Describe A situation that made you angry – IELTS Cue Card Sample 105
Describe A situation that made you angry
You should say:
- where it happened
- when it happened
- who you were with
- and why you felt angry?
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 a 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 the 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 have 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.
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