CUE CARD – Describe a time when you observed the stars

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you observed the stars

  • Where did you observe the stars?
  • Where and with whom you went?
  • Could you let me know what you observed?
  • And explain how you felt when you saw the stars.
Sample Answer

Since childhood, I had an immense interest in aeronautical science. Information related to space would always fascinate me. I guess, I inherited this interest from my grandfather who would always share stories related to planets and stars. He used to work at the space research team in India. My grandfather has narrated to me the numerous benefits of sky gazing. According to him, if anyone is searching for peace, calm, and a sense of purpose during this period of immense chaos, sky gazing proves to be the best alternative as it helps to our minds and rejuvenate our spirits. Apart from that, it makes us more compassionate towards others. I can easily recall many incidents when I would observe stars with my grandfather. But today, I will be mentioning a time when I observe stars with my grandfather. But today, I will be mentioning a time when I observed the stars alone. It was in 2021, I used to work as an accountant in a company. I had a hectic day at work and was completely drained out. After having dinner I went straight to the terrace where I usually have a stroll. I plugged in earphones and tuned into my favorite song. While walking I was gazing at the sky. Meanwhile, I noticed a bright light falling from the sky, at first I thought it was just a light pole but I was wrong. Watching closely I realized it was a shooting star. Some say that shooting stars can fulfill a wish hence I quickly made a wish. I am not sure whether it is going to get fulfilled but still I did it. After spending an hour on the terrace I felt relaxed and more rejuvenated than before. I think sky gazing therapy is quite underrated if compared with its benefits. I have recommended this activity to my friends and colleagues to which I have recommended this activity to my friends and colleagues to which I have received a good respond.

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. Why do people like to study the sky?
Well I suppose, People study it for various reasons. One primary reason is my personal love for the field. Besides, that is to understand everything that we observe in the Universe. By studying the cosmos beyond our planet, we can get to know where we came from, where we are going, and how physics works under conditions that are possible to recreate on Earth.

Q2. Do you know any story related to planets?
Unfortunately, I don’t know any story related to planets. However, I vividly remember watching a cartoon when I was a child. The snow had one savior who used to safeguard his planet from aliens whose only aim was to take precious metal from the Earth.

Q3. Would children be benefited from watching stars?

Certainly, they will get to learn about various stars’ patterns formed in the sky. Besides, they will learn how sailors used to navigate by looking at the stars before the invention of the compass.

Q4. Would you like to watch movies on planet?

Definitely, I would love to as mentioned before I am very much interested to learn about planets. I have watched many Hollywood movies about space and found them really gripping. I reckon movies are among the best mediums to share information and inspire people to do something good for the community.

Word Meaning Example
Aeronautical A science dealing with the operation of aircraft. He went on to study aeronautical engineering at the Air Force Academy
Rejuvenated To make somebody/something feel or look younger The exercise and fresh air rejuvenated me

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