IELTS Speaking – Describe a time when you forgot something important

Describe a time when you forgot something important IELTS Speaking cue card sample

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Describe a time when you forgot something important

In this article, IELTS Game will add number 21 cue card sample  on the series of IELTS speaking exams part 2 with band 9.0 model answers that will help you in your IELTS preparation.

This cue card is related to “Time description” topic and asking you to Describe a time when you forgot something important.”

Another related IELTS Speaking sample cue card is to “Describe a time when you borrowed something, and asking some questions related to this topic.

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Describe a time when you forgot something important IELTS Speaking cue card sample
Describe a time when you forgot something important IELTS Speaking cue card sample

Describe a time when you forgot something important.

You should say:

  • – when it happened
  • – what you forgot
  • – who you were with
  • – what was the result of your forgetting
  • – and explain why it was important.

Describe a time when you borrowed something.

You should say:

  • – what you borrowed
  • – who you borrowed it from
  • – what you used it for (how it was useful to you)and explain why you borrowed it.

Band 9.0 Sample Answer Ideas.

• I think there are many situations in my life where I have forgotten something.

• Today, I’d like to talk about an incident when I forgot my documents and it led to an unnecessary delay in my passport application.

• I had recently applied for a new passport as my old one had got expired.

• The process of getting a new passport usually takes a month, it starts with filling an online application. After that one has to visit the Passport office for document verification. Finally, we get the passport after police verification.

• I got the appointment within few days of filling my application form, so I started to collect all my documents like birth certificate, mark sheets and address proof.

• My appointment was scheduled for 9 in the morning so I collated all my documents into a folder, night before the appointment.

• While I was putting the documents together my mother called me for dinner and I forgot to include my birth certificate in the folder.

• I did not realise it until the next day when the passport officer asked me about it.

• I started to panic thinking I have lost my birth certificate

• Then I called my mother at home and asked her to look for it inside my bedroom.

• She found it on my study table and I got a sigh of relief

• I requested the officer if I could go back home and bring my birth certificate but he did not give me the permission and told me to schedule the appointment for another day and make sure I bring all the documents next time.

• Finally, I reached home but to my dismay there was no appointment available for next one month and I cursed myself for forgetting my birth certificate

• I needed the passport urgently to book my IELTS exam, but because of this issue I had to postpone my plans.

• I have finally received my passport now.

• I have also learnt an important lesson that I should never forget important things.

Another Band 9.0 Sample Ideas.

Today I am going to share with you the time when I forgot something important/ I (once) borrowed something useful.

It happened a few months ago when I had to attend an important exam for my accounting qualification.

The test strictly required candidates to use black ball point pen to write the paper.

I was sure that morning when I left for the exam that I had put two pens in my backpack.

However, I was not sure of their ink colors. So by the time I reached the examination hall, I quickly opened my backpack to check.

1st topic

To my surprise, they were both blue pens. This could have resulted in my answer booklet being disqualified and I would have had to retake the exam.

Since the exam was held twice a year only, this mistake would not only have cost me valuable time but also a lot of money for the upcoming exams.

2nd topic

In panic, I looked around to see any familiar face to ask for help; however, I did not see anyone but the examiner. I took a deep breath and decided to ask him if he had a spare black pen that I could borrow.

Luckily, he did. He was willing to lend me one and did not forget to remind me about the regulation.

I was relieved and ready to sit my exam, thanks to a kind examiner.


disqualified: [verb] prevent somebody from doing something, because they have broken the regulations.

  • Example: The police stopped the man in his car. He had been drinking and driving and he was disqualified from driving for 3 years.

upcoming: [adjective] something which is upcoming is going to happen soon.

  • Example: Japan is preparing for the upcoming Olympic Games in 2020.

panic: [noun] a sudden feeling of fear.

  • Example: As the fire spread through the school, the students ran out in panic.

breath: [noun] an amount of air which enters your lungs at one time.

  • Example: He can count from 1 to 20 in one breath.

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