Cue Card Sample

Describe a special cake you received from others - Cue Card # 791

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

Describe a special cake you received from others.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • who gave it to you
  • why he or she gave it to you

and explain why this cake was so special.

[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:

No doubt that while we generally all like to eat cake on all occasions, whether it is on a birthday, wedding anniversary or graduation ceremony, a birthday is probably the only occasion when we have to have a special cake. Today, I would like to talk about one such birthday cake which I received from a favourite high school teacher.

I received this cake on my 16th birthday right after graduating from high school. Now, this particular birthday was not like any other of my previous birthdays because it coincided with my graduation, and lots of guests had attended it. Included among those guests also were most of my classmates and a few of my teachers. Of course, my family had invited all of my high school teachers to the party, but only a few could have attended it.

Anyway, on this special birthday, while different guests brought different kinds of birthday gifts, one of my teachers had a different idea. In fact, while all of my guests were quite happy to give me some kinds of “objects” or material things, this good teacher of mine had decided to give me a very special strawberry and chocolate cake.

Now, I am not too sure exactly why he decided to give me that cake, even though we already had a rather large cake to celebrate my birthday, but I am assuming that he just wanted to look a bit “different” from the rest of the crowd. Besides, I also think that he brought this cake to my birthday because he also wanted his students to remember him in a rather special way.

But, whatever was the reason, for which, my teacher decided to give me the cake, it, no doubt, was a very special cake, not only because it tasted exceeding delicious, but also because it had some of the best decorations I have ever seen on a cake. It was special also because it had come out of a very “special consideration” from one of my favourite teachers.

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