CUE CARD – Describe a story someone told you and you remember

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a story someone told you and you remember.

  • Who told you this story?
  • What the story was about?
  • How you feel about it?
Sample Answer

We get valuable life lessons from stories, including how to deal with rejection and fear. Most of the stories were probably stories with moral lessons. I grew up listening to numerous stories from my parents and grandparents. Perhaps it is one of the clearest and cherished memories of my childhood.

Every night, before tucking me into bed, my grandmother would read me a story. I must say that she was an extremely beautiful raconteur.

Once upon a time, there was a king. He was very rich and had lots of Gold. He had a daughter, who he loved a lot. One day he helped an angel who in return agreed to grant him a wish. The king wished for a power to turn things into gold, angel immediately fulfilled his wish. On his way home, he touched rocks and plants which changed into gold. The king was on seventh heaven. As he reached home, in excitement he hugged his daughter, who turned into gold. The king was devastated seeing her beloved daughter who has now turned into a golden stone.

His greed became a reason of his agony. The king learned his lesson and realized his mistake and that was the moral of the story. I reckon, greed and has become a common social evil that persuade people to take wrong decision. I was really impressed by the moral and did implement it 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 story someone told you and you remember’.

Q1. Has storytelling changed over a period of time?
Indeed, earlier stories were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. However, at present with the rise of technology and commencement of mobile phones, has drastically changed the way of listening and narrating a story. For instance, there are many apps which provide audiobooks and podcasts, where you can listen to your favorite books without an actual presence of a person.

Q2.Do you think that generally most of the people are good at storytelling ?
Well, I suppose everyone is a storyteller but not everyone is a good storyteller. Good storytellers can connect to the listener at ease and is able to maintain their interest. However, poor storytellers often mix up the events which makes the story becomes confusing and listener may lose interest.

Ayushi Rawat

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