When you organized a happy event successfully - Cue Card # 763

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

Describe a time when you organized a happy event successfully.

You should say:

  • what the event was
  • who helped you organize it
  • what you had to do to organise it

and explain why you think it was a successful event.

[Instruction: 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 can be called many things, but I don’t think that I can be called an “organizer - like a (political) party organizer or a sports organizer - of anything. This is simply because I just don’t have the required patience or ability to become one. But, still, for some “mysterious reasons”, when my classmates gave me the task to organize a “farewell party” for one of my teachers at the junior college, I just couldn’t say “no” to them.

So, I started to chalk out different kinds of plans to make the event successful and a happy one. Of course, most of my classmates were rather generous in helping me along the way, but I just wasn’t able to put a perfect plan together until I had gone to our senior school supervisor. It was actually that supervisor who made my life easier, as far as organizing that event was concerned, by offering me some advice on how to best design a farewell card for a teacher who is starting a better role at a different school, what kinds of gifts to buy, proper sitting arrangement for the teachers and students, decoration of the auditorium, and so forth.

By the way, to make the event even more special, I also had to dig into the piles of age-old newspapers to find and collect a special picture in which the teacher can be seen receiving the “best teacher’s award” from the city mayor. In fact, it was the memory of this picture which brought little tears to the eyes of our favourite calculus teacher who had taught at our college for almost 10 years without any complaint.

Well, in the end, it was indeed a very happy and successful event because it actually had managed to bring all our school staff together to show some genuine and heartfelt appreciation for the outgoing teacher. Besides, it was a successful event because it had managed to bring back the memories of some of the old but very precious moments that my favourite college had witnessed in the past.

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