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Describe an exciting experience in your life (IELTS CUE CARD 2021)

Describe an exciting experience in your life
Posted: September 25, 2019 at 12:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Describe an exciting experience in your life.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • when and where it occurred
  • what happened

and explain what was so exciting about it.

[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 1: for Describe an exciting experience in your life
Thank you very much for this interesting topic. I, in fact, can recall several such occasions and for this cue card topic, I would like to talk about one of my recent exciting experiences.

A couple of months ago I went to watch a 3D animated movie in a movie theatre for the first time in my life. I have had the experience of watching a 3D movie at home but not on a really large screen in a theatre. It was an overwhelming experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

To be more precise, I went to watch the movie with two close friends of mine and it was mid-February in 2018. The name of the movie theatre was (…say a movie theatre name…) and the movie we enjoyed was (…say an animated movie name…). Once there, I decided to watch a 3D movie as I thought it would be fun to watch a 3D movie on a large screen. To share my impression with you, I was enthralled and quite taken aback with the surreal stage at which I entered when I wore the 3D glasses. It was as if I was present at the scene and was witnessing the whole thing with my own eyes!

Just after I put on the glasses that were designed for watching 3D movies, I was taken to a magical yet original world of animation. I can not compare it with my previous experience of watching a movie in a theatre. I felt as if I was cut off from reality and transported to a fairy world of animated characters. The sound system of the theatre added another thrilling dimension to the experience. Though 3D movies are still in its primary stages, I would say, it has advanced remarkably and offers a whole new dimension to the movie lovers.

The experience I have had at that time was unique. I was so enchanted with the experience that I went to watch another 3D movie within a week. Afterwards, I have enjoyed more than five or six 3D movies so far but the excitement of experiencing it for the first time is unforgettable.

Model Answer 2:

Life is full of many exciting experiences, some of which, we tend to forget, but as for others, we remember them for a long time. Today, I would like to talk about such an experience, involving riding on a boat, which I will never forget.

It was during a long summer holiday about 5 years ago, when my university had just closed, and I decided to visit one of my best friend’s home town at his invitation in order to see one of the biggest lakes of my country. The lake was very famous, not only because of its huge size but also because of its crystal clear water. Anyway, I was very excited about my visit to see the lake, but little did I know that even more excitement and surprise were waiting for me.

In fact, after arriving at my friend’s hometown, when he took me to the lake, I could see a brand new, white, and motor-driven boat was waiting for us to ride. However, the problem was I never had a boat journey before, nor did I know any swimming. But my friend was indeed brave, and he assured me that nothing would happen. So, our boat journey started and in no time, I found myself far away from the lakeshore. The exciting thing was that I could actually see the fishes swimming around us through the clear water of the lake! In a second, I forgot about my fear and wanted to catch some of those big fishes, but my friend prevented me.

Anyway, it was indeed a “once in a lifetime” kind of exciting experience for me because I never traveled by boat before. Besides, when I was in the middle of the lake, it felt like the sky was only covering the lake like a “tower”.  I also felt like the fishes wanted to talk to us and befriend us when they were swimming around our boat! Finally, the chirping of the birds over our heads felt like they were singing to “greet” us in their world!

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