IELTS Cue Card Sample 282 - Describe an exciting news that you heard (either through the phone or e-mail)

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

Describe an exciting news that you heard (either through the phone or e-mail).

You should say:

  • What is was about
  • Who gave this news
  • When you got this news

and explain why this was an exciting news to you.

Model Answer:
The exciting news that I heard over the phone was the birth news of my nephew. My mother called me on my cell phone when I was away from my hometown and that’s one of the most exciting news I have ever got in my life.

I was in the second year in my university and because of that I was away from home. One day my mother called and gave me this happy news. I had exam ahead of me and after getting the news I was so happy and thrilled that I forgot everything and came to my hometown at that very night to see the newborn baby. I have two sisters and I am the youngest son of my parents. My sisters got married and first when I was in my A level. I heard that my sister was pregnant and would have a baby soon.

Having a baby at our home was a much-desired dream of ours and I often fantasised to have a beautiful baby at our home. So we were counting days for the baby to come to this world and for enlighten our house. At the last moment of my sister’s pregnancy, she became very ill and some complexities appeared as the doctors reported. Naturally, we were very anxious for the mother and the baby who is yet to come. When I got the call from my mum that my sister has become the mother of a beautiful baby and both are fine, I was in one hand very animated and on the other hand relieved from the tension that I was going through for the last few days.   

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

  1. Describe a good news you received recently.
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  3. Describe a phone conversation you remember well.
  4. Describe happy news you received via mail or phone.
  5. Describe an important event of your life.
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