Describe a family event you are looking forward to

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 321 with Model Answer:

Describe a family event you are looking forward to.

You should say:
  • what the event is
  • where it will be held
  • what you will do at this event
and explain why you are looking forward to this family event.  

[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:
The celebration of the Christmas Day is the largest event in Russia and I have been looking forward to celebrating the event with my family. This is also the largest family gathering and marking this day, all the family members get together at my grandparent’s house. Actually, we wait for the day eagerly. This is a smart candidate task card and I will answer the remaining questions in brief.

The celebration will take place at the village Vyatskoe located in the Yaroslavl region. Earlier, this was a remote and back warded village. But with the help of private investment, it has become a great place for the people and especially the locals. My grandparents have shifted here from Moscow and they love to see us during this time of the year. In fact, the entire family is gathering here for past few years and making great fun around the week they stay here. So, it is anticipated that the event will take place here like the other years if there are not major disorders in the family.

I am the youngest daughter of my family and everyone loves me much. So, they do not prefer that I should participate in any work. Rather, they help me greatly in the other tasks. But I have a plan that this year I will take part in decorating the Christmas tree and also will extend a helping hand in preparing the foods for that night.

This is an exciting event for me. All the family members gather together especially my cousins. They are of my age and we make fun together. We talk, we take foods, enjoy cartoons or animated movies and also spend time by playing with snowballs and many more adventurous activities. Hence, I am looking forward to the event.

Model Answer 2:
Thank you so much for the wonderful topic. Recently, my elder brother who lives in the USA was blessed with a baby boy. He recently said that he would come to visit us with the newborn next month. So, every one of the family, including me, is waiting for his arrival. In fact, my family members planned a fabulous get-together party marking the event. So, I am looking forward to the event and counting my days.

I live in a two-storied building in Lahore. The event is planned to be held at our house. All the relatives are invited to attend the program. In fact, it would be a large gathering in our house after a long time. I saw the last gathering in the house when my brother went to the USA after a few attempts. And now, this would be a pleasant one for us. My father has planned to invite many relatives and friends we have.

I have my own plan for this event. I would like to take part in the religious rituals for the baby boy. Besides, I will also take part in meal preparations for the guests. Besides, I am responsible for the decoration of the house. In fact, my mother has assigned me the duty to plan for the house decoration. So, I will have to pass some hefty moments then.  

My brother will return home for about a month after seven years. By this time he got married there and had been blessed with a cute boy. We have seen the photos of the baby and my sister-in-law. But now, every one of the family will meet them in person and this is really a matter of great joy for us. Actually, this has become a type of festival for my family to celebrate.


Idea generation for this Cue Card topic:  

"Describe a family event you are looking forward to." 

A family is the most important part of someone's life and thus the celebration of important events with family members is extremely enjoyable. Here are some other hints for the IELTS test takers to provoke their thoughts in developing some other types of answer for the same cue card.

1. All of the family members were waiting eagerly for the marriage ceremony of my elder brother. It was a great family occasion and a festival to us. In fact, living in a joint family in India will provide you with such feelings. I am blessed to born here.

2. My parents promised me to take to Bali, an Island in Indonesia in next winter vacation. They went there long ago and want to take me to the places they visited. I am eagerly waiting for the vacation to arrive.

3. Spending time with family is the best reward for me. So, I have planned to spend next weekly holiday with my parents, wife, and kids. I have another plan to make a tent camping at a park. I have not shared the idea but will inform it today while taking supper at home.

4. A birthday celebration is enjoyable and I plan to celebrate the upcoming fourth birthday of my younger child in Singapore. I have arranged for everything and booked a hotel too. And now awaiting the birthday to come.

5. I spent a notable time for my study and job in the USA and now have returned to my land, Italy. I am planning to arrange a get-together party with rest of the family members. I have invited all of them to be my guest at the end of this month. It would be a nice reunion.

6. I have got a brand new car from my dad marking my 19th birthday. Now I wish to move for a day-long trip to some distant places in Canada. I am yet to fix the date owing to my academic engagements. Soon, I will finalise the date and make the event come true.

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