IELTS Cue Card Sample 219 - Describe an adventurous thing you did when you were a child

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe an adventurous thing you did when you were a child.

You should say:

  • What you did
  • Why you did it
  • How people reacted to it

And explain how you feel about it now.

Sample Answer:
I had a very amazing and magical childhood and I spent most of my childhood in my hometown which was a beautiful place and offered lots of adventures and pleasures to me. There are many adventurous things I can remember from my childhood and among those, I would like to talk about my first attempt to climb a big tree to find the next of a bird.

I was around 7 years old at that time and with two-three other kids one day we went to play near a big garden where we often used to go. Suddenly I notice that one two birds were chattering at the top of a tree and we assumed that the birdnest must have some eggs. We got curious about the bird’s egg and I decided to climb the tree ad reach the top to see it myself. The tree was really big and it was dangerous for me to climb it. I was so excited and mesmerised that I forgot the danger and started climbing the tree. I was not a good climber but I that did not restrain me from fulfilling what I targeted. After much effort, I could have been able to climb at the top of the tree and then I found that the harder part is still to do. The nest was at the edge of a very thin branch of the tree and I won’t be able to reach there to see the bird’s eggs. Then I started approaching there very slowly and found that my fellow playmates were already worried about it. I forgot everything of the ground and found the idea of reaching near the nest is the only target I have to fulfil. After I managed to reach near the nest, I found four-five very beautiful small birds that had red lips and were playing with the mother birds. The mother bird started getting worried about my presence and then I decided not to interrupt them. The mother bird somehow reminded me my mother and I started climbing down.

That was a very adventurous event for me in my childhood and I did it out of inquisitiveness that a child usually feels for new thins. I felt a great attraction in finding what there might be and that’s why I did it.

Luckily, grown up people were not there and after few months when I told my mother about what I did that day, she became very anxious and rebuked me for that. She told me never to do anything like this ever again.

Whenever I think about that particular event of my childhood, I feel a great joy. It reminds me the greener and fairylike childhood I had. I remember this event with great joy and ecstasy.

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Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe a childhood memory.
  2. Describe a memorable event in your life.
  3. Describe something unusual or interesting you did.
  4. Describe a brave thing you did.
  5. Describe an adventurous tour you have had.


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