IELTS Preparation

A speech that somebody gave and you liked

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 261 with Model Answer:

A speech that somebody gave and you liked.

You should say:

  • when it was
  • who gave the speech and what it was about
  • who were present there

and explain why it was the best gift/ present you have ever received.

will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one
minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes
to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer 1:
Speeches are often intolerable though aimed for betterment but my point of view about speech is dissimilar. I am never bored with speeches and if that aimed at improving skills, I gladly accept that. Last day I had to experience such a speech from our college sports instructor.

I am a student of D K Govt. College in Andhra Pradesh in India and love taking part in sports. It was just after the handball practice inside the college playground when the sports teacher delivered the speech to me and my team. Actually, my college was a participant in an inter-college handball championship but the team performance was not in satisfactory state. Thereby, the teacher advised us in his speech.

The speech was given by Mr. Gaurav Pandey, the sports teacher and instructor of the college. He is really a nice man and everyone praises him for his benevolent behaves. So, when he started to use some rebuking words to us, we realized that we had made a great mistake with the performance. Usually he does not speak even in loud voice and his sudden change in manners and attitudes with us proved our inefficiency with the sport. But on the later stage, he turned back to his real face – the gentle one. He then politely made us understood that we need to be better with the handball and he was on the view that we were neglecting the competition. In fact, he was true. He pointed out the pitfalls of the team and also suggested to improve.

When the delivered the speech, he asked almost all the teachers to be present at the college playground. Since it was the very first participation of D K Govt. College in an inter-college championship, everyone was excited. But Mr. Pandey did not want us to be excited rather he stressed on the practice – the thing we did least. So, he wanted everyone teachers related with the academic activities to be present there and inspire us so that we could win the matches or at least try our bests to win.

I liked the speech from several aspects. Firstly, the speeches were inspiring (though he rebuked us seriously for being in attentive on the practices) for me and the team members. Besides, being the captain of the team, I also ignored the practices often showing some excuses. But his speeches worked as eye-opener for me. Before the speech, I used to make delay on arrival on the ground, and even missed some of the practice sessions. So, naturally, he was angry on me and advised me to be more regular on the practice sessions. His positive attitudes and motivational speech worked on me well and thus I liked the speech much.

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