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Cue card 03 -When you went to an event and arrived early

Cue card 03 -When you went to an event and arrived early


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

Describe a time when you went to an event and arrived early.

You should say:

  • what the event was
  • where it was
  • why you arrived early

and say how you felt about arriving early.

Model Answer:
Some members of my family tell me that I was born late. No, seriously!  I mean, my birth was delayed because of some health complication of my dear mother.  I guess that’s probably the reason, I arrive late on most occasions despite my best efforts and intention. But, today, I would like to talk about a time when I actually managed to arrive early by overcoming all odds and challenges.

To tell the story, I would never forget about the day when my dear elder brother was celebrating his 12th wedding anniversary at his home, about a hundred kilometres away from my hometown, because it was on this occasion that I actually managed to arrive at an event early – a lot early.

By the way, even though, my brother is considerably older than me, we always have enjoyed a very special and friendly relationship between us. So, he had threatened me earlier that if I arrived at his 12th wedding anniversary late again, he would have simply packed me in a bag and thrown me into a gravity-defying spacecraft so that I could finally gain some “speed” in my life. Of course, it was a joke from my elder brother, but I could probably feel his frustration also a bit because on all the previous occasions, whether he was celebrating his birthdays or wedding anniversaries, I had always usually been the last person to arrive.

I am not too sure that an elder brother would actually appreciate such a callous behaviour from a younger brother like me, whom he (the elder brother) loves so much. So, around this time, I took it upon myself as a challenge to arrive early just for the sake of making my elder brother happy.

Anyway, after arriving early, I felt like I was finally coming of age and becoming a responsible person to respect the wishes of my loved ones. I also started to imagine how my elder brother would actually react after seeing me arriving so early. All in all, it was a feeling, worth a million dollars.

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