Describe a Debatable Issue IELTS Cue Card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a debatable issue.

You should say:

What the issue is?
Why it is debatable?
What side you support?
And How you think it can be resolved?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to describe a debatable issue IELTS Cue Card:

Model Answer:

Well, it is not uncommon to see debates getting sparked on minor as well as significant issues and the topic which is very much in controversies these in society.

What the issue is?
The one I am going to talk about is whether the employees should be allowed to continue to work from home or not. The thing is that during the Corona pandemic, the employees were supposed to work from home.

Why it is debatable?
The fact is that there was a complete lockdown, and it was not feasible for companies to allow their employees to visit the office regularly. This is the reason employees started working from home. Now, the debate is that the employees want to continue to work from home. The fact is that earlier; they were unable to maintain or strike a balance between their professional and personal lives. Now, they can do it better because they are not wasting the time that they were wasting earlier travelling to and from work.

But, there is another segment or a group which believes that working from home is having a detrimental impact, especially on the work efficiency of the employees. They are not giving there 100 percent to work. At the same time, their professionalism and commitment towards work I also affected. Since there is no interaction with their colleagues or there is no supervision of their employers.

What side you support?
For that reason, they are not working as they should be, and if I talk about myself, I too believe that there is certainly a drastic fall in the professionalism of workers. They are becoming lethargic, and thats the reason why I think the best idea to resolve this debate or to come up with the best solution to resolve this problem is that the workers and the employers should come up with some kind of agreement.

How you think it can be resolved? and Conclusion:
There has to be an arrangement under which employees are expected to visit their workplace a few days a week while they may continue to work from home for the rest. This way, both parties would be satisfied, and the problem would be resolved.

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Describe a debatable issue IELTS Cue Card

Describe a debatable issue IELTS Cue Card

Well, falling water is something m everyone, and it is not uncommon to see fountains erected at most public places, especially gardens and squares, to simulate natural waterfalls.
Where is it?
Here, I am going to talk about a newly constructed fountain in my city’s biggest park, ” The Nature Park”.
How you learned about it?
Well, the council erected this fountain just a couple of months ago, and I got to know about it from one of my friends who regularly visit this park.
Describe the fountain?
On his recommendation, I visited this park and was completely astonished to see how beautiful and massive this fountain is. It is actually in the shape of a mermaid, almost 15ft tall, and a burst of water goes high up in the air, and when it falls, it creates a lovely and breathtaking view. In fact, the sound of the falling water is just so pleasing that when you close your eyes and listen to it, you feel a connection with nature. I
What’s more, The main fountain is surrounded by a cluster of small fountains, and the water gets collected in a pond where there are a few ducks as well. In fact, this fountain has enhanced the beauty of this park, and just because of this fountain, the footfall has increased dramatically.
Why you liked it so much?
The best part of this fountain is that it is equipped with thousands of LEDs, and at night time you get amazed’ to see the colour of the water changing from red to blue and green to yellow. In no time, this fountain has become extremely popular in the area, and youngsters especially visit this park to take photographs or selfies in front of this fountain.
I am grateful to the council who consider erecting this fountain and I hope it would be maintained and would be taken care of properly so that in times to come, it keeps on attracting the visitors and giving them a good time to relish and relax their stressed minds.

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