An age/stage in your life you enjoyed most – IELTS Cue Card Sample 101
Describe an age/stage you enjoyed mostly in your life.
You should say:
- what the age/stage was
- what did you like to do back then
- who you enjoyed mostly back then
- and explain why you really like that age/stage.
When it comes to talking about the past, I am of the custom to talk about the year when I was 15 and in the last year of secondary school, as it is the time I enjoyed mostly in my life.
At that time, my friends and I had a really hectic schedule to prepare for entering high school. It was really a nerve-racking period of time when we were up to our eyes in assignments and revision. However, as all of my class mates enjoyed each other’s company so much and were so close to each other, we tried to share happy moments with each other as much as possible, in parallel with finishing all of our tasks at school. Because we didn’t have much spare time, we managed to capture our best moments in break time. Instead of going on a trip together, we shared with others every tiny things in our daily life, which helped connect our souls. Though that time was hard to us all, as we had been under a lot of pressure to be able to be admitted by high-ranked high school, the friend among us helped all of us relieve stress, lift up our spirits and recharge our energy to make concerted efforts to get into our desired schools. At the time, friendship was really the most wonderful thing to me.
Now, when we’re all grown-up and have to live a hectic life to make end meets, we still try to cement our relationship. Sometimes, we have a whale of a time in our reunions when we’re taking a trip down memory lanes about those good old days, when we were carefree and so close to each others. Those memories are the most beautiful things we have had together, which helps build up our long lasting friendship until now.
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- When it comes to (doing) something: Speaking about
Eg: When it comes to eating, nobody can beat Raj.
- Be of the custom to V: likely to V
Eg: I am of the custom to talk about the past
- Nerve-wracking: making you very nervous or worried
Eg: Addressing the chief guest was nerve-wracking for me.
- Up to one’s eyes in something: to have a very large amount of something to do or deal with
Eg: Meera used her credit card so much that she’s now up to her eyes in debt.
- Enjoyed each other’s company: to like spending time with someone
Eg: My best friend and I enjoy each other’s company.
- In parallel with: do 2 things at the same time
Eg: We have to conduct the campaign in parallel with keeping goods available in all store.
- Concerted: Deliberate and determined
Eg: Even if she did make a concerted effort to achieve a level of eloquence or originality in her work, she does not imagine that many readers would notice or care
- Make end meets: earn enough money to meet basic needs
Eg: It was very difficult for the old man to make ends meet.
- Cement one’s relationship: to make a relationship stronger
Eg: Rose cemented her relationship with her neighbour.
- Have a whale of a time: to have an exciting or fun time; to have a big time
Eg: I had a whale of a time with my cousins last week.
- Take a trip down memory lane: To reminisce over memories of past events, especially happy ones
Eg: when I take a trip down the memory lane, I realise how stupid I had been.
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