IELTS Cue Card # Getting into trouble

IELTS Cue Card # Getting into trouble

Describe a time when you got into trouble, either at school or at home
Please say:

  • what it was
  • how you got into it
  • how you handled it
  • were you punished for it
  • and explain how you felt about it.

Sample Answer

I have always been a mischievous kid during my school years. I have always been in and out of trouble during the school years for one thing or another. At times trouble came looking for me rather than me looking for it but, I guess that’s the beauty of school life, no matter how good or bad it was it always brings a smile on my face when, I think about it. I remember during Diwali days, I was caught lighting fireworks in the school that, I planned to light in the school toilet and all my teachers and the principal weren’t quite pleased about it.
I got suspended from school for a long while and even my parents were summoned to the school. The fact that, I was supposed to appear for my board examinations that year made matters even worse. I was kept under the radar and every now and then teachers will come up and check on me. I even had to go to the principal’s office a few times and my bags were checked almost on a daily basis. I was even told that, I won’t be allowed to give my board examinations. On the other hand, I did become very popular in school so not all went in vain. I got a lot of attention from school mates and became quite a famous name in the school premises because of my actions.
The consequences of my actions were pretty bad as the aftermath was a mental torture of sorts. My parents grounded me for a long time and I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere nor speak to anyone after the school hours. My cell phone and bike were taken off me and even the tutor from coaching classes came home to teach me. On the school front regular bag checks and constant surveillance from teachers were part of day to day activities. I was even made to sit through extra exams for me to get my ID card for board exams so yeah it was some big trouble that I got into.

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