Describe a time when you forgot something important – IELTS Cue Card Sample 114
Describe a time when you forgot something important
You should say:
- When it happened
- What you forgot
- What was the result of your forgetting and explain why it was important
My memory is like a sieve and has let me down many times. But there is one incident that happened when I was in school, which made me go crazy.
I always travelled on the school bus. It was exam time then. I was tense and nervous, even though I was thorough. I reached the bus stop was waiting for the bus to arrive. Since it was the Maths exam, I carried my geometry case and checked it over a hundred times. The bus arrived on time, and I found a seat near the window and rechecked if I had the geometry box with me. Soon, my friend came, and we were discussing questions. On reaching school, we got down and headed towards the exam hall.
I had totally forgotten about the geometry case. Only upon receiving the question paper, did I realise the need for it. I searched frantically, but in vain. I had left it on the bus.
I informed the teacher. She was annoyed but let me share the stationery with another student. I had to wait for the student to complete the questions that involved protractors and compasses and then take it from her. I lost quite a lot of time and in my hurry to finish, did not care for the correctness of the answer.
After this incident, I realised that forgetfulness is not a joke. Henceforth, I decided to be more careful.
- Incident: an individual occurrence or an event.
Eg: Although I was 4 years old, I clearly remember that incident which happened in 2004.
- Nervous: easily agitated or alarmed
Eg: When the police questioned him, he became nervous and didn’t answer anything.
- Recheck: an act of checking or verifying again
Eg: After completing the exam paper, I rechecked it.
- Headed: going in a particular direction
Eg: Pooja headed to the park.
- Realize: become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly.
Eg: Rose realized her mistake and asked for forgiveness.
- Frantically: in a hurried, excited, or disorganized manner
Eg: As I was late to the exam, I rushed to the exam hall, frantically.
- Annoyed: slightly angry or irritated
Eg: Since her best friend didn’t attend her birthday party, Rose was annoyed with her.
- Forgetfulness: lapse of memory.
Eg: forgetfulness is the inability to remember things.
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