Cue Card #5

  1. Describe something that was broken in your home and then repaired.
  • What is it?
  • How was it broken?
  • How did you get it repaired?
  • And how do you feel about it?
IELTS preparation/ material broken

Ans. In my home, this old grandfather clock had been passed down in my family for generations. It was a real treasure, not just because it told the time but because it held memories of family gatherings and good times.

One day, everything changed. It was a typical Sunday, with sunlight streaming through the windows across the living room. As I went about my day, I was abruptly interrupted by a resounding crash. I followed the sound and found the clock lying on the floor, broken into pieces. Our curious cat had climbed onto it and caused the whole thing to fall apart.

I was upset but determined to fix it. I talked to experts and looked up how to repair antique clocks. Gathering the right tools and following the instructions carefully, I slowly put the clock back together. It took time, but I restored it to its former glory with patience and care.

I felt relief and accomplishment when I finally heard the familiar ticking and saw the pendulum swinging again. The grandfather clock stood tall again, chimes echoing through the halls like a triumphant melody. At that moment, I felt a profound sense of accomplishment, knowing that I had not only repaired a broken object but also preserved a piece of my family’s history.

Despite the challenges, I was glad I didn’t give up. It was worth all the effort to see the clock back in action, reminding us of the time spent with loved ones and the memories we shared. And from then on, I kept a closer eye on our adventurous cat!

Word Meaning

Profound:  having intellectual depth and insight or challenging to understand. 

Treasure: a quantity of precious metals, gems, or other valuable objects.

Glory: great praise, honour, or distinction bestowed by common consent.