IELTS Cue Card, Someone gave you something you really wanted
Describe when someone gave you something you really wanted
What it was
When you got it
How you got it
How you felt after receiving it
Sample Answer Audio
Sample Answer One
I am not used to getting presents as such. I am quite a big gamer to be honest and my Xbox was running on borrowed days. It would leave me fuming at times as it’ll hang in the middle of the game and at times, I am not even able to save the session before it turns off. I broke my Xbox and got bored of the Microsoft platform so I was looking to get the latest version of PS4. I did save some money and was looking for the best possible deals to get a new gaming device but budget constraints and student life made it quite difficult to own such a high end gadget.
As I said I am not used to receiving gifts so it has to be a very special occasion for one to spoil me. We share a special bond and she generally leaves the best of the surprises for my birthday. I was turning 22 just graduated out of college and about to move abroad for further studies. I wouldn’t be able to celebrate the next two birthdays with her due to study commitments so she thought of doing something special for me.
My sister must have heard the conversation I was having with my friend regarding it and decided to get me a PS4 on my birthday. Little did I know that I’ll be getting that as a present rather than buying it myself. I was reading and gathering information about it on a daily basis. I was looking for the best deals online and even arranged for some vouchers that I could have redeemed against the purchase.
I was over the moon. Happiness like that cannot be expressed in words. She went the extra yard to make my birthday so special and what was even more overwhelming was the manner in which she surprised me. My friend called me and asked me to get home as soon as possible. When I got home, I was surprised to see entire family and friends gathered together to celebrate my birthday. We had a great time together and danced all night to some great tunes. (360 Words)
Sample Answer Two
Over the years I have garnered a long wish list consisting of a variety of enticing objects that have captured my attention. Ranging from collectible items and books to cars and motorcycles. It is a quite common phenomenon and I am sure to be ecstatic whenever I acquire any of these things.
There was this one time when I came to know about a new watch on the market. The watch had a lot of modern and rare features such as a barometer, a compass, and an altimeter. Made of tough materials, it also offered solar charging along with world time facility as well. I wanted it because I like going on trekking trips and taking walks in forest areas, and the features in this watch would help me a lot during such expeditions. Consequently, I looked around for it and I knew that I wanted it as soon as I set my eyes on it. So much so, that I printed out a picture and pasted it on my bedroom wall and in the meanwhile also started saving for it. One day my mother told me that my uncle was coming over to visit us in the upcoming month. I was ecstatic as he always came bearing gifts and adored me a lot. The time came and my uncle arrived at our home. He unpacked his bag and called me over, handing me a package.
Surely, I was surprised and tore it up to look inside. There it was, the watch of my dreams, packed neatly in the brand packaging. I really was very delighted upon receiving this watch as I like wearing watches and did not have one back then. I was very happy and I hugged my uncle while thanking him profusely.
gather or collect. Example– The police failed to garner enough evidence against the suspect.
a fact or situation that happens. Example– Glaciers are interesting natural phenomena
feeling happiness or joy. Example– Ecstatic fans filled the stadium to see the match.
in large amounts. Example– The book is profusely illustrated with photos
Water is the basic necessity of life. One cannot imagine life without water and neither can one think of drinking bad water! With all forms of life surviving on water, the body loses it through breathing, sweating, and digestion, which is why it is so important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The body uses water in all its cells, organs and tissues to help regulate the temperature and maintain the other bodily functions. This time we are looking at some recent questions asked in the IELTS speaking test asked in 2018 in some country.
Q. Do you drink tap water or bottled water?
A. I live in an area that is near to the ocean and so tap water that we get is full of chlorine and has a saline taste as well. Therefore I prefer bottled water or purified water.
Q. Is it affordable? Why?
A. Drinking bottled water is very much affordable in our country because it is available across all the main street corners at a cheap price. Most sellers have water purification machines and such setups installed in their shops and generate the purified water which further is sold through water bottles.
