IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe a time when you were encouraged by other people.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Describe a time when you were encouraged by other people.

  • Where and when did this happen?
  • Who gave you encouragement?
  • What did you do?
Sample Answer

Motivation and encouragement are two key factors for success. They can boost one’s morale and self-esteem. I have been encouraged by my near and dear ones whenever I undertake a new task or responsibility. One such memorable incident was when I had to appear for a job interview after clearing my graduate degree. As it was my first job interview, I was highly nervous and scared of possible rejection. While getting ready in the morning my mother noticed me sweating and called me to sit down and talk to the elders of the family. They sat down with me and spoke to me about my preparation for the interview.

I listened to everyone with enthusiasm as they told me their interview experiences. They started telling me ways to be confident and be sure of myself. I was told that I had many good qualities and skill sets that were important for the job. Such kind words motivated me and I could definitely feel the exciting surge of adrenaline rushing through my nerves. They all gave me positive thoughts and urged me to go for the interview with their encouraging statements.

I then went ahead for the interview and after half an hour of a test and tough questions, I was cleared for the position. I felt the change of my state from being nervous to feeling confident due to the encouragement that my family gave me. I went back home and thanked everyone with the wonderful news of my selection. Since then, I always go and talk to them whenever I feel the need for their supporting words.

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