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Describe a rainy day you can remember

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 293 with Model Answer:

Describe a rainy day you can remember.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • what you did on that day
  • how long it rained
and explain how you felt about the day being rainy.  

[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:
In the mid of November last, I experienced a rainy day throughout the day. I cannot exactly remember the day but it began with dark clouds in the sky. It rained all the day long. In fact, it was an interesting day for. Thank you for asking the question. I am glad to have a chance of describing the day here.

Usually, it does not rain here in Mozambique. And this was unusual. But it rained. It rained cats and dogs. In November, we feel chill here and sometimes the cold is acute. So, nobody expects a rain at this time as it will boost the coldness of the season. Further, when it rains, the locality I live in becomes muddy. So, this is a bit difficult for the locals to move to places they need to go. The average climatic condition of Mozambique is moderate. But there has been an unexpected change in the climate in the last couple of decades. And this is the result of the change. 

I am a university student. I am completing my undergraduate in Social Science. Hence, I need to remain busy with my academic events. In fact, I had to attend an important class on that day when it rained. I was unable to get out of my home. So, I missed the class. There was nothing much to do for me. Suddenly I remembered that I needed to complete an assignment for the next project of mine which was supposed to be closed by December. Accordingly, I started working on the project. After a thorough research on the internet, I gathered necessary resources and made a project plan. It took around half of the day to complete the task. Then I planned to watch a movie. In fact, I was bored with the research. I had to browse a large number of websites, read their contents and gather the necessary resources. In the latter part of the day, I enjoyed a drama movie. It was excellent.

It rained the whole day. The rainfall began from the last part of the night. It was drizzling at first and then it started severely from the early hours of the day. It was an exceptional day for us. Later, I came to know that many of the people could not go to their workplaces and almost half of the institutions remained closed for the day. It was an excessive rain and unusual as well. I thought that I might go out in the evening to meet some of my friends but the rain did not stop. The weather reports said that the rain lasted for over 14 hours. It began in the early morning and stopped around 8.00 pm. So, it was too late for me to go out and meet with friends. Besides, the other members of my family were at home on that day for the excessive rain.

The feelings were food in some sense. But I had a regret the I missed my class. In fact, it was one of the most important classes of the semester and the teacher was supposed to provide some suggestions for the upcoming exams. But later, I came to know that the class did not take place at the scheduled time as none of the students was able to attend due to the rain. Hence, I felt a sense of relief. Further, it was a family gathering for my family. All the members are to remain busy round the week and cannot get meet together. Due to the rain, we all were at home and particularly enjoyed the meals. The last part of the day was great for me.



Sample Answer 2:
A rainy day is dull and gloomy. Usually, it rains around the day. A couple of days ago, I also experienced such a day but made it interesting with my ready plan and ideas. Thank you for the smart question. Now, I will describe the events what and how I did on that day.

It was the second week of March. In this Asian subcontinent, it does not rain at this time, rather the temperature starts to increase. But due to some sudden changes in the weather pattern, the climatic condition behaves strangely. So, the rainfall was completely unexpected to everyone. A similar feeling was with me. But I enjoyed the day until the last moment. It was a kind of refreshment to me and some of my friends. In fact, I invited them to be my guest on this day so that each of us could enjoy the day form our heart. 

I am a student at Allahabad University in India. To be frank, I love to take part in extracurricular activities than my studies. And most of the times, I am found outside of the class. I make close interaction with my books right before the exams and I have to suffer a lot for bunking the classes. I have some other intimate friends and they are the same as me. When I sensed that it was raining outside, I made a very special plan for the day. I made phone calls to the friends and invited them to be at my home. On the other side, I asked my mother to prepare some traditional meals for the day as my friends were coming. I showed an excuse for group study for the approaching exam. We studied indeed but the key purpose was to enjoy a couple of recently released Hindi movies. We passed the day with great fun.  

It rained the entire day. Initially, there was a storm in the morning with a heavy shower. Gradually, the rain started to slow down. And it drizzled in the remaining part of the day. So, it was not possible for me to go out for attending my university class. Further, the storm had damaged the local roads while the drizzling made them muddy and slippery. People with emergencies only went to their respective places. Vehicle movement on the streets was reduced. My friends came with their bicycles and told me that it was troublesome for them to meet today. But they were glad when I told about my plan for the day. They stayed till the rain continued.  

Though I do not like to get stranded at home, this time the experience was a bit different. I enjoyed the foods and movies. The company of my intimate friends gave me immense pleasure. Furthermore, we made some presentation ideas for the next class which we were assigned in the past month. After an enriched discussion, we started to watch a movie. By the time, it was lunchtime and we had a delicious meal at noon. Then we enjoyed another movie for the rest of the evening and finally, the rain stopped. My friends left my place. But the memories of the day are still alive with me. I really felt a sense of satisfaction in my heart on that rainy day.

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