IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe a time when you found something that someone lost

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Describe a time when you found something that someone lost.

  • What was it?
  • Who had lost it?
  • How did you find it?
  • What did you do with it?

 

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Sample Answer

I have come across a few important and valuable things lying unclaimed in different places. These range from wallets and handbags to mobile phones and cameras. Many people tend to lose such things due to their negligence. I have always followed a rule to contact the owner and the relevant authorities and inform them of the situation.

One such memorable incident was when I found a wallet lying on a bench outside an eatery near a famous shopping complex in my city. I went there to eat something for my lunch and saw it while I was making my way into the eatery. It was an expensive leather wallet and nobody came to claim it while I waited there for a few minutes. I called a wait staff from the eatery and picked up the wallet in his presence to identify the owner. The wallet belonged to a middle-aged businessman and contained a lot of money, a few credit cards, and all the basic identity cards such as the driving license and the voter identification card. I opened its flaps to retrieve a piece of paper with the owner’s contact information in it. I took it out and called on the number to apprise the person of the situation.

The owner was worried upon hearing this and came back quickly as he was still in the vicinity of the shopping complex. I gave him the wallet and he confirmed receiving it as he had left it. He was very thankful and praised me for my actions and my honesty.

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