IELTS Cue Card Sample 133 Topic : Describe a pleasant surprise you had.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:

Describe a pleasant surprise you had.

You should say:

  • when and where it happened
  • who gave you the surprise
  • why they gave you the surprise
  • and explain how you felt about it.


For my last birthday, I was given a pleasant surprise by my boyfriend. At that time, I was on a business trip in Venice. Thus, I had expected that I would have a boring birthday without my beloved friends and family. That expectation made me feel so empty and depressed for a while. To brighten my mood, I took a day off to go around the city alone.

On my birthday, I woke up at 7 a.m but stayed in bed until 8 a.m when I received a call from my boyfriend. I’d thought that he’d call to wish me for my birthday. Though I was fully aware of that fact, to be honest, I felt a bit hurt. But it turned out to be a great surprise from him because he took the early morning flight to get to my place in the beginning of the day. I was deliriously happy that I immediately jumped out of the bed. By the moment I opened the door of my hotel room, I could see a lovely man with flower in hand and bright smile on his face. He gave me a warm hug that I melted in. Then, we spent a day together to explore the city and enjoy a special cuisine there.

I was over the moon when I saw him. Until now, it is still the most pleasant surprise I have ever had, which reminds me to appreciate his efforts to make me happy, and to make me remain deeply in love with him.


  • For a while: for a period of time.
  • be fully aware of sth: know sth for sure

Ex: Though I was fully aware of that fact, to be honest, I felt a bit hurt.

  • deliriously happy: extremely happy

Ex: I was deliriously happy when I achieved Band 8.0 in IELTS.

  • over the moon: so happy, delighted

Ex: When he sent me flowers and a note, I was over the moon.

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