Describe a family event you are looking forward to – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a family event you are looking forward to.
You should say:
- What the event is
- Where it will be held
- What you will do at this event
- And explain why you’re looking forward to this family event
Sample Answer 1
Diwali is the largest celebration in India, and it is a festival of light and togetherness. Every year, I look forward to celebrating Diwali with my Punjabi family. It also happens to be the largest festival and family gathering event for us since all my family members get together and spend time in my grandparent’s house.
Every year, we make it a point to get together at my grandparents’ place to celebrate Diwali. We were unable to meet and celebrate this festival as a group due to Covid. As a result, this year, we decided to make the stay a bit longer. My paternal uncle and aunt are flying from Australia to join us on this auspicious Diwali occasion. I, too, am based in Bangalore for work and want to pay a visit to my grandparents and other family members during the celebration. My parents will also be flying in from Delhi. I’m also looking forward to seeing all of my family members, especially my cousins and grandparents, who I don’t get to see very often during the year.
This year, I want to get gifts for my cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc. I’ll also decorate the house with lights and flowers, assist my grandparents with the necessary shopping for the ceremonies, and spend the days with my cousins performing various fun activities. I also want to play monopoly with everyone and engage in extensive chit-chat while eating the delectable fare. Additionally, this is the one time of year when my entire family comes together. Therefore, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone after a two-year hiatus and thoroughly enjoying this family gathering.
Sample Answer 2
Celebrations are an essential part of human life. They bring joy and happiness with colossal excitement, which allows us to take a timely break from our monotonous routine. Here, I’d like to talk about my brother’s destination wedding, which will be held at the end of this month in Thailand, which I’m really looking forward to. Destination weddings indeed bring many joyful and memorable moments to one’s wedding journey. Initially, my brother wanted to have an intimate wedding. But what’s a wedding without inviting the Kith and Kin?. Though the guest list was never-ending, we invited only a few of our closest relatives to the wedding as they are an integral part of the wedding preparations and memories. My brother and I surfed the web and found some of the best wedding venues in Thailand. As he wanted to get hitched with a gorgeous sunset in the backdrop, Hua Hin was the perfect place. All the arrangements were made, and tickets were booked. As a responsible sister of the groom, it was my responsibility to welcome the guests and look after them in the best possible way. I had to ensure that everyone had a comfortable and safe stay at the resort. Up and until about, this is the first destination wedding in my family, and it really feels great to attend a once-in-a-lifetime event, which is an excellent opportunity to meet and greet all the family members.
- Meaning: dull, tedious
Eg: After the death of his beloved wife, the older man lives a monotonous lifestyle.
2. Destination wedding
- Meaning: a wedding which is held in a location far away from home.
Eg: Keith and Mary wanted to have a destination wedding, but their budget didn’t go well.
3. Kith and Kin
- Meaning: people with whom you are connected like friends and relatives.
Eg: The new couple invited all their kith and kin to their housewarming party.
- Meaning: move from page to page or site to site on (the World Wide Web).
Eg: I surfed the search engine for almost an hour only to find out the fake address.
- Meaning: to get married
Eg: Rose and Anderson are getting hitched this weekend.