IELTS Cue Card Sample 185 - Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time

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

Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time.

You should say:

  • what the object is
  • where it came from
  • how long it has been in your family

and explain why your family has kept it.

Model Answer:
Some of the books which once owned and used by my grandfather are still kept with care in our house. My grandfather was a doctor and he kept his medical books and reference books with him. When he died, I was a 5 years old kid and can hardly remember things about him. But I heard that he was a great person and a first-class doctor. Everyone in our locality revered him and respected him very much. After his death, my father took one of his used tables, an armchair, and a big portrait of my grand-grandfather and some of my grandfather’s books as the remembrance of his memory. Among those things my grandfather’s medical books survived and are still reserved in our bookshelf.

These books would be more than 70-80 years old and we have those books on our shelf for the last 20 years. The caretakers sometimes bring out those books and clean those and finally put them on the shelf again. These books are mainly the academic books of my grandfather's medical college and some of the reference books for his practice as a doctor. I once opened some of the books when I was a school boy and found almost everything very obscure. Basically, they are medical related terms and that's why seemed jargon to me.

My family has kept these books as the souvenir of my grandfather's memory. My father was very beloved by my grandfather and I am sure he esteemed my grandfather very much. These books are the only tangible belongings my father has which were used by my grandfather and conveys my grandfather's reminiscences. Though these books do not have their material values but they are priceless to our family and remind us the precious memory of our grandfather.

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