Describe a time when you forgot something important IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a time when you forgot something important.

You should say
When it happened?
What you forgot?
What was the result of your forgetting?
Why it was important?

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 forgot something important IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

When it happened? 
Well, this is an interesting incident, and it happened to me very recently. I forgot something essential on January 14, which is the day of the Kite Flying festival in India. It is a very popular festival, especially among the youth. The festival is called Makar Sankranti in the local language. 

What you forgot? 
What I forgot was my sunglasses. It was very important for me to remember my sunglasses because it is the third most essential thing to have after the kite and the thread. It was obviously a sunny day, and I had to look up high in the sky to fly a kite. 

Why it was important?
One major reason why it was necessary to remember my glasses was that I had taken part in one kite flying competition on that day. On a normal day, I would have managed without it. However, because it was a competition, it was required for me to be vigilant and protect my kite and its string from other competitors. One more significant reason was that I suffer from migraines, and my head starts aching when I am into direct sunlight. 

What was the result of your forgetting?
What was the result of my forgetting? Initially, I was very angry with myself. There was no time to go back home and get my goggles because the competition had begun. So, what I did is I found a shade and managed to at least start flying my kite anyhow. As soon as my kite was up in the sky, I gave a call to my friend who was going to join me sometime. 

Conclusion: 
I requested him to come fast and get me an extra pair of glares along with him. He did come fast, and my problem was finally solved. But there were two consequences of my forgetting my sunglasses. One is that my head started to pain badly, and the other is that I did not enjoy the competition due to all the chaos. But yes, I learnt a lesson to prepare in advance so that I don’t miss important things in a hurry. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

  • I think there are many situations in my life where I have forgotten something. 

When did it happen? And What you forgot?

  • Today, I’d like to talk about an incident when I forgot my documents, and it led to an unnecessary delay in my passport application. 
  • I had recently applied for a new passport as my old one had got expired. 
  • The process of getting a new passport usually takes a month; it starts with filling an online application. After that, one has to visit the Passport office for document verification. Finally, we get the passport after police verification. 
  • I got the appointment within a few days of filling my application form, so I started to collect all my documents like birth certificate, mark sheets, and address proof. 

What was the result of your forgetting?

  • My appointment was scheduled for 9 in the morning, so I collated all my documents into a folder the night before the appointment.
  • While I was putting the documents together, my mother called me for dinner, and I forgot to include my birth certificate in the folder.
  • I did not realise it until the next day when the passport officer asked me about it. 
  • I started to panic, thinking I have lost my birth certificate. Then I called my mother at home and asked her to look for it inside my bedroom. 
  • She found it on my study table, and I got a sigh of relief.
  • I requested the officer if I could go back home and bring my birth certificate, but he did not give me permission and told me to schedule the appointment for another day and make sure I bring all the documents next time.
  • Finally, I reached home, but to my dismay, there was no appointment available for the next month, and I cursed myself for forgetting my birth certificate.

Why was it important?

  • I needed the passport urgently to book my IELTS exam, but because of this issue, I had to postpone my plans.

Conclusion:

  • I have finally received my passport now.
  • I have also learned an important lesson that I should never forget important things.

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Describe a time when you forgot something important IELTS cue card

Describe a time when you forgot something important IELTS cue card

When it happened? 
Well, this is an interesting incident, and it happened to me very recently. I forgot something essential on January 14, which is the day of the Kite Flying festival in India. It is a very popular festival, especially among the youth. The festival is called Makar Sankranti in the local language. 
What you forgot? 
What I forgot was my sunglasses. It was very important for me to remember my sunglasses because it is the third most essential thing to have after the kite and the thread. It was obviously a sunny day, and I had to look up high in the sky to fly a kite. 
Why it was important?
One major reason why it was necessary to remember my glasses was that I had taken part in one kite flying competition on that day. On a normal day, I would have managed without it. However, because it was a competition, it was required for me to be vigilant and protect my kite and its string from other competitors. One more significant reason was that I suffer from migraines, and my head starts aching when I am into direct sunlight. 

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