In Describe a childhood friend Cue Card, you should say:
1. Who this person is?
2. How you became friends with this person?
3. What kinds of things would you like to do with this person?
4. Explain why you liked this childhood friend?
Here’s the first sample answer to Describe a childhood friend IELTS Speaking Cue Card:
A childhood friendship is an experience many people will remember well into their adult years. I remember my childhood friend quite distinctly and still treasure the many moments we had together. Today, I would love to share the fond memories of my childhood with my closest friend.
Who this person is?
Amitesh was my best childhood friend. We had no idea our friendship would turn out to be so lovely when I first met him when I was 10 years old. Every time I think back on that period, I have a magnificent rush of memories.
How you became friends with this person?
I was new in town. I had just moved back from another city, leaving other childhood friends behind. Amitesh was the first one who approached me to play with his crew. That’s how we came to know each other.
What kinds of things would you like to do with this person?
We used to do a variety of activities, such as flying kites, swimming and fishing in the lakes, hanging out at restaurants and café, and watching movies in childhood. So, I would definitely like to do them again. Furthermore, Amitesh was the star player of our school’s Cricket team, and I would like to get some friendly tips on playing good Cricket in general from him.
Explain why you liked this childhood friend?
I like this childhood friend probably because our interests were similar. Both of us were fond of cartoons. We used to watch cartoons for a long time at his place or mine. This strengthened our friendship even further.
Other than that, we used to spend most of our time together. Childhood Vacation without Amitesh was like a nightmare. We go together to the same place and used to start our day with some homework and housework.
Concluding the Cue Card
Amitesh and I had a terrific friendship since we respected and understood each other a lot. In addition, despite having divergent opinions on a variety of topics, we hardly ever disagreed about anything. Since I was a little too “lazy” for Amitesh’s taste, he always used to encourage me to work harder and succeed.
But the best part of our friendship was that we were both considered like “family” by the families of the other!
MODEL ANSWER 2
Childhood is unquestionably the most fun phase of life. So today, I’m going to tell you about my very first childhood “best buddy”. And I’ll try to explain our friendship so you may understand why we were so close by explaining who this person is, how we became friends, what things we did together, and why I liked him so much.
During my time in junior high school, I first met my friend Rohan. On the first day of the school year, we were seated next to each other in class; I don’t think we specifically chose that, I think we just sat where we were told to, but we hit it off right away and were firm friends from the age of about 7 until we left school to enter senior high school, aged about 15.
We shared similar interests. We both like being outside, playing football, and having craft-related hobbies (although he was incredibly skilled and only got as far as colouring in images). My most vivid memory is of us set off on our bikes in tandem for extended periods of time.
He lived quite close to a sizable park, so I used to ride my bike(bicycle) to his place, and then we’d take a picnic lunch to the park and spend the afternoon there.
And when it came time to head home, we would occasionally try to discover and catch grasshoppers (always letting them go first), or we would simply lounge in the sun. Then, things were very different. There were no cell phones, and parents were far more at ease letting their kids play outside all day.
I now only wish I could do all these things today.
The reason we liked each other was pretty simple actually. We enjoyed doing the same things and were free to discuss anything with one another, including our difficult homework, loud parents, and other current problems. Apart from this, we also shared an interest in caring for our domesticated animals because he had a pet dog and I had beautiful cat.
Rohan and I stayed in touch for a while, but ultimately time drifted us apart. I now only hope he is happy and successful in whatever he does and wherever he ends up. I will always thank him for giving me the best childhood experience that one could get.
Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow-up questions for Describe a childhood friend cue card:
1) How do people make new friends?
Friends are made in a variety of ways. Age and gender are factors. In colleges and schools, kids become buddies. By playing together, they also develop friends in the neighbourhood. Men make acquaintances at work or by joining social clubs, whereas women establish friends by attending kitty parties.
2) What do you think makes people have a long friendship?
People develop lasting friendships when they are able to communicate. Friendships can last a long time if people can accept each other’s flaws and be straightforward and uncomplicated.
3) Does it make things easier in a friendship if you have similar interests?
Definitely, yes. Friends who have similar hobbies can hang around and not grow bored. They will discuss related subjects as well. It is crucial for a connection to last that your likes and dislikes align.
4) How do people make friends now?
People today create friendships online by signing up for social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
5) Do you think we meet new people differently now than in the past?
Absolutely, yes. With the help of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and others, we may now meet new individuals online. In the past, when individuals had plenty of spare time, they established friends by going out and meeting new people.
6) What do you think, what type of personality do people of the young generation admire?
Young people look up to those who are wealthy and well-known. Young leaders are all admired by them. They also respect well-known athletes. They admire the winners of reality TV.
7) Why is friendship nowadays so volatile?
Today, friendship is exceedingly unstable for a variety of reasons. The primary cause is a lack of time for maintaining friendships. People are in the rat race to make money and have developed workaholism. Friendship has so been neglected.
8) How do people in your country make friends these days?
In my nation, people make friends at work, school, and other locations, as well as during events and when travelling. These days, social networking services have made it quite popular to make acquaintances online.
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