Cue Card # 46: Describe a subject taught in your school

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 46

Describe a subject taught in your school.

You should say:

  • what subject it was and who taught it
  • how the teacher taught it
  • what you learned from the class

and explain how it helped you later in your life.

[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:

The idea of learning about “human psychology” always fascinated me as a student. So, when I finally got an opportunity to study “psychology” at my junior college with a great teacher like Mr. Carl Steve, who had a world of experience of teaching Psychology for more than 12 years, I immediately knew that I was going to enjoy it thoroughly.

Mr. Carl was meticulously detailed in the planning and delivering his lessons to his students without burdening them with too much information while making the topic lessons really interesting at the same time. So, when he would teach some really difficult and “controversial” (at least, to me) topics like human social behaviour, personality, psychological disorders and their proper treatments, human development, biological influences, and finally research methods in gathering and analyzing statistics, we all could feel actually a “pin drop” silence in the classroom. In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to suggest that we all used to listen, understand and enjoy each and every word he uttered in the class.

So, at the end of his class, when Mr. Carl would ask if we had any questions, we all pretty much used to respond in negative since we believed that there just couldn’t possibly be anything left “unexplained” or “untouched” on the topics only, of course, to find out in the very next class that there were some even more interesting details on the ‘topics’! Finally, I would never forget how this great psychology teacher managed a superb personal bond with all of his students! In fact, if I remember it correctly, Mr. Carl could remember each and every one of his 30 plus students in his class by their respective names!

Anyway, I was able to remain a very “enthusiastic” student of my Psychology teacher only for a semester (because that’s the only class he used to teach), but I certainly learned a world of things from him. It was from Mr. Carl’s psychology class that I learned to understand why we were/are so different and thus allowing me to appreciate “human diversity” no matter how different, and yet unique we all are in our thoughts and approaches towards our lives.

However, one of the greatest things, and perhaps one of the most important things as well, that I had actually understood from attending the Psychology class was that if we had tried more and more in order to penetrate into the “inner space” of each other’s mind, we would actually be able to coexist much more peacefully with each other in a world which is otherwise full of conflicts, hatred and animosities towards each other.

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