Describe a time when you felt awkward

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you felt awkward.

You should say
When it was?
What made you feel awkward?
What you did then?

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 felt awkward with IELTS cue card:

Model Answer


  • Every person faces a difficult situation in his life, and sometimes he/she feels very uncomfortable, and most of the time people want to forget the time or can say don I. like to share with another person. 
  • Today I am going to share with you such a kind situation when I felt awkward. 

When was it? 

  • It happened on 1st January 2020. On new year my friends made a plan to watch the movie and dinner. 
  • It was an evening show, which started at 5:00 PM. We all were very excited because we all were going to spend time with each other after a long time. 

What made you feel awkward?

  • We reached in the mall before the show and bought tickets. 
  • My seat was in the fourth row. 
  • Unfortunately, my seat was created many horrible noises when I made some stir on the chair, which made me feel awkward because some people laughed at me and told me please did not make any noise. 

What you did then?

  • It was tough for me to pass the time without any stir, but I had to do it; otherwise, people again laughed on me. 
  • The next day I went to the clinic because I was suffering from bad neck pain that I gain last day due to seat. 

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