Describe a time when you were sleepy but had to stay awake | Recent IELTS speaking topic.

Recent IELTS speaking topic:  

Describe a time when you were sleepy but had to stay awake. 

  • When it happened? 
  •  Why you were sleepy? 
  • Why you had to stay awake? 
  •  And how you stayed awake? 
Describe-a-time when-you-were sleepy-but-had-to stay-awake

Vocab and idioms used in IELTS speaking exam cue card are:-

-Perplexed = confused  
-Astonished = surprised 
-Decade = a period of ten years 
 -Kill two birds with one stone =  to do one thing which will achieve two results 
 -Caught between two stools = finding it difficult to choose between two alternatives  
 -Get the second bite at cherry =  to get second opportunity  
 -Bosom friend = close friend 


Sample answer:-

-There have been many times when either I slept late or woke up early in the morning. 

-Mostly because of my exams, I had to sacrifice my sleep. Whenever I have preparatory holidays, I study the entire night and sleep for a few hours in the morning, because I believe studying in a peaceful environment at night, has immense benefits. 

-Once I did the same and was going to sleep at 6 in the morning, but suddenly someone knocked at the door.

-Everyone in my family was PERPLEXED and was thinking who could visit us so early in the morning. When we opened the door, we were ASTONISHED to see my childhood friend along with his family who moved to another state a few years ago.

-They specially visited Surat on 'Diwali' in order to visit BAPS Temple. As they were coming after a half DECADE, they thought to give us surprise. 

-Moreover, my friend wanted me to visit BAPS Temple with me. As they were here for a day only, he wanted to KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE.

-If I go with him, we could not only spend some quality time together but also spend the festival at Hindu religious place.

-I was CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO STOOLS. I was feeling sleepy at that time because I didn't sleep for the entire night, but I also didn't want to miss the chance to spend time with my childhood friend.  I chose to go with Ram and his family because I thought I might not GET THE SECOND BITE AT CHERRY anytime sooner.

-My mother understood my situation and made coffee for me so that I could stay awake and enjoy my time with my BOSOM friend.

In addition to this, I also had energy drinks with me so that I can drink it when I would feel sleepy.

 -That was the time when I had to stay awake even though I was feeling sleepy, but I really enjoyed that day.

 

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