IELTS Cue Card Sample 260 - Relaxing day you had after hard work or study

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

Describe a relaxing day you had once after a period of hard work or study.

You should say:

  • when you had this relaxing day
  • where you spent this day
  • who you spent it with and what you did

and explain why it was relaxing.


 

Sample Answer 1:

Sometimes, I think that there is nothing better than a relaxing day for a hard-working person after a period of some arduous works. At least, I felt it when I had to work for almost one week, nonstop, and then finally got a day off from my office about a few months ago.

To be honest, I had never worked for such a long time at a stretch before, but with an overwhelming number of new shipment orders of our chocolate products during a major religious holiday season, I, as a Supply Chain Manager, had no other option but to keep working overtime. To make the situation even worse, a couple of our company staff, working under my supervision, had suddenly fallen sick at the same time, and as a result, couldn’t come to the work.

So, it was quite a challenge for me to do the works of at least 6/7 people all by myself along with a couple of other junior staff. But, luckily, we aced it, and finally, it was the time for me to relax for a whole day. And, to me, there has never been a better place to relax than going to a lake, find some nice place to sit and practice some fishing. Of course, I never really liked to do this alone, so I took a couple of my close friends with me like any other times to accompany me. By the way, it was not the fishing which was my intention, but rather, I just wanted to enjoy the nature around me while cracking jokes at my friends and enjoying some of our favourite snacks and food.

Anyway, it was a relaxing day, primarily because I didn’t exactly have to worry about my work for the whole day. I found it relaxing also because I could stay close to Mother Nature while listening to some beautiful chirping sound of little birds around me as if they were singing to entertain us. Finally, I was in a very relaxing mood on that day because I could laugh and joke with my best friends for the whole time.


 

Model Answer 2:

It was probably during the mid-summer 3 years ago when I joined my first job after finishing my graduation. And as it was a project-based job, I had to work really hard. There was a deadline for a client’s project and the team I worked with had been desperate and determined to meet the deadline. Though I was a new member of the team, they expected me to engage my maximum effort.

I was a bit worried at first and felt a bit perplexed to have such type of pressure just after joining the job. But later, I took it as a challenge and started working hard. After 3 weeks’ of non-stop work and reviews, finally, we were able to deliver the project in time and the office declared 3 days off for the team as well as a bonus. It was Friday and I remember having a very relaxing day. In fact, I spent the whole three days with great satisfaction and relaxing mood than usual days.

I left my bed at around 10:00 am and spent the day mostly at home. In the evening I went to meet a friend and went to watch a movie in the theatre. At night we had dinner together with 2 other friends and I returned home at around 11:30 pm.

It was a relaxing day mostly because I felt it as a reward after hard work and effort. I had such many days but that day was exceptional because I mentally felt it as a really relaxing day. Naturally, I was feeling good to be able to finish such a tough project and I had three days’ off and that’s why did not feel the urge to go to the office next day. The situation, the routine free life, the contempt and the leisure activities after a long made the day a really enjoyable and relaxing day.


 

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