IELTS CUE CARD # Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend.

Describe a time when you were surprised to meet a friend.

You should say:

  • Who this person was
  • When and where you met
  • What you did together

And explain how you felt about this surprise meeting

Life is full of surprises and I love being surprised by something or someone. Today I’d like to talk about one such experience of mine, when I was amazed to meet one of my old school friends.

Her name is Shivani and we studied together in the same high school. After completing senior secondary education from India, she decided to pursue her tertiary education from a foreign university. So she went to Australia and unfortunately we both lost contact with each other.

Last week I went to a shopping mall to purchase a new pair of shoes for myself. When I was at a renowned shoe store brand, Nike, looking for suitable shoes , I heard a familiar voice and turned around to see who the person exactly was. To my surprise, she turned out to be my school friend. I waved a hand towards her in excitement and she too recognized me immediately.Both of us were surprised and elated to see each other after a long time. We gave a tight hug to each other and decided to spend some time together. We went to a cafeteria and ordered coffee with some snacks.

Over the cups of coffee, we recalled the memories of our school days especially, the time we spent with our friends ; playing games and doing mischievous activities. During our conversation she told me , that she had come to India to attend her cousin’s marriage and was shopping for the same event. We spent an hour together and now it was time to bid each other goodbye, but before that we clicked some photographs to keep memories of this meeting and exchanged contact numbers with each other to remain in touch. 

I felt lucky about this meeting as it helped me to reconnect with a good friend from the past and together we had a lot of fun.

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