IELTS Cue Card Sample 87 Topic: A time when someone apologized to you - ielts cue card sample 87 - A time when someone apologized to you - ielts cue card sample 87 - A time when someone apologized to you

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:

Describe a time when someone apologized to you

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Why he/ she apologized to you
  • How you felt


Yesterday, I was driving to work. Admittedly, I was in a hurry because I was almost late for the meeting. Unfortunately, there was heavy traffic congestion due to an accident. There were a long stream of cars and bikes, which looked endless to me. I was rather stressful but at that time, I had no choice but to join the queue of vehicles and waiting.

When I was indulging in my distracting thoughts, a motorcycle hit me from behind in all of a sudden. I was so surprised and panicked that I immediately fell off my bike. There were some bruises and a minor elbow injury that I had to suffer after that. The rider seemed to be okay, but he quickly got off the bike to help me with my bike. He apologized as he was in a hurry, too. He offered to check the bike for me and pay for repair if necessary. However, there was not any damage to my bike so I refused his offer.

Honestly, at first, I was a bit angry with this accident. But the way he behaved showed me that he didn’t intend to cause me any trouble. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, but the way he faces it will define who he is and I really appreciate his personality.


  • Heavy traffic congestion: state of road being crowded of traffic.

Ex: If you go out on rush hours, you will have to suffer heavy traffic congestion.

  • A long stream of: a continuous flow of something

Ex: A long stream of nonsense speeches makes me ill

  • Suffer: experience something unpleasant or bad.

Ex: A lot of people in Africa have to suffer from poverty.

  • For the sake of: for the benefit of ….

Ex: We should corporate for the sake of us.

  • Have no choice but to V: the only thing anyone can do in certain situation.

Ex: After getting rejected from that company, I had no choice but to wait for another fortune.

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