Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 120 - Describe a wedding ceremony you attended

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

Describe a wedding ceremony you attended.

You should say:

  •  when and where it was
  •  who were getting married
  •  what happened at the wedding

and explain what type of wedding ceremony it was.


Model Answer 1:
Talking about a happy and fun event like a wedding ceremony has always been a favourite subject for me because attending such happy occasions brings a lot of joy among the people while also gives an opportunity to witness a rare moment of the new beginning of life. Today, I would like to talk about one such wedding ceremony that I attended a few months ago.

I would like to say that it was a “marriage from heaven”. Some even called it “marriage of the year” because thousands of people attended it. By the way, a wedding ceremony, a traditional one in the cultural context of my country, of one of my first cousins, who also happened to be the only child and son of his parents. So, they made all kinds of arrangements, which included bringing some of the best catering people from the town to cook virtually all kinds of traditional and non-traditional delicious dishes and hiring a famous musical band of my country to play music, to make the wedding ceremony even more memorable.

The marriage had taken place at a local but very big party centre which could accommodate thousands of people. At the ceremony, the guests were busy greeting each other while enjoying some snacks. The music was being played at one corner of the party centre and some young people were also dancing to the tune of the music. One of the best things about that wedding ceremony was that the party centre was decorated with some marvellous lighting system, potted plants and some fresh flowers. And, of course, people dressed to kill to make the wedding ceremony look even more colourful and dreamy.
I enjoyed this wedding ceremony because there were so many nice things that were going on at the ceremony while it also followed the traditional values and customs of our culture. In fact, I would say that it was a wedding ceremony, which was enjoyed by all kinds of people of all ages from all over the city. It was an expensive wedding ceremony, but the fun was worth it.


Sample Answer 2:
One of the most memorable wedding programmes that I have ever attended and enjoyed is the wedding ceremony of my cousin whose name is Ruby. It was in the year 2017 and I was 21 years old at that time. If I remember it correctly, it was in the mid-summer, and I took a 4-day leave from my university to attend the programme in my hometown.

My cousin Ruby got married that day and she was the daughter of my eldest maternal uncle. Among our cousins, Ruby was the eldest, and she was 26 years old when she got married to a doctor. I was at the wedding from the very beginning, from shopping till the departure of the bride to her father-in-law's house.  The last part was a sad experience for all of us when our beloved cousin Ruby left the house to start a new life.

To celebrate the day, the house and the yard in front of it were decorated marvellously. We celebrated the ceremony for 3 whole days and hundreds of relatives and neighbours came to congratulate the bride and they brought gifts for the new couple. The host prepared several delicious dishes and people wore their best dresses in the programme. People enjoyed the festivity, colourful decoration, food and the opportunity to sing and dance to the music.

It was a traditional wedding that followed the general customs of our country. It was nothing different from the traditional marriages that are generally performed in most of the part of the country. In fact, we enjoyed the wedding because a typical marriage ceremony in our country has lots of interesting and enjoyable parts that people celebrate with boundless joy. We mostly followed those customs and thoroughly enjoyed the whole wedding programme for three whole days. 


Similar Cue Card Topics:

Your ability to talk about this topic would enable you to talk about the following topics as well:

  1. Describe a celebration you recently joined.
  2. Describe a party you remember well.
  3. Describe a ceremony you enjoyed participating.
  4. Describe a family programme you recently celebrated.
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