Cue Card # 124: Describe an interest or hobby that you enjoy

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 124

Describe an interest or hobby that you enjoy.

You should say:

  • how you became interested in it
  • how long you have been doing it
  • why you enjoy it

and explain what benefits you get from this interest or hobby.

[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 Answer:

I have never really been in any short of hobbies as I always like to try new and interesting things. But, one particular hobby, which has stuck with me more or less always, is to listen to music. So, I will go ahead and talk about this particular hobby here as best as I can within the stipulated period of time.

Yes, I love listening to music – all kinds of music – pretty much all the time unless, of course, I am sleeping. But, if you ask me, how I became interested in this particular hobby, I would say that it probably came naturally to me. In fact, if someone sees that all of the family members, both young and old, like to listen to music, it probably would be very natural for that person to become “infected” with the same “habit” except, of course, it was not a habit, but rather, it was a nice “hobby” to keep us occupied and happy.

By the way, initially, when I started to enjoy listening to music, as a young boy, about 20 years ago, I had no idea that a song could be recorded just once but could be played again and again. But, as I grew older, I began to realize all the tricks about music. Slowly, and slowly, I started to understand what kinds of musical instruments were needed to create or compose a song, and how many different kinds of music were really there. By the way, these days, I am a bit more selective about choosing my songs since I want to make sure that I am listening to the best songs and music, both in terms of their artistic values as well as the message they spread.

Anyway, I get a number of benefits from this hobby. The first benefit, of course, is that it makes me feel happy and glad while getting rid of my frustration and worries of life. It also helps me understand my life and its goal in a bigger frame of the present, past and future. Finally, it also stimulates my mind and body to accomplish more in life.

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