Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Cue-card: Describe an important journey that was delayed, sample answer

Describe an important journey that was delayed.


  • Why was it important?
  • What caused the delay?
  • What happened at the end?
  • Describe what caused the delay


Well, I am a travelling enthusiast. I have had made many trips in my life and mostly they finished according to my schedule. But some of our journeys get delayed in dense circumstances. Similar happened to me recently, and here I would like to talk about that journey.

Actually, last month I applied for a passport and I chose an appointment for passport verification at Amritsar because my city doesn't have any passport verification Center. My authorization was on the next day after the application. So it was very vital for me to reach at the provided time.


So I scheduled the journey and took the bus at 5 a.m. my brother accompanied me. Everything was getting on the right but after travelling some distance, our bus began producing honking sound and immediately stopped. Everyone on the bus was astonished. We asked the bus conductor and he explained that the bus engine had broken down

I was confused about what to do, we abandoned the bus and started searching for another vehicle. The driver of our bus was struggling to start the bus and finally, after waiting for 1 hour the driver was succeeded and the bus was started working. 

We reached Amritsar bus station at 11 am. But my appointment was at 10.30 am. I was frustrated and confused, then my brother suggested me to visit the passport Center. We did the same and explained all to the manager. He recommended us to wait for some time and after half an hour my verification process was initiated and it took me 3 hours at the passport centre. Finally, all the process finished and I was delighted.

Overall, that was one of my essential journeys that were hindered by an unexpected incident.



Sample answer 2 by kb ielts for describing an important journey that was delayed


I personally believe that everyone should spare time to EXPLORE different places.  Even my family loves to do so. Once a year, we all make a plan to visit new places. This year we planned to visit all RENOWNED Sikh religious places if Punjab. We all were really DELIGHTED to visit there. We decided to cover the distance by car. This was in the month of July and it was a really important journey for us because we all family members usually remain busy in our work most of the time. Only in the month of July,  everyone gets some free time to enjoy properly with family members.  

Moreover, at the end of July,  my brother was moving to abroad for higher studies. We didn't want to miss the opportunity to spend that precious time together because my brother would be away for at least three years. The journey started at CRACK OF DAWN.  We decided to visit "Sri Anandpur Sahib" at first.  Suddenly,  our car stopped working 7km away from our destination.  Even though my father has proper knowledge about how to handle a car break down, that day it was really hard for him to find the problem. At last, he googled about nearby mechanics and luckily there was a repair shop STONE'S THROW AWAY from that place. Still, it took 1 hour to solve the issue. Just after 3 km from there, we got to know that there was work under construction and we had to travel by alternative path. That means spending an extra 3 hours to reach our destination which was not a good idea. My brother really wanted to take blessing from "Gurudwara Sahib" before moving abroad. 


Besides this, my grandfather wanted to take us there so that we keep connected with our roots. If we continued the journey,  it would have been really tiring for my father to drive. However,  we decided to visit only one Sikh religious place that day. Everyone agreed with this decision.  As we reached really late in the evening, we decided to stay there for a night.  Still, we all were happy that we enjoyed that day even after our journey delayed.

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