A Happy Memory from Your Childhood IELTS Cue Card

A Happy Memory from Your Childhood IELTS Cue Card


A Happy Memory from Your Childhood

You should say:

What that happy memory is?
Who did what and why?
Why do you remember it so fondly?

NOTE – The examiner gives you one minute to plan your answerand to help you prepare for the topic, the examiner provides you with a pencil and a notepad. You’ll have to answer the questions given on the topic for one-to-two minutes.

Sample 1


Although I have numerous happy childhood memories, one of them is close to my heart and worth mentioning.

What is that happy memory?

The happy memory is winning the poetry competition.

Who did what and why?

I vividly remember when I was in the 3rd standard, my school teacher came to me and told me to go to the stage and recite a poem immediately. Although I was not on the list of participants, I was given the charge because the original participant went unwell just before his performance.

Why do you remember it so fondly?

I remember it so fondly because that day, I removed many fears which were inside me, and on top of that, I came to know about my strengths. When my teacher instructed me to go to the stage, I told her that performing on such short notice was not my cup of tea. But she was in a different mood, and she gave me a pep talk for two minutes, telling me that I need not think about what the audience would say. Instead, my central focus should be reciting the poem without thinking about the negative scenarios.

Her advice boosted my confidence, and I went confidently to the stage. I recited the poem with determination, dedication, and discipline. My hard work paid off, and I got the first prize.

That day was a game changer because my fear of public speaking went for a toss. Moreover, I learned the significance of a positive attitude in our lives. The appreciation I got that day will always remain etched in my memories.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “A Happy Memory from Your Childhood IELTS Cue Card”.

1. What do you think is the first moment of happiness that people remember?

It’s a challenging question indeed. In my opinion, we forget the first four to five years of our life, and when we turn six years old, we tend to remember occasions. In my opinion, the first moment of happiness we cherish for a long time is the birthday celebration when we are six or seven years old because they remain etched in our memories.

2. Why do you think some people remember more than others?

Some people are god gifted at remembering things. They have exact details of the events that happened in the past. On the other hand, most people forget after three years.

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