Describe a special day that made you happy

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a special day that made you happy.

You should say:
When was it?
What was the occasion?
Why did it make you happy?

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 Answer

Introduction :

  • I’m fortunate that there have been several happy days in my life.
  • I find happiness in tiny things.
  • For example, if my mother or dad praise me for whatever I cook, or whatever I make, I feel very pleased.

When was it?

  • Here, I would like to talk about a day in my life, which has been the happiest so far.

What was the occasion?

  • In fact, it was my last birthday, and my parents organised a party for me.
  • They invited my friends and our close relatives.
  • It was a lunch celebration.
  • My mother has a gifted hand in cooking, and she ready all my favourite dishes.
  • My friends and cousins started coming at around noon.
  • Everyone brought some present for me.
  • I was very happy.
  • We played music and danced to the beat of this music.

Why did it make you happy?

  • The entire atmosphere of my home was joyful.
  • But, the best was yet to come.
  • My father brought a box wrapped and tied with a ribbon and asked me to start it.
  • I could not believe my eyes as I opened the package.
  • This was a Dell Laptop.
  • I’d always wanted one, and now I had been holding it in my hands.
  • I hugged my father and my mother and thanked them.
  • It was indeed a dream come true for me personally.
  • I was on cloud nine.

Conclusion :

  • I can never forget that day.
  • It was indeed the happiest day of my life.

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 special day that made you happy”.

1. What are a few things that cause you to feel happy?

I find happiness in tiny things. When folks around me are happy, I feel happy. While I learn something new, I’m happy. When anybody enjoys my work, I feel joyful.

2. Would you think artistic actions can make people happy? (Why/Why not)

Yes, artistic Actions do make people happy. These activities amuse people and give relief from the tension and strain of day-to-day life.

3. Do you think folks who have more ability are happier than others? (Why/Why maybe not )

Talent, if enjoyed, does bring joy, but it would be incorrect To say that talented people are happier than others. Happiness is a state of mind. Someone who has no talent may find happiness in the talent of others, whereas a talented person may be unhappy if his gift goes undetected.

4. Do you think money makes people happy?

Money can bring joy as it is required to fulfil the fundamental things Of life, but also much money may bring with it difficulties, which may eliminate happiness. For instance, a very rich person’s children may fall into bad company or squander his money on useless items.

5. Are the things or events which make people happy today just like several decades ago?

Tech has brought with it changes in the way people live their life. So, events that bring happiness have also changed. Formerly people found joy in household get-togethers. Materialism wasn’t that pronounced. But now people have become self-centred and have become workaholics. What they have is never enough, and so they work all of the opportunity to fulfil these desires. Thus, they find it difficult to be happy.

6. Why do people feel happy when they are with members of their family?

They feel happy, as with their family they could share all their They know they can take their family for granted and rely on them.

7. What are some examples of household activities which make people happy?

Some household activities that make people happy are eating together, watching TV together, going for excursions together and performing shopping together.

8. Some folks say the happiest time in people’s lives is the time when they are at college? Do you concur?

Well, early college years are definitely The happiest, since the only strain is of research, but secondary and high school years are trying since one has to choose a career, research difficult to get into the school of their choice and also face global competition in professors.

9. Do young people and elderly people find happiness in exactly the very same things?

No, certainly not. Old people find joy if they’re with their children and grandchildren, but young men and women find joy in their gadgets like mobile phones.

10. When you are older, what kind of items will bring you happiness?

I really don’t know. What future has in store for me I can’t anticipate, But I suppose when I am healthy and have only enough to get a comfortable lifestyle, I’d be glad

11. Do you believe people in the past were happier than they are now?

Life was slower in the past. Desires were fewer. In that respect, I would say that people in the past were

12. What makes people contented?

Happiness is a state of mind. Different individuals have different concepts of happiness. For a nursery pupil, being able to compose’A’ properly can give happiness. A bad person might get happiness when he wins a lottery. Someone suffering from cancer may get happiness if a treatment is found for his or her illness. Parents feel happy if their kids succeed in college.

13. Do you believe that folks used to define happiness in a different manner before, or that the idea of happiness has not changed with the passing of time?

I feel that the concept of happiness hasn’t altered with time. But, How people show their happiness has changed because of the progress of technologies these days. By way of instance, if India won the cricket World Cup this time it had been celebrated all over the world at the same time. There were firework displays anywhere.

14. Do you believe that older people may be happier than young people?

I believe that older people can be more joyful than young folks because Young people nowadays have a good deal of burden on their shoulders. They have the burden of adopting the culture. They are forced by their parents to embrace the traditional culture, but they want to embrace the global culture. They are subjected to a consumerist society in which there are a lot of things which they would like to get. But they don’t have enough money for them.

15. What do you have to do to attain long-term happiness?

We should have a steady career. We should have a good family life And decent health. An individual needs to understand how to strike a balance between work and leisure. One should not be a workaholic.

16. Is unhappiness always a terrible thing?

No, unhappiness is not necessarily a bad thing. It is the unhappiness Which makes us realise the significance of happiness. It is the Evening.

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