IELTS Speaking, Cue card: A thing you borrowed from a friend or family

IELTS Speaking, Cue card: A thing you borrowed from a friend or family

In IELTS Speaking Part 2 or cue card section, you are asked to talk about a particular topic. In this post, I am providing you a sample or model answer for one such topic which is Describe something you borrowed from your friend or family. This topic card is quite an important one for IELTS Speaking as it has appeared in several exams recently. Practicing this model answer can be beneficial to you.

IELTS Speaking, Cue card: A thing you borrowed from a friend or family

Model Answer:

Thank you, sir/ madam, for this cue card. I can relate to many occasions when I had to borrow some things from my near and dear ones. Nonetheless, for this cue card topic, I am going to describe an event when I was bound to borrow some cash money from my uncle.

It was about four years ago when I was a fresh graduate from a university. I was looking for something to do as I don’t like to be free. So, I told some of my close friends to look for any job if they know. One day one of those friends gave me a call and told me that he somehow managed to get a lucrative job interview for me. But he insisted me to meet him the next morning. I was at a loss. My friend lives in the capital and I am from a small town. So, it was far away from my home place. I had to get the night bus and reach the capital immediately. But I had not a single penny with me as I was struggling myself to get a job. That time I remembered my uncle who used to live in the same place. I met him straight away and explained the situation and requested him to lend me some money. He gave me around 750 dollars and wished me luck.

I thanked him for the help he provided and went to the capital. Luckily, I got the job as my interview pleased the authority. When I got the good news, I immediately phoned my uncle and hearing the news he burst into tears. He was so happy about my success. I also showed my appreciation and stated that without his immediate help, I could not have got this job. When I got my first salary, I returned the money to my uncle.

I borrowed many other things from other people. But this one is very special for me to remember. It is because it was my first job ever and I borrowed the money from my own uncle. I think it was a good decision to make not to ask for money to a friend rather I asked my uncle. My uncle visits me sometime and I mention the event to him and show my gratitude sometimes.

Thank you.

This is the end of the answer.

You can also cover other similar topics with this cue card answer.

  1. Describe a useful thing you borrowed.
  2. Describe an item you borrowed from one of your neighbours.
  3. Describe a situation when someone you know helped you.
  4. Describe an item you do not have but you would like to have.
  5. Describe a time when you rented or hired an item from the market.
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