Describe a party that you enjoyed (Part 2/3)

Describe a party that you enjoyed – the very popular IELTS Speaking Part 2 topic under the topic “Events, history and media”.

IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a party that you enjoyed

You should say:

  • What was it about
  • Where was it held
  • What did people do at the party

Explain how you felt about it.

Sample Answer

I’m going to talk about one of the most memorable wedding parties I have ever attended until now. It’s about two years ago when my cousin got married. We have been good friends for years since the day we were born. So on his wedding day, I got up early in the morning to get ready, partly because I couldn’t sleep the night before. 

The wedding was held in the yard of our communal house, which is a tradition in our village that all the weddings should have the involvement of all villagers. Like other guests in the party, I got dressed and seated readily before the groom and bride came to our table to convey wishes and congratulations. After praying in front of the altar and asking for permission for their marriage from the ancestors, the couple came to address all the guests and made a toast.

Most of the guests spent time dining with each other, sharing stories about the newlywed couple and many other topics. Also, I noticed that some guests were so excited and got a little bit drunk that they came up to the stage and performed their favorite songs with a band playing live music behind them. Vietnamese people love karaoke, without doubt, and they seize every single social event to sing and dance cheerfully. 

It was a milestone event for my beloved cousin, and I felt so proud of him. When he and his wife exchanged their wedding rings, I realized that my cousin was a grown-up and now had a family to take care of. Suddenly, all the memories and experiences we had had together flashed through my mind. It was such a day to remember in my life.

IELTS Speaking Part 3

1. What types of party do people have, and why are parties important?

As communal events are part of human social life, understandably, parties are held in various forms and occasions. In Asian countries like China or Vietnam, people usually gather together and celebrate Lunar New Year and some other religious events such as Dragon Boat Festival or Mid-year Festival. In some Western countries, as far as I know, Christmas or Easter are mostly thrown during the year.

Such celebrations’ importance is undeniable as they give people chances to socialize and preserve cultural traditions and customs.

2. Why do you think some people like parties but others hate them?

People in the world can seemingly be categorized into two groups: the introverts and the extroverts. While the introverts, who are mostly against crowded parties and too much social interaction, extrovert people are on the other side of the spectrum. They love to feel belonged to a group and tend to  seek out social stimulation. That’s why you can easily spot an extrovert out of a crowd. 

3. Do you think parties will become more popular in the future?

Human beings are social creatures, apparently, they could not survive without the sense of inclusivity in groups or communities. As I mentioned earlier, social get-togethers are of utmost importance, and with all the benefits they offer, people would never get enough of such events and will keep doing what they have been doing with parties and community-wide events. I think in the future, there could be something new in the ways people hold them in order to adapt with social changes.