Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card Sample 111 - A birthday celebration you have attended recently

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

Describe a birthday celebration you have attended recently.

You should say:

  • whose birthday it was
  • who attended the party
  • where it took place

and explain how much you enjoyed this birthday celebration.


Model Answer 1:

In this busy life, we don’t really get enough time to enjoy much social and family life, despite our best efforts and intention. Still, whatever spare time we manage, we try to make the best use of it, just like I did recently by attending a birthday party.

It was the birthday of one of my close friends who lives in a different city.  I would have almost forgotten about this birthday if I hadn’t tried to organize the desk of my living room. In fact, it was on that desk that I found the little note, I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, about the special occasion and its date. Luckily it fell on a weekend, so it was really a great opportunity for me, after all, to enjoy a little social life.

Anyway, the "birthday" party took place at the residence of my good friend who lives in a rather large house with his entire family, including his parents, wife and a couple of his siblings. The birthday party was also attended by a number of our common friends and a number of close relatives of my friend. I think that there were about 50 people altogether, who attended the birthday party, and all of them were enjoying their time in a very friendly atmosphere while enjoying some snacks and soft drinks also at the same time. Finally, the time for the cake cutting ceremony arrived, and we all sang the “happy birthday” song to wish a very happy and long life for my friend. After spending about a couple of happy and fun hours at the party, we ended it on a good note with a light dinner meal to satisfy our appetite.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the birthday party of my friend as it allowed me to forget about the worries of my life for a while. Besides, at the party, I felt free to laugh with my heart’s content and crack any jokes with my friends after a long time. All in all, it was a great birthday celebration which made everybody happy.


Sample Answer 2:

I would like to talk about the birthday celebration that I attended 2/3 months ago. It was one of my friends' birthday who turned 25 that day. My friend's name is Ryan and his parents wanted to celebrate his birthday just before his departure to the United Kingdom. Ryan invited almost all of his close friends and 6-7 of us attended the birthday celebration together. Apart from us, there were as many as 100 other people present on the occasion. I did not know most of them but my guess is that they would be mostly Ryan's relatives, neighbours and his father's colleagues.

The party was celebrated at my friend's house at (...tell a city name....). We went there together and bought a present for Ryan. After reaching there, Ryan and his parents warmly welcomed us. Later on, Ryan introduced us to his relatives and to some of his neighbours. We were astonished when we saw the huge birthday cake. 25 candles of different colours were lit around the cake and the whole house was redecorated for the occasion. Anybody could say that some occasion was going on in this house without knowing anything.

We sang the birthday song when Ryan cut the cake. We congratulated him and wished him a prosperous life ahead. Then we ate cake and had a good feast. The foods were delicious and good. We, friends of our circle, went to visit a nearby place and sang different songs. In the evening we went to Ryan's house again and attended a raffle draw. That was a very exciting part of the birthday celebration. Then after a few minutes, we left the party and went to our homes. 


Similar Cue Card Topics:

If you can talk about this cue card topic, you should be able to answer the following topics as well:

  1. Describe a family celebration you attended recently
  2. Describe a party you attended
  3. Describe a birthday party of your friend.
  4. Describe a celebration you remember well
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