Describe a puzzle you have played IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a puzzle you have played.

You should say
What it is like?
How easy or difficult it is?
How long it takes you to solve it?
And how you feel about it?

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 puzzle you have played IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, there are a lot of indoor games that I played in my childhood like Ludo, Carrom, crossword but here I would like to talk about a special game which is really amazing and I think everyone must have played this game in their childhood and even it looks interesting to adults as well.

What it is like?
The name of the game is a jigsaw. It’s a kind of a puzzle game in which the player has to assemble the oddly shaped interlocking pieces. Typically, each individual piece has a portion of the picture, when assembled, they produce a complete picture.

I got to know about this game for the first time when it was gifted to me by my maternal uncle. It was a book in which there were different levels. Starting from basic to advance.

How easy or difficult it is? and How long it takes you to solve it?
Honestly, its advanced level is quite tough and can take about half an hour to complete. To win this game players have to assemble the picture consuming less time than others. Mostly I used to play this game with my friend Saravdeep who is currently living in Canada. That were the golden days of my life.

This is a game which is liked by both, parents and children as it has various benefits like it improves short term memory, it is a great meditation tool And stress reliever. This game Is so fantabulous that nowadays also people like to play it but now as technology has developed therefore we can play it in our mobile phone.

And how you feel about it? and Conclusion:
Most interestingly, now we can even play with a person living far and can also talk while playing. So, this is a game that I liked to play in my childhood.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I think puzzles are a good way to challenge our brains.
  • Ever since I was a kid, I have enjoyed solving puzzles.
  • I was always very curious and even used to disassemble and reassemble my toys just to see how they worked.
  • My whole family used to do the Sunday newspaper crossword puzzle together.
  • I have also done many jigsaw puzzles and here I would like to talk about one that I did a few years ago.

What it is like?

  • On my 18th birthday, my friends gifted me a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle.
  • Before that, I had never solved a puzzle with so many pieces.
  • 100 pieces was the maximum I had done before.
  • The jigsaw design on the box had a beautiful landscape with mountains in the background and a lake in front of it.

How easy or difficult it is?

  • It looked easy but I when I started doing it, I realized it had a lot of tricky repeating patterns and similar shapes and colors.

How long it takes you to solve it?

  • It was very challenging and after spending 2 hours on it I was not even halfway done.
  • I was glad I was doing it on a weekend and didn’t have to go to school that day.
  • I started getting frustrated and at one point I wanted to give it up
  • I took a 30-minute break and decided to get back on it.
  • The break helped, and I could concentrate better and do it faster.
  • I finally managed to finish it and in total, it took me about 5 hours to solve it.

And how you feel about it?

  • I felt a great sense of achievement.
  • I was so happy and showed the finished puzzle to my family.
  • I didn’t want to break it apart and kept it on my desk for a few days.
  • I redid this puzzle after a few months and finished it a little faster.

Conclusion:

  • I have bought many 500 and more piece’s puzzles after that but instead of completing them
  • in one day, I like to keep them on my desk and work 20-30 minutes on them every day.

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 puzzle you have played”.

1. Why do parents let their children play puzzles?
Parents let their children play puzzles because they are very good learning tools and beneficial for their brain development. Puzzles keep their minds active and working. They help improve their concentration, their problem-solving skills, and finishing a puzzle brings them a sense of accomplishment.

2. What kind of puzzles improve people’s intelligence?
Solving puzzles is good a way to exercise our brain and keep it active and sharp. Puzzles like Sudoku, Crossword, Jigsaw, Rubik’s cube, etc. can improve our cognitive abilities and boosts our intelligence.

3. Why are detective stories attractive to people?
I think detective stories are so popular because it enables people to use their imagination and solve the mystery. Humans have the natural drive to solve problems and detective novels/movies let them do that.

4. Which do you think is better? A detective movie or its original novel?
I think original novels are much better. Novels don’t have any time limitations and have more depth. Movies need to capture the entire novel in a few hours and some important parts/details get left out. Also, novels are mentally stimulating and engage the imagination more than movies as your mind must picture what’s going on.

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Describe a puzzle you have played IELTS cue card

Describe a puzzle you have played IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, there are a lot of indoor games that I played in my childhood like Ludo, Carrom, crossword but here I would like to talk about a special game which is really amazing and I think everyone must have played this game in their childhood and even it looks interesting to adults as well.
What it is like?
The name of the game is a jigsaw. It’s a kind of a puzzle game in which the player has to assemble the oddly shaped interlocking pieces. Typically, each individual piece has a portion of the picture, when assembled, they produce a complete picture.
I got to know about this game for the first time when it was gifted to me by my maternal uncle. It was a book in which there were different levels. Starting from basic to advance.
How easy or difficult it is? and How long it takes you to solve it?
Honestly, its advanced level is quite tough and can take about half an hour to complete. To win this game players have to assemble the picture consuming less time than others. Mostly I used to play this game with my friend Saravdeep who is currently living in Canada. That were the golden days of my life.