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Talk about something you were disappointed about.

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 4:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Talk about something you were disappointed about.

You should say:

  • what it was about
  • when it happened
  • why it disappointed you

and explain how you felt about it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Sample Answer 1:
Thank you for this nice cue card topic. It reminds me of an unpleasant event that I am going to share with you.

A few months ago, my physics teacher refused my entry to the class in college. Unfortunately, I was late that day and we had a class test that carried 10 marks to the final term result. The teacher, Victor Douglas, did not allow me in his class though I tried to persuade him about the reasons for my delay.

I was late for around 15 minutes owing to a severe traffic congestion on the streets of Manaus, located in the north region of Brazil. I left home earlier but could not reach my college in time.

I was disappointed because I missed the class and could not take the class test. Mr Victor is very punctual and always maintain a rigid timetable. So it was natural that he denied my late entry to his class. I was not angry with him, rather I felt ashamed for being late. I had to spend the entire hour in our cafeteria and that made me depressed.

To be honest, it was a terrible experience. But I took it as a lesson and I am never late to attend my classes and exams.


Model Answer 2:
Well, this is an interesting topic to talk about and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to let me share my experience of an event when I was really disappointed.

It reminds me of the day when I missed a train and had to cancel a much-desired tour to Penang in Malaysia. I was supposed to catch the train that leaves from Kuala Lumpur’s KL Sentral Railway Station and arrive at Penang’s Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland, just 15 minutes away by ferry to George Town on Penang Island.

It was on a Friday in early January in 2018 and I left my home to reach the KL Sentral Railway Station that day as planned. My train schedule was at 8.30 in the morning and I left home before 6.00 am which should have given me enough time to reach the station considering the distance and usual traffic. However, I was utterly unfortunate that day. My taxi to the station malfunctioned at a deserted area on the route and I had to wait for 40 minutes or so to get another taxi. To add more woe, the road near the station was unusually congested due to an accident.

I was very anxious and looked at my watch every five minutes or so and the taxi driver was trying his best to reach the station fast. But all efforts and prayers went in vain as I reached the station when it was already 8.45 am. To my dismay, the train had already left!

I was speechless for about an hour and blamed myself for the misfortune. I was supposed to join two of my friends in Penang and have some great time together during our semester break. I said to myself “Now that, I have missed my train, I will have to wait another 8 hours to get another train to Penang or maybe I should discard the whole idea and return home”. At a time my disappointment grasped me and I became discouraged. I called my friends, who were already in Penang, from a pay phone at the station and despite their effort to persuade me to take the next train, I returned home with a broken heart.

persuade – राज़ी करना

rigid – कठोर

congested – अतिप्रजन का

anxious – चिंतित

grasped – समझा

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