Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination.

You should say
When was it?
When did you need to use imagination?
How difficult or easy it was?
Explain how you felt 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 time when you needed to use your imagination with IELTS cue card:

What is imagination? 
The action of forming images, or new ideas of external objects not present to the senses. It is considered as such because it involves thinking about possibilities(a thing that may happen or be the case). 

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, it is very important to make use of our sense of imagination as it reflects our intelligence as well as creativity. I often make use of this power and now I would like to talk about a time. when I drew painting using imagination. Right from my school days, I have a deep interest towards art and I have taken part in many painting competition at school level.

When it was?
I vividly remember, when I was in 8th grade 410110 and I fall seriously sick.j61 was not attending school for a while and during this time my school organized a painting competition I was completely unawared about the date of this contest and I had no preparation:. at all. The day after recovering I went to school.

When you needed to use imagination?
I got to know that the painting competition is going to happen today. My all friends why were taking part in this competition were quite confident as they were prepared a they were saying that this time we are go to beat you because who are not prepared for this contest at all.

How difficult or easy it was?
Well, rather then getting nervous I decided that I will come up something in my mind and I will make a painting. So the completion started and all the painters had to come up with a painting in one hour time. Now this point, I decided I will make a painting of Golden Temple using my imagination.

Explain how you felt about it?
It’s a beautiful building and I had visited this place few number of times so, I was quite aware how it looks like. So, now I started painting as I was visualizing. For example, the sanctum sanctorum the holy pond and  two other things. At the Same time, I painted it with realistic colours. For example, I choose golden for the prime structure and blue to represent the water in the pond.

Conclusion:
In one hour, I completed and it was looking  stunning. My teachers really appreciated me not only the painting but, my sense of imagination that really helped me to draw this wonderful piece of art. Since, it was best among all. So, I was also honored by my teacher with a reward

Model Answer 2

Introduction:

  • There are many situations when ingenuity has helped me tackle difficult situations.

When was it?

  • A few months, I had gone to Jammu for an examination.
  • But, because of the fog, my train back home got cancelled.
  • So, I decided to travel back by bus.
  • The bus dropped me at my city’s bus station at about 2 AM.
  • I told my parents that I would be coming by bus, but because I had left my flashlight on, my phone battery had died on my phone.
  • So, I couldn’t call my parents to pick me up when I reached the bus station.
  • And because of the fog, my parents couldn’t estimate when the bus would reach my home city.
  • So, I was forced to walk back alone at night.

When did you need to use imagination?

  • At this time, I saw some strangers walking towards me.
  • I felt that their intentions were not right, and I was anxious.

How difficult or easy it was?

  • At that moment, I used my imagination and took out the phone and started talking loudly on the phone.
  • I knew that my phone was dead, but they didn’t know that the phone was dead.
  • As they came closer, I started saying that I am just around the corner.
  • As they heard this, they moved back, and I used this opportunity to run a nearby 24/7 store.

Explain how you felt about it.

  • Once inside, I borrowed the phone from the sales clerk and called my parents to pick me up.
  • The whole time my heart was beating very loudly.
  • It was a terrifying situation.
  • On seeing my father and mother, I finally took a huge sigh of relief.
  • My father told me that he was really proud of my presence of mind, and a lot of people told me that they wouldn’t have been able to think on their feet as I did.

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 time when you needed to use your imagination”.

1. Do you think adults can have lots of imagination?
I think imagination depends on age. The child age is best for creativity because they are free from responsibilities and tensions, so they imagine many things; sometimes, they imagine those things which are not possible in reality. They do so because they don’t have a sense of what is right or wrong. I also think that adults can imagine correctly and create only those stories possible in reality, but another fact is that due to workload and stress, their imagination power is low compared to children.
OR
I don’t think imagination depends upon age. Both children and adults can imagine things. The only thing is that children are not restricted by real-world knowledge in their imagination. So, children can sometimes imagine completely impossible things.

2. Do you think imagination is necessary for scientists?
yes, imagination is essential for scientists because they start their research on those concepts they imagined. Through vision only, we have reached Mars and plan to build a successful time machine. Imagination can only help us to understand nature and her mysteries. Without imagination, science would never have existed.
OR
I think all scientific discoveries are about looking at something from a new or different perspective. So, imagination is certainly important for scientists. Many would have seen an apple fall from a tree before Newton, but he was the first one to relate it to a force.

3. What kind of jobs need imagination?
Well, every job need imagination for example while painting an artist have to create a picture in mind before the draw on the paper, in the science field, to start any research a scientist imagine an idea and its possible outcomes. Moreover, in the film industry, before making the film a director has to create a picture in an actor’s mind and make sure that he/she easily understand the story.
OR
I think the biggest field with needs imagination is science. Then, another field in which I think is being a fantasy author. A fantasy author basically puts down his imagination on a piece of paper. I think some of the famous fantasy authors like Tolkien or JK Rowling are some of the people with an endless imagination.

4. What subjects are helpful for people’s imagination?
Imagination comes naturally in children, but it’s a habit of mind that needs to be taught and reinforced throughout life: “Young human beings need exercises in imagination as they need practice in all the necessary skills of life. I think literature, investigation stories, adventurous moves are helpful for people’s imagination.
OR
I think literature can be very helpful to develop imagination. I remember reading Alice in Wonderland was so exciting. It was my first time reading a fantasy novel, and I just couldn’t put it down. After reading each chapter, I used to think about what would happen next, and that in turn, was nothing but exercising my imagination.

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Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination IELTS cue card

Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, it is very important to make use of our sense of imagination as it reflects our intelligence as well as creativity. I often make use of this power and now I would like to talk about a time. when I drew painting using imagination. Right from my school days, I have a deep interest towards art and I have taken part in many painting competition at school level.
When it was?
I vividly remember, when I was in 8th grade 410110 and I fall seriously sick.j61 was not attending school for a while and during this time my school organized a painting competition I was completely unawared about the date of this contest and I had no preparation:. at all. The day after recovering I went to school.
When you needed to use imagination?
I got to know that the painting competition is going to happen today. My all friends why were taking part in this competition were quite confident as they were prepared a they were saying that this time we are go to beat you because who are not prepared for this contest at all.