IELTS Preparation

Describe a family event you are looking forward to


IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 321 with Model Answer:

Describe a family event you are looking forward to.

You should say:

  • what the event is
  • where it will be held
  • what you will do at this event

and explain why you are looking forward to this family event.

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:
The celebration of the Christmas Day is the largest event in Russia and I have been looking forward to celebrating the event with my family. This is also the largest family gathering and marking this day, all the family members get together at my grandparent’s house. Actually, we wait for the day eagerly. This is a smart candidate task card and I will answer the remaining questions in brief.

The celebration will take place at the village Vyatskoe located in the Yaroslavl region. Earlier, this was a remote and back warded village. But with the help of private investment, it has become a great place for the people and especially the locals. My grandparents have shifted here from Moscow and they love to see us during this time of the year. In fact, the entire family is gathering here for past few years and making great fun round the week they stay here. So, it is anticipated that the event will take place here like the other years if there are not major disorders in the family.  

I am the youngest daughter of my family and everyone loves me much. So, they do not prefer that I should participate in any work. Rather, they help me greatly in the other tasks. But I have a plan that this year I will take part in decorating the Christmas tree and also will extend a helping hand in preparing the foods for that night. 

This is an exciting event for me. All the family members gather together especially my cousins. They are of my age and we make fun together. We talk, we take foods, enjoy cartoons or animated movies and also spend time by playing with snow balls and many more adventurous activities. Hence, I am looking forward to the event.

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