Describe a birthday party or celebration that you attended recently – IELTS Cue Card Sample 91
Describe a birthday party or celebration that you attended recently.
You should say:
- Whose birthday it was?
- Who attended the party?
- Where did it take place?
- And describe the party.
Sample Answer 1
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It has become strenuous to relish family and social life in this hard-pressed life, despite investing best efforts. Still, whatever time I can spare, I ensure that I make the most out of it by connecting with people. So, lately, I attended a school friend’s birthday party.
It was more of a reunion than merely a birthday party if I put it realistically. In fact, I had received a little note from the birthday boy, describing how everybody in our group decided upon meeting on his birthday. So, accordingly, there had to be ten people. However, the number changed to 15 as some of the acquaintances also joined.
So, this birthday party was organized at the residence of another friend who lives in a colossal house with his family. The atmosphere at the party was friendly, warm, and emotional. A lot of snacks and drinks were arranged according to everybody’s choices and preferences. One of the best things about this party was that the birthday boy had a surprise for us. He had picked out pictures from our school days, created a slideshow out of it, and played it on a large screen. And then, he gave a full 30-minute-long speech, reminiscing all the good old days. All in all, the party was a blast, and we ended it on a good note with a scrumptious dinner.
Sample Answer 2
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I have attended so many birthday parties, but the one I remember the best is my grandfather’s birthday when he turned 80. That celebration is one of the best memories I can keep about him.
To people in our country, 80 years old is a special milestone in everyone’s life as the old people are respected for their experience and wisdom. Thus, in the 80th birthday celebration, people often hold a big and extremely memorable party, inviting a lot of people to attend. Among the invitees, there were a lot of our relatives, neighbors, friends, and local authorities.
My grandfather’s 80th birthday celebration took place at a convention near his house. It was such a quality time for my whole family and all our beloved relatives and friends to sit together. Everyone tried to choose a special gift for my grandpa. I was a little bit astonished when I saw the number of gifts my grandpa received, which meant how much my grandpa was loved. People also sent greetings to him, which are mostly about health. Then, people enjoyed the party with delicious and well-prepared food.
However, the most lovely part of the celebration was the time after the party. When all of the invitees had left, our family gathered together and took a trip down memory lane. It reminded me of the good old days when I was knee-high to a grasshopper and still a little stubborn girl who always got into trouble. No matter how big a problem I got into, I could always ask my grandpa for helps or advice as he would never turn his back on me.
Time flies so fast, but the memory still lasts. Grandpa and his 80th birthday celebration would definitely be one of my sweetest memories.
Here are the vocabularies for “describe a birthday party or celebration that you attended recently” with examples:
- Turn 80: reach the age of 80.
Eg: I was considered an adult since I turned 18
- Milestone: an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development.
Eg: The speech is being hailed as a milestone in race relations
- Wisdom: the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
Eg: A stoic is a person who combines the qualities of wisdom, upright dealing, and courage.
- Take place: happen or occur
Eg: When will this party take place? It’s taking place right now.
- Quality time: time that you spend with someone, usually your partner or child, doing enjoyable things together so that your relationship remains strong
- Astonished: greatly surprised or impressed; amazed.
Eg: He was astonished at the change in him
- Took a trip down memory lane: To reminisce over memories of past events, especially happy ones
Eg: Our family spends more time taking trips down memory lane when we have dinner together.
- Knee-high to a grasshopper: very young
Eg: I haven’t seen him since I was knee-high to a grasshopper
- Turn one’s back on somebody: to refuse to help or be involved
Eg: How can we turn our backs on people who have no homes, no jobs, and no hope?