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Describe an important event in your life

Describe an important event in your life is considered an easy and relatively familiar topic in the IELTS Speaking Part 2 test, belonging to the group of questions that ask candidates to describe a person or something.

Describe an important event in your life – IELTS speaking part 2

Describe an important event in your life that you celebrated.

You should say:

  • What the event was
  • When it happened
  • Who attended the event

And explain how you feel about the event

Step 1: Choose quickly any event in your life (Note: don’t spend too much time choosing).

Step 2: Make a basic outline for the answer (just abbreviated, write briefly). Think about the direction in which each idea will develop and good vocabulary to include.

Step 3: Speak at a moderate speed, paying attention to the conjugation of verbs, nouns, grammar, and pronunciation.

Basic outline

What the event wasMy 18th birthday
When it happenedAfter graduating from high school, feeling homesick
Who attended the eventBest friends & family
How you feel about the eventMature, stronger

Sample Answer

I would love to tell you about one of the most important events in my life, which is my 18th birthday. 

By that time, I had just graduated from high school and was a freshman. This was such a turning point in my life – I had to leave my hometown behind to move to a new city where I knew almost no one. I was kinda clueless about my future without family and closest friends by my side

And there came my birthday. Luckily it was on weekends so I decided to return home to celebrate it with people I loved. That event indeed refreshed me. Once again, I was surrounded by my family and friends whom I had always missed from far away. 

What happened was that we had meaningful conversations. In these conversations, I had a chance to express all my feelings, like how homesick I was, and how lonely I felt when I was in a new environment. My parents and friends encouraged me a lot by saying that I got their back anywhere anytime. They would always be there for me

From that moment on, I realized that I had grown up with much love and support. I felt bigger and stronger. Thanks to that, it can be difficult to stay away from them, but I feel like I can stand on my own feet.


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