CUE CARD – Describe a time when someone gave you something you really wanted /a gift you received

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when someone gave you something you really wanted /a gift you received.


You should say:

    • Who gave it to you?
    • What was the thing?
    • When did you receive it?
    • Why needed it?
Sample Answer

We all receive gifts, and we all give gifts. Nowadays, giving gifts is common everywhere and in every relationship. Usually, I receive gifts on my birthday, but the gift that I will mention today was not given on my birthday. I am a bibliophile, so books are my best companion. I prefer reading books to any other activity. I wanted a book for a very long time and had searched for it in all possible stores, both online and offline, but was brought down as it was out of stock. One day I came across a site that had that book but was charging a high payment to deliver it, and at that time I couldn’t afford it. I had lost the desire to get it on paper, so I started reading online. Although I could read through the online method, it wasn’t as captivating as it would be if I had it in paperback. After a few days, I received a parcel at my doorstep from one of my cousins who lives in a different state. I picked up the parcel and took it to my room. On the cover, he had written “Your search ends today,” which made me curious to open it. I was completely blown away by the object that was inside the box. It was the same book that I wanted to have; I exclaimed with joy and immediately called him to appreciate the efforts she made for me. I remember telling her about my state when I couldn’t get the book but having no clue that she would do the same for me. I was in seventh heaven after getting the book and completed it within a week.

Word Meaning Sentence
Bibliophile One who likes to read books or is fond of reading books As a child, he was an intense bibliophile and an avid collector of old books.
Blown away Completely Impressed The teacher was blown away by the results of her fellow students.
SEVENTH  heaven A state of extreme joy When I told her she was going to be a grandmother, she was in seventh heaven.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a time when someone gave you something you really wanted or a gift you received.’

Q1.What is the relationship between shopping and the economy of the country?

Shopping and the economy of a country are directly related to each other. Whatever a person buys is counted as consumption, and it directly adds to the GDP of a country.

Q2.What are the things that young people like to buy?

Young people prefer to buy the latest technological gadgets, for example, smart watches or the newest cell phones. Apart from technology, young people also like to keep up with the fashion trend.

Q3. How do your friends influence your shopping choices?

Most of the time I go shopping with my friends, and at that time I usually take their suggestions into account when choosing the product; however, I don’t always keep up with the suggestions, and multiple times I end up choosing the product I like despite the rejection of my friend.


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