CUE CARD -Talk about a birthday party you can remember well

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

You should say:

  • How did you celebrate?
  • Who were you with?
  • Why do you remember that day?
  • And explain how it was different from other birthdays you have had before or since.
Sample Answer

Undoubtedly, joyous events play a significant part in our lives, and one such memorable occasion was the celebration of my best friend’s birthday, which left a deep impression on my heart. Looking back, exactly two years ago, the problems of a raging pandemic were at their height, with a stringent lockdown in place. Despite these limitations, I was eager to plan a memorable party for my best friend inside the boundaries of our house.

Given my parents’ hectic professional schedules, the duty of organizing the celebration fell primarily on my shoulders. My brother and I were also in charge of sending invites to close friends and family, making sure that every detail was taken care of. Together with my brother, we renovated our home with the magic of flowers and the shine of LED lights. Using my culinary abilities, I proceeded on the fabrication of a handmade cake with the essential assistance of my mother

Despite the weight of duty, the long-awaited day arrived, punctuated by the timely arrival of visitors. I created suspense by blindfolding my best friend and taking her into a nicely decorated drawing room. The reveal of the surprise delighted her, and the revelation that I had methodically planned the entire party astonished her, followed by tears of pleasure and a hug that spoke words. Guests’ compliments on the perfectly chosen décor and scrumptious meals gave another depth of fulfillment to the event.

As an ardent photographer, I took advantage of the chance to capture the wide range of feelings in several images, preserving the priceless moments. My best friend’s birthday was, in short, an exciting event that will never be forgotten. It is proof of the ability to turn obstacles into memorable occasions when one is committed and creative.

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 ‘TELL ABOUT A BIRTHDAY PARTY YOU CAN REMEMBER WELL.’

Q1.Is it to commemorate significant occasions in a group setting?

Ans. The answer is definitely yes. Everyone’s life is made more meaningful by throwing parties, which have many advantages. To start with, it’s a great way to spend time with loved ones in the fast-paced world of today. You can also make the occasion something to remember for a lifetime.

Q2.Do you think national celebrations are important?

Ans. Definitely, national festivals are important for fostering unity, promoting patriotism, preserving cultural heritage, commemorating historical events, building community bonds, instilling national pride, providing civic education, and contributing to positive economic impacts.

 

Word Meaning Example
Ardent Very enthusiastic or passionate.
She made anardent defence of free speech.
Obstacles A thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress. The next obstacle for him to surmount was a wall.
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CUE CARD -Describe a house or an apartment you want to live in

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

You should say:

  • what it would look like?
  • where it would be located?
  • what facilities this would have?

And explain why you want to live there.

Sample Answer

Home is where the heart is. We all have dreams and things we want from our lives. It’s ok to be materialistic in life and there is no harm in having some luxuries. I was born and raised in a valley surrounded by hills so I’d like my dream house to be ideally located somewhere in between the hills.

The location of the house would be a semi-urban area as certain places in the hills are secluded and there are no facilities available for miles. I’d like my dream home to be located in Mussoorie, a small hill station resting on the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.

The house would be a medium-sized bungalow with two floors, a front and a back garden and have all the modern-day amenities. The building will be designed as such that all the windows of the bungalow will overlook the Doon valley. The architecture will be of Victorian era as far as the layout is considered, the ground floor will have a spacious living room adjoining a modular kitchen and a bar which will have spirits from different parts of the earth. As the climate remains cool in Mussoorie throughout the year, the windows of the bungalow will be double-glazed to provide insulation to protect us in the harsh cold weather. The upper floor will have a master bedroom and two other bedrooms as well.

As I live in the city so I’ll use this house as a holiday home and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in nature’s lap, it will be a perfect relaxation spot. Once in my latter years of life,  I’d like to retire and live a calm and peaceful life in a serene environment.

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 HOUSE OR APARTMENT YOU WANT TO LIVE IN.’

Q1.

What kind of home do most people in your country live in?

Ans. My country has a diverse section of people living across, from different geographical backgrounds, people all over the country live in different kinds of homes. People living in urban areas tend to live in apartments, while those living in rural areas, can either live in cottages semi-detached houses or a terraced houses.

. Do you think moving to a new house can bring problems to people?

Ans. Relocating is a difficult task and involves a lot of things that need to be taken care of, for instance finding a good school for children or a day care . But these issues aren’t taken care of properly, they can cause overwhelming stress and anxiety. Some people face issues because they are not able to adjust to their new house or the new people around them.

