CUE CARD – Describe a time when you lost your way

Speaking -Part 2 (Cue Card)

Describe a time when you lost your way.


You should say:

    • When and where did it happen?
    • How did you feel when you were lost?
    • How did you find your way out?
Sample Answer 
With the aid of modern technology, getting anywhere is now pretty simple. However, they cannot always be trusted or depended upon, particularly with the introduction of Google Maps. I once went through a lot of trouble by relying solely on it. I decided to go to Rishikesh alone for the first time. My family and I have visited Rishikesh a few times, so I felt pretty confident that I wouldn’t run into any
problems. Before becoming lost between two roads, I had comfortably finished the first half of the distance. I used Google Maps to help me escape the situation, and it directed me to a mysterious location where I could not see anyone. I was quite terrified and regretted choosing to travel alone.
Fortunately, I came upon a police officer, who assisted me in getting out of the sticky situation. The cop was incredibly polite and generous, and he made sure to deliver me to my destination securely. On that day, I discovered two extremely important lessons: first, one should not always rely on technology, and second, one should be well informed on the routes being travelled.

Speaking -Part 3 (Follow up questions)
Here are some examples of follow up questions that examiner may ask during your speaking (part 3) related to cue card ‘Describe a time when you lost your way?’.

Q1. How do people feel when they are lost?

Well, it depends on person to person and how they handle the adverse situation. Generally, people feel confused if they are not well-versed in technology. They will have to depend on the people around them to reach their destination.

Q2. What kind of problems do old people have when they get lost?

Old people are not very sound in technology, unlike youngsters, so it becomes pretty confusing for them to use Google Maps. However, they can communicate with localities where they have got lost to get on the right track.

Word Meaning Example
Well-versed skilled in I am well-versed in arithmetic.
Sticky situation a difficult, awkward or sensitive situation How can we get out of this sticky situation?

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