Describe a time when you first met someone

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

Describe a time when you first met someone.

You should say:
Who was it?
Where did you meet?
When was it?
How was your experience?

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 :

  • There are a lot of people whom I meet every day, a number of them are my famous and a few are new.

Who was it?

  • There have been a number of instances where I’ve come across new people in my life, but I want to talk about a strange scenario where I first met this individual termed Rajni Sharma.

Where did you meet?

  • She is in her late 30’s, and I met with her at a really unexpected situation.
  • This heads back to last winter when I was heading for a trip with my buddies.

When was it?

  • It was very chilly, and time was about 9:30 in the morning.
  • Our destination was approximately 9 hours off, and we were travelling with a private minibus that we booked.
  • When my friends and I were going to reach our destination when our bus broke down.
  • We were told to visit some village nearby in the meantime till our bus was being repaired
  • My friends refused to come with me, so I went to the village to explore new things.
  • I had been walking down the roads of the village, and after some time, I heard a group of children reciting poems quite loudly.
  • The moment I went, I saw a woman in a really simple yet beautiful saree educating children, and upon asking the villagers, I must know Mrs. Rajni was teaching those children who could not afford to go to college.
  • My respect for her awakened when I had a word with her after her class where she explained that she was actually a physician by profession and she had herself opted for this lifetime, to not just teach kids but also do her responsibilities as a doctor by providing entire village medicinal care.

How was your experience?

  • I sat with her for nearly an hour, she had been a very welcoming person and spoke very politely
  • At the moment, seeing so many children getting their fundamental schooling, I felt like doing so myself also.
  • If not on those amounts, I assured her to assist her somehow I could.
  • I kept on thinking about this situation for quite long.

Conclusion :

  • So till date I send her some amount of money that I save and she buys those children fundamental static with that.
  • Mrs Rajni is a perfect example of A selfless person. I believe that not everybody has this much power to look up to life this way.

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 first met someone”.

1. Do you believe it’s odd to make friends on the web?

No, I really don’t think that it’s odd, but I not so excited about making friends on the web. Any individual may create a bogus ID online. It’s quite risky. We see many displays like Crime Patrol and Savdhan India, where you will find true stories about people being cheated by internet pals.

2. Why is it that some individuals have a couple of friends?

They do not like many pals.

3. What’s more significant, new friendships or older ones?

Both have their own significance. An Individual should create new friends, although not Forget the older ones.

4. How can businesses welcome their new workers?

Businesses have orientation programs for new workers. They present New workers to older ones in those orientation seminars. Every business has its own strategy.

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