IELTS Cue Card: Describe a wedding you have attended

Describe a wedding you have attended

IELTS Cue Card Question 99 With Model Answer:

Describe a wedding you have attended.

You should say:
  • where it was
  • who was getting married
  • why you attended this wedding
And explain what was special about this wedding.
[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:
I am a student of The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) and one of my friends have recently got married here with a lady of his own cast.

As an Athenian, I have passed my early days in Athens, the largest city in Greece and had the chance to meet with overseas people for educational purposes. Soumitra Shekhar Chatterjee is such a friend of mine whom I met at the AUA when I got admitted into my graduate level. Soumitra is from India, an Asian country and studies with me. He got married following his local cultures and rituals in Athens. The wedding was an enjoyable event for us all. The number of invited guests was few. Though the ceremony is held outdoors in India, it was held indoor here for the lack of space. We decorated the entire platform with different trees and made fire and completed other formalities as well to conduct the marriage perfectly.

Soumitra was in love with a girl, Nandinee Chatterjee, belonged to his own cast and religion and they met at the AUA. Although Nandinee’s family originated from India, they were living in Athens for years and now have gained permanent resident status to live in the country. I, in fact, was the key player to formulate the love between the two. In the opening of the love, they were not that much familiar with each other but I was a close mate for Nandinee as she lives on the opposite of our house and I have a familiar relation with her family. With the divine direction, both of them fell with my help and now they are getting to tie the knot. It was a pleasure for me that I have made a family for my friend.

It was almost obligatory for me to attend the ceremony as I helped them greatly. Nandinee’s family invited all my family members and she herself invited me to be at the event. Besides, Soumitra assigned me his official photographer for the event. It was a really enjoyable event for me. I clicked all the photos and they have printed some of them too to use in their apartment. I actually cannot express my feelings and emotions that how I felt exactly right that moment when they become a successful in tying the everlasting bond. It appeared that I am the happiest man as I have succeeded to make it happen which was unimaginable for the familial obstructions. 

The marriage was special for me as I have never seen any marriage that has taken place indoor. Mostly the marriages in Athens take place outdoors and many invited guests attend the ceremony. Besides, after the instruction from Nandinee’s family, I with some of my friends made a platform where a fire was kept. Soumitra and Nandinee circled the fire while a Hindu priest was reading something loudly that I could not understand at all but sounded interesting. The foods were special. Traditional Indian foods while were brought from a local Indian restaurant. In fact, the foods were the key attraction for me and I have tasted almost all the foods and finally thanked them for allowing me to taste the foods together.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a wedding you have attended." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe a party or celebration you have recently attended.
  • Describe a wedding party you attended.
  • Talk about a traditional ceremony or celebration you know about.
  • Describe a birthday or wedding celebration you attended.
  • Describe an occasion or event when you met a lot of people.