IELTS CUE CARD: A TIME YOU WAITED FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL TO HAPPEN. Study the sample answer of this topic and observe how the speaker developed his monologue. Learn how he applied topic vocabulary and collocations that helped him utilize his English communication skills better.
Talking about one occasion that you waited for that special moment to happen in your life is never complicated at all as we all experience this many times in our lives. The sample answer below can surely help you get ideas on how to tell a story in a more creative way that can help you achieve a band 7.0 or even a band 9.0.
Describe a time you waited for something special to happen
You should say:
What you waited for
Where you waited
Why it was special
And explain how you felt while you were waiting
INSTANCES WHEN WE WAIT FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL
- New Year Countdown with Fireworks Display
- Lunch/Dinner Date/Wedding Day
- Oath Taking of One’s Profession (doctor, lawyer, nurse, teacher, etc.)
- Meeting Someone Special / Seeing A Loved One After Many Years of Separation
- Job Promotion
- Sports Event
SPECIAL = SYNONYMS: important, unusual, valuable, memorable
ADJ. for WAITING = nervous, nerve-racking (extremely nervous), anxious, excited, thrilled, long
ADV. for WAITING = impatiently, tensely, uneasily, breathlessly, anxiously
After more than a year of not seeing and spending time with my parents because of the pandemic and stricter travel restrictions, I finally met them just recently during my mom’s 80th birthday. It was incredibly special that never had I thought of missing them so much.
Well, I’m actually living alone because of work and my hometown is 500 miles away from the place where I’m currently living. Before the pandemic, I made sure to see them thrice a year, during their birthdays and Christmas holidays. It’s our culture to spend time with our parents during special days, and I’m so proud of that culture of ours as it always reminds us to appreciate our parents.
However, when the news about the pandemic broke, the movement got harder and harder – lockdowns, travel restrictions here and there (in different places), and the issue of safety ruined my yearly plan of seeing them. It was completely challenging for me to catch up with (to talk to someone after not seeing them for a long time) my parents since both of them aren’t tech-savvy (proficient in the use of modern technologies). They didn’t know how to use smartphones and no one could teach them how to use the internet since they live remotely. So, the only means of communication was the telephone. Actually, I regretted not spending time teaching them how to use Skype, Facebook Messenger, or any social applications, when I was with them. If only I had taught them how to use smart devices or the internet, we wouldn’t have difficulty communicating with one another.
So, a month ago, travel restrictions were lifted, and I was inexplicably (cannot be explained) excited since I could visit my parents after more than a year. Although months before last month, the travel regulations were adjusted, still I didn’t gamble traveling because I was unvaccinated and so were my parents. I was scared that I might get contracted with the virus and make them contracted too. To be continued…
SO what other ideas can you add? If you’re to complete this sample monologue, how will you fully develop this story? Be creative! Make use of your imaginative skills.
Anyway, the most awaited day finally came. I couldn’t contain my happiness (couldn’t prevent myself from feeling happy) seeing them. I was a bit teary-eyed, I’m not really an emotional guy but I just couldn’t help myself then. My mom said that my presence or my arrival was the best birthday present she received on her 80th birthday. It was lovely and memorable. And one important lesson I learned from that experience and this pandemic is that spend time with your loved ones, don’t make any excuses because everyone’s time in this world is limited and you’ll never know when’s the last time you’re gonna see them.
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1. DESCRIBE A PERSON WHO SOLVED A PROBLEM IN A SMART WAY
2. DESCRIBE A TIME YOU WERE FRIENDLY TO SOMEONE YOU DIDN’T LIKE
3. DESCRIBE A BUSINESSMAN YOU ADMIRE
4. DESCRIBE A TIME YOU WAITED FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL TO HAPPEN
5. DESCRIBE A CREATIVE PERSON WHOSE WORK YOU ADMIRE
6. DESCRIBE A HABIT YOUR FRIEND HAS AND YOU WANT TO DEVELOP
7. DESCRIBE A FAMOUS ATHLETE YOU KNOW
8. DESCRIBE AN EXCITING BOOK THAT YOU ENJOYED READING
9. DESCRIBE A CAFE YOU LIKE TO VISIT
10. DESCRIBE A TIME YOU GOT UP EARLY
11. DESCRIBE A DIFFICULT DECISION YOU ONCE MADE
12. DESCRIBE A FOREIGN PERSON WHO YOU HAVE HEARD WHO IS INTERESTING
13. DESCRIBE A GOOD SERVICE YOU RECEIVED
14. DESCRIBE A TRIP BY BICYCLE/MOTORCYCLE/CAR YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE
15. DESCRIBE A PLACE YOU VISITED ON VACATION
16. DESCRIBE AN ACTIVITY YOU USUALLY DO THAT WASTES YOUR TIME
17. DESCRIBE A THING ON WHICH YOU SPENT MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED
18. DESCRIBE A PERSON WHO IMPRESSED YOU THE MOST IN PRIMARY SCHOOL DAYS
19. DESCRIBE A SKILL THAT WAS DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO LEARN
20. DESCRIBE A TIME YOU FELT PROUD OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBER
21. DESCRIBE A DIFFICULT THING THAT YOU DID
22. DESCRIBE A TIME YOU MOVED TO A NEW HOME OR SCHOOL
23. DESCRIBE A TIME YOU GAVE ADVICE TO SOMEONE
24. DESCRIBE SOMETHING YOU ARE INTERESTED TO LEARN OR IMPROVE
25. DESCRIBE A FAMOUS PERSON YOU’RE INTERESTED IN
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