Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line

IELTS SPEAKING CUE CARD

Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line

IELTS CUE CARD

Describe a time when you had to wait in a long line.

You should say
When was it?
What was it about?
How long the queue/line was?
How you felt about waiting in this long queue or line?

Sample Answer

Introduction

  • Although many people do not like to wait in the queues, sometimes circumstances prompt them to do so.
  • I too hate to stand in a long line.

When was it? ,and What was it about?

  • But last year, I had to stand in a line for 5 hours.
  • Due to corona pandemic, the whole nation was in a state of lockdown.
  • People were not allowed to go out of their homes.
  • During that time, those who had a medical problem were living in dire straits.
  • After numerous requests from the general public, the state government permitted the general public to purchase medicines.
  • When I heard this news, I had a sigh of relief.
  • I immediately went to the nearby chemist shop.
  •  I thought that I would come back `to my residence in a few minutes after purchasing the medicine.

How long the queue/line was?

  • To my dismay, the queue at the medicine shop was too big.
  • I persisted and kept on standing in the line.
  • After six hours my turn came, I got the required medicine.

How you felt about waiting in this long queue or line?

  • At first sight, I thought of going back home, but my poor health did not allow me to go back.
  • The initial few hours were very irritating to me.
  • But later on, one gentleman started talking to me.
  • We had a healthy discussion for four hours.
  • While conversing with him, the time passed quickly, and in the end, I felt quite contended.
  • Because on the one hand I was able to get the medicine, and on the other hand I got a chance to meet a like-minded person.

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