Cue Card: What and How

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After  the first 3-4 mins of introduction and interview are over, the examiner puts the test taker through a speaking task popularly known as Cue Card. This will involve giving you a task card in which you will be asked to speak on a the topic written on the card. This will involve giving you a task card in which you will be asked to speak on a the topic written on the card. Here we should remember three important points, viz.

 1. There is NO choice in the topic to talk on , including points to include in your talk. 

2. The topic will have certain points which you will have to include in your talk.

3. You will be given one minute’s time to prepare your answer and make notes if you want to. (Our suggestion: DON’T be overconfident  here. Till as long as you are sure that you’ll be able to speak without preparation, DO make notes).     

After the preparation for the answer, you will be asked to talk for 1-2 minutes on the topic. The examiner will not ask any intermediate question in between, so can should have a habit of talking uninterruptedly till 2 minutes.

After you have finished your talk, the examiner will put you through the last talk of your speaking test, the DISCUSSION. We shall cover this part in another post.

Go to – Cue Card Sample Questions: Post 1, General Introduction Sample Questions Post 1, General Introduction Sample Questions Post 2

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