Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop.

You should say
Who your friend is?
What habit he/she has?
When you noticed this habit?
And explain why you want to develop this habit?

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 habit your friend has and you want to develop IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
No doubt, we easily get impressed by the good habits of others and wish to develop the same attributes, which is not an easy thing to do. 

Who your friend is? and What habit he/she has?
Here I am going to describe a good habit of my friend just who keeps the habit of reading for interest in leisure time.

When you noticed this habit?
He has been doing this thing for ages, and now he’s kind of addicted to this pursuit. 

And explain why you want to develop this habit?
Reading in free time helps him in many ways. Firstly unlike others, he spent his free time in a productive manner.

Secondly, through reading, he acquires knowledge of different domains, and this is perhaps the reason why he is the most active student in the classroom who always has the answers to the questions asked by the teachers.

Last but not least he is very proficient in English because he mostly read books in English, which helps him to improve his vocabulary. Considering all these factors, I think I should also develop an interest in reading.

I have requested just to help me by lending some books to read as he has a kind of a library at home with hundreds of books, as many of those books being gifted to him by his friends and family members. In fact, he also accompanied me to the local library, where we read some journals and periodicals together.

Conclusion:
I hope this habit will help me to sit and study for long hours, which will ultimately improve my academic performance overall. It is the habit that my friend has, and I, too, wish to develop.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction: and Who your friend is?

  • My best friend is Saloni.
  • She has many good habits, and because of that, my parents also like her a lot.

What habit he/she has?

  • One good habit that she has and I want to develop is that she does yoga every morning without fail.
  • She gives half an hour to 1 hour every day to yoga.
  • She tells me that if she misses yoga for even one day, the whole day passes very bad for her, and she feels something is missing from her life.
  • She does breathing exercises or Pranayam for 10 minutes, and after that, she does some stretching exercises coupled with the yoga breathing.
  • That is why she is very fit, and the well immune system is also very good.
  • She does not normally catch routine infections like the common cold, which I get very often.
  • So many times, I’ve tried to do yoga in the morning, but I never seem to get up in time, and my routine never builds up.
  • For Saloni, yoga is a way of life.
  • She started yoga when she was in the ninth class.

When you noticed this habit?

  • Actually, there was a sports meet in our school, and the chief guest was a young lady doctor of our hometown.
  • In her speech, she said that she was in her sixties, but she looked far too young for her age.
  • She said that she had been doing yoga for the last 30 years and never missed even a single day.
  • She motivated every student to make yoga a habit.
  • Since then, Saloni started doing yoga, and I just kept thinking that I would start the next day.
  • For me that tomorrow has not yet come.

And explain why you want to develop this habit?

  • I know yoga has many benefits.
  • It is for the mind, body, and soul.
  • It keeps the mind alert, improves blood circulation, lubricates our joints, and above all, increases our immunity.

Conclusion:

  • However, now I am determined that I will start yoga and be regular with it.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop”.

1. What habits should children have?
I think children should wake up early and sleep on time. They should brush their teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. They should respect their elders, their parents, and their teachers. These are basic habits I think all children must possess, but there are also plenty of other good habits, which parents should help children develop.

2. What should parents do to teach their children good habits?
I think the parents should incentivise children to develop good habits. For example, they can buy them a toy if they wake up early every day of the month. Also, children pick up a lot of habits just by watching their parents. So, if parents do something regularly, children would automatically pick up the habits on their own.

3. What influences do children with bad habits on other children?
I don’t think bad behaviour is contagious. But I think parents should constantly monitor children to make sure they don’t pick up any such negative habits. In fact, parents should not insulate children from such bad habits because they are a reality in life.

4. Why do some habits change when people get older?
Habits change when people get older because of busy schedules and changes in priorities. For example, as people get older, they might not be able to find time to exercise regularly. Similarly, people might have to stay awake at night to finish work and thus, they might not be able to get up early. In childhood, it is easier to maintain habits because there is a lot of spare time. In my childhood, I used to read at least one novel a week, but nowadays, sometimes I can’t even find time to read one during the whole month.

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Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop IELTS cue card

Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop IELTS cue card

Introduction:
No doubt, we easily get impressed by the good habits of others and wish to develop the same attributes, which is not an easy thing to do. 
Who your friend is? and What habit he/she has?
Here I am going to describe a good habit of my friend just who keeps the habit of reading for interest in leisure time.
When you noticed this habit?
He has been doing this thing for ages, and now he’s kind of addicted to this pursuit. 
And explain why you want to develop this habit?
Reading in free time helps him in many ways. Firstly unlike others, he spent his free time in a productive manner.
Secondly, through reading, he acquires knowledge of different domains, and this is perhaps the reason why he is the most active student in the classroom who always has the answers to the questions asked by the teachers.
Last but not least he is very proficient in English because he mostly read books in English, which helps him to improve his vocabulary. Considering all these factors, I think I should also develop an interest in reading.
I have requested just to help me by lending some books to read as he has a kind of a library at home with hundreds of books, as many of those books being gifted to him by his friends and family members. In fact, he also accompanied me to the local library, where we read some journals and periodicals together.
Conclusion:
I hope this habit will help me to sit and study for long hours, which will ultimately improve my academic performance overall. It is the habit that my friend has, and I, too, wish to develop.