Cue Card # 90: How you like to spend time with an elderly person

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 90

Describe how you like to spend time with an elderly person in your family.

You should say:

  • who he/she is
  • what you like to do together
  • how often you spend time with him/her

and explain why you like spending time with him/her.

[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:

Spending time with an elderly person in any family can both be a rewarding and challenging thing at the same time, depending on the family type or personal circumstance of a person. But, as far as I am concerned, I think that I do fairly well when it comes to spending some times with my grandmother.

Interestingly though, my grandmother wouldn’t really like to say the same thing about me. In fact, she has a lot of complaints about me. For example, I would never be able to become like my grandfather (I mean, her husband), apparently, because I am not as a hard-working person like him. Besides, she also thinks that I would never save enough money because I always buy her expensive things. But, of all her complaints, the one, I find most intriguing and also endearing at the same time, is that she thinks that I won’t be beside her when she departs from this world, no matter how hard I try to convince her otherwise.

But, in spite of all her complains, everybody in my family knows how much that 78 years old person, who I so passionately call my “grandmother”, really loves me. In fact, despite all her complains, whenever I ask her to go with me to her favourite restaurant to try some of her favourite foods, she wastes no time in getting ready nor does she like to wait when I tell her to get ready to visit her elderly lady friend. I wish, I could spend a little more time with her than just taking her to a restaurant or to her high school friend a couple of times a month, but unfortunately, my busy schedule just doesn’t permit that.

Anyway, I really like to spend as much time as possible with my grandmother because she loves me so much, no matter where I live. I also like spending time with her because she has such a bubbly personality. Finally, her wise words and the stories of her unique life experience are some of the reasons, for which, I like to spend time with my grandmother.

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