IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample: A time you received a call from someone you do not know

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample A Time You Received A Call From Someone You Do Not Know

Describe a time when you received a call from someone you do not know in a public place.

You should say:

  •  when it was
  •  where you were when you received it
  •  what the call was about
  •  and explain how you felt (after) when you received this call.  

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We often receive calls from strangers and most of the times it’s not something dangerous. But there was this one time that I really thought “well, it was close”. So one day I was finishing my lunch in a small restaurant when I received a call from a strange number. I am a teacher so I do receive calls from strangers enquiring about my courses. I picked up and the woman on the other side said, in a serious tone: “I am from the Post Office and you have this letter from the Police notifying you to cooperate with them in a cyber gambling case.”Needless to say I was shocked. Never had I even thought of taking part in illegal activity. So I asked her, breathlessly, what I would need to do next. She was like, if you want, I can transfer your call to the police station then you can talk to them directly. I had nearly said yes when I caught myself wondering “How could this post office person know so much? Are they allowed to open my letter?” So I decided to go to the post office and see the letter for myself. Apparently I found out later at the office that there was no such letter and it was a scam designed to steal money from me. It was very annoying but fortunately nothing bad happened, nothing that I know of yet anyway.

By Le Minh IELTS Band 8.5


Part 3

  •  Do you think it’s good to talk loudly on a bus?
  • In your opinion, would it be a good idea to have laws prohibiting speaking loudly in public?


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