IELTS Cue Card Sample 381 - Describe a present that you broke accidentally

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

Describe a present which you were given and that you broke accidentally.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • on what  occasion it was presented to you
  • how you broke it

how you felt when you broke it.

Model Answer:
One of my college friends once gave me a fish bowl with 5 gold fishes and that was an exceptional gift for me. Before that, I never had any kind of pet or aquarium at my home and gradually I started feeling the passion on such kind of hobbies. I was very sad to have it broken one day all of a sudden. Though I have bought another one with new fishes, but I still feel bad about my carelessness to have the fish bowl broken by me.

The fish bowl was given to me by Maria as to congratulate me for being the highest scorer in Mathematics in the second term exam in our college. She was the second best scorer!  I was bit confused when she one day gave me the gift. However, I placed it near my study table and often looked at it. I bought some colourful stones and fish foods afterwards and the fishes became something very favourite to me. One day I was cleaning my room and don’t know how but I hit the bowl with a broom and it fell on the floor and was broken completely. The fishes were scattered in the room and immediately bought a jar and placed them in it.

I felt very sad about this unexpected incidence. The fishes died in few hours and that made me even more depressed. The gifts are always inspiring and though I have brought another fish bowl with new fish, it does not replace the old one I had.

Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Famous stores in your country:

Q. Tell me about any famous stores that sales presents.

Q. Tell me about any famous markets or stores which attract tourists.

Q. Why are they popular with tourists?

Advantages and disadvantages of giving present

Q. Would you agree that presents are always advantageous for people?

Q. What kinds of presents are suitable for people in any situations?

Q. How do you think the way of giving presents will change in the future?

Similar Cue Card Topics

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

  1. Describe a gift you have received on your birthday.
  2. Describe an occasion when you broke something.
  3. Describe a gift you got from a friend. 
  4. Describe something useful you broke. 
  5. Describe a sad event you remember. 
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