Part-2 犯错经历 Mistake


IELTS Speaking Part 2-321: IELTS Cue Card with Model Answer.

Describe a mistake that you once made before.


You should say:

  • What this mistake is
  • When you made this mistake
  • What the result of this mistake was

And explain what you learned from this mistake.

[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

你有2分钟时间回答PART 2,在回答之前,你有1分钟的准备时间,准备时你可以写笔记。

Model Answer 1:

This topic reminds me of an embarrassing mistake that took place in middle school. To say I’m not great with directions would be an understatement. I was as lost as a baby in the woods, but thankfully, my neighbor Paul saved my bacon.

I went to the local botanical garden to see an exhibition that day. The exhibition was great, and I saw many precious species and learned a great deal. However, when I decided to go home, I found myself get lost in the vast garden and thick crowd. To make?this mistake worse, I lost my map with no cell phone at the early age. I tried to ask for others’ help, but I could not remember which exit I should go to.

Luckily, my neighbor Paul who also went to the exhibition that?day encountered me. It was a bit of a shock to run into my neighbor when I least expected to see him. I’m so grateful for his timely arrival because I don’t know how I would have found my way without him. Actually, he was ready to go home, too. So I followed him and finally found the right direction.

After chatting with him along the way back home, as an older brother, he told me that remembering the place name and landmark was the key to finding the right direction. Maybe I was so frightened that I almost forgot every detail on my original route. Several years have passed away, I am confident enough to say that I could never make such a stupid mistake again mainly because bringing along a 4G smartphone with GPS is much easier to get used to rather than carrying a traditional paper map.