IELTS CUE CARD: A Memorable Event in your life

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A Memorable Event in your life

You should say:

  • When it was?
  • Where it was?
  • When it was?
  • And why is it memorable for you?

Since my childhood, I’ve had my fair share of unforgettable events. Another one that comes to mind happened when I was about 18 years old. It involved a mischievous incident with my family.

Let me now share with you this humorous event that occurred to me in the past. I was on vacation with my family when we made the decision to go camping in the wilderness. I don’t exactly consider myself a “outdoorsy” person, but I felt it would be a wonderful chance to connect with nature. Little did I know that nature had some surprises in store for me!

In a lovely clearing beside a lake, we set up tent. Up until dusk, everything was going according to plan. I discovered I had neglected to pack a flashlight at that point. Nothing major, right? Wrong! The trees’ gloom resembled a pitch-black chasm. My hand was in front of my face, but I couldn’t see it, much less where I was going.

So there I was, fumbling in the dark in search of the restroom. I must have made a mistake in my route since I found myself in a thorn bush. Yes, I was now the proud owner of torn jeans and a scratched-up face. I eventually made it to the restroom, but that wasn’t where the journey ended.

As I was heading back to my tent, I heard some rustling in the bushes. I thought it might be a wild animal, so I froze in my tracks. Suddenly, a raccoon popped out and gave me the most judgmental look I’ve ever received. It was like he was saying, “What are you doing here, buddy?”

The raccoon ignored me and resumed rummaging through our food supply despite my attempts to scare it away. I had to contact my dad, who, of all things, came to the rescue with a broom. While I stood there feeling completely defeated by a trash panda, he scared the raccoon away.

The next morning, my family couldn’t stop teasing me about my “wild” adventure. They even dubbed me “Thorn Bush Explorer” and joked that I should lead the next expedition into the great unknown. Needless to say, I learned my lesson and never forgot a flashlight on a camping trip again.

So, that’s the story of my camping misadventure, complete with thorn bushes, judgmental raccoons, and a new embarrassing nickname. It just goes to show that sometimes, the funniest moments happen when you least expect them, even in the great outdoors!

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