Cue Card # 120: Describe something you did that was new or exciting

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card # 120

Describe something you did that was new or exciting.

You should say:

  • what you did
  • where and when you did this
  • who you shared the activity with

and explain why this activity was new or exciting 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:

As a regular and passionate internet user, I have always liked to surf all kinds of cool websites, but it never really occurred to me that perhaps I could also build a cool website like them until about a couple of years ago. Essentially, making a website was a completely new thing for me, and I would like to talk about that new and exciting experience here.

Anyway, about a couple of years ago, I was enjoying a long holiday, which included weekends as well as another important national holiday, because of celebrating one of the major religious festivals of my country. To be honest, after entering the professional life, I had never really had such a long holiday, so I wanted to utilize the opportunity in doing something constructive.

Of course, I could have travelled to an exciting place, as I have done it before, to spend some of my times, but I decided against it and opted to enjoy my time at my home, doing something like building a website. So, I started to do some research on the internet and learned about a lot of interesting thing about building a website from scratch. I bought a domain name as well as a hosting for a year. Initially, I was a bit overwhelmed with all those requirements and information, necessary to design and develop a website, but as I took some more time to practice, things became easier for me. Suddenly, after spending almost a whole week, I found that I had built my first website with a couple of pages that had titles, a few headings and images, and a few paragraphs. I was so excited about my work that I decided it to show it to my young, university-going nephew and he congratulated me!

Anyway, needless to say, I felt really excited and happy about my new experience, primarily because I thought that I would never be able to build a difficult thing like a website. But, the most important thing was that I learned about a lot of new things, like new internet tools and technologies, in the process of building a website and so on.

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