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Describe an event that angered you

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 467 with Model Answer:

Describe an event that angered you.

You should say:
  • what event it was
  • when it was
  • why you got so angry 
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 are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]


Model Answer:

No matter how hard we try, we can't control our emotions all the time. Though I like to consider myself a composed person, I am only human. So, a few months ago, I got furious when a shopkeeper violated my rights as a consumer. Thank you for this topic and the time, and I will share the experience with you.

I purchased a rice cooker from a moderately large electronic shop last June. It was manufactured and marketed by a famous electronics brand. It cost me over 180 dollars, and the shopowner specifically mentioned that it came with a 2-year replacement warranty. To be sure about the warranty, I asked him again and he replied that if my rice cooker malfunctions or does not work as expected, he would replace it with a new one.

Unfortunately, just three months after the purchase, when my rice cooker stopped working, and I returned to the store with expectations to get a replacement, the shop owner denied giving any warranty! He even started lying that he never promised a replacement warranty. That's when I got mad. When I failed to reason with him, I got furious with rage.

At that time, I felt like I should call my friends and give this rogue businessperson a lesson. Initially, I was calm, but when he accused me of lying instead of keeping his promises, I lost my temper. My voice raised significantly, and a few curious eyes were looking at me! Within 10 minutes or so, I left the store and promised myself never to go to this shop again, and also make a written complaint to the Consumer Rights Federation - which I did and got a replacement warranty and an "apology" from the storeowner after a couple of weeks later.

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