IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Disappointment

Disappointment in life is a part of life and no one has ever been through life without having any disappointments. This time we are looking at a cue card where you need to talk about something that disappointed you.

Talk about something you were disappointed about.

You should say:

  • what it was about
  • when it happened
  • why it disappointed you

and explain how you felt about it.


We have shifted our roots to buying online rather than going offline with friends and buying things. For a long time I had been skeptical about buying things online, but after a few purchases, I once ordered a phone from Amazon. It was my first phone from my salary and I was very excited about it. The company did an amazing delivery and the phone reached to me before the expected time.

I had ordered a Motorola G4 and was expecting to be able to use it for better clicks and my writing. But, it seemed that the phone came with a bit flaw. It had heating issues and the phone used to hang up in every fifteen minutes. Frustrated and agitated I decided on returning the phone. I had bought the phone on 15 June 2015 and returned it on 18 June. My expectations were that the phone would be returned by 25 and then I will buy a new one for myself.

But, somehow it did not happen. I did return my phone but did not get any refund. Initially, I had asked for a cheque and it got delivered to my old address from wherein I could not pick it and the processing began again. It was only after 5th July that I could get my money and hence a phone.

It was truly a very irritating and more disappointing one because I had some plans with my phone and wanted to execute them, but because of phone and money problems, things got messed up.


Disappointments are a part of life and I have realized it by now. There have been many times when I have been disappointed because of various things. But, I think the biggest disappointment for me till date has been my failure of being not able to buy a Macintosh. I remember planning for a cheap laptop and maybe a DSLR to start off. But then my love for Macintosh pitched in and I started working for it.

I remember doing extra shifts for my laptop and working even on weekends and long weekends. It took me around 5 months of hard work after which I was able to save money for Macintosh. But, when the time arrived, it so happened that I could not get a major amount of money that I had saved for it and I lost hope. When that happened, I could no longer buy Macintosh for myself. I thought it is not a major thing, but with passing time I did realize that it was important for me.

The one thing that disappointed me the most was initially when searching for Macintosh in my city, I could not find them. However, after some time when the money was gone, there were a lot of places that displayed it. It was only after seven months after buying a DSLR that I was actually able to feel good.


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