IELTS Cue Card: Describe a puzzle that you solved / Describe a puzzle( Jigsaw, crossword, etc.) you have played
You should talk about:
- What is the name of the puzzle
- How did you come to know about it
- How is this puzzle solved
- Why do you like this puzzle so much
Band 8 Sample Answer
It is an acknowledged fact that solving puzzles is considered one of the best mental exercises. It is also an entertaining activity and is a perfect way to test the cognitive skills of an individual. In other words, puzzles are fun challenges that let us think creatively. Thus, people of all ages should involve themselves in solving puzzles. Here, I’d like to talk about a puzzle I love solving, the Jigsaw puzzle. It is a tiling puzzle where we need to assemble the pieces to complete a picture. I received the Jigsaw puzzle as a gift from my sister on the occasion of my 15th birthday. Initially, I didn’t know how to play, but my sister helped me. Then, we needed to match the correct piece in the correct position and complete the pictures. As there are several types of pieces in the puzzle, such as regular, irregular, double ears, and edge, it wasn’t easy to assemble the puzzle. But the more you play, the more you understand where to place the pieces and complete the puzzle. I must admit that there’s nothing more satisfying than putting the last piece of the puzzle in its place and assembling the desired picture. It provides a sense of excitement and accomplishment. I love the Jigsaw puzzle as it encourages me to think out of the box and learn from my mistakes, resulting in the desired outcome. Also, the puzzles enhance creativity, help in reducing stress and improving memory.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Describe a puzzle that you solved
Creatively – in an original or imaginative way.
Eg: Jack solved the coding problem creatively.
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Assemble – gather together in one place for a common purpose.
Eg: The students assembled in the dormitory.
Accomplishments- something that has been achieved successfully.
Eg: Everyone lauded Rose for her accomplishments in the research project.
Satisfy – meet the expectations, needs, or desires of (someone).
Eg: The judges were satisfied with her performance.
Desired – strongly wished for or intended.
Eg: The course helped me achieve my desired band score in the IELTS exam.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions (Discussion)
Which age group plays Puzzles the most?
Playing or solving puzzles requires a lot of time and effort. Once you start playing the puzzle, your complete focus should be on the game. In my view, youngsters and adults are engaged in their studies or work-related activities, and they don’t consider playing puzzles. But children and older people tend to play/solve puzzles during their leisure time.
Which do you think is better? A detective movie or its original novel?
Being a movie buff, I really love watching movies in various genres, including crime thrillers, horror movies, detective movies, etc. Although I’m aware of the fact that these movies are fictional and exaggerated, I like the way they conclude it with a climax that engrosses the audience’s interest. Also, I agree that reading novels improves our brain activity. But according to me, detective movies are best as we learn how to solve crime and murder mysteries.
What kind of puzzles improve people’s intelligence?
There are several puzzles available in the market and online gaming platforms, which are extremely helpful in increasing memory power, concentration, reasoning, and logical thinking. According to me, Jigsaw Puzzles, Rubik’s cube, Sudoku, Anagram, crossword puzzle, etc are the kinds of puzzles that improve people’s intelligence.
Why do parents let their children play puzzles?
Parents let their children play with puzzles as they are a great way to improve the functioning of our brains and increase our concentration. They help us understand the problem-solving process and various other skills, including hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, critical thinking, and visual perceptual skills.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Movie buff – a person with a passionate interest in cinema Eg: Jack is a movie buff who doesn’t miss any movies.
Point of view – a particular attitude or way of considering a matter
Eg: I’ m trying to change my father’s point of view on women empowerment.
Exaggerated – regarded or represented as larger, better, or worse than in reality.
Eg: The facts shown in the movie are exaggerated.
Mystery – something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain.
Eg: Everyone appreciated the Police officer as he solved the murder mystery.
Functioning – work or operate in a proper or particular way.
Eg: Schools have stopped functioning due to the pandemic situation across the country.