IELTS Cue Card January 2018: an Activity you Enjoy with an Elder Family Member.

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Describe an activity you enjoy doing with an elder family member. Please say

– What is the activity?
– How often do you do this?
– Why do you enjoy doing this?


Since (cohesion) I live in a nuclear family, I rarely meet (collocation) my grandparents. However (cohesion), whenever they (cohesion) visit us in New Delhi, I prefer spending hours with my grandfather playing chess. Though the occassions are very few, I enjoy every moment of playing this wonderful game (collocation) with him.

He (cohesion) was the national chess champion of India and had the opportunity to play with several grandmasters (collocation) of the 1960s and 1970s. I love his (cohesion) style of playing chess and the lessons he delivers every time he defeats me. The greatest lesson (collocation) I have learned is that in life, as in the game of chess, a person should focus on larger goals (collocation) and not on minor material gains (collocation). While (cohesion) playing this (cohesion) game his target is the opponent’s king and he is always ready to lose other pieces in this endeavour.

Followup Questions:

  1. What relationship do the younger and older people have in your culture?
  2. What does the younger generation think about relationships with their elders?
  3. Did it change compared to the past?
  4. How important is it to keep the whole family together?

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2 replies »

    • Thank you for the kind words. I usually mention collocations and cohesive devices in each answer. Please feel free to ask any questions that improve your command over the English language.


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