IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card: Describe a situation when you did not have enough time.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card:

Describe a situation when you did not have enough time.

  • What was the situation?
  • When did it happen?
  • What were you trying to do?
  • How did you handle the situation?
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Sample Answer

We face tough situations many times in life where we have very less time to do any particular task. I have also come across many such incidents, mainly due to my habit of procrastination. Due to my ways of postponing things to the last possible hour, I have faced many issues when I landed in trouble. I would like to talk about an incident that occurred during my tenure as a content writer in my first job.

I used to get a fair amount of time to write articles and publish them, so I used to be at ease and confident at all times. One day my boss handed me an assignment consisting of ten articles that were to be submitted on the coming Monday, after a three day festival holiday.

Anyway, I accepted it and came back home and started working on it. Before the day ended, I had completed one article and suddenly my friend called me up to invite me for a trip to a nearby town. I agreed and postponed my work till Sunday after I returned from the trip. The outing was very enjoyable but while coming back we got late as our car broke down. However, I reached back home on Sunday evening with very less time left to complete the assignment.

I sat down without wasting any more time and started working on it. I was awake the whole night completing the work and I somehow managed to finish it in the early hours of Monday morning. It was a very close call and I cursed myself for postponing my work without any foresight. This incident led me to take a firm decision to never procrastinate my work ever again.

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