IELTS Cue Card Sample 139 - Describe a success you have had

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

Describe a success you have had.

You should say:

  • what it was and when it happened
  • why you chose this area of activity
  • how easy or difficult it was to achieve

and explain how important this success was.

Model Answer:
The success I think I am proud of is my outstanding performance in the board final exam that I attended many years back. I got the highest mark in our locality and because of that I got many congratulations and this success story was reported in the local newspaper.

It was the year 2002 (...say a year that suits you...) when I passed my school board final exam. I can't recall the exact month the result was published but that would be either January or February.

Since the success was a part of my academic study and exam and not related to any extracurricular activity, I would say it happened naturally and I had no involvement in choosing it. To say more specifically, if someone achieves some successes in photography or in art, s/he has some history how and why she came to photography or art, what was the motivation etc. but for me that success was an academic success and I did not have to choose anything. I needed to study attentively, though. I followed a rigid study routine for a couple of years and that helped me achieving this success. I would say that it was easy to achieve as I had a planned routine that I followed and I enjoyed reading my academic lessons. I have devoted a great deal of time reading academic books, reference books, different magazines related to subjects, took note, did group discussions and other activities and all those activities helped me to achieve this success.

This was an important success for me as it highly inspired me to do better in my further academic years. This success gave me the impression that if I can do better, my hard work would be rewarded accordingly and I would be in a better position in my future. Thus this success inspired me to achieve next success.

Similar Cue Card Topics

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

  1. Describe a memorable event in your life.
  2. Describe an event when you were congratulated.
  3. Describe a completion you won.
  4. Describe a prize you won.
  5. Describe a skill you have.
  6. Describe a good quality you have.
  7. Describe an achievement of your life.
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