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How To: Describe Events

Expressing ones opinion is a crucial part of IELTS Speaking. Here are some alternative vocabulary and phrases to spice up your descriptions.

Exciting

It was a real adrenaline rush!
It was out of this world!
It was an absolute blast!
It was epic!
It was an absolutely unbelievable experience!

Interesting

It was absolutely mind blowing!
It was really insightful
It was truely inspirational
It was mesmerising

Uninteresting

It wasn’t really my thing
It was a real bore
It was a total drag
It was a complete waste of time

Funny

It was absolutely hilarious!

Embarrassing

It was cringe-worthy

Sad

It was heartbreaking
It was incredibly touching/moving

Meaningful

It was a really humbling experience
It was a once in a lifetime opportunity

Better than expected

It was surprisingly good
It was better than I thought it was going to be / It wasn’t as bad as I expected

Worse than expected

It was a total washout
It was a real letdown

Troublesome

It was an absolute nightmare!
It was utter chaos!

Terrible

It was shockingly bad
It was a complete and utter joke

Scary

It was an absolutely terrifying experience