Describe a new year celebration that you still remember – IELTS Cue Card
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Describe a new year celebration that you still remember
You should say:
- When was it?
- What did you do?
- Who was with you?
- And explain how you celebrated this new year.
Sample Answer 1
For me, the New Year has always been special. I have several recollections of New Year’s Eve celebrations, but one that stands out is when I was traveling from Mumbai to Pune. After graduating from college that year, I was offered a job in Mumbai. And I didn’t have a lot of time off. As a result, I planned to travel on the day before New Year’s Eve so that I could celebrate the New Year with my loved ones.
After being gone from them for around seven to eight months, I was eager to meet everyone. So, after finishing my work, I decided to gather my belongings and left the workplace. My train was supposed to arrive at 10 p.m. However, I was informed that my trip had been postponed due to technical difficulties and would now take place the next day. I was grieved to learn about it, but I chose to travel anyhow.
Since it was 31st December, few individuals were on board that day. I knew I would be ushering in the New Year on the Mumbai platform since the train left at ten o’clock. I was depressed, but I was determined to spend the first day of the New Year with my family and friends.
Unexpectedly, I run into an old friend on the train. He, too, went through the same ordeal. As a result, we talked for hours, recalling our times together along the tour. People were yelling joyously and wishing each other as we approached. We joined some people dancing in front of the train station, danced a little, laughed, and watched fireworks. We were euphoric for an hour before heading home. It was a unique yet unforgettable New Year’s Eve event.
Sample Answer 2
A new year is one of the most memorable days of the year. Most of the day’s festivities begin from the late hours of December 31 and continue till the wee hours of January 1. Most people attend New Year parties, make new resolutions, eat good food, etc. People across all walks of life love celebrating New Year. They chew thoughts about the bygone days and welcome what lies ahead. Here, I’d like to talk about my childhood New Year celebrations, which are still vivid. I remember every activity that my little brother and I used to do, such as cutting the cake, singing, dancing, etc. It used to be a grand celebration on the last day of the year. My grandfather always organized a New year’s party in the backyard of our society, where all our friends and family would gather together to celebrate and welcome the New Year with a big bang. The place would be decorated well with lights, and everything from delicious cake to unique wines and high-end sound systems would be set up in the backyard. Everyone would gather before 11 PM at the premises, and they’d enjoy themselves until the clock struck 12. The entire place would be filled with voices of people screaming and hugging each other with happiness. It would be a wonderful sight to watch. Many other people would also make New Year’s resolutions and dance their hearts out. Somehow, this year, owing to the pandemic, I decided to be a little more low-key, so I stayed home and enjoyed the New year’s celebration with my friends virtually.
- Meaning: a firm decision to do or not to do something.
Eg: He made a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking.
- Meaning: belonging to an earlier time.
Eg: Our ancestors in the bygone days were super-rich and wealthy.
- Meaning: a back garden
Eg: We have decided to conduct the baking workshop in the backyard.
4. Wee hours
- Meaning: early hours of the morning
Eg: We reached our destination in the wee hours of Saturday.
- Meaning: not elaborate, showy, or intensive; modest or restrained.
Eg: She preferred to remain low-key.
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