body suit to catch everyone’s attention

  1. finest

ex: La Lasca restaurant is among the finest in my country

  1. handicraft

ex: [……] pottery village makes lots of handicraft

  1. skillful 

ex: my sister is really skillful as she can make everything

  1. embroidery

ex: this embroider was made by Thai people in the 19th century

  1. with riot of colors

ex: I love sitting in flower garden with riot of colors

  1. transport myself into a special realm

ex: reading book is the best way to transport ourshelves into a special realm

  1. make the best of sth

ex: due to the lack of water, we have to make the best of dirty water to clean the house

  1. Visualize

Ex: I can’t visualize how difficult this job is until I do it

  1. Best-seller

Ex: his cookery book is the best-seller in 2009

  1. step out of sb’s comfort zone

ex: he advised me to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself more

  1. horizon

ex: travelling is the best way to widen your horizon

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