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Recent Exam Question in IELTS Speaking Part 2 (Best Friend)


Let us solve one cue card that was recently asked to a candidate in the IELTS speaking exam.
IELTS Speaking Cue Card 
Talk about your best friend. Please say

  • Who is he/she?
  • When did you both meet for the first time?
  • What do you usually do together?

Explain why you consider her as your best friend
Sample Answer:

I want to talk about Rima Shetty who has been my best friend since school days. She is currently working as software developer for an IT company based in Panipat. It was in 2002 when I met with her in class 11. She had just enrolled in the school for non-medical stream and used to sit along with me in the class. It just happened that on her first day in the school, she couldn’t get an empty seat while I was sitting alone since my friend was absent on that day. I asked her to sit along with me and introduced myself. From then onwards, we became friends and our friendship is continued till today.

Whenever we get some free time, we meet each other on a coffee shop and sit over there for hours, gossiping about our day-to-day life. In the weekend, we often plan to watch movies together in the nearby Multiplex cinema.

I call her my best friend since she helps me a lot in my difficult times. Whenever I needed support, she was always there for boosting me up. She is extremely honest towards our friendship and a trustworthy person as well. This is the reason why I consider her as my best friend.
Useful Tips:
You can say about the main points by including factual information such as best friend’s name (Rima Shetty), her profile (software developer), her workplace (Panipat), when it started (2002, in class 11)


You can use connectives to connect your ideas together:

  • It just happened that
  • Once upon a time
  • It was when
  • From then onwards
  • Moreover
  • Apart from this
  • Other than this
  • Despite of this

You can use adjectives to add value to your speaking:

  • Extremely honest
  • Trustworthy
  • Straight forward
  • Kind-hearted
  • Benevolent

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