IELTS Cue Card: Describe an activity you recently took part in

Describe an activity you recently took part in

IELTS Cue Card Question 62 With Model Answer: 

Describe an activity you recently took part in.

You should say: 
  • what the activity was
  • where and when it took place
  • who organized it
and explain your feeling about this activity.

[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, I participate in almost all the activities of my college and recently my classmates organised an outdoor picnic and I participated in that.

It was all on a sudden and all the classmates agreed on arranging a picnic. All of us contributed on the picnic so that we could but the necessary food and other items. The venue was selected adjacent to out college in Mumbai. Basically, the idea emerged from observing a birthday party of one of my classmates. But instead of celebrating the birthday inside the classroom, I proposed to make it a picnic in outdoor and everyone present there positively nodded with my proposal and immediately started arranging the picnic. When I submitted the proposal for the outdoor picnic, it appeared that many of them have not been attending an outdoor picnic for so long. 

Then we collected the contributory money to arrange the picnic and three of the boys went shopping the necessary things. By the time, two of the girls went to their home to bring the cooking ports. The rest went to the spot near Mumbai sea beach. It was almost noon when the others reached the selected spot with the cooking pots and materials. We took water buckets, plates, glasses, water containers and stoves to the spot. Cooking was assigned to the girls of the class and traditional food items were cooked in the picnic. Moreover, a birthday cake was brought to celebrate the birthday of Nitish, the birthday boy for aiming whom we have arranged the picnic.

Since I proposed for the picnic, they assigned me with all the responsibilities to coordinate the picnic. Thereby, I had to be highly busy and got occupied with all the activities. I selected members for purchasing the food items from the local market while I also advised the girls to bring some cooking pots and stove from their respective house and accordingly they brought all the necessary items. All of them were puzzled about the spot selection while I suggested that we could go near the sea beach which is not far away from the college. Moreover, the idea of having a birthday cake was my invention.

I am highly pleased that I have participated in the arrangement of the picnic and could make it a successful one. Due to the mechanised nature of our daily life, we cannot make our body and mind free from stress and anxiety. A sudden outing with the friends and near or dear ones really helps to get relief from the dullness of the life. The picnic we made was entirely unexpected and enjoyable too. But we had to miss all the classes on that day and we, in fact, do not bother about the issue as we all informed our respective teachers about the sudden outing near the sea beach.