Describe something you remember from your school or college days – IELTS Cue Card
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Describe something you remember from your school or college days
You should say:
- What it is?
- What actually happened?
- How do you feel about it?
- And explain why you remember this event.
Sample Answer 1
The time we spend at school and college is one of the most memorable phases of our lives. There are countless experiences we have as students that become cherished memories as adults. However, there are some moments that we tend to remember better than others for several reasons. One such memorable experience from my days in college that I would like to share is when I volunteered at our college fest.
The college I attended for my bachelor’s degree organized an annual festival where several other colleges from our city participated in various events. The event lasted for a whole week, and numerous contests were held on a single day. In my first semester of college, I applied to be a volunteer at the fest in order to gain some valuable experience. I was responsible for handling and supervising the events on a particular floor. I distinctly remember that on my first day as a volunteer, I felt extremely nervous about my responsibilities. However, I was able to handle my tasks successfully with the help of my team and the day went by smoothly.
I remember feeling quite relieved when the festival’s first day was over. My classmates and I went to a restaurant for lunch and had a fun and joyous time. Every day was quite different as the events happened to change, and, so did my daily tasks. The entire experience was stressful and exhilarating at the same time.
The memory of my time as a volunteer at my college fest has stayed with me because this was the first time I was trusted with so much responsibility. Although there were times when I felt like I would fail at my job, I managed to meet the expectations of my superiors and also gained useful experience.
Sample Answer 2
Although there are plenty of memories and moments etched in my consciousness when it comes to going back to the memory lane, if I talk about one moment, it was the time when I was pursuing secondary education and didn’t submit my assignment deliberately. For this, I got a punishment as well – alas!
I was asked to create a presentation by the school teacher. Initially, I took this project lightly. I spent all of the assigned days playing games and wandering around. Although I assigned myself a deadline for the completion, I could not stick to the same. After a while, I completely forgot about my presentation.
On the day of submission, when the teacher asked me about the presentation, I was dumbfounded and speechless. I had no words whatsoever to depict the embarrassment I felt at that point in time. The teacher asked yet again, and when I didn’t answer anything, she understood. Looking at the ferocious expressions on her face, I realized how incautious I was. I had forgotten such an important task, and it would impact my overall marks and performance. And then, what I had expected, happened eventually. The teacher deducted the full marks for the presentation and left me with a zero in hand.
The entire scenario was regretful, and I still feel bad about my mistake. However, two good things that happened after this incident were that I became more cautious and avoided making any more mistakes. This resulted in full attendance, on-time submissions, and improved results.
- Etched: engraved
Example: Every moment of my farewell is etched in my memory.
- Consciousness: the state of being aware
Example: He wailed in pain before losing consciousness.
- Deliberately: on purpose
Example: She deliberately executed that prank on me to take revenge.
- Dumbfounded: greatly amazed
Example: Looking at him playing like a professional, I was dumbfounded.
- Ferocious: violent or angry
Example: I was ferocious when I saw a dent in my car.