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When you waited for a bus or a train

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 314 with Model Answer:

Describe a situation when you waited for a bus or a train.

You should say:
  • when it was
  • where you were
  • how long you waited
and explain how you felt about it.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:
A few weeks ago, I had to wait for a bus to reach my university, and it was a horrible experience for me. For this topic, I will describe the situation and my experience with it.

I had a class to attend at the university at 3:30 in the afternoon that day. So I left home at around 2:10 pm and walked to the bus stoppage which was a walking distance from my home. It usually takes 5 to 10 minutes for a bus to arrive and another 25 minutes or so to reach my university. But on that eventful day, nothing went according to plan! I waited for more than 35 minutes and not a single bus to any route arrived! I was waiting anxiously as I was getting late. I tried to get a sense of the situation but nobody could give any accurate reason for that unfavourable and unusual event.

I could see many worried passengers were also trying to understand what was really happening, and some of them were taking ride-sharing services like Uber instead of waiting for their bus to arrive. After waiting for around an hour, I also hauled a taxi and hoped to reach my university in time. Since the roads were empty, perhaps due to the fact that no public buses were on the roads, I reached my class just in time.

Later I heard that the bus owners’ association called for a sudden and unannounced strike as some of their demands were not fulfilled. So, they did not allow the buses to ply on the roads. But I felt angry because we, the ordinary citizens, knew nothing about it and suffered to a great extent for no apparent faults of ours!

The whole experience was so unfortunate and it gave me a bitter feeling. I was so sad to learn that ordinary people were the pawn for the bus owner's demands to be fulfilled and the local authority or law enforcing agencies did nothing about it, not even when the news went public. However, I was a bit relieved that I could join my classes and take the class test that was conducted by the teacher on that day.

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