Describe a time you got up early [IELTS Cue Card]

Last updated on March 20th, 2022 at 01:10 pm

In Describe a time you got up early IELTS Speaking cue card, you’ll be asked to speak about a time when you had to wake up early in the morning. You should say:

☑️ When was it?

☑️ Why did you get up early?

☑️ What did you do after getting up?

☑️ How did you feel about it?

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NOTEYou 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’ve divided this IELTS Speaking Cue Card Describe a time you got up early into three sub-topics – Introductionrelevant Questions, and Conclusion.


I am a health conscious person. So I always wake up at around 7 o’clock everyday. But today, I would like to talk about an event when I had to get up in the wee hours of the morning.

When was it?

Last Month, I had my final high school exams…more specifically, it was the day of Biology exam.

Frankly speaking, Biology is not my forte! so I was tensed days before the exam, and the examination stress drove me to wake up at the crack of dawn.

Why did you get up early?

Like I said, it was my biology paper and I haven’t studied much in the whole year.

I got up early to revise important topics.  

What did you do after getting up?

After finishing my morning chores, I took my notes and quickly glanced through them.

• Then at 6 AM I went for a walk in the morning sun and finally took a warm bath to feel rejuvenated.

• After that, I wore my school attire and had a restful breakfast with my family. Thereafter, my father dropped me off at the school.

How did you feel about it?

Getting up early was unusual but nice experience. I felt like I had full control of my life.

Though I experienced dizziness in the later hours of the day, but who cares???? The exams were over and I was as happy as Larry.


In the end, I’d just like to tell you that.. My exam went really well and I scored an “A”grade, and this establishes the fact that early mornings can be a lot useful if you are determined!

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Following are the probable set of IELTS Speaking Part-3 follow up questions that could be asked in Describe a time you got up early cue card:

Do you know anyone who likes to get up early?

Yes, actually my grandparents always wake up before the sunrise. They believe that it’s a symbol of goodwill. My mother also get up quite early to prepare food and do other household chores.

Why do people get up early?

I think the main reason for people to get up early is simply because it gives additional time to perform everyday tasks apart from their normal schedule. Moreover, for office goers, getting up and out of the house early can help them beat the usual traffic, which is pretty much a universal plus.

What kind of situations need people to arrive early?

I think people should definitely be punctual in formal commitments like client-meetings, office interviews and hospital appointments. Furthermore, on religious congregations where time is essence, people generally told to arrive on time.

Why do some people like to stay up late?

According to me, people like to stay up late because there is peacefulness at night. Most people are asleep, and they can remained focused on their train of thoughts…like reading a book, watching a movie etc. Whereas during the day, they have to face continuous drumbeat of distractions.

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