IELTS Cue Card: Describe an old friend you got in contact with again
You should talk about:
- Who he or she is?
- How did you get in contact?
- What is he or she like?
- And explain how you felt about it?
Sample Answer Band 8
(who he or she is?) In today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to lose contact with your friends. Over the years, as we grow older, it becomes normal to lose touch with friends due to hectic schedules. But it is always overwhelming to get in touch with them again. A couple of days ago, I experienced such a situation when one of my friends from school visited me.
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(How did you get in contact?) We studied in the same school until I decided to pursue my secondary education in a CBSE school in a different state. Soon, I had fallen out of contact with my classmates. But I was over the moon when she visited me that day. Seeing her again after the longest time gave me goosebumps. I warmly welcomed her, and she was cordial with my family members.
(What is he or she like?) She was modest and courteous to everyone since the school days, and she’s still the same. We had a gala time recalling our school memories. She was very good at singing, so she even sang one of my mother’s favourite songs and everyone was mesmerized by her melodious voice.
(And explain how you felt about it?) I felt like I had travelled back in time. Although it was a bitter-sweet feeling, I thanked her for visiting me again and promised to be in touch. I also realized that reconnecting with school friends will make you feel better.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Describe an old friend you got in contact with again
Fast-paced (adj): Moving or developing quickly.
Eg: This is a fast-paced thriller movie.
Overwhelming (adj): Very great in amount.
Eg: The opposition had an overwhelming support of the farmers.
Fallen out: To cut off relationships.
Eg: After John’s divorce, he has fallen out with his wife’s family.
Over the moon: very happy and pleased.
Eg: Keith was over the moon when he received his birthday gift.
Cordially (adverb): in a warm and friendly manner.
Eg: She cordially invited us to her wedding.
Bittersweet (adj): sweet with a bitter taste.
Eg: It was a bitter-sweet memory of his time in London.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
What is the influence of social media on friendship?
Social media has a great influence on friendship. We can easily communicate and connect with our friends who are just a click away. Apart from that, these connections strengthen the bond between friends.
Why do people lose contact with each other after graduation?
Losing contacts after graduation is a common thing, and this is because people start focusing on their career. They move to another city and inadvertently lose touch with their friends. Moreover, they make new friends and forget the old ones.
Do people in your country like to make new friends?
Of course, It doesn’t matter where we live, friendships just happen. For example, if you have spent an hour talking to a new person while you’re travelling, he/she is bound to become your friend.
Do you think old friends are more important to the old generation or young generation?
According to me, old friends are important to both generations. Talking to an old friend will make you realize how much your life has changed over the years. You may also want to reminisce.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Influence: a power to control / change / effect something
Eg: Social media can have a negative influence on children.
Strengthen: to make something stronger or to become stronger
Eg: I workout 4 days a week to strengthen my muscles.
Inadvertently: unknowingly or without the intent
Eg: She inadvertently left the keys inside the car.
Bound to: be certain
Eg: Because of a new job offer, I am bound to leave my hometown.
Reminisce: to talk pleasantly about the things that happened in the past.
Eg: The last time I met my classmate, we reminisced about all the time spent in the school.