IELTS Cue Card Sample 383 - Describe a memorable event of your life

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

Describe a memorable event of your life.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what happened
  • where you were

and explain why this is a memorable event. 

Model Answer 1:
There are several joyful events in my life that I can summon up and out of those, I would like to talk about the day that my aunt was blessed with a little baby boy. This was an event that I still recall vibrantly.

My aunt gave birth of the baby in a hospital. When I saw a little prince was crying on my aunt's lap I was like skimming that time. I was very contented when I heard my aunt is going to give a birth a baby. I got very animated and I was counting days when this baby will come. I speculated and anticipated lots of things I would do with the baby. On the day when the baby came into the world was one of the happiest days of my life.

I usually used to go look after my aunt. After I went to the hospital to see the price, I was very glad and attached by the event. I heard a baby's crying voice and then went near the baby. For the first time in my life, I felt a strong desire to kiss and hug him. He was so cute and adorable. He was trying to open his little eyes. I thanked God for this precious gift because my uncle and aunt had no children for many years even after their desperate tries. They gave birth to the baby after 15 years of their marriage.

My aunt asked me to hold him and kiss him. But I was so afraid to touch him as I thought that might hurt him. I felt I was in another world that time with the baby. After spending lots of time my parents were ready to go home but I denied returning home at night. I stayed in the hospital.  This was a thrilling event for me.

Now I have a great attachment to him. His first word was my name. But that time he didn't know who exactly he is calling! So this was the event that I like the most. It gives me lots of happiness and that’s why I cherish this memory very much.

[ by - Anisharma ]


Sample Answer 2: 
Falling in love with the opposite gender is really an outstanding event in someone’s life. The similar thing happened to me, and I am going to describe the event here. It is really a matter of great pleasure for me to recall the memories. If I look back to my life, this is one of the most memorable events in my life. 

When I was the student of Tokyo University, I fell in love with a girl. She was my classmate. I fell in love with her from the very first sight. In fact, she was the most wonderful girl in the entire class (it appeared to me). I took my seat beside her and started taking. But I do not know what I talked about at that time. My sole intention was to impress her in some way so that I could make her convinced to fall for me. Gradually, I was successful and we got married after our graduation was completed. But the day when I proposed her will be the most memorable event of my life. 

Memories may fade but I think my memories with my wife will never fade. I can remember the things that I did to impress her very clearly. After completing my college days, I got the chance of admission at the university. Luckily I met with Momo Narumi. She also took her admission at the same department of mine. She was simply gorgeous. However, she was not aware of her beauty and maintained a very good relation with everyone in the class, unconditionally. I had a feeling for her from the very first day and started to communicate with her randomly. Gradually, I turned in to her best friend and I expressed my love to her. Initially, she was uncomfortable with the issue. But later, she realised the situation and on a very good day, agreed to be with me forever.  

I proposed her on the first day of November. Before the proposal, I tried to make her feel that she was someone special to me. I was the student of the undergraduate level at Tokyo University and it was around 10 years ago. On that day, I proposed to Narumi to be my wife. In fact, I brought a ring for her to propose. Besides, I was also accompanied by some of my local and university friends on the day. But I did not allow her to understand that this would be such an event. I wanted to keep it as a surprise for her and accordingly made her surprised with the proposal. 

Narumi was a smart girl. She neither refused nor accepted me on the proposal day. So, I was a bit confused for her attitude. I perfectly did everything I needed to do. Besides, I also was a smart and intelligent student and belonged to a noble family. I discussed the issue with some of my cousins as well before the proposal. They all agreed and promised me to care for the familial troubles. But I was surprised with Narumi’s attitude. In fact, she was not ready for such a surprise. Later she told me that she understood about my feelings about her but she wanted to be clear about it. When she was assured that I really loved her, she agreed to be my life partner. It was the beginning and we are passing days with happiness now, got two kids and expecting for a better future. For all such reasons, the proposal event is memorable to me. 


Part 3 – Two-way discussion:

Q. What events usually become memorable in our life?

Q. What are the importance of family celebration in our life?

Q. What changes have you observed in the last 10 years in terms of family celebration?

Q. How can a good memory help people to do their work?

Q. Do you think that it’s important to remember all the things? Why?

Q. Why we want to celebrate special occasions with friends and family?


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 happy event of your life.
  2. Talk about a childhood memory you have. 
  3. Describe an event when you felt very happy.
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