IELTS Speaking Test Bangladesh | Part 2
IELTS Speaking Test Answers | A gift that you gave someone recently
Recently my mother has been working very long hours and has been complaining about feeling tired and exhausted with everything she does, so I thought it would be nice for her to have some time off from all the routine things she does and to get away for a while – a sort of escape – so I arranged with my sister to organize a weekend away at a luxury spa hotel for our mother and her best friend.
We arranged for her to be picked up and driven there, where she spent the weekend with her friend relaxing and enjoying the spa facilities. The package we purchased included things like a deep-tissue massage, seaweed wrap, and other spa treatments and the spa location had a swimming pool and other facilities for her and her friend to enjoy over the weekend.
The idea we had was that she would be able to simply relax and not have to worry about doing anything for a couple of days, she wouldn’t have to work, prepare meals or worry about anybody else – just have some quality time with her friend and enjoy something different – and being pampered.
My sister and I thought it was a good idea, but honestly, when we thought about it originally we had no idea that our mother would enjoy it so much. She came back positively radiant, happy and smiling and told us she would love to go back again - with us.
Apparently she had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend and she thought the spa and hotel were wonderful, she took pictures of everything so she could show us when she got back. So I guess we made a good choice.
It was something she would never have done for herself – as a gift, it was something special for her and that was the most important. Now we’re all looking forward to her birthday next year when we’ll all go together – I think we might have started a new birthday tradition.
IELTS Speaking Test Answers | Follow up Questions
Talk about the importance of gifts in your country.Well, there are the normal occasions which are important, for example birthdays, graduations, weddings and so on, which are the big special days in most people’s lives. Giving gifts is also important at other times such as when someone starts a business or retires from work maybe.
I suppose the event sort of dictates the type of gift you might give someone, but it also depends on the person, too. I don’t think it’s any more important to give gifts in this country than in other countries – I guess it’s the same probably all over the world. The gifts might be different but the occasions when we actually give gifts are probably similar in many other places.