IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a situation that made you a little angry.
You should say:
• where you were when this happened
• what you were doing at the time
• who you were with
and explain how you handled this situation or and explain why you felt angry.
Today, I would like to share with you a situation that made me a little angry. Two months ago when I did some online shopping for a jacket on the internet, I had the worst online shopping experience ever, which made me so annoyed.
I was surfing the internet to browse the options, looking for a warm casual jacket to get me through the colder weather that will soon be upon us. I stumbled upon one that was exactly what I wanted, so I left a comment to catch the seller’s attention. I decided to order and pay for it and asked for it to be delivered to my house as soon as possible. She promised me that it would arrive within 2 days.
However, after 2 days I had received nothing. I found myself being cheated and it really made my blood boil. I tried my best to reach her to ask about the jacket which I had paid for, but there was never any answer at all when I tried to contact her. That’s when it dawned on me that she had lied to me and the whole thing was a scam. My anger grew and I felt frustrated and confused at that time, because I could not do anything about it. So, I learned the hard way that it was so risky to buy products online. I should not have done it. In future, if I come across something on the internet that I would really like, I will head for a store to check it out carefully before making a purchase decision.
– surf: [verb] use [the internet].
Example: I am surfing the internet for information about the new James Bond film.
– browse: [verb] look at a lot of things, hoping to find something that you like.
Example: I sometimes go to my local bookstore to browse through the fiction section.
– casual: [adjective] comfortable and informal clothes.
Example: In my spare time, when I don’t have to go to work, I prefer to wear casual clothes.
– get me through: [expression] help me to cope with a situation successfully.
Example: When I can’t sleep, I sometimes watch TV to help get me through the night.
– stumble upon: [phrasal verb] discover something/someone unexpectedly.
Example: While I was browsing through some websites, I stumbled upon the information that I needed for my essay.
– cheat: [verb] trick someone or make them believe something which is not true.
Example: Many people felt cheated when the government failed to build more schools, as it had promised to do.
– made my blood boil: [expression] cause someone to be angry.
Example: When my laptop was stolen, it made my blood boil and I needed a few minutes to calm down.
– dawn on: [phrasal verb] realize something for the first time.
Example: When I entered the airport, it dawned on me that I had forgotten my passport.
– scam: [noun] a clever and dishonest plan for making money.
Example: The offer of a free holiday was false. It was simply a scam to encourage people to buy tickets from the airline.
– learned the hard way: [expression] learn from a bad experience, rather than being taught.
Example: After I had an accident on my bike, I learned the hard way that I should always wear a protective helmet.
– risky: [adjective] involving the possibility of something bad happening.
Example: Working on a construction site is a risky job – you always have to be careful.
– head for: [phrasal verb] go towards, go to find something.
Example: While my wife went looking for a new coat to buy, I headed for the nearest coffee shop!