IELTS Cue Card: Describe a story that people in your country know well

Describe a story that people in your country know well

IELTS Cue Card Question 92 With Model Answer:

Describe a story that people in your country know well.

You should say:
  • what the story is
  • how you know this story
  • why you do you remember this story
and explain whether it is a good story or not.
[You 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:
Usually, the Germans pass their leisure hours in different ways and telling stories to the friends and family is one of the ways to make the leisure attractive. So, there are a large number of stories are available.

The story is about two frogs, who fell down inside a well, unfortunately, and one of them survived finally. The story is told to inspire people so that they could also get succeeded in their daily life. When the frogs slipped into the well, both of them started jumping to get out of the well. The other frogs discouraged them in getting out as the well's length was beyond their capacity to jump out. Hearing the demoralising words, one of the frogs stopped jumping and died inside the well. The other frogs started discoursing the remaining frog not to jump but as that tried harder, that came out of the well. As the frog was short in the ear, it could not realise that it was being discouraged rather believing that it was inspired, it finally made its way out of the well.

This is a very usual story that is told to kids to make them inspired and motivate to continue their respective tasks. My mother told me the story when I failed to pass an exam. She told it as part of motivating me to keep going forward. I was in my seventh grade and failed to secure the necessary marks to pass in mathematics. But as I could not answer few questions for the limited time in the examination and made a couple of wrong answers simultaneously, I obtained the lowest marks among the other students in the class. When the answer scripts were passed to my parents, they tried to inspire me on stressing mathematics more than ever. As an example, she told me the story which ended with the moral that if someone works relentlessly avoiding the failures, success certainly will embrace them someday.   

In my current days, I still remember the story as it was a milestone for me. It helped me greatly to start a new beginning in my life. Whenever I was in trouble or failure appeared before me, I kept doing the same thing again and again. I failed for several times and finally the success was mine. There were few negative people who had dejected me from several perspectives; I neglected their words like the second frog. It was a lifetime lesson for me.

The story of two frogs is a very good and inspiring story for everyone. It teaches us how to struggle to get success. In our real life, we will get a good number of people who have mounted on the top of success in their respective arena and it is possible only for their hard labour and perseverance. For example, the first frog died on the well as it was discouraged by the other frogs. But the second one succeeded to come out after several other attempts. We can cite many famous historical personalities, politicians, painters, singers and other celebrities who have succeeded after lots of attempts in their life. Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Walt Disney, Socrates, Charlie Chaplin among others are notable in this case.