Describe A Time The Vehicle You Were Travelling in Broke Down: IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample Answer
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The IELTS Speaking Module is designed to assess your English Language Speaking Skills. To ensure a good score in the IELTS Speaking Module, you must study and practice the common Speaking Question types. Below is a sample Speaking Module with responses. By studying the sample answers, you can have a reference to begin drafting your own Speaking section answers.
Describe an occasion when the vehicle you were travelling in broke down/ Describe a time when your vehicle broke down
You should say
- where you were going
- who you were with
- how long it took to fix the vehicle
- and explain how you felt about it
Sample Answer 1
I still remember that fateful day when our car broke down on the highway as my parents and I were travelling to my grandparents’ house before Diwali.
As my father didn’t get leave for Diwali, we had to travel at night. After we left the city, it gradually became dark and devoid of people. The roads were filled with a few cars and lots of trucks. Everything was good as I was excited to visit my grandparents after such a long time, meet my cousins and burst crackers. Just as we were on the outskirts of our village, my father felt something was wrong with the car and slowed down. As if Lady Luck was plotting against us, the car stopped completely. The worst part was when we were hit by a tractor, even though we were at the side of the road. Fortunately, we were wearing seat belts inside our car and so the airbags burst open. When the shock gradually subsided, we heard truck drivers gathering around us.
It was found out that the tractor driver was intoxicated and did not see our indicator. Although we were unharmed, the car had severe damage on the backside. One of the truck drivers gave my father the contact details of a tow truck driver. Eventually, after waiting for two hours, one of my uncles reached to take us home and they towed the car behind us.
Everyone was anxiously waiting for us. Our grandparents were informed as they would be distraught. Gradually we settled down and as no one was harmed, we ended up participating in the festivities as we had planned. Now, when I think about that night, dreadful questions flood my mind and send chills down my spine. But as it is said, ‘All’s well that ends well’, it became an adventurous experience that I would never like to have again in my life.
Sample Answer 2
This actually happened the last time I took the IELTS test. It was scheduled for 8 in the morning so naturally I had to get up at 6. It was still dark outside, when I got out of the house.
The test was going to take place at a hotel, which is only 20 minutes from my home. So actually if everything had gone according to plan, I’d have had an hour or so to relax or revise. But unfortunately, it didn’t.
After riding for about 5 minutes, my bike started to make weird noises, then the whole engine began shaking violently. I hurriedly shut the engine, getting off the bike to examine it. But I was no mechanic. And as I suspected, the engine wouldn’t start again.
So I had to drag it along the street, looking for a repair shop. Luckily it didn’t take me long to find one, and the repairman only needed 10 minutes to fix my bike. It wasn’t a happy experience but at least I wasn’t late for the test.
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