Describe a rainy day you can remember – IELTS Cue Card
Describe a rainy day you can remember
You should say:
- When it was?
- What you did do on that day?
- How long did it rain?
- And explain how you felt about the day being rainy.
Last year, in the middle of December, I remember one of the rainy days precisely. Although I don’t know the exact date, I can still vividly think that the moment I opened my eyes and looked out of my balcony, the dark, black cloud had covered the entire sky. Lightning was threatening, and it was drizzling. Looking at the weather, I felt good instantly. Moments after, it started raining like cats and dogs.
Usually, in the area where I live, it does not rain during this month. Thus, it was quite atypical. In the month of November, it is generally chilly, and we experience acute cold. Therefore, nobody had anticipated rain at this time as it boosted coldness even further. Also, just within half an hour, my locality had become muddy. Since I am a university student and I had my exams during that time, the day was enthralling for me. I wanted to have a peaceful and tranquil environment around to keep my concentration levels up and study with my heart and soul. And, what could be better than a rainy day?
I took all of my books, laptop and other accessories and sat on the balcony. I had a cup of tea with a plate full of lip-smacking Indian snacks. Nothing can beat that. To my amazement, it rained the entire day and I completed my syllabus without a bit of distraction. The thought came into my mind that it should rain during all of my exams to prepare as easily as I did that day.
- Precisely: exact
Example: Nobody knows precisely how many people will be attending this function.
- Vividly: clear images in mind
Example: He vividly recalled the time he met the love of his life.
- Drizzling: light rain
Example: It has been drizzling since morning.
- Atypical: unusual
Example: Last year, we saw several accidents at once during our atypical vacation.
- Acute: intense degree
Example: After the surgery, I have been in acute pain.
Sample Answer 1
Many people are fond of rainy days, whereas others despise rainy weather. I have always liked the ambience of a rainy day. However, a rainy climate can present several problems, especially when one has to venture outside during rain. A rainy day etched in my mind was during my first year of college when I had to attend an important lecture, and it was pouring rain.
It was during March, so the rainy season was yet to arrive. However, the forecast predicted rain on that particular day. I usually used to travel to my college using my motorbike and the journey used to take me about an hour. That day, as I woke up, I heard the continuous splashing of rain against my window. The entire city had been experiencing heavy rainfall since late in the night, and there was no sign of the rainfall slowing down. However, skipping college was not an option that day as there was a compulsory lecture which we were all expected to attend. As I put on my raincoat and prepared myself for the arduous journey ahead, the rainfall outside intensified. After a two-hour-long excruciating bike ride, I reached my college premises, soaked to the bone.
The rainfall continued well into the evening when my classes for the day were over. As my classmates and I left the college gates, we were dumbfounded to see the streets filled with water. The entire area around our college was waterlogged, and none of the vehicles was moving around.
Subsequently, the rain stopped, and the water cleared out after we waited for a few hours. I remember feeling relieved that the rainfall had stopped, as it was getting late, and we had to go home soon. This day was by far one of the rainiest days I had experienced.