Describe a time when you received good news

Describe a time when you received good news.

Describe a time when you received good news.

You should say
What was it about?
Who told you the news?
When did you know it?
How did you feel about it?
Why do you think it was good?

IELTS CUE CARD

Sample Answer

Introduction

  • Being an optimistic person, I always feel delighted when I get good news about myself or my near and dear ones.
  • These days social media is acting as a reliable platform to share the information.

Who told you the news?

  • Six months back, I received a piece of good news about one of my friends through a family social media website that is Facebook.

What was it about? and When did you know it?

  • My friend Tina posted this news with a recent photograph of her.
  • In that picture, she showed her new look. In that photograph, she was looking quite slim and trim.

How did you feel about it?

  • Tina is an intelligent person, and I always seek flashes of inspiration from her.
  • Moreover, she is quite well-settled in her career
  • Despite these qualities, she was unable to find a suitable match for her wedding, because she was overweight.
  • Now with her slim look, she looked gorgeous.
  • She was working quite hard to lose the extra pounds and, finally, she achieved her target.
  • Being her bosom friend, I felt quite joyful. 

Why do you think it was good?

  • This news was good because it led to a paradigm shift in her life.
  • Firstly, her productivity at her workplace improved considerably.
  • Secondly, she started feeling more confident.
  • Lastly, she was able to find her soulmate.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to cue card “Describe a time when you received good news”.

1. Is it important to read the news?

Yes, it is highly imperative to read the news because through this activity, we remain updated regarding what is happening around us. Moreover, we gain tremendous knowledge.

2. What kind of news do people in your country like to read?

Although people of my country read all kinds of news, their inclination is more towards the information related to politics, sports and celebrities.

3. Are young people and old people interested in the same kind of news?

 No, there is a vast difference in the interests of elderly and young people. Hence, youngsters have a fondness for news related to sports and movies and elderly people prefer to read news related to politics.

4. Is it important to keep reading up to date news?

Yes, to remain in synchronization with the rest of the world, it is highly imperative to read up to date news.

5. How do people in your country get news?

In this contemporary epoch, there are a plethora of ways to get news. People follow both print and digital media platforms to fetch information.

6. Do you think children should start watching the news from a young age?

Yes, children should start watching the news from a young age because this practice helps them to have a clear understanding of the world and people around them.

7. Why do some people like to share news on social media?

Some people share news on social media platforms because they believe that they could create mass awareness in an easy way.

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