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Describe a time when you’re waiting for something special that’d happen IELTS Cue-Card

In Describe a time when you’re waiting for something special that would happen IELTS Speaking cue card, you’ll be asked to speak about a time when you waited anxiously. You should say:

☑️ What you waited for?

☑️ Where you waited?

☑️ Why it was special?

☑️ Explain how you felt when you were waiting?

NOTE – You have one minute to think about what you are going to say, then you’ll have to talk about the topic for one-to-two minutes. A paper and a pencil will be given so that you can make some notes if you wish.

For easier understanding, I have divided Describe a time when you’re waiting for something special that would happen cue card into three sub-topics – IntroductionQuestions, and Conclusion.

Introducing a time you’re waiting for something special

Well, I am a highly impatient person, and I really hate it when I have to wait for something for a long time.

• But today I would like to talk about one special occasion when I could have waited forever.

What you waited for?

It was during the last summer when my sister was blessed with a baby girl, and it was one of the best moments of my life.

• My sister was expecting her baby at the end of June, but I guess the god had different plans and she was born in the first week of July.

Where you waited?

I was really excited about it because I was going to become an uncle for the first time in my life.

• As per the doctor’s advice, we got my sister admitted to the local hospital on the 6th of July, and my niece was born on the morning of 7th July.

• I waited the entire night outside the hospital, and I was very excited and anxious at the same time.

• In fact, everybody in the family was curious whether it would be a boy or a girl, but I just wanted the baby and mother to be healthy as it was during the COVID period

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Why it was special?

My sister was in the labor room for almost 5-6 hours, which to me felt like an eternity.

• Finally, when we received the good news from the doctor, I thanked God and congratulated and hugged everyone around me.

• My dad and brother-in-law brought sweets for everyone, and we could see smiling faces everywhere.

• It was a special day because holding my niece for the first time and looking at how small she was brought tears of joy into my eyes.

Explain how you felt when you were waiting?

Also, my sister decided to name her Trisha, which means God’s gift.

• Trisha is one year old now and she has just started to walk.

• I love her a lot and the day she was born was one of the happiest days of my life.

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Concluding the cue card

In the end I’d just tell you that… waiting for things and developing patience is the best thing occurred to me.


Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions that could be asked in Describe a time when you’re waiting for something special that would happen cue card:

On what occasions do people usually need to wait?

I think that waiting is a big part of our everyday life, and we have to wait for many of the situations in our life. It could be when we are meeting someone, when we order food at a restaurant or when we need to travel by public transport or when we shop online. In general, if the situation or the task requires two or more people to complete it, then the waiting factor kicks in automatically.

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Who behaves better when waiting children or adults?

I think adults have more patience when it comes to waiting because they are more mature and from their past experience they know that some things are worth the wait. On the other hand, children want everything with the click of a button and lack patience.

Compared to the past are people less patient now, why?

Yes, people are less patient nowadays because technology has made things a lot faster and convenient for people. People can now order food online and it is delivered to their homes in less than 30 minutes, so people expect that everything can be done faster. However, this is also making them impatient because if they have to wait for something which they feel can be done in less amount of time, then they start feeling uncomfortable.

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What are the positive and negative effects of waiting on society?

From a positive point of view, I think that it helps to develop patience in people and society becomes more tolerant. When people are willing to wait for others, it shows that they care for them. From a negative perspective, I think waiting can have disastrous effects sometimes. For example, if we have to wait long for an ambulance, the consequences can be fatal. Secondly, waiting for longer periods in offices or other places can hamper productivity.



I hope it gives you some realistic idea on how to carry a conversation around Describe a time when you’re waiting for something special that’d happen IELTS Cue card topic. However, it is strongly advised not to reproduce the same answer during the exam, as it may be used by many of our readers on the site. You should rather reformulate and personalize your answer.

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Rajit K.

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