CUE CARD – Describe a positive change in your life

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a positive change in your life.

You should say:

  • What the change was about?
  • When it happened?
  • Describe details of the change happened.
Sample Answer

Change is the law of nature. While a portion of these changes might slip through the cracks, others can get a few positives and transform us wholly as a human. Today, I would like to talk about one such upswing I inculcated in myself .The major positive change I developed was punctuality, as I can recall of my old school days when I was always behind time and would stand in the defaulter line followed by a long remark on my diary. But I didn’t pay much attention to it because of my casual attitude and careless behaviour.

I always knew that I was capable of change, but I never realised that punctuality would be one of the positive evolutions I would be going through until a few years ago, when I first started going to college. I can still think of the time, when it was my first day at college and, being my usual casual self, was almost fifteen minutes late as always for the class. But to my astonishment, professor Banerjee did not expel me from the class but rather punished me to take the lecture for the next day on a given topic ,while everyone else would just listen carefully. This cycle continued for some days, until I finally realised that it was high time I changed the narrative, and so, finally on the fourth day of my college for the very first time, I was on schedule.

To be honest, I felt weirdly amazing and decided that no matter what, I need to instill this positive development as part of my hobby or routine maybe. The greatest self-realisation I had after ingraining this change was, in order to have one’s time respected, one needed to respect others time as well, and ever since then, this has been the only constant change I have followed. I staunchly reckon that this has been a favourable evolution, as I have grown to become a more responsible and sincere person, who takes her work seriously and has created a good work life balance. Had it not been for this change, I would not be where I am today, both in my career and on a personal level. Thus, punctuality has now become an integral part of my existence, and I love to be prompt.

So, this was an affirmative change I had in my life.

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 positive change in your life’.

Q1. Is your country changing rapidly?
The world has been transformed into a compact space, and there are colossal changes occurring in my nation as well. In this cutting edge time, there are various developments which make our life easier and convenient to live. It is quite evident that, from the past few years India has somehow managed to make a name for itself among one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is heading towards the list of developed nations. For instance, the smart city initiative by the government of India is one positive step towards a technologically advanced country. The establishment of more and more metropolitan cities is also part of the same initiative. Furthermore, after surpassing the pandemic, the healthcare system has tremendously flourished as the number of hospitals and the quality of medicines has significantly improved. Thus, I can proudly say that my country, India, is changing rapidly.

Q2.Do you think change is good?
That is quite an amazing question. I think change is an integral part of human existence and in order to live a fulfilling life, one needs to constantly bring about some positives in one self. So, in order to stand out from the crowd and not feel left out, change is essential, as it forces us to become better. It is also important, because it makes us realise our potential, the strengths and weaknesses, our non-negotiable values and ethics, followed by things that make us happy or miserable. Thus, change is good.

Vidhi Dhanola

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