IELTS Cue Card Sample 401 - A situation when others didn’t tell you the whole truth
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe a situation when others didn’t tell you the whole truth.
You should say:
- what the situation was
- who was involved
- why they didn’t tell you the whole truth
and explain how you felt when you found out that you were not told the whole truth.
This cue card topic reminds me a very sad event in my life. I was then a student at the university and one day, I received a call from one of my cousins. He informed me that our grandmother was very ill and she needed immediate medical care. I was very much fond of my grandmother and could not wait to see her. I was quite worried that she had gotten ill all of a sudden. It was more than 7-8 years ago and I did not have a mobile phone as it was very expensive at that time. However, I called my mum from a phone booth and she advised me that I should come to my grandfather’s house immediately.
I had to travel for more than 8 hours before I reached my grandfather’s house. On my way to our village, I met one of my uncles and he looked very sad. I asked him how grandma was doing and he simply answered that ‘not good’. I asked a few more questions about grandma but he could not answer any of them. After I reached my grandfather’s house, I noticed that all of my relatives were present there and everyone looked sad. All of a sudden, I realised that my grandma had passed away.
In fact, my grandmother died last night and I was called at my university in the early morning. But my relatives did not tell me the truth. There was a logical reason behind their lie. They knew that if they told me the death news of my grandmother, I would be very worried and it would be unsafe for my journey. They wanted to make sure I reach home safely and without any anxiety and then they would reveal the whole truth to me.
As I was very sad and was crying that my beloved grandma was no more, I was not worried that my relatives concealed the truth. There was a goon intention to lie to me and that was very understandable.