IELTS Cue Card Sample 401 - A situation when others didn’t tell you the whole truth

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.

Model Answer:
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.

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