IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Something that happened recently that made you happy.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Something that happened recently that made you happy.

  • What was it?
  • Why were you happy?
  • What did you do in the situation?

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Sample Answer

Life as we know it is full of ups and downs. There are times when one faces tough situations and others when some good things happen as well. My life has also been full of such experiences, wherein I get to experience deep emotions such as elation, despair or, contempt. Very recently, an incident changed my life and brought loads of happiness with it. Last week, my mother announced that the family of a prospective groom had been in touch with her, and was coming to our home to meet my sister and to get to know our family as well. It was wonderful news and I was very happy for my family, apart from being nervous.

I shoved all my worries aside and started preparing for the weekend. Firstly, I sat down with my mother and aunt, and prepared a menu for the evening tea and snack, as per there preference. Since we only had a day to prepare, we were doing everything very quickly, I then started buying the grocery and other items required. Later, we all started to clean and decorate the house to make it presentable.

The day arrived and all of us were highly excited to host the family. When they came, we greeted them and had a delightful evening. The time was auspicious and our joy knew no bounds when they finalized the relation by gifting my mother boxes of sweets. It was a very emotional moment for me, and I bade them farewell with joy in my eyes.

(259 words)

word meaning
Elation Great happiness. Example – Richard’s elation at regaining his health was short-lived.
Prospective Likely to happen in the future. Example – Anna showed a prospective buyer around the house.
Auspicious  Sign of future success. Example – John was respectful to his auspicious customers.


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