Cue Card Sample

Something interesting happened in your school - Cue Card # 692

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

Describe something interesting that happened in your school.

You should say:

  • what event it was
  • how old you were then
  • who were there

and explain what was interesting about 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:
I have had the opportunity to enjoy many fun and interesting events when I was attending elementary and high schools as a young boy. I really like this particular cue card topic because it has allowed me to recall one such interesting thing, which happened about 10/11 years ago when I was about 13 years old.

I was lucky to have attended a great high school, not only because of its great educational curriculum but also because of its great location. In fact, it was located in between a big lake on one side and a big, beautiful “Mahogany” garden on the other. Apart from its interesting and attractive surroundings, my high school also used to attract some beautiful “guest birds” every winter from thousands of miles away, probably from other countries.

Of course, we were already used to seeing the activities of these birds every winter, playing in our school lake and the big, empty playground behind our school, but it was different during one winter. In fact, in that winter, we could see some video cameramen and journalists, probably invited by our school authority, were trying to film and photograph the visiting birds. It became even more fun and interesting for us as we were also allowed to be filmed and photographed with them in action. We also noticed with pleasant surprise that the birds were acting like as if they were also enjoying our attention while also eating our food! Many of us even tried to count how many birds were actually there, visiting our school, but they soon found out that there were just too many to count!

Anyway, “expedition into the world of the guest birds”, as we called it, was indeed one of the most interesting experiences of my life, as it allowed me to interact with some of the most unique and beautiful birds up until then as a young boy. Besides, showing my pictures in action with the birds, along with other friends of mine, on some leading national daily newspapers for the first time, was something I would never forget.

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