Describe an experience where you were late for an event
You should say:
When did this happen.
Why were you late.
What consequence have you caused.
How you felt afterwards.
IELTS Speaking Band 8 Sample
I am an organised person and tardiness is not my problem. But I’d be lying if I told you that I am never late.
As a matter of fact, there was a time that I wasn’t on time for the job interview. It was just a couple of months ago when I was in search of a new part-time job to gain experience in my career. There was a position in a company whose job description perfectly suited my needs and qualifications. I truly wanted to get the job. I completed an application form online right after I was informed there was a vacancy. To my surprise, just a day after that, they called me for an interview at 9 the next morning. I was exhilarated to hear the news and prepared everything carefully the night before the meeting. I chose what to wear, ironed the set of clothes to leave a good impression on the interviewer, I also put a notebook and a pen in my purse in case I had to take notes during the interview.
When everything was done, I set the alarm at 7am so that I wouldn’t rush having breakfast and headed to the firm. However, the problem was that I forgot to charge to phone and it ran out of battery during my sleep. Therefore, it didn’t go off the next morning. I overslept and woke up at 9am in frustration. I decided that I’d rather stay at home than appear as an irresponsible latecomer in the eye of others. I did wonder if I should ask them to postpone the interview, but I couldn’t think of a reasonable excuse, so I just let it go. The consequence was that I missed the chance to do the job that I desperately wanted. I felt ashamed of myself for making such a silly mistake, but I did learn from it. I am now much more careful when it comes to similar situations.
Từ vựng IELTS theo chủ đề
Tardiness: the quality or fact of being late; lateness.
Exhilarated: to feel very happy, animated, or elated.
Latecomer: Someone who arrives late.