IELTS Cue Card 93: Describe An Important Letter You Wrote

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Describe An Important Letter You Wrote

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. Describe An Important Letter You Wrote. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

Describe An Important Letter You Wrote

You should say:

  • who you wrote to
  • when you wrote it
  • what you wrote

and explain why you wrote that letter.

Model Answer:

Many years ago I wrote a love letter to a girl, a Pisces girl. I remember I sent her favorite orchids with my handwritten love letter attached.

She became my girlfriend not too long after she received my letter. I guess she really liked the way how the letter was written. It was more poetry than prose. I poured all my love and affection like sweet real orange juice into a shiny glass. She decided to have the love letter read by all her dorm mates; it was passed from one hand to another and she was so proud of it and she even framed it like it were the picture of a saint.

Why I wrote this letter? It’s a love letter, surely because I loved her. I can explain a bit why l hand-wrote it. Sometimes a thoughtful handwritten letter is just what a girl needed, and it is sometimes better than an email. I just think it takes more effort to sit down and write and then send it through regular mail. That makes it more special. For a girl, it’s satisfying to hold a letter written by a boy’s hand, and it‘s lovely that the boy took the time and care to do so.

Nowadays, people tend to write letters by computers; there was a time, not so long ago,| when letter writing was a real craft. a real craft.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

Besides letters, what are some other ways to communicate with someone?

For communicating in general, there are many ways. People can talk to others by email, phone calls, text messaging, painting, taking photos, sign language, body language, etc. Even Blog or Personal Space can do the same things: we can communicate via profile comments, photo comments, blogs, blog comments, posting songs to playlist, etc.

Do you think people will continue to use (handwritten) letters in the future?

For writing letters, no. The jotters will probably be computers which you can write on with a stylus. The technology is already there and will no doubt become cheap enough for everyone to own a cyber jotter. Anyway, I think there will be occasions that people use handwriting such as birthday cards etc., but for the most part handwriting will be old school.

When do you think a phone call is more suitable and when is a letter more suitable?

Depends on the matter and how close to the person you are, I guess. Let’s say if it’s urgent like someone’s dying, a phone call would be suitable; if you just got promoted, a phone call to family (mom, dad, sister, brother) may be suitable, Specially to parents probably not so much to siblings. A car crash is suitable to call family, getting married is suitable to call family and close friends, and breaking up with someone is suitable to talk in person.

How have mobile phones and the internet improved the way people communicate today?

Many people prefer writing on the computer because it’s fun, faster than handwriting and they don’t have to worry about spelling as much. Mobile phones are more convenient because they save time. I think computers and cell phones will cause the art of handwriting, letter writing, etc. to become a thing of the past. People are too lazy to pick up a pen these days; it seems like a lot of kiddies can type faster than they can write.

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