Cue Card Sample

Person you met again after a long time - Cue Card # 714

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

Describe a person you recently met again after a long time.

You should say:

  • who the person was
  • where you met him/her
  • why/how you met him/her again

and explain if you would like to get to know this person better.

[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:
Life is like a big journey where we meet all kinds of people at different times and under different circumstances. Sometimes, we remember some of them while we forget about many others. I guess that forgetting about people, who we don’t see often, is just a human nature just like I forgot about the young banker, whom I met a long time ago.

But, very recently, I met this young banker again at a local shopping centre when I went there to buy some regular household stuff. Interestingly, it was not me who recognized him first, but rather it was the young banker (not so young anymore though) who called me with my name from behind. I looked back, but initially, I had no clue as to who that person could really be. So, I just kept staring at him until he came forward and introduced me as the young banker who I met about 8 years ago at a bank in another city.

Slowly but surely, my memories started to come back to me when he reminded me how I forgot to pick up my bank chequebook and left the city. It was then that I clearly remembered how that young banker fellow at that time called me from his bank and informed me about my lost chequebook. Later on, this kind banker actually took all the pains to mail me my lost chequebook via a courier service.

Anyway, after meeting him again at the shopping centre after such a long time, I felt like he deserved a very special thank from me again for his sincere efforts to send me back my bank chequebook.

Well, after meeting the young banker, I learned a very important lesson which was that we should always remember the good deeds of the people if not the people themselves. I didn’t care to remember the banker, but the banker cared to remember me, which proves that he is a genuinely nice, responsible and caring person. And, if we don’t like to get to know a nice, responsible and caring person, then who we will!?


Model Answer 2:
The person I recently reconnected with after a long time was an old college friend named Sarah, whom I hadn't seen in almost five years. As soon as I looked at this topic, I knew that I would like to talk about Sarah.

Sarah and I were close friends during our college years, sharing classes, late-night study sessions, and the ups and downs of campus life. However, life took us on different paths after graduation, and we lost touch as we pursued our respective careers in different cities.

The unexpected reunion took place at a mutual friend's wedding, which was held in our hometown. It was a joyous celebration, and the venue was filled with laughter, music, and the shared memories of our college days. 

Our reunion was a delightful surprise. As we exchanged pleasantries and caught up on the years that had passed, it became evident that both of us were excited to see each other again. The wedding festivities provided a natural context for us to reconnect, and we spent a significant part of the evening reminiscing about college, sharing anecdotes, and updating each other on our lives.

Absolutely, I would like to get to know Sarah better. Our brief encounter at the wedding reignited the camaraderie we once shared. Given the shared history and the comfort that comes with reconnecting with an old friend, I believe there's potential for a renewed friendship. We exchanged contact information with promises to catch up more intentionally in the future.

The reunion served as a reminder of the value of long-lasting friendships and the joy that comes with reconnecting with someone who has been a meaningful part of one's past. I'm genuinely looking forward to exploring the possibility of rekindling our friendship and creating new memories together.

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