Describe something that surprised you and made you happy New Sep-Dec 2022

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS speaking Cue card by IELTSKING

5. Describe something that surprised you and made you happy.

You should say:

  • What it was
  • Who did this
  • How you found out about it and what you did
  • And explain why it surprised you and made you happy

Note: you have to talk for 1 to 2 minutes. You have 1 minute to take a look at the main points and prepare some notes which you can use while speaking.

What it was

I have been given and received surprises many times. But here I would like to talk about a time when I was really shocked after getting an expensive laptop on my 19th birthday. Well, this matter is about 2 years ago when I was studying in 12th standard. On my birthday my parents organized a party at home. And my maternal uncle, who is living in Canada, was come here.

Who did this

On the day of my birthday all my friends, relatives, and family members were present. I cut the cake And they gave me many gifts accordingly. Interestingly, my maternal uncle gave me a brand new apple mac book.

How you found out about it and what you did

I didn’t expect this gift from anyone because of too pricy. I has being very happy.  This mac book has come with an M1 chip, which is the world’s fastest chipset, along with 1TB storage.

And explain why it surprised you and made you happy

Although all other gifts are valuable to me but this gift is so expensive and unique for me. I am still using it for educational and entertainment purposes. It has no speed and performance decline, which is why this is my favorite product.  So this is a time when I received a surprise that made me happy. 


Part 3:- Follow-up Questions of Describe something that surprised you and made you happy

1. How do people express happiness in your culture?

 People express happiness in different ways in my culture. I think in all cultures, a smile is the most common way to express happiness. In my culture, people express it by celebrating their happiness with their loved ones by having a party, cooking something special, buying gifts, etc.

2. Do you think happiness has any effect on people? How?

Happiness is contagious. It spreads and uplifts the moods of everyone around you. It gives meaning and purpose to life. It also has many health benefits like better sleep, lower risk of cardiovascular diseases, stronger immune system, etc.

3. How can people be happy?

People can be happy by focusing on good things and being satisfied with what they have in life. Also, people should remind themselves that life can be tough at times but if they stay positive, they can conquer the hurdles and get past the difficult situations. Another way to be happy is to be with people who bring you joy and stay away from negative people who try to bring you down.

4. Is it good for people to be unhappy? Why?

No, it’s not good to be unhappy. Good mental health is very important for our wellbeing and being unhappy can lead to depression and anxiety. Sometimes it’s hard to force the mind to stay positive and in such cases, meditation and deep breathing can help us stabilize our mind and chase the blues away.

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