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Describe An Important Journey That Was Delayed - IELTS Speaking Cue Card
Describe An Important Journey That Was Delayed – IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Describe An Important Journey That Was Delayed – IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Describe an important journey that was delayed.

You should say:

  • Why was it important?
  • What caused the delay?
  • What happened at the end?

Sample Answer

Well, I am a meticulous person. I like to schedule my day the night before, which helps me to manage time efficiently.  But sometimes, things don’t go as planned because of dense circumstances. A similar thing has happened to me recently, and here I would like to talk about an important journey that was delayed.

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About a year ago, this vital journey was when I was travelling to Gurgaon to attend my best friend’s wedding party. My best friend wanted me to arrive well ahead of the party schedule.

So I scheduled my journey and took a metro from Noida at 4 p.m. to reach the wedding party location 3 hours before the scheduled time. I was quite excited because I was incharge of hosting and assisting the guests at the party. Unfortunately, the metro stopped in between the tunnel. Everyone was astonished. I asked the co-passengers, but they were also clueless. After 1 hour, the metro driver announced that the engine of the metro had broken down and it was going to take a few more hours to get it repaired.

I was in a dilemma about what to do as my cell phone network was also not working in the tunnel. Finally, after waiting for 3 hours, the driver was able to fix the issue.

When I reached the venue, it was already 7 p.m, and the party had already started. But I reached out to my best friend and explained everything. Eventually, she understood, and I was happy that I could attend her wedding party and resume my duty of assisting the guests.

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Vocabulary

  • Meticulous:extremely careful
    Eg: When it comes to planning a family trip, my mother is meticulous.
  • Dense circumstances: difficult situations
    Eg:Living in a toxic environment creates several dense circumstances.
  • Dilemma: tough choice
    Eg: Whether to look for a job or pursue higher studies, this dilemma seems to be never-ending.
  • Extraordinarily: unusually
    Eg: His taste in products is extraordinarily upgraded.
  • Vital: necessary
    Eg: Vitamin D is vital for normal functioning of the body.
  • Astonished: to be surprised
    Eg: I was astonished that he could speak a non-native language so fluently.

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