The IELTS Examination, also popularly known as the International English Language Test is one such exam that is to be taken by hundreds and thousands of aspirants every year. These candidates appear in this paper with the wish of having the opportunity to shift to some country abroad, especially the one they want to, with the desire of getting a job, scholarship, degree, or a PR card from that particular country.

And for this, every year lakhs of students try their luck hard to get through this test in order to move abroad. Many of them take some sort of tuition to clear the examinations. But what if – you decide to clear it on your own? What kind of questions do you have to study or what is the particular course for this? Don’t worry, we’ll help you through this.

With the help of this article, we’ll help you know how to solve any cue card topic asked by you. So, here’s a sample – “ Describe Someone or Something that Made a Lot of Noise.” So, for the next IELTS preparation, include this topic in your list as well.

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. Who or what made the noise?

#2. What was the noise like?

#3. What did you do when you heard the noise?

#4. How do you feel about it?

Describe Something or Someone that Made a Lot of Noise Sample 1 – Introduction

While living in India, we have oftentimes noticed this thing that there is a lot of noise in our country. In fact, it is super hard to find an extremely quiet place here or merely a quiet place.

So, today I’d like to talk about an occasion when my nephew, who is just five years old and extremely fond of burning crackers, made a lot of noise.

Who or What made the Noise?

During last Diwali, my nephew went out in the market with my dad to buy a lot of crackers. And as soon as they came back home, he ran to the terrace and could not be seen for the next 3-4 hours, but what he did all that time could be heard from miles from our house. For hours after that, we could hear nothing but the sound of crackers.

The noise was deafening and all my family members tried to stop him but were unable to do so. It is still difficult for me to even imagine how my brother tolerated that noise for hours as he was out with him on the terrace. I even tried to distract myself from the noise but it was too much and unbearable.

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What did You do When You Heard the Noise? How do You Feel about It? 

That noise was almost deafening. We couldn’t hear anything other than it. And that was the time when I decided to try out the amazing noise-cancellation headphones gifted to me by one of my cousins. And to my expectations, they were just outstanding. I couldn’t hear anything except the sounds in the movie.

I had to say that the other members of my family were not lucky enough to have such an experience of a lifetime. And from that moment on, my dad decided to not get crackers in the home from the next time. Those crackers made us realize the fact that they were not only harmful to the environment as they created pollution but were also dangerous for our ears.

Describe Something or Someone that Made a Lot of Noise Cue Card Topic Sample 2 – Introduction

Living in India, it becomes extremely difficult for people to find a quiet place but there are some exceptions to it as well. I consider myself super lucky to be able to live in a super quiet place.

But then there are times when even we get disturbed by the outside noises. Today, I’ll share with all of you one such instance where we had to face a similar situation.

Who or What made the Noise?

It all started just last week when our neighbours started some sort of repairing work at their home. Their renovation work just started quite early in the morning which disturbed us all.

It was a bright sunny Sunday morning and I was sleeping in my bed and it was 5:00 A.M. This is when it all started – I heard a lot of loud noises – of drilling and hammers. I panicked a little and went out to check. This is when I got to know that it was my neighbour who had some sort of water leakage at their house and they were trying to repair it as soon as possible.

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What did You do When You Heard the Noise? How do You Feel about It? 

They were unable to find out the problem in their house and that is why they had to rip off the floor of their house and that’s when all the noise started coming early in the morning.

It was the noise of some of the really heavy equipment that was coming from their house. The noise went on for a total of two long hours. This is when I decided to get up and go out for some time. So, I went out with my friend to a coffee shop and enjoyed my day a lot. And when I came back home, it was all gone – the noise. And I started out with my regular chores and work.

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

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, you must have by now understood the format of breaking down a cue card topic and answering it in a way that seems interesting to the examiner to read and listen about.

In order to make the concept even more clear to all of you, we have shared two samples above to help you know more about it & how it’s done. In the end, it all depends on your knowledge of how you understand the topic at that particular point in time and prepare an answer to it. All you have to do is a little brainstorming and use your knowledge to showcase the talent of your grasp of the knowledge that you have learned in all these years. Other than all of this, all the examiner is going to check is your fluency, grammar, as well as vocabulary in the IELTS speaking test.

If you have any more doubts regarding this, feel free to comment down below and let us know all about it.

Also, for more such information, don’t forget to check out our other blogs as well.

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