IELTS Cue Card Sample 87 Topic: A time when someone apologized to you
Describe a time when someone apologized to you
You should say:
- When it happened
- Why he/ she apologized to you
- How you felt
Sample Answer 1
Here is the sample for “A time when someone apologized to you” topic:
I believe all humans tend to make mistakes every now and then. Sometimes, they are intentional, and the other times, unintentional. However, most of the time, we regret our mistakes afterwards. Whenever I realise that I have committed a mistake, I apologise. Thus, I expect the same from others as well.
Just last month, my friend borrowed a dress for the day. She pretty well knows how possessive I was about my wardrobe. So, out of concern, I asked her to take good care of it.
And, she promised that she would wear it cautiously. However, when she called me the next day, she sounded low. Upon asking repeatedly, she told that somehow she dropped orange juice all over my dress and that she was unable to get rid of the stain. She was guilty of not taking care of the dress and apologised profusely for her negligence. She assured me that she would buy me another dress the next day from the same brand.
Though I felt sorry for her, I was extremely sad as one of my favourite dresses were ruined. Somewhere in my mind, I knew that she was genuinely regretting this incident. In any other situation, I would have lost my temper. However, it was only because of her sincere apology that I couldn’t stand mad for a long time.
The following day, she took me to the designer store and got me a new dress. She apologised again and assured me that she would be more vigilant in the future.
Sample Answer 2
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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 the 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 about 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.
Here are the vocabularies for “A time when someone apologized to you” with examples:
- Heavy traffic congestion: state of road being crowded of traffic.
Eg: If you go out on rush hours, you will have to suffer heavy traffic congestion.
- A long stream of: a continuous flow of something
Eg: A long stream of nonsense speeches makes me ill
- Suffer: experience something unpleasant or bad.
Eg: A lot of people in Africa have to suffer from poverty.
- For the sake of: for the benefit of
Eg: We should corporate for the sake of us.
- Have no choice but to V: the only thing anyone can do in certain situation.
Eg: After getting rejected from that company, I had no choice but to wait for another fortune.