Describe a memorable event in your life - Cue Card # 669

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

Describe a memorable event in your life.

You should say:

  • when the event took place
  • where the event took place
  • what happened exactly

and explain why this event is memorable to you.

[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:

Life is full of many, many events. While we tend to forget most of these events, some of them do stick to our memories because of their profound meanings and values to us. Anyway, I would like to talk about one such event which, well, has helped me become the person I am today.

It was about 10 years ago, and I had just finished high school while still living with my parents in my home town. So, naturally, it was time for me to go to university. But, I didn’t want to attend just “any” university as I had prepared myself, at least I thought so during that period of time, for attending the best business college in my country except, of course, I needed to pass a very hard and comprehensive university admission test before I could actually fulfil my dream.

Anyway, as if passing a hard test wasn’t enough of a problem, when I took the test, I was actually suffering from some really bad cough and fever. So, naturally, I thought that I wasn’t going to pass the test. But, luckily, to the best surprise of my life, I did pass the admission test, and I did manage to attend the University of my dream, far away from my home town.
This event was memorable to me mainly because it was after this event I started to feel more confident, which I really lacked up until that point, about my life and its overall goals. Besides, it made me feel really happy and emotional because my years of hard works and efforts had finally paid off, even though none of my family members or friends believed that I could actually pass the test because of my illness. Finally, and probably very importantly also, it allowed me to explore my life and the world around me on my own, away from the comfort of staying at home with my parents, while studying at one of best universities in my country.

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