IELTS Cue Card 618 - A typical day in your life when you were a child

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

Describe a typical day in your life when you were a child.

You should say:

  • what you did and ate
  • what sorts of game or sports you played
  • who looked after you

and explain what was most enjoyable of it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:

Thank you sir/madam for this interesting topic. I spent my childhood in a beautiful suburban area and my childhood was quite exciting. Honestly speaking, my childhood was magical and full of surprises. There was no crisis, anxiety or responsibilities and every moment, I was ready to explore the unknown and do something new and interesting.
I would like to talk about a typical day of my childhood when I was around 7 or 8 years old. I used to wake up very early and get ready for my school. I used to eat my breakfast at around 6.30 in the morning and the milk, bread, banana and egg were the usual breakfast items. My mother prepared breakfast for the whole family. Then I rode with my dad on his motorbike every day to school. I played with my classmates before and after our classes. I mostly played football, chess, hide-and-seek and the merry-go-round with my classmates and friends.  
When I returned home at around 2.00 pm, it was the time for taking a shower and no matter how hard I tried to avoid it, my mother always made sure that I took my shower. For lunch, we ate what my mother cooked at home and she was a gorgeous cook who had an uncanny power of cooking delicious meals. Interestingly, I never wanted to take a nap after lunch and play instead, but my mother would not let me.
As I can recall, my mother mostly looked after me while my father tried to spend quality time with both of us when he was at home. He often helped me complete my homework or played chess with me. I must be very lucky to have such passionate, caring and friendly parents who always sacrificed their interests to be with my side and to make us happy. I did not have any brother or sister and I always thought kids with a lot of siblings had more fun!
The afternoon was the most exciting time for me as I could do anything at that time and was not forced to study. I often went outside to play with my friends. We played football, chess and merry-go-round and the type of games we played varied based on the season. Sometimes we ran and shouted for no apparent reason. At night I spend a couple of hours to watch TV and then complete my homework. I usually went to bed at around 10.30 pm.

I would say everything in my childhood was exhilarating. However, the natural beauty around our neighbourhood, my parents, unbound freedom to play and good friends were something truly special and I still miss those days. I wish I could get back to those days and enjoy my time as a child again!


Your readiness to talk about this topic would enable you to talk about the following topics:

1. Talk about a day in your childhood.
2. Describe something interesting you remember doing in your childhood.
3. Talk about your days in your teenage period.
4. Talk about how you spent your childhood.
5. Describe a happy moment in your life.


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