Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe something that you borrowed from your friend.
You should say:
- What was it?
- When did you borrow?
- Whom you borrowed it from?
and explain why you borrowed it?
A Modal answer with band 7+
Ok, we every now and then share things with each other, it is said that "Sharing is caring". Here, I'd like to talk about the time when I borrowed a book from my close friend, Adam. During my final exam for Masters in Computer Science, I used to study in the Town Library which is just a mile away from my place. It was Friday when I had been studying all the long in order to prepare for Monday's paper. While leaving the library, I had forgotten the Data Structure book which was the next paper on Monday.
It felt so nervous by that time, as the library would have remained closed until Monday and I had nothing to study. Then I realised that one of my friend who was also my senior and had given the same exam last year. So I thought to explain my condition to him and lend the book from him. To my surprise, he had kept the book from last year. After explaining my situation, he not only gave me the book but also many valuable tips and tricks to tackle the exam.
I returned the book immediately after completion of the exam. What's more, after a few months when results had declared, I discovered that I was the topper in that course. At that time, I couldn't wait to give this news to my friend. I visited him back with a surprise gift to show my gratitude.
Overall, I can say that I will never forget that day when I was in a terrible condition and my close friend lent me a book.
An explanation based on SPEAKING: Band Descriptors (public version)
Fluency and coherence
Speaks at length without noticeable effort or loss of coherence.
Demonstrated language-related hesitation at times, or some repetition and/or self-correction.
Uses a range of connectives and discourse markers with some flexibility.
Uses a wide vocabulary resource readily and flexible to convey precise meaning.
Uses less common and idiomatic vocabulary skilfully.
Paraphrase effectively as required.
Grammatical range and accuracy
Given the modal answer has a wide range of complex structures with flexibility.
Produces a majority of error-free sentences.
It is easy to understand throughout; L1 accent has minimal effect on intelligibility.
Sustains flexible use of features, with only occasional lapses.
Uses a range of pronunciation features with mixed control.