Describe a happy childhood event you remember – IELTS Cue Card
In IELTS Speaking, you should focus on one idea only and then expand that idea into a long meaningful sentence using grammar patterns and vocabulary. So, try practising this topic for Part 2 of the cue card for your IELTS Speaking and achieve a good score!
Describe a happy childhood event you remember
You should say:
- What it is?
- When did it happen?
- How did you feel at the time?
Sample Answer 1
Childhood events often tend to fade away from our memories as we grow older. However, some memories have such a strong influence on our minds that they happen to remain with us well into adulthood. These memories are a contributing factor in shaping our personality and at the same time, bring over a sense of nostalgia when we reminisce about them. One such childhood event that is a particularly jovial memory is when my father bought me my first bicycle.
I distinctly remember when I was in middle school and had been asking my parents for a bicycle. Since I was the only one among my friend group back then who did not have a bicycle, I often felt left out. Nevertheless, my father had agreed to gift me a bicycle of my choice for my 13th birthday. I remember the week leading up to my birthday, every night, it was difficult to fall asleep with the thought of having a new bicycle, and I often stayed up at night thinking about how exciting it would be to ride a bike with my friends. Finally, my birthday came, and my father took me to a bicycle showroom, where he bought me the bicycle that I chose from the collection. It was a black bicycle with gears and a water-bottle holder.
I remember feeling exalted on my way home, and I couldn’t sit still with exhilaration. The bicycle was delivered a few hours after we arrived home, and I was waiting for it the whole time on our front porch. As soon as the bicycle arrived, I wasted no time and hopped on it and started riding in front of our house. The following morning I remember waking up before everyone else and going on a ride on my bicycle with a feeling of pure happiness.
Sample Answer 2
Irrefutably, childhood is one of the cherished phases of our lives. At any given moment, we would like to relish all those times yet again, without thinking twice. So, talking about a childhood event, I would like to talk about when I received the second prize in my school for winning a debate competition. All of the memories are still fresh and vivid in my mind.
It happened back in 2009 when I was studying in 9th standard. My school continued organizing extracurricular activities to keep students active and driven back in those days. So, this one time, they had organized a debate competition, and the theme was ‘Growing Issues of Global Warming.’
In total, there were 10 participants from varying classes. The then DCP of my city was invited to be the chief guest for this competition. Throughout the preparation, my class in charge lend me a helping hand. From assisting me with preparing the speech to correcting my dialect now and then, she gave me her undivided attention so I could excel.
At last, we got the fruit of our hard work, and I received the second prize in this competition. I was gifted a coffee mug and a trophy. Back in the classroom, when I reached with the prizes in hand, my classmates gave me a round of applause and appreciated me, making me even more thrilled and blissful.
Sample Answer 3
Well, I have had many experiences as a child, but I don’t remember them all. But there are a few moments that are still imprinted in my memory. One of the happiest occasions was receiving numerous medals for sports competitions in my school.
Every year my school used to organize sports events, which used to take place for a week. When I was in 8th standard, my class and sports teacher encouraged me to join the sports event. Many activities were held, including relay races, archery, tennis, parkour, swimming, and so on. I took part in a variety of activities, including parkour, relay races, and swimming. I earned first place in parkour and relay races, and second place in swimming, after defeating 10 to 15 other participants in each event. It was my first great accomplishment, and I remember it well from my childhood.
The adrenaline rush experienced by individuals such as me, as well as the crowd who had assembled before the event, was amazing. It was a special day for me since it was the first time I won so many prizes in my life. My friends and batchmates were ecstatic, and they cheered me on as well. It came as a great surprise for me to win so many prizes in the tournaments by defeating such good competitors. In fact, some of them were older and in a higher grades than me. The fact that I won the tournament was very astonishing for my parents and me.
- Imprinted (verb) – impress or stamp on a surface.
Eg: The sight of this majestic waterfall will forever be imprinted in my brain.
- Encouraged (verb) – give support, confidence, or hope to someone.
Eg: Mannan encouraged Genelia to participate in theatre.
- Adrenaline Rush (noun) – a physical feeling of intense excitement and stimulation caused by the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands.
Eg: I need the excitement, the adrenaline rush that bungee jumping gives me.
- Ecstatic (adj) – feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.
Eg: Miriam felt ecstatic that her teacher heard her music.
- Astonishing (adj) – extremely surprising or impressive; amazing.
Eg: Ella has an astonishing power of recall.