Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen.

You should say
What you waited for? 
Why was it special?
Explain how you felt when you were waiting? 

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 time when you are waiting for something special that would happen IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, we are always and excited for something special to happen. 

What you waited for? 
And here I would like to share my experience when I was really excited about my holidays. 

Why was it special?
Well, the thing is that my family plans holidays once a year and we always eagerly wait for these vacations. The fact is that we go on vacations in the group; my uncles, my aunts and my nephews, nieces, and cousins, we all travel together. This thing really makes the holiday fun and enjoyable. 

Unfortunately, approximately six months ago, when we planned our holiday, my grandmother suddenly fell sick. She had to be hospitalized, and we had to be available for her care.

Although we were a little disappointed, of course, our grandma’s health was more important. Well, after few months she got perfectly fine and once again we planned the holidays. 

Explain how you felt when you were waiting? 
This time we were even more excited. In fact, we had made all the arrangements to go for the vacations, and this time to search for corona cases; the state forced lockdown, and once again, we couldn’t travel. We had really frustrated, but we really couldn’t do anything about it. 

Conclusion:
Finally, last month when corona restrictions were eased, we were keeping our fingers crossed because this time, we didn’t want the vacations to get canceled. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • No one can deny that special occasions add colours to our life. 
  • Everyone likes unique things and special treats, but it is impossible to receive them daily, so people have to wait for a short or long time. 
  • Recently I had a special item for which I had been waiting for a very long time. 

What you waited for? 

  • I completed graduation in computer science a few months ago, and a laptop is an essential item in that course because students have to prepare their projects, programming files and presentation on it. But I did not have it. 
  • I requested my father to buy a laptop for me. 

Why it was special?

  • My father told me that I would have to wait for one month because we bought a new house at that time, so we couldn’t afford another new item for a few days. 
  • It was very special for me because all my friends had their own laptops. I had to borrow it from them for some time. Sometimes due to a busy schedule, they could not give me their laptop because they already were doing work on it. 

And explain how you felt when you were waiting?

  • I felt very excited when I came to know my father ordered a new laptop for me through an online shopping website. 
  • The company messaged us that product would be delivered within four days. 
  • The time of four days looked as if they were four months. 

Conclusion:

  • When I received the laptop, my eyes filled with tears of joy. I felt pleased, and I thanked my father for this. 

Model Answer 3:

Introduction

  • During the pandemic, we all had to stay indoors.
  • There were no social get-togethers.

What you waited for? and Why was it special?

  • My sister had got engaged in 2019, and we were eagerly waiting for her wedding.
  • My cousins and I had made plans for Sangeet, a ceremony with dance and songs.
  • Suddenly, the government banned all gatherings.
  • My father suggested that we could have a quiet wedding in the court.
  • The suggestion was neither acceptable to me nor the bridegroom’s family.
  • My mother came up with the idea that we go ahead with the court marriage and later we could celebrate with all pomp and show.
  • After the court marriage, we waited for ten months.
  • Once the rules were relaxed, we all started preparing for the great day.
  • My father booked a marriage palace for the great event.
  • It was difficult to book the marriage palace because many people had been waiting for things to relax and celebrate their family functions.
  • But somehow, we got the date after 15 days.
  • My cousins and I started preparing for the dances which we had to do at the wedding.
  • Those 15 days were full of fun and joy, and we were rehearsing most of the time.
  • I even taught a few steps to my mum and dad to perform on the stage for a minute or two.
  • My sister also prepared a solo dance performance.
  • One of my aunts is a very good dancer, and she choreographed all the dances for us.

And explain how you felt when you were waiting?

  • Finally, the great day came, and I remember it was so full of merriment that everyone enjoyed it.
  • Although the conditions had relaxed, we were still allowed only a fixed number of guests.
  • We shared the videos of the dances and the great party on social media.
  • I remember many of our contacts were very angry with us later for not having invited them.
  • Ultimately, they all understood and realised that we were also bound by the rules and could not break them.

Conclusion:

  • I only wish this pandemic situation goes away once and for all.
  • So, this was the special thing that I waited for eagerly.

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 time when you are waiting for something special that would happen”.

1. On what occasions do people usually need to wait?
I think that waiting is a big part of our everyday life, and we have to wait for many of the situations in our life. It could be when we are meeting someone, when we order food at a restaurant or when we need to travel by public transport. In general, if the situation or the task requires two or more people to complete it, then the waiting factor kicks in automatically.

2. Who behaves better when waiting for children or adults?
I think adults have more patience when it comes to waiting because they are more mature and from their past experience they know that some things are worth the wait. On the other hand, children want everything with the click of a button and lack patience.

3. Compared to the past are people less patient now, why?
Yes, people are less patient nowadays because technology has made things a lot faster and convenient for people. People can now order food online and it is delivered to their homes in less than 30 minutes, so people expect that everything can be done faster. However, this is also making them impatient because if they have to wait for something which they feel can be done in less amount of time, then they start feeling uncomfortable.

4. What are the positive and negative effects of waiting on society?
From a positive point of view, I think that it helps to develop patience in people and society becomes more tolerant. When people are willing to wait for others, it shows that they care for them. From a negative perspective, I think waiting can have disastrous effects sometimes. For example, if we have to wait long for an ambulance, the consequences can be fatal. Secondly, waiting for long periods in offices or other places can hamper productivity.

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Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen IELTS cue card

Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, we are always and excited for something special to happen. 
What you waited for? 
And here I would like to share my experience when I was really excited about my holidays. 
Why was it special?
Well, the thing is that my family plans holidays once a year and we always eagerly wait for these vacations. The fact is that we go on vacations in the group; my uncles, my aunts and my nephews, nieces, and cousins, we all travel together. This thing really makes the holiday fun and enjoyable. 
Unfortunately, approximately six months ago, when we planned our holiday, my grandmother suddenly fell sick. She had to be hospitalized, and we had to be available for her care.
Although we were a little disappointed, of course, our grandma’s health was more important. Well, after few months she got perfectly fine and once again we planned the holidays. 
Explain how you felt when you were waiting? 
This time we were even more excited. In fact, we had made all the arrangements to go for the vacations, and this time to search for corona cases; the state forced lockdown, and once again, we couldn’t travel. We had really frustrated, but we really couldn’t do anything about it. 
Conclusion:
Finally, last month when corona restrictions were eased, we were keeping our fingers crossed because this time, we didn’t want the vacations to get canceled.