Cue Card # 116: Describe a memorable event in your life

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 116

Describe a memorable event in your life.

You should say:

  • when the event took place
  • where the event took place
  • what happened exactly

and explain why this event is memorable for you.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:

In our life, we have lived through all kinds of events and incidents. While we like to remember some of these events for the rest of our lives, we like to forget about many others because we don’t consider them important. But, today’s discussion, of course, is talking about a memorable event in my life, and I will be more than happy to do that here in brief.

The event, I am talking about, took place about 10 years ago. Back then, I just loved to do swimming. In fact, it was one of my most favourite hobbies up and until I started my job. One day, when I was still living in my hometown, I went to do swimming in a lake which was located in another town. Many people, just like me, loved to swim in this lake with their family members and children because it was a really nice lake with clean water. So, anyway, as I was swimming in the lake on that day, I noticed that more children were swimming there than the adults. Of course, all the children were using floating tyres to protect them from drowning.

Then suddenly, I noticed that one child, about 3 years old, didn’t have any floating tyre around her, and she was struggling to keep herself floated above the water while her floating tyre was just floating away by itself. Fortunately, I understood the danger and immediately rushed to help the child without telling anything to anybody. As soon as I reached the child, I just grabbed her with my two hands and carried her to the shore while she kept crying. In the end, the child was saved and her mother thanked me in a very emotional voice.

Anyway, it was a memorable event for me, primarily and surely because I saved the life of a little child who was left attended for a while by her mother. Besides, the event was a memorable one for me also because up and until that point, I had never really rescued anybody from such a danger.

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