IELTS Speaking, cue card: A situation when you were late

Today’s post is about IELTS Speaking module. I’m discussing here a model answer for Speaking part 2 or a cue card. It’ s quite a common cue card which is A situation when you were late. I hope this post helps you reorganize your answer if you have any problem on how to say 2 minutes on this topic.  Take a close look at some uncommon vocabulary such as inadvertent, unique, dwelling, immobilized, toil etc.

Model Answer: 
I am not usually late for any work. Yet, sometimes I face problems maintaining time for different reasons. I am going to talk about such a situation when I was late for a very important work. It was completely inadvertent. I was suffering from a toothache and I booked an appointment with my dentist. Unfortunately, I missed the appointment. It was one of the most disgusting and disappointing moments of my whole life.

On that very day, I woke up late in the morning because there was a unique holiday at my workplace and I thought that having a good sleep would cheer my mood up as I had to wake up long at night for my works. So, I woke up at around 9 in the morning. This was a big mistake. The chamber of my dentist was about 2 miles from my dwelling by car. I took my car and just when I turned left to B12 or the highway I saw a great traffic in front of me. I wanted to turn back but it was too late. I was in the middle of a long queue of traffic. I started to panic because I knew I was going to miss my appointment which was due at 10.30 am.

I felt completely immobilized at that very moment and thinking of what to do. But the traffic jam was so notorious for that region that I had nothing to do but wait. My toothache was increasing at a fast rate. After almost an hour, when I found a little gap, at last, to go ahead, I made a quick right turn and took a different way to the doctor. But it was too late and he already left the place after waiting for an hour for me. I felt so disgusted and irritated by the late.

Anyway, I finally managed to go to a private clinic after another half an hour. But it also took toil to find a proper doctor. By luck, I managed a doctor and had my toothache problem solved. By then, I was very upset that my doctor, with whom I missed my appointment, must have felt disappointed in me. I was really unlucky for that. Later on, I talked to him over the phone and explained the situation. He understood and assured me that the same happened to him and so he knew how I felt.

That’s all. Thank you.

This is the end of the model answer.

This model answer can also help you in other topic cards such as:

  • A powerless situation you faced
  • A very awkward moment of your life
  • An unwanted situation
  • A disappointing moment of your life
  • A very difficult day of your life
  • A sad event in your life etc.
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