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Describe a time when you received money as a gift

A model answer for IELTS speaking band score of 7.0+ or above describe a time when you received money as a gift, with the explanation of an IELTS score band.

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Question :

Describe a time when you received money as a gift.

You should say:

Who gave it to you?

When did they give it to you?

Why they give money?

and explain how did you felt about it?

A Modal answer with band 7+

Ok, giving a gift on some occasions, such as birthday, anniversary, wedding, is considered as one of the most important traditions in my country. I received special gifts many times, but here I'd like to talk about when I was always gifted in the form of money. It was my grandpa who constantly used to give me money as a gift.

I can vividly recall from my 6th birthday until 15th birthday, my grandpa used to give me money. Even though his intention of giving money was buying a gift as per my choice, I never spend spent it, rather I saved in order to buy something big for my grandpa. However, after saving money for a few years, he passed away and whatever I had thought all my plan ruined.

If I can understand him, I used to give me money as a gift because he could have thought that his chosen gift I will not like. Perhaps, his intention was to allow me for buying what I love. Or may because he might have thought that I need money for personal experiences. However, it wasn't the case, you know, all money that I saved I finally donated to welfare charity.

Overall, I can say that I will never forget my grandpa's gift how valuable was it for me. I will always remember his memories that he spent with me.

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