Describe a time when you felt bored IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you felt bored.

You should say
When it was?
Who you were with?
What you were doing?
Why you felt bored?

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 Answers and follow up questions to Describe a time when you felt bored with IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

Introduction: 
Well, honestly speaking, I am the kind of person who enjoys his own company and does not easily get bored. 

When it was? and Who you were with?
However, lately, I was caught in a situation when I was bored to death. Actually, it was the time when I was in the beautiful city Chandigarh with my friends for a weekend trip. 

What you were doing?
Though, they had been there few times, but, it was my first time in Chandigarh, and I was super excited to visit some of the worth seeing places of this city, especially the Rock garden, Rose garden and Sukhna lake. We reached Chandigarh late night and we checked-in the hotel, and after having a sound sleep, the next morning we were all set to go for sightseeing. 

Unfortunately, somehow my friends got to know that there is a match between India and Australia today in the stadium. Since they follow cricket fanatically. So, immediately they changed the plan to go to stadium ins of sightseeing. As I really do not like the game, I tried to convince them we better go for sightseeing but all in vain. 

Why you felt bored?
Eventually, I had to accompany my friends, and now I was in the stadium with my friends. I must say that cricket is very long and boring game with hundreds of rules that nobody can easily follow and understand. Though my friends were shouting and hooting with enthusiasm but, I was quiet and bor I had nothing to do at all, to kill the time I decided to use my mobile.

But there was a network issue, and in no time my mobile battery got flat as well. Anyway, I was so bored that I decided to take a nap for sometime when I got up the game was still on. Now I walked out of stands for a walk and to have some food in the food courts. 

Conclusion: 
Finally, the disaster was over, and the match got finished at 5 pm. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • There have been many times when I have felt bored, but today I would like to talk about one such day which was dull.

When it was?

  • It was during the summer of 2019.
  • My college exams had just gotten over, and I was completely free.
  • Since it was really hot outside, I couldn’t go out much and was getting bored sitting at home.

Who you were with?

  • One day, one of my friends called me and told me about a new Bollywood movie that was going to release the next day.
  • The name of the movie was Student of the Year 2.

What you were doing?

  • I immediately saw the movie trailer on youtube and asked my friend to book the tickets.
  • The movie was about a group of college students who get into a competition.
  • I thought it was going to be a comedy movie and we would have a good time.

Why you felt bored?

  • But as soon as the movie started, we started cursing our luck.
  • It was one of the worst movies of the year.
  • The movie’s plot was utterly predictable, and there was no laughter in the scenes at all.
  • Even the performance of the actors was below average.
  • It felt like someone was torturing us.
  • As soon as the first half got over, I asked my friend to leave the movie and go do something else.
  • But he thought that probably the second half of the movie would be more interesting, and I listened to his advice and stayed back.
  • Unfortunately, the second half was even worse than the first one.
  • The jokes were not funny, and the script of the movie was terrible.

Conclusion:

  • Somehow I convinced my friend to leave before the movie ended.
  • It was one of the most boring experiences of my life.

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 time when you felt bored”.

Q1. When do people feel bored?
Most of the time, people feel bored when there is no change in their routine and repeatedly do the same thing. Boredom happens due to monotony in life. Sometimes, it may also depend on an individual’s mood or if a person does not find interest in the things he/she is doing.

Q2. What can people do when they feel bored?
People can do many things when they are bored. They can watch a good movie, listen to some excellent music or go for a walk. They can also talk to their loved ones or maybe play a game with them. Basically, they should try to do something different than usual.

Q3. Do people get bored with daily routines?
Definitely, yes, I think it is the leading cause for boredom. There are numerous examples of when people get bored because of daily routines. For instance, I cannot eat homecooked food for more than five days in a row; it makes me feel that life is dull and there is no fun. Similarly, the weekend brings a nice change from the boring monotony of weekdays.

Q4. Is it easier for younger people to feel bored than for the old?
I believe so; it could be since older people are more experienced and patient as compared to young ones. They have seen most of the things in life, so they do not have high expectations, whereas the young ones, especially today’s generation, always look for something to feed their minds. They easily become bored if they do not get something new.

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Describe a time when you felt bored IELTS cue card

Describe a time when you felt bored IELTS cue card

Introduction: 
Well, honestly speaking, I am the kind of person who enjoys his own company and does not easily get bored. 
When it was? and Who you were with?
However, lately, I was caught in a situation when I was bored to death. Actually, it was the time when I was in the beautiful city Chandigarh with my friends for a weekend trip. 
What you were doing?
Though, they had been there few times, but, it was my first time in Chandigarh, and I was super excited to visit some of the worth seeing places of this city, especially the Rock garden, Rose garden and Sukhna lake. We reached Chandigarh late night and we checked-in the hotel, and after having a sound sleep, the next morning we were all set to go for sightseeing. 
Unfortunately, somehow my friends got to know that there is a match between India and Australia today in the stadium. Since they follow cricket fanatically. So, immediately they changed the plan to go to stadium ins of sightseeing. As I really do not like the game, I tried to convince them we better go for sightseeing but all in vain. 

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