(2023) Describe a Historical Period/Moment You Would Like To Learn More About – IELTS Cue Card

Describe a historical period/moment you would like to learn more about
Describe a historical period/moment you would like to learn more about

Describe a Historical Period/Moment You Would Like To Learn More About

Cue Card

You should say:

  • What you are interested in
  • When it happened
  • What you know about it
  • And why you would like to learn more

Sample Answers

Well, I’m going to talk about the swinging fifties, which I think was around like 1950 to 1965. As far as I’m aware, It is the most elegant era of western costume. In those days, Hepburn began her film career in 1948 in the Netherlands in Seven Lessons, a 39-minute documentary on Dutch scenery.

In 1953, she starred in the film Roman Holiday for the first time and won an Oscar for best actress. In the same year, she won the Tony award for best actress for her performance in the play The Mermaid. And in 1961, she starred in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

What strikes me is the clothes Hepburn wore in those films. For example, the hourglass skirt with noble, elegant fashion style highlights the magnificent posture of the round cap and waist. The cocktail dress is a kind of between the casual and formal evening dress clothes, because the clothing is compact, casual, and make the wearers look younger, so it was welcomed by all levels of different age women.

And the inspiration for these kinds of clothes piques my interest a little bit. So I’d love to know what started this fashion trend. Was it one particular personal? One particular movement?
What’s the story behind the brands of these dresses? What did this period of time mean to people?

So even though I don’t know a lot about it, I go online to do some research when I get a spare five minutes and find out everything related to that period of time.

Part 3

1. Should everyone know history?

Not necessarily. It demands a huge amount of efforts and time to having a deep and thorough understanding of history. For those who are less enthusiastic about history, learning history would be a misery.

Nevertheless, I must say it is useful to learn history. If you encounter problems in reality, you can probably look for solutions from history.

Moreover, learning history can get us acquainted with all kinds of heroes and heroines, teaching us to be brave and persevere.

2. In what ways can children learn history?

There are a variety of ways.
Obviously, children can learn history by taking a history course.
But in the long run, the best way for children to learn history is to truly arouse their interest, for example, parents can instill the value and fun of some historical figures and stories into their children.

3. What are the differences between learning history from books and from videos?

Well, watching historical TV plays can help people to know about history. They are interesting and easy to understand. Both the old and the young have a lot of fun watching them.
By contrast, reading books about history is also a good way to learn about history. These books can tell them the true story. People can learn and think a lot from them while reading.

4. Is it difficult to protect and preserve historic buildings?

Well, I reckon it is quite difficult and daunting since the buildings and structures are often old and fragile. It brings together various experts and professionals.
When they work with historical sites, they have to do feasibility research and navigate a myriad of local and national regulations, otherwise the buildings would be damaged.

5. Who should be responsible for protecting historic buildings?

Everyone should try to protect historic buildings.
As they are symbols of a city or a country and embody local culture. These buildings can instill a sense of pride in locals, heighten their cultural identity and give them greater sense of belonging.
Furthermore, old historic buildings with local characteristics will attract many visitors, which facilitates the development of tourism.
On top of that, these old buildings with historical and cultural values are architecturally valuable for unique features that help experts in their architectural studies.

6. Who should pay for the preservation of historic buildings?

Well, I think government should support cultural or historical attractions financially to keep them going, because the resident population already pays money for protecting historic buildings through the tax system.

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