IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe a time when you received money as a gift.

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.
Please say:

  • When did you receive it?
  • What did you do with it?
  • How did you feel about it?

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Sample answer

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.
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