Describe a time when you gave someone money as a gift.
Who was that person?
When and why did you give them money?
How did you feel about it later?
Gifting is a great idea that has been around since an eternity. It displays the ideology of giving someone something extra to show your affection towards them. It is a beautiful custom that spreads the beauty of togetherness and love for the people around us. I have come a long way in life and made many amazing relations on the way. I have often shown my gratitude and love to them by gifting as well.
After settling in a new city for a new job, I met a school friend of mine at a cafeteria. We had a long conversation and he told me he was married and had a young daughter as well. While leaving he also invited me to his daughter’s birthday celebration and insisted on my presence. I obliged by agreeing to come, but I was at my wit’s end while choosing a suitable gift. Since I did not know what would be suitable to gift, I gave it a long thought. I then simply put a sum of 3000 rupees in an envelope and left for the party. It was a grand occasion with smiling faces all around. The little girl was very happy to receive all those gifts.
I felt really good about my choice of gift, as the money is highly tangible, and the parents can decide what is best for her daughter. Basically, I have just given them a choice to decide what to buy for her, in a cordial manner. I can be at ease, knowing that she will receive an apt gift from my end, at the end of the day.
Man is a highly social being, and we as people build up a web of relationships as we go. One such relation is friendship, wherein like-minded people come together, and make life better by adding joy in each other’s lives. Friends always make life better by celebrating each other’s joys, supporting in the sorrows, and helping in the times of our need.
I have a lot of good friends that I have come to be with, in this beautiful journey of life. I have helped them and they have done the same for me on numerous occasions. One of these friends, Manan, stands out in my memory and in my heart as well. A very amazing person to spend time with, he has always looked out for me. Actually, I met him after joining college, and soon we started sharing an apartment as well. He always understood my financial issues and acted accordingly. After a month, I decided to apply for a job to sustain my expenses.
I consulted Manan, and he urged me to apply in a few companies, in addition to supporting my decision. I applied for the jobs and got an interview call as well. After preparing for it, on the day of the interview, I went to him and asked him to lend me formal clothes for the interview. He was gracious enough to comply and gave me his best formal suit to wear. I was actually humbled at his gesture and thanked him profusely. I then gave the interview, and I was cleared for the job. It was a great help on Manan’s part, and he was happy when I credited him for this success.
Talk about a language that you would like to learn apart from English.
What is the language?
Why do you want to learn it?
What benefits will you have from it?
People have come a lot closer in modern times. Migrating and visiting places has become very easy. Trade and exchange between countries have developed drastically, and languages play a very important role in such processes. Even though people have a few common communication languages that are spoken worldwide, it is always good to learn a new language. It can not only have a lasting impact on the native speakers but develop one’s intellect as well.
It is proven that people speaking more languages are more adept and have better personalities than people who don’t. I keep visiting new places, and I have been fascinated by a lot of different languages. I wish to learn most of them, but the most fascinating language that I wish to learn is Arabic. It is a beautiful language that is spoken in Middle Eastern countries such as the U.A.E, and Saudi Arabia. I heard it during my time in Dubai, and I wish to learn it with best efforts. It is a highly efficient language with a comfortable rate of speech. It is beautiful in its own way, whether it is the written words or spoken ones.
The songs and poems are equally enchanting and are great to listen. This language aptly represents the Islamic culture and traditions to their best and showcases the beauty that lies within that world. I wish to settle down in Dubai after my retirement and wish to be able to better communicate with the natives in order to adapt and fully comprehend their amazing lifestyles. This is the reason behind my idea to learn Arabic.
IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe a time when you received money as a gift.
Describe a time when you received money as a gift.
When did you receive it?
What did you do with it?
How did you feel about it?
Gifting is an integral part of everyone’s lives today. This custom is widespread all around the world for a long time. It is used for expressing various emotions in a physical manner such as love, care, or gratitude. I have received a lot of beautiful gifts that have had a lot of thought put into them, from my near and dear ones. Our culture has a tradition of gifting money when you visit some relative’s place.
I keep traveling along with my parents to other cities when they have work or to attend any functions. We keep meeting different extended family relations, and they really adored me since I was a school going child. Once I went to Delhi, at my paternal uncle’s place, for a small family get-together. I and my mother stayed there for three days, and while leaving my cousin grandmother called me and along with a hug, she gave me two thousand rupees as a token of love.
I was highly humbled and touched her feet while thanking her for it. Having received money from other people in the past, I always make it a point to save it. Following the idea, I did the same there as well and gave the money to my mother to keep in her purse. After coming back home, I added it to her bank account against the F.D. in my name. This has been my idea of using the money received as a gift from the start. Personally, I feel that it is a good practice, as no matter how well you know anyone, you can never surprise them with the best-suited choice of a gift without consulting them. The money can be spent in any manner, for instance, I can spend it for a summer camp, to buy books or stationary, or simply save it for later use.