Describe an occasion when you lost something and then got it back

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

Describe an occasion when you lost something and then got it back.

You should say:
What you lost?
How you lost it?
Where you found it?
How you felt 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 answer for describe an occasion when you lost something and then got it back

Model answer :

Introduction :

  • During the beginning times of the eleventh grade, I used to get pocket money for items like lunch and buying stationery. It was exciting to deal with your personal costs.
  • I used to treat this pocket money as a treasure.

What you lost?

  • I purchased a shiny new wallet only to lose it a day after.

How you lost it?

  • I really don’t quite remember how I dropped it because if I did, I’d remember where it was, right?
  • The only thing I recall was, it was a Monday morning, and I had it with me when I stopped the school bus.
  • The small sum of money and also the cost of the new wallet put together looked like a lot to me at that time, because my parents never awakened my pocket money, in case I ended it.
  • I searched for it the whole day in courses, washrooms, and wherever I was all day long.
  • I retraced my steps back home, thinking that I might have thrown it from my bus window, so it was a very long shot, but at the time no attempt seemed futile.

Where you found it?

  • The next morning, sitting on the aisle seat of my bus, I had completely accepted the fact that I had lost it forever.
  • I bent down and appeared for the last time under the chair, and only at that moment, I spotted my wallet under the exact same chair that I had occupied the last day.

How you felt about it? and Conclusion :

  • Thus, once I alighted from the bus that I felt like a rich person again.
  • I felt Very relieved to have finally found it, and I don’t think I will ever keep a pocket in shallow pockets.

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 you lost something and then got it back”.

1. Why do people lose their things?

These days whenever we move from the house, we have so many possessions to carry like the cell phone, the shades or spectacles, a wallet, car keys, and much more. I carry an organiser with me; otherwise, every day, I may get rid of something. I’ve discovered that a number of my buddies always waste precious time searching for lost or missing possessions. I believe those who lose their things very often aren’t well organised.

2. What type of things people normally lose?

We shed many things every day at home or outside. Sometimes we lose keys, and on most occasions, we misplace a spoon, clips, a set of socks instead of one out of a pair. I have a few dozen lace at home. Everything you Shed mostly depends upon the situation and the place where you go. Sometimes people get pickpocketed and lose valuable things such as mobile phones. Recently one of my friend’s pocket has been picked, and he dropped his cell phone on the new year’s eve.

3. What can people do to find things they have lost?

In my opinion, the first step would be to attempt to Remember about the areas one has visited when you attempt to look for something that has been lost. It is better to take a person in confidence and produce a collective search, as two heads are always better than one. If something is of Great Value and valuable, is it best to report to the authorities. Another thing that may be taken is to set a note to produce others realise you have lost something and where they have to return it in the event they find it.

4. What can people do to avoid losing their stuff?

Most of Us know that we have to be The documents should all be kept in a file and be carried in a bag if we don’t Want to shed them. The keys should always be at a key-chain. The cash should Always maintain a wallet in a profound or secure pocket so that it will not fall off. Last but not least is maintaining the items well organised at their appropriate place saves plenty of time and squandering of money.

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