IELTS Cue Card 66: The Best Gift I Have Received

The Best Gift I Have Received

IELTS Speaking Cue Card with Sample Answer. The Best Gift I Have Received. IELTS Speaking Part 2 With Model Answer. Also Sample answer for Part 3 discussion.

The Best Gift I Have Received

Model Answer:

When I had just started kindergarten (way too long ago) the Teddy Ruxpin talking bear came out and I wanted Santa to bring it to me desperately for Christmas. My parents couldn’t find it, so they got me a different talking bear instead. I was sad that it wasn’t Teddy at first, but it could do and say way more, and eventually, I loved it so much. I took him to school and all the other kids loved it too. I felt so proud. I will never forget that bear, even though he was given away to a toy drive a long time ago.

My “best gift” for this year, is my ”BEST GIFT EVER” (so far, at least). I got an eReader. It is WONDERFUL! It’s small (the size of a thin paperback), holds “up to 160 books” it’s light (only 9 ounces) and it has “changeable fonts” so you can make the letters as big as you want to read easily. It’s very “cutting edge” technology, and I know people will sec it and want to ask all kinds of questions. I’m reading my first book now, and am halfway through and IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY.

This might sound a bit corny but the best gift I got this Christmas was just being able to see all my family and enjoy time with them. I also was able to talk with a person in Iraq. She is fighting over there and was very sad that she was not able to see her family.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Question and Sample Answer:

Do you often give gifts to people?

I’m afraid not. I’m not as generous as I should be, and I‘m rather tight-fisted when it comes to money. I usually give gifts only on birthdays.

Yes, I really love giving people gifis as they are always so happy and thankful and it is such a good feeling. Even something small pleases anyone.

What was the last gift you received?

My girlfriend gave me a watch a few weeks ago because she thought I’d like it. It’s a lovely watch, but the thought counts even more I was very touched by her thoughtfulness.

The last gift I received was a birthday present of some kind. I don’t recall exactly.

When considering a present to give to do you select this gift?

It can be pretty tricky trying to find the perfect gift, especially if the recipient is already well-off.You can get clues by listening closely to their needs, and try to guess what they’d like based on their hobbies and interests.

When do people in China give gifts?

During festivals and weddings people will give one another gifts. In the Spring Festival the younger generation customarily presents those in the older generation with good wine and food, and the older people will give toys or money to the young. At a Chinese wedding the guests give money to the family holding the wedding.

Gifis are also important when returning from a trip for family, friends, and co-workers. This is one reason that the Chinese tourist” is a valued customer in other countries.

What are some of the gift-giving customs in China?

There aren’t that many hard-and-fast rules to gift-giving in China, but still there are a few that are very important Under no circumstances give a clock or a watch as a gilt because it symbolise the end of your life, and you may cause offence. Similarly, at weddings the amount of money you give should correspond to the closeness of your connection to the host family.

Traditionally, gifts are not opened at the time they are received, but as a Westerner you might want or be expected to open the gift.

In China, is it necessary to bring a gift when you visit someone?

People think it’s a nice gesture if you bring a small gift when visiting someone’s household. It shows you appreciate being invited and that you want to repay the favour.

It‘s not necessary, but it’s always thoughtful to do so.

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