Describe an occasion when many people were smiling IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe an occasion when many people were smiling.

You should say
When it happened?
Who you were with?
What happened?
And explain why many people were smiling?

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 an occasion when many people were smiling IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction:
Well, the stress level is too high these days among people that we don’t see them smiling much.

When it happened? and Who you were with?
But, here I would like to share my ” experience of seeing many people smiling and it was the occasion of my cousin’s wedding. My cousin lives in America and he was here to get married and we were invited to this evening party like others.

The celebration was organized at the most expensive retort of my city which was beautifully adorned with light and flowers. The decoration was just breathtaking and we were impressed. My cousin’s parents were greeting all the guests wearing a huge smile on faces and it was such a delightful moment since we had seen them after ages.

What happened? And explain why many people were smiling?
It was such a grand celebration and there were arrangements of all sorts for the guests, especially, the food and drinks. The finger-licking food was bringing a smile to every face and the important Scotch was making those who drink smile in excitement. In addition, my cousin had also invited a famous comedian for the entertainment of the guests who was making everyone burst into laughter with his hilarious jokes.

Conclusion:
Lastly, there were dozens of cameras all around and to ensure they are looking smart and cheerful all guests were wearing a smile on their faces. That day everyone was extremely happy for the newly wedded couple and for that reason there were smiles all around and I found it to be the place where and I saw lots of smiling faces.

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • A smile can brighten our day and lighten any situation
  • In today’s fast-paced life we are forgetting the importance of smiling
  • Today I will talk about a situation when I saw many people smiling

When it happened? and Who you were with?

  • It was when I was travelling with my cousin to Chandigarh on a bus
  • It was around a month ago
  • There were around 50 passengers on the bus and of all age groups.
  • People were doing different activities- some were talking to each other, a few were reading, children were busy playing games on the mobile phones and some were sleeping.

What happened?

  • After about half an hour into the journey, a passenger sitting in the middle of the bus started talking on the phone.
  • He had a very loud voice and I could hear him even though I was sitting in one of the front seats.
  • I couldn’t help hearing his conversation because of his loud voice.

And explain why many people were smiling?

  • Apparently, he was talking to his wife
  • From his conversation, it seemed that he had forgotten about their wedding anniversary
  • He was apologizing profusely to his wife and was saying that he was ready to buy her anything she wished for.
  • That conversation lasted for more than 10 minutes before his wife finally accepted his apology.
  • After the call ended, the person heaved a sigh of relief.
  • My cousin and I exchanged a few smiles during that conversation
  • And I happened to turn around and saw that everyone on the bus was smiling.
  • Everyone on the bus had overheard his conversation and had enjoyed it.
  • Even the person talking on the phone looked relieved and was smiling.
  • Thinking about that journey still brings a smile to my face.

Conclusion:

  • I think that we should smile more often, like when we greet someone or thank someone.
  • It can make someone’s day.

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 an occasion when many people were smiling”.

1. Why do people smile?
People smile because of many reasons. Some people smile to express feelings of happiness, gratitude, affection, etc. Starting our day with a smile help brighten our day and other people’s day too. Sometimes people smile to lighten a tense situation and sometimes it’s because they remember a happy event or something funny.

2. When do people smile?
People usually smile when greeting others, when thanking others, while remembering happy moments, when enjoying with family or friends, when they receive good service, and many other such situations.

3. What’s the difference between a fake smile and a true smile?
I think we can make out the difference between a fake and a genuine smile by the facial
expressions, especially the eyes. When a person is genuinely smiling, even his/her eyes seem to be smiling.

4. Why do people smile when they take photos?
People smile when they take photos because smiles bring a charm to our face and make the photos more memorable and beautiful. Photos are reminders of memorable events and smiling faces bring back happy memories.

5. Who smiles more, men or women?
I think smiles have nothing to do with gender. People smile due to different reasons.

6. Do you think people should control their moods?
Yes, I think people should control their bad moods, as it can have a negative effect on the other people around them. It can spoil someone else’s day.

7. Do you think people who like to smile are more friendly?
If I talk from personal experience, I couldn’t agree more. My mother gets a lot of compliments about her infectious smile and she is one of the friendliest people I know. I think people find it easier to approach or talk to people who smile and thus they seem more friendly for sure.

8. Do people smile more when they are younger or older?
I think smile has nothing to do with age. Both young and old people like to smile. I think young people may be more honest about their happiness when they smile and it might not be the case with older people as they are certainly better at masking their true feelings.

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Describe an occasion when many people were smiling IELTS cue card

Describe an occasion when many people were smiling IELTS cue card

Introduction:
Well, the stress level is too high these days among people that we don’t see them smiling much.
When it happened? and Who you were with?
But, here I would like to share my ” experience of seeing many people smiling and it was the occasion of my cousin’s wedding. My cousin lives in America and he was here to get married and we were invited to this evening party like others.
The celebration was organized at the most expensive retort of my city which was beautifully adorned with light and flowers. The decoration was just breathtaking and we were impressed. My cousin’s parents were greeting all the guests wearing a huge smile on faces and it was such a delightful moment since we had seen them after ages.
What happened? And explain why many people were smiling?
It was such a grand celebration and there were arrangements of all sorts for the guests, especially, the food and drinks. The finger-licking food was bringing a smile to every face and the important Scotch was making those who drink smile in excitement. In addition, my cousin had also invited a famous comedian for the entertainment of the guests who was making everyone burst into laughter with his hilarious jokes.
Conclusion:
Lastly, there were dozens of cameras all around and to ensure they are looking smart and cheerful all guests were wearing a smile on their faces. That day everyone was extremely happy for the newly wedded couple and for that reason there were smiles all around and I found it to be the place where and I saw lots of smiling faces.