Cue Card Sample

Describe a situation when you found something - Cue Card # 683

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

Describe a situation when you found something.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • what it was
  • what you did with it

and explain how you felt when you found this item.

[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:
Thank you for choosing this topic for me. I don’t really think that I found many things in the past that were noteworthy. However, there were only a couple of occasions, when I found something valuable and noteworthy. Now, I would like to talk about one of those rare occasions when I found something all of a sudden.

It was about a few years ago when I was visiting one of the busiest tourist resorts in my country with some of my friends. The visitors there usually remain in a very relaxed mood because they want to make the best use of their vacation time by enjoying as much as they can. The situation was pretty much the same all over the resort whether they were enjoying their time at a regular restaurant or spending a few nights at a luxury hotel. I, along with my friends, was also in the same frame of mind where the last thing, we were expecting, was to find some valuable items, left by some “careless” visitors.

But, that’s exactly what happened to me when we went to a hotel room. Anyway, everything was looking so clean and organized in the room.  But, when I was taking a shower in the bathroom, I noticed that my bathtub was not exactly emptying its water as fast as it was supposed to. So, I decided to take a look at the “drain” of the bathtub through which, the water was supposed to pass. There, I noticed something “metallic” which was blocking the “drain”. After taking a closer look, I made sure that the item was nothing but a “golden ring”. So, I immediately took it to the reception and informed the person in charge of the item.

And, after finding the item, I immediately wanted to return it to its rightful owner except, of course, I just didn’t know who he/she really was. I also wondered why the housekeeping people didn’t notice the ‘slow passage’ of water through the bathtub drain. Finally, I also felt that the owner of that ring must have left the room in a hurry before even noticing what he/she was exactly missing or leaving behind.

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Naval Singh Rathore
Excellent answer.