Talk about a war New cue card

Talk about a war New cue card

IELTS speaking part 2: Cue card for IELTS Speaking

Describe a war that happened in your country

  • What the war was about?
  • Who fought it
  • How you learned about it
  • Explain What happened in this was?

Well, countless wars between nations and empires have shaped the world. All of us watched 300 And all of us loved Gerard Butler and his 300. Just 300 men fought against a huge Persian army in the battle of Thermopylae.

What the war was about? and Who fought it?

Now here I would like to talk about the same battle that was fought in India. 21 Sikh soldiers fought to their deaths against 10,000 Afghani Tribesmen in the battle of saragarhi. A battle was so ferocious that apart from the 21 Sikh soldiers 600 Pashtun bodies were also found on the battlefield. Akshay Kumar’s latest film “Kesari” is based on this battle- The battle of saragarhi. Here’s how 21 soldiers stood up against 10,000.

How you learned about it

I came to cross with this story when I was going to Amritsar with my family. Over there we stayed in a hotel that’s name is Saragarhi Hotel. In the entrance of the hotel they show a real-based model of that battle after that day I researched on this story.

Explain What happened in this was?

Let me explain briefly what I found saragarhi was a small village, in the Khyber Pakhtun area of present-day Pakistan. 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment In the British India Contingent were stationed there to set up a communication network between fort Lockhart and fort Gulistan of the Hid Kush mountains. The saragarhi post was created at a point between the two forts to prevent the violent Pushtuns from attacking the British personnel. The pushtunes, However, wanted to capture both forts for themselves.

On 12 September 10,000 aggressive afghani tribesmen charged the saragarhi was 21 vs 10,000 on the battlefield. Around 9 am, 10,000 afghani tribesmen marched towards the post. Soldier Gurmukh Singh sent a message to commanding officer colonel Haughton at fort Lockart that the post was being attacked. When colo. Haughton failed to send any help to the 21 Bravehearts geared up for a fight. Lance naik lal Singh and sepoy Bhagwan Singh fired at the enemies with their rifles. However, Bhagwan Singh was killed in the combat and Lal Singh was injured.

The Pushtun tribes the soldiers to surrender but the Sikh soldiers refused. After fighting courageously for several hours Ishar Singh and his companions were martyred. It is said Gurmukh Singh the youngest soldier in the contingent entered the battle and he killed 20 enemies before they set him on fire. It wasn’t until the next day that the British army reached saragrahi posts and retrieved the post. After the saragarhi, tributes were paid to the 21 Bravehearts in the British parliament. They were also honored with the Victoria cross. To date, the Sikh regiment celebrates saragarhi diwas on 12 September.


All in all, this war is unforgettable for all because it is a symbol of braveness. So I suggest to all to read about more on it.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Follow-ups of New cue card Describe a War that happened in your country or you know

Q1. War is important for peace? why?

Not in all cases, like the recent scenario between Russia and Ukraine. This war is disruptable for every livelihood and causes many problems to the environment. Otherwise in some cases, to take freedom, for example, the British government ruled on India for several years in that cases war is essential.

Q2. How does war impact the world and life?

War has an effect that is catastrophic to the health and well-being of the nation. studies have shown that conflict situations cause more mortality and disability than any disease that is major. war destroys communities and often disrupts the development of the social and fabric that is economic of. there are some threatening physical consequences of war, like, Death, injury, sexual violence, malnutrition, illness, and disability.Depression and anxiety are some of the emotional effects



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