IELTS Cue Card Sample 151 - Describe a situation that angered you the most

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.

Describe a situation that angered you the most.

You should say:

  • where and when it happened
  • what exactly made you angry
  • how you handled this situation

and explain how you felt and did then.


Model Answer 1:
I try not to get angry even if I have a very valid reason for it because I feel that getting angry doesn’t exactly solve our problems. But, I am only a human, and I also get mad and angry sometimes just like I did about a couple of years ago. Here is how the story goes:-

A couple of years ago, my younger sister had just finished building her new home, so she naturally wanted everything to be new in her newly-built home. Anyway, after buying pretty much all the items for her house, it was time for us to buy a nice looking and modern oven for her kitchen that had all kinds of features and options. But, unfortunately, we couldn’t find anything like her preference at the stores of our hometown. So, we decided to visit some other stores in a different city. Luckily, we got exactly what we were looking for from one of the stores there, so we told them to get one from their warehouse and pack it for us. But, after opening the oven box at home, we found out that the oven was little bigger in size than what we had ordered for, as it wouldn’t fit properly in the kitchen cabinet of my sister’s kitchen. Apparently, they made a mistake. So, I immediately called them about the mistake, but instead of trying to find a remedy for the situation, the manager told me that it was us who gave them the wrong size. Needless to say, the response from the manager made me really angry. Then I realized that if we didn’t get a proper size oven, we could simply get a larger and separate cabinet to fit it in.

Anyway, after feeling angry and exchanging harsh words with the manager, I felt that I shouldn’t have behaved like that because we didn’t care to check the size of our product ourselves either, after all, before bringing to home. I also called the manager back little later and politely requested him to check the order of their customers with a bit more care.


Sample Answer 2:
I do not usually get angry for small reasons and not one of the short-tempered persons who get angry easily for silly reasons. Yet I got very angry with my friends and I was so furious that I did not talk to them for some days. 

This occurred when I was in 7th semester at my university probably in the year 2010. I had a friend named Rummel who invited me and Stephen to visit his hometown after the term final. Three of us made our plan final and fixed the date for our journey. Since we were not in the same university, we stayed at different places in the city. 3 days before the scheduled date of our journey I called both of them from a local phone booth to be confirmed if the plan is still valid or not. They both told me they are looking forward to the visit and Rummel told me that he has already told his parents and relatives about our visit. 
I called my home that I will visit my friend’s hometown and that’s why my visit to them would be a bit delayed. They wished me a safe and pleasant journey.  I got my bags packed the night before our journey and as planned we would meet at the city station at 9.00 am. We planned to go there by train as we thought the train journey would be more enjoyable than the bus journey. 
In the morning of the due date, I wake up early and checked if I have packed all the right stuff or not. Then I picked a taxi and went to the station at 7.30 am. I looked for my friends and found they are yet to come. Rummel was supposed to buy the train tickets and I could not find anyone of them. I looked for them in every place of the station and to my dismay, they were nowhere to be found. In the meantime, I hear that the clock is ticking to announce that it is 10:00 am and I found 2/3 trains already departed. Initially, I was annoyed and when it was 11.30 am I got seriously frustrated and angry. I felt like a stupid and all of my anger started to grow up. I was so angry that I did not call my friends. I sat at the station for another 30 minutes to pacify my anger and then took a taxi to return home. 
They tried to call me to explain the reason they could not show up that morning and almost after 2 weeks they came to my room and explained that due to Stephen’s mother’s sudden and unexpected illness, he had to leave for his hometown that morning. They both thought that the other one has informed me about the cancellation of our tour. I told them that we are even now and I have no complaints about what happened that day.


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