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Ielts Speaking Model: An important occasion you were late - Part 2

Updated on June 15, 2013


Ielts Speaking Model: An important occasion you were late - Part 2

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below is a sample question and model answer for the topic ‘An important occasion you were late’

Describe an important occasion when you were late You should say

When this happened

What occasion you were late for

Why you were late

And explain what happened as a result of your lateness

I'm usually quite a punctual person but I was late for a very important job interview. It actually wasn't really my fault, there was a huge traffic jam because the interview was during peak hour and I was stuck in traffic for over an hour due to a car crash.

It was an interview for a part-time job for an office worker. When I got there the interviewer clearly wasn't happy and as you can guess I obviously didn't get the job – tried to explain it to him but I guess he didn’t believe me or didn’t care. After all, in this world it’s the results that people care about, no one cares about the process.

When I got home and told my mum about this she just smiled and told me it was ok and I could find a job at another place. It was not until 2 weeks after that did I find a job. It was quite a memorable experience.

From this experience it was clear to me how important being on time is and I haven't been late to anything again after this event.


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