Describe a dream you remember well – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a dream you remember well
You should say:
- What it was about
- How you feel about that
- What it could indicate
- And explain why you remember it so well
Sample Answer 1
A couple of nights ago, I had a dream, and it was about missing a train that I was supposed to catch. I saw that I had missed my train because I was too late to reach the station. I got to the station no sooner than the train started its engine and began to move. I tried to catch the train and ran for a while but could not get close. It could have been a clichéd dream, just like other dreams that I dream and forget about, but since I thought about it deeply and tried to relate it to my life, I thought it meant something. It was a kind of dream that gave you a feeling that it was almost tangible.
I felt that the dream was denotative because I could remember every detail of the dream and tried to find its reason. But I could not get the connotation right. Later I thought that it could indicate my sloppiness in studying correctly. I felt so because I believe dreams often reflect our thoughts and actions. As it bothered me, I started focusing on my academic studies more seriously as I wanted to make my parents proud and score high on my final exam.
It was a mixed feeling for me as I thought about the dream. I had not been focusing on my academic studies as seriously as I should have for the past few months. Hence, when I had this dream, I started feeling culpable. My subconscious told me to concentrate more on my educational goals to thrive. The incident gave me a gloomy feeling as I was supposed to catch that train and go to some place where my presence was vital. Since it was a very lucid dream and made me think about it a lot, I still remember it clearly.
Sample Answer 2
I was having a dream of a delicious brownie last night. I don’t remember exactly how it started but all I remember was that I was sitting at my study table looking at the best fudgiest brownies.
It was the best fudgiest brownies I have ever had. It had a perfect crispy crackly top, super fudgy center, chewy and gooey in all the right places and it was stuffed with melted chunks of chocolate. I could hear the moaning coming out of my mouth while I was slowly sinking into these brownies, I knew in my heart that the best brownies I have ever had.
A dream of a brownie could indicate nothing occupying, it could simply mean I was hungry in my slumber or the fact that I haven’t had brownies for a long time now. I had been dieting for losing some pounds for a long time. Thus I have cut off all the sugary contents from my life. Thus it could simply mean I was craving a beautiful brownie.
As much as I was delighted to get a dream like that, I was disappointed too. I could see the brownie, and hear and feel my expression but cannot actually feel the taste of it. I could hear myself moan to every bite of that delicious brownie but could not taste it. I wanted to feel the gooeyness and the crisps. I wanted to feel the taste of the chocolate chunks. Thus I decided to buy myself a brownie today on the way back home.
- Fudgy: a soft creamy candy made typically of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.
Eg: The mousse was sweet and fudgy
- Gooey: soft and sticky.
Eg: The ice cream had a gooey texture
- Chunks: small pieces
Eg: She decided to put chunks of chocolates in her cake batter
- Sinking: drown
Eg: She is sinking into the flavor of the pizza
Sample Answer 1
Dreams have always been an enigmatic part of human consciousness. We typically dream during the deepest stages of our sleep. These dreams are often an inexplicable emulation of our daily lives and general being. However, the ambiance and visions of our dreams tend to feel captivating and sometimes ominous. Although dreams are puzzling to recollect after we wake up, some of them tend to linger on in our memories. One such memorable dream I remember, is from a few years back, when I was dreaming about a childhood experience.
I remember feeling utterly nostalgic at the beginning of the dream, back in the neighborhood where I grew up. However, some of the details in this dream happened to deviate from reality.
For instance, I remember the color of our house was different in this dream as well. My house was bright red instead of a mellow green color like it was in reality.
Although it is tricky, to accurately infer what a dream indicates, we often try to draw conclusions regardless. I find it difficult, to settle what this childhood dream of mine indicated, as I had this dream quite a few years ago. Thus my memories from that time are hazy. However, I remember feeling scared by the end of the dream and waking up suddenly. In my opinion, this could have indicated that I was afraid of a childhood incident.
The reason for me remembering this dream thoroughly is because of the sleep paralysis I suffered for a mere few seconds after suddenly waking up from this particular dream. I remember being unable to move or speak for about 20-30 seconds before I broke out screaming. I remember both my parents coming to my room and comforting me. They even stayed with me until I fell asleep again.