Describe a useful thing that you once borrowed: IELTS Cue Card Sample 27
Describe a time when you forgot something important
You should say:
- when it happened
- what you forgot
- who you were with
- what was the result of your forgetting
- and explain why it was important
Describe a time you borrowed something that was useful to you/Describe a useful thing that you once borrowed
You should say:
- what you borrowed
- who you borrowed it from
- what you used it for (how it was useful to you)
- and explain why you borrowed it
Let’s see, a time when I forgot something important/ I (once) borrowed something useful. It happened a few months ago when I had to attend a crucial exam for my accounting qualification.
The test strictly required candidates to use black ball point pen to write the paper. I was sure that morning when I left for the exam that I had put two pens in my backpack. However, I was not sure of their ink colors. So by the time I reached the examination hall, I quickly opened my backpack to check. To my surprise, they were both blue pens.
This could have resulted in my answer booklet being disqualified and I would have had to re-take the exam. Since the exam was held twice a year only, this mistake would not only have cost me valuable time but also a lot of money for the upcoming exams.
In panic, I looked around to see any familiar face to ask for help; however, I did not see anyone but the examiner. I took a deep breath and decided to ask him if he had a spare black pen that I could borrow. Luckily, he did. He was willing to lend me one and did not forget to remind me about the regulation. I was relieved and ready to sit for my exam, thanks to a kind examiner.
- Disqualified: Prevent somebody from doing something, because they have broken the regulations.
Eg: The police stopped the man in his car. He had been drinking and driving and he was disqualified from driving for 3 years.
- Upcoming: Something which is upcoming is going to happen soon.
Eg: Brazil is preparing for the upcoming Olympic Games in 2016.
- Panic: A sudden feeling of fear.
Eg: As the fire spread through the school, the students ran out in panic.
- Breath: An amount of air that enters your lungs at one time.
Eg: He can count from 1 to 20 in one breath.
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