IELTS Preparation

Describe an appointment that was put ahead of schedule

IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card 344 with Model Answer:

Describe an appointment that was put ahead of schedule.

You should say:

  • what this appointment was
  • when it happened
  • why it was brought forward

and explain how you felt about the appointment being rescheduled.

[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.]


Model Answer:

I had an appointment with a professor of Dortmund University in Dortmund, Germany. Actually, it was about taking his interview on his current research. And I had to take it before the scheduled for some reasons and managing everything was challenging for me. Somehow I managed this unmanageable event. This is a very good candidate task card and I will answer the remaining questions here.  

I took the interview last month though it was set to be held in the first quarter of the current month. I also planned to publish the interview on the science and tech page of the newspaper marking the 60th birthday of the professor. Amid thousands of business, I had to manage time to attend the interview with the professor of physics at his university. But if the interview took place at the scheduled time, I think it would be better for me to handle everything that I jeopardized for the rush.  

The schedule was brought ahead of time as the professor had to attend an international conference in Netherlands that will last for two weeks. And if he attends the conference, he would be unable to attend the interview. So, the professor brought the schedule ahead of the time and I went to meet him for the interview purpose.

It was a mess in my office. In fact, I am the in-charge of the Science and Tech page of this newspaper and have to remain busy round the day. Sometimes I need to overwork as well to manage everything. And when I went for the interview, I had to reschedule each and every task of the day. Some of the tasks were pending that I completed the next day. And I had to overwork for three consecutive days to bring everything in regular track.

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