Describe a time you got up early IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time you got up early.

You should say
When was it?
Why did you get up early?
What did you do after getting up?
How did you feel 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 time you got up early IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
To be honest, I’m a person who stays awake till late at night but finds it really hard to get up early in the morning. But here I would share one incident when I had to get up quite early in the morning, in fact, 3 a.m.

When was it? and Why did you get up early?
What happened exactly that in last summer’s my family decided to go for a weekend trip to Shimla as the weather was really hot, so we decided to go to Shimla, which is a beautiful hill station and famous for its pleasant weather but my father decided to start this journey at 3 in the morning.

As soon as I heard it, my excitement turned into disappointment because I never wanted to get up that early in the morning anyhow. I had to get up just like other family members, we all got up at around 2 a.m., and we got ready for this journey.

What did you do after getting up?
in fact, I helped my mother pack the food and luggage, and we started our journey and sharp 3 a.m. My father made a good decision because we avoided travelling in the Sun during this time the temperature was quite low and we had a comfortable journey in our car.

Another thing that I must say is that there was hardly any recall on the road, so we covered the distance in much lesser time. We also avoided the peak hour traffic of major cities on the way.

How did you feel about it?
Our early start gave us extra time to spend in Shimla doing a variety of activities. Because of this journey, we did not get tired as well though being a night person, I was not willing to get up early.

Conclusion:
That day I realized the importance of getting up early or having an early start.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I normally sleep late, sometimes even as late as 1 AM or 2 AM.
  • As a result, I mostly wake up late as well.

When was it? and Why did you get up early?

  • But recently I had to take an exam in Amritsar, which is about 100 kms from my hometown.
  • The exam time was also quite early from 9 AM to 12:30 AM.
  • I had two options, either I could have gone there one day in advance or I could have taken an early morning bus on the exam day.
  • I decided on the latter because I didn’t want to waste money on a hotel night stay.
  • So a few days before the exam, I started sleeping a bit early and getting up a bit earlier.
  • I wanted to get into rhythm before the actual day.
  • I was worried that if I directly tried it on the exam day, I would fall asleep during the exam.

What did you do after getting up?

  • On the day of the exam, I woke up at 4 AM.
  • After finishing my morning chores, I did some last minute preparation.
  • Then at 6 AM I went to the bus stop and caught the bus.
  • I could have taken the 7’o clock bus as well, but I thought it would be better to reach in advance than risk getting late due to some delay on the way.
  • During the journey, I went through my notes, one last time.
  • After reaching, I called up my parents and took their blessings.
  • My exam went really well and rather than feeling tired and sleepy ,I felt very fresh and relaxed.
  • Getting up early was a very nice experience.

How did you feel about it?

  • It made me feel that I could do a lot more during the day than I did earlier.
  • But it was not easy, it required a lot of willpower.

Conclusion:

  • I continued to get up early for a few more days, but gradually I fell back into my old habit of sleeping late and getting up late.

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 you got up early”.

1. Do you know anyone who likes to get up early?
Yes, actually both the parents like to get up early. My mother wakes up as early as 5’o clock. My father also wakes up quite early but not as early as my mother. As for my sister and I, we can sleep for as long as we are not woken up.

2. Why do people get up early?
I think the main reason for people to get up early is that they can finish their household chores before going to work. After coming back from school or work, it hard to finish them due to work tiredness and stress.

3. What kind of situations need people to arrive early?
I think people should always arrive early for formal commitments like interviews, office meetings and medical appointments. For other occasions like family meets, I don’t think it is necessary to reach before time, but one should try to be on time.

4. Why do some people like to stay up late?
I think people who stay up late are generally those who like quiet and spending time with themselves. They feel that during the day, they get might disturbed, so they prefer staying up late and doing their work at night.

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Describe a time you got up early IELTS cue card

Describe a time you got up early IELTS cue card

Introduction:
To be honest, I’m a person who stays awake till late at night but finds it really hard to get up early in the morning. But here I would share one incident when I had to get up quite early in the morning, in fact, 3 a.m.
When was it? and Why did you get up early?
What happened exactly that in last summer’s my family decided to go for a weekend trip to Shimla as the weather was really hot, so we decided to go to Shimla, which is a beautiful hill station and famous for its pleasant weather but my father decided to start this journey at 3 in the morning.
As soon as I heard it, my excitement turned into disappointment because I never wanted to get up that early in the morning anyhow. I had to get up just like other family members, we all got up at around 2 a.m., and we got ready for this journey.
What did you do after getting up?
in fact, I helped my mother pack the food and luggage, and we started our journey and sharp 3 a.m. My father made a good decision because we avoided travelling in the Sun during this time the temperature was quite low and we had a comfortable journey in our car.
Another thing that I must say is that there was hardly any recall on the road, so we covered the distance in much lesser time. We also avoided the peak hour traffic of major cities on the way.
How did you feel about it?
Our early start gave us extra time to spend in Shimla doing a variety of activities. Because of this journey, we did not get tired as well though being a night person, I was not willing to get up early.
Conclusion:
That day I realized the importance of getting up early or having an early start.