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Describe a time when you forgot something important – IELTS Cue Card Sample 114

Describe a time when you forgot something important – IELTS Cue Card Sample 114

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:

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

Answer

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.

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