IELTS Cue Card Sample 31 - Describe a happy event of your life

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

Describe a happy event of your life.

You should talk about:

  • What  the event was
  • When it occurred
  • Why it was a memorable and happy event for you

And give any details of the event.

Follow-up Questions:

  • What makes people happy?
  • Do you believe money can bring happiness in life?
  • Why childhood is the best time for so many people?

Possible Answer:
There are numerous happy events in my life that I can recall and among those, I would like to talk about the day that I was blessed with a little sister. This was an event that I still recall vividly. I was then only 7-8 years old and when I saw a little angel was crying on my mother's lap, I became the happiest man in the world. I was the only son of my parents and when I heard that I will have another sibling, I got very excited and I was counting days when this brother/ sister of mine will come. I speculated and imagined lots of things I would do with my sibling. The day that my sister came into the world was one of the happiest days of my life.

For the first time, I felt a strong urge to kiss this little fairy child. She was so beautiful and adorable that I thanked God for the gift. My mother asked me to hold her and kiss her but I was afraid to touch her as I thought that might hurt her. I felt like I was flying on that day. My mother gave birth of the baby in a hospital and I was so happy and attached to the event that I denied returning home at night. I stayed in the hospital cabin for about 4-5 days till my mother and sister came home. I came back home with the most precious gift of the world. 

Tips for answering this Cue card topic: 

You are free to talk about any events of your life that made you happy. You should mention the event, when it happened, what you did and how it made you happy. You can pick a topic that you remember well and can describe fluently. Some of the events which generally make us happy are given bellow that you can follow to generate ideas: 
  • Someone gave you a gift. 
  • One of your birthday celebrations. 
  • You did a mentionable thing which was appreciated by others. 
  • Your academic achievement like getting a scholarship or doing remarkably well in academic exams/ public exams. 
  • You got the news to get admitted in an educational institute where you dreamed of studying. 
  • You did something for the first time in like swimming, cycling, driving etc. 
  • One of your relatives got healed from a disease. 
  • You got a job. 
  • Your father/mother gave you a gift.
  • A newborn was born in your family. 
  • You overcome an obstacle or bad habit you had. 
  • You went to visit a new country/ city/ recreational place/ historic place. 
  • You helped someone and s/he was very grateful for you. 
  • News related to you was published in a newspaper or was broadcasted on the TV. 
  • You were granted a scholarship/ admission in a college/ university. 
If you can answer this cue card question you would also be able to answer the following cue card topics: 
1. Describe a memorable event of your life. 
2. Describe an achievement you have in your life. 
3. Talk about an event when you helped someone. 
4. Talk about an academic success you had. 
5. Describe happy childhood memory you have. 
6. Describe a gift you got in your childhood. 
7. Describe a piece of news that made you very happy. 
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