Cue Card Sample

IELTS Cue Card # 211 - Describe any public event that you attended

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

Describe any public event (e.g. carnival, sports event, religious event, etc.) that you attended.

You should say:

  • what the event was
  • when you attended it
  • with whom you went there

and describe what you did at the event.


Model Answer 1:
This is an interesting topic for me because I have attended several public events before, and I must say that I have enjoyed almost all of them. So, today, I would like to talk about an event, which I attended about 6 years ago, in order to raise some funds for the flood victims of my country.

As I just mentioned earlier, it was a fundraising event, and I really felt very passionate about it as I also wanted to become a part of the noble effort. In fact, a significant part of my country was flooded that year because of heavy monsoon rain as well as some other man-made factors. Anyway, so when some of my friends asked me to attend the fundraising event, I immediately agreed.

Initially, I didn’t think that so many people would be attending the event because of significant damage in the road and transportation system of that part of my country, where I lived, but I was proved to be wrong because thousands of people attended the event with all kinds of material helps and support. By the way, the organizers of the event held a public concert, which included some of the famous bands and singers of my country, and a theatrical display of the sufferings and miseries of the people who were badly affected by the flood. At the event, a keynote speaker, who also happened to be a prominent social worker and member of parliament of my country, gave us an account of damage and destruction caused by one of the devastating floods in the history of our country.

Anyway, as for what I did at the event, I already collected some dry food and clothes, before coming to the event, so that the people, in charge of collecting the relief funds there, could distribute them among the affected people. Besides, since there were not enough volunteer there to take care of such a large gathering, I helped the event organizers to clean up the mess, like trash and food wastes, after it was over. 


Sample Answer 2:
Two or three years ago, I enjoyed a thrilling sports event, and I would like to talk about it. It was probably in the month of January, and I was a student at the university at that time. So, when I heard that the Argentina football team would come to our country and play a football match against our national team, I did not want to miss the opportunity to witness that match.

I had to struggle a lot to be able to manage the ticket of this tournament, but truly speaking, this was one of the most enjoyable football tournaments I have ever enjoyed in person in a crowded stadium. Though the Argentina football team was one of my most favourite teams, I definitely supported our national team from the very beginning. That was so thrilling an experience that it seems it was just yesterday!

I had to collect the ticket 5 days before the game, and on the day, I went to the national stadium with some of my friends. The game started at 3.30 pm and I noticed there were more than 20 thousand spectators at the stadium.

I attended the game with 4 of my friends, two of whom happened to be my roommates also, and we enjoyed it from the very first minute to the last. We sat in the front row of the north gallery and we enjoyed the whole game with anticipation and excitement. We shouted when our team did well, we showed our dismay when they performed badly. One of our friends took the national flag and he showed it during the game. We left the stadium in the evening and even though our team was defeated by the Argentina team, we were happy that our team competed well and performed quite good.


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Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:

  1. Describe a festival you attended.
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  3. Describe a sports event you have participated in.
  4. Describe a game or sports event you have watched.
  5. Describe a religious festival in your country.
  6. Describe a public event you recently enjoyed.
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