50 # Cue Card (Best Gift)

Describe the best gift/ present you have received.

You should say:

  • What the gift was
  • Who gave it to you
  • When you received it

and explain why it was the best gift/ present you have ever received.


The best gift I ever received was on my fourteenth birthday. I hadn't been expecting much, as my family and I do not normally make large extravagant celebrations that come with numerous gifts. We simply resort to very small parties with a few children from our flat invited. The mini-party took place in the evenings and comprised of cake, various sweets and other delicious food prepared by my mum. There was not really much in the way of decorations and the like but my father would purchase balloons for my siblings and me to inflate and play around with. So the actual day of the birthday passed by in a perfectly mundane, colourful blur. A few days later, however, my family and I went on a road trip to a different city where my brother advised my parents to purchase a ps3 for me as a birthday present. When I found out it was for me, I was extremely overjoyed. As soon we got back home after our wonderful stay in the city, my siblings and I immediately unpacked the gaming console and tested a few games. We all had a lot of fun.

Written by Wardah Razzaq.