 

Word Meaning Example
Spacious Large in size or area, so that you can move around freely in it.
Almost all of the guests were able to fit into the spacious living room
Hustle To quickly move or push (someone) often in a rough way He’s not the most talented player on the team, but he always hustles.
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CUE CARD -Describe a piece of good news you received.

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a piece of good news you received

You should say:

  • What the news was?
  • When you heard about it?
  • Who gave you the news?

And explain how you felt about this piece of good news.

Sample Answer

In a world, full of many unfortunate and frustrating news, good news is really hard to come by. So, whenever there is any positive news, I always try to cherish it, and today, I’d like to share one such good news, that I heard about a couple of months ago.

The news was about getting a new job. It was certainly a piece of good news because my cousin was searching for a job for a considerable period after finishing university. But, unfortunately, even though, he was getting a lot of interview calls, no company was actually offering him a kind of job where he could fully utilize the skills he had learned. Of course, earlier he had got some job offers from here and there, but he didn’t exactly like those jobs because he was aiming for much better opportunities.

By the way, my cousin is a brilliant student, and he also topped the university, so it is only natural for him that he would aim for better opportunities. Anyway, after trying to find a better job for a long time, he got so frustrated that at some point, he thought of giving up searching for a job and starting some kind of business. But, as an elder sister, it was only me who was asking him to be a little more patient. So, when he got a job offer letter from one of the prestigious private companies in my country, he immediately decided to break this news to me as his priority to give me this news when I was away from town for an important piece of work.

I felt great about that news because it would finally give some hope in life to my beloved cousin. I also felt a little proud of myself because, after all, it was I who convinced him to wait and keep applying for more jobs when he had lost all hope and was impatient because of not getting a job.

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 PIECE OF GOOD NEWS YOU RECEIVED.’

Q1.How do people share good news? 

Ans. People share the good news through verbal communication, such as talking and phone calls and sometimes they prefer to communicate by sending text messages, emails, or social media posts, and also through in-person celebrations and gatherings.

Q2.Why do people share news on social media?

Ans. In my opinion, people use different social media platforms to share news because it allows them to easily and quickly share information with a large group, and also to receive instant feedback, reactions, and comments. Also, it allows them to stay connected with friends and family and also to share their experiences and thoughts with a wider audience.

 

Word Meaning Example
Frustrating Annoys you or makes you angry because you cannot do anything about the problems it causes. It has been a frustrating season for players.
Prestigious Very much respected and admired It’s one of the most prestigious names in theatre.
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CUE CARD – Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a house or apartment you would like to live in.

  • What it is like?
  • Where it would be ?
  • Why you would like to live in this house/apartment ?
  • And how you feel about this house/apartment
Sample Answer

Home is the place where we all want to come back to after a long tiresome day. I do not want to live in a luxurious apartment, but rather a small house with three rooms and a small drawing area with a wide window, opening to the verdant view outside adding a little vintage touch to it. I want the walls bright coloured and a small space for the bookshelf wherein I would collect my all- time favourite novels and books.

Well, the cities today have become such a congested place to breathe, that we can hardly find a place, we can identify as home. So, I really wish my house to be surrounded by the lush green forests in the cradle of mother-nature, alongside a small river or lake, and the transcendental mountain-view followed by a clear blue sky.

Even though the house of my dreams would be very simple, I really want it to be well furnished with all the basic amenities like electricity, gas and clean drinking water. It should contain large windows from where the fresh breeze would flow in and out, while the chirping of birds would serve as a reminder for the fresh start of a new day.

I think living in my dream house would be one of the greatest feelings in the world, and with persistent hard work and dedication, I believe, I would someday be able to enjoy living in it.

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 house or apartment you would like to live in.’
Q1. Do most Indian people live in an apartment/house?
Well I think that it depends on person to person, as the older people like to live in a house rather than an apartment, whereas, youngsters nowadays are more inclined towards living in an apartment or flats. It also depends on the land availability of the region. For example, in metropolitan cities like Delhi, it is really difficult to find a piece of land with wide gardens, and so people accommodate themselves in tall apartments due to scarcity of land.

Q2. Do young people in your country like to live with their parents or by themselves?
It is a great question. I strongly believe that youth today wants to have a personal space of its own, rather than living under one roof with their parents. Moreover, since most of the young people have to shift nowadays as part of their studies or job, so they tend to live alone by themselves. Furthermore, today’s generation does not want to be dependent on anyone for managing their life, and thus, in order to feel responsible and able enough to not only gain, but also learn from their experiences, they prefer to live alone.

 

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