Cue Card Questions are a variety of questions that are included in the IELTS Exam and as an aspiring candidate to this paper, one has to think of the best possible answers for these types of questions.

For successful IELTS preparation, there are different things and steps that one can follow, these could be:

#1. Search as many possible questions for the cue card as possible

#2. Read and cover as many answers to those questions as you can because the more you read, the more it is going to help you in the future.

So, today we’ll be discussing one such cue card question and will provide you with two samples to let you know how you can attempt them in the future.

IELTS Sample Cue Card Questions

In the IELTS speaking examination, a candidate is asked a variety of cue card questions. These questions could range from anything to what was your favourite ice cream when you were a kid or something from how did you deal with a situation when you faced a difficult problem.

Similarly, today we’ll discuss one such cue card question with you and provide you with its best possible answer that we could think of. This cue card question is – “Describe a live match that you have watched”

Read all the information below to know the answer to it.

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Cue Card Questions and Sample Answers

The IELTS speaking part consists of a lot of cue card topics. To answer such questions like the one given above, one must keep in mind the following points:

#1. What was it?

#2. When did you watch the match?

#3. What was it like?

#4. How did you feel about it?

Describe a Live Sports Match that You have Watched: IELTS Cue Card Sample One

Being an ardent fan of cricket, I watch cricket almost every single day and have watched all the cricket matches till now. But I’ve always preferred watching cricket matches in the stadium and for that, I’ve travelled overseas many a times. But I’ve always liked watching cricket matches in my own country because the vibe that is there in the cricket stadiums is just amazing.

People singing the national anthem of our country, the goosebumps that I get every time I hear it – all of this feels so good!

So, today I’ll be sharing with you the one time that I went to watch a live match which was my best experience I had till now.

What was It? 

There are times when I have to watch cricket matches in the comfort of my home – sitting with my family and friends; having popcorn in our hands. It’s just amazing. but what’s more, is that I really enjoy watching cricket matches in the cricket stadium. So, it is about the time when I watched a live international cricket match.

When did You Watch the Match?

It was about the month of August back then, I watched this international cricket match at a newly built cricket stadium near my hometown. And Oh! The feeling; was just amazing.

I’ve never felt so good in my entire life I guess; it was an outstanding match. Everywhere the crowd was cheering for their favourite batsmen; birds chirping; the weather was so amazing. It was all just perfect.

What was it Like?

The constant roars from the crowd made the match even more interesting than it was. And the best part was that after an hour or so when the match had started, I met my friends from my college. So, we all joined each other and had guffaws of laughter.

This match was a day and night match, the 2nd innings was played under floodlights. During this time, the whole crowd went berserk.

How did You Feel about It?

For me, this was like a dream come true. It was an outstanding and out-of-the-world experience for me. I enjoyed it so much that I can’t even express my feelings in words.

My all-time favourite sports star was just playing in front of me – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner – everyone was there just playing so gracefully and effortlessly in front of me. It was so inspiring to see them in front of me. And it was the day that I decided to watch almost all the matches in the cricket stadium only. I loved this experience.

And what made the day even more special was the fact that my country, my nation – won the match. Yes! India won the match! And towards the end of the match, I managed to get the autograph of Mr Virat Kohli. I can never forget that day.

Describe a Live Sports Match that You have Watched: IELTS Cue Card Sample Two

You might have heard people watching live matches every day in the stadium and it’s because those people are able to afford the high amount that these stadium owners charge for a single match. But to be honest, I’ve never got the opportunity to watch even a single match in the stadium and that’s not because I don’t enjoy watching it – this is because I really cannot afford to pay those high amounts; that’s just too much for me.

But it was that one time that I was lucky enough to watch a match – a live match in the stadium.

So, today I’ll be sharing my experience with you.

What was It? 

I really like basketball and it was that one time that I was lucky enough to watch a match in the stadium. So, one day I was listening to the radio and was enjoying my work along with listening to some great music and that’s when it happened.

On the radio, the RJ asked a question and I just randomly called their number to provide the answer to that question because I knew it. And to my good luck, they picked up my phone in just a single ring and Voila! my answer was absolutely correct.

But what came after that was something that I had never expected – I won two tickets for the latest basketball match that was happening in our town back then. I was shocked, surprised, and happy at the same time.

When did You Watch the Match?

I watched the match a week after I gave the answer to that question and decided to take my sister with me who is a big-time basketball fan. We both went all dressed up to enjoy the match and have the best time of our lives.

It was just an amazing feeling.

What was it Like?

The stadium was all crowded and most of the crowd that could be seen that day were just university students who were all excited, enthusiastic, and were providing their overwhelming support to the respective teams.

When the match started, the crowd went all gaga and they just went crazy and started cheering for their teams, and singing their jingle for the teams they were supporting.

How did You Feel about It?

I felt so good about it – it was an astounding feeling enjoying the match in front of my eyes. I can never forget this surreal experience that I had back then. All thanks to that radio show that provided me with such an astonishing opportunity to have such an eye-changing experience.

PS: Fun Fact – From that day onwards, I have started taking part in more radio quizzes so that I could get as many opportunities to watch more live matches as before.

IELTS Speaking Cue Card Sample Topics 2021

Describe an advertisement that you remember

Describe a special day that made you happy

Describe a product made in the region you come from

Describe a person to whom you admire

Describe an application that is made on artificial intelligence

Describe an interesting conversation with someone

Talk about an unforgettable bike trip you had

Describe a time when you were encountered with a wild animal

Talk about a meal you enjoyed

Talk about a pandemic you witnessed

Describe an interesting ritual of your country

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

Describe a time when you made a promise to someone

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IELTS Exam Cue Card Sample Topics 2021

Describe an aquatic animal

Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination

Describe a special hotel you stayed in

Describe a short journey you often take but did not like

Describe an exhibition you often visited

Describe a person who wears unusual cloth

Describe an interesting conversation you had with someone

Describe a place you like to visit but do not like to stay there

Describe a time when you were in trouble

Describe a time you helped someone

Talk about a situation when you had to stay indoor

Describe a dream you want to fulfil

Describe a polite person you know

Describe an incident that changed your opinion

Describe an old person you know


Hopefully, with this piece of information, it must be clear to you by now how to nicely answer the cue card question and provide some of the best possible answers for the different varieties of questions that you are provided with.

For more such information, don’t forget to check out other blogs as well that will help you provide more information on the different cue card questions and their most helpful & potential explanations.

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