Describe a recent event that made you happy: IELTS Cue Card Sample 39
Describe a special day that made you happy/Describe a recent event that made you happy
You should say:
- what you did
- where you were
- who you were with
- and explain why it made you happy
Sample Answer 1
Life is a marvelous treasure of surprises and I believe it’s all in the way one looks upon it that makes all the difference. Today I am going to talk about the day, which probably won’t be a gaiety moment for all, but for me, it was. It dates back to 2016, when I got a chance to visit a zoo with my friends. Honestly speaking, I was the least interested amongst all of us in making a visit to a zoo as I thought we could have gone to a different place for our excursion. However, I didn’t know that I’d be getting a friend in a macaque whom I was about to meet that day.
I was maundering across the zoo, seeing every animal there, when a beautiful macaque with thick, coarse hair caught my attention. It was not his looks that made me fall for him, but his antics were something that got me swooning over that beautiful and frenetic creature. It was not long after that when he came to me and held his cage as if he was asking me to help him in breaking the bars to set him free. All of my friends kept moving ahead to see other animals there. However, I was captivated by that instant bond between the macaque and me. It got me thinking now and then: how if the tables turned around? What if we were in the animals’ place and they, in ours? To this day, I have not been able to revisit a zoo.
It was not only a memorable day for me but a moment of self-realization.
Sample Answer 2
Today, I am going to share with you a recent event that made me happy. A month ago, my friend and I attended a hip-hop and contemporary dance performance sponsored by the Japan Ftalk about a recent activity that made you happyoundation Center, Goethe Institute, and L’E space Center called “Europe Meets Asia”.
The tickets were free, so we didn’t see any reason to not go; we both like dancing a lot. The performance was given by artists from Japan and Israel. It was a combination of hip-hop and contemporary dance.
With their talents, they created such an amazing performance. We were surprised to see how flexible they were while performing. The dance also delivered a message which could be interpreted differently by different people. To me, it was about young people in the modern world, bored with the daily routine of life and trying to escape from this boredom to do something spectacular or at least pursue their passions.
After a 40-hour workweek, this event was like a fresh breeze in my life. It was a new experience that I had rarely had before, because in Hanoi, we don’t get to see art performances by foreign artists that often.
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- Hip-hop: A style of music usually based on rap and often including elements of other styles such as funk or rhythm and blues.
Eg: My best friend is an awesome hip-hop artist who performs all around the world.
- Contemporary: Current, modern, nowadays.
Eg: As an art collector, he focuses on contemporary artists from Asia and Europe.
- Sponsored by: An individual or organization that puts something on, that supports an event financially.
Eg: This evening’s event was sponsored by Apple, Microsoft and Dell computers.
- Given by: In this context the artists give a performance or perform and so we say it was given by them.
Eg: The keynote presentation was given by Mark Zuckerberg, speaking Chinese.
- Combination of: When two or more things are combined to create something new.
Eg: The combination of science and art classes helps students learn in a creative way.
- Talent: A special skill that one has.
Eg: He has a talent for making movies and will likely become a director someday.
- Flexible: To be able to bend your body in all sorts of ways.
Eg: Ballet dancers and yoga instructors are very flexible.
- Interpret: To understand something in a certain way.
Eg: The two people interpreted the performance in two completely different ways.
- Daily routine: That which you do every day, like get up, eat breakfast, go to work, come home, clean up, watch TV, go to bed.
Eg: His daily routine starts at 5 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m.
- Spectacular: Amazing, fantastic, super special.
Eg: His new book is spectacular. Have you read it yet?
- Pursue their passions: To follow your interests and desires.
Eg: He wants to pursue his passion for chemistry by getting a PhD.
- Fresh breeze: Used in this context to describe something that is new and refreshing.
Eg: Spending a day out in the woods was like a fresh breeze, compared to my usual boring daily routine.
- Rarely: Not very often.
Eg: I rarely go downtown due to the traffic.
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