Describe an accident you have seen or heard about – IELTS Cue Card
Describe an accident
You should say:
- where it occurred
- what harm it caused
- how you felt about the accident
- and explain how dangerous this accident was
Accidents are unwanted, and it sometimes causes severe damage to people who suffer from it. There was one such severe accident I witnessed a few months back while I was travelling by car from my office to home. The accident occurred when a bike collided with a car, and the bike rider died instantly. I was completely horrified by it.
It was approximately 5 p.m., and I was on my way home from my workplace as though it were any other working day. There were traffic jams on practically every road. I suddenly heard a number of people screaming across the road as I went on the flyover. Slowly, I made my way forward and noticed a huge crowd. I parked my car on the corner of the road out of curiosity to see why there were so many people gathered and screaming. I crossed the road and approached a man who was already there and asked why there were so many people there. He informed me that an accident occurred only 5 minutes ago. An SUV car driver was driving aggressively and, when he lost control of his speed, collided with a bike rider, who died on the spot. The car driver also attempted to flee the scene, but witnesses gathered and summoned the police and ambulance.
I was astonished when I learnt about the accident, and I’ll never forget seeing the motorbike rider’s corpse drenched in blood. I still can’t get that out of my head.
- Horrified (adj) – filled with horror; extremely shocked.
Eg: Diana was horrified by the size of the bill.
- Astonished (adj) – greatly surprised or amazed.
Eg: Sam was astonished when he saw the news.
- Drenched (verb) – wet thoroughly.
Eg: Hari is drenched in sweat.
- Collided (verb) – hit by accident when moving.
Eg: The bus collided with the truck.
- Summoned (verb) – ask to be present.
Eg: Jiya, after witnessing her father’s deteriorating health, summoned the doctor.
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