CUE CARD – Describe a time when you observed the stars.

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you observed the stars.


You should say:

    • What did you observe?
    • Who told you about them?
    • What impressed you the most?
Sample Answer 
Since my childhood, I have been fond of exploring new places and things especially the solar system, planets, constellations and orions. . I still remember once my grandmother and I were on the terrace and making our beds; and just out of curiousity, I asked her about my late grandpa. I questioned her where he would be or whether he knows that I am grown up now. She smiled and said your grandpa is still up there and he has become a star. Actually, it was a pole star that my grandma was referring to. Because I was a science student, I was way too skeptical but considering her feelings, I kept on listening to her. It’s not just about the legends but I have always wondered that these stars are way too far that even light takes millions of years to reach out to us. In school, I studied about Big Bang Theory and how the life commenced afterwards. It would be really fascinating if I could ever look beyond our galaxy and see if live exists on the rest of the stars too!

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 you observed the stars’.

Q1. Have you ever watched a movie on planets?

Well, I am a Sci-Fi fan and I have binged tens of movies like Star wars,Gravity, Interstellar which based on stars or parallel universe. In fact, there is one such movie Martian that really changed my perspective and actually showed me there is always a silver line. I mean this guy was left accidentally by the fellow astronauts on the Mars alone. The movie is all about how he survives with the adverse weather or how he grows food there. I think it’s a worth to watch.

Q2. Do you feel students should study about stars?

Why not?! I think the deeper they know about the stars, planets or galaxies, the closer we would be to know if we are or have been the only civilization in this universe. They can get to know about various elements which are not even in our periodic table or about the upcoming threats to our planet. Afterall, our planet is quite wide open up there.

Word Meaning Example
Periodic table A science chart where all the elements like oxygen, hydrogen are enlisted. I learnt Periodic table today.
Skeptical To be doubtful I am skeptical about your decision.

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