Describe an appointment that was put ahead of the schedule – IELTS Cue Card
Describe an appointment that was put ahead of the schedule
You should say:
- what type of appointment it was
- when it was
- why it was brought forward
- and explain how you felt about it
Here, I’d like to talk about a time when my appointment with the doctor was put ahead of schedule. Two years ago, I was suffering from an extreme toothache, so I visited the dentist. It was not an easy task to get an appointment with the dentist, Dr Jack, as he was one of the top dentists in the city. Many prominent people, including several industry professionals and celebrities, were his patients. So, making an appointment was a highly complex task. Despite my packed schedule in the office, I took some time off and consulted the dentist. After analysing my tooth infection, he suggested that I opt for a root canal treatment, and he scheduled the treatment at 2 pm after two days on Thursday. Thus, I informed my higher authorities at the office about my Doctor’s appointment in advance to avoid last-minute confusion, and I even cancelled the meetings with my junior associates. Lately, on Wednesday evening, I received a call from the dentist’s assistant who said that my root canal treatment was preponed to 10 am on Thursday instead of 2 pm. When I questioned the reason for rescheduling, the assistant told me that the dentist had to schedule an emergency surgery at 2 pm for a VIP patient on the same day. Initially, I felt disappointed as I had to inform my office authorities about the new appointment again and reschedule my work assignments. However, I felt relieved that my appointment was not cancelled.
- Meaning: experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant).
Eg: Rose couldn’t attend the classes as she was suffering from a fever.
- Meaning: an arrangement to meet someone at a particular time and place.
Eg: Keith scheduled an appointment with the beekeeper.
- Meaning: a partner or companion in business or at work.
Eg: One of the associates in the company was fired for fraudulent share deals.
- Meaning: change the time of (a planned event).
Eg: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government decided to reschedule the final examination.
- Meaning: no longer feeling distressed or anxious; reassured.
Eg: Rose was relieved when she found her dog alive.
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