IELTS Speaking Cue Card: Something Special You Brought Home.

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Describe something special you brought home from a holiday. You should say:
– what it was
– when and where you went on this holiday
– what you did with it after you brought it home
– and explain whey you thought it was special.


Note the underlined words which represent collocation or cohesion.

Invest one minute in brainstorming about this topic’s questions. If you’ve not read my advice on developing each answer in a proper way, please read the lesson on speaking.

PLUS, you can implement the idea of collocations in this answer. Here is the link to a truly useful article: Lessons in speaking – collocations.

I’m a frequent traveller and I have visited numerous countries. Last month, I travelled to Beijing, the capital of China, and purchased a Buddha statue. (Introduction and What is it?)

Since my family and friends had never visited China, we made a plan to visit the country in June 2016. Our plan included landing in Beijing and spending two nights there followed by a visit to the Great Wall of China. (When and Where you went)

I purchased a buddha statue from Beijing and, once I came back home, put it in my living room. It is a masterpiece since, unlike other regular statues, it is manufactured by a human and not a machine. The statue is made of seasoned teak wood and Chinese artists from a nearby village have carefully carved the piece with a chisel. One of the artists showed me the way this statue was manufactured. The process was unique. The beauty of this statue is further enhanced by the natural polish on the wood. Unlike usual wooden items, the polish is not chemical in nature but naturally made from trees grown in the same village. (What you did; Why special).

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