Skip to main content

Describe a day when you woke up very early

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 219 with Model Answer:

Describe a day when you woke up very early.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what time you woke up
  • why you woke up so early
and explain how the day was.

[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 1:
I am not an early riser and my lifestyle has been changed accordingly. In fact, I sleep late at night and wake up around noon but in last month I had to rise early to attend an interview for the post of a sales executive in an international company dealing with computer accessories.

I have completed my graduation last year from the University of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan and been passing an unemployed period since then. The rate of unemployment is too much in Pakistan for different reasons. Many of the educated youths are unemployed. Though some of them have started a business to be self-reliant, most of them cannot do so for the want to money. So, receiving an invitation for a formal interview at a multinational company was really unexpected and surprising to me. So, I broke my usual rules and started for the interview. Though I reached there in time, I found a large queue of applicants for the similar post. The company was supposed to hire only two sales executives while the number of applicants was over hundred.

My ordinary lifestyle is a bit different from the other citizens of Pakistan. I usually start my day after the noon and remain awake until last part of the night. Usually, I play video games or watch movies in night times. Since I am not engaged in any job, my parents and other family members are not annoyed with the lifestyle though they sometimes try to suggest me to change the style. They are bored with my typical reply that everything will be okay after I get a job for me. So, when the interview letter arrived at my home, it was a bit difficult for me to adjust to the interview schedule. I had to get up by 6.00 am so that I could reach in the interview location within due time. The interview location was set in a corner of Lahore and that was moderately distant from my living place. So, I had to get up early.

This is the age of expansion and everything is changing. By the same way, traffic on roads have also increased in Pakistan and most of the times the main streets are occupied with different sorts of vehicles and transport modes. So, if someone wants to reach any destination during the office hours, it is wise to start early. A 5-minute late could make them stop on the road for half an hour. Though the interview location was only one hour journey by bus from my home, I did not take any risk. I was applying for jobs from different job searching websites and the majority of the employers were unresponsive to my application. But this multinational computer manufacturer was a bit different from them. So, if I miss the chance of attending the interview only for traffic congestion on the streets, it would be considered as a bad luck for me. Thereby, I woke up early on that day and took necessary preparations to move for the interview.

The day was sunny and warm. In fact, it was a new day for me as I do not wake up so early. I woke up too early and even before the family members in my house. I enjoyed the morning beauty for few minutes standing in the garden inside our house. This was made with the initiative of my father. I saw the flowers to bloom. Then I took my bath and got ready for the journey. Usually, I have my brunch every day but I took breakfast on that day. It happened as I woke early. Moreover, I felt the fresh breeze passing by surrounding me. Since I was early, I found the bus almost empty and there was no traffic congestion on the streets. Usually, the congestion begins after 8.00am as everyone rushes then to their offices and other workplaces. I reached my destination in time. Moreover, I enjoyed a splendid morning that I have never checked before.



Sample Answer 2:
I had to wake up at around 4.30am in the morning last week to receive my father who was returning home from a business trip. Despite being an early riser for the regular days, it was difficult for me to get so early. But I enjoyed the day. Thanks for your question.

My father went to Turkey for some business purposes. On his way back to home, he was feeling uncomfortable and thus he informed us before boarding the flight from Istanbul. He asked me to be present at the airport in Paris to bring him home. After his recommendation, I went to the airport. So, I needed to wake up early in that day.

I woke up at 4.30 am sharp. I had set the alarm at this time. Usually, I sleep by 11.00pm but on that night, I took an early sleep so that there are no troubles with my sleep. I need to sleep at least seven hours in a day, and if the sleep time is less than seven hours, it becomes difficult for me to manage everything. Attending classes is a big problem for me on those days when my sleeping cycle is incomplete. So, I planned everything accordingly. Luckily, everything went very well. I woke up at the right time and brought father home safely.

The airport was a five-minute drive from my home. And the flight was supposed to land on 4.45 am. I know it takes around half an hour to complete all the process and get out of the airport. But I did not take any risk. I wanted to be at the airport even before the landing of the flight. Accordingly, I had to wake up in the wee hours of the day. My father relies on me much. He also shoulders me some of the responsibilities related to his business and in past, I have completed them with sincerity. He knows that I would be able to handle everything. And considering the matters, he asked me to be at the airport.

