Describe a piece of information that you think is not correct
Describe a piece of information that you got that was incorrect/ Describe an occasion when you got incorrect information
- what information
- where you heard/read this information
- when you heard/read it
- and explain why you think it is incorrect.
Sample Answer 1
Courtesy of technological advancement, it has become a cakewalk to access information in one click. There is a gamut of sources available out there. However, it becomes quite arduous to find the certainty behind such information. Something similar happened to me when I was misled by one of the websites on the internet.
Last year, after finishing my graduation, I was in dire need of a well-paying job. Thus, I used to navigate through several sites and sources on the internet to find out. While browsing, I stumbled upon a vacancy for a digital marketing executive one day. The profile matched my interest and qualifications, so I applied for it. I had even submitted Rs. 1,000 as the registration fees.
Once done, I received a confirmation email with interview details. It was scheduled for 5th August. However, when I reached the interview venue, I was dazed to see it empty. When I called upon the number that was given in the email, they retorted that the interview was on 15th August. When I argued that the email said otherwise, they simply said it was a typing mistake.
I felt extremely disappointed with this negligence. Also, I was irked because they didn’t own their mistake either. That day, I learned an important lesson that pushed me to double-check every piece of information thenceforth.
Sample Answer 2
Wrong information is something we simply cannot avoid in life. I remember this one time when I got wrong results for one of my IELTS tests.
Apparently there’s a 13-day wait before the result is out, and almost every test-taker feels nervous, hopeful and worried at the same time during this period. I was no exception. I did pretty well and was hoping for an 8.5. So you can imagine how disappointed I was when I received a message from the test organiser (IDP) first thing in the morning telling me that I got a THREE. A freaking THREE.
I wasn’t overconfident and I knew I couldn’t have gone lower than 7. So I immediately called IDP and complained. They soon admitted that there was a ‘systematic issue’ and would come back to me soon with the latest information.
I needed to wait for a further 2 weeks to get the result, and luckily this time I got what I wanted.
I think the lesson is that if you get some wrong and bad information, try to be calm and find a way to deal with it.
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- Test-taker: a person who takes a test.
Eg: A test taker is required to appear 10 minutes before the exam.
- Exception: someone or something that is not included in a rule, group, or list or that does not behave in the expected way
Eg: There are exceptions in every scenario.
- Freaking: used to emphasize what is being said, or to express anger
Eg: “You’re freaking me out, Please tell me the result”, She begged.
- Luckily: it is fortunate that
Eg: Luckily, the boutique was open on Sunday.