本次题库为大家带来雅思口语Part2&Part3部分2018年1-4月新题之事件类话题：迟到的经历(Describe a time when
you were late for
Part2&Part3 新题部分—— 事件类：迟到的经历
Describe a time when you were late for something.
You should say:
When it was
At what time you arrived
Why you were late
And explain how you felt about it
Would you forgive those who are late?
What would you do if someone is late?
Why are some people always late?
Do you think it’s important to be a punctual person?
There was one time when I got really late for an important appointment and nearly missed it. Today, I am going to share with you about that incident.
Two months ago, I sighed up for an IELTS test. My speaking exam was scheduled on June, 13th, 9:00 in the morning. I was supposed to report at the test venue no later than 8:30 am.
Unfortunately, it rained heavily on Sunday evening, right before my test day, and the weather forecast predicted incessant rain for a few days. Considering the bad weather, I set an alarm for 6:00 am and went to bed early. Truth is, I was feeling quite nervous through the whole night and couldn’t sleep well. Despite all that, I managed to wake up on time next morning. After getting everything ready, I left my home to catch the bus. To my surprise, when I arrived at the bus station, no buses or any other commuters were in operation, all stranded due to the bad weather.
It was quite chaotic at the bus station then, since no one knew when the bus service would be back in operation again. And for me, things got even worse, because there were no other means of transportation to reach Peking University, my test venue, from the place where I live. It was 7:50 am and I was still trapped at the bus station. My anxiety was building.
Fortunately, one of the buses started to move at 8:00 am and I rushed onto it without hesitation. However, it took a lot of time, longer than usual, for the bus to take us to Peking University. Guess what, we encountered a head-on collision between a truck and a car on our way there, which caused heavy traffic jam. Yeah, you can see it was definitely not my way.
Finally, I reached the test center at 8:55 am. I explained the situation to the test manager and asked him to put my name back on the list. He was very understanding. Later, I was given the permission to take the test.
Now, whenever I think about this incident, my heart just couldn’t stop beating fast. I guess I’ll just have to be more careful in the future to avoid things like that.