IELTS Cue Card Sample 225 - Describe something that makes you excited and happy

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

Describe something that makes you excited and happy.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • how you feel excited and happy about it
  • how often you do it

and explain why this makes you excited and happy.


Model Answer 1:
I am actually a simple guy, so it doesn’t really take much for me to feel happy or excited whether I am reading a story teller or just going to eat some nice meal at a good restaurant. But, today, I would like to talk about a thing which, I think, makes me happier than anything else.

This thing, I am talking about, is travelling. Yes, I just love travelling. In fact, I just wish that I had a lot of money so that I could travel all of my life. But, unfortunately, I have to work to earn my living and on top of that, I am not a rich person either. So, that means I have to plan well in advance in order to save up some money for doing some travelling.

Of course, it is not that I want to travel every place that I learn about after reading about them on some books or by watching different kinds of travel-related programmes on TV, but rather I like to travel only those places that are absolutely unique and different from other places. However, the funny thing is that it is actually the anticipation of travelling to a new place which makes me happier rather than actually visiting the place, probably because once I visit that place, the excitement will just simply vanish away. But, still, I like to travel as often as I can, especially, when I get the yearly vacation from my work. So, I guess that visiting more than once a year is something I can hardly afford.

Anyway, travelling makes me happy, mainly because it allows me to become familiar with the different kinds of cultures and lifestyles of different kinds of people. Besides, it also allows me to develop an appreciation for people, who are different from me, while also allowing me to find some better career opportunities. Finally, it makes me happy and excited because travelling allows me to extend my hands of friendship to other people who I have never met before. After all, who don’t like to make new friends and learn about new things?


Sample Answer 2:
Playing computer games, especially strategy games make me excited and happy. This might sound a bit odd but I often find a great deal of excitement playing computer games with my friends over the computer network. I do not play computer games that much nowadays. But in my college and university years, I often played computer games with my friends after the semester end. This was great excitement for me and still, it is exciting to me. I usually play computer games once a month when my and my friends' schedule matches.

Playing strategy games is exciting by it’s the activities it involves and by the completion a gamer has to face. The gamer is the ultimate controller of the gaming characters and fighting, bloodsheds, cultivation, collecting resources in a virtual world gives me a feeling of controlling and leading a whole nation. Since we play in a network, there is a great competition among the friends to build an empire and then to fight hard to survive. By its very nature, computer games, especially strategy games, are exciting.


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 an unusual or exciting thing you did recently. 
  2. Describe an activity you enjoy doing. 
  3. Describe something that you are passionate about. 
  4. Describe your favourite past time.
  5. Describe an exciting experience you have.


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