Q. Do you think people should drink from a good bottle of water? Why?
A. Definitely. Water is the basic necessity of life and one cannot deny the importance of it our lives. Drinking water from a good bottle helps an individual not only benefit in health but also in life. Drinking water from a quality bottle helps in avoiding harmful chemicals or other foreign elements.
Q. Have you ever been in a situation where you were thirsty and there was nothing available to drink?
A. So many times, it has happened that I have felt thirst down my spine but did not have anything to drink. Once, I was traveling to Bengaluru and the bus broke down near the mid-way. There were no shops around and I could not find anything to drink or eat. It was only when the bus started and took us to the next place with shops, that I could drink some water.
Speaking is one of the four sections of IELTS and comes with its own sub parts. We begin with the basic questions and then drill down towards the cue card and others. Below is a list of possible questions asked in the IELTS Speaking Part I. So, what are you waiting for? Go out, read them, practice and score a high band in IELTS.
IELTS Speaking Part 1: Questions and answers
Q1. Do you like spending time at home or outside the home? A1. I like spending time at home as well as outside because I get different people at different places to spend time with. Home is where we get maximum comfort and satisfaction. But, in order to socialize we need to go out and explore new places. Q2. How important is it for you to be a homemaker yourself? A2. To be a homemaker is great as I can follow my own schedule. I get time to cook a variety of meals and see my children grow. But sometimes, I feel confined within the walls of my home as I have limited access to people. I often feel bored at home because of our monotonous work schedule. But, I believe whatever I do, I must do with pride and dedication. Q3. Would you ever sell your home to go travelling for a few years? A3. No, I will never sell my home for the sake of travelling. I have a beautiful home situated in the heart of the city. I was born and brought up there and have sweet memories associated with it. Therefore, I and my family members are emotionally attached to it. Q4. How important for you is the security given by having a permanent home? A4. I indeed feel financially and emotionally secured to have a permanent home. I don’t have to change my accommodation, every now and then. My permanent home provides me a permanent address in the city I reside in. Having a permanent home is a great relief as I don’t have to pay installments out of my salary every month.
Q5. Do you eat in restaurants, cafes and so on a lot? A5. I’m a foodie and I love to try different types of local, traditional and international cuisines in different restaurants and cafes. I also get to spend quality time with my family and friends while enjoying food in a different ambiance. Q6. How do you decide where to go when you want to eat out? A6. Firstly, it depends on the choice of food and the best place to serve the same. Then, I also consider the time, occasion and expenses. Q7. Do you ever cook for yourself? A7. Yes, I do cook frequently, as I love and enjoy cooking. This way I try and learn new recipes for the food I love.
Describe a visit to a quiet place.
You should say:
Where the place is?
How you reached there?
What did you feel as you reach there?
Explain what you liked about the place?
As I travel frequently, I was able to avail the opportunity to visit a quiet place in my country. I shall be discussing about this exotic place in detail as I found it to be extremely peaceful, soothing and serene. The place is located in Tawang which is in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal is also known as the Land of Rising Sun and is situated at the altitude of around 10000 feet.
One has to travel a long distance and it takes three days to reach there from Delhi. Initially I boarded a three hours flight from Delhi to reach Guwahati. Since there is no further flight connectivity, for further journey, I commenced my movement by road to reach midway by evening. Third day before dawn, I started again to reach my destination.
The very next day I decided to trek my way to a monastery as I was keen to witness its beauty. My friends who had visited Arunachal advised me to visit it.
The local name of the monastery is Gumpha and it is located at a Hill Top. There is a treacherous track to reach the place. As I reached there, I was thrilled by the solace which I found in this place. There was no other inhabitation and construction .A stream was flowing next to it which added to the beauty and splendor of that architectural masterpiece. I could hear the chirping birds and noise of breeze .I appreciated the Monastery’s peculiar pagoda kind of construction.
The atmosphere was full of warmth and had a magical affect on my mind. After spending three days I reached back rejuvenated and full of energy. The memories of this quaint place are still fresh in my mind.