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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 waited
  • 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:
I am a student of the University of Allahabad in India and graduating in Journalism. Recently, I had to wait for a bus to reach my university and that was a horrible experience for me. I will remember the event for long days. Thank you for the question and I will describe the event now.

It was last Monday when I had to attend a class at the university in the afternoon. In fact, it was a weird timing for me. It is difficult for me to get out in the afternoon. Besides, the sun is bright at that time which is another issue for me. I like to stay at home at this time of the day but had to set out my journey to university without finding no other ways as the class was very important. I had also to wait for the bus to arrive at the stoppage. I waited for over one hour at the bus stoppage and finally reached the university.

The bus station is adjacent to my residence. Actually, the bus stoppage was a five-minute walk from my home. But the conditions of the bus station were unsatisfactory. The lack of seating arrangement and sheds on top were the most troublesome issue about the bus station. So, I had to wait under the bright sun. Besides, it is also difficult for a young woman like me to wait in an open space. A wide number of vehicular movement made it intolerable to wait beside a busy road. But there were no other ways. There was a crowd of people and everyone was waiting for the bus. In fact, the number of buses was reduced on that day for a strike of the bus owners’ association on some demands. So, they did not allow the buses to ply on the roads. The sufferings of the ordinary people were really unbearable.

I waited for over one hour for the bus ride. Usually, there are lots of buses available in the city but when there are such strikes, the number of buses and other public transports get reduced. At that moment, the ordinary people have to suffer and struggle a lot to reach their destinations. When I went at the bust stoppage, there were only a few people waiting for the bus to arrive. But with the passing of time, there was a moderate crowd of people. But unfortunately, the people turned impatient. And when a bus arrived, everyone rushed to ride and I missed the chance that time. It was impossible for me to ride the bus by pushing the crowd. So, I waited. The next bus arrived about 45 minutes later. It was unmanageable for me to get on the bus that time too. But I asked everyone to follow the queue so that everyone could get a seat on the bus.

I was fed up with the experience. Everyone wanted to get on the bus by pushing others away. Besides, some of the waiting passengers started quarrelling over the issue. So, the situations were hot. As a female, it was not possible for me to join with the quarrel and I waited calmly but got irritated with the surrounding events. Finally, when I board the bus, I experienced another situation. There were no empty seats and even the seats reserved for females were filled up. So, I had to make a standing journey. I will not forget the event too soon.

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