IELTS Speaking Part 2


Describe a time that you arrived early
You should say:

• When it was;
• How early you arrived;
• Why you arrived early;
And explain how you felt about it.


So last week I actually had to show up early for my friend’s wedding party. And as her bestie, I think it’s my responsibility to help her have the best wedding ever, so on her wedding day, I decided to show up early and help her with all the preparations. I think it was about 5am when I arrived at the front door of her house. Actually, I’m quite the night owl, so it was a little difficult for me to get up that early but once I saw the big smile on her face I was completely awake and got to work right away. So, the list of things-to-do was quite long, decorating the room with flowers, cleaning dishes, preparing the food, so I was really glad that I had decided to come early. By about 9am, after everything was thoroughly done, the wedding ceremony began in a very sincere and happy atmosphere.

Witnessing the bride and groom exchanging vows was quite emotional and I even shed a tear or two. I felt very happy for her that she’d finally found her Mr. Right. And after the wedding party, despite being exhausted, I was also quite relieved and delighted because I think my help was one of the factors that really made her day so special.

Vocabulary highlights:

1. bestie – best friend

2. show up – to arrive

3. night owl – someone who likes to stay up late at night

4. thoroughly – completely, with nothing left out

5. exchanging vows – when the bride and groom read their vows to each other

6. shed a tear – to cry a little bit

7. Mr. Right – the perfect husband

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