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Cue Card # A boring meeting you had with other people

You should say:

  • When was it
  • Where was it
  • Why did you get bored
  • How you felt about it

Band 7 Sample Answer : A boring meeting you had with other people

I am a gregarious person and like to meet new people. I believe interacting with different individuals helps me to grow as a person and gives me a new perspective on several aspects of life. The best occasions to accomplish this are the social events such as family functions. I always look forward to invitations to these functions and it is very rare that I let go of these opportunities. Last week also I got an invite to the birthday party of my nephew.

I am always eager to attend such parties but unfortunately, this event did not turn out to be a joyful experience for me. The scheduled time for the party was 6 pm so it reached there by 6.15 pm and to my surprise, I was the first person to reach there, not even the hosts had yet arrived there. I called up my cousin and he said that they are on their way. Since I was alone till their arrival I was already bored and feeling a bit low.

Finally, the host and other guests started to arrive. I was hoping to see some familiar faces with whom I could interact and have some interesting conversation. The party started at 7 pm and celebrations included cake cutting and some performances from my nephew and his friends. Though I enjoyed their acts I was still feeling bored because most of the guests that had gathered at the party were unknown to me and I could not find a single person with whom I could talk. Actually majority of the guests comprised of my cousin’s office friend and the parents of my nephew’s friends.

He did invite few of our relatives and that was the primary reason I was looking forward to this event because I had not met some of them for quite a long time and it would have been the perfect opportunity to catch up. But our relatives could not attend the event because of some prior commitments they had. When my cousin informed me that our other relatives were not coming I immediately knew that the evening is going to be drag for me.

Though he tried his best to keep me entertained and occupied but he had other guests to attend to so I told him that he should focus on other guests and I would be fine. With nothing much to do and nobody to talk to I picked up my phone and started shooting videos of my nephew doing his kid stuff. And that was the only good thing that happened to me on that evening. Later I showed the videos to my cousin and he too enjoyed and thanked me because he missed all those small moments since he was busy entertaining the guests.

Band 7 Sample answer 2: A boring meeting you had with other people

 I remember when I was in high school there were some classes that I found to be boring. in particular, one class, which was grade 10 history, was a total drag.  Time just seemed to stand still while being there, and there were several reasons why it happened. The classroom setting was one thing that I didn’t appreciate at all. I was assigned to sit in the back corner of the classroom, and because of the room design I had only one person sitting next to me who I could only communicate with. However, this guy, whose name was Jim, was very introverted and uninteresting, so it was harder than normal to start up an interesting conversation with him. 

Somedays in that class, I recall that I may have never even said a word, which was quite different than my other classes. Another thing that made this situation so tedious was the dull teacher – Mr. Deeb. From what I remember, the content of the subject seemed somewhat interesting, but the way that he presented wasn’t. This teacher spoke so slowly and with a monotonous voice, so much so that I often spent my time daydreaming instead of concentrating. I don’t think I was alone with my boredom either. The students, on the whole, appeared to be disengaged, and unfortunately, Mr. Deeb didn’t make any in-class adjustments as he just 

kept to his some old boring script. It’s a shame that this all happened. Learning about history can be very interesting, but that year I lost motivation to study it, which made everything even harder. The teacher expected us to memorize a lot of important dates from history. To do well on tests, I really needed to push myself, but at times, I felt that studying was pointless. Fortunately,  now I find reading and watching documentaries about history to be pretty fascinating. But back in grade 10, I dreaded entering the door of that classroom, because I found it to be the most boring place in the world. Thank you. That’s all I have to say.

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