IELTS Speaking topic: A pleasant surprise

Describe a pleasant surprise you had.
You should say:
when and where it happened
who gave you the surprise
why they gave you the surprise
and explain how you felt about it.

Last Spring Festival at home, my father bought me a mobile phone. It was a great surprise, and I cherished it a lot. Before that I had a very old-fashioned look phone, and I wasn’t so pleased with it. But my father surprised me and that’s why he’s such a cool dad.

I knew I was going to get a gift or some money. You know, it’s tradition to receive something new for the Chinese New Year, especially new clothes. But I really didn’t expect such a nice gift on top of the usual red envelop we give to each other every year. I thought he just wanted to show his love to me cos he also knew my phone was really out-dated.

It was a trendy iPhone, you know, well-designed with a large touch screen and many different functions. I thought I could use it to listen to music and take pictures and share the photos with friends immediately. It was really cool.

I thanked my dad again, and he emphasised on the fact that I shouldn’t play with it while I am doing my work in the workplace. He was such a drag. But I got the message, I know I must be responsible.

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