Cue Card Sample

Describe a time when you were excited - Cue Card # 721

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

Describe a time when you were excited.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • where you were
  • who were with you

and explain why you were so excited.

[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:
Many things happen in our lives that make us happy and excited. So, anyway, today, I would like to talk about one such event that made me excited immensely, and it was when I got my first job about six years ago.

Back then, I had just finished university and came back to my hometown in order to live with my parents until I found a job. Of course, my parents were not exactly in a hurry like me, as far as finding a job was concerned since they rather wanted me to stay with them and start some kind of business instead. But, I wanted to get a job in a big city and leave my little old town even though I love it very much.

So, I started to apply for jobs, one after another, but soon I realized that getting a decent job wasn’t exactly a very easy thing. But, I didn’t want to give up on my mission of looking for a job. So, for the next 6/7 months, all I did was search for new jobs everywhere and apply for them. Then, one day, I got an interview call from one of the prestigious accounting firms in my country, and that too was from a town which wasn’t too far away from me. Then, the life-changing moment arrived one day when I got an interview call from one of the renowned accounting firms in my country and was offered a job on the spot.

 It was one of the most exciting moments of my life, but unfortunately, there was nobody with me then to share the excitement.

Anyway, I was so excited because it opened up many windows of opportunities that were lying ahead of my life. I was thrilled also because it would allow me to move out of my little town and explore the world a little on my own. Finally, needless to say, the prospect of earning a lot of money in the future was also something which excited me after getting my first job.

Model Answer 2:
Here, I'd like to share a moment of profound excitement from my life—the day of my high school graduation. It was an event that marked the culmination of years of hard work and learning, making it a truly special day.

This exciting day unfolded a few years ago, on the day of my high school graduation ceremony. The entire journey through high school had been a mix of challenges, growth, and camaraderie, and this day signified the completion of that significant chapter.

The graduation ceremony took place at our school's auditorium, a familiar space that had witnessed countless lectures, exams, and, most importantly, the forging of lasting friendships. It was a setting that added a layer of nostalgia to the excitement, as we prepared to bid farewell to this chapter of our lives.

Surrounded by my classmates, teachers, and family members, the atmosphere was charged with a sense of accomplishment and pride. My friends, who had been my companions in both academic and extracurricular pursuits, shared the same excitement, creating an atmosphere of celebration.

The excitement stemmed from the realization that we had successfully navigated the challenges of high school and were now poised to step into a new phase of life. The anticipation of the unknown future, the joy of completing a significant milestone, and the pride of making it through the academic journey—all contributed to an overwhelming sense of excitement.

The culmination of the ceremony, with the traditional cap toss and the cheers of family and friends, marked the beginning of a new adventure. The prospect of new opportunities, friendships, and the chance to explore different fields filled me with eagerness and a sense of optimistic anticipation.

In retrospect, that day remains etched in my memory not just as a celebration of academic achievements but as a moment that encapsulated the spirit of transition and the thrill of embracing the unknown.

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