IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:
Describe a trip which was not up to your expectations.
You should say:
- where you went
- what you did
- what happened
and explain why the trip was not up to your expectations.
I love travelling, even if it is to places that don’t have a lot of tourist spots. So when I go on a trip, I try to keep an open mind, to be flexible and let everything go in a flow. But there was one particular trip that I was really dissapointed about. The trip to Hai Phong.
About 2 weeks ago, I had to take a business trip to Hai Phong to meet our company’s distributors. My department, Marketing, had some activation programs there so I had to go on a one-day trip to Hai Phong. I had never been in Hai Phong before and I was looking forward to this trip. Sea foods are my favourite so I thought that this would be good chance for me to taste local sea foods. However, on the day when I arrived at Hai Phong, we had a long meeting with distributors and partners and I was extremely exhausted. After finishing, our partners invited us to a meal at a restaurant. It was quite good but there was not much difference with Hanoi’s foods. I had expected to be taken to a good seafood restaurant instead. Thus, I was a bit disappointed because we had to come back to Hanoi by 5p.m. Fortunately, when I finished my tasks, my old friend who lived in Hai Phong called me, offering to take me around the city. With him, I could enjoy the beauty of this city for a while, and taste the special local bread. I have to say that those 2 hours saved my trip or I would have been extremely disappointed.
- Keep an open mind: don’t have a fixed plan for anything, just let it go.
Ex: By keeping an open mind for everything, I see that life is much happier
- activation programs: activities conducted by Marketing team to push sale volume and attract more customer to the brand
Ex: There are often many activation programs during holidays.
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