Describe a prize that you received IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a prize that you received.

You should say
What was it?
When you received it?
What did you do for it?
And explain how you felt about it?

Note: 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 Answers and follow up questions to describe a prize that you received IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction: 
Well, I believe that appreciation can change a day and even change a life. Giving reward is also a way to appreciate someone for their work, and these criteria is followed by almost all the sections of mankind. 

If I talk about myself, I’ve recieved numerous awards since my childhood. My parents have always given me a prize whenever I broke my own record in my academics. But, here I would like to talk about a precious award given to me by a police officer. 

Actually, the situation was that I was travelling to Patiala to visit my relatives. The whole journey was really enjoyable, however, when I entered the city one of the bikers was trying to pass me, and he was riding extremely fast due to which he collapsed into the truck and got seriously injured. 

What did you do for it?
The people standing there were not coming infront to help him. By looking at this, I got depressed and just without thinking of anything else picked him up a d took him to the nearest hospital. After reaching there, the doctors called his guardians as well as the police as it was an accident case. That time I got scared because I thought that the police would scold me and put me behind bars.

What was it? and When you received it? and explain how you felt about it?
On the contrary, when an officer came, he just asked me some questions related to the accident but in a very polite way. At the end of the conversation, he gave me his watch as a reward and said that you did a great job and set an example for others. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction

  • I have always believed in working hard and not worrying about the outcomes.
  • But I would be lying if I said that I didn’t actually care about prizes.
  • When I was in school, I took part in an inter-school quiz competition. But, just before the inter-school quiz competition, we had our mid-semester exams.
  • So, I couldn’t really pay much attention to the competition.

What was it? and When you received it?

  • Despite that, I came first in the competition and received a gold medal.
  • And this made it all the more special.
  • The quiz was on different topics from science to match to general knowledge.
  • I went into the competition with no expectation of winning.
  • I just didn’t want to embarrass myself.

What did you do for it?

  • But, two things worked in my favor.
  • My general knowledge has always been good because I read the newspaper daily.
  • I don’t even skip reading the newspaper on exam days. It is a part of my daily routine.
  • I couldn’t specially prepare for the other topics, but a lot of the topics were similar to my school topics.
  • So, when I was preparing for my school exams, I was also in a way preparing for the quiz.
  • I still remember the day of the exam.
  • I woke up on the day feeling really nervous.
  • In the first round of the quiz, I answered one question, then another and then another.
  • At that time, I felt I was just lucky.
  • But by the third and fourth round, I felt a lot more confident.
  • One of the other participants was also very good.
  • In the last round, it was like direct competition between both of us.
  • However, I came on top by a slight margin.
  • Immediately after the competition, I was awarded the gold medal.

And explain how you felt about it?

  • I remember feeling very happy with all my teachers and peers congratulating me.
  • It was all so surreal.
  • I still get emotional thinking of that day sometimes.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a prize that you received”.

1. What kind of prizes do students get?
I think the main prize that students receive are for topping the exams. Besides that, there are various competitions in schools like sports competitions, debate competition, quiz competition, dance and singing competitions, which entail prizes.

2. Should students get the same prize in sports and academics?
I think yes, sports and academics are the same in my eyes. I think they both have their own importance. Therefore, a student who excels in sports should be awarded the same way as students who excel in academics.

3. Why should people be awarded?
I think awards are foremost recognition of a person’s efforts and hard work. They also build a spirit of competition. In other words, awards make people more motivated and work harder. I think very few of us are self-motivated, and awards act as an external source of motivation.

4. Are awards always good for the winners?
No, I don’t think they are always good. They can also create a feeling a superiority among the winners that they are better than others. This in return, can also create a feeling a complacency among the winners and stop them from working with the same level of dedication and commitment as they did before.

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Describe a prize that you received IELTS cue card

Describe a prize that you received IELTS cue card

Introduction: 
Well, I believe that appreciation can change a day and even change a life. Giving reward is also a way to appreciate someone for their work, and these criteria is followed by almost all the sections of mankind. 
If I talk about myself, I’ve recieved numerous awards since my childhood. My parents have always given me a prize whenever I broke my own record in my academics. But, here I would like to talk about a precious award given to me by a police officer. 
Actually, the situation was that I was travelling to Patiala to visit my relatives. The whole journey was really enjoyable, however, when I entered the city one of the bikers was trying to pass me, and he was riding extremely fast due to which he collapsed into the truck and got seriously injured. 
What did you do for it?
The people standing there were not coming infront to help him. By looking at this, I got depressed and just without thinking of anything else picked him up a d took him to the nearest hospital. After reaching there, the doctors called his guardians as well as the police as it was an accident case. That time I got scared because I thought that the police would scold me and put me behind bars.