Describe a situation when you were surprised to meet a friend | Recent IELTS speaking topic.

Recent IELTS speaking topic: Describe a situation when you were surprised to meet a friend.

You should say:

-Who you met

-When was it

-Why were you surprised?


Sample answer of Describe a situation when you were surprised to meet a friend:

-Well, life is full of surprise I love being surprised by something or someone.

-I vividly remember a couple of months ago I experienced such a situation when a bosom friend of mine visited my house.

-He was my classmate. His name is Vivek we studied at the same school.

-After getting senior secondary education he made up his mind to pursue his further education in a foreign university.

-So he migrated/moved to Canada, and unfortunately, we both lost our touch.

-Last summer, he returned to India to attend his cousin’s marriage and he made a plan to surprise me by visiting me.

-I was OVER THE MOON when he came to my house.

-Seeing him again after a long time left me totally flabbergasted.

-I warmly welcomed him to my house.

-We chatted with each other for nearly 2 hours and recalled many of our childhood memories.

-He told me about his education experience in Canada and I was shocked when he told me that he did a part-time job while studying in Canada.

-Moreover, my mother has a DAB HAND in cooking and Vivek loves ‘Khir’ made by my mother and my mother made fresh ‘khir’ for him.

-Apart from this, we went to the renowned shopping mall in our city which is STONE’S THROW AWAY from my house.

-We did a lot of shopping and I bought a stylish jacket for him which made him emotional.

-Lastly, we went to a café where we used to sit when we were a child and enjoyed hot coffee.

-We had TIME OF OUR LIVES that day.

Vocab and idioms used in this IELTS speaking topic are:

-Dab hand – to have excellency in some skills.

- Over the moon - very happy

-Stone’s throw away – nearby

-Time of our life – Good time, happy moments, Memorable time.

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