IELTS Cue Card Sample 289 - Describe an event that changed your life for the better

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

Describe an event that changed your life for the better.

You should say:

  • what was the event
  • what happened
  • when it happened

and explain how it changed your life for better.

Model Answer:
In our lives, we learn everyday knowingly or unknowingly. What we do now shapes our future and every event has its importance and consequence in our life. Yet there are some major and significant events that change our path dramatically. One such important event in my life was helping a neighbour when he got ill severely all of a sudden. I was passing the neighbour’s house and I heard a noise that sounded more like a scream. In fact, the person got a heart attack and I was only 12 years old at that time to understand that clearly. I ran to his house and when I noticed him lying on the ground, I shouted for help. I called my parents and one of my cousins and we took him to the hospital promptly. The doctor went through the medical treatment and tests and thanked us for being so prompt. The consulting doctor also mentioned that something bad could have happened if we have waited a bit long to take him to the hospital.

This person became very grateful to us and also became a family friend. He became a friend, guardian and teacher to me. He often helped me on my studies and taught me many valuable and moral aspects of life.

After I passed my A level, I was accepted by a prestigious Medical College of our country and my father tried to manage a bank loan to support my educational expenses. But he was undone. He had not been able to manage the large amount needed for me to get myself admitted in this Medical College. This neighbour who became our family friend raised his benevolent support and sold one of his properties to support my education. We tried to protest by all means but he was determined to help. Over the period, my father and I repaid his money but what he did was beyond repayable.

Because of him, I am a doctor now. That all happened because of the event when I was 12. That event changed the path of my life. This event changed my life for something better and greater.

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 a memorable event in your life.
  2. Describe someone who helped you once.
  3. Describe a helpful neighbour you know about.
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-1 # Vaishali Gavhane 2017-12-20 15:04
An event that changed your life.
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