Describe a mistake you have made

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a mistake you have made.

You should say:
What it is?
When you made it?
How you made it?
How you felt about it?

Note: 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.

Model Answer

Introduction :

Making a mistake is a part of our life. So, if we don’t make mistakes, we’d never learn new things. The important thing is that everyone makes mistakes. But some people handle it very wisely and learn something useful from it, on the other hand, some people get angry and spoil everything, so it depends upon a person how he or she manages it.

What it is?

So, according to my perception, mistakes are good but to some extent. Here I would like to talk about an error which I made.

How you made it?

Last year one of my friends arrange a party at Diwali festival for all my friends. I felt thrilled and excited because due to the busy schedule, my friends and I did not have time to meet each other, so it was the best time for all of us. My friend arranged a party at home with the help of his family, and he also requested all of us to reached on time for assistance. My house is located about the distance of one hour, so I arrived at his home first, he hands over the kitchen duty to me. My work was to check the food and complete the requirements of chefs. One of the chefs requested me to take care of the dessert, which he was preparing for fifteen minutes because he has to go out of the house for urgent work. I said yes and took over his seat for a few minutes but unfortunately, I forget about the dish because of playing the game on the phone, and the whole dessert burnt.

How you felt about it?

I got tensed what I did and now how I manage it because my all friends arrived at the home and the party was going to start. The chef came back after few minutes I apologized from him. I felt despondent because I spoil the whole dish. He was a lovely person, in spite to get angry he handled the situation very wisely and prepared another sweet meal I also helped him by arranging the ingredients from the market. So that was the time when I made a mistake.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “describe a mistake you have made”.

1. What can we learn from our mistakes?
We can learn many new things from our mistakes. Firstly, after making mistakes, we realize that not to repeat the same thing. Errors put pressure on a person’s mind, and he/she thinks more about new and better ways through which he could complete his work.

2. Do children make mistakes easily?
yes, they make mistakes quickly because they do not have any sense of how to manage things.

3. What should parents do if their children make mistakes?
Parents should guide their children if they make mistakes rather than punish them. They can teach their children how to manage things so that they could not repeat the same thing in the future but in a friendly way.

4. How do children benefit from using dictionaries?
Dictionary is very beneficial for children. They can learn new vocabulary from it. Due to digital dictionaries, they can quickly learn the pronunciation of the words through the internet.

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