Cue Card Sample

Weekend that you enjoyed and still remember - Cue Card # 734

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

Describe a weekend that you enjoyed and still remember.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • what you did during this weekend
  • how much you enjoyed it

and explain why you still remember 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 1:

Oh, thank you for this interesting topic. In fact, I can recall many such weekends that I enjoyed a lot. But one particular weekend, that I would like to talk about, stands out for a vibrant mosaic of joy, laughter, and unforgettable moments that time hasn't dimmed.

When it was:
This extraordinary weekend unfolded during the balmy days of early summer this year, a welcome respite from the routine that beckoned for adventure and relaxation.

What you did during this weekend:
The weekend commenced with a spontaneous road trip with friends to a quaint coastal town. The sunlit landscapes and the promise of salty sea breezes set the stage for an escapade filled with exploration and camaraderie. Our itinerary was delightfully unplanned, allowing the winds of spontaneity to guide our choices.

We meandered through cobbled streets, discovering hidden cafes that promised aromatic delights. The afternoons were marked by laughter echoing through the narrow alleys as we savored local delicacies. As the sun dipped below the horizon, we found ourselves on a secluded beach, toes in the sand, watching hues of orange and pink paint the sky.

How much you enjoyed it:
The joy of that weekend wasn't just in the scenic landscapes or the sumptuous meals; it lay in the shared laughter, the impromptu dance on the beach, and the camaraderie that transcended the ordinary. Every moment was infused with the richness of friendship and the thrill of exploration.

And explain why you still remember it:
This weekend remains etched in my memory not merely due to the picturesque settings but because it encapsulated the essence of living in the moment. The spontaneity, the shared laughter, the beauty of discovering a new place with old friends—these elements wove together an unforgettable tapestry.

Moreover, this weekend serves as a nostalgic refuge—a reminder of the simplicity and beauty that unfolds when one embraces the unplanned. That weekend, bathed in the glow of the setting sun and the warmth of friendships, remains a cherished chapter in the book of my experiences.

Model Answer 2:
Weekends usually are reserved for some relaxation and fun. But, unfortunately, my weekends aren’t exactly like this since I have to work during the weekends also, most of the time. But, luckily, I got a rare free weekend about a few months ago when I really enjoyed my time.

But, before I tell you what I really did during that weekend, or how much I relished it, let me first tell you how I really had managed to get that free weekend, even though, I was very much scheduled to work during that weekend. But, things got a little interesting when I received a call from one of my co-workers, just the evening before the weekend, in which, he told me that he was going to fill in for me on that weekend. When I asked, why he would want to work for me on that weekend, he simply told me that it would allow him the opportunity to stay away from his “mother-in-law” who was coming to visit his wife on that weekend. Needless to say, I didn’t say a word after learning the reason from my co-worker because I also know how difficult the “mother-in-laws” can really be sometimes!

Anyway, I did everything, I could, to enjoy the weekend, which included visiting some of my close relatives who I hadn’t seen in a long time. I also watched some of my "favourite" and "old" movies with my family. Apart from that, I spent a whole afternoon doing some shopping in order to buy myself some fashionable and trendy clothes. All in all, it was a terrific weekend for me.

I remember this weekend, mainly because it allowed me to spend some quality time with my family members and relatives in a very relaxing mood which happens with me only on some rare occasions. I remember it also because it allowed me to freely roam around outside and do things without feeling the stress of work after a long, long time.

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