IELTS Cue Card Sample 106 Topic: Describe someone who is your online friend
Describe someone who is your online friend.
You should say:
- who is he/she
- how you know him/her
- how long you two are friends
- and explain how you two maintain the online friendship.
Sample Answer 1
In this era of technology and social media, we can meet people who live thousands of miles away from us without hassle. Today, social media has allowed us to communicate virtually anywhere. This phenomenon has changed social norms and conventions. Presently, online friendships are common, especially among young people. An online friend that I would like to talk about is Lily.
Lily and I have been friends since 2018, we met during an online workshop on literature, and that’s how we became friends. Although I am yet to meet Lily in person, I have known her for quite some time. Lily is a year younger than me and is pursuing an English Literature degree in the United Kingdom. She is a British citizen and resides in Glasgow with her family.
Its been almost four years since Lily and I became friends online. We both have been through a lot of ups and downs during this period of time. Lily has always been a supportive and caring friend over the years. She has helped me on numerous occasions to overcome tough situations. The two of us became much closer friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we also have a blog where we both publish our writeups now and then.
Although it is tough for Lily and me to meet each other since we live in different parts of the world, we maintain contact on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. We also talk on Skype or Zoom calls and even watch movies together on these platforms.
Sample Answer 2
Since social media has become a platform for communication, I’ve made few friends online in-spite of being an introvert. One of those friends is Hung.
I met him a year ago, when I joined a 2-month-training-course in Saigon. As my hometown is in Hanoi, I had to live apart from my family in a rented house. I was a bit lonely at that time as I didn’t know many people in Saigon. There were moments when I felt so empty that I wanted to go out for a walk, and call someone but there was no one I could call. It made everything even worse for me. Thus, I decided to use a dating mobile application to find someone to talk with.
Immediately, I connected to some people living near me. We had a chat but they were not much fun. I almost gave up on getting a new online friend when I connected with him. Despite my late replies, Hung seemed to be very patient. He was willing to listen to all of my stories, giving me courage and motivation. Moreover, I worked in the same field with him so we had a lot of things in common. Gradually, we set up a strong friendship. I was about to meet him on my last days in Saigon but some unexpected events took place, preventing us from meeting in person.
However, we’re still good friends until now, after 1 year. Though we live far away from each other, we always support and keep in touch with each other. I do hope that we will have a chance to meet each other the next time I take a business trip to Saigon.
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- Introvert: someone who is shy, quiet, and unable to make friends easily.
Eg: As he is an introvert, he doesn’t like to talk much in front of the class.
- Have things in common: have same things with other.
Eg: We work in the same field so we have a lot of things in common.
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