Describe something that you lost in a public place IELTS Cue Card

Describe something that you lost in a public place IELTS Cue Card


Describe something that you lost in a public place (Past Tense)

You should say:
What did you lose? (Past Tense)
How you lost it? (Past Tense)
Where you lost it? (Past Tense)
And explain how you felt about it. (Past Tense)

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 Answer 1


Since childhood, I have had this uncanny knack for losing things. Recently I lost a precious item at a public place.

What did you lose?

I lost my mobile phone

How you lost it?, and Where you lost it?

Last month I went to a park nearby my home for a walk. There few kids were having a gala time playing cricket. Being a cricket fanatic, I too joined them and played the game for two hours.

I left my belongings on the park bench, and when I returned after playing cricket, I didn’t find my mobile phone.

And explain how you felt about it.

After losing the phone, I was in a state of absolute disarray because my phone contained vital information regarding my work and study, and I thrived primarily on it to store data. My first cause of worry was the loss of data.

Secondly, that phone had a special place in my heart because I won it in a competition which happened in our college. The target was to become the topper of the class. I vividly remember that I burned the midnight oil for six months and ingrained determination, dedication and discipline in my routine to pass my exam with flying colours.

My hard work paid off, and I got the latest iPhone as a prize, for my stupendous performance.

Therefore, losing that phone was a heartbreaking moment for me. I tried hard to find it, but to my dismay, I couldn’t locate it and finally, I realised that my phone would never come back to me.

The wonderful moments I had with that phone will always remain etched in my memories.

Follow up Questions

Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe something that you lost in a public place “.

1. Do you have the habit of losing things?

I have this habit of keeping everything in its place. Due to this reason, on rare occasions, only I lose things.

2. How do you feel when you lose any precious thing?

Losing precious things puts me in a state of absolute disarray, and I take some time to get out of the shock. For example, I lost my mobile phone last year, and my mood remained upset for one week.

3. How do you use technology to protect money?

As I have lost cash multiple times, these days, I make all the payments through UPI. Due to that, the chances of losing money are negligible. Moreover, it helps me keep track of my investments.

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