IELTS Cue Card: Describe a dream you remember well

Describe a dream you remember well

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 319 with Model Answer:

Describe a dream you remember well.

You should say:
  • what it was about
  • how you felt about that
  • what it could indicate
and explain why you remember it so well.
[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:
A couple of days ago, I had a dream about missing a train. It was something indicative to me. But I could not get the meaning clearly right that moment and later I realized that it was a sign of my negligence to my study. Later, I started focusing on my academic studies. This is a nice cue card for me and I will explain the matter in brief here.

It was a mixed feeling. In fact, for past couple of weeks, I had not been concentrating on my academic activities. I used to move around and bunk the college classes. Moreover, I got a couple of friends who were also similar to me and with their company, I failed to focus on my academic activities. So, when I saw the dream, I started feeling guilty. It was my subconscious mind that was telling me to improve my academic career.

Actually, the dream was a kind of symbolic instruction to me. I saw that I was missing a train as I was late to reach the station. I tried to catch the train, ran for a while but could not get into that for a few seconds. It could have been interpreted in several ways. But I discovered that it was my subconscious mind which was worried about me. Through the dream, it was warning me to come back on the track. If I do not follow the usual rules, I may experience some detrimental impacts.

I remember the dream very well as it was in my present condition. I was having some wonderful day with my mates and moved in different parts of the city. I made late to return home and followed the same routine in the next day. The dream warned me. And so I remember it.