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Describe a cold winter morning you remember - Cue Card # 691

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

Describe a cold winter morning you remember.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • what you were doing
  • what the temperature was like

and explain why you remember this particularly cold winter morning.

[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:
To tell the truth, remembering a cool winter is among the least favourite thing to do for me, simply because I try to run away from winter as far as I can. But, no matter how far I try to run, I do have to suffer from “the bite” of winter pretty much every year, just like I did about a few years ago.

As I have already mentioned earlier, I don’t really like winter.  But, I am pretty sure that Mother Nature doesn’t really care whether I like it or not, just as it didn’t care on a morning in mid-December when I needed to pick up my aunt from the airport. As soon as I woke up and took a peek through my window, I immediately knew that it was going to be a cold morning as I could see fog covering the landscape above the ground. For a minute, I thought that I would wait until the sun had come out but then decided against it, as my aunt wouldn’t like the delay.

So, I took a taxi and hit the road after wearing all kinds of warm clothes to protect me from the assault of a cold winter morning, as the temperature on that day was probably as low as minus 5 degree Celsius. But, after arriving at the airport, I came to know that there was a flight delay for about two hours because of low visibility in the sky. So, I had no other option but to wait at the airport in open cold, until my aunt arrived, as the airport authority had restricted our access to the arrival lounge because of security reasons.

So why do I remember this particularly cold winter morning? Well, I remember this winter morning because it was really cold for my liking. Besides, travelling to the airport and waiting there for about 2 hours in extreme cold was a very troubling experience for me. Finally, I remember it because there was too much fog in the atmosphere on that day, and I was afraid of having an accident because of the low visibility of the road.

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