Cue Card 280 - Describe how you met your best friend

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

Describe how you met your best friend.

You should say:

  • who is he/she
  • how and where you two met
  • what things you do/ did together

and give details on how you two met.


Model Answer 1:

I met my best friend about 8 years ago. It indeed happened a long time ago, but it feels like it happened just the other day since I can still remember the event very clearly. So, thank you for this interesting cue card topic as it reminds me of a great and interesting time of my life.

As I've just mentioned above, it all happened about 8 years ago, when I was a college student. Going forward with the story, one day I went to our college cafeteria to get some snacks for me as I was feeling really hungry. The cafeteria boy (about 16 years old) knew it very well what I liked for my afternoon snacks. But, just when the cafeteria boy was about to give me my favourite egg noodles with some ketchup on the side, another guy asked for the same noodles except, of course, there was no more egg noodles left. Ceasing on this rather awkward moment, the cafeteria boy very judiciously and yet very charmingly told to both of us that we both could actually split the food in half so that we both would be able to enjoy our afternoon snacks. Needless to say, both of us started to laugh at the witty solution of that cafeteria boy, and we indeed split the egg noodles between us, as per the suggestion of that young boy.

After finishing our snack, I wanted to pay the bills, but Mark (that’s the name of my new friend) insisted that he had rather paid the bills. And, from that point on, our great friendship began.

Anyway, after meeting on that interesting afternoon, both I and Mark have gone to places, like enjoying movies together, playing billiards, and doing motorbike racing. We even went to visit each other’s grand parents’ places almost every month by riding our motorbikes. Mark was afraid of swimming and never really liked to eat fish. But, after becoming my best friend, he didn’t just learn to swim, but also started to like eating grilled fish. So, I am indeed glad that I met Mark, my best friend.


Sample Answer 2:

I met my best Friend Raz when I was only 10 years old and that was in a family program which was short of a small birthday celebration. His full name is Abraham Raz and he is still my best friend after so many years.

It was his younger sister’s 5th birthday and our whole family was invited to attend the celebration. We went to their home in the evening and stayed there till late night. I found a boy around my age was present at the party and was looking at me quite often. All of a sudden he came to me and asked if my name. I found that he was in grade 4 and was quite good at Math and History. He offered me to play the chess with him and he also showed me his book and stamp collections. This is how I met my best friend at his sister’s birthday party and with time our friendship and intimacy grew stronger.

We often played football, chess and other games together. Since we studied in the same high school, we did countless things together including wandering in old houses & forest, fishing, making toys and gaming tools, watching games and movies, sharing foods, studying and even fighting together. We had many common interests and hobbies like collecting stamps, visiting places, swimming in the river, playing football, and drawing. We often did these activities together and in fact, we enjoyed doing so.

Still, we debate on our personal issues, challenge each other on games, discuss politics, history, current issues etc. We actually enjoy our time together. He is a very good friend of mine and he has helped me in times of needs. Our mutual understanding is pretty deep and that’s why we are best friends.


Similar Cue Card Topics

Your ability to talk about this Cue Card topic would enable you to talk about the following Cue Card topics as well:

  1. Describe a memorable event of your life.
  2. Describe a birthday celebration that you remember well.
  3. Describe a memorable event from your childhood.
  4. Describe a friend you really like.
  5. Describe a friend from your childhood.
  6. Describe your best friend.
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