IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Model Answer 1:
One of my proudest achievements was completing my undergraduate degree at Soochow University. The key moment that I remember was when I received my final exam results; I was delighted to have passed with better scores than I expected.
I graduated from university in the year 2014. As far as I recall, we received our final exam results in May and the graduation ceremony was in July. Our exam scores for individual course modules were posted on the notice board in the corridor of the university department, and I remember getting into the lift in the department one morning, knowing that I would soon see my results.
The particular moment when I really felt overjoyed and proud of what I had achieved was when I saw my exam results on the department notice board. This was the precise point in time when I realized that I had passed and that my hard work had paid off. I was proud because I had overcome some setbacks earlier in the course, and I had proved to myself that I could achieve my goals.
As I approached the department noticeboard, I felt really nervous but also excited; I knew that the moment of truth was just seconds away. And when I saw my final exam results I was surprised, thrilled and relieved all at the same time. I didn’t shout out with joy, but I think I probably clenched my fist and said “yes” to myself. I certainly remember walking back down the corridor with a spring in my step, feeling elated and knowing that four years of study were finally over.