Describe A situation that made you angry – IELTS Cue Card Sample 105
Describe A situation that made you angry
You should say:
- Where did it happen?
- When did it happen?
- Who you were with?
- And why did you feel angry?
Sample Answer 1
One thing I take pride in is the fact that I have stern control over my senses and emotions. However, there are still some such instances that test my patience and I end up losing my control. So, talking about a situation that made me angry, it was last month, outside a posh restaurant in Delhi.
It was the time when my younger sister had finished her graduation and passed with flying colors. To celebrate this little achievement, I decided to throw a treat for her. So, that night, I took my parents and my sister to one of the best restaurants in Delhi. I had read plenty of good reviews about this restaurant and had heard good things about it from my friends as well. So, I decided to explore it.
Upon reaching the restaurant, I saw a group of five friends standing outside the door. They were in a verbal argument. Amongst them, there was a girl who was in a wheelchair and looked frightened. Out of curiosity, I stepped toward them and asked about the issue. Those people told me that the manager of the restaurant was denying them entry just because their friend was in a wheelchair.
I was shell-shocked upon listening to this. I glanced at that girl who looked heartbroken. So, I decided to have a word with the manager. He stood strictly on his stance and didn’t let them in. Out of anger upon his cruel behavior, I went inside the restaurant and told all of the customers how the manager was treating those people outside the restaurant. I requested them all to leave and stand with those people outside.
Fortunately, everybody obliged. Looking at the tables turning in no time, the manager realized his mistake and was ashamed of his behavior. He apologized to everybody individually. Yet, nobody returned to the restaurant.
Sample Answer 2
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I am usually a good-tempered person. Usually, it’s hard for me to lose my temper. The most common reason for my anger is my hectic working schedule. I still remember that day when I had to take an airplane to meet an important client of our company, and the fact that I missed that plane made me nearly go mad.
Some weeks ago, I had to go on a business trip to X by airplane. The night before, I was so busy preparing that I was totally exhausted. Consequently, I was dead tired that I forgot to set my alarm clock; hence, it didn’t go off. By the time I woke up, I had realized that it was just 2 hours before departure time. I was in a hurry to get to the airport in time. Unfortunately, on the way to get there, my car got stuck in traffic congestion. I was told that there was a serious crash between 2 cars; thus, the police had to stop traffic flow to look into the accident. I had no choice but to join a queue of cars and call my client to cancel the meeting, but they wanted the meeting to go ahead as planned. At that time, I felt frustrated and powerless because I couldn’t do anything to change the situation. I could imagine the anger of my boss when he received that terrible news, which made me feel really stressed out. However, I finally managed to get out of that traffic jam and be able to take the next flight after missing the first flight. I was late for the meeting, but there was enough time for me to present a new project I had prepared, and the client seemed to be quite satisfied with it.
Well, it was such an awful experience for me, but at the end of the day, I still made it. However, I really hope that I don’t have to cope with a similar situation down the road.
- Lose one’s temper: get angry.
Eg: It’s often hard to make me lose my temper
- Go off: ring (for alarm clock)
Eg: Every morning, my alarm clock is set to go off at 6 a.m
- Look into: investigate
Eg: I wrote a letter of complaint, and the airline has promised to look into the matter.
- Go ahead: proceed or be carried out
Eg: The party went ahead as planned.
- At the end of the day: ultimately; after all
Eg: t’s a generous offer, but at the end of the day, I have to choose the job that will be most beneficial for my family.
- Down the road: in the future
Eg: I was asked to gather statistical data that could be useful down the road.
- Make it: to achieve one’s goals | to arrive at a place or go to an event
Eg: She made it to the airport just in time to catch her plane.