The day was fine with me. I returned home with father by 7.00 am and then slept for three more hours. I did not attend my university class on that day. Rather, I went to my father’s company to accompany him for the day. In fact, my dad asked me to be with him on that day. He really was sick. Actually, he suffered from a sudden fever and digestive disorders. As he is selective in taking foods, there might be something wrong with the foods in Istanbul. He had some important meeting with some of his clients and on behalf of him, I took care of everything. It was a great day for me.

Idea generation for this Cue Card topic: 

"Describe a day when you woke up very early." 

Waking up early requires habit and willpower. But in the mundane life, this is almost impossible for many of the people to get up early. It happens to the uncontrolled lifestyle in cities and our excessive business. The cue card wants to know about a time when the candidate woke up early. Here are some additional answering hints for them.

1. Waking up early is not with my habit. But I had to wake up early last week for some special reasons. I wanted to surprise my fiancé on her birthday. I prepared a birthday card for her last night and wanted to deliver it in the early morning through her door. I also planned to knock the door, and run from there. So, I had to wake up early.

2. On Monday last, my younger brother arrived from New Jersey. It was his sudden trip and he did not inform about it to anyone. So, when the bell rang in the early morning (it was 5.30am), I was annoyed. My parents also got shocked at the morning bell. I opened the door and was surprised seeing Robert standing on the door.

3. I had to wake up early in last month to attend a written exam for a job. In fact, I did not have the preparations and wanted to study something. So, I woke at 4.00 am and started research about the organization. The test was excellent that day but I did not attend the job for I did not like their salary package and other terms.

4. My younger sister just crossed her primary and mom asked me to arrange for her admission in a good school here in Delhi. So, I went to collect the admission form for my sister. Believe it or not, I went there around 5.30am and found hundreds of people were standing in the queue. I was shocked at the scene.    

5. I have never seen a sunrise. So, when I went to the honeymoon with my wife, I planned to enjoy the sunrise scene. Accordingly, I woke up early on that day in Bali, Indonesia. He view was magnificent. I woke up half an hour before of the sunrise and got out of the resort. It was a nice morning. The sun gradually came up and I became an admirer of this natural view.

Popular posts from this blog

A person who encouraged you to achieve a goal

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card   500   with Model Answer: Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal. You should say: who this person is what goal it was how he or she has encouraged you to achieve the goal and explain how useful this person's encouragement was for you to achieve the goal. [You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.] Model Answer 1: Sometimes, all we need is just a little encouragement from someone to do better and become successful in life. And that’s exactly how I succeeded in achieving a goal recently, which I otherwise thought was not possible. Now, calling “riding a car always” - no matter wherever I go and how short the distance is - is a “bad habit” that might actually offend some people, but it certainly felt like one to me. I found out that I was gaining extra pounds in my body, and my fitness was deterioratin

Describe an animal which you find interesting

IELTS Cue Card Question 49 With Model Answer:  Describe an animal which you find very interesting. You should say:  what animal it is where you saw it what it looks like and explain why you think it is an interesting animal. [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 1: Introduction & What animal it is: Animals are one of the most fascinating and diverse creations of nature. There are so many different types of animals that exist on our planet. Among them, the animal which I find the most interesting is the "chameleon". For this topic, I would like to talk about this animal that I personally find so fascinating and interesting. The chameleon is a type of lizard that is known for its ability to change colour. This unique ability of the chameleon has always amazed me. Where you saw it: I first saw a chameleon at

Person in your family who you most admire

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 10 With Model Answer: Describe the person in your family who you most admire. You should say: what his/her relationship is with you what he/she has done in your life what he/she does now and explain why you admire this person the most. [You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 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 1: My mother is the person in my family whom I most admire. She is not only my mother but also my role model and best friend. I would like to thank you for this excellent topic that enables me to talk about the person I love and admire the most. My mother has done many things in my life that have made me admire her. Firstly, she has always been there for me, no matter what. Whenever I am going through a difficult time, she listens to me and offers advice or support. Additionally, my mother has always encouraged me to pu

Describe your favourite movie/film

IELTS Cue Card Question 153 with Model Answer: Describe your favourite movie/film. You should say: what it is when you watched it what it is about and explain why this is your favourite movie.   [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 1: I love to watch movies in my leisure hours and have watched a wide number of movies. It is a kind of addiction to me and usually, I watch at least one movie